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6 Kangaroos Hop Animals/Pets ........................................................................17, 84, 97, 98
Architecture..........................................................1, 2, 13, 25–27, 32, 261
Art..........................................................14–19, 23, 24, 26, 232, 260, 261
Audio ..................................................................................................122
Autobiography/Biography....................24, 26, 29, 35, 62, 67, 94, 99–105,
110–113, 119, 121, 125, 133–135, 138, 190, 191, 198, 199, 202,
204–207, 214–219, 227, 228, 232, 233, 240, 241, 243, 244
Blank Books/Journals ..........................................................................260
Body/Mind/Spirit ............................................................................63–66
24 The Owl and Business/Economics ....................................................................119–121
the Pussycat Classics ................................................................122–131, 135, 137, 139
Cooking/Food Writing ..........................................................5, 35–57, 80
Crafts ............................................................................9, 10, 20–23, 116
Design........................................................................................8–11, 261
Education ..............................................................................................73
Family & Relationships......................................63, 76, 78, 79, 85, 86, 91
Fashion/Beauty ....................................................................................3–9
Fiction ..................................................122–131, 137, 139–189, 191–193
Film/Television/Theater ..........................................99–109, 114–116, 122
Folklore/Mythology ............................................................................109
40 Bible Detective
Games..................................................................................119, 193–197
Graphic Novels............................................................................191, 192
Health & Fitness ..........................................................32, 41, 69–75, 119
History ............................12, 27–30, 57, 60, 95, 109, 118, 200, 211, 212,
217–220, 223–231, 233–241, 245–248
Home ..................................................................................10, 11, 28, 30
Horses ..................................................................................................97
Humor ..............28, 79, 81–83, 85–96, 136, 198, 200, 204, 213, 219, 222
Jewish Studies......................................................................................240
70 My Cool Classic Car Language/Linguistics ....................................................................92, 118
Law ....................................................................................................117
Literary Collections......................................130, 135, 136, 138, 242, 245
Literary Criticism ........................122, 124, 133, 134, 136, 138, 190, 191
Military........................................................221, 222, 227, 229–242, 260
Music ..........................................................................................110–114
Mystery................................................................138–143, 145–159, 161
Nature ..............................................................................17, 64, 96, 124
120 Holy Franchise,
Philosophy ....................................................................................67, 119
Batman! Photography ..................................1–3, 7, 13, 16, 17, 25, 27, 87, 97, 249
Poetry ............................................................................84, 125, 130, 132
Political Science ..............................................................83, 99, 119, 213
Psychology ............................................................................................68
Reference ............................61, 75, 77, 78, 80–83, 92, 138, 219, 250–259
Religion ..........................................................................................58–62
Science ................................................................................59, 60, 63, 96
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror ....................................160–161, 183–191
Seasonal ................................................................................................56
179 Parisians’ Paris Self-Help ....................................................28, 65, 67–69, 71, 77, 78, 119
Social Science ..................................................................30, 95, 125, 242
Sports ..............................................................................84, 97, 198–210
Transportation ......................................................................12, 220–225
Travel ................................................................34, 87, 88, 195, 243–259
True Crime ..................................................................................211–215
Weddings ..............................................................................................76
Women’s Studies..................................................................................242
Writing ........................................................................................117, 119
“Beautifully illustrated in aged black-and-white photos and burnished with charming prose based
on many years of research.” —Library Journal on Lost New York
“The pictures alone are worth the price of admission.” —Publishers Weekly on Lost New York
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Lost Chicago
John Paulett and Judy Floodstrand
Famous landmarks, much-loved restaurants, sports stadia, movie palaces that
really were palaces, pleasure gardens, and lake steamers—all make up lost Chicago
Some of Chicago’s greatest architectural losses are represented here in this tribute
to a bygone city of Chicago—the Stock Exchange Building; Midway Gardens; the
Marshall Field Wholesale Store; and buildings from the 1893 Columbian Exposi-
tion, the World’s Fair that showed Chicago had bounced back from its ruinous fire
of 1871. It also pays homage to the meat-packing industry, railcar construction, and
mail-order business—industries that once drove the Chicago economy but have since
moved on. Listed by date of loss, this collection traces a nostalgic path from the time
it was known both as the Windy City and Porkopolis, and presents an astonishing
range of vanished Chicago from the lakeshore mansions of the rich and famous, to
communities built up by the city's immigrant workforce.
John Paulett is the author of Forgotten Chicago and Printers Row, Chicago. He lives and teaches in Oak Park, Illinois.
Judy Floodstrand is a freelance writer and public relations director of the Scitech Science Museum in Aurora, Illinois.
Born and raised in Chicago, she lives in Hinsdale, Illinois.

Lost Washington, DC
Paul K. Williams
A nostalgic look at the important buildings lost in the capital city, following the
changing transport of the city from horse-drawn streetcars to electric trolleys and
steam trains crossing Maryland Avenue
Sites represented here include Hoover Airport, the Washington Arsenal, Fox Theater,
Center Market, Matthew Brady’s studio, the Old Navy Building, the Ebbit House Hotel,
and General Noble Redwood Treehouse which stood on the Mall from 1894 to 1932.
Lost buildings include the Washington Arsenal and Washington Penitentiary where the
Lincoln conspirators were hanged and the distinctive Center Market building which
was razed along with Arcade, Liberty, and Dutch Markets. Other sites include com-
merce on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Baltimore and Portomac Railroad Station,
faux castles such as Henderson’s and Stewart’s, the Corcoran School of Art, and many
Victorian vistas of Washington from the top of the Capitol and Washington Monument.
Paul K. Williams has an educational background in historic preservation and architecture. He maintains a daily blog on
Washington, DC history called the House History Man. He lives in Washington, DC.
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Packaged in a smaller format than previous titles in the Then and Now series, the text on these editions has been stripped
back to small captions to allow the amazing collection of past and present photos to speak for themselves, and show
how much and how little has changed over 150 years—from the dawn of photography up through the 1960s and 1970s.
Each: Photography/Architecture • 400 pp • 6 x 4.5 • 175 Color Photos • 175 B/W Photos
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California: Then and Now

People and Places
Dennis Evanovsky
Featuring 150 match-ups, this newest addition to the Then and Now se-
ries offers classic archive images of the Golden State—from San Fran-
cisco to San Diego
With images from all over California, this collection has a strong empha-
sis on the tourist locations of the state, with large sections reserved for vin-
tage photos of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Malibu, Long Beach,
and San Diego. The hippie enclaves of Haight-Ashbury are featured in glo-
rious Ektachrome, as are the early rides of Disneyland at Anaheim. There
are match-ups for the most famous sign in the world in Hollywood, plus
forays into Gold Country and Death Valley.
Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the
Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper across the
bay from San Francisco. He is the coauthor
of Lost San Francisco and San Francisco Then
and Now.

New York: Then and Now

People and Places
Marcia Reiss
Features incredible images from New York City and ventures into upstate
New York
Including New York City’s favorite tourist locations—Brooklyn Bridge, Em-
pire State, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park, which make up more
than two-thirds of the book—this collection also features excursions to the
Catskills and Adirondacks; “Mark Twain country,” the Finger Lakes, Long Is-
land and the Montauk lighthouse, and Niagara Falls.
Marcia Reiss is the author of Architectural Details, Brooklyn Then and Now,
Central Park Then and Now, Lost New York, Manhattan in Photographs, and
a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn His-
torical Society. She is former policy director of
the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks,
and former public affairs director for the New
York City Department of Ports and Trade. She
also taught at Columbia University and Hunter
College and was a reporter for the Brooklyn
Phoenix. A former resident of Brooklyn and
Manhattan, she lives in upstate New York.

Steampunk Fashion
Samuel Ratcliffe
Cutting-edge designs from 30 of the top fashion studios working in steampunk
The global movement that is steampunk has taken the worlds of art, sculpture,
jewelry, and now fashion by storm. The designers in this collection represent the
most innovative steampunk designers working today, and they come from Los
Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris,
Mosow, Rio, and more. Their offerings range from stunning haute couture to re-
markable club looks and punky streetwear. Fantastic images of heavenly and as-
tounding creations are at the core of this book, but it also features detailed
biographies of the studios, their sources of inspiration, and their views on the
movement. This is an essential resource for all fashion students and everyone
on the scene, or for those simply looking for inspiration on how to dress.
Samuel Ratcliffe is a fashion journalist, gallery curator, designer, and illustra-
tor. After working at 291 Gallery, Kemistry, and for International Art Consult-
ants, he opened Achromat Gallery in Brighton in 2009, which acted as a a nexus
for visual artists and fashion designers from Brighton's counter-culture scenes
to exhibit and exchange ideas. He studied Visual Studies at the Norwich School
of Art, and German Philosophy at Sussex University.
Fashion & Appearance • 160 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 200 Color Photos
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Designers include: Tom Banwell (Penn Valley, California),
Robert Dancik (Oxford, Connecticut), DAS-Owl (San Fran-
cisco), Dr. Brassy (San Luis Obispo, California), Hawkins
Crafts, Friston S. Ho'okano (Waipahu, Hawaii), Hopscotch
(North East, Pennsylvania), Impero, J-Chan's Designs (Denver,
Colorado), KMK Designs (St. Paul, Minnesota), Legendary
Costume Works (San Luis Obispo, California), Lilly's Workshop
(Las Vegas), Alex London (New York City), Lovechild Boudoir,
O'Lear Studios (Reno, Nevada), Octopus ME (San Francisco),
Order and Abandon (Seattle), Purpuratum, Romantic Threads
(Long Beach, California), Skingraft (Los Angeles), Skinz N
Hydez (Nanaimo, British Columbia), Steampunk Couture,
Steampunk Overlord, and Thin Gypsy Chief (Victoria, British
Columbia), and Victorian Gothic Steampunk
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Style Me Vintage: The Complete Guide
to Creating a Retro Look
Hair, Make-up, Clothes
Naomi Thompson, Katie Reynolds, and Belinda Hay
The three retro-gorgeous tomes in the Style Me Vintage
series, covering clothes, hair, and makeup, are brought together
in one glam package

“Fun, informative, and beautifully designed, this is an

inspiring introduction to classic hairstyles.”—Library
Journal Xpress Reviews on Style Me Vintage: Hair
For anyone who has ever wanted to introduce vintage into their per-
sonal style but felt unsure where to start, this resource is filled with
tips on how to create the complete and authentic look. It provides
everything fashionistas need to know about all things vintage, so
whether one is looking to completely overhaul a look, go for total
vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage elements into the
day-to-day look, this book explains how. Combining step-by-step hair
and make-up styling techniques with a guide to sourcing vintage cloth-
ing from the 1920s to the 1980s, the book’s detailed photographs
and expert insight from its three authors provides readers with the
knowledge needed to determine an individual style. It also offers tips
on how to make retro styles work with modern accessories, making it essential reading for every girl who likes to dress up.
Naomi Thompson is a stylist, vintage expert, and vintage personal shopper who runs acclaimed website vintagesecret.com. She
has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Sunday Times Style, the Telegraph, Vogue, and the Guardian’s “What’s Hot” list; has written for
Queens of Vintage magazine and the Vintage Guide to London; and works closely with BBC Homes and Antiques magazine.
Katie Reynolds has been a hair and makeup artist for more than 12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials, and fashion
with a celebrity client list. She founded the Powderpuff Girls in 2005, a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pam-
pering service for events and parties and also work at the Powder Rooms, vintage-style beauty parlors. Belinda Hay owns her
own vintage and contemporary salon, the Painted Lady, and has created style guides for the staff of a retro bowling alley.
Fashion & Appearance • 272 pp • 8 x 8 • 150 Color Photos
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Betty Blythe’s Vintage Teatime
Recipes & Tips for Styling the Perfect Event
Betty Blythe
A vintage and thematic take on a traditional afternoon
tea party, with recipes for food and drink, and complete
information on how to style the table, room, and invites
The current trend for retro styled events and afternoon tea
parties is as much about styling as it is about food and drink,
and this book will help readers achieve their own perfect
party. Split into themed tea parties, it will teach aspiring hosts
and hostesses how to dress their table, decorate their room,
and do their invitations, as well as offering costume sug-
gestions, and key recipes for food and drink within each
theme. Themes include a Victorian tea party with lace
aplenty and dainty cakes; a 1920s speakeasy with cocktails
in tea cups and recipes for jazz bunnies; a 1930s country
house party with silk, tweed, and high tea with elegance; a
1940s street party with bunting and finger sandwiches; a
1940s tea dance for those who like some swing with their
tea; and a 1950s Famous Five picnic—ripping ginger beer
anyone? With advice on scaling up into a tea party for many,
or down to an intimate tea for two, a hostess can’t go wrong.
Betty Blythe is a series of vintage tea rooms based in West
London. Staffed with girls in vintage outfits and red lipstick,
it is a service-based old fashioned establishment, serving up delectable afternoon teas to discerning clientele. As well as devouring
delectable cakes and pastries, visitors can delve into a vintage dressing up box and take lessons on etiquette in beautiful sur-
roundings, reviving age-old tea traditions.
Cooking/Fashion & Appearance • 144 pp • 8 x 8 • 150 Color Photos
9781862059733 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Timeless Makeup
Rae Morris
Photographs by Jason Capobianco
Leading international makeup artist Rae Morris clearly demon-
strates how to create a classic, ageless look that will en-
hance one’s best features, at any age
From making the most of one’s eyes to choosing the right shade
of lipstick, Rae Morris breaks down the steps to looking gorgeous
and glamorous, regardless of age. Full of fabulous looks for day
and evening, complete with step-by-step photographs and clear in-
structions on how to achieve them, this guide reveals Rae’s secret
tips for looking younger and slimmer in minutes. With advice on
how to make skin look more luminous and glowing, the best way
to shape the perfect eyebrow, and how to create plumper, more
youthful lips, this book helps youth and sexiness shine through.
Rae Morris is Australia’s top makeup artist, having won the pres-
tigious Australian Makeup Artist of the Year award four times. She
is also the makeup director for Australian Fashion Week and was
the keynote speaker at the 2009 International Make-Up Artist Trade
Show. She is the author of Beautiful Eyes, Express Makeup, and
Makeup. She divides her time between Sydney and New York. Jason
Capobianco is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer who
has done photo shoots for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, Men’s Vogue
China, Vogue Australia, Vogue China, and GQ. He has also been
the photographer on worldwide advertising campaigns for clients
such as Jacques Dessange Paris and the Sydney Theatre Company.
Fashion & Appearance • 184 pp • 8.5 x 11
233 Color Photos • 7 B/W Photos • 9 Color Illustrations
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In London
Photographs by Chris Craymer
Chris Craymer
A collection of stunning photographs capturing the essence of fashionable Lon-
don, from the known—Annie Lennox and her daughters, Emma Watson,
Russell Brand, and more—to the unknown
“I spent the last 30 years working and living in this great city and it is a hard place
to leave. Apart from the architecture and history it is a place of wonderfully di-
verse and gifted people. New York may pride itself on being a melting pot but Lon-
don has this street fashion thing which keeps on and on popping up new talent
and new personalities. When I say personalities this is not limited to the rich and
famous. London produces wave upon wave of eccentric, engaging, unique, talented,
courageous individuals. There is something ‘cool’ about London and its people,
whether they are born and bred there or are just passing through for a while.”
—Chris Craymer
Top fashion photographer Chris Craymer shares his portraits of London denizens
who embody London style—people in his world, friends, people he has worked
with, and people he aspired to meet. His subjects include the famous—Robert
Pattinson, Peaches Geldof, designer Bruce Oldfield, Liam Gallagher—and the not-
so-well known—an architect, budding ballerina, fashion editors, designers, artists,
photographers, students, hairdressers, make-up artists, and his own daughter.
Chris Craymer first gained a reputation as a newspaper photographer before making his name in celebrity portraiture. His work
has appeared in Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and his clients have included Clean &
Clear, Dove, and Neutrogena. He lives in New York City.
Photography/Fashion & Appearance • 112 pp • 9.5 x 13 • 47 Color Photos • 46 B/W Photos
9781903071366 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Bene Factum Publishing

Minxy Vintage
How to Customise and Wear Vintage Clothing
Kelly Doust
How to transform vintage flea market finds into quality pieces
that flatter and look fresh
How can you find the best vintage pieces, or know them when you
see them? And how can you customize and wear them, without look-
ing dated? Crafter, fashionista, and vintage vixen Kelly Doust delves
into her wardrobe and scours flea markets far and wide to bring to-
gether a fabulous collection of delectable vintage finds. A vintage
moth-holed slip is frozen to kill its moth problem, its straps then
replaced with French ribbon, and a lovely crimson beaded flower
burst sewn on. A classic Burberry trench is dry cleaned, then updated
with a new silk lining and new red buttons. From flapper dresses
and wedding gowns to cocktail hats and petticoats, this is not just
a book about loving vintage fashion, it’s about seeing the wonder-
ful possibilities for updating all old clothes, and how to look fabu-
lous doing so, no matter your age, location, or budget.
Kelly Doust is the author of Crafts for Every Season, Fun Family
Crafts, and A Life in Frocks. She has been a regular contributor to
Vogue Australia, writes for Australian Women’s Weekly, and has writ-
ten for Dazed & Confused magazine.
Fashion & Appearance/Design
256 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 183 Color Photos
9781742660967 • September • $39.95 Cloth • Murdoch Books

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Second Skin
Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing
India Flint
A beautiful, heartfelt, and practical resource full of information and inspi-
ration on selecting, acquiring, wearing, caring for, making, and repurposing
textiles and clothing

“One of the most elegantly designed crafts books to debut this year . . .
there’s much valuable information on every page, in every illustration,
throughout each chapter . . . an excellent source.” —Booklist, starred
review, Eco Colour
Almost from the moment of our birth, clothing acts as our second skin, yet we
rarely consider where our clothes have come from and the effects they might
have on the environment and ourselves. This beautifully photographed and il-
lustrated book is about easily achievable ways to care for the planet by living
simpler lives and using fewer resources, specifically those to do with cloth and
clothing. It discusses the role of cloth in how consumption affects the ecology;
looks at what textiles are made from and examines their properties, with an em-
phasis on those derived from natural sources; and talks about how to make in-
formed choices regarding clothing—including deciding how much clothing one really needs. It also covers how to mend and
maintain clothing, repurpose fashion, dyeing, and when all else fails, instructions for patching, piecing, felting, and twining.
One “gallery” chapter is dedicated to clothing designers and artists who have made a practice of working with salvaged mate-
rials, including Natalie Chanin (Alabama), Jude Hill (Long Island), Christine Mauersberger (Cleveland), and Dorothy Caldwell
(Hastings, Ontario).
India Flint is a costumier, artist, and writer whose works are represented in collections and museums in Germany, Latvia, and
Australia. She manages a textile practice embracing theater, art, and fashion and produces a range of salvage clothing.
Fashion & Appearance/Design • 288 pp • 9 x 11 • 245 Color Photos
9781741967210 • December • $39.95 Cloth • Murdoch Books

Vintage Couture Tailoring

Thomas von Nordheim
The trade secrets of couture tailoring are revealed—an invaluable guide for pro-
fessionals and enthusiasts
Traditional tailoring has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques
are now known only by a few practicing in the best couture ateliers and bespoke
tailor’s workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious as custom-made clothes, but
the tailoring skills they require are often thought to be shrouded in mystery, and
the clothes therefore only accessible to the rich and famous. This practical book brings
vintage couture tailoring within everyone’s reach. With step-by-step photographs
and professional tips throughout, it shows how a lady’s jacket is made and thereby
introduces a range of fundamental tailoring techniques. These can be used for gar-
ments for either gender, as well as other sewing projects. The book discusses mold-
ing fabric to shape with the iron, employing loose interfacings, hollow shoulder
construction, pad stitching canvas, interlining and weighting hems, making tailored
and bound buttonholes, and more forgotten techniques.
Thomas von Nordheim learned traditional tailoring during an apprenticeship in an
old-style German couture salon. For seven years he cut and tailored for an illustri-
ous clientele of aristocrats, politicians, and members of international society at the
last surviving great London couture house, Lachasse. When the house closed, Thomas
established his own successful business offering tailoring to private clients.
Fashion & Appearance/Crafts & Hobbies
160 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 417 Color Photos
9781847973733 • September • $34.95 Cloth • Crowood Press

82 Modern Style Ideas to Create at Home
Tamara Maynes
Whether readers have an hour or a whole weekend to spare, they’ll
find something an inspiring project in this collection of 82 cool home-
decorating ideas, with step-by-step instructions
For more than 10 years, Inside Out magazine has collected contemporary
craft and design solutions with personality and style, and this book is
a carefully selected collection of some of the best affordable DIY proj-
ects. In addition, craft queen Tamara Maynes has developed eight brand-
new projects for readers, making it a unique resource for creating and
improving one’s home with heart. It shows how to tattoo the floor, make
paper butterflies, make a mobile, use x-rays as art, craft a garland, or pour
candles, as well as several special holiday crafts, like making an advent
calendar or a modern wreath.
Tamara Maynes is a craft doyenne with experience as a stylist, designer,
and maker of exquisite things. She has been commissioned by Mokum
Textiles and Inside Out magazine, among others, and has recently cre-
ated an innovative online pop-up shop for her wares. She lives in and
runs her studio Bespoke Workshop.
Crafts & Hobbies/Home Improvement
192 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 85 Color Photos
9781742666785 • December • $29.95 Paper • Murdoch Books

Perfect Curtains
Smart and Simple Solutions Using Fabulous Fabrics
Stephanie Hoppen
More than 200 stylish, successful curtain treatments using a range of fabrics,
from linens and sheets to velvets

“A comprehensive and inspirational manual.” —House & Garden

Gathering together an inspiring mix of stunning new window treatments from homes
all around the world, this collection ranges from simple decorative sheers to mul-
tilayered solutions, from the understated elegance of natural linen to the luxurious
appeal of silk. With new technology in textile design, the variety can be overwhelming.
The author interviews designers, fabric manufacturers, and curtain makers from
around the world to offer expert advice on fabric choice, design, techniques, and
style, and help guide readers through the various options to find the best solution for
their home. The fabric takes center stage, with chapters focusing on plain and dec-
orative sheers, natural cottons and linen, glamorous silks and velvets, lightweight
and heavyweight woven wools, graphic and floral patterns, and other materials such
as natural fibers. It looks at the very best examples of window treatments for every
room and shape of window, with special attention paid to headings, hardware, and
details. In addition, decorator’s tips throughout offer advice on poles and finials,
headings, linings, layering, borders, and trimmings. A useful section on measuring
and making will ensure readers have all they need to know for creating their own
simple and elegant curtain treatments.
Stephanie Hoppen is an art gallery owner and an author whose previous books in-
clude The New Curtain Book, Perfect Neutrals, and Perfect Palettes.
Home Improvement/Design • 192 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 250 Color Photos
9781906417109 • October • $45.00 Cloth • Jacqui Small

Decorating Simply and Naturally

A Walk Through the Seasons
Conny Scheck
Decorate with skill using natural materials and rediscover the beauty of
simple things
Explaining how everyday objects can be used in innovative ways to decorate nearly
any abode, this guide will teach readers how to achieve effortless and natural
home décor. It shows how common objects such as fragrant flowers, prickly berries,
gnarled branches, interestingly marked stones, soft feathers, and even simple snail
shells can help turn a house into a home. They can be arranged into decorative
works of art that can be simple, nostalgic, bold, individual, but always creative
and effective. Featuring styling for all four seasons, this book is chock-full of
decorating inspiration using the things around us.
Conny Scheck is an artist trained in graphic design and painting. She has been
a freelance stylist and currently paints and creates pottery, both of which she
exhibits regularly.
Home Improvement • 144 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 110 Color Photos
9780857885609 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books

My Cool Classic Car
An Inspirational Guide to Classic Cars
Chris Haddon
Photographs by Lyndon McNeil
A celebration of our love affair with the car, from the humble Citroen 2CV to the sleek Mercedes 300 SL Roadster, with
owners’ stories and vehicle notes
Forty-two vehicles from around the world are featured in this gem for vintage car and retro design enthusiasts, including the
small but perfectly formed Fiat 500, the Bavarian Goggomobil, Willys WW2 Jeep, the Plymouth Belvedere with its extraor-
dinary trademark wings, the popular and trustworthy Morris Minor, and the Mini, the design success of the 1960s. Cars are
frequently an expression of their owners’ personalities, and the wealth of examples and owners’ stories included here are
testament to this. The book also includes details of extraordinary journeys, some short and some long, that some of these
cars have made—London to Mexico and 2,000-mile round trips to Italy, along with heartwarming stories of how a car has
become a priceless part of the family. The photography focuses on the design specifics which have earned these cars the label
“classic,” while the owners’ stories and accompanying vehicle notes, which explain the influence of car design on the wider
design community, offer interesting insights as well as inspiration to the design conscious. It is guaranteed to leave the reader
contemplating the joys of embarking on a road trip in any one of the iconic cars featured.
Chris Haddon is a multi-disciplinary designer with almost 20 years experience. He has a huge passion for all things retro and
among his collection of vintage caravans is his studio which is a converted 1960s Airstream. Lyndon McNeil is a photographer.
Transportation/History • 160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 377 Color Photos
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My Cool Shed
An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways
and Workplaces
Jane Field-Lewis
Photographs by Tina Hillier
More coolness in the style of My Cool Caravan
and My Cool Campervan, this time celebrating the
humble and not so humble shed—from artists’ stu-
dios to beach huts
The 35 sheds in this stylish collection include small
cabins, garden rooms, beach huts, modern architec-
tural mini masterpieces, and other mini spaces given
purpose by their owners to pursue their hobbies, ca-
reers, creative endeavors, or just to find some peace
and solitude. High-quality stylish photography show-
cases a wide range of well-styled and elegant sheds,
cabins, dens, and hideaways in attractive locations,
as well as highlighting the endlessly diverse ways in
which owners are styling them. The owners’ stories
and accompanying style notes offer insight as well
as inspiration.
Jane Field-Lewis is a stylist working in film and pho-
tography. Her previous books include My Cool Car-
avan. Tina Hillier is a photographer whose clients have
included Dazed & Confused magazine, the Guardian,
Nike, and Sunday Times Magazine. They previously
collaborated on My Cool Campervan.
160 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 275 Color Photos
9781862059337 • September
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Beyond Tattoo
Art Graphics and Illustration by the World’s Leading
Tattoo Artists
Antoni Cadafalch
A look at the crossover between fine art and tattooing
Fine artists are increasingly practicing the art of tattoo while tat-
too artists are exercising their skills beyond skin; both are taking
the visceral aesthetic of the tattoo underworld with them to cre-
ate some astounding art pieces. A new art movement in its own
right, this fantastic collection of amazing, visceral imagery will ap-
peal to anyone into the contemporary art scene, but also to the vast
armies of people getting inked. More than 50 world-class artists
from the United States, Europe, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, and the
UK are represented, each with a detailed biography and discussion
of their work.
Antoni Cadafalch is also the author of The Day of the Dead, Mex-
ican Graphics, and Skullface.
Art • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 220 Color Photos
9780956028471 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth
Graffito Books

Artists include Inma Alted, Ariel 7, Armoured Soul

(Toronto), Barthez, George Campise (San Francisco,
California), El Carlo, Patrick Conlon (New York City),
Claudia De Sabe, Matt Diffa, Piet du Congo, Sergio
Enfruns, Mike Giant (San Francisco), Allan Graves,
Jondix, Kezam, El Monga, Derick Montez (San
Francisco), Rotor, Sento, Dan Sinnes, Jesse Smith
(Richmond, Virginia), Xico

The Zombook
Allan Graves
The first luxury collection of amazing zombie art, produced by
more than 200 artists worldwide
Once more, the worlds of movies, computer games, design, low-
brow, and tattoo are experiencing a resurgence of interest in zom-
bies, and this collection presents an incredible array of contemporary
art of the undead. A riot of energy, imagination, and color, this is
the book that every zombie aficionado will want to own, as well
as a fantastic source book of ideas and inspiration for animators
and games creators. It includes paintings, graphics, cartoons, il-
lustrations, movie models, movie stills, CGI animation, and 3-D.
Allan Graves is a London-based tattooist, whose skin art career
has seen him embellish bodies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ibiza,
Berlin, Barcelona, and London. He is the owner of and leading artist
at London’s famous Haunted Tattoos.
Art • 256 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 240 Color Photos
9780956028457 • October • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth
Graffito Books

Artists include: Stefano Alcantara (New

York City), Andrew Barr (Toronto), George
Campise (Berkeley, California), Erin Chance,
Art Chantry (Seattle, Washington), Jeremy
Enecio (New York City), Sergio Enfruns,
Benjamin Estrada, James Fisher (Toronto),
Paul Garner, Erik M. Gist (Carlsbad, Califor-
nia), The Gulch, Graham Humphreys, J.
Anthony Kosar (Westmont, Illinois), Rick
Melton, Paskal Millet, Nate Milliner
(Louisville, Kentucky), Scott Move, Dan
Mumford, Mitch O'Connell (Chicago),
George Peyton (London, Ohio), Eric Pigors
(Valencia, California), Gary Pullin (Toronto),
Alex Quintero (Ontario, California), Mark
Riddick (Leesburg, Virginia), Rockin' Jelly-
bean, Vince Ray, Vince Ruarus, Ron Russo
(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), Sam Shearon
(Los Angeles), Pedro Walter, and Andrew
Wright (Toronto)

In the Studio
Artists of the 20th Century In Private and at Work
Jean-François Chaigneau
Foreword by Olivier Royant
Translated by Joseph Laredo
Interviews with and photos of some of the major 20th cen-
tury artists in intimate settings
Some of the greatest 20th-century artists are pictured and in-
terviewed in this lovely large-format gift book. Paris Match mag-
azine has followed, photographed, and interviewed them
exclusively over a period of more than 60 years, and now
their exceptional archives are opened in this book. These pho-
tos reveal rare moments at the heart of artistic creation—artists
at work, in the intimacy of their studios and their secret gar-
dens, surrounded by their families and friends. Take a unique
look at Chagall’s opera ceiling, Dali’s awakened dreams,
Miro’s suns, and Francis Bacon’s studies: beyond these incredible
works, an inside view of the lives of these geniuses is provided.
Jean-François Chaigneau is an editor for the renowned mag-
azine Paris Match. Olivier Royant is the chief editor for Paris
Match. Joseph Laredo has translated many titles from French
to English, including several books by Albert Camus.
Photography/Art • 208 pp • 11 x 14
71 Color Photos • 71 B/W Photos
9783283012151 • September • $65.00 (Can $71.95) Cloth
Edition Olms

Artists featured: Alberto Giacometti, Bernard Buffet, Jean Carzon, Pierre

Soulage, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Marc Chagall, Jean Miro,
Fernando Botero, Kees van Dongen, Maurice Utrillo, Jacques Villon, Georg
Baselitz, Georges Mathieu, Hervé di Rosa, Paul Delvaux, Serge Poliakoff,
Maurice de Vlaminck, Balthus, Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali,
Francis Bacon, Georges Braque, René Magritte, Antoni Tapies, Jean Lurçat,
David Hockney, Moïse Kisling, Georges Rouault, and Raoul Dufy

Chickens, Ducks and Geese
Madeleine Floyd
The follow-up to Birdsong is another collection of exquisite watercolor paintings
from Madeleine Floyd
Artist Madeleine Floyd turns her attention to the world of chickens, ducks, and geese—
some familiar, some less so—in this lively book. Her paintings include a huge variety
of breeds, both domestic and wild, from the statuesque Buff Orpington chicken to the
magnificent Faverolle, from splendid mallards to the slightly comical Indian Runners,
the familiar farmyard goose, and elegant swans. The artist’s work showcases the di-
versity and beauty of these charming birds, and includes both farmyard and wild species.
Each painting is accompanied by insightful, whimsical text that pinpoints what the she
loves about these wonderful creatures. The perfect present, this beautiful book is ideal
for bird lovers, keepers of domestic fowl, and fans of Madeleine Floyd alike.
Madeleine Floyd is an artist who paints, draws, writes, and illustrates and whose work
is widely commissioned around the world. Her clients have included the Independent,
Oxford University Press, Saatchi & Saatchi, the Sunday Times, Toyota, and Vogue. She
is the author of Birdsong, Captain Purr, and Cold Hands, Warm Heart.
Art/Animals • 128 pp • 5 x 6 • 50 Color Illustrations
9781907892318 • December
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Insect Photography
Art and Techniques
John Bebbington, FRPS
How to take reliably stunning photographs through good field craft, honed techni-
cal skills, and an understanding of the subject
Insect photography is a challenging and stimulating art in which well-shot images
give beautiful results, which can aid study and enhance enjoyment of the natural world,
and this practical book explains how to take such photographs. Through introducing
insects and their behavior, it advises on when and how to see nature at work and, by
instructing on techniques, it shows how to capture the moment with dramatic effect.
Advice is given on buying and using equipment for both compact camera and
SLR users. It describes how to find and understand insects, and explains responsible
photography and good field craft. Instructions on composition, exposure, lighting, and
advanced techniques are provided, and it suggests ways of sharing images, cataloging
and caring for them, and backing them up.
John Bebbington, FRPS, is an ecology tutor and a photographer who regularly teaches
on general, insect, and wildflower close-up and macro photography.
Photography/Nature • 160 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 292 Color Photos
9781847973788 • October • $29.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Painting Still Life in Oils
Adele Wagstaff
Using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple com-
positions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter
Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore color, shape,
and form, using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tran-
quil, and contemplative, or a celebration of pure color and expression. Each chapter
in this introductory guide focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from
studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic color theory and
from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. It also
includes advice on materials; instruction on how to stretch one’s own canvas; a dis-
cussion on the work of notable still life painters, and an introduction to painting still
life within the genre of portraiture.
Adele Wagstaff is a practicing artist who divides her time between the studio and
teaching painting courses. Her work is held in collections across the UK and is
exhibited regularly.
Art • 160 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 190 Color Illustrations
9781847973139 • September • $29.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Painting the Human Figure

Ideas and Perception
Atul Vohora
A study and celebration of the rich diversity of style and forms in paintings of the
human figure
From the very beginnings of human existence, artists have made images of people, a
continually evolving practice. This book focuses on close and perceptive visual analy-
sis of specific pictures to place the idea of looking at painting at the very center of
the process of making paintings. Works are considered in relation to their artistic and
social context, and the book includes insightful comparisons between pictures from
diverse cultures and periods. It compares the relationships between looking and mak-
ing; explores the interactions between mark, touch, and form; explains color rela-
tionships and perceptual effects; and discusses the potential for paintings to express
a wide range of emotion, belief, and experience. Extensive drawings and paintings
complement the discussion.
Atul Vohora is a practicing painter and regular tutor. He has had articles published
in the Guardian and Artists and Illustrators magazine.
Art • 144 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 113 Color Illustrations
9781847973573 • September • $29.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Painting Landscapes in Oils
Robert Brindley, RSMA
A comprehensive study of how oils can be used to capture light, color, and texture
in a wide range of landscape settings
Landscape painting attracts countless artists, as its diversity—enhanced by the weather,
special lighting conditions, and seasonal change—offers the painter an infinite variety
of subject matter. Oils are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, enabling artists
to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. They are relatively easy to use, suit-
able for both the beginner and the more experienced painter. This guide includes 11 step-
by-step demonstrations and discusses the entire painting process, from materials,
inspiration, and subject selection to the finished painting. Throughout, emphasis is given
to the importance of good drawing, composition, tone, and color; and the need for con-
stant assessment; all of which are vital to the success of any piece of work.
Robert Brindley, RSMA, paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel, and is the author of Paint-
ing Boats and Coastal Scenery and Painting in Pastels.
Art • 160 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 264 Color Illustrations
9781847973146 • November • $29.95 Paper • Crowood Press

The Wrinklies’™ Guide to Drawing

New Pursuits for Old Hands
Richard Pomfret
Foreword by Neil Buchanan
For the senior citizen who wants a new, rewarding pastime—this lighthearted guide
offers senior-specific subject matter
This handy guide will show the way, giving seniors something useful to do beyond looking
forward to the next cup of tea. Packed with invaluable information from the basic princi-
ples of drawing to creating still lifes and even cartoons, it covers materials, basic skills like
composition and perspective, and it even features wrinkly-specific subject matter in a chap-
ter entitled “Drawing Memory Lane”—from sketching old photographs to converting dis-
tant memories into self-drawn souvenirs. This guide has a style that taps into the attitudes,
opinions, and interests of even the most dyed-in-wool wrinkly, and readers will be skilled
with pencil and crayons in no time.
Richard Pomfret is a writer and an artist. Neil Buchanan is the creator and host of the BAFTA
Award–winning show, Art Attack.
Art • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Illustrations • 30 Line Drawings
9781853758393 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Prion

Each: Crafts & Hobbies • October • Murdoch Books

Sweet Treats in Cross-Stitch

53 Delightful Projects to Embroider
Tinou Le Joly Sénoville
Strawberry shortcakes, plump macarons, toffee apples, and ice-cream sundaes—
these mouthwatering motifs in delicious colors will inspire crafters to create beau-
tiful gifts and accessories for the home
The 53 projects collected here include placemats, napkins, bibs, bags, aprons, cush-
ions, and tea towels, but once one has mastered the simple cross-stitch, the possi-
bilities are endless. Motifs are embroidered on impossibly chic French homewares
in colors and styles that are appealing to make for and with children, each project
is illustrated with a full-page photograph and grid, and the motifs can be used to
transform and embellish an endless array of homewares and accessories.
Tinou Le Joly Sénoville is a Parisian illustrator and designer. Her joyful approach
to color and playful talent have been expressed in many creative endeavors, from
textile, embroidery, and stationery design to magazine and book illustration.
144 pp • 8 x 10
54 Color Photos • 84 Color Illustrations
9781741969696 • $29.95 Paper

Baby Booties
Eighteen Pretty Pairs to Knit
Caroline de Hugo
An adorable collection of colorful baby booties that will inspire knitters with its
quintessential French styling
The 18 detailed projects feature booties in a range of colors and styles, including clas-
sic cable-knit socks, stripy gladiator sandals, and brightly decorated Mary Janes. Each
project provides detailed instructions, a full-page photo, and sizes for babies from three
to 12 months. A chapter offers detailed introduction to different knitting stitches and
types of yarn. These easy projects are perfect for beginners and could be made in a
single evening for the perfect gift.
Caroline de Hugo is a specialist in knitting, embroidery, and interior design.
64 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 31 Color Photos
9781741969719 • $24.95 Paper

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Cross-Stitch Samplers
Elegant and Timeless Needlecraft Designs in Red and Blue
Marjorie Massey
Photographs by Frédéric Lucano
Eight pull-out pattern sheets in an attached envelope are included with 35 orig-
inal cross-stitch designs, imbued with romance and poetry
After rifling through her cupboards and rummaging through her drawers, Marjorie
Massey has collected some of her most charming cross-stitch patterns, and here she
shares them with other stitchers. In alternating blues and reds, her designs are timeless
and modest. Readers can follow the simple instructions for more than 30 patterns to
add flair to homewares and gifts. Everything can be embroidered, from cushion cov-
ers to linen bags, aprons to handkerchiefs, and tea towels to blankets. Massey’s sam-
plers help to add a personal and creative touch to everyday items. All crafters need to
do is thread the needle; find a comfortable spot; choose from such sweet patterns as
Folk Alphabet, Heart with Birds, and Two Reindeer; and stitch to their heart’s content.
Marjorie Massey is one of the most popular craft authors in France. Frédéric Lu-
cano is the photographer for A Rainbow of Stitches, Sauce Basics: 87 Recipes Il-
lustrated Step by Step, and Sweet Stitches from the Heart.
96 pp • 8 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos • 31 Color Illustrations
9781742661292 • $29.95 Cloth

Everything Patchwork
40 Classic Quilts, Bags and Accessories
Corinne Crasbercu
Photographs by Hiriko Mori
Styling by Vania Leroy-Thuillier
An accessible guide providing readers with basic patchwork skills and directions
for 40 classic quilts, bags, and accessories
Whether a crafter loves vintage prints, classic spots and stripes, or colorful florals, they
will be inspired by these simple and versatile patchwork projects. Using the patterns
as a guide, readers can mix and match their favorite fabrics with buttons, ribbons,
and lace to create unique accessories for friends and family. What better way to cus-
tomize tea cozies, quilted throws, cushions, and fabric grocery bags? Beautiful styling
and photography provide inspiration and sample color combinations, and at most,
each project only requires a few feet of fabric. These step-by-step projects using sim-
ple shapes and stitches will delight both beginners and seasoned patchwork experts.
Includes dual measures.
Corinne Crasbercu studied ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion design, and
worked as a costumer for film and television. She is now a designer and stylist for
Marie Claire Idées magazine. Hiriko Mori is a Paris-based photographer. Vania Leroy-
Thuillier is a French stylist.
144 pp • 8 x 10 • 53 Color Photos • 40 B/W Illustrations
9781741969702 • $24.95 Paper

Killer Slippers
And How to Make Them
Nick Godlee
From shiny fish with fins to Carmen Miranda–inspired fruit, 15 sets
of slippers to make at home
With 15 awesome projects—from a jaunty pair of chugging boats to slip-
pers truly fit for a king (or queen)—these wondrous slippers are all de-
signed to enable their wearers to slink around home taking on a different
persona every day. Featuring easy-to-find materials, fully illustrated in-
structions that are simple and clear, and fabulous full-page color shots
of the finished products, this magical book will bring out the fanciful fool
inside everyone. From gliding swans to sacks of potatoes, the world is
literally at one’s feet with these wild, wacky, wickedly wearable designs.
Nick Godlee is a successful costume maker responsible for the costumes
in several Broadway, including The Lion King and Wicked.
Crafts & Hobbies • 96 pp • 7.5 x 9.5
15 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781843178880 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
Michael O’Mara

Creating Felt Pictures
Andrea Hunter
Essential felt-making skills for the beginner, as well as techniques and inspiration for
the more experienced felter
Felt making is a popular medium for craftsmen, but few have explored its potential as an
art form. This book demonstrates the exciting scope of pictorial felt making and explains
how to create felt pictures with the depth and atmosphere usually associated with a graphite
drawing or a watercolor painting. Written by a leading felt artist, it shows how to work
freely with the wool as if it were paint or a piece of charcoal. It is illustrated with stun-
ning pictures of finished work as well as practical demonstrations, and it also offers ad-
vice on the presentation and framing of finished work.
Andrea Hunter is a professional felt artist. She has taught and exhibited widely, her work
is held in private collections throughout the world, and her gallery, Focus on Felt, houses
a permanent display of her distinctive felt pictures.
Crafts & Hobbies/Art • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5
96 Color Illustrations
9781847973177 • November
$19.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Weaving Textiles That Shape Themselves

Ann Richards
An inspirational and exciting book that explains the processes and potential of
weaving high-twist yarns into fabrics that are transformed by washing
Weaving with high-twist yarns and contrasting materials can create fabrics with
lively textures and elastic properties. Although these fabrics are flat on the loom,
they are transformed by washing: water releases the energy of the different yarns
and the fabrics “organize themselves” into crinkled or pleated textures. This fas-
cinating book explains the processes and potential of this approach. With inspi-
rational pieces, practical know-how, and advice about building on experience, it
gives a broad introduction to designing with high-twist yarns. Techniques range
from plain weave to more complex structures, so the book offers ideas for both
beginners and experiences weavers. Yarn twists and weaves can also be varied across
the fabric, so that rectangular pieces completely change their shape when washed.
“Loom-to-body” clothing, needing minimal cutting and sewing, can emerge from
a simple change of yarn or structure. These textiles can truly shape themselves.
Ann Richards trained and worked as a biologist before going on to study woven
textiles; her background in biology has strongly influenced her textile work, which
often draws on form and function in nature. Her work has been exhibited widely,
and over the past 20 years she has lectured and given workshops in the UK, Eu-
rope, Canada, and the United States. In 1989 she won First Prize (MITI Award)
at the 4th International Textile Design Contest in Tokyo.
Crafts & Hobbies • 192 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 177 Color Photos
9781847973191 • September • $45.00 Cloth • Crowood Press

Seven Years with Banksy
Robert Clarke
A personal and in-depth account of the enigmatic man behind the murals, written by a
friend and fan
An illuminating memoir of the world’s most celebrated graffiti artist, this book offers insight
into Banksy’s life and work through the experiences that he and the author Robert Clarke
shared together during Banksy’s formative years. Clarke takes us through their first encoun-
ters, which took place in a hotel in New York in the 1990s, and candidly describes how his
friendship with this young English artist developed. Along the way, readers will discover more
about the ever-mysterious Banksy—what makes him tick, why he does what he does, and why
he ultimately rejects fame in favor of anonymity, setting him apart from many other popu-
lar artists. Revealing much about the origins of some of the artist’s most striking ideas, as
well as his subversive social attitudes, complex personality, and singular sense of humor, this
is the perfect read for any Banksy or modern-art fan.
Robert Clarke has spent a third of his life traveling the world working a variety of jobs from
builder to bicycle courier.
Autobiography/Art • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 36 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9781843178651 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

A Life in Pictures
Alasdair Gray
Now in paperback, the autobiography in words and pictures of a key figure
in postmodern art, the fascinating and acclaimed author of Lanark
Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing, but he is also a
highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books, but
has created many beautiful and intriguing portraits, paintings, posters, and mu-
rals. Alasdair started painting and writing from an early age, and in his seven-
ties he’s still vigorously doing both. In this autopictography he gathers together
the work that has mattered most to him over the years, and weaves the story of
his life through and around these pictures in his own unmistakable style. A beau-
tifully and copiously illustrated book which he designed, this is a depiction of
life as seen by one of the millennium’s most entertaining and wry creative geniuses.
Alasdair Gray is the author of 1982, Janine; The Book of Prefaces; Old Men in
Love; and Poor Things, for which he won the Whitbread Novel Award and the
Guardian Fiction Prize. His first novel, the loosely autobiographical, blackly fan-
tastical Lanark, changed the landscape of British fiction, opening up the imagi-
native territory inhabited today by writers such as A. L. Kennedy, James Kelman,
and Irvine Welsh. It led Anthony Burgess to hail him as “the most important Scottish writer since Sir Walter Scott.”
Autobiography/Art • 312 pp • 9 x 10.5 • 150 Color Illustrations • 150 B/W Illustrations • Canongate UK
Paper: 9781847671400 • November • $29.95
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Fabulous, Fanciful and Frivolous Buildings
Gwyn Headley
Bringing together ornamental, fantastical, and sometimes just
plain mystifying buildings, this charming gift book is packed
with beautiful photos and fascinating historical information
written in a chatty and accessible style
Britain’s countryside is liberally sprinkled with follies—eccentric,
original buildings built for fun by landowners and aristocrats over
the centuries. They include prospect towers, ornamental temples,
rustic hermits’ cottages, faux-prehistoric stone circles, and some
buildings that don’t seem to have had any purpose at all. In this
fascinating and stylish book, folly expert Gwyn Headley brings
together some of the most beautiful and intriguing follies, from
the craggy fake ruin at Mow Cop in Cheshire to the elegant build-
ings created by Henry Hoare for his great landscape garden at
Stourhead. He also introduces some very extraordinary charac-
ters, such as Frederick Hervey, the “Earl-Bishop,” who had an
obsession with women, volcanoes, and rotundas, and Sir Thomas Tresham, whose fervent Catholicism inspired him to create the
extraordinary Lyveden New Bield, an unfinished building suffused with religious symbolism. Fully illustrated with exquisite im-
ages of these remarkable buildings, this insightful book will inspire the folly hunter in everyone.
Gwyn Headley has spent more than 30 years researching follies, and is the author of Architectural Follies in America. He is the
cofounder of the Folly Fellowship, a pressure group that aims to protect and conserve follies in the UK, and is the owner of the
FotoLibra picture library.
Architecture/Photography • 128 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 125 Color Photos
9781907892301 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • National Trust

Exploring the Ancient World
Edited by Dr. Paul Bahn
A beautiful guide to the world’s most mysterious and spellbinding his-
toric buildings, monuments, and landmarks
From the mysterious Callanais standing stones of Scotland to the power
and might of the Parthenon in Greece or the astonishing craftsmanship
of the Easter Island figures, this guide to archaeological sites and ancient
remains will take the reader on a spiritual and educational journey. Com-
piled by one of the world's most prominent experts on prehistoric art,
archaeology, and ancient history, this reference is organized by continent,
focuses on everyday objects, and offers travel advice.
Dr. Paul Bahn is a distinguished archaeologist and a prolific writer and
broadcaster on archaeology. His books include Archaeology Essentials,
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology, Cave Art, The Pen-
guin Archaeology Guide, and Written in Bones.
Architecture • 256 pp • 10 x 9 • 200 Color Photos • 80 Maps
9780749572082 (Replaces 9780749558642) • October
$24.95 Cloth • AA Publishing

Degas: The Painter of Modern Life

Memories of Degas
George Moore and Walter Sickert
Introduction by Anna Greutzner Robins
Two essays remembering Degas by the most acute observers of the avant-garde art
of their time
“The one great French painter, perhaps one of the greatest artists the world has ever
seen.” —Walter Sickert on Degas, 1889
This volume brings together groundbreaking and intensely personal memoirs of Degas,
by George Moore, the first writer in English on Impressionism, and Walter Sickert, one
of the finest English followers of Degas. Degas was a celebrity in Britain in his lifetime,
thanks originally to Moore’s pioneering essay “The Painter of Modern Life.” When Degas
died Moore reprised the essay with some further recollections, in part as a riposte to
the memoir published by Degas’s great admirer and follower, Walter Sickert. Sickert’s
essay, sparkling, engaged, witty, and occasionally combative, is among the best of his
writings. Together these memoirs represent some of the most vivid responses to Im-
pressionism in English, as well as painting an intimate picture of arguably the most im-
portant and most influential—and the most humane—of the painters of the later 19th
century. Hitherto difficult to find, these essays are illustrated with 30 pages of color
plates covering the span of Degas’s dazzling career.
George Moore (1852–1933) was an Irish writer of novels, poetry, plays, and art criti-
cism. His first ambition was to be a painter, and he spent much of the 1870s in Paris,
where he came to know many of the leading figures in art and literature. Walter Sick-
ert (1860–1942) was an esteemed art critic. He became one of the most powerful fol-
lowers of Degas in England, and an important link between Impressionism and
Modernism. Anna Gruetzner Robins is the coauthor of Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-
Lautrec: London and Paris 1870–1910 and the author of A Fragile Modernism.
Biography/Art • 96 pp • 5.5 x 4.5 • 27 Color Photos • 3 B/W Photos
9781843680802 • September • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Pallas Athene

Sir Edwin Lutyens
Designing in the English Tradition
Elizabeth Wilhide
Foreword by Candia Lutyens
A superbly illustrated book tracing Sir Edwin Lutyens’s formidable achievements
of both grand public buildings and his many beautiful country houses

“An English architect gets the due he deserves with a thoughtful pictorial
perspective of his life and works.” —Booklist
Through his architecture of New Delhi, Lutyens had the unofficial status of Britain’s
“architect laureate,” but it is in his wonderful country houses that his creative ge-
nius can most fully be appreciated. Elizabeth Wilhide traces the development of
the Lutyens style and illustrates his remarkable blend of function and artistry, from
the imposing granite of Castle Drogo and Lindisfarne to the restful appeal of Mun-
stead Wood, which he designed for his long-term collaborator and friend, Gertrude
Jekyll. Wilhide also devotes a large section of the book to Lutyens’s wonderful in-
teriors. With commissioned photographs showing interiors and gardens, as well
as original designs for furniture, this elegant monograph provides a fresh insight
into a rich and enduring heritage of design.
Elizabeth Wilhide was born in the United States and has lived in England since the l960s. She is a leading expert on interior de-
sign and has written numerous books on the subject, including Eco, Lighting: A Design Source Book, Small Spaces, and The
Ultimate House Book. Candia Lutyens is Sir Edwin Lutyens’s granddaughter.
Architecture • 192 pp • 9 x 10 • 35 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos
9781907892271 • December • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • National Trust

Country House Life

A Century of Change in Britain’s Country Homes
Elizabeth Drury and Francesca Scoones
Fascinating archive photographs of life in Britain’s historic homes be-
tween 1860 and 1940, accompanied by lively and anecdotal commen-
tary, provide unique insight into the lives of those who lived and worked
in stately homes
Offering an intriguing look at the life that was led in stately homes in the
period between the 1860s to the end of World War II, more than 250 won-
derfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various proper-
ties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, and
the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, including
what they looked like and what they did day to day. Some of the photo-
graphs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by
a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir;
others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household.
Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their
honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell, and
accompanied by a fascinating commentary from a social historian, this book
gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses.
Elizabeth Drury has contributed to several books on the Victorian period,
including the Encyclopedia of Victoriana. She is the coauthor of Kitchen
Memories: Food and Kitchen Life 1837–1939. Francesca Scoones has more
than 20 years of experience in the field of conservation and curation. She
has worked with the National Trust on a variety of conservation projects,
most notably as director of the Photographic Survey of National Trust Build-
ings between 1981 and 2005 and currently lectures on conservation.
Photography/History • 192 pp • 9 x 7.5 • 250 B/W Photos
9781907892257 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth
National Trust

Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home
Caroline Taggart
Her Ladyship turns her attention to a tricky area of modern life—how to run a home.
Proper advice on burning domestic issues ranging from everyday housework and how to
behave around house guests to dealing with cleaners and babysitters.
Ever wondered how to fit the ironing into an already overcrowded schedule, or needed ad-
vice on how to deal with house guests whose political opinions you abhor? Her Ladyship
dons the mantle of a modern Mrs. Beeton to provide the answers to these pressing domes-
tic questions, and many more. In her trademark lightly humorous but always elegant style,
she discusses important issues such as day-to-day housekeeping and routines (exactly how
clean do you need to keep your house?), dealing effectively but graciously with “staff” (clean-
ers, au pairs, gardeners), how to avoid committing social faux pas when entertaining, and
useful ideas for getting the children to help with the housework. The book is not aimed solely
at people who live in large country houses, like Her Ladyship, but at anyone who feels in
need of a bit of gentle guidance on running a home properly, whatever its size or type, while
still coping with the demands of work, child care, and all the other perils of modern life.
Caroline Taggart has been an editor of nonfiction books for nearly 30 years. She is the au-
thor of The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus’s Throne to the Fall of Rome and I
Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School.
Home Improvement/Self-Help • 160 pp • 4.5 x 7.5 • 17 B/W Illustrations
9781907892134 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth • National Trust

Her Ladyship’s Her Ladyship’s

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$12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth Modern Manners Queen’s English
9781905400416 9781905400935

An Edwardian Guide to Life

Cornelia Dobbs
Adapted from a variety of resources dating from 1834 onward, this is an amusingly se-
rious collection of Edwardian etiquette—from table manners to hair and makeup and
sporting pursuits to health and well-being

“Tips for keeping things shipshape, Downton style.” —Bookseller

At dinner, where common household bread is used, it should never be cut less than an inch
and a half thick. There is nothing more plebian than thin bread at dinner.
To cure drunkenness, Pears Encyclopaedia advises us to take, ‘an emetic of a tablespoon of
mustard in water, and douche the head in cold water.’
The Edwardian age (1901–1910), the last period of the English country house, was defined
by its etiquette for those both upstairs and down. This “golden era” of gentility had an-
swers to everything, and within these pages Cornelia Dobbs imparts her knowledge of the
delicate affairs of housekeeping and how to keep you and yours shipshape. Discover the
correct way to address tradesmen, how to produce a pomade against baldness, the best way
to deal with gossip, and how to get a perfect shine on your glassware among many other
indispensable gems in this Edwardian guide to life.
Cornelia Dobbs is a pseudonym.
Humor/History • 96 pp • 5 x 7
9781849531931 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale

As told to Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn is the editor of the Country Landowner’s Magazine. He has spent the last 20 years
interviewing people who worked in domestic service, and is the author of a number of books, including
Eccentric London, Hidden Britain, London’s Strangest Tales, and Tales of the Old Country Farmers.
Each: Autobiography/History • 5 x 8 • November • $11.95 Paper • Coronet

The Butler’s Tale

Bob Sharpe
Told by a man who’s seen it all firsthand and perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, this is a scan-
dalous behind-the-scenes look at the real-life estate houses of England
During more than 30 years in a variety of houses, Bob Sharpe managed to rise from garden boy to
valet and finally to the respected position of butler. As a boy he had to kill pheasant chicks, boil
rabbits for the estate dogs, carry the wood up and down stairs every day for 30 fires, and sleep on
the floor outside his master’s room. He cleaned shoes, ironed underwear and socks, and once had
to stand all night in the hall waiting for a late visitor to arrive. But as a butler he was the best paid
servant in the house, waited on, feared, and respected by the other servants. Bob Sharpe knew the
real world of upstairs/downstairs and the secrets of the landed gentry—even to the point of incest
and attempted murder—and it’s all included here in this captivating read.
272 pp • 9781444735925

The Cook’s Tale

Nancy Jackman
Told in the first person by a woman who lived the hard life as a cook in a number of England’s
country houses, this is the true story of what life was really like below the stairs
In some houses in the English countryside, the cook had a lot more to do than just the cooking—and
Nancy Jackman experienced it all. She was expected to kill the chickens, oversee the pig-sticker, deal
with the tradesmen, and shout at the kitchen maids. Born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village, she left
school at the age of 14 to work as a cook for a local farmer. He forced her to stand in the rain when
she made a mistake, physically abused her, and eventually tried to rape her—and that was only her
first such experience in the world below the stairs. In this at times heartbreaking, at times hilarious
tell-all about the life of a cook and a kitchen maid, Nancy goes into detail about what it was like work-
ing for people who had no idea how to care for themselves—and how deeply things in the world of
upstairs/downstairs changed in the 1950s, following the end of the Second World War.
272 pp • 9781444735895

The Maid’s Tale

Rose Plummer
Told by a woman who suffered the hardships of being a maid—from deranged employers to ver-
bal and physical abuse—firsthand from the age of 15
Born in 1910, Rose Plummer began work as a live-in maid at a house in the West End, London, at
the age of 15. Despite the poverty of her childhood, nothing could have prepared her for the long
hours and back-breaking work of this new world—where servants were treated as less than human.
Rose found herself working from six in the morning till nine at night in a house where the only
unheated bedroom was the one she slept in. Here and in later, grander houses, Rose had to endure
the strict hierarchy of the unimaginably harsh servants’ world. But however difficult life became,
Rose found something to laugh about, and her remarkable spirit and gift for friendship shines through
in these memories of a now-vanished past.
182 pp • 9781444735864

Country Life Magazine
Country Life Magazine has set the standard for the illustrated periodical since its birth in 1897.
World-renowned for the quality of its writing and the comprehensiveness of its archive, it has
charted, with charm and humor, all aspects of rural life in Britain. For the first time, its entire archive has
been made available, and the selections in this series provide an enticing snapshot of the riches within.
Each: 256 pp • 6 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations • $24.95 Cloth • S&S Illustrated

Gentleman’s Pursuits
Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Golf and Pipe Smoking for Discerning Chaps
A “dangerous book for men,” reveling in old-school country pursuits, this is a sur-
prising and humorous tour down the highways and byways once trod by the coun-
try gent
The rich and largely unseen archive of Country Life magazine dates back to 1897, and the
doors are thrown open and a host of fascinating details emerge in this volume combining
nostalgia with humor and real historical detail. Within this volume are tips on pipe-smok-
ing for discerning males, advice on gun dogs, rules about how to lay on the best shoot-
ing lunches (usually involving long trips to Fortnum and Mason’s), detailed musings on
tweed coats and caps, intense discussions on the correct ammo with which to take on
a rogue elephant, and all anyone could ever want to know about fishing tackle. The cult
of country sports in late Victorian/Edwardian England included such highly popular pas-
times as fishing, horse riding, and golf, each of which is represented here with a choice
selection of articles.
Social Science/History • 9781849837668 • November

The Glory of the Garden

A Horticultural Celebration
A stunning illustrated collection from the priceless archive of gardening writing in
Country Life magazine
Gertrude Jekyll, the doyenne of gardening art, was a driving force at the birth of Coun-
try Life magazine in 1897, and set the standard for some of the best English gardening
writing. The influence of this writing on 20th-century English garden design is hard to
overestimate, and here all is presented in accessible articles and choice photos. Within
these pages one can trace the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Edwardian
revolution in garden design, the Italianate obsessions, and the eccentric longing for an
Olde English style. Every article resonates with period charm, historical detail, and still-
relevant instruction.
Gardening/History • 9781849837651 • February

Growing to a Ripe Old Age
50 Years in the Garden
Edward Enfield
A warm, humorous tale of one’s man long relationship with his garden
Gardens, in my view, often involve too much gardening. This is partly to do with the na-
ture of human beings, who will make a competition out of anything if they possibly can.
Edward Enfield has only ever had one garden, but his dealings with it have extended more
than half a century. He came to his three-quarters of an acre knowing nothing about grow-
ing anything, and this book is an account of his horticultural successes and failures, inventions
and frustrations, discoveries and developments. With wry humor, he leads us through the
thorny subject of roses, counts the blessings of keeping chickens, and exposes the perfidy
of gardening copywriters, while offering wise and witty tips on how best to enjoy the fruits
of your labor.
Edward Enfield is the author of Dawdling by the Danube, Downhill All the Way, Greece
on My Wheels, and Old Age and How to Survive It.
Gardening • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations
9781849531702 • March • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Wrinklies’™ Guide to Gardening

Guy Croton
The perfect companion for old-timers who know that you don’t need to be “green” in order
to have a green thumb
Cultivating a garden means cultivating one’s senior health and well-being while growing all
kinds of good things along the way. This book offers acres of tried and tested tips and ad-
vice that will break neither back nor bank. It provides practical information on soil prepa-
ration, gardening gear, and planting techniques, as well as chapters devoted to those old wrinkly
favorites, the greenhouse and patio pots and containers. If it’s a perfect swath of green that
you’re after to make you the envy of your wrinkly friends (and foes) then this book fits the
bill, covering lawns, borders, growing fruit and vegetables, and much more, for every bored
wrinkly’s delight.
Guy Croton has written and contributed to a number of home-computing and internet books.
He has worked with top brands such as Good Housekeeping and Marks and Spencer, and is
the author of The Wrinklies’ Guide to Home Computing.
Gardening • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 10 B/W Illustrations • 30 Line Drawings
9781853758379 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Prion

Garden on Top
Unique Ideas for Roof Gardens/Designing Gardens
on the Highest Level
Barbara P. Meister
Gardening on a higher plane—a showcase of the best rooftop gar-
dens from across the globe
An exploration of rooftop gardening, this book gives insight into the
urban phenomenon by presenting the best work from world-
renowned architects and garden designers. Examining the challenges
rooftop gardens face—sun, rain, storms, and a lack of ground beneath
the roots—this book studies rooftop gardens in five continents. Fur-
thermore, it explores all the appropriate accoutrement that ought to
accompany a modern rooftop garden, such as contemporary mate-
rials, trendy furniture, modern light installations, and of course, tried
and tested plants.
Barbara P. Meister is a trained garden and landscape designer, engi-
neer, qualified teacher, and communications manager.
Gardening/Architecture • 160 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 200 Color Photos
9780857885623 • February • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth
Cadmos Books

Natural Country Pharmacy

Stay Healthy with Traditional Home Remedies
Markusine Guthjahr
Everything a home gardener needs to know to take full advantage of Mother
Nature’s healing powers
The natural kitchen garden and nature itself offer a vast treasure trove of plants
that are not only beautiful, but greatly beneficial to one’s health. They help with
indigestion or colds, and can even invigorate the whole body, providing pick-me-
ups for body and soul. After having been forgotten for a long time, natural home
remedies are now attracting renewed interest. Every kitchen garden, balcony, and
patio has numerous plants that are easy to work with and prepare for use in the
home pharmacy.
Markusine Guthjahr is an advisor for rural women, an herb expert, and an author.
Health/Gardening • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9780857885616 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

Greenhouse Gardening
Peter Blackburne-Maze
A practical guide packed with advice and tips on how to get the most from your
By first looking at the design and site of the greenhouse, this guide leads the gardener
through the joys and opportunities of growing a wide range of plants, both edible and
ornamental, under glass, which would be impossible in the open. It offers guidance on
the types of greenhouses and systems available, advice on organizing and displaying plants,
techniques for propagating plants, tips on controlling pests and diseases, a gardening cal-
endar to follow with seasonal jobs explained, and recommended plants to try.
Peter Blackburne-Maze has spent his working life in horticulture. After many years grow-
ing hardy top and soft fruit, he moved to ornamental gardening, starting in the open and
then working under glass. He is now a regular lecturer, judge, and author.
Gardening • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 190 Color Photos
9781847973351 • March • $18.95 Paper • Crowood Press

A Gardener’s Guide to Bulbs

Christine Skelmersdale
A detailed practical reference for gardeners, bulb enthusiasts, botanical artists,
and botanists, arranged by season
Bulbs are always a delight for gardeners, whether used to burst freely in drifts or
caught to add color and exuberance within a border or container. This book cap-
tures that sense of joy by celebrating the potential of bulbs throughout the year. It
gives practical advice on choosing and growing bulbs, including how and where to
grow, and planting for succession. It provides a detailed listing of the most common
and interesting bulbs, ideas for the ordinary gardener, and includes detailed refer-
ence for the more experienced.
Christine Skelmersdale has run a nursery specializing in smaller bulbs, woodland,
and foliage plants for 30 years. She writes for such publications as the Daily Tele-
graph, the Garden, and Gardeners’ World Magazine.
Gardening • 240 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 350 Color Photos
9781847973764 • October • $45.00 Cloth • Crowood Press

The Garden at Highgrove
HRH The Prince of Wales and Candida Lycett Green
A glimpse inside Prince Charles’ Highgrove home with its extraordinary garden
The Prince of Wales describes here how he has created one of the great gardens of
our time. When he bought Highgrove House in 1981, the surroundings consisted of
a brown path that ran around the house, a lawn, and a few thorn bushes. He ex-
plains how he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite
gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles. He discusses how—
with help from some of Britain’s finest designers, including The Marchioness of Sal-
isbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild, and Sir Roy Strong—he has created highly
individual gardens which have now, with his own ideas, reached maturity. He de-
scribes the thinking behind each garden, the mistakes and the triumphs, and his plans
for the future. Lavishly illustrated with photographs which capture both the scope
and detail of each garden, this book will delight and inspire both gardeners and hor-
ticulturalists at every level. It also features planting lists and information on the
organic principles on which the garden is run.
HRH The Prince of Wales spent 11 years turning his Cotswold estate into a model
of environmentally benign farming and gardening. Candida Lycett Green has pub-
lished 12 books, including English Cottages, and introduced and edited two vol-
umes of the letters of her father, Sir John Betjeman.
Gardening • 176 pp • 9.5 x 11.5 • 200 Color Photos
9780297825449 • February • $45.00 Cloth • Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Exploring Britain’s Country Gardens

Celebrating Britain’s Beautiful Country Gardens
AA Publishing
Eighty-five carefully selected gardens from the length and breadth of Britain
Each entry in this book of gardens is illustrated with stunning photography and a
detailed description, including each garden’s history, and practical information such
as contact details, opening times, and facilities. From Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of He-
ligan to the rugged charm of Crarae Gardens in Scotland, this beautiful guide show-
cases the unique beauty of Britain’s gardens and the creative vision of the landscape
architects who created them. This is the perfect gift for eager gardeners and lovers
of British heritage.
AA Publishing is the UK’s largest travel publisher, with an extensive range of inspiring
travel guides, dependable driving books, and trusted maps and atlases.
Gardening/Travel • 224 pp • 9 x 10.5 • 260 Color Photos
9780749572044 • February • $34.95 Cloth • AA Publishing

Heston Blumenthal
The Biography of the World’s Most Brilliant Master Chef
Chas Newkey-Burden
An updated biography of the man behind the brilliant cuisine of three-Michelin-starred
the Fat Duck—voted Best Restaurant in the World by fellow chefs
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a labo-
ratory where he loves to experiment with new ways to tantalize diners’ taste buds. The story
of his life is every bit as colorful and attention-grabbing as his famous snail porridge and bacon-
and-egg ice cream. This biography traces his journey from a life-changing childhood holiday
in France, through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc’s restaurant where he stood
up to a kitchen bully. It then follows him as, constantly pushing the boundaries of his work,
he reached the top of his profession and was knighted by the Queen. Here is the full inspira-
tional story of the enthusiastic, self-taught genius who turned the world of cuisine on its head.
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Amy Winehouse and Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge.
Biography/Cooking • 258 pp • 5 x 8 • 18 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9781843589563 (Replaces 9781843583066) • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper
John Blake

King of the Kitchen
Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank
The intimate story behind the devoted husband and father, talented chef, television
celebrity, and political animal
Jamie Oliver’s charm and down-to-earth approach to cooking has made him a household
favorite. Jamie rose from a humble pastry chef to television star by catching the eye of pro-
ducers during a documentary about the River Cafe, where he was working at the time. His
onscreen charisma meant he was featured heavily in the finished documentary; the offers
came flooding in, and so The Naked Chef was born. The program was a huge success, with
an intimate and fresh approach to the television chef. Jamie’s passion shone through and
drew in a younger audience. His television series and books gave Jamie fame and fortune
the world over, but he always wanted to do something positive with his success. Through
his charity restaurant and campaigns to ban unhealthy food in schools, Jamie has proven
to be more than simply a celebrity chef. His desire to bring about radical change has seen
him meet with top politicians and raise millions for his causes. This is his story.
Stafford Hildred is a television critic. Tim Ewbank is a television journalist. They are the
coauthors of Martin Clunes: The Biography, Rod Stewart, Russell Crowe, and The Secret
Life of Wallander.
Biography/Cooking • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 12 Color Photos
9781843585039 (Replaces 9781844547944) • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth
John Blake

“Whiskey expert Ian Buxton does away with connoisseur pomp to deliver this smartly designed, servicey little guide
to the best brown stuff around.” —Time Out New York on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
“If you like to drink whisky, this should be on your bucket list.” —LiquorSnob.com on 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Ian Buxton is a former marketing director of Glenmorangie and the author of 101 Whiskies to Try Before
You Die. He was elected a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honor of the Scotch whisky industry; he
is a member of the international tasting panel for the annual World Whisky Awards; and he is a liveryman
of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He writes regular columns for the Keeper, Whisky Magazine, and
WhiskyEtc magazine, and has written for the Country Life magazine, Scottish Field magazine, and the Times.

101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die

Including whiskies from more than 20 different countries, a witty, focused, practical guide
to some of the world’s finest whiskies
Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly expensive, whiskey
expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world’s whiskey warehouses to recommend
an eclectic selection of old favorites, stellar newcomers, and mystifyingly unknown drams that
simply have to be drunk. This witty, focused, and practical guide is not an awards list or a list
of the 101 “best” whiskies in the world in the opinion of some self-appointed whiskey guru. It’s
simply a guide to 101 whiskies from around the world that enthusiasts really must seek out and
try—love them or hate them—to complete their whiskey education. What’s more, it’s both prac-
tical and realistic as it cuts through the clutter, decodes the marketing hype, and gets straight
to the point; whether from India or America, Sweden or Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens, and
islands of Scotland—here are the 101 whiskies that every whiskey enthusiast needs to try.
Cooking • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780755363193 • October • $19.95 Cloth • Hachette Books Scotland

Also available:

101 Whiskies to Try

Before You Die
$19.95 Cloth

The Famous Grouse: A Whisky Companion

Heritage, History, Recipes & Drinks
Discover the history of Scotch whiskey and the part Famous Grouse has played in its de-
velopment while also learning how to mix a perfect Famous Honey & Marmalade Sour
Compiled by renowned whiskey writer Ian Buxton, this captivating miscellany is packed
with intriguing facts and trivia, from the story of an iconic brand—its unconventional start
named after a Scottish bird and its rise in popularity—to a fascinating insight into how
whiskey is distilled and bottled. With more than 45 recipes for whiskey-based dishes and
cocktails, including Famous Grouse Rack of Lamb, Mackerel with Snow Grouse Pickled
Rhubarb, and Apple Tarte Tatin with Whisky Ice Cream, this book belongs on every whiskey
enthusiast’s shelf. Famous Grouse is now 300 years old and across the brands has sales
close to 50 million bottles annually. It was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1980 for its ex-
cellence and quality.
Cooking • 128 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 15 Color Photos • 4 B/W Photos • 54 Color Illustrations
9780091944742 • September • $17.95 Cloth • Ebury Press

Cocktails with Bompas & Parr
Sam Bompas and Harry Parr
An adventurous journey through the wonderful world of cock-
tails, aiming to demystify the concoctions and help readers make
their own drinks from whatever they have on hand
Already featured in the New York Times and on the Martha Stewart
Show for giving jelly a 21st-century makeover, the boys at Bompas &
Parr now focus their attention on the perennially popular cocktail—
but of course with an extra-special twist. Sam and Harry take read-
ers on a roller-coaster journey through the wonderful world of fizzes,
smashes, juleps, shrubs, and fixes. Classics, new kids on the block, and
crazy concoctions are all to be expected, but the boys also provide ad-
vice on the all-important presentation, the ingredients, getting the ice
just right, and of course how to host a show-stopping event. Veterans
of successful alcoholic adventures such as Alcoholic Architecture (a
walk in a cloud of breathable gin and tonic) and the Architectural Punch-
bowl (a Robert Adam building flooded with four tons of Courvoisier
Punch—enough for 25,000 people), Bompas and Parr are perfectly
placed to teach readers how to create a cocktail night to remember.
The book includes historical facts surrounding cocktails, the univer-
sal cocktail principle, bar snacks, and advice on basic equipment.
Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have blurred the boundaries between art
and food since founding their company in 2007 charting the complete
history of food; exhibiting at the Barbican, San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art, and Salone Del Mobile; designing jellies with some of the world’s leading architects; and inventing the world’s first
flavor-changing chewing gum. They have made custom jellies for Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay.
Cooking • 160 pp • 7.5 x 9 • 57 Color Photos
9781862059061 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Let Me Tell You About Beer
A Beginner’s Guide to All Things Brewed
Melissa Cole
A true beginner’s guide written in an unpretentious and easy-to-read manner
covers beer and food matching, and clearly explains beer styles and flavors,
with no previous knowledge assumed
Beer is the world’s favorite drink, yet too often it’s shrouded in mystery, myth,
and complex-sounding terminology. This no-nonsense guide cuts straight through
all of it, with simple advice on how to seek out and enjoy the immense range of
flavors offered. The maxim that beer should always be fun runs right through this
book, which covers all the key essentials in a chatty style. It touches on fla-
vors, teaching drinkers how to explore the tastes they most enjoy and find other
similar beers; as well as practical details so they can choose, buy, serve, and taste
beer with confidence. It explains the main styles from around the world—wild
beers, wheat beers, lagers, golden and blonde ales, farmhouse ales, India pale ales
(IPAs) and pale ales, bitters, trappists and abbey beers, barley wines, Scotch ales
and old ales, mild ales, porters and stouts, fruit, field, spice and all things nice,
and the lunatic fringe. And of course it offers recommendations—more than 200
recommended beers to try—with the author’s original tasting notes.
Melissa Cole is one of the UK’s leading beer experts and a respected international beer judge, with more than a decade of writ-
ing, broadcasting, and evangelizing about the world’s favorite drink. She regularly joins up with craft brewers to produce col-
laboration brews.
Cooking • 224 pp • 8 x 9 Where to Find the Best Beer appendix includes:
178 Color Photos • 9 B/W Photos
9781862059146 • November Barcade (NYC), Beer Table (Brooklyn), The Bier Baron (Washington,
DC), Blind Tiger (NYC), Falling Rock (Denver), The Horse Brass
$23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Pavilion (Portland), Monk’s Cafe (Philadelphia), Rattle ‘n’ Hum (NYC),
L’amère à boire (Montreal), Brutopia (Montreal), Grizzly Paw
(Canmore, Alberta), 21st Amendment (San Fransciso), Goose
Island (Chicago), Gordon Biersch (various), Heartland Brewery
(NYC), Piece (Chicago), Pizza Port (various California), Rock Bot-
tom (various), Wynkoop (Denver), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn),
Great Divide (Denver), Left Hand (Boulder), Odells (Fort Collins,
Colorado), Stone Brewery & Bistro (La Escondido, California)

Hawksmoor at Home
Meat - Seafood - Sides - Breakfasts - Puddings - Cocktails
Fiona Beckett, Richard Turner, Will Beckett, and Huw Gott
Photographs by Dan Lepard
Seventy recipes and plenty of advice make up this lavish celebration of the most talked
about restaurant in Britain—the Hawksmoor restaurant, focusing on all things beef

“Hawksmoor at Home should be covered in fingerprints and splashes of food, as

it’s a great hands-on book to use every day.” —Heston Blumenthal
“The only thing harder to find than a great piece of meat is a great book on meat.
Hawksmoor at Home is most definitely the latter.” —Mark Schatzker, author, Steak
Providing unique insight into the enthusiasm and passion that go into creating great food
and drink, this practical cookbook describes how to buy and cook great steak and seafood
and much more, including how to make the “best burger in Britain” and the “best roast
beef in Britain;” how to mix terrific cocktails; and how to choose wine to accompany a
meal. When the proprietors of Hawksmoor started out they had a simple plan—to open
the best steak restaurant in London. They traveled the world searching for the perfect
steak, but discovered that beef from traditional breeds, reared the old-fashioned way in
Britain, and cooked simply over real charcoal, packed more flavor than anything they tried in their travels. Their credo is sim-
ple: the best ingredients—dictionary-thick steaks from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multiple award-
winning Ginger Pig, dry-aged for at least 35 days, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill. Their cocktails, wines, and desserts too
have been applauded. This sumptuous book, designed by David Eldridge (Ottolenghi’s Plenty) is an extended love letter to beef
and all the numerous other things that make Hawksmoor the well-loved restaurant that it is.
Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink writer, one of the UK’s leading experts on food and drink matching, wine
columnist for the Guardian, and the author of 22 books on food and wine, including Fiona Beckett’s Cheese Course and How
to Match Food and Wine. She has been voted Food Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers and been a run-
ner-up in the Best Drink Writer category in the Glenfiddich awards. She is currently a contributing editor to the wine magazine
Decanter and to the artisanal magazine Fork. Richard Turner is head chef at Hawksmoor. He has worked at Pharmacy, Quo
Vadis, the Restaurant Marco Pierre White, the Canteen, and Le Gavroche. Will Beckett and Huw Gott are owners and cofounders
of Hawksmoor. Dan Lepard’s photographs have appeared in the Guardian, Tatler, the Telegraph, Vogue, and Made in Italy, the
Glenfiddich award-winning book on chef Giorgio Locatelli.
Cooking • 320 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 139 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • 19 Color Illustrations • 27 B/W Illustrations
9781848093355 • November • $39.95 Cloth • Preface Publishing


The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces
Diane Seed
A charming revised edition of the classic Italian cookbook that has sold more than a mil-
lion copies and been translated into 12 languages

“One of the most rudimentary and rewarding cookbooks out there among the kazil-
lions. . . . Every recipe is easy and pays off with big flavor.” —Epicurious.com
With flavors bursting from the simplest ingredients, the authentic Italian pasta dishes offered
here can make home cooking truly sensational. The scent of torn basil leaves, the sizzle of
pan-fried prawns, the sight of an olive-studded spaghetti alla puttanesca—pasta sauces in-
vigorate all the senses. In this definitive collection, Diane Seed shares the 100 best sauce recipes
she has encountered in 40 years of living, eating, and cooking in Italy. Infinitely varied, it
includes specialties from regions across Italy and classics we’ve come to love that are both
delicious and economical, plus a few extra-special dishes that are perfect for occasions. This
indispensible selection is as wide-ranging as Italian culture itself. Trusted by cooks for more
than 25 years, its sensational yet simple recipes are an essential ingredient in every kitchen.
Diane Seed has lived in Rome for 30 years, and has built up an international reputation for
her unrivaled knowledge of Italian regional cuisine. She writes for various magazines and
travels the world giving lectures, lessons, and demonstrations—Lonelyplanet.com refers to
her as “the doyenne of Roman cookery teachers.” She worked frequently for the International
Olive Oil Council, and for eight years as the Italian food consultant for Marks and Spencer.
Cooking • 128 pp • 5 x 8
9780224095327 • December • $17.95 Cloth • Square Peg

Love Italian Food
Recipes for Friends and Family from a Home in Asolo
Maddalena Caruso
Photographs by Stefano Scata
Maddalena Caruso’s stunning Italian home provides the backdrop for this vi-
sually dazzling guide to seasonal Italian food and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle
Love Italian Food follows the course of the year from spring to winter, with each
season subdivided thematically. The spring chapter consists of Spring Cooking,
Asparagus and Lunch with Roses; summer features include Kitchen Garden, Figs
and Sunny Summer Colour; autumn is divided into Garden Harvest, Autumn Com-
fort, Vineyard Picnic, Pomegranates and Jam Session; and winter brings Cosy Cel-
ebration with Friends, Radicchio, All Sorts of Cabbages and Sunday Brunch. The
sumptuous reportage-style photography transports the reader to a world where
family and friends come together to enjoy the bounty of the seasons. They may
be sitting al fresco enjoying the first warmth of the sun’s spring rays, gathered at
a table set in the middle of the herb garden in summer, entertaining a crowd in
the orchard at harvest time, or seated round a table glowing with candles for a
cozy winter celebration. Wherever they are and at whatever time of year, readers
are invited to join them. Recipes include metric measurements.
Maddalena Caruso lives in Asolo, in the province of Treviso, northwest of Venice.
Stefano Scata is a photographer whose clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Elle,
Lonely Planet Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the Wall Street Journal.
Cooking • 224 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 300 Color Photos
9781906417758 • February • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Jacqui Small

Honestly Healthy
Eat with Your Body in Mind, the Alkaline Way
Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
Photographs by Lisa Linder
A clear explanation of alkalizing foods and their healing and preventative prop-
erties by a gourmet cook and a nutritional therapist
Organic gourmet vegetarian cook Natasha Corrett and leading nutritional ther-
apist Vicki Edgson combine their expertise in this fully illustrated guide to eat-
ing a balanced alkaline diet that keeps the body in mind. They clearly explain
the principles and benefits of this kind of eating, identifying both alkalizing and
acid-forming foods, and offering the modern cook a host of flavorful, easy-to-
prepare recipes recommended for different times of the day and different stages
of life. The first section deals with the basics: the principles of healthy eating;
the sources of and role played by vitamins, carbohydrates, and protein; the iden-
tification of alkalizing and acid-forming foods; and the ways in which an alka-
line diet can nourish the body without placing the digestive system under strain.
Readers will learn how to boost their immune systems, increase energy levels,
maintain blood sugar levels, and focus the mind through healthy eating. The sec-
ond section features 100 mouthwatering recipes, from the first smoothie of the
morning through delicious salads and mains to the last healthy snack of the day. Each recipe illustrates just how easy it is to
prepare delicious and nutritious food that will make you feel great. Recipes include dual measurements.
Natasha Corrett is a professional cook who trained at the age of 16 at her father’s French restaurant, Le Boudin Blanc, in Lon-
don. Vicki Edgson is a clinical nutrition consultant and the coauthor of In Bed with the Food Doctor. Lisa Linder is a photog-
rapher whose clients include Heston Blumenthal, Esprit, Esquire, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Jamie Oliver Magazine, Marriot
Hotels, Gordon Ramsay, and Vogue Entertaining and Travel.
Cooking/Health • 192 pp • 8 x 9 • 300 Color Photos
9781906417819 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Jacqui Small

Marie Claire Real + Simple

Real Food Simply Prepared
Michele Cranston
More than 100 delicious recipes focusing on the organic link between fresh
ingredients, wonderful food simply prepared, and good health and vitality
From energy-packed breakfasts to hearty soups, from rich roasts to enticing sal-
ads and luscious desserts, the healthy recipes in Marie Claire Real + Simple will in-
spire and delight. They are organized in such chapters as Simple (Chilled Red Pepper
and Almond Soup), Crisp (Gruyere Toast with Pear and Fig Salad), Sizzle (Grilled
Prawns with a Fresh Coconut Salsa), Flame (Sugar Spiced Pork Cutlets), Simmer
(Pumpkin and Spinach Curry), Stir (Bacon and Green Pea Risotto), Crunch (Rose-
water Meringues with Raspberries), and Chill (Pomegranate Lemonade). Recipes
include dual measurements.
Michele Cranston has been cooking and styling for 20 years in a career that has
spanned work as a chef, creative caterer, and writer. Her work has appeared in the
New York Times and Wallpaper magazine, and her previous books include Fresh,
Kitchen, and Zest.
Cooking • 256 pp • 8 x 9.5 • 171 Color Photos
9781741964745 • September • $26.95 Paper • Murdoch Books
Food: The Essential A–Z Guide
10th Anniversary Edition
Edited by John Newton
From the everyday to the exotic, this massive, definitive culinary guide covers a global
range of ingredients and includes key recipes and features on both the cooking styles
and the cuisines of more than 30 nations
With a simple, clean design this reference book is accessible and inspiring. It represents
a vast resource of carefully researched information, supported by hundreds of photographs,
that inform the reader’s eating experiences, whether dining out or eating in. From abalone
and the native South American fruit abiu to the fiery Yemen relish zhug and the Italian
pudding zappa inglese, this guide takes the food enthusiast on an exciting journey from
A to Z, around the world. It also includes information on kitchen equipment, kitchen
terms, and food storage. A conversion chart is included.
John Newton is a writer, journalist, and novelist. As a journalist he has written for the
Age, Slow, the Sydney Morning Herald, and has a wine column in the Organic Gardener.
He won the Gold Ladle for Best Food Journalist in the 2005 World Food Media Awards.
Cooking • 496 pp • 7.5 x 11 • 1,000 Color Photos
9781742663937 • November • $45.00 Cloth • Murdoch Books

Kitchen Coquette
The Go-To Guide for Those Random Life Scenarios When Food
Is the Only Answer
Katrina Meynink
A fresh, exciting, and stylish cookbook for young women
Not your typical breakfast-lunch-dinner format cookbook, this book knows that what
you cook to fortify the soul is vastly different to what you might cook to impress a first
date. It provides the recipes with the context, whether the reader wants to feed 10 hun-
gry friends, the man of her dreams, or her lovely grandma; and it even provides a bite to
eat for all those inspired in-between moments. Whether it is the first dinner date at home
(Crispy Blue Cheese Ravioli, Raddichio, and Walnut Salad with Quince Dressing), the fam-
ily reunion (Beer-Battered Onion Halves with Chorizo, Feta, and Olives), coping with heart-
break (Rose Vodka or Cinnamon Caipirinha), or cooking for potential in-laws (Caramelized
Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Glaze and Parsnip Fries), all occasions are covered in
this funny, approachable cookbook. This go-to guide gives cooks a sense of achievement,
while embracing all those tear-ruined, sweaty-palmed, and swear-word fueled moments
of life—all while providing the dish that suits. Recipes include dual measurements.
Katrina Meynink is a freelance food writer with a masters in gastronomy from Le Cor-
don Bleu. She is in her final stages of training to be a chef and Kitchen Coquette is her first cookbook.
Cooking • 272 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 75 Color Photos • 10 Color Illustrations • 20 B/W Illustrations
9781742376813 • October • $36.95 (Can $40.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Indian Family Cookbook
Simon Daley and Roshan Hirani
Real Indian home cooking with simple recipes and authentic results, this collection,
formerly released as Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law, contains more than
100 family recipes

“This handsome cookbook offers an invaluable introduction to staple dishes of

Indian cuisine, as they are cooked at home.” —Booklist
“A tasty and comprehensive guide to everyday Indian food.” —Publishers Weekly
When self-taught home cook Simon Daley tasted his future mother-in-law Roshan’s chicken
curry for the first time, he was smitten. Simon asked Roshan to teach him her vast per-
sonal collection of recipes and now, in their kitchen, a special friendship flourishes. Beau-
tifully packaged with a textured cover treatment, this unique book draws on the extensive
repertoire of an exceptional home cook, including traditional dishes passed down from
mother to daughter over centuries, from the family’s Gujerati roots in India to modern
adaptations. Recipes include Pumpkin and Spinach Curry, Cumin-fried Chicken, Lemon
Salt Pickle, Sweetcorn with Pepper Butter, and Milk Dumplings in Cardamom Syrup. Stun-
ning, modern photography of Simon and Roshan cooking at home, with step-by-step
sequences to illustrate the more unique techniques, complements the lively, personal text.
Recipes include dual measurements.
Simon Daley is a designer and art director specializing in cookbooks. Roshan Hirani is the eldest daughter of a large Indian
family. From the age of 11 it was her job to cook for the family and she has amassed more than 50 years of experience as an
outstanding traditional Gujerati cook. Simon is Roshan’s son-in-law.
Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 70 Color Photos
9781862059849 (Replaces 9781862057999) • November
$19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Anova Books

The Real Taste of Spain

Recipes Inspired by the Markets of Spain
Jenny Chandler
More than 100 modern and traditional recipes for authentic Spanish dishes based
on fresh, seasonal ingredients are adapted for the home kitchen

“Delicious recipes inspired by the glorious markets of Spain.” —Food & Travel
“A wonderful entrée into the world of Spanish cooking.” —Publishers Weekly
on The Food of Northern Spain
From the famous Boqueria in Barcelona to the tiny village markets of rural Spain, mar-
ket life and fresh regional products are at the heart of Spanish life and cuisine. These
dishes are based on the everyday foods of Spain that are central to good home cook-
ing—plump tomatoes, fresh fish and vegetables, ripe fruits, tasty cheeses, and perfectly
cured meats. With more and more people trying to eat a varied and healthy diet, this
illustrated cookbook and reference combines this demand with Spain’s ever-increas-
ing popularity. Jenny Chandler has divided the book by the stalls of the local market:
shellfish and fresh fish, poultry and game, meat, cereals and legumes, olives and spices,
vegetables, fruit, and dried fruit. Each section includes quick tapas, smaller dishes, and
main meals. Jenny brings the vitality of the market to life with introductions to each stall and explanations of the products. She
also includes traditional cooking techniques and easy variations. Recipes include dual measurements.
Jenny Chandler is a chef, a cooking instructor, and the author of The Food of Northern Spain.
Cooking • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 110 Color Photos
9781862059757 (Replaces 9781862057388) • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion
Rick Stein’s Spain
140 New Recipes Inspired by My Journey Off the Beaten Track
Rick Stein
Rick Stein explores the edible delicacies and delights found in Spain’s diverse regions
“I’ve wanted to make a series in Spain for a long time. I love Spanish food, I’ve been
going there since I was a young boy—but until quite recently I don’t think people
really took the food seriously. Thanks to a handful of really dedicated Spanish chefs
and a growing enthusiasm for its rugged flavors, that has all begun to change. To me
the underlying point of journeying to Spain would be to discover the ‘duende’ in the
cooking. By that I mean a sense of soul, of authenticity. The word is normally used
in flamenco but I think it could be equally applied to the art of Spanish cooking be-
cause to my mind, in really good food, there is a communication between the cook
and diner that amounts to art.” —Rick Stein
In a beautifully designed and illustrated cookbook, Rick Stein has selected more than 140
recipes that capture the authentic taste of Spain today. Spanish cooking has a rich his-
tory, with flavors reflecting a broad range of cultural influences. Rick samples his way
through the specialties and hidden treats of each region, taking in the changing land-
scape from the mountainous northern regions through the Spanish plains to the Mediter-
ranean beaches. With more than 100 location and recipe photographs, this is an essential book for food lovers as well as a stun-
ning culinary guide to a diverse country. Metric measurements are included.
Rick Stein is a chef, restaurateur, television host, and author. His other titles include Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick
Stein’s French Odyssey, and Rick Stein’s Seafood, which won the coveted James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award.
Cooking • 320 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos
9781849901352 • September • $34.95 Cloth • BBC Books

Also available:

Rick Stein’s Rick Stein’s Rick Stein’s

Far Eastern Odyssey French Odyssey Fruits of the Sea
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Rick Stein’s Rick Stein’s Rick Stein’s

Seafood Lovers’ Guide Seafood Odyssey Taste of the Sea
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$29.95 Paper $32.95 Paper $27.95 Paper

Taste Ye Back
Great Scots and the Food That Made Them
Sue Lawrence
Presented with nostalgic childhood recipes that range from Ewan Mc-
Gregor’s bread-and-butter pudding to Ian Rankin’s vegetable soup, Sue
Lawrence has interviewed 70 prominent Scots and unlocked their beloved
memories of food and growing up

“A wonderful collection of childhood memories, a truly nostalgic

food trip down memory lane.” —Nigella Lawson
“One of the best recipe writers in the land.” —Times
Celebrities as diverse as John Barrowman, Ewan McGregor, Gordon Brown,
A. L. Kennedy, Maggie O’Farrell, tennis player Andy Murray, Alexander Mc-
Call Smith, and Gordon Ramsay take a nostalgic look at the recipes of their
childhoods. Sue Lawrence talks to them about their families, their home, and
their relationship with food. They reminisce about their mom’s cullen skink,
their dad’s roast, and their granny’s shortbread which Sue tests out and brings
right up to date as only she can. With a mellow nostalgic tone running though
the interviews and recipes, readers can’t help but be inspired to make it how
it used to be made. This insight into traditional Scottish food includes recipes
for politician Menzies Campbell’s smoked haddock pie, chef Nick Nairn’s
meatloaf, rugby player Gavin Hastings’ kedgeree, and journalist Andrew
Marr’s gingerbread. Recipes include dual measurements.
Sue Lawrence is the author of A Cook’s Tour of Scotland, Scots Cooking,
Sue Lawrence’s Book of Baking, and Sue Lawrence’s Scottish Kitchen. Gor-
don Ramsay cites her as one of his top three cooks, alongside Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver.
Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos
9780755318643 (Replaces 9780755318636) • October • $23.95 New in Paper • Hachette Books Scotland

Also available:

A Cook’s Tour of Scotland Sue Lawrence’s Sue Lawrence’s

9780755314188 • $19.95 Paper Book of Baking Scottish Kitchen
9780755312122 • $24.95 Paper 9780755310500 • $35.00 Cloth

Scandilicious Baking
Signe Johansen
A follow-up to the Scandilicious cookbook, the secrets of some of
the best baking in the world are found here
Deeply ingrained in the Nordic culture, baking is a distinctive part of
Scandinavian identity, history, and well-being. Welcome to a world where
cakes made with real butter are celebrated rather than feared, where en-
tire festivals are dedicated to baking, and where it is believed there is
nothing quite like the thrill of making one’s own bread, snow biscuits,
or cardamom buns. Here, Signe Johansen shares with readers the most
delicious baked treats she grew up with. The book includes Rye and
Chocolate Soda Bread hot out of the oven; Pumpkin, Cheese, and Sage
Muffins that pack a flavor punch; and Danish Strawberry and Mazarin
Cream Tart—perfect for summer entertaining. Dipping into seasonal fare,
and finishing with a chapter on Christmas treats and gifts, this delicious
collection will soon become a foodie kitchen favorite. Metric measure-
ments are included.
Signe Johansen is a food anthropologist and cook who grew up in Nor-
way. She trained at Leiths School of Food & Wine, and after graduat-
ing worked in the Experimental Kitchen at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck
at Bray. She is the author of Scandilicious and a coauthor of The Ulti-
mate Student Cookbook.
Cooking • 256 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
9781444734676 • October • $34.95 Cloth • Saltyard Books

Also available:

$27.95 Cloth

Adriano Zumbo’s Fantastical Kitchen of Other-Worldly Delights
Adriano Zumbo
A whirlwind tour through the whimsical world of Adriano Zumbo’s sweet Willie
Wonka–style inventions
Utterly irresistible and always unique, Zumbo’s sweet treats feature bold flavor com-
binations with incredible design, and this stunningly illustrated collection takes read-
ers on a journey beyond the chocolate factory to find out how to do it themselves. His
melt-in-the-mouth macaroons include Chocolate Salt and Vinegar, Kalamata Olive, Salted
Butter Popcorn, Blackened Vanilla Bean, and Salted Milk Chocolate Caramel. Perfect
pastries range from Pumpkin and Saffron Risotto Snail to Sticky Mango Danish. In-
credibly creative cakes include Miss Marple Cake (orange, mascarpone, and maple),
and Escape from a Colombian Rainforest (cherry, cola, and chocolate). These stun-
ning desserts are broken down into many small steps, creating the perfect challenge
for dessert makers who are ready for a challenge. Recipes include dual measurements.
Adriano Zumbo’s playful approach to food, far-ranging imagination, and cheeky
attitude have made him one of Australia’s best-known chefs. He opened his first patis-
serie in 2007. His appearances on MasterChef Australia have since won him a national
Cooking • 256 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 200 Color Photos
9781741968040 • November • $39.95 Cloth • Murdoch Books

The Primrose Bakery Book
Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas
More than 80 gorgeously illustrated recipes from a bakery that has become an in-
stitution for cake lovers, with a pink placeholder ribbon and plenty of quirky charm

“Simple, classic cakes, expertly executed and presented with Primrose’s own
quirky sensibility.” —Bon Appetit on Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery
“Multiple batches of the authors’ recipe for vanilla cupcakes . . . delighted
crowds, including office guinea pigs, er, colleagues.” —Washington Post on
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery
Primrose Bakery is a way of life—from homemade croissants at breakfast, through fruity
loaves at coffee time, to a slice of layer cake with afternoon tea, these recipes have the
whole day covered. And that’s not to mention their signature cupcakes with butter cream
icing in every flavor, a delicious treat whatever the time of day. Unique concoction in-
clude Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, Rhubarb Cupcakes, Triple Layer Caramel Cake,
Ginger Cream Christmas Cake, Coconut and Raspberry Slice, Aunt Mary’s Bourbon
Biscuits, and elaborate wedding cakes. This perfect baking handbook is packed full of
quirky charm. Because it is a baking business that originated in a home kitchen, the bak-
ers know the value of simple recipes that give great results. From staff-favorite recipes
and hand-me-down cakes from the proprietors’ moms, to the secret of perfect icing and sugar decorations, this book is a mouth-
watering window onto the year-round world of Primrose Bakery. Recipes include dual measurements.
Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas set up Primrose Bakery seven years ago in Lisa’s home kitchen. Their celebrity clients have in-
cluded Kate Moss, Elton John, and U2.
Cooking • 240 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 254 Color Photos
9780224086882 • November • $29.95 Cloth • Square Peg

The National Trust Book of Baking

Sybil Kapoor
An inspiring collection of simple modern recipes using seasonal ingredients from
kitchen gardens and orchards
Baking is one of life’s pleasures and this beautiful cookbook brings together an in-
spiring collection of recipes, illustrating different aspects of modern British bak-
ing. It discusses how key ingredients such as grain from the mill or butter from the
dairy have shaped British baking and led to a delicious and deservedly famous reper-
toire of cakes, pastries, savory bakes, and bread. Seville Orange Drizzle Cake and Black-
currant Meringue Pie are just a few of the simple desserts that can be prepared with
fresh dairy ingredients, while pastry, biscuits, and breads from the mill provide a whole-
some basis for homemade peach slices, olive oil bread, and Chelsea buns. Harvest sump-
tuous apricots, cherries, apples, pears, and plums from the orchard for apricot creams
and pear pie, or use the natural abundance of wild herbs, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts
of the hedgerow to produce delicious almond blackberry cake or gooey chocolate wal-
nut brownies. A conversion chart is included.
Sybil Kapoor is the author of London: Authentic Recipes Celebrating the Foods of
the World and Taste: A New Way to Cook, and has been a recipient of the Glenfid-
dich Cookery Writer award.
Cooking • 320 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 Color Photos
9781907892325 • December • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • National Trust

Good Old-Fashioned Pies & Stews
Laura Mason
A collection of delicious recipes for ultimate comfort foods in a new full-color edi-
tion, fully redesigned and incorporating new photography throughout

“Recommended for cooks who enjoy rustic, historical recipes.” —Library Journal
Delicious, slow-cooked ingredients simmering in the cooking pot or inside a homemade
pastry crust are among life’s greatest simple pleasures, and all the recipes in this col-
lection can be made with inexpensive cuts of meat and enhanced with seasonal ingre-
dients or whatever is on hand. This selection of quality recipes will please every palate,
and includes meals based on beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, game, fish, and vegeta-
bles. From Lamb Casserole and Chicken Pie to Irish Stew with Dumplings, these en-
trees are economical, simple to make, and can be thrown together in minutes, for filling
and nutritious meals that can be left to cook gently throughout the day. A conversion
chart is included.
Laura Mason is a food historian whose books include Good Old-Fashioned Roasts,
The National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook, and Sugar-Plums and Sherbet: The Prehis-
tory of Sweets. She is also a coordinator of the Slow Food movement.
Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
9781907892363 (Replaces 9781907892103) • November
$28.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • National Trust

Good Old-Fashioned Puddings

Sara Paston-Williams
Bursting with more than 200 delicious British pudding recipes, this book also con-
tains fascinating historical backgrounds to key traditional desserts, in a new full-
color edition, fully redesigned and incorporating new photography throughout
The great British pudding is alive and well and this book demonstrates exactly why.
This collection of established favorites and little-known but great recipes traces the
history of the pudding—from the earliest medieval spiced jellies through the elabo-
rate pies of the Elizabethans and the elegant custards of the Georgians to the sub-
stantial puddings of the Victorians. All the best recipes that have stood the test of time
are provided here with sumptuous photography. Indulge in Roly-Poly Pudding and
Damson Cobbler or savor elegant and delicate Marbled Rose Cream and Blackcur-
rant and Mint Fool. Anyone who enjoys a healthy dose of great British puddings will
find their ultimate comfort foods collected here. Includes conversion chart.
Sara Paston-Williams is the author of Good Old-Fashioned Comfort Puddings; Good
Old-Fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chutneys; and Good Old-Fashioned Summertime
Cooking • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
9781907892349 (Replaces 9781905400508) • November
$28.95 (Can $31.95) Cloth • National Trust

Each: Cooking • 208 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 100 Color Photos • $13.95 Paper • BBC Books

100 Great Chicken Recipes

Ainsley Harriott
Creamy Cardamom Chicken, Pan-Fried Chicken with Corn Cakes, Chicken Kiev with Cheese
and Butterbean Mash, and more
If there’s one chef who can create 100 chicken recipes, it is Ainsley Harriott, and here he show-
cases an incredible range of flavors, cooking styles, and dishes. From an oven-baked harissa chicken
with cumin sweet potatoes to chili chicken burgers and soy-poached chicken breasts with pak
choi, who knew chicken could be so exciting? Recipes include dual measurements.
Ainsley Harriott—of the BBC’s Ready, Steady, Cook and PBS’s Great Food series—is the author
of Ainsley Harriott’s All New Meals in Minutes and Just Five Ingredients.
9781849903974 • September

100 Recipes for Entertaining

Raymond Blanc
Baked Pancakes with Gruyere, Risotto with Mussels, Tomato Fondue, and more
Raymond Blanc has chosen 100 sensational but easily achievable recipes that will wow readers’ guests
and impress their friends. From a simple, but classic French Onion Soup or Coq au Vin to the
finest Roast Rib of Beef or Pork Fillet with Onion and Garlic Puree, these are foolproof go-to
recipes. With perfect desserts, this book will become the first book to turn to for a meal to im-
press, whether for a weekend banquet or weeknight feast. Recipes include dual measurements.
Raymond Blanc is the Michelin-starred owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and author of
many acclaimed books including Simple French Cookery.
9781849904353 • October

100 Easy Chinese Suppers

Ken Hom
Northern Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Crackling Chinese Roast Pork, Peking-Style Caramel
Walnuts, and more
Ken’s favorite quick and simple Chinese recipes collected here are perfect for a cozy after-work
meal. From stews and curries to easy stir fries and healthy steamed and braised dishes, there are
also some great light bites and easy entertaining recipes. These recipes will turn home
cooks from the take out or delivery to the wok. Recipes include dual measurements.
Ken Hom has more than 25 years of experience as a BBC television chef and has written more
then 30 cookbooks, including Foolproof Chinese Cooking, Foolproof Thai Cooking, and Ken
Hom’s Quick Wok.
9781849903981 • November

100 Vegetarian Feasts

Sophie Grigson
Pumpkin, Sweet Corn and Sweet Potato Stew; Green Summer Risotto; Baked Goats’ Cheese
with Lavender; and more
Sophie Grigson’s passion for vegetarian food shines through every recipe in this gorgeous col-
lection. From light, summery salads to root vegetable soups, Mediterranean pastas, and Middle
Eastern stews, this book will entice all readers, whether they are vegetarian or not. Recipes in-
clude dual measurements.
Sophie Grigson is a passionate supporter of organic food and the author of more than 21 cook-
books, including Fish, Organic: A New Way of Eating, and Sophie Grigson’s Country Kitchen.
9781849903998 • November

Each: Cooking • 208 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 100 Color Photos • November • $13.95 Paper • BBC Books

100 Foolproof Suppers

Gizzi Erskine
A very stylish cook presents 100 of her favorite fast and foolproof suppers
“The most exciting new chef in years—Gizzi Erskine gives food the
fashion factor.” —Instyle
With the help of this fun guide, cooks can develop confidence in the kitchen
by creating the perfect meal every time. From curries, rice, and all things spice,
to delicious desserts, cakes, and biscuits, this cookbook will help readers cre-
ate super suppers that will impress family and friends, and ensure that all cook-
ing demons are a thing of the past. Recipes include dual measurements.
Gizzi Erskine is a host of television cooking shows and the author of Gizzi’s
Kitchen Magic. She is the food columnist for Company magazine and has con-
tributed to Arena, Elle, Instyle, and Marie Claire.

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Each book in this vibrant series showcases new treats and flavors in a bold and contemporary design. Fun and
foolproof, these are accessible, quick recipes that are sure to become well-loved favorites in the kitchen.
Murdoch Books is an independent publishing company with extensive on-site test kitchens.
Each: Cooking • 128 pp • 7 x 8 • 48 Color Photos • $14.95 Paper • Murdoch Books

More Than 50 Fabulous New Recipes for the Grill
Adobo Pork with Coconut Rice, Barbecued Salmon with Gin & Fennel
Cream, and Barbecued Asparagus with Toasted Pine Nut Dressing
Barbecuing is as versatile and easy as ever, and with this book, readers can be as
ambitious or as low-key as they like—feed the family or entertain a crowd. Rang-
ing from slow-cooked main meals to quick vegetable side dishes, these easy-to-
follow recipes each have that “wow factor.” A whole chapter dedicated to marinades,
spice rubs, and sauces will also equip readers with flavor boosters to bring in-
gredients to life. From the perfect burger to Asian Sticky Pork Ribs to a full-on
dinner party menu, this collection is a reminder that for aroma and flavor, noth-
ing beats a barbecue. Recipes include dual measurements.
9781742663258 • March

Cake and Cookie Pops

More Than 50 Fun Treats on Sticks
What do brownies, lamingtons, meringues, and cookies have in common? They
all taste better on sticks!
Introducing readers to a delightful new baking trend, this book features easy-to-
follow recipes and loads of fun decorating ideas for every kind of “pop,” with recipes
for Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pops, Red Velvet Cake Pops, Cheesecake Pops,
Caramel Popcorn Pops, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Christmas Tree Pops, and Hon-
eycomb and Chocolate Pops. From fancy afternoon teas to children’s birthday par-
ties, any occasion becomes fun with these festive desserts. Recipes include dual
9781742664545 • October

Each: Cooking • 128 pp • 7 x 8 • October • $14.95 Paper • Murdoch Books

More Than 50 Fun Recipes for Creative Cakes
Chefs can brighten up their baking with sophisticated flavor pairings for adults,
like balsamic raspberry or orange and poppy seed
More than 50 recipes are sure to provide the perfect cupcake for every occasion,
including Apricot, Sour Cream & Coconut Cupcakes; Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes;
Peanut Butter Cupcakes; Raspberry Balsamic Cupcakes; Plum & Cardamom
Cakes; and Espresso Cakes. With brand-new, innovative decorating ideas and fla-
vor combinations, this is the only cupcake book bakers will ever need. Recipes in-
clude dual measurements.
49 Color Photos • 9781742663234

More Than 50 Sensational Recipes for Pizza Lovers
Pear, Prosciutto, Blue Cheese & Walnut Pizza; Mixed Mushroom & Asparagus
Pizza; Chorizo Pizza Rolls; and Ricotta, Spinach & Bacon Pizza Pie
Packed with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, this collection will turn any home
kitchen into an Italian pizzeria. From classic margherita and four-cheese toppings
to exciting contemporary flavor combinations, there are pizzas to suit everyone.
Those looking for fresh and flavorful or very simple options will also appreciate
the selection of healthy and “cheats” pizzas. A basics section including pizza doughs
and sauces forms the foundation for all the recipes, and can be used for inspira-
tion to create new and individual pizzas. Recipes include dual measurements.
48 Color Photos • 9781742663265

More Than 50 Fresh and Easy Soup Recipes
A new collection of flavor-packed soups that will take readers on a culinary jour-
ney with each new recipe
Appealing in both summer and winter, these soup recipes are versatile enough to
act as entrees. Chapters dedicated to healthy, quick, and traditional soups will cater
to the health-conscious, time poor, and flavor seeking. Recipes include Pumpkin Soup
with Harissa; Easy Bouillabaisse; Greek-Style Lamb Meatball Soup; Goulash with
Herb Dumplings; Mexican Cream of Corn Soup; Crab Bisque; and Cold Avocado
Soup with Lime-Pickled Onions. A basics section full of accompaniments will also
help dress up basic soups with spice and seed sprinkles and croutons or make meals
fun with grilled cheese. Recipes include dual measurements.
50 Color Photos • 9781742663364

Fortnum & Mason: Honey and Preserves
Fortnum & Mason
An irresistible collection of recipes using honeys, jams, marmalades,
chutneys, and other preserves from the world famous Fortnum &
Mason store
For more than 300 years Fortnum & Mason has been internation-
ally renowned for its style, elegance, English charm, and above all,
as a purveyor of foods of the finest quality, including a distinguished
range of honey and preserves. This beautiful pocket book celebrates
Fortnum’s outstanding heritage in preserving. From the fascinating
history of its preserves and why Fortnum & Mason continues to use
time-honored methods in their manufacture, to how the store came
to house a colony of bees on its rooftop, this is a charming collec-
tion of anecdotes and stories alongside more than 50 delicious recipes
using honey and preserves. From Scallops with Honey, Soy and Chili;
Beef and Stout Puff Pastry Pie; and Marmalade-Glazed Ham to del-
icate teatime treats and elegant puddings, there is something for every
occasion and every time of the day. Anyone can now enjoy a taste
of Fortnum’s at home. Recipes include metric measurements.
Cooking • 128 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 40 Color Photos
9780091943677 • September • $16.95 Cloth • Ebury Press

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The Modern Pantry Cookbook
Anna Hansen
A groundbreaking new restaurant cookbook from a top female chef, combining
the best of seasonal Western ingredients with the freshness and spice of Asian and
Pacific Rim cooking

“Anna puts together innovative combinations with confidence and charm. . . .

Her menu captures everything that is appealing about fusion food.”
—Fergus Henderson, author, The Whole Beast
“If you’re looking to impress your friends with your culinary expertise this is
the book to have.” —Independent
The Modern Pantry restaurant serves some of the most exciting food in London. Anna
Hansen’s flavor combinations are wholly original, and in her first cookbook, she in-
troduces the reader to his or her very own “modern pantry,” a global larder of ingre-
dients to use at home. Recipes include snacks and sharing plates like Crab Rarebit or
Grilled Halloumi and Lemon Roast Fennel Bruschetta with Crispy Capers; salads such
as Wild Rice with Charred Sweetcorn, Avocado, Feta, and Pecan; and delicious main
courses like Roast Butternut Squash Stuffed with Medjool Date, Cashew Nut and Co-
riander Couscous or Miso-Marinated Onglet Steak. Other highlights are her luscious desserts: Honey-roast Pear, Chestnut and
Oat Crumble or Manuka Honey and Peanut Butter Truffles, and cakes and bakes including Ginger Crunch or Banana, Coconut
and Saffron Upside-down Cake. Anna aims to broaden the everyday home cook’s ideas of what he or she can prepare, to create
simple, inspiring dishes for family and friends. Recipes include metric measurements.
Anna Hansen worked at Fergus Henderson’s French House Restaurant before taking up the role of pastry chef at Peter Gor-
don’s Soho restaurant, Sugar Club. Two years later she launched the award-winning Providores and Tapa Room. She opened
her first solo venture, the Modern Pantry, in 2008 to rave reviews. She also acted as consultant chef to the award-winning, Miche-
lin-starred New York restaurant Public.
Cooking • 256 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 112 Color Photos
9780091937973 • December • $45.00 Cloth • Ebury Press

Quick & Easy Pressure Cooker

More Than 80 Time-Saving Recipes for Soups, Easy Meals and Desserts
Murdoch Books
A collection of more than 80 fast, simple recipes to impress family and friends, re-
duce energy bills, and revolutionize the way home cooks think about cooking
It’s not necessary to spend hours in the kitchen to create great meals; with a fast and en-
ergy-efficient pressure cooker, anyone can make delicious dinners and delectable desserts in
only a fraction of the time. Just throw in the ingredients and let the pressure cooker do
all the work. Recipes include Chunky Pea and Ham Soup; Beef Short Ribs with Molasses,
Bourbon and Thyme; Mushroom Risotto; Zucchini with Mint and Feta; and Chocolate
and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding. Recipes include dual measurements.
Murdoch Books is an independent publishing company with extensive on-site test kitchens.
Cooking • 192 pp • 8 x 10 • 90 Color Photos
9781742662718 • October • $24.95 Spiral (Concealed Wire-O) • Murdoch Books


Christmas Magic
Festive Favourites Made Easy
Kate Shirazi
The latest in the successful and beloved Magic series
offers more than 50 festive holiday classics, reinvented and
bursting with flavor
Delicious, irresistible, and easy-to-follow, these recipes in-
clude ideal selections for novice cooks, as well as sophisti-
cated options for more adventurous cooks, but above all, this
collection is filled with treats to feed the whole family and
make cooking for Christmas easy and fun. Classic canapés,
party food, celebration cakes, main event meals and accom-
paniments, essential sauces, and mouthwatering desserts—all
the basics are here. Written in Kate Shirazi’s amusing and ir-
reverent style, this newest adorable entry from the author of
Baking Magic and Cupcake Magic will have readers dashing
to the kitchen to fill it with the heady aromas of festive fare.
Recipes include dual measurements.
Kate Shirazi is the author of Cake Magic, Chocolate Magic,
Cookie Magic, and Cupcake Magic, all available separately
or in the compendium Baking Magic. She founded the
Cakeadoodledo mail-order cupcake business from her farm-
house kitchen.
Cooking • 112 pp • 7 x 7 • 50 Color Photos
9781862059726 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth

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The Art of Dining
A History of Cooking & Eating
Sara Paston-Williams
A remarkable, rich work on the social history of British cooking and eating

“Cooking arrangements and eating habits have undergone revolution

after revolution. With careful research, clear organization, and fine
writing, Paston-Williams illuminates these revolutions beautifully.”
—James Beard Foundation
“A sumptuous feast for the eyes. Page after page of exquisite color plates
and photographs intimately detail the history of cuisine and dining in
British manor life. . . . An unrivaled choice for all libraries with an interest
in culinary history.” —Library Journal
Behind the curious ingredients and mysterious language of old cookbooks lies
a completely different world, where the foods that many take for granted
today were often not available; their preparation, cooking, and preservation were
laborious and skilful tasks; and the art of dining reflected social attitudes quite
removed from modern culinary practice. This book includes historical recipes
together with their modern adaptations and covers the medieval and early Tudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian
and Edwardian periods. It explores how dining habits have evolved over time, from the cavernous kitchens of medieval houses
to the highly developed technology of Victorian service areas, whether producing food for ornate dining rooms or intimate par-
lors. Sara Paston-Williams has used the great wealth of National Trust houses and records to produce a wonderful book which
is a feast for the eye as well as a fascinating guide to all the arts of dining. Recipes include dual measurements.
Sara Paston-Williams is the author of Good Old-Fashioned Comfort Puddings; Good Old-Fashioned Jams, Preserves and Chut-
neys; and Good Old-Fashioned Summertime Puddings.
Cooking/History • 348 pp • 10 x 10 • 206 Color Photos • 59 B/W Photos
9781907892356 • October • $45.00 (Can $49.95) Cloth • National Trust

A History of English Food

Clarissa Dickson Wright
A sumptuously presented personal history of English food, from medieval times to the
present day, by a beloved food writer of the Two Fat Ladies

“A marvelous read . . . [Clarissa Dickson Wright’s] skill is to make food, even 800
years ago, seem relevant and amusing today.” —Country Life magazine
“A chatty and fascinating crawl from medieval times when pigeons, eels, and nettles
were staples, to the pizzas, baked beans, and chips of today . . . consistently entertain-
ing and informative.” —Daily Mail
In a major new history of English food, Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a jour-
ney from the time of the Second Crusade and the feasts of medieval kings to the cuisine—
both good and bad—of the present day. She looks at the shifting influences on the national
diet as new ideas and ingredients arrived, and as immigrant communities made their con-
tribution to the life of the country. She evokes lost worlds of open fires and ice houses, of
constant pickling and preserving, and of manchet loaves and curly-coated pigs. She also tells
the stories of the chefs, cookbook writers, gourmets, and gluttons who have shaped public
taste, from the salad-loving Catherine of Aragon to the foodies of today. Above all, she gives
a vivid sense of what it was like to sit down to the meals of previous ages, whether an 18th-century laborer’s breakfast, a 12-
course Victorian banquet, or a lunch out during World War II. Insightful and entertaining by turns, this is a magnificent tour of
nearly 1,000 years of English cuisine, peppered with surprises and seasoned with Clarissa Dickson Wright’s characteristic wit.
Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much-loved TV cooking partnership Two
Fat Ladies. She is the author of The Game Cookbook, A Greener Life, and Spilling the Beans.
Cooking/History • 512 pp • 5 x 8
9780099514947 • January • $17.95 Paper • Arrow

The Concise Atlas of Bible History
Edited by Richard Johnson
A comprehensive spread-by-spread approach to Bible places and history
Accessible and packed with time charts, diagrams, maps, and photographs,
this compact Bible atlas provides everything you need to know about the
Bible’s history, geography, and archaeology. The atlas traces the unfolding
of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the lat-
est findings of historians and archaeologists. The modern, square-format
flexiback makes this new atlas ideal for taking it out and about but is equally
stunning as a sturdy, browsable reference book.
Richard Johnson is the former head of biblical studies at Redcliffe College,
and is now a secondhand theological bookseller and freelance writer and
Religion & Theology • 160 pp • 7 x 7 • Flexiback
3 Charts • 4 Tables • 25 Diagrams
95 Maps • 93 Color Photographs • 8 Color Illustrations
9780745955322 • March • $16.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Lion UK

Who’s Who of the Bible
Over 3,000 Entries from A to Z!
Martin Manser and Debra Reid
An extensive reference book that explains all the major characters of the Bible, in Bible-
book order
In this comprehensive guide to Bible characters, major figures such as Abraham or Paul have
a full two-page spread whereas minor have a quarter page or a few lines, depending on their
significance. Bible references are given at the end of each entry and the book includes various
articles on groups of people featured in the Bible, such as the prophets. Where the Bible is quoted,
the text uses the Today’s New International Version. Books are grouped as follows: first five
books, history books, wisdom books, prophets, the gospels, Acts, letters, and Revelation.
Martin Manser is a reference book editor and a language trainer and consultant. He is edi-
tor of Best Loved Hymns, Poems & Readings; Best Loved Prayers & Words of Wisdom; Chris-
tian Christian Names; Collins Dictionary for Writers and Editors; A Treasury of Psalms; and
The Ultimate Bible Fact & Quiz Book, among others. Debra Reid is the author of The Tyn-
dale Old Testament Commentary on Esther.
Religion & Theology • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745955186 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Lion Handbook of Science & Christianity

Edited by R. J. Berry
An up-to-date and authoritative survey of the entire history of the relationship between
science and Christianity

“It is hard to decide what is the best feature of this wide-ranging handbook: its ju-
diciously balanced text, strategically targeted sidebars, or its admirably selected il-
lustrations. Packed with information of both historical and contemporary interest,
this book bears witness to the congenial bonds between science and Christianity.”
—Owen Gingerich, professor emeritus of astronomy and history of science,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
“The combination of sturdy Christian theology with equally sturdy scientific
knowledge makes this a stellar book for reading straight through or a reliable re-
source for consulting individual topics.” —Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney
Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Fully illustrated and accessibly written, this guide includes a thorough introduction to
the nature of scientific and theological enquiry, followed by an examination of each major
scientific discipline and its engagement with Christianity. Famous events—such as
Galileo’s trial, Darwinian controversy, and creationism—as well as less well-known de-
bates in the area are all covered. Recent scientific developments are explored, including
cloning, the human genome, genetically modified crops, nuclear power, artificial intelli-
gence, and gravity as an explanation for the origins of the universe. The intelligent de-
sign movement and theories on how the world may end are also given consideration.
R. J. Berry is emeritus professor of genetics at University College London and a former
president of the Linnean Society, the British Ecological Society, the European Ecological
Federation, the Mammal Society, and Christians in Science. He is also a former recipient
of the UK Templeton Award.
Religion & Theology/Science • 288 pp • 6.5 x 9.5
11 Diagrams • 73 Color Photos • 30 Color Illustrations
16 B/W Photos • 7 B/W Illustrations
9780745953465 • September • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Lion UK
Science & Belief: The Big Issues
Russell Stannard
A keen presentation of the arguments behind key issues of science and religion, designed
to enable readers to make their own informed decisions on what they believe
In this thorough and engaging exploration into the worlds of science and faith alike, emi-
nent scientist Russell Stannard presents nine probing chapters—creation, evolution, intelli-
gent design, extraterrestrial intelligence, psychology, morality, miracles, the anthropic principle,
and the relationship between science and belief. Presented simply and without bias, each
opens with quotations from ordinary people expressing typical views on all sides of the ar-
gument, followed by Stannard delving deeper into the issues, presenting the case from all
sides, and asking questions to enable the reader to make up his or her own mind.
Russell Stannard is a former lecturer in quantum physics, a broadcaster, an award-winning
author, and one of the world’s most senior and respected scientists. He is also the author
of The God Experiment; God for the 21st Century; Relativity; Science and Renewal of Be-
lief; and A Short History of God, Me and the Universe, among others.
Religion & Theology/Science • 176 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745955728 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK

Reviving the Heart

The Story of the 18th Century Revival
Richard Turnbull
A fascinating introduction to the English Revival of Christanity and the tumultuous world
of the 18th century
The English Revival of the 18th century was an exciting time for Christanity that most peo-
ple today know little about. For instance: What caused it and why did it spread? Did it pre-
vent a revolution in the UK, similar to that which had convulsed France? And what effect did
it have—locally, nationally, and globally? Introducing the Revival’s main players—the Wes-
leys, Whitefield, John Newton, and William Wilberforce—this book answers all of those ques-
tions and more. It brings together what they believed, what they taught, and the immense impact
they had on the people of the UK, both the rich and the poor. Out of the Revival came the
Clapham Sect and the successful campaign to end slavery; the Methodist church; and a new
role for women. This book will interest and delight both the expert and history novice alike.
Richard Turnbull is principal of Wycliffe Hall. He has also served on the General Synod and
as a member of the Archbishop’s Council. He is the author of Anglican and Evangelical?: Can
They Agree? and Shaftesbury.
Religion & Theology/History • 240 pp • 5 x 7.5
9780745953496 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Wise Sayings series from Lion offers gorgeously illustrated hardback gift books with quotes and verses of wisdom
from Christianity’s most treasured sources. Each anthology in the series contains an introduction and five chapters,
combined with beautiful chapter openers, and is delightfully presented with decorative color illustrations.

Wise Sayings of the Celts

Andrea Skevington
A powerful collection of ancient Celtic wisdom that still serves to enlighten
our modern day world
“Lord, Thou art my island; in Thy bosom I rest.
Thou art the calm of the sea; in that peace I stay.”
St. Columba of Iona
Our age is now rediscovering the ancient wisdom of the Celts. Their love of na-
ture and deep spirituality reminds us to take the time to be still, and to know
the presence of God in our daily routines. This book brings together many beau-
tiful writings—both fresh though centuries old and more recent but full of an-
cient wisdom. These poems, stories, and meditations are a delight. Chapters include
the Natural World, the Daily Round, Darkness and Light, God with Us, and God
the Three in One.
Andrea Skevington has written, compiled, and edited many Christian books for
adults and children. She is the author of Wise Sayings of St. Francis.
Religion & Theology/Reference • 64 pp • 4 x 6 • Four-color Interior
9780745955698 • September • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Lion UK

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The Story of Christianity
An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith
David Bentley Hart
A distinguished theologian presents a beautifully illustrated history of 2,000 years
of the Christian faith

“David Hart is one of America’s sharpest minds, and this is Hart in full, all
guns firing and the band playing on the deck.” —George Weigel, author,
Witness to Hope
“An eloquent and persuasive stance.” —Publishers Weekly on The Doors of the Sea
Presented in 50 short chapters, each focusing on a critical facet of Christian history
or theology, and each amplified by timelines, quotations, and color images, this mag-
isterial account does full justice to the range of Christian tradition, belief, and prac-
tice—Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Evangelical, Coptic,
Chaldean, Ethiopian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Malankaran, to name but
a few of the many possibilities. From the persecutions of the early church to the papal–
imperial conflicts of the Middle Ages, from the religious wars of 16th- and 17th- cen-
tury Europe to the challenges of science and secularism in the modern era, and from
the ancient Christian communities of Africa and Asia to the “house churches” of contemporary China, this sequence of essays
focusing on critical “moments” in the religion triumphantly captures the heterogeneous richness of Christian history.
David Bentley Hart is an Orthodox theologian who has taught at the University of Virginia; the University of St. Thomas in St.
Paul, Minnesota; Duke Divinity School; and Loyola University–Maryland. His books include Atheist Delusions, The Beauty of
the Infinite, and The Doors of the Sea. He has been published in First Things, Modern Theology, the New Atlantis, and the Wall
Street Journal. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Religion & Theology • 256 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
9780857383426 (Replaces 9781847248459) • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Quercus

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

Youssef Nada and Douglas Thompson
The authorized biography of Youssef Nada, known as the Muslim Brotherhood’s inter-
national political foreign emissary, a man who knows most of the untold story of more
than half a century of rage and revolution
Through war, global terrorism, and complex international crises, Youssef Nada was there,
a true eyewitness to history, a participant and powerbroker in events which shaped it. This
biography explains his hard, clear, lucid, vision; sharing his insight into the terror of Locker-
bie in Scotland, the “rehearsals” for September 11 and the July 7 London bombers, the Iran-
Contra affair, the Beirut kidnapping of Terry Waite, and many more deals and horrors that
have affected entire nations. Never promising answers, Nada offers possible solutions through
the ideas and philosophy he subscribes to as an ambassador of reason, a peacemaker, and as
the de facto foreign minister of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group with a membership of more
than 100 million worldwide, with many millions holding pivotal positions in the Uniteds States,
the UK, and throughout continental Europe. His involvement in all aspects of the “Arab Spring”
in Egypt is discussed. Youssef Nada was, until now, the hidden mystery at the heart of the
Middle East; the part of the puzzle no one could place. After September 11, Nada, known
throughout much of the world as a humanitarian, was branded a global terrorist and listed
as such by the Uniteds States and the UN. Nada believes that, as he is a representative of the most influential of all Islamic or-
ganizations, all the international intelligence agencies moved against him. Now, he has decided to step completely out of the
shadows and tell the story of his life.
Douglas Thompson is the author of more than 20 books, including Clint Eastwood and Frank Lampard. He lives part of the
time in California, where he was based as a Fleet Street foreign correspondent and columnist for more than 20 years.
Biography • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781857826876 • October • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • Metro Books

Fireballs, Skyquakes and Hums
Probing the Mysteries of Light and Sound
Antony Milne
A grand tour of the “fireball” mystery, covering all aspects of science to help the reader
understand the wide range of natural objects and unexplained phenomena in the skies
Covering reports of comets, ball lightning, antimatter explosions, disc-like clouds, strange
sunsets, plasma balls, and “spooklights,” this groundbreaking book leaves no scientific
theory or hunch unexplored. The mystery sounds from irritating “hums” heard in urban areas
are also explored in detail, as well as paranormal evidence of phantom planes and battlefield
ghosts, and mystery voices and radio messages that scientists and the military have recorded.
It also deals specifically with the huge defense files that have now been accumulated on UFOs
around the world, and tries to explain—using the latest in scientific theorizing about energy
physics—what this weird phenomena actually is, and why we should be worried about it.
Antony Milne is the author of 10 previous books covering a wide range of scientific subjects.
He has worked as a research fellow for NATO’s Scientific Affairs Division, which resulted in
his first book, Noise Pollution. He is also the author of Doomsday and Sky Static.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Science • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 32 Color Photos
9780709092780 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Psychic Kids
True Life Stories of Children Who See Beyond the Everyday
Sue Bishop
The increasingly common phenomena of psychic children—how does a parent know if
their child has the gift, and what should they do when they find out?
While there have always been a handful of children who have premonitions, can see those
who have passed over, or have “imaginary” friends, more of these children exist now than
they did in the past. Life can be hard for these children, unless they have adults who will
listen and who understand these things. This book looks at highly gifted psychic children
who talk with deceased grandparents and play with children in the spirit world, who have
past life recall, see angels and auras, have a healing gift, or can pick up on what has hap-
pened in places years before they were born. This rich collection of real-life stories explores
these topics and more, giving the reader fascinating insights into what is really going on
with these children. It also offers good advice on what to do as an adult, if you have one
of these remarkable children in your life.
Sue Bishop is one of Australia’s top psychic intuitives who appears regularly in the media
and the author of Sixth Sense.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Family & Relationships • 248 pp • 6 x 9
9781742378558 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living

Skimming Stones
And Other Ways of Being in the World
Rob Cowen and Leo Critchley
A book of simple skills that can help us interact with nature, achieve a deeper connec-
tion with it, and even step inside another dimension
There are forces deep in everyone’s subconscious that find a pure expression in the simplest
of activities. This book explains why we should be taking the time to do them. It is born out
of a wish to share our passion for our landscape and the contemplative, reflective pleasures
and joys that were well-known to our grandparents, but which are in danger of being lost
and forgotten. They will help us get back to a place where we all belong.
Through teaching such basic outdoor skills as making and flying a kite, tracking an animal,
damming a stream, and lighting a fire, this book also teaches the reader valuable lessons about
life. These exercises are intended to be not only of practical value but also techniques for
meditation. They help the practitioner live in the moment and recover ancient insights and
rhythms, while encouraging nature to reveal her secrets and treasures.
Rob Cowen is a musician and a writer whose work has appeared in the Express, the Inde-
pendent, and News of the World. Leo Critchley is a writer.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Nature • 244 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 56 B/W Illustrations
9781444735987 • November • $23.95 Cloth • Coronet

The Voices of Angels

Inspiring Stories and Divine Messages from Ireland’s Angel Whisperer
Francesca Brown
An angel whisperer shares the insights of the angels with whom she communicates daily
Angel whisperer Francesca Brown has been communicating with the angels since they first
came into her life during a time of grave illness and guided her back to health. Here she draws
readers into the angelic realm and shares the insights of the angels, most especially Ann, her
ever-present and trusted angel companion. These earthly messages from the heavenly realm
concern all aspects of daily life—love, career, dealing with problems, and, importantly, how
to connect with our own guardian angels to find our true path. Complete with a host of re-
markable true stories of angel experiences and manifestations, this is a book for our time,
gently guiding us back to basic principles of love and inner well-being—sharing all we need
to know to live our best lives.
Francesca Brown was diagnosed in October of 1999 with ME/chronic fatigue syndrome and
virtually bedridden for two years. However, in 2001 an angel appeared to her and helped
heal her illness. Since recovering, Francesca has been in daily contact with the angels and
continues to work with them as a conduit to all those in need.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 262 pp • 5 x 8
9781444736175 • September • $11.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Your Guardian Angel Needs You!
How to Step into a Remarkable Future
Theolyn Cortens
An inspiring book on connecting with one’s guardian angel, full of practical exercises
Usually, angels are thought of as being “out there” somewhere, and helping people in times
of need. But here, an angel expert reveals how a guardian angels is much more like a men-
tor or coach, as well as being a best friend—our true soul mates. The book stresses how to
develop this relationship, explaining that your guardian angel needs you to make the first
move. Like any good coach, guardians can only work with cooperation, and this is especially
important in times of global change. This essential guide explains how to create a magical
relationship with your guardian angel, clear old karma and heal emotional wounds, answer
your guardian angel’s call to action, access higher dimensions and meet other celestial helpers,
and realize your full potential here on Earth.
Theolyn Cortens has channeled celestial messages for more than 30 years and runs work-
shops in developing spiritual awareness through contact with angels. She is the author of Liv-
ing with Angels, The Teachings of the Nephalim, Working with Archangels, and Working with
Your Guardian Angel.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 232 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780749953263 • November • $17.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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The Map of the Soul

Discovering Your True Purpose
Tricia Brennan
A handbook for those looking to discover their soul’s purpose and their life’s meaning
Designed and set up as a step-by-step, 12-week guide, this invaluable book encourages the
reader to record insights and gather vital clues, which will ultimately reveal the bigger pic-
ture of who they are and what is possible in this life. By the end of the book readers will have
learned the answer to these questions and determined if their life has a deeper meaning. This
book is the culmination of the author’s work as an intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher,
investigating the nature of soul and spirit. She combines unique wisdom with practical in-
formative exercises to help the reader discover, or rediscover, their particular skills and tal-
ents, and determine and remove the obstacles that hold them back from freedom and happiness.
Tricia Brennan is an intuitive counselor and the author of Looking Beyond the Mirror.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 312 pp • 6 x 9
9781921295331 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing

The Power of You
Simple Steps to Develop Your Inner Strength, Master Your Fears and Live to Your
Greatest Potential
Anne Jones
Packed with powerful meditations, inspiring case studies, and easy-to-follow exercises, a
guide to claiming the extraordinary power within each of us
Spiritual healer Anne Jones explains how to claim the amazing personal power that every-
one has within themselves, so that readers may live their lives to the fullest and bring that
joy into the lives of others. Personal power is the deep, core energy that motivates people and
provides the endurance, courage, and determination to overcome life’s challenges. When one
is in touch with this power, it provides the confidence and the strength to accomplish one’s goals
and make a positive difference to the world. This book reveals how to identify and build one’s
core strengths, how to break attachments to fears, how to manifest one’s desires, empower-
ment techniques to deal with day-to-day challenges, how to identify the sources of threats
to one’s power and withstand their effects, and healing techniques to balance body and mind
and protect one’s health.
Anne Jones is the author of Heal Yourself, Healing Negative Energies, and Soul Connection.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 280 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 15 B/W Illustrations
9780749953997 • October • $18.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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The Ripple Effect

Finding Inner Peace and Harmony
Anne Jones
A guide to personal spiritual enlightenment for a complex world—written in a down-to-
earth style and made relevant to the 21st century
The “ripple effect” is based on simple principles for a fulfilling and empowering life. As peo-
ple take responsibility for themselves, improve their self-esteem, heal their emotions, and
release their anxieties, they become happier with themselves and their world. And as
they achieve this happiness and peace of mind, it positively affects those around them. Using
easy-to-follow techniques, popular healer Anne Jones describes how to awaken one’s sense
of one’s own value and worth and how to find inner harmony. Readers will learn how to
turn dreams into reality, rediscover the spiritual truths that still hold true and translate them
to meet one’s needs, find a balance between the demands of family and work, and get back
to basics and rediscover the beauty of “truth,” and how to use it in everyday life.
Anne Jones is the author of Heal Yourself, Healing Negative Energies, and Soul Connection.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 270 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941000 • November • $13.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

The Art of Wandering
The Writer as Walker
Merlin Coverley
A philosophical history of that strange but prolific hybrid—the writer as walker
From the peripatetic philosophers of Ancient Greece to the streets of 20th-century London,
Paris, and New York, the figure of writer as walker has continued to evolve through the cen-
turies, the philosopher and the Romantic giving way to the experimentalist and radical. From
pilgrim to pedestrian, flâneur to stalker, the names may change, but the activity of walking
remains constant, creating a literary tradition encompassing philosophy and poetry, the novel
and the manifesto; a tradition which this book explores in detail. Today, as the figure of the
wanderer returns to the forefront of the public imagination, writers and walkers around the
world are reengaging with the ideas which animated earlier generations—for the walker is
once again on the march, mapping new territory and recording new visions of the landscape.
Merlin Coverley is a writer and bookseller. He is the author of Pocket Essentials London
Writing, Occult London, Psychogeography, and Utopia.
Philosophy • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781842433706 • October • $19.95 Paper • Oldcastle Books

Lessons in Letting Go
Confessions of a Hoarder
Corinne Grant
An honest, uproariously funny, sometimes moving memoir of the year in which Corinne
Grant decides to do something about her hoarding

“This lighthearted memoir will resonate with those who pick up every decluttering
book or readers interested in the story of a hoarder.” —Library Journal
It took a year to drag myself out of the mess. A year in which I lost my dearest friend and
then promptly lost my way. A year in which I ran away overseas, came back and then ran
away again. A year in which I learnt to let go, learnt to forgive and learnt to grow up. It
was a big year. It was a lot of work. And I head-butted two people. Accidentally.
This is the big-hearted story of how one of Australia’s leading comic talents learned to rec-
oncile love, loss, lack of closet space, and far too much stuff. From every scrunchie she’s
ever owned, to every pencil case and magazine, it’s time for it all to go. The problem is, get-
ting rid of the stuff turns out to be much harder than she initially thought. This delightful
memoir is about hoarding and about how the things we hold on to can end up dictating our
lives. Warm, hilarious, candid, and insightful, Grant’s tale is about the pain—but also the
necessity and the joy—in learning to let go.
Corinne Grant is a stand-up comedian and television host. She has performed at the Edin-
burgh Fringe Festival.
Memoir/Self-Help • 248 pp • 5 x 8
9781743310717 (Replaces 9781741753424) • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper
Allen & Unwin

Take Charge of Your Life with NLP
Felix Economakis
An essential guide to using neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to change one’s life for
the better
For readers who find themselves making the same mistakes or poor choices again and again,
or who feel that they could make more of their lives and be more happy and fulfilled, a mas-
ter NLP practitioner reveals how the subconscious mind controls a startling amount of our
behavior—making one repeat unhealthy patterns, dwell on unnecessary worries, and make
the same bad choices again and again. This can cause a huge amount of mental conflict and
unhappiness, as well as hold one back in life, and this book provides simple and easy strate-
gies for breaking these negative behaviors by creating a better working relationship with one’s
unconscious mind. Readers will discover how to banish phobias and addictions, improve self-
esteem and motivation, feel happier and more fulfilled, and take charge of one’s life for good.
Felix Economakis is a highly experienced chartered psychologist, clinical hypnotherapist, and
master NLP practitioner, with his own private clinic. He has appeared on the British TV
shows The Panic Room and Freaky Eaters, where he used hypnotherapy and more traditional
psychological approaches to cure people of their phobias and food problems.
Psychology/Self-Help • 256 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780091939731 • November • $16.95 Paper • Vermilion

Break Free from OCD

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT
Dr. Fiona Challacombe, Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield, and Professor Paul Salkovskis
A practical guide by three leading cognitive behavioral therapy experts, enabling suffer-
ers to make sense of their symptoms, and to follow a simple plan to help conquer obses-
sive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Whether one is compelled to clean more and more thoroughly, is plagued by “bad” thoughts,
or feels the need to keep checking if they’ve turned off appliances, obsessive worries can be-
come a drain on daily life—but this guide offers hope for sufferers. It offers detailed infor-
mation on the many different manifestations of OCD, including rumination OCD; explains
the differences between normal and obsessive worries; provides clear step-by-
step information on treating one’s individual problem; discusses real-life case studies and ex-
amples; and gives advice and support for friends and family of OCD sufferers. Whether a
condition is mild or severe, this definitive resource will help the sufferer reclaim his or her
life and keep OCD away for good.
Dr. Fiona Challacombe is a research fellow, clinical psychologist, and part of a specialist serv-
ice treating individuals with severe and complex OCD. Her research focuses on the impact
of OCD on parenting and families and investigating the delivery and refinement of cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT) for parents with OCD. Dr. Victoria Bream Oldfield is a clinical
psychologist whose research interests are in the phenomenology and treatment of OCD. Pro-
fessor Paul Salkovskis is a professor of clinical psychology and applied science, editor of the
scientific journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and the author of Frontiers of
Cognitive Therapy. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and recently received
the Aaron T. Beck award for contributions to cognitive therapy.
Self-Help/Psychology • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780091939694 • September • $19.95 Paper • Vermilion

Wendy Green

“Expert, practical, and inexpensive advice on a range of health problems . . . concise, easy-to-follow, and accessible.”
—International Therapist journal
These books deliver simple, natural dietary and lifestyle tips in an accessible and practical format
to encourage people to understand and take control of their symptoms—a uniquely holistic approach.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program.
Each: Self-Help/Health • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • September • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Paper • Summersdale

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Fibromyalgia

Foreword by Alice Theadom
A straightforward guide to help manage fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating, chronic condition characterized by widespread pain, sleep dis-
turbance, fatigue, and other symptoms. This accessible and informative guide offers 50 things suf-
ferers can do today to manage fibromyalgia, such as exercising to ease pain, benefiting from a
balanced diet and supplements, and finding helpful products and organizations.
Alice Theadom is a research fellow and chartered health psychologist with the Fibromyalgia
Association UK.

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Stress

Foreword by Jenny Edwards
A no-nonsense guide to help reduce day-to-day stress
In this reassuring and easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains the psychological and
physical factors that contribute to stress while offering practical advice and a holistic approach
to help sufferers deal with its symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY
complementary therapies. This guide helps readers learn to identify stress triggers, choose bene-
ficial foods and supplements, and reduce stress through aromatherapy and therapeutic massage.
Jenny Edwards is the vice chair of the International Stress Management Association UK and
the editor of Stress News.

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50 Things You Can Do Today

to Manage Back Pain

The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing
How to Live Longer, Look Younger and Feel Great
Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne
A practical guide to the diet, supplements, and lifestyle that can increase longevity and
help one look and feel younger
This guide draws on the latest research findings and the health secrets of long-lived people
to outline the diet and lifestyle that will help readers stay healthy, look younger, and feel
great as they age. It explains how the body changes as it ages and what can be done to avoid
the illnesses of old age, as well as the aches, pains, poor sleep, and eyesight deterioration
that many believe are an inevitable part of ageing. Comprehensive, fascinating, and prac-
tical, this book will help readers enjoy better health and stay drug-free as they age.
Patrick Holford is one of the world’s leading
authorities on nutrition and mental health. He
has written 30 health books and is the founder
of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. Jerome Also available:
Burne is a health journalist. They collaborated
previously on Food Is Better Medicine than The 10 Secrets
Drugs and Improve Your Digestion. of 100%
Healthy People
Health/Nutrition • 432 pp • 6 x 9.5 9780749929114
12 Diagrams $17.95 Paper
9780749956547 • September
$23.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Say No to Heart Disease

The Drug-Free Guide to Preventing and Fighting Heart Disease
Patrick Holford
How to use food to prevent chances of a heart attack or stroke
Eating the right foods and correctly supplementing one’s diet can eliminate chances of a heart
attack, lower blood pressure without drugs, reverse artery disease, maximize recovery after
a stroke or heart attack, and add 20 years to a healthy lifespan—and this guide reveals how.
Informative and practical, it describes the cardiovascular system and what goes wrong with
it, the key theories on the major contributors to heart disease, how to work out one’s own
risk, and which areas of diet and lifestyle to focus on in order to minimize risk.
Patrick Holford is one of the world’s leading authorities on nutrition and mental health. He
has written 30 health books and is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. His
books include The Holford Low GL Diet, The New Optimum Nutrition Bible, and Opti-
mum Nutrition for the Mind.
Health/Nutrition • 320 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780749957865 (Replaces 9780749953485) • December • $19.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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The Cancer Survivor’s Companion
Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer
Dr. Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins
From body image issues, to money troubles and health issues arising from the treatment
itself—the cancer survivor’s bible
Packed with useful information and advice, along with quotes and case studies that will
help readers feel less isolated, this is a practical and highly accessible guide to life after can-
cer. More than one in three people will develop some kind of cancer in their lifetime, and
more than half will survive for at least five years after diagnosis—a number that, thanks to
screenings and new treatments, is set to increase dramatically in the future. This growing
number of cancer survivors faces numerous physical, psychological, social, and spiritual is-
sues, including body image issues, money troubles, and relationship and work problems,
not to mention numerous health issues arising from the cancer treatment. These issues last
for the rest of the survivors’ lives, and they can be devastatingly hard to handle. Through-
out this helpful book, there are practical self-help tools and mini self-management guides
that enable readers not just to “cope” but to live.
Dr. Frances Goodhart is a clinical psychologist in oncology and palliative care. Lucy Atkins
is a health journalist and the author of First-Time Parent.
Health • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9780749954901 • January • $15.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

True Happiness
Your Complete Guide to Emotional Health
Dr. Mark Atkinson
Based on successful strategies used with his patients, a doctor shares how to experience
the deep sense of inner well-being and vitality that characterizes true happiness
For anyone who does not feel happy, fulfilled, and content with their relationships and life,
this groundbreaking book can help. Written by a medical doctor and emotional health ex-
pert, its innovative, mind-body approach will help readers live a truly healthy, happy life.
He explains how to identify and overcome the underlying emotional, psychological, and
biochemical barriers to health and happiness. He offers tools for skillfully managing emo-
tions and thoughts, including unique drug-free techniques for tackling low mood, anxiety,
and stress. The book also includes inspiring case studies, questionnaires, simple exercises,
and easy-to-follow advice to help readers uncover their true selves and create a life of ful-
fillment and meaning.
Dr. Mark Atkinson is an integrative medical doctor specializing in psychological well-being
and emotional health. He is the author of The Mind–Body Bible.
Self-Help • 308 pp • 6 x 9
9780749929169 • November • $19.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

The Wrinklies’™ Guide to Keeping Supple
Joanna Lythe
For seniors who are bored with the confines of their armchair, everything needed to keep
old bones strong
A host of stretches, yoga postures, swim strokes, and tailor-made routines are collected here:
everything a health-conscious wrinkly could want. Readers will be inspired to put down
the crossword and teacup and take up walking, cycling exercises for core stability, and so
much more. With chapters on diet for suppleness, joint care, and general health, readers
can forget about arthritis and think about athletics—wrinkly-style. As if all this wasn’t enough
to thrill an old heart, there is a series of “wrinkly daily suppleness challenges” at the end
of the book that will gently push one’s limits but still ensure that one can get up again in
the morning.
Joanna Lythe is an author.
Health/Fitness • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 29 B/W Illustrations • 30 Line Drawings
9781853758386 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Prion

The Age Revolution

The Drug-Free Plan to Stay Fit, Young and Healthy
Dr. Charles Clark and Maureen Clark
A holistic guide to health for those over 40 provides medically proven techniques for
reversing the aging process
Revealing how you can slow—or even reverse—the process of aging, this revolutionary health
book explains how to program your body to work for you, rather than against you. Read-
ers will learn how to neutralize every age-related health concern, combat the effects of aging,
reduce the need for medication, and live a fuller, healthier life. Specific issues ad-
dressed include lowering cholesterol and blood pressure; protection from arthritis, cardio-
vascular disease, and heart disease; controlling or reversing diabetes; looking younger;
preventing premature aging; and feeling energized.
Dr. Charles Clark is an international authority on diet and diabetes, with a specialist clinic.
He is the holder of several fellowships internationally, including the American Academy of
Ophthalmology. He and Maureen Clark are the coauthors of The New High Protein Diet
and The New High Protein Diet Cookbook.
Health • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780091935474 • December • $19.95 Paper • Vermilion

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Dyslexia and ADHD
The Miracle Cure
Wynford Dore
A controversial drug-free method of treatment for learning disabilities, the Dore program
has been hotly debated in the medical community. In this account, the man who began it
all shares how dyslexia impacted his life and why the program he created works, complete
with success stories.
Dore Achievement Centers in the United States: Grapevine, Texas; Needham,
Massachusetts; Newport Beach, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Schaumburg,
Illinois; Sudbury, Massachusetts; and Westminster, Colorado
One man’s quest to help his daughter led to the start of a whole new way of treating learn-
ing and attention difficulties, and this is his astounding story. When she was only nine years
old, Susie Dore was diagnosed as dyslexic and told that nothing could be done to help her.
Her increasing depression eventually led to three suicide attempts. Wynford set about find-
ing a way to help her, selling his multimillion-dollar business and pouring his fortune into
researching dyslexia and learning difficulties. His team of researchers showed that, almost
invariably, these problems are caused by an incomplete physiological development and that
an answer to them might be found in a specialized exercise program. This revolutionary book
captures the findings that Dore proponents believe will change the way dyslexia and ADHD are approached forever. It explains
the theory behind the ideas and, through a series of case studies, demonstrates the success stories and how these ideas have
changed the lives of so many for good. It is invaluable reading for anyone involved with or affected by dyslexia or any other
learning difficulty.
Wynford Dore founded the Dore Achievement Centre in 2000. There are now 50 centers worldwide.
Education/Health • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781857826883 (Replaces 9781844545124) • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

An Aspirin a Day
The Wonder Drug That Could Save Your Life
Dr. Keith Souter
Foreword by Professor Tom Meade, FRS
A guide to the lifesaving wonder drug that can be found in every medicine cabinet
Based on up-to-the-minute research, this groundbreaking book reveals how aspirin can dis-
cernibly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and dementia. Sharing the results
of recent studies which prove that aspirin can protect against some of the worst known dis-
eases, it explains how readers can benefit from taking even a small dose daily. As well as
giving critical guidance on the pros and cons of the drug, it also sets out the many ways in
which it can maintain health, looking at current research about its effects on diabetes, deep-
vein thrombosis, depression, and much more. It offers advice on what to ask the doctor be-
fore adopting an aspirin regime, and outlines the possible side effects. Comprehensive and
informative, this fascinating book is essential reading for everyone, explaining how a inex-
pensive and readily available drug can prove invaluable to good health.
Dr. Keith Souter worked as a family doctor for almost 30 years, and was involved in sev-
eral national trials, including one of the major studies on aspirin. He has been a medical
columnist for 28 years, is a medical journalist, and still practices medicine. Professor Tom
Meade, FRS, is the coauthor of several seminal aspirin studies.
Health • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 3 Diagrams
9781843176329 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Yoga for Real Life
Maya Fiennes
In-demand celebrity yoga teacher and fitness guru Maya Fiennes brings her
upbeat, inspirational style to a yoga instruction guide, incorporating song,
chanting, breathing, and movement

“Maya Fiennes is one of the true examples of a pioneer in the field of

yoga.” —Deepak Chopra
“Exhilarating and inspiring.” —Yoga Journal
“One of the most in-demand relaxation teachers around . . . Elle
Macpherson describes a session with her as ‘inspirational, energizing,
sexy,’ which makes her yoga’s equivalent of Nigella Lawson.”
—Evening Standard
The effervescent, charismatic Maya Fiennes introduces her method of Kundalini
yoga, shares her life story, and reveals the secrets that have helped her and her stu-
dents to manage the stresses and strains of everyday life. Kundalini is a very di-
rect form of yoga with an immediate effect, combining movement, breathing, and
chanting to energize the body and relax the mind, while strengthening the body’s
nervous and immune system. Through a lively combination of yoga poses and ex-
ercises, recipes, massage tips, mantras, and personal stories, Maya demonstrates
how yoga practice and philosophy can effectively be incorporated into all aspects
of everyday life. Covering such topics as self-esteem, staying youthful, love, and relationships, this a book for your handbag, your
desk, and your bedside table: your indispensable guide to achieving the most from your daily life—for the rest of your life.
Maya Fiennes is a Kundalini yoga teacher whose Kundalini Yoga appears daily on FitTV and Discovery Health. She has four yoga
DVDs—three volumes of Journey through the Chakras, and Detox and De-stress, and she has been featured in Glamour, InStyle,
Los Angeles Daily News, and Yoga Magazine. She teaches Kundalini yoga regularly at Exhale Spa in Venice, California. She is
also a classical pianist who has recorded three CDs: Cross of Silence, Mayaspace, and Mood Mantras. She lives in Los Angeles.
Fitness/Health • 208 pp • 6.5 x 8.5 • 229 Color Photos • 30 B/W Photos • Four-color Interior
9780857895776 (Replaces 9781843549376) • September • $15.95 Paper • Atlantic Books

Military Fitness
Patrick Dale
An exercise program based on military fitness, but accessible for anyone—no fancy
gym equipment needed
From the Spartans of Ancient Greece and the Legionnaires of Rome to the modern-
day Parachute Regiment and the elite SAS, a high level of fitness has always been a vital
component in the success of any armed conflict. Military fitness means being “fit for
anything life throws at you”—something that fitness expert and ex-Marine Patrick Dale
knows all about. He has developed a no-frills exercise program that will help readers
build all the fitness they will ever need. Based on his personal experience as a member
of the elite Royal Marine Commandos and more recently as a personal trainer, this book
will help readers improve every aspect of their fitness in the shortest possible time and
using a minimum of exercise equipment. Inspired by the training methods used by the
military, this program is not just for potential or former soldiers but for anyone who
wants to get very fit fast.
Patrick Dale has worked in health and fitness for more than 20 years and spent five
years as a Royal Marine Commando. Now the owner of a fitness qualifications train-
ing company, he splits his time between training prospective personal trainers and gym
instructors and writing articles for fitness magazines.
Fitness • 200 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 50 B/W Photos • 50 Color Photos
9780709093145 • January • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Robert Hale

What Your Mother Should’ve Told You

(and Nobody Else Will)
Natalie Reilly
A collection of answers for 21st-century dilemmas, from the seemingly
minor, such as in-flight etiquette, to the top 10 lessons of life, including
how to survive a set-back
For anyone who has ever lost sleep over how to properly end a friendship,
wondered how to recover from an e-mail faux pas at work, or longed to
appear smarter at a dinner party, here is the book with the answers. It is
an ironic fact that in this time of nonstop communication, the potential
for social blunders has never been quite so ripe. Here at last is a collection
of advice on modern manners, solutions for old-fashioned conundrums, and
everything in between. These are all the things your mother should have
taught you, but if she didn’t (or you didn’t listen), this book will.
Natalie Reilly has been a journalist for more than 10 years, writing for such
publications as Marie Claire and Sunday Life, where she is also deputy ed-
itor, and writes a weekly column called “Things You Should Know by Now.”
Reference • 144 pp • 6.5 x 6.5
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The Last Decision You’ll Ever Make
A Groom’s Survival Guide
Mark Connelly
From bridezillas and wedding planners to mothers-in-law, bad bridesmaids, and clueless
best men—at last, a laugh-a-minute survival guide for men about the pitfalls and pleas-
ures of getting married
In this wedding survival guide written by a man for other men, the reader will find no ref-
erences to “your special day” and no floral motifs—this book offers sensible and realistic
advice while providing belly laughs and wry insights into the terror and wonder of the last
decision you’ll ever make. Using hilarious quotes from films, books, and TV shows, the guide
provides a serious groom’s-eye view of everything from the proposal to out-of-control moth-
ers-in-law to feral best men. A wedding is about you and your partner, your friends and
family, and fun times, not silver-gilded wedding programs and bonbonniere (don’t ask). En-
joying the wedding process is about perspective, good humor, and not taking the whole pro-
duction too seriously. So sit back, learn a bit about wedding stuff as well as your bride and
what she’s going through, and have a few laughs along the way.
Mark Connelly is a former lawyer who turned to writing as “a much less demanding and
less harmful way to spend one’s time.” His work has appeared in the short-lived Manic Times
paper and website, New Matilda, and the online policy magazine, Insight. He lives in Brook-
lyn, New York.
Weddings • 290 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 B/W Photo • 15 B/W Illustrations
9781741759136 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Catch
How to Be Found by the Man of Your Dreams
Samantha Brett
Strategies for single women to have the man of their dreams fall in love with them
Sick of dating guys who want sex and fun without any commitment? Ever wondered how
some women always have men chasing them? These women are what dating guru Samantha
Brett describes as “The Catch”—the ultimate single girl who knows her worth, doesn’t set-
tle for less, and doesn’t get caught up in the whirlwind of the dating game. After the abrupt
end of a fairy-tale eight-year relationship, Samantha found herself thrust back into single life.
As part of the healing process she interviewed thousands of men, as well as the women they
defined as the ultimate Catch. In the process she developed a foolproof method to help any
woman become The Catch. This book will teach readers how to move on from a break-up, avoid
the traps of the dating game, become a stronger person through the 30-Day Catch Boot
Camp, get a man to propose in only six steps, and forget chasing after Mr. Right ever again.
Samantha Brett is a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and a popular dating and
relationships blogger. She has written for FHM, Grazia, and Vogue, and is the author of
The Chase.
Family & Relationships • 314 pp • 5 x 8
9781742376158 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Arena

365 Days of Happiness
Lizzie Cornwall
A book of feel-good quotations and quirky ideas that will keep you smiling all year
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
—Henry David Thoreau
It’s never too late to remember that we should make the most out of life, so allow this
heartwarming collection of inspirational quotes and fun ideas to help get you started
down the right path today. Host an air guitar tournament for your friends and family, learn
origami, cartwheel down the street, tell nothing but the truth all day, prepare for a grand
adventure, instigate a little mischief, or just embrace a sunnier outlook, all with the help
of these awe-inspiring thoughts and quotations.
Lizzie Cornwall is a gift book author.
Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5
9781849532044 • November • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

You’re Never Too Old To . . .

Lizzie Cornwall
An inspirational guidebook to trying something new every day—no matter how old
you are
You’re never too old to . . .
. . . sky-dive
. . . be whisked off your feet
. . . touch an iceberg
. . . get on the next train out of town and get off somewhere new.
People often say that you should “act your age,” but they’re talking complete nonsense,
of course. This sourcebook of delightful ideas will tempt you to try something new every
day, whether it’s watching the sun rise, dancing all night, or getting a fit of the giggles.
Go on, try it—you might like experiencing something new for a change!
Lizzie Cornwall is a gift book author.
Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5
9781849531962 • September • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining
A feel-good book packed with uplifting quotations and good advice, perfect for look-
ing on the bright side during testing times
“If you’re already walking on thin ice, you might as well dance.” —Proverb
“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not
with the wind.” —John Neal
“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” —Julie Andrews
Never mind that your favorite jeans don’t quite fit any more, your mother-in-law has
decided to stay another week, and the local bar has stopped karaoke night—every cloud
has a silver lining! There’s good advice for every occasion to be found within the black-
and-white pages of this tiny inspirational tome.
Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers.
Reference/Self-Help • 128 pp • 4 x 5
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It Must Be Love
A book packed with dreamy quotations to delight starry-eyed lovers everywhere
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” —Willa Cather
“Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.” —Pierre de Beaumarchais
“I love her and that’s the beginning of everything.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald
The stars seem to sparkle more brightly than ever before, you can’t eat, you can’t sleep,
and your heart skips a beat every time a certain someone catches your eye. No, you’re
not going crazy, and you don’t need a doctor to tell you the reason for these new sen-
sations—it must be love! This lovely miniature-sized book is filled with passionate words
for crazy lovers everywhere.
Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers.
Family & Relationships/Reference • 128 pp • 4 x 5
9781849532068 • January • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Odes for Grandparents
Clive Whichelow
These delightfully irreverent odes on the ups, downs, and roundabouts of being a grandparent
will help grammy and gramps unwind after handing back the little ones at the end of the day
The reason it’s called “grandparenting” is because it’s just like parenting, only better. In being a grand-
parent you have the best of all possible worlds—you’re an honorary kid, while somehow maintaining
a modicum of authority. Reveling in the fact that all those years of being a parent have finally paid
off, this charming book includes almost 60 odes on the triumphs—and tribulations—of grandpar-
enting. From preparing for a grandchild’s arrival in your home to being relieved when you’re fi-
nally able to send them back again, this book humorously addresses all aspects of being a grandparent.
Clive Whichelow has written for Dead Ringers, Smack the Pony, and Spitting Image as well as for
the Daily Mirror, the Express, and the Mail on Sunday. He is a coauthor of the So You’re . . .
series and the author of It’s Not Rocket Science, How to Surive Marriage, and How to Survive Par-
enthood, among others.
Family & Relationships/Humor • 112 pp • 5.5 x 8
9781849532624 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Odes for Oldies

Clive Whichelow
This collection of comical verses on all things oldie, from going gray to growing old disgrace-
fully, is the perfect pick-me-up for those who have been there, done that, and want to do it all
over again
They’re known as the “elephant years”—when a person gets to certain age, they turn gray and their
ears get bigger. The only difference between a senior citizen and an elephant is that an elephant
never forgets and a senior never remembers anything. But, as one poem in this book asks, “How
old is old?” Some people are still bungee-jumping in their nineties. Well, some are bungee-jumping
and others are tripping down the stairs. Covering all ends of the old age spectrum, this hilarious
collection of odes to advanced age includes antidotes on everything from public toilets to the shock of
seeing teenyboppers, and from dealing with new technology to being a senior sex symbol.
Clive Whichelow has written for Dead Ringers, Smack the Pony, and Spitting Image as well as for
the Daily Mirror, the Express, and the Mail on Sunday. He is a coauthor of the So You’re . . .
series and the author of It’s Not Rocket Science, How to Surive Marriage, and How to Survive Par-
enthood, among others.
Family & Relationships/Humor • 112 pp • 5.5 x 8
9781849532426 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Old-Timers’ Guide to Life

Marcus Waring
The book that blows raspberries at death and gives Father Time a good kick in
the pants—yes, everyone has to grow old, but with this book at least they can do
it disgracefully!
You’re older, you’re wiser, and the world is your oyster—as long as you’ve taken your
pills and are back in time for your television programs. This guide offers top tips on
how to indulge in those pastimes that only silver surfers and golden oldies truly un-
derstand. Chapters include Essential Clutter—i.e. reading glasses, tissues, and a walk-
ing stick, of course—The Grey Matter, Forty Winks, and Pimp Your Ride—all about
how to “pimp out” an electric scooter. So, stop messing with your comb over and pick
up this hilarious book that’s wasted on the young. Now is the time to revel in hog-
ging the slow lane—you’ve earned it!
Marcus Waring is the author of The Deranged Book for Old-Timers.
Humor • 128 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 21 B/W Illustrations
9781849531771 • November • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Cook’s Friend
A Miscellany of Wit and Wisdom
Alastair Williams
Crammed full of fabulous foodie facts and seasoned liberally with the
choicest quotes from classic and contemporary writing, this is an ideal
gift to be savored between meals or tucked into as a bedtime treat
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
—Virginia Woolf
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” —George Bernard Shaw
Many people’s warmest childhood memories revolve around food. Whether
it’s a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, freshly baked cinnamon rolls
straight from the oven on a cold winter’s morning, or pizza and hot dogs
while out enjoying the game, the flavors and aromas of food take us back
to the innocent pleasure of childhood. Despite all the soufflés that don’t rise,
the chickens that blacken, and the snooty waiters we encounter, few pleas-
ures on earth can compete with the pride of putting together the perfect dish,
or the delight of eating it. This miscellany is for anyone who’s ever thought
about wielding anything from a spatula to a carving knife—or even just a
menu—and contains a smorgasbord of interesting trivia, a dessert trolley
full of practical tips, and a Jeroboam of the best quotes and poems on what
can only be described as “Food, glorious food!”
Alastair Williams is the author of The Bachelor’s Grub Guide, The Student
Grub Guide, and The Vegetarian Student Grub Guide.
Reference/Cooking • 192 pp • 5 x 7
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Including timely advice from celebrities for milestone birthdays, these hilarious gift books
are jam packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles,
and keep calm—whether you’re just close to being over the hill or already sliding down the other side.
Broken down into such hilarious chapters as Grin and Bear It; Do A Little Dance, Make a Little Love;
Young at Heart; and Ills, Pills and Twinges, these books are the perfect gift for old fogies everywhere.
Summersdale is one of the UK’s top independent nonfiction publishers.
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Keep Calm You’re Only 30

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with
the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” —C. S. Lewis

Keep Calm You’re Only 40

“Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40. . . .
Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue
indefinitely.” —Christian Dior

Keep Calm You’re Only 50

“Forty is the old age of youth; 50 the youth of old age.” —Victor Hugo

Keep Calm You’re Only 60

“I’m 60 years of age. That’s 16 Celsius!” —George Carlin

Keep Calm You’re Only 70

“Being 70 is no different from being 69. It’s a round number, and
there’s something about roundness that has always appealed.”
—Elizabeth Taylor

Really Crap Jokes
Sid Finch
Want to break the ice, shake up the atmosphere, or just make an idiot of yourself?
Pull one of these stinkers out of the hat and you’ll be certain to leave a lasting im-
pression—though not a very good one
Q: Why did the lifeguard have to save the hippy? A: Because he was too far out, man.
Packed full of groan-worthy jokes, hilariously bad riddles, and crap-tacular facts—for
example, that 81 months of constant farting by one person will produce the same amount
of energy as a nuclear bomb—this unfortunate book of all things cheesy and disgusting
is perfect for the practical joker, or creepy uncle, in anyone’s family.
Sid Finch is the author of Really Dirty Jokes.
Humor • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4
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Really Rude Words

Sid Finch
Pick your mind up out of the gutter and deposit it firmly into the filthiest sewer with
this masterclass in profanity
We all know the “F” word and the “C” word, but it’s time to get inventive. Within the
sweaty confines of this dirty little book, you will find an inspirational and—dare we say
it—educational collection of offensive terms with examples of how you can integrate such
gems as “cockaholic,” “schlong,” and “spooge” into everyday discourse. From the rude
and the crude to the downright filthy, there’s nothing quite like throwing in a well-placed
profanity to raise the conversational bar. Whether you’re slightly annoyed with your part-
ner (“You’re such a flange!”) or you’re driving the point home in an important board meet-
ing (“Time to blue ball the big man!”), everybody is doing it. So don’t be a nob jockey—get
on the bandwagon!
Sid Finch is the author of Really Dirty Jokes.
Humor • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4
9781849531863 • November • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Summersdale

Really Grim Facts

Ted Leech
Prepare to be truly revolted by this nauseating collection of the grossest of the gross
Hold on to your breakfast and keep the smelling salts handy as you begin this disgust-
ing collection of nausea-inducing facts from around the world—all specifically tailored to
completely gross you out. From body facts that will make you itch, to food facts that
will have you reaching for a bucket, read on to discover how a pile of poo once saved a
woman’s life, where maggot ice cream is served on the menu, and which critter produces
the smelliest farts. Prepare to be amazed and disgusted as you discover that doctors once
pulled a 37-foot tapeworm out of a woman’s mouth, or that basking sharks have long
thin fish called lampreys stuck to the skin around their bottoms. Warning: do not read
prior—or immediately post—eating.
Ted Leech is the author of Drinking Games and Really Gross Facts.
Reference • 128 pp • 3.5 x 4
9781849531832 • November • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Summersdale
Fishing Wit
Quips and Quotes for the Avid Angler
Richard Benson
When the fish just aren’t biting and you’re feeling sick from staring too long at the water,
dip into this hearty and amusing collection of fishy quips and quotes and remind yourself
that the fun of fishing isn’t always in the catch
“I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent.” —Nick Lyons
“My best fishing memory is about some fish that I never caught.” —George Orwell
Whether a fisherman, an angler, or simply a fish-and-chips kind of person, it seems everyone
has something to say about the noble sport of fishing—some of them are even truthful; which
can’t always be said for this breed of man (or woman!). Whether debating fisherman’s ques-
tionable attire or proclaiming their love of all things fishy, this book is full of the wittiest and
best quotations and is sure to leave you reeling for more.
Richard Benson is the author of Blackboard Blunders, F in Exams, The Wit and Wisdom of
Margaret Thatcher, and a variety of other witty humor books.
Humor/Reference • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 40 Line Drawings
9781849531870 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

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Political Wit
Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond
Steven Gauge
Luckily, politicians are sometimes as good at raising a laugh as they are raising taxes
“A politician is a person who approaches every subject with an open mouth.” —Adlai Stevenson
“A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate.”
—Eric Idle
“The game of politics is to make you afraid so that you don’t think.” —Michelle Obama
“All I know is that I’m not a Marxist.” —Karl Marx
Whether wrestling with the great affairs of state or honing memorable sound bites for the mod-
ern media machine, the political class can produce some great gags and the occasional gaffe
to make us all chuckle whatever side of the fence we are on.
Steven Gauge is the author of You Know You’re a Rugby Fanatic When . . .
Humor/Political Science • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 40 Line Drawings
9781849531887 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Golf Lover’s Companion
Ben Fraser
Quotes, trivia, anecdotes, and more for the golf-obsessed
“I always ask my caddy to tell me two things: my yardage, and that I’m the best in the world.”
—Jack Nicklaus
“For a competitive junky like me, golf is a great solution. Because it smacks you in the face
every time you think you have accomplished something.” —Michael Jordan
When you’ve sunk your last putt and you’re ready for a couple of shots at the 19th, relax
with this perfectly parred miscellany of quotes, jokes, trivia, and enough golf-inspired fun
to make all those slices, bunkers, and bogeys seem like a distant memory.
Ben Fraser is the author of You Know You’re a Golf Fanatic When . . ., You Know You’re a
Sailing Fanatic When . . ., and You Know You’re Getting Old When . . .
Sports • 192 pp • 5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations
9781849531764 • March • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Cat Lover’s Companion

Milly Brown
With quotations, stories, tips, and trivia, along with classic poems by Wordsworth and Dick-
inson, this delightful collection is surely the cat’s meow
“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” —Charles Dickens
In this beautifully illustrated miscellany, a selection of marvelous moggies are introduced—
some that have narrowly escaped death or been on incredible journeys, others that have made
it big in Hollywood, and yet others that have broken world records. It explains kitty trivia
such as how the Siamese’s eyes became crossed and how to predict the weather by watching
your cat, and expounds purr-ls of wisdom from feline fans in all walks of life, including writ-
ers like Colette and Ernest Hemingway, artists like Pablo Picasso, and celebrities like Drew
Barrymore. Cat lovers themselves are a breed apart, so the tales of the 18th-century writer
who handpicked oysters for his prized puss to eat and the millionaires who left it all to their
cats are sure to bring a wry smile of recognition to the faces of all the dyed-in-the-wool ail-
urophiles out there.
Milly Brown is the author of a number of gift books including Love Kittens, Love Puppies,
Quotable Cats, Quotable Dogs, and Quotable Love.
Pets/Poetry • 192 pp • 5 x 7
9781849531580 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

The Dog Lover’s Companion

Vicky Barkes
A delightful collection of dog-related quips and quotes that is as warm and comforting
as a faithful furry companion at your feet
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams
From feral beast to man’s best friend, the domesticated wolf has been the object of human
affection for centuries. As a well-loved pet, as a key member of the workforce, or as vital
support for those who depend on them for practical assistance in daily life, the dog is quite
simply the most popular animal on the planet. This charming compendium is a celebra-
tion of such canine role models everywhere, containing a variety of quotations, stories, tips,
and trivia—as well as classic poems by literary luminaries such as Kipling and Elizabeth
Barrett Browning. Demanding little in return beyond food, love, walks, and perhaps a ball
to fetch, the rewards of dog ownership are undoubtedly rich. As comedienne and actress
Gilda Radner observed: “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give uncondi-
tional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” This beautifully illustrated mis-
cellany is a testament to that fact, and a must-have dog lovers everywhere.
Vicky Barkes is a gift book author.
Pets/Reference • 192 pp • 5 x 7
9781849531597 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Keep Calm and Cuddle Up

Ebury Press
With words of wisdom from Jane Austen and Mark Twain to Dr. Johnson and Dolly
Parton, this compendium of amore will guide readers along the rocky road of love
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you
never can tell.” —Joan Crawford
“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton
“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph
of hope over experience.” —Dr. Johnson
“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.” —Jane Austen
They say love is a many-splendored thing, so what could be more splendid than giving
this pocket-sized book of love quotes, sayings, and appeasements to show how much you
truly care? Following in the footsteps of its less love-filled yet highly successful Keep Calm
siblings, Keep Calm and Cuddle Up has all the advice necessary to understand the com-
plex matters of the heart.
Humor • 160 pp • 4 x 5
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It’s Just Not Mother’s Day!

The Challenges of Motherhood Caught on Camera
Molly Miller
Hilarious vintage and new photos from past decades show moms
valiantly struggling against the odds
With world-weary humor and wry anecdotes, this collection of 60 pho-
tos from the front line of parenting celebrates the trials and tribulations
of moms everywhere. Motherhood is a precious, joy-filled thing—at least
when the kids are asleep! At any other time it’s the toughest job in the
world, a round-the-clock battle that would reduce a hardened soldier to
tears. The perfect gift for expecting mothers, new mothers, and just moth-
ers in general, these photos and wise words will help them come to terms
with the pandemonium of parenting. We can’t take away the pain, but
at least readers can have a laugh about it and make light of the titanic
struggle of being a mom.
Molly Miller is a mother.
Humor/Family & Relationships • 128 pp • 6.5 x 6.5
50 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos
9781853758348 • March • $16.95 Cloth • Carlton Publishing Group
The Truth About Babies
Michael Stanford
A laugh-out-loud funny, sweet but not cloying, cute-as-a-button glimpse
into the world of new parenthood
In this raw, funny, beautiful, and sometimes nauseating look at the first year
in a baby’s life, every page encapsulates a fresh and disarming observation
accompanied by an equally entertaining photograph. This gift book’s hon-
esty and uncensored approach gives those who have had a baby, or those
who are about to, insight into all that is unforgettable, and also what’s best
to forget. A guide for first parents as well as a book full of moments that
resonate with anyone who has spent any time with these weird and won-
derful creatures, this gorgeous book captures it all—the precious moments,
the times of panic, the mess, and the pleasure, in short, the ear-shattering,
nose-wrinkling, eye-rolling truth about babies.
Michael Stanford has extensive babysitting experience. Over time, he honed
his skills in dealing with tears, tantrums, and projectile vomiting, which
equally helped his career in advertising. He now has two children of his
own. He is the author of Inhuman Resources.
Humor/Family & Relationships • 104 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 100 B/W Photos
9781742376172 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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Baby Owner’s Manual

Father’s Edition
Steve Bedwell
For fathers and their partners, a humorous laugh-out-loud introduction
to the chaotic world of parenting, packaged as a retro car manual
Regardless of the model you have taken delivery of, your baby will have
certain standard equipment in common with all babies, and some which
vary from model to model. No two Mother Nature Heavy Industries
(MNHI) babies are identical.
A humorous operating guide for fathers, this book likens a new baby to
the other love in a man’s life—no, not his wife, his car! This essential
handbook covers everything from delivery of baby from Mother Nature
Heavy Industries, regular servicing of your baby, standard equipment, the cooling system and liquid waste disposal, warning
signs, even optimizing economy, and getting the most out of your baby. This is a must-have book for any father-to-be.
Steve Bedwell is a comedy writer, television host, radio personality, author, producer, and a comedian who has toured the Los
Angeles comedy circuit.
Humor/Family & Relationships • 128 pp • 8.5 x 5.5 • 80 B/W Illustrations
9781921878428 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing

Shit London: Number 2
Even More Snapshots of a City on the Edge
Patrick Dalton
The follow-up to the utterly hilarious Shit London
A second warts-and-all tour of London, this book con-
tinues to explore the mad world of ill-conceived commu-
nity “art,” pun-based shop names, creepy graffiti,
god-awful translations, comical signs, and any other un-
intentionally funny scenes that real Londoners have to put
up with every single day. Once all the hype, hyperbole, and
hysteria of the 2012 Olympics has quickly been discarded
in the nostalgia bin, Londoners will no doubt be left with
all the actual cleaning up. But once all that tidying up has
been done, they will then be left with the crushing mem-
ory that their streets, shops, architecture, culture, and her-
itage was in a brutal state of dereliction. Revel in the
rubbish that surrounds all Londoners—it may make you
feel better about where you live.
Patrick Dalton is the author of Shit London. He has lived
in London his entire life.
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365 Silver Linings
Looking on the Bright Side of History’s Most Hopeless Moments
Richard Happer
A year-long trip through history’s most hopeless mistakes turned good—because every
cloud has a silver lining
Containing a happy ending for every day of the year, this is a book so crammed full of
mistakes that one would think the world would have given up and stopped turning. Bril-
liantly quirky, it demonstrates that while the old adage of “Everyone makes mistakes” may
be true, some mistakes are so life-shatteringly amazing that they will be remembered until
the end of time—and may even end up making life much, much better for everyone else.
Richard Happer is the author of 365 Reasons to Be Cheerful.
Humor • 220 pp • 5 x 6.5
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When in Rome . . .
An Alternative Guide for World Travellers
Mike Haskins
A side-splitting cultural etiquette guide to help travelers from embarrassing them-
selves, and their country, when vacationing abroad
“La tua moglie sembra una donna amichevole.” (Your wife looks like a friendly woman.)
“Nackt sein ist eine gute sache.” (It is good to be naked.)
The perfect gift for the backpack, suitcase, or carry-on luggage, this hilarious book il-
lustrates various nations’ cultural and social etiquettes and customs and all the trouble
they can bring when traveling abroad. It catalogs more than 50 nations’ gestures, man-
ners, and ways of expressing themselves physically. For example, never put your hands
on your hips next to a Mexican (you’re asking for a fight), and never give and Iranian
a thumbs up (it’s rude). Trouble will ensue if you do! The savvy traveler will take this
amazing travel guide with them when visiting other countries, read it, learn from it,
and hopefully avoid getting punched in the face.
Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for Steve Coogan and other comedians. He is the coau-
thor of Man Walks into a Bar and the author of We’re All Doomed!
Humor/Travel • 128 pp • 5 x 6.5 • 156 Color Illustrations
9781907554575 • September • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Portico

A Dyslexic Walks into a Bra . . .
A Compendium of the Best Jokes, Gags, and One-Liners
Nick Harris
A side-splitting collection packed full of the best wisecracks and witticisms
What’s the difference between a businessman and a warm dog? The businessman wears
a suit, the dog just pants.
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a herd of buffalo? A lawyer charges more.
Time after time, the classic gags keep people laughing, and this collection brings together
a batch of the best jokes that are gauranteed to have anyone rolling in the aisles. With jokes
ranging from the classic subjects (man walks into a bar; an Englishman, an Irishman and
a Scotsman; marriage and divorce; and more) to laugh-a-minute one-liners and the down-
right surreal, there is a wealth of hilarious subject matter to keep readers entertained.
Nick Harris is the author of An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman: A Mammoth
Compendium of the Best Jokes, Gags and One-Liners.
Humor • 416 pp • 5 x 7
9781843177043 • November • $11.95 Paper • Michael O’Mara

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Now We Are Past It

Allison Vale
The essential handbook for all who have become long of tooth and short of memory,
guaranteed to raise a smile, but not the blood pressure, in the most advanced reader
For anyone who has been forced to ask their daughter to set up their cell phone, only to find
that it now plays 50 Cent each time they get a call, this is an enjoyable and good-humored
collection of wrinkly wisdom, stories, and faux pas of the over the hill. From stories of em-
barrassing one’s children to embarrassing oneself, and amusing tips on overcoming the odd
“senior moment” with flair, there is much that mature readers, or those on the receiving end
of their howlers, will find amusing and uplifting.The days of denial are over. The telltale
signs have been identified—you’ve lost your youth, as well as your reading glasses, and now
you’re officially “past it.” Yet, instead of commiserating, it’s time to embrace the aging process,
celebrate the inevitable fate that awaits everyone, and make the best of it.
Allison Vale is the coauthor of How to Boil a Flamingo, How to Push a Perambulator,
and You Know You Are Middle Aged When.
Humor • 160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 24 B/W Illustrations
9781843175797 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Unforgettable Senior Jokes
Geoff Tibballs
A fantastic collection of the very best senior jokes, put down on paper so
that even the most senile minds can’t forget them
A middle-aged man walked into a Catholic church, sat down in the confessional
box and said nothing. The bewildered priest coughed to attract his attention,
but still the man said nothing. The priest then knocked on the wall three times
in a final attempt to get the man to speak. Finally, the man replied: “No use
knocking, mate—there’s no paper in this one either!”
Two elderly men walked into a bar. “Why don’t we have a Guinness?” suggested
one. “It’s supposed to put lead in your pencil.” “I guess we could try,” said the
other. “Although, to be honest, I’ve got nobody to write to.”
Filled with hundreds of unforgettable punch lines and witticisms about grow-
ing old, across such hilarious and humiliating subjects as hair loss, wrinkles,
and more, this book is perfect for anyone beginning to feel their age. In glori-
ously irreverent manner, it celebrates the funny side of growing older—allow-
ing readers to laugh off their forgetfulness, fading physique, and new penchant
for the afternoon nap, and letting them smile at seniordom and all it entails.
Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Book of Sen-
ior Jokes, Crazy Sh*t Old People Say; The Little Book of Senior Jokes; The Mam-
moth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; The
Mammoth Book of Humor; and Seriously Senior Moments.
Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781843176947 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth
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S*** My Kids Say
Nick Harris
A host of hilarious one-liners and observations told in the always-unique words of the
very young
Look, it’s raining through that boy’s trousers!
Can we get something to eat? I’m vanished!
Children have a unique way of looking at the world—they can be wonderfully innocent, or
world weary beyond their years. This book collects the craziest and the funniest stuff that
kids say in one hilarious volume, and with topics ranging from “Love and Stuff” to their
take on the old, it’s guaranteed to have you chuckling your socks off.
Nick Harris is the author of An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman: A Mammoth Com-
pendium of the Best Jokes, Gags and One-Liners.
Humor/Family & Relationships • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781843178675 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

School Fail
Hilarious Howlers from School
Anna Tripp
From spelling mistakes to misunderstood history to incredible exam answers, a hilarious
collection of the boldly wrong answers children have come out with in their schoolwork
John Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.
The earth is surrounded by the moon, the sun, Mars, and Penis.
Madman Curie discovered radio.
A magnet is something you find crawling all over a dead cat.
Here, readers will find a fantastic selection of the side-splitting bloopers, mistakes, and mis-
understandings that come out of the classroom, from the innocent mispronunciations of younger
children, to the facetious, inventive, or just downright stupid remarks of older students who
should know better. Ridiculously funny and endlessly entertaining, this book celebrates the
unique—and usually entirely unintentional—humor of students everywhere, guaranteed to
have readers of any age howling in disbelief.
Anna Tripp is the pseudonym for a bestselling journalist and author of several books for
adults and children.
Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 30 B/W Illustrations
9781843176893 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Pedant’s Revolt
Why Most Things You Think Are Right Are Wrong
Andrea Barham
Irreverent, smart, and obscenely entertaining, this book shatters the myths, misconcep-
tions, fallacies, and falsehoods about all the things people think they know

“There’s an awful lot of nonsense that is accepted as fact and this book . . . goes at
least part of the way to putting it right. It’s informative, interesting, and amusing—
and it will help you settle arguments.” —Times
Lead pencils can give you lead poisoning . . .
Newton discovered gravity when an apple fell on his head . . .
One dog year equals seven human years . . .
Marie Antoinette said “Let them eat cake!” . . . Fact or fiction?
Pedants, revolt! In chapters literary, medical, grammatical, historical, scientific, and bibli-
cal, this book sets the record straight on the facts behind the fallacies that have somehow
become accepted wisdom. From insects to food, grooming to Greeks, the animal kingdom
to assassinations, Harpo Marx to Shakespeare, and questionable quotes such as “It’s all Greek
to me,” this remarkable book reveals the often surprising origins of the legends and folk-
lore we mistake for the gospel truth—and teaches you to think twice before repeating them.
Covering a range of diverse topics, this is the ultimate go-to book for settling many an un-
resolved dispute, shedding light on a wide variety of facts that we have always believed to
be true, but which are, in fact, completely false.
Andrea Barham is an author and freelance technical writer.
Reference/Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781843175872 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Is Their Alot Wrong with This Centence?

An English Grammar Workbook
Daniel Smith
A fun, accessible, interactive workbook to ensure that readers are never caught out by
misplaced apostrophes, dangling participles, or poor spelling again
English is a complicated language, and every now and then all writers need a little help in
getting it right. This guide takes readers through the basics of grammar, punctuation, and
spelling, providing clear and concise explanations of each concept followed by exercises to
test how much readers have remembered, and consolidate their knowledge. Multiple choice
questions, fill-in-the-blanks, crosswords, pictograms, spot-the-mistake quizzes, and check-
box tests increase in difficulty to ensure that readers are fully engaged. It covers parts of
speech, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and more—the perfect primer for any lover
of the English language.
Daniel Smith is an editor and writer who has compiled books on a wide range of topics,
from sports to Sherlock Holmes. He is the author of Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of
Lost Pioneers, Trend-Setters and Innovators and The Sherlock Holmes Companion.
Language & Linguistics/Humor • 224 pp • 6 x 9
9781843177142 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Misery Bear’s Guide to Love & Heartbreak
Misery Bear
A collection of hilariously sad rantings and ramblings, straight from
the paw of a chronically depressed bear who just wants someone to love

“This is the best book I have ever read by a bear.”

—Richard Curtis, author, Dumb but Lucky!
“Depressing but somehow endearing!” —Star
“Sure to strike a plangent minor chord with anyone who’s been un-
lucky in love.” —Guardian Guide
Misery Bear is the saddest, loneliest, drunkest bear in the world. He drinks
too much, hates his menial office job, and can’t get a girlfriend. Nothing
ever goes his way, and he’s always one swig of whiskey away from obliv-
ion. In this adorably depressing guide to love and romance—but mainly
heartbreak, which is what he has the most experience in—the furry critter
shares his photos, stories, diary entries, poems, love letters, romantic recipes,
and doodles. Chapters include Anatomy of a Misery Bear, including a head
full of dark thoughts, eyes used to cry, and a mouth that doesn’t smile much;
a Dating Profile—“I am VERY lonely and VERY available;” Celebrity Love
List; Suicidal Sketchbook; and a Guide to Ending Relationships.
Misery Bear lives in London and has just two friends, Nat Saunders and
Chris Hayward.
Humor • 64 pp • 7 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
9781444728057 • September • $19.95 Cloth • Hodder & Stoughton

One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster
Matt Granfield
A funny, smart, and gently irreverent look at the hipster phenomenon told through one
man’s journey to become its consummate example
I’m sorry, it’s over. You just don’t seem to know who you are. I can’t be with somebody
who doesn’t know who they are . . .
Broken hearted, newly alone, and sobbing so hard there was enough snot coming out his
nose to give an elephant a phlegm transplant, Matt Granfield decided the best way to find
himself, to truly know who he was, was to become someone else. Already a bit of a hipster,
and with his ex’s words ringing in his ears, Matt embarked on a journey to try to become
the hippest person on the planet—the world’s Ultimate Hipster. The quest began innocu-
ously enough—visiting trendy cafés, selling homemade jewelry at a market stall, and writ-
ing poetry—but it quickly spiraled out of control. Soon there were National Bike Polo
Championships to attend, tattoo parlors to visit, bands to start, and organic vegetables to
grow. But would all these hipster adventures help Matt find himself, and to truly know who
he is? This hilarious and endearing tale of one man’s heartache and his subsequent quest
to find himself is a must read for anyone who’s ever tried (and perhaps failed) to be cool.
Matt Granfield writes and edits for the ABC, Crikey, the Drum, and Marketing Magazine.
Memoir/Humor • 312 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 30 Color Photos
9781742377858 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Dave Gorman vs. the Rest of the World

Dave Gorman
Comedian Dave Gorman really likes games. This is the story of what happened when he
knocked on the biggest door ever—the internet—and asked 76,000 people if they wanted
to play.

“Gorman’s self-deprecating wit and irrational dedication to his quest make this a hilari-
ous travelogue.” —Booklist on Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure
Remember as a kid, when you could just stop by a friend’s house to see if they were playing?
Well, as adults we’re not supposed to do that. Which is a shame—because Dave Gorman
really likes playing games. So Dave asked the internet to come out to play. He was up for
anything and gamely played people at whatever they chose. He played some classics—
Monopoly, Scrabble, dominoes, and cribbage. He played many games he’d never heard of be-
fore—Khet, Kubb, Tikal, or Smite anyone? He played board games and physical games. He’s
thrown sticks, balls, frisbees, and darts. He’s rolled dice and he’s drawn cards. Dave traveled
the length and breadth of Britain meeting strangers in strange places—their homes, at work,
in the back rooms of pubs—and getting some hard-core game action. From casual players to
serious game geeks, from the rank amateur to the world champion, the gamers are discovered
were more than happy to welcome him into their midst. He’s traveled all around the country and
met all sorts of people, and it turns out Brits are a competitive bunch; playing games can teach
you a lot about what makes the British tick. Of course, Dave hasn’t been keeping score. Much.
Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller, and writer. He has numerous TV
writing credits, his live shows have won many awards, and he is the only performer to twice
win the Jury Prize for Best One Person Show at the prestigious HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Fes-
tival. His TV appearances include Absolutely Fabulous, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the Late Show with David Letterman, the Today Show,
and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His documentary film, America Unchained, won the
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival.
Humor • 344 pp • 5 x 8
9780091928483 • September • $14.95 Paper • Ebury Press
Never in a Million Years
A History of Hopeless Predictions . . .
Ivor Baddiel and Jonny Zucker
Why do people make predictions? What was the first prediction? And why do we give
them any credence whatsoever?
The first end-of-the-world prediction was recorded one second after the Big Bang, and since
then it has become the daddy of all predictions with, to date, no one getting it right. Human
beings have been around for about 200,000 years, with very little evolutionary difference,
and yet we still haven’t developed X-ray eyes or the ability to fly. This book examines the
predictions that have been made since the dawn of time on a variety of subjects, from the
end of the world and the human body to global warming, robots in the workplace, tele-
portation, and space exploration. With a witty and fresh tone, the authors examine how
these predictions came about and why, and rate them for retrospective accuracy.
Ivor Baddiel is the author of 13 books and writes extensively for television and radio. Jonny
Zucker is a stand-up comedian and a children’s author of more than 30 books.
Humor/Social Science • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781780220178 • December • $12.95 Paper • Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Disgraceful Archaeology
Or Things You Shouldn’t Know About the History of Mankind
Paul Bahn and Bill Tidy
Take the fig leaf off the past for archaeology at its filthiest and most amusing
The book that all archaeology buffs have secretly been yearning for, this unique blend of
text, anecdote, and cartoon reveals and revels in those aspects of the past that have been
ignored, glossed over, or even suppressed—the bawdy, the scatological, and the downright
bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, downtrodden, and fearful creatures. They
shared our earthy sense of humor that is based on bodily functions, bawdiness, and slap-
stick. It’s time to take a long, hard look at the the world that would have had the Victori-
ans reaching for their smelling salts. History buffs who want to know what the average
Egyptian slave thought of pharaoh or what a Roman legionary thought of his commander
will find the answer here, in hilarious graphic detail.
Paul Bahn is an archaeologist and the author of Cave Art and Written in Bones. He is a con-
tributing editor to Archaeology magazine, has lectured on many study tours sponsored by the
Archaeological Institute of America, and has consulted for the PBS television show Nova. Bill
Tidy is a cartoonist. They previously collaborated on Ancient Obscenities and Archaeology:
A Very Short Introduction.
History/Humor • 128 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 100 B/W Illustrations
9780752465968 • September • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • The History Press

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100 Facts About Sharks
David O’Doherty, Claudia O’Doherty, and Mike Ahern
From the inimitable authors of the hilarious 100 Facts About Pan-
das, prepare to be amazed, shocked, and delighted by a new tome
on the only animals other than humans that celebrate birthdays

“There is nothing my panda and I enjoy more than reading 100

Facts About Pandas.” —Jemaine Clement, Flight of the
Conchords, on 100 Facts about Pandas
“A breakthrough in panda literature.” —Noel Fielding,
The Mighty Boosh, on 100 Facts About Pandas
Leading sharkeologists David O’Doherty, Claudia O’Doherty, and Mike
Ahern bring curious readers 100 things they definitely didn’t know
about the oceans’ most terrifying creatures. Who would have
ever guessed, for example, that the great white shark hates jazz music,
that a group of hammerhead sharks is called “a toolbelt,” that the reef
shark can send intimidating telephone text messages with its mind,
that Dancing with the Sharks was Bulgarian TV’s least successful television show, or that the word “shark” actually looks quite
a bit like a shark? Each lucky reader’s knowledge of sharks is about to get 100 facts more knowledgeable.
David O’Doherty is a stand-up comedian who has toured the United States with Demetri Martin and supported Flight of the
Conchords in Dublin. Claudia O’Doherty is a comedian. Mike Ahern codirects under the name D.A.D.D.Y., a collaboration which has
made videos for such bands as Bloc Party and Super Furry Animals, and won a prize for Best Short Film in the San Francisco
United Short Film Festival. They have previously coauthored 100 Facts About Pandas.
Humor • 208 pp • 6 x 5
9780224086769 • September • $17.95 Cloth • Square Peg

Killers in the Water

The New Super Sharks Terrorising the World’s Oceans
Sue Blackhall
A fascinating look at how increased human contact has impacted shark attacks
Sharks are intriguing and beautiful creatures but they can also be deadly. As humans have
explored the world’s oceans and exploited them for tourism and recreation, we have found
ourselves coming into contact with more and more sharks. And the outcome can be fatal.
From the Seychelles to South Africa, and Australia to North America, tourists, divers, and
surfers have seemingly found themselves under increased threat from unprovoked shark at-
tacks. Fatal attacks have occurred in locations that were previously thought to be safe, and
in late 2010 the Egyptian resort of Sham el-Sheikh was rocked by an incredible five shark
attacks in a matter of weeks. But are sharks really ruthless, vicious killers, or are they sim-
ply reacting to humans invading their habitat? Has the number of shark attacks increased
in recent years? What can be done to prevent them? All these questions and more are an-
swered in this fascinating book.
Sue Blackhall is the author of Crimes of Passion, The Fall of the House of Windsor, Fool
Britannia, Ghosts of New York, and Tsunami.
Nature/Science • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781857826692 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Metro Books

Noble. Dignified. Beautiful.
The Quiet Elegance of the Horse
Stephen Rasche-Hilpert
Breathtaking pictures and moving words offer a rare insight into the noble being
of the horse
“Every day, my horses, as well as all of the horses that I have got to know on my
travels all over the country, show me how rich life is and that this richness is at our
feet, that it surrounds us. This richness becomes tangible in horses. It is a treasure
that belongs to us all. It is the beauty that elevates all of our lives with its dignity.”
With a steady eye, Stephen Rasche-Hilpert draws readers’ attention to the
majesty of horses and shows them, characterized by sincere respect and love, in
a light that emphatically reveals their beauty and dignity. The book comprises every-
thing from a very personal portrait about the naturalness of the herd to abstract
staging of breathtaking sculptures, embracing horses’ character and making it tan-
gible. This illustrated book is a lasting monument to the horse and presents its
harmonious elegance.
Stephen Rasche-Hilpert is a equine photographer.
Horses/Photography • 96 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos
9780857880086 • November • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books

How to Supple Gaited Horses

In Rhythm and with Understanding
Andrea Jänisch and Kaja Stührenberg
Proper suppling, care, and training for the gaited horse
Gaited horses, those that have been specially bred to have the ability to perform a smoother
ride, require thorough suppling, just as any nongaited riding horse. However, some ex-
ercises, such as correct bend, lateral work, or even canter are more difficult for gaited
horses to perform. This helpful guide explains which differences need to be taken into
account and why, and describes how the training of the gaited horse can and should look.
Andrea Jänisch is a horse trainer and has numerous years of experience as a gaited horse
specialist. Kaja Stührenberg is an trainer for gaited horse riding and is a specialist eques-
trian journalist.
Horses/Sports • 160 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos
9780857880093 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

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Walking on Eggshells
When Dogs Behave Aggressively on the Lead
Nadin Matthews
The key to canine aggressiveness toward other dogs while on the leash
Seeking to shed light on why some dogs are more aggressive toward other dogs while on
a leash, this guide can help owners temper their dogs’ hostility toward other canines. Ex-
amining what factors can lead to this type of behavior, this book finds several reasons
that can contribute to the larger issue, and offers ways to reverse the unwanted conduct.
A far-reaching exploration into the problem, this book examines the owner-dog relationship,
and the overall effect it has on aggressive behavior.
Nadin Matthews is an officially certified dog trainer, dog walker, and lecturer in cynol-
ogy. In 2010, she founded Dogument®, a training and further-training facility for pro-
fessional dog-training consultants.
Pets • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9780857882059 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

Man’s Best Friends

True Stories of the World’s Most Heroic Dogs
John McShane
True stories of astonishing rescues made by loving and loyal canines
For thousands of years, men and women have known who to turn to in times of trouble—
a dog. All over the world dogs have risked, and often lost, their lives to look after the human
beings they care for. Their intelligence, devotion, and astonishing courage to help humans
in distress on countless occasions almost defy belief. Their stories range from Roselle the
Labrador, who led her blind owner to safety from the carnage of the World Trade Center,
to the legends of Balto and Togo, two of the huskies who traversed more than 600 miles of
snow and ice to bring life-saving medicine to an isolated town, and Swansea Jack, the black
Labrador who rescued almost 30 people from drowning and who had a statue erected in
his honor. Many of the dogs featured in this book have been specially trained to help hu-
mans, a task they eagerly set about regardless of the physical risk they face as a result. Then
there are the family pets that, when danger threatens, react with total disregard for their
own well-being, caring only about one thing: protecting the humans they love.
John McShane is the author of Didier Drogba: Portrait of a Hero, Heath Ledger: His Beau-
tiful Life, and Susan Boyle: Living the Dream, among many other titles.
Pets • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781857827903 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Piers Morgan
The Biography
Revised and Updated Edition
Emily Herbert
The real story behind the man who scored one of the biggest gigs in television, replacing
Larry King as the anchor on his CNN show
Piers Morgan’s talents seem to know no bounds—he’s interviewed scores of celebrities, he
turned around the fortunes of a leading UK tabloid newspaper, he’s been a judge on one of
the most popular TV talent shows, and he’s written several books. Here is the story of the
man who seems to have the ability to reinvent himself again and again. It covers his mete-
oric rise through the ranks of tabloid journalism, from cub reporter to, at 28, the youngest
national newspaper editor in the UK for more than half a century. It also cover the contro-
versy when, in 2004 after nine successful years running the Mirror, he was fired after the
newspaper ran fake photos of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Always one to bounce
back from adversity, Morgan then penned a successful book about his days as a tabloid jour-
nalist and went on to become the darling of UK TV, eventually moving to U.S. television with
America’s Got Talent and The Celebrity Apprentice.
Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Michael Jackson: King of Pop.
Biography/Television • 250 pp • 5 x 8 • 31 Color Photos
9781843589402 (Replaces 97818435835169) • October
$14.95 (Can $16.95) New in Paper • John Blake

Behind the Black Door

Sarah Brown
In a warm, personal memoir about life at 10 Downing Street, Sarah Brown shares her ex-
periences as the wife of the British Prime Minister
Today, Gordon’s words are simple and heartfelt. He promises, as his own school motto said,
“to do his utmost.” I know that the same will go for me, too. We turn to the door, greeting
the policeman on duty. It is time to play our part in contributing to what happens next in
government and a new life behind the black door.
Intimate, reflective, surprising, and funny, this book takes readers backstage to reveal what
it’s like to be an ordinary woman, wife, and mother in extraordinary circumstances. Sarah
gave up a successful business career to serve her country and champion countless charities
around the world, and found herself living a life that included attending Nelson Mandela’s
birthday party, giving speeches in front of Barbra Streisand, growing vegetables with Michelle
Obama, and discussing Darfur with George Clooney. For readers who have ever wondered
what it’s like to travel with national security forces, pack for a photo op with supermodels,
or pause a speech in front of hundreds when the teleprompter fails, it’s all here—from what
to do when the school play clashes with a visit to the White House to what it feels like to
support the man you love as he makes tough decisions to stave off global financial meltdown.
Sarah Brown is the president of the charity PiggyBankKids, a patron of a number of charities including the White Ribbon Al-
liance for Safe Motherhood, and a cochair of the High Level Leadership Group on Maternal and Infant Mortality convened by
the Global Leaders Network. She mobilized hundreds of thousands of people through her early adoption of Twitter where her
legion of followers engaged with her on everything from repression in Burma to diversity in British fashion.
Memoir/Political Science • 464 pp • 5 x 8 • 43 Color Photos
9780091940584 (Replaces 9780091941758) • September • $16.95 Paper • Ebury Press

Elisabeth Sladen
The Autobiography
Elisabeth Sladen
Foreword by David Tennant
A unique, insider’s view of the world’s longest-running science fiction series, from one of
the fans’ favorite companions. David Tennant’s foreword caps this warm, witty memoir—
a fitting tribute to a woman who will be sadly missed by legions of fans.

“A poignant parting gift and, in the most unexpected way, one of the most revealing
Doctor Who books ever written.” —Marcus Hearn, writer, Doctor Who Magazine,
and editor, Doctor Who Classic Comics
When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doc-
tor Who story “The Time Warrior,” little did she know the character would become one of
the most enduring and fondly remembered in the series’ history. Here she shares the story
of her years as Sarah Jane—traversing time and space alongside classic Doctors Jon Pertwee
and Tom Baker, while a generation of children were terrified but transfixed as their heroine
found herself menaced by Daleks, dinosaurs, Cybermen, man-eating alien flora, Egyptian
mummies, extras in Bubble Wrap, and even the Loch Ness Monster. By the time she quit
the TARDIS in 1976, making front page news, Elisabeth had become one of the most fa-
miliar faces of a TV golden age. But that wasn’t the end of Sarah Jane. Elisabeth discusses the many times she has reprised her role—
anniversary specials, a 1981 spin-off pilot with robotic sidekick K-9, and radio plays. She discusses touring the weird, wide,
and wonderful world of Doctor Who fandom. And lastly, she shares details of Sarah Jane’s most recent incarnation—when TV
wunderkind Russell T. Davies approached her to come back again, this time to a Doctor Who backed by lavish budgets and
garlanded with critical plaudits, how could she possibly say no? Funny, ridiculous, insightful, and entertaining, hers is the story
of another girl, another planet, completed just months before she died.
Elisabeth Sladen (1946–2011) played companion Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures. She also ap-
peared in Coronation Street, Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em, and Z-Cars, and enjoyed a long, successful, and very happy career in
the theater. David Tennant is a widely respected theater actor who played the tenth Doctor Who for three seasons.
Autobiography/Television • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 Color Photos
9781845138264 (Replaces 9781845134884) • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) New in Paper • Aurum Press

Matt Smith
The Biography
Emily Herbert
The inside story of the new Doctor and his rapid rise to stardom
As the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, and the youngest actor ever to play
the role, Matt Smith has taken TV audiences by storm. This biography fills fans in on the
newcomer. It covers the early years of the aspiring youth footballer, who switched to study-
ing drama and creative writing after a back injury. An outstanding 2003 performance in the
National Youth Theatre production of The Master and Margarita brought him to the atten-
tion of an agent and earned him his first professional acting jobs. Smith’s first television ap-
pearance, in the 2006 BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s Ruby in the Smoke, was followed
by first major role as Danny in Party Animals a year later.
2007 also saw him debut in the West End, starring in Fresh
Kills and a critically acclaimed performance in That Face.
But Smith’s biggest break was to be cast in Doctor Who, first
appearing in the show in January 2010. Replacing the much-
loved David Tennant was no mean feat for a relatively un-
known actor like Matt Smith but he has risen to the
challenge and received rave reviews from critics and view-
ers alike for his quirky, offbeat take of the famous Time Lord.
Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame
and Michael Jackson: King of Pop.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 26 Color Photos
9781843584957 (Replaces 9781843582687) • December
$14.95 (Can $16.95) New in Paper • John Blake

The Top Gear Story
The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show . . . in the World
Martin Roach
The full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and the Stig—
and how they created one of the most famous TV shows of the 21st century
Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the original
series faced the axe in 2001 but Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman success-
fully pitched a new format to BBC bosses and Top Gear returned to become the
irreverent, funny, and often controversial show we now know and love. The ad-
dition of Richard Hammond and James May completed the Top Gear dream team
and ratings soared as viewers tuned in to see the latest Star in a Reasonably Priced
Car, arguments over the Cool Wall, and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig. Re-
cent seasons have been defined by their madcap challenges with predictably hi-
larious results. Hour-long specials such as the 1,000-mile journey across Africa
in cars bought for less than $2,500, and a race to the magnetic North Pole in
which Clarkson and May became the first people to drive a motor vehicle to the
Pole, have cemented Top Gear’s reputation as much more than just a car show.
But the show’s most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered
serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag-racing car at over
300mph. From a humble beginning as a 1970s car show to achieving world dom-
ination, this is the full story.
Martin Roach is the bestselling author of Justin Timberlake and Viva Coldplay!
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781857826623 (Replaces 9781843583332) • September
$13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake

Michael Douglas
Acting on Instinct
John Parker
The life story of the Academy Award–winning actor, fully updated to include Michael’s
brave and ongoing cancer battle

“Parker’s well-researched biography chronicles his subject’s life and times with obvi-
ous appreciation.” —Mail on Sunday
Michael Douglas is a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his
fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces—here is his com-
pelling and remarkable story. It details how, in the shadow of his father Kirk’s overpower-
ing fame, Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognized in his own right as
an award-winning actor and producer. The toll fame has
taken on Michael’s personal life is also discussed—his strug-
gles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and
drug dependency, the breakup of his first marriage, and his
eldest son’s 2010 sentencing to five years in prison for drug
dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found hap-
piness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones
is also discussed, a marriage that meant a second shot at
fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating
diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65.
John Parker is the author of numerous Hollywood biog-
raphies, including Arise Sir Sean Connery, Robert De Niro,
and Jack: The Biography of Jack Nicholson.
Biography/Film • 426 pp • 5 x 8
15 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos
9780755362561 (Replaces 9780755362554) • October
$13.95 New in Paper • Headline Book Publishing

Leonardo DiCaprio
The Biography
Douglas Wight
The story of DiCaprio’s meteoric rise to fame, delving beneath his polished Hollywood image
to examine just what makes him tick
Leo has become one of the highest paid actors in the world and his position looks set to be
secure for some time to come as the release of the new 3-D version of James Cameron’s epic
Titanic heralds another sensational year in the life of Hollywood’s hottest talent. The year
will also see him take on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and see him
cast as a villain in Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster Django Unchained. It’s a far cry from
the heartthrob’s humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commercials and
soap operas before catching the eye in Baz Luhrmann’s styl-
ish Romeo and Juliet and then achieving worldwide super-
stardom with Titanic. Cementing his reputation with
captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can
and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his por-
trayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environ-
mentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good
causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideas on his sleeve.
Although he’s spent more than 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains some-
thing of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world’s most beautiful women, but seems
no nearer to settling down, and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving
for perfection despite his stunning successes.
Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, show business, pol-
itics, and investigations.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 Color Photos
9781857826722 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Michael Fassbender
The Biography
Jim Maloney
The story of an outsider who rocked Hollywood with a string of powerful films, earn-
ing him plaudits, awards, and an army of adoring fans
His chiseled yet rugged good looks and masculinity set him apart from the “pretty boy” ac-
tors, making him popular with both men and women. His intriguing mix of Irish and Ger-
man roots has infused him with an easygoing charm combined with a steely confidence and
determination to succeed. Michael Fassbender doesn’t just act, he becomes the people he is
portraying in a type of method acting that has seen him likened to Marlon Brando and Robert
De Niro, both of whom were his childhood heroes. He is also an actor with remarkable
versatility. In his breakthrough movie Hunger, he went on a strict diet to lose weight in order
to play IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. In contrast he portrayed an English army officer
in the rollicking World War II adventure Inglorious Basterds; the comic book villain Mag-
neto in X-Men: First Class, and psychiatrist Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method. He shame-
lessly bared all as a sex addict in Shame and got moody and broody as a chilling hired killer
in the action thriller Haywire. In this eagerly awaited biography, Jim Maloney tells his re-
markable rise to fame from Heidelberg in southwest Germany, to Killarney in Ireland, on
to London and Hollywood. Read how he thought he was Superman, why he dropped out
of drama school, his brief attempt to become a heavy metal rock star, and the piece of paper
pinned to his school notice board that was to change his life forever.
Jim Maloney is the author of Amanda Holden: The Biography and Super Dad.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos
9781857828047 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Andy Serkis
The Man Behind the Mask
Justin Lewis
A look at the career of the man best known for his remarkable portrayal of Gollum in
the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Andy Serkis is well known to movie fans as Gollum, but there is far more to the actor than
one hit role. When he started with the trilogy, Serkis already had 15 years of experience in
theater, television, and film, portraying characters who were eccentric, complex, and even
monsterous. Now that he has made his mark again with movie fans as Captain Haddock
in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, and prepares to revisit Gollum for The Hob-
bit, this biography examines the life and career of this most intriguing of actors.
Justin Lewis has been a writer, editor, and researcher for more than 20 years, specializing
in music, broadcasting, and entertainment. He has contributed to such publications as Time
Out’s 1,000 Songs to Change Your Life and The Rough Guide to Rock, where he also served
as contributing editor.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781843584087 • February • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Tom Hardy
Dark Star Rising
James Haydock
From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous
Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises—an in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor
With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom
Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. With a host of crit-
ically acclaimed performances under his belt, Tom’s star is undoubtedly in the ascendant.
Born into an idyllic, middle-class life in the suburbs, by his teenage years Tom had grown
restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and crim-
inal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found
his way into an acting course at his local college. Having been plucked from drama school
to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he col-
lapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance at hitting the big time.
It was Hardy’s stand-out performances as Stuart Shorter in BBC TV’s Stuart, A Life Back-
wards and as Britain’s most notorious prisoner in the film Bronson which really made au-
diences and critics sit up and take notice. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as
a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters
such as Eames in blockbuster Inception and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. This biography explores his wayward youth, his
drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. With a host of major films in 2012 and beyond, he
is clearly Hollywood’s hottest property.
James Haydock is a biographer.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos
9781857826678 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

A Spectacle of Dust
The Autobiography
Pete Postlethwaite
The candid memoirs of a great character actor

“An extrovert, tender, charming, and unselfconscious book, with some extraordinary, hell-
raising and hair-raising anecdotes. Reading it revived the sadness I had on hearing about
his death, particularly the last, remarkable chapter about his final illness.” —Guardian
Steven Spielberg called him “the best actor in the world,” about which Postlethwaite said: “I’m
sure what Spielberg actually said was, ‘the thing about Pete is that he thinks he’s the best actor
in the world.’” This is the story of a diverse and multitalented actor’s eventful life, told in his
own vibrant words as he was at the end of it. He covers his early years, when after training
as a teacher, he started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre with colleagues
including Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher, and Julie Walters. After routine early ap-
pearances in small parts for television, his first success came with the acclaimed British film
Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his
role in The Name of the Father in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer
“Kobayashi” in The Usual Suspects is well known, and he appeared in many successful films
including Alien 3, Brassed Off, The Constant Gardener, The Shipping News, Romeo + Juliet,
and Inception. A beloved and widely admired character actor tells his own story here.
Pete Postlethwaite (1945–2011) was a stage and film actor whose films include Aliens 3, The Constant Gardener, Inception,
The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Town, The Usual Suspects, and In the Name of the Father, for which was nominated for an
Academy Award.
Autobiography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 I wasn’t about to let cancer stop me working now. So I was thrilled when my old
44 Color Photos • 6 B/W Photos friend Nick Hamm asked me to play a gangster in his latest movie, Killing Bono,
9781780220031 • October based on a book about being in a band that faltered in the shadow of U2.
$16.95 Paper • Phoenix It sounded like fun—and I’d even met Bono himself a few times while making
In the Name of the Father (he performed on the film’s soundtrack). The first
time I saw him, I assumed he was just some scruffy hanger-on, loitering on the
set. He seemed to be surrounded by an entourage and he was talking the talk,
like some Mr Big.
“Dan,” I said to my co-star Daniel Day-Lewis, when I spied Bono’s unkempt
face and became irritated by his seemingly ingratiating ways. “Who the f*** is
that guy, over there? He’s p***ing me off something rotten.”
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
The Dresses, the Drama, the Secrets Unveiled
Jim Nally
The official book of the British series shown on TLC is a gilt-edged invitation into the
heart of gypsy and traveler life
Although the popular show offers a unique insight into the traveler and gypsy communi-
ties, lives, loves, and incredible wedding ceremonies, this book draws readers even further
into their extraordinary secret world. All of the biggest, most colorful characters from the
series are here, including Thelma the wedding dressmaker and Paddy the champion fighter.
The book reveals what happened to some of the young lovebirds from the series—did they
live happily ever after? There’s a host of new and wonderful characters to get to know too.
But it’s not just about weddings: this book sheds light on what it’s like to grow up living
on the outside of society, suffering the suspicions of settled folk and trying to preserve the
traditions of an ancient culture. It is packed with unforgettable stories and brand-new in-
sights into a disappearing world.
Jim Nally is an author.
Television • 278 pp • 5 x 8 • 34 Color Photos
9781444729849 • October • $12.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Gypsy Bride
One Girl’s True Story of Falling in Love with a Gypsy Boy
Sam Skye Lee
From the star of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding comes a heartwarming memoir of an every-
day girl who falls in love with and marries a gypsy boy
“I felt like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and all the other fairy-tale princesses,
and Pat was my Prince Charming.”
Sam Skye Lee had often thought about getting married, but never imagined that her dress
would be bright pink with flashing lights and weigh a staggering 20-stone. But then she
didn’t count on having a gypsy wedding. It’s rare for a “gorger,” or nontraveler, to marry
into the gypsy community, but after a shocking childhood tragedy, Sam found the comfort
she needed from an unexpected source—Patrick and his family of travelers. This is a true
story of how an ordinary girl finds herself discovering an extraordinary world, one where
“grabbing” is a sign a boy fancies you; six-year-olds get spray tans; and christenings, wed-
dings, and funerals are jaw-droppingly flamboyant. More than “boy meets girl,” this love
story is about a girl who falls in love with a whole race of people and their wonderful ways.
Sam Skye Lee appeared on the hit TV series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC. She con-
tinues to live with her traveler husband Patrick in a local caravan park.
Memoir • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 28 Color Photos
9780091944896 • October • $12.95 Paper • Ebury Press

Beyond a Joke
Inside the Dark World of Stand-Up Comedy
Bruce Dessau
It is not a normal person who wants to go onstage and make thousands of strangers laugh
every night—this celebration of comedy by a veteran comedy critic is also a story of lives
lived to excess

“Entertaining insight and audacity—Dessau has been reviewing comedy for more than
30 years, and knows his stuff. . . . A fascinating look at the dark side of stand-up.”
—Time Out
“An intriguing history of humor’s bad boys claims that almost every great comedian
is a damaged soul. . . . Delightful nuggets for the new wave of comedy enthusiasts.”
—Sunday Times
A look at one of the modern world’s most dominant and compelling art forms, this book
would not be complete without covering comedy’s dark side. Homing in on the scandals that
have surrounded some of light entertainment’s biggest stars, the book tells it as it is, fea-
turing quotes from those that were there at the time. It reveals how the devoted laughter of
fans never seemed to be enough for these moody, prickly, ego-driven entertainers, how they
would constantly seek more thrills when the curtain came down, how offstage antics of cer-
tain comedians would make even rock stars blush, and the number of comedians who have had to deal with paternity suits
would make a book in itself. This book addresses the question Are comedians naturally dysfunctional, or does the stress and
pressure of the job make them dysfunctional? It takes a particularly odd person to want to pursue comedy as a career, and, as
this book reveals, the behavior of comedians once they are successful in their chosen career makes them even odder. From Rus-
sell Brand slashing his chest onstage to Jo Brand trashing a friend’s car on the motorway, Bruce Dessau has heard it all.
Bruce Dessau is a respected comedy journalists who contributes to many publications including the Guardian, the Evening Stan-
dard, and Time Out. He is the author of Rowan Atkinson, has chaired the Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel twice, and has reg-
ularly served on the judging committee.
Performing Arts • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9780099558279 • November • $15.95 Paper • Arrow

A Practical Guide
John Hester
A practical book on the auditioning skills needed to win one’s dream role
With dedicated chapters for aspiring drama students and amateurs, this book covers all
aspects of auditioning—from advice on how to impress a director to warnings of common
pitfalls to avoid. Readers will learn to conquer their fears of auditions and develop a pos-
itive philosophy; work alone or with other actors on exciting mind, body, and voice ex-
ercises to improve techniques; master truthful and dynamic audition speeches; understand
how to improvise and sight read at auditions; improve interview and communication skills
to impress directors; and network and develop strategies for obtaining auditions and fur-
ther work.
John Hester is an actor, director, writer, and producer, with experience of both being au-
ditioned and auditioning others spanning more than 30 years. He is the author of Stage
Acting Techniques.
Performing Arts/Theater • 144 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos
9781847973337 • October • $22.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Contemporary Erotic Cinema
Douglas Keesey
From Last Tango in Paris to American Pie to Brokeback Mountain—a look
at more than 100 erotic films, with in-depth analysis and fascinating be-
hind-the-scenes anecdotes
The first book to look at truly contemporary erotic cinema, this publication
gives in-depth analyses of sex scenes from more than 100 films, more than
half of them released in the 21st century. Beginning with an overview of how
depictions of sex on screen have changed over the last 40 years, with partic-
ular attention to censorship controversies, the book is divided into three main
parts—erotic genres, themes, and acts—and covers sex comedies, body hor-
ror, alien sex, and erotic animation; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans films;
movies about youth, marriage, and infidelity; films dealing with incest, blas-
phemy, and death; on-screen nudity and voyeurism, masturbation, oral and
anal sex, the ménage à trois, and the orgy; and bestiality, rape, and sado-
masochism. The films discussed include 9 Songs, Bad Education, Black Swan,
Intimacy, Last Tango in Paris, The Reader, The Wayward Cloud, Y Tu Mamá
También, and many more.
Douglas Keesey is the author of Clint Eastwood, Erotic Cinema, Jack Nichol-
son, Neo-Noir: Contemporary Film Noir from Chinatown to The Dark Knight,
and Paul Verhoeven. He is a professor of film and literature at California Poly-
technic State University.
Film • 160 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9781842433638 • October • $22.95 Paper • Kamera Books

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A Journey Through Documentary Film
Luke Dormehl
From Nanook of the North to Exit Through the Gift Shop, an overview of
nonfiction film history from the early pioneers to the directors dominating
the field today
As one of the most fascinating areas of filmmaking, documentaries have broken
down societal taboos, changed legislation, strengthened and rocked entire gov-
ernments, freed wrongly convicted prisoners, and taught us more about the world
in which we live. This overview of documentary history takes readers from the
early “actualities” of pioneering nonfiction filmmakers such as Robert J. Flaherty
and John Grierson, to the documentaries of Michael Moore, Errol Morris, Werner
Herzog, and the directors dominating the field—and box office—today. An es-
sential resource for film students, documentary buffs, filmmakers, and anyone
interested in nonfiction film, it looks in-depth at more than 60 documentaries
from around the world, covering a century of cinema, to illustrate what “docu-
mentary” means, and the changes and transitions that have occurred in non-fic-
tion filmmaking over the years. Covering films such as Night Mail, Night and
Fog, The Sorrow and the Pity, F for Fake, The Thin Blue Line, Hoop Dreams,
Fahrenheit 9/11, Grizzly Man, and Man on Wire, each analysis includes an in-
troductory synopsis, as well as detailed notes on the film’s production history,
filmmaker, unique innovations, construction, and key themes and issues.
Luke Dormehl is a journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. His
films have played in prestigious film festivals around the world, from Cannes to
Rushes, and his writing has appeared in dozens of online and print publications.
Film • 160 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
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Holy Franchise, Batman!
Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen
Gary Collinson
From the early movie serials of the 1940s through recent animated incar-
nations, the entire screen history of one of the most successful media fran-
chises of all time, the Dark Knight Detective
Since the Caped Crusader first made the leap from comics to silver screen in
the early 1940s, generations of audiences have been captivated by the screen
adventures of Batman, establishing the celebrated comic book hero as a true
icon of popular culture. Now, this book begins with the early movie serials
of the 1940s and charts the development of Batman’s many exploits across
both live action and animation, presenting a comprehensive overview of his
illustrious screen career. From the classic 1960s television series starring Adam
West and Burt Ward to the hugely successful blockbuster feature films from
directors Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, and Christopher Nolan, as well as early
Saturday morning cartoon outings and the acclaimed “DC Animated Universe,”
this book explores the evolution of Batman on a journey that has taken him
from camp crime fighter to Dark Knight.
Gary Collinson is a writer, lecturer, and the founder and editor of the movie site FlickeringMyth.com.
Film • 256 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 5 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos
9780709094135 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Robin Hood
Myth, History & Culture
Nick Rennison
An informative, lively guide through the rich mythology of Robin Hood, across all mediums
Everyone knows the story of England’s greatest folk hero, the outlaw who robbed from the
rich and gave to the poor. This highly entertaining book begins with the search for the his-
torical Robin, looking at the candidates for the “real Robin Hood” who have been proposed
over the years, from petty thieves to Knights Templar, before moving on to examine the many
ways in which he has been portrayed in literature and onscreen. He began as the hero of
dozens of late medieval ballads, appeared in plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare, and
in the Romantic era was reinvented by Walter Scott as a Saxon champion in the struggle against
the Normans. During the 19th century, Robin Hood emerged as a hero in children’s litera-
ture, while more recently he has been portrayed as everything from proto-socialist man of
the people to anarchist thug. In the cinema he put in an appearance as early as 1908 and
Douglas Fairbanks and then Errol Flynn turned him into the typical hero of Hollywood swash-
bucklers. In the last 20 years, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe have provided their own
very different interpretations of the character. On the small screen, Robin has been the hero
of half a dozen TV shows from the 1950s series starring Richard Greene, which used many
writers blacklisted by Hollywood, via the well-remembered Robin of Sherwood in the 1980s, to the recent BBC series. Robin
Hood is still very much with us, as the subject of graphic novels and computer games. Robin is an archetypal hero who, it seems,
can never die and this engaging book charts his life so far.
Nick Rennison is a bookseller, author, and editor whose titles include 100 Must-Read Classic Novels and The Rivals of Sher-
lock Holmes.
Folklore & Mythology/History • 160 pp • 5 x 8
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Armed with Anger
How UK Punk Survived the Nineties
Ian Glasper
The fourth installment in Ian Glasper’s legendary journey into the heart
of UK punk and hardcore explores the punk underground’s transfor-
mation as the gritty 1980s gave way to the 1990s
Glasper leaves no stone unturned when exploring the inspirations and mo-
tivations that drove the acts of this overlooked era of punk. From Ther-
apy?, Understand, and Lostprophets, who all went on to major label success
after starting in underground bands, through to groups who released just
one demo or a lone 7” single, this history examines almost 100 bands, al-
lowing them to tell their own stories in their own words, and is brimming
with previously unseen photographs and long-lost memorabilia. The many
subgenres of the scene are examined, from pop-punk (Goober Patrol, Panic)
and ska-punk (Citizen Fish, Spithead), through raging hardcore (Voorhees,
Assert), militant SXE (Withdrawn, Ironside) and old school punk rock (Sick
on the Bus, Police Bastard), on to the birth of metalcore (Stampin’ Ground,
Above All) and emocore (Fabric, Bob Tilton). This “fourth book in the tril-
ogy” pulls together many of the threads of those volumes and brings Glasper’s
celebration of the UK’s underground punk heritage to a satisfying, in-
formative conclusion.
Ian Glasper is the author of Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980–
1984, The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984,
and Trapped in a Scene: UK Hardcore 1985–1989.
Music • 500 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781901447729 • January • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper
Cherry Red Books

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Unknown Pleasures
Inside Joy Division
Peter Hook
A roller-coaster, inside story of life, love, and loss with one of the cult seminal postpunk
bands of the 1970s and 1980s, with rare photographs

“A testosterone-scented transcript of ripping yarns . . . much fun to be had within.”

—Q Magazine
“This book should become a cautionary tale of modern times.” —Mojo
“A compelling read.” —Sunday Times
As cofounder of Joy Division, Peter Hook was the inspiration behind a band that would shape
the course of popular music. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of “Love Will
Tear Us Apart,” and was at the heart of the sound that came to define an era and inspire a
generation. Here he tells the story of that time: of the music, the madness, the band mem-
bers, and the other characters on the scene that made it the unforgettable, iconic time it was. He
talks with eye-opening candor and reflection about the suicide of Ian Curtis—often seen as
the “intellectual one”—to Peter and the band he was just “one of the lads,” and the burden
of balancing his epilepsy and the demands of his domestic life only really emerged when it
was too late. Peter covers the band’s friendships and fallouts; their rehearsals and recording sessions; and the larger-than-life
characters who formed a vital part of the Joy Division story.
Peter Hook was a founding member of Joy Division and New Order and is now one of the most sought-after DJs in the world.
Autobiography/Music • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos
9780857202161 • December • $19.95 Paper
Simon & Schuster UK

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The Stone Roses

The Reunion Edition
John Robb
Fully revised and updated, with brand-new chapters and exclusive details on their ref-
ormation; this is the definitive, most revered account of the band, from a journalist and
musician who was there from the beginning

“A must for Roses fans and musos alike.” —Big Issue

The band, the lifestyle, the revolution—this classic biography charts the phenomenal rise
of the Stone Roses to the icons they are today, using interviews, rehearsal tapes, and the
archives of author John Robb. Robb’s exclusive inside knowledge of the Stone Roses cre-
ates a compelling and intimate insight into how the band single-handedly set the blueprint
for the resurgence of UK rock ’n’ roll in the 1990s: Ian Brown’s new lazy-style vocals; Reni’s
fluid, funk-tinged, groundbreaking drumming; and the guitar genius of John Squire. From
the band members’ early years to the inception of the Roses, through the tours and success,
their influences and style, to the demise of the original lineup and their solo careers; every
high and low is documented in minute detail.
John Robb is the founder of the 1970s punk rock band the Membranes, a current member
of the group Goldblade, and the author of Death to Trad Rock, The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1976–1996,
and Punk Rock: An Oral History. He first met an embryonic Stone Roses in the postpunk fallout of the early 1980s when his
band used to rehearse next door to theirs. He was the first journalist to document their remarkable rise to the top in a series of
articles for the music press and attended show after classic show that saw them change the face of British music.
Music • 492 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 22 B/W Photos
9780091948580 (Replaces 9780091878870) • October • $24.95 Paper • Ebury Press

The Rolling Stones
Complete Recording Sessions 1962–2012
50th Anniversary Edition
Martin Elliott
The definitive, updated guide to the band’s studio activity
Bringing the story up to date, this edition carries features every recording session and sig-
nificant live recording listed in chronological order. Each song features a full commentary
and provides information not only on the recording listed, but also places the recording
in context with the historical period. Each track also comes with information including
date, place, title, also known as, songwriter, track length, studio or live venue, produc-
tion/engineer team, musician names, official or bootleg status, release title, date of release,
years played live, UK & United States chart position, and number of weeks on the chart.
The book also covers details of the band’s live career and other activities such as autobi-
ographies, and includes a full discography, making it an invaluable resource for any fan,
from the casual to the die-hard.
Martin Elliott is a Rolling Stones collector and specializes in the history and background
of their recorded works. This is his third book on the subject.
Music • 400 pp • 7.5 x 10.5
9781901447774 (Replaces 9781901447040) • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper
Cherry Red Books
Queen Unseen
My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 21st Century
Peter Hince
An intimate and affectionate insider’s story of his years spent alongside Queen
For more than a decade, Peter Hince worked alongside one of the greatest bands in the history
of rock, touring the world and heading up their road crew as they performed at some of the best
and biggest music venues in the world. Here he recalls the highlights of those years with the band.
He was with Freddie Mercury when he composed “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” he was re-
sponsible for making sure that Freddie’s stage performances went without a hitch, and he was
often there to witness Freddie’s famed tantrums. He was also party to the sex, drugs, and rock and
roll which are invariably part of life on the road with a rock band. Many books have been writ-
ten about Queen and Freddie Mercury, but this is the first real insider’s story. Packed with the
author’s own exclusive photos, including never-before-seen shots of Freddie, his female
lover Mary, and other band members, this warm and witty book will entertain and inform as a
must-read for any music fan.
Peter Hince met Queen in 1973 when they were opening for Mott the Hoople, began working for
the band full time during their 1975 A Night at the Opera album, and stayed on as the head of their road crew until their final
concert in 1986.
Biography/Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos
9781857827958 (Replaces 9781843587484) • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Freddie Mercury
The Biography
Revised and Updated
Laura Jackson
A biography that features more than 50 interviews with stars who knew the iconic performer
Looking at the reality behind Queen’s flamboyant front man and lead singer, this biography ex-
plores Mercury the person—amusing, loyal, and generous, yet with a dark side to his person-
ality. It discusses his frequent use of cocaine and how it heightened his tendency to excess, both
on and off stage. It also looks at the women in his life, covering his bizarrely enduring rela-
tionships with his first love, Mary Austin, and his long-time confidante, Barbara Valentin, who
speaks here for the first time. It also offers new and intimate stories by those who knew him
well, such as Malcolm McLaren, Tim Rice, Richard Branson, Cliff Richard, Bruce Dickinson,
Mike Moran, Wayne Eagling, Zandra Rhodes, and Susannah York.
Laura Jackson’s previous biographies include Jon Bon Jovi, Queen: The Definitive Biography,
and Steven Tyler.
Biography/Music • 278 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Photos
9780749956080 • September • $15.95 Paper • Piatkus Books
Mind the Bollocks
50 Years of Talking Rubbish About Rock ’N’ Roll
Johnny Sharp
Rock star egos, concept albums, pretentious behavior, nonsense songs, and silly sunglasses
are all targeted in this bile-spitting, spleen-venting, comical rant through the utter ridicu-
lousness of rock ’n ’roll’s raucous history
Like the author’s bitingly hilarious Crap Lyrics, this book celebrates the rampant stupidity,
misguided experimentalism, and occasionally inspired mania that has made rock ’n ’roll so
much more exciting than just a form of music. The book exposes, celebrates, and condemns
the “culture of nonsense” that surrounds rock, uncovering truths such as the manager who
advised the Rolling Stones to sack Mick Jagger in 1962, and the reviewer who told Michael
Jackson that his new album Thriller was a right old stinker and he should fire his whole pro-
duction team. Diving head first into the whirlpool of lurid folklore and cultural exotica sur-
rounding rock ’n ’roll, this riotous screed surfaces with a few pearls of truth, as well as the
odd discarded Rolls Royce.
Johnny Sharp wrote for NME for many years under the name Johnny Cigarettes and is a
contributor to the Guardian, Mojo magazine, and Q magazine. He is the author of Crap Lyrics.
Music • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554469 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Portico

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Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954–65
Kenny Mathieson
Following on from Giant Steps comes the second installment in Kenny Mathieson’s se-
ries of jazz histories

“Mathieson’s descriptions of what they brought to the bandstand and the recording
studio are fondly graphic, in well-chosen phrases . . . extremely readable.”
—Jazz Review
“Mathieson writes well, and his insights into the music are keen.” —Jazz Times
Cookin’ examines the birth and development of two of the key jazz styles of the postwar
era, hard bop and its related offshoot, soul jazz. Hard bop was the most exciting jazz style
of its day, and remains at the core of the modern jazz mainstream even now. It drew on the
twin poles of bebop and the blues for its foundation, spiced up with gospel, Latin, and rhythm
and blues influences. The book looks at the founding fathers of the form, Art Blakey and
Horace Silver, and goes on to trace the music through its peak decade. The second install-
ment of Kenny Mathieson’s series of jazz histories provides a fine overview of one of the
most exciting periods in the music’s development and features profiles of Cannonball Adder-
ley, Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, and J. J. Johnson, among others.
Kenny Mathieson is the author of Giant Steps: Bebop and the Creators of Modern Jazz
Music • 382 pp • 5 x 8.5 • 18 B/W Photos
9780857866202 • September • $19.95 Paper • Canongate UK

The Phantom of the Opera
25th Anniversary Edition
Michael Heatley
Foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber
The official anniversary edition contains exclusive material on the whole
Phantom phenomenon, including stunning production photographs, the
latest updated official libretto, and foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber
on what the Phantom means to him
November 2012 is the 25th U.S. anniversary of The Phantom
of the Opera
The phantom of the opera is an icon—one glimpse of the famous mask logo
and one immediately thinks of the show. Based on the classic novel Le Fan-
tome de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, it is widely considered to be one of
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most accomplished scores. This beautifully illus-
trated anniversary celebration will delight true fans, with its history of how
Gaston Leroux came to write the tale originally, and look at the early in-
carnations of the Phantom. It then describes how Lloyd Webber was inspired
to take up the material, and every step of the phenomenon that ensued. The
book also includes the full text of the play, a world map pointing out Phan-
tom facts, and a Phantom timeline.
Michael Heatley has written more than 100 rock books, including The Com-
plete Deep Purple, Dave Grohl: Nothing to Lose, Neil Young: In His Own
Words, Ryan Adams, and Where Were You When . . . the Music Played?:
120 Unforgettable Moments in Music History. He contributes to Guitar and
Bass and Record Collector magazines. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an inter-
nationally recognized composer who wrote the music for such shows as Cats,
Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-
coat, and The Phantom of the Opera.
Music/Drama • 160 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • 151 Color Photos • 35 B/W Photos
9781862059740 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Classical Music
But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Darren Henley and Sam Jackson
For readers who are unsure of the difference between an alto and a contralto, wonder
exactly when to applaud at a concert, or aren’t even sure what music they should be
listening to in the first place, this is the perfect guide
All too often, potential classical music listeners are put off due to its perceived elitism.
This book gleefully dispels this notion and many others as it works brilliantly to make
classical music not only accessible, but also disarmingly simple and utterly engrossing. It
is broken into three sections designed to steer readers through the terminology and eti-
quette of classical music; open the fascinating history of the genre and its key figures over
the last thousand years, showing their sheer brilliance coupled with their very human na-
tures; and provide an indispensible reference guide for any reader, whether they pre-
fer traditional chamber music or sweeping film scores.
Darren Henley is the managing director of Classic FM, the UK’s best-loved classical radio
station, and its mission is to spread enthusiasm, appreciation, and understanding for clas-
sical music. He was named commercial radio programmer of the year in 2009. This is his
20th book about classical music and musicians. Sam Jackson is Classic FM’s head of music.
They previously collaborated on The Classic FM Hall of Fame.
Music • 224 pp • 5 x 8.5
9781907642494 • October
$22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

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The Story of Naxos

The Extraordinary Story of the Independent Record Label That Changed Classical
Recording for Ever
Nicolas Soames
The fascinating story of how a budget classical record label became the leading provider
of classical music, and the man behind its success
In 1987, a budget classical record label was started in Hong Kong by Klaus Heymann, a Ger-
man businessman who loved classical music. It swiftly gained a worldwide reputation for
reliable new digital recordings of the classics at a remarkably low price. Despite opposition
from the classical record establishment, it grew at a remarkable pace, and soon expanded
into opera, early music, contemporary music, and specialist repertoire so that it became ap-
preciated by specialist collectors as well as the general music lover. It is now the leading provider
of classical music and as an innovator in digital delivery. The combination of founder Klaus
Heymann’s broad knowledge of classical music and his acute business acumen has enabled
him to build the most varied classical music label in the world, but also the most effective
distribution network to ensure that his recordings are available everywhere. This fascinat-
ing story explains how it happened, how a one-time tennis coach in Frankfurt became a clas-
sical recording mogul in Hong Kong and how, at the age of 75, he still holds the reins as
firmly as ever.
Nicolas Soames is a former classical music journalist. For the past 18 years, he has run Naxos
AudioBooks, the award-winning label with a particularly strong reputation for its spoken word
recordings of literary classics from Homer and Dante to James Joyce and Haruki Murakami.
Music • 464 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 B/W Photos
9780749956899 • September • $29.95 Cloth • Piatkus Books

Acoustic Guitar Making
The Steel String Guitar
Nick Blishen
A step-by-step guide to a unique instrument, made to the reader’s
own specification and design
Many people are frustrated by the mass-produced guitar and
dream of something more unique. This practical book will help read-
ers to achieve that dream, and will inform and enlighten them along
the way. Drawing on a range of ideas and techniques, it explains
the process in a clear and logical way, thereby demystifying the task
and making the guitar a joy to build and then to play. It covers tools,
techniques, and selection of materials; how to avoid pitfalls and make
faster progress; and how to achieve a professional finish and set up
the guitar. From making the initial templates to gluing the finger-
boards, it provides careful instruction on the entire detailed process.
Nick Blishen worked in the electronics industry for more than
20 years as a prototype wireman, test engineer, and design draughts-
man before making a major career change and going back to col-
lege to study guitar making. He then set up his own workshop,
making guitars and repairing instruments for local musicians and
music shops. He is a course leader and senior lecturer for a university
degree course in musical instruments.
Music/Crafts & Hobbies • 192 pp • 8.5 x 10.5
223 Color Photos
9781847973740 • September • $34.95 Cloth • Crowood Press

Blogging & Tweeting Without Getting Sued
A Global Guide to the Law for Anyone Writing Online
Mark Pearson
A blog or tweet can get its author arrested or cost a lot of money in legal battles—this
practical guide explains how to stay out of trouble when writing online
Every time an internet user blogs or tweets, they may be subject to the laws of more than
200 jurisdictions. As more than a few bloggers or tweeters have discovered, you can be sued
in your own country, or arrested in a foreign airport as you’re heading off on vacation—just
for writing something that wouldn’t raise an eyebrow if you said it in a bar or a cafe. In this
handy guide, media law expert Mark Pearson explains how to get your message across with-
out landing in legal trouble. In straightforward language, he explains what everyone writ-
ing online needs to know about free speech, reputation and defamation, privacy, official secrets
and national security, copyright, and false advertising. Whether you host a celebrity Face-
book page, tweet about a hobby, or like to think of yourself as a citizen journalist, you need
this guide to keep on the right side of cyberlaw.
Mark Pearson is a journalist, a professor of journalism, and the coauthor of The Journalist’s
Guide to Media Law. He is a correspondent for Reporters Without Borders and has been
published in the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Wall Street Journal. He blogs from
journlaw.com, tweets from @journlaw, and his Facebook page is “Journ Law.”
Law/Writing • 180 pp • 5 x 8
9781742378770 • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Monkeys with Typewriters

How to Write—and Read—Better
Scarlett Thomas
A manual for reading and writing better, from the acclaimed author of The End of Mr. Y and
Our Tragic Universe

“Scarlett Thomas’s prose is so addictive you can’t help but fall deeper and deeper under her
spell. How does she do it? She is a genius.” —Douglas Coupland on Our Tragic Universe
“Thomas brilliantly reminds us that, despite popular representations, many women are ac-
tually staying up half the night talking ideas. One feels alone. And then one reads Our
Tragic Universe.” —Jincy Willett, author, Winner of the National Book Award, on Our
Tragic Universe
“[S]mart, stylish and dizzying. . . . An accomplished, impressive thought experiment for
the 21st Century.” —New York Times Book Review on The End of Mr. Y
Exploring how fiction works, this manual shows you how you can learn to understand it well
enough to crack open any fictional narrative, and, if you like, start creating your own.
Have you ever had your heart broken, or broken someone else’s heart? Have you ever won an ar-
gument but later realized you were wrong? Have you ever tripped in public or spilled wine on
someone else’s carpet? Have you ever tried to help someone who didn’t want to be helped—or
even someone who did? Have you ever been in trouble, big or small? Have you ever felt
trapped? Have you ever gossiped, felt bad about it, and then found that you’ve been the sub-
ject of gossip yourself? Have you ever basically felt like a chimp in a pair of jeans, caught up
in endless drama and with no idea of how the universe works? This is an ode to secret power
of stories, and a guide to cracking those powers open.
Scarlett Thomas’s novels include The End of Mr.Y, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize; Our
Tragic Universe; and PopCo. In 2002 she won Best New Writer in the Elle Style Awards.
Writing • 252 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780857863782 • December • $19.95 Paper • Canongate UK

Kind Regards
The Lost Art of Letter-Writing
Liz Williams
Including ruminations on the importance of letter writing from famous literary and his-
torical luminaries past, this is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revo-
lutionized global communication
“No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous, or more individual than a letter.”
—P. D. James
Ever since the advent and increasing popularity of electronic communication, it has become
clear that the worthy art of letter writing is in sad decline. E-mails and texts have overtaken
the humble pen and paper as the most popular methods of communication. Here, the com-
plete history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today is explored—from the
early Greek philosophers to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole, as well as many fa-
mous letters that have changed the world. It also covers the invention of the fountain pen
and the growth of the mail delivery system, instructions for novice letter writers on how to
construct the perfect correspondence, and how—despite the ever-growing influence of tech-
nology—handwritten letters might at last be regaining their value, meaning, and popular-
ity in the modern world.
Liz Williams has conducted postgraduate research in language and linguistics. She is a jour-
nalist and a passionate letter writer who has kept nearly every letter ever written to her.
History/Language & Linguistics • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781843177135 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

One for Sorrow

A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore
Chloe Rhodes
A captivating book uncovering the origins and meaning behind traditional sayings from
countryside folklore, such as “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” or “Make hay while
the sun shines”
Many of the popular, often prophetic, phrases that people use on a day-to-day basis have
their roots in traditional folklore. For example: “March comes in like a lion and goes out
like a lamb,” “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,” and “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’
men.” Such common idioms are familiar to most people, but their history and origins are
far from well known. Here readers will discover that there is a wealth of fascinating sto-
ries and history behind them. This charming book is filled with sayings, legends, and proverbs
derived from the oral history of the countryside, and it unveils how they came about, what
they mean, and how they came to be such a big part of language today. Written with a light
touch and expert knowledge, it will entertain and inform in equal measure—the perfect gift
for anyone with an interest in the rich and varied heritage of the English language.
Chloe Rhodes is a freelance writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the Inde-
pendent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Times. Her previous books include A Certain
“Je Ne Sais Quoi”: The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English and The Office Book.
Language & Linguistics • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 69 B/W Illustrations
9781843177005 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Bullet Guides are simple introductions to key subjects for people who don’t have much time. Packed with clearly
presented information and with a focus on solutions, these affordable and fun introductions provide the answers you
need on a wide variety subjects—from Existentialism to team building, and statistics to how to get a hot date. Friendly
and accessible, the guides are illustrated with fun cartoons and contain no fuss, no delays, and no unnecessary search-
ing. The Bullet Guides are the one-stop way to getting the quick answers you need on any topic.
Each: 128 pp • 6 x 4 • $6.95 Paper • Hodder Education

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The Seven New Laws for a World Gone Digital
Ajaz Ahmed and Stefan Olander
Introduction by Sir Richard Branson
A highly perceptive manifesto for a world gone digital from the the founder of AKQA
and the vice president of digital sport at Nike
Digital technology is changing the way people do business in every way imaginable, and
if there is anything worth knowing about how to use it to innovate and grow, Ajaz Ahmed
and Stefan Olander know it. Between them they have invented some of the most influen-
tial and iconic work for many of the world’s leading brands. Written as a conversation
between the two men, this manifesto is charged with cutting-edge content and ideas and
presents seven new laws all businesses need to know in order to thrive, including “Con-
venient Is the Enemy of Right,” “It’s Easier Done Than Said,” and “Have a Purpose Larger
Than Yourself.” Highly thought-provoking and utterly engaging, this book will turn per-
ceptions about digital technology upside-down and arm readers with the knowledge to
leave competitors behind and to create a better, smarter, and more inspiring future.
Ajaz Ahmed is the founder of AKQA, the world’s largest independent innovation agency
whose clients include Gap, Heineken, Ferrari, Nike, USPS, Virgin, Visa, Volkswagen, Warner
Brothers, and Xbox 360. The privately held company has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin,
London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, San Salvador, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.
Stefan Olander is the vice president of digital sport at Nike and one of the world’s lead-
ing digital innovators. He has led many of Nike’s most cutting-edge initiatives, includ-
ing the revolutionary Nike+ experience, developed in partnership with Apple. He lives
in San Francisco. Sir Richard Branson is best known for his Virgin Group of more than
400 companies.
Business • 272 pp • 6 x 8.5
9780091947569 • Available • $22.95 Paper • Vermilion

Beyond the Corporation

Humanity Working
David Erdal
A blueprint for the 21st-century business: where employees share ownership, information,
and profits of the businesses where they work
Offering inspiration and vision in the wake of financial Armageddon, this book is the story
of ordinary people who share the ownership of the businesses where they work. It takes a
hard look at arguments that shared ownership will never work, and reveals why this is prej-
udice masquerading as economic thinking. The book contains detailed case studies as well as
interviews with a range of people whose inspiring stories of success fly in the face of received
wisdom. These successes include: high levels of productivity; sustained rapid growth; fast-mov-
ing, innovative responses to changing worlds; high levels of investment aimed at long-term
prosperity; and, above all, the sheer happiness employees experience in working together in
businesses that they own together, sharing the wealth that they create. The enterprises dis-
cussed here come in all sizes, from companies employing just a few dozen people to large cor-
porations: John Lewis in the UK, employing 70,000 “partners;” Mondragon, a highly
entrepreneurial group of more than 100 businesses in Spain, employing more than 100,000;
and many examples in the United States, some employing tens of thousands. It would be hard
to imagine a better informed, more involved, or more enthusiastic set of employees—sharing the efforts of making their com-
panies successful, and sharing all of the rewards. At a time when the “orthodox” corporate economy has been badly shaken,
this book makes for essential reading.
David Erdal attended Harvard Business School; led one of Britain’s most successful paper manufacturers and moved them into
all-employee ownership; and advised companies, trade unions, and governments in Slovenia, Zimbabwe, China, and South Africa
on privatizing companies into ownership by all their employees. He is a director of a partnership that helps companies achieve
all-employee buyouts, and chairman of the employee ownership trust of a successful child care company.
Business • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781847921093 • September • $24.95 Paper • Bodley Head

The Rise and Fall of the Murdoch Empire
John Lisners
A revealing and compelling look at the complete story of the changing fortunes of the
man who altered the face of the world’s media forever
Rupert Murdoch, a ruthless visionary, empire builder, and business genius created a global
media network which has made him one of the most powerful and influential figures in the
world. So potent was the force of his empire that he was even on first-name basis with pres-
idents and prime ministers. But just recently, rather than controlling the news, Murdoch
has instead become the front-page story as the world had been gripped by the unfolding
drama of the News International phone-hacking scandal. Within days of achieving his final
and most ambitious goal—outright ownership of the billion-a-year profit-making British
Sky Broadcast satellite television station—Murdoch was forced to concede as his prize looked
set to disintegrate before his eyes. Always a winner in the past, the devastating events that
overtook News Corporation with tsunami speed shocked the 80-year-old founder, as the
most hurtful arrows were fired from the very institution he had carefully cultivated for so
many years. John Lisners tells the fascinating story of Murdoch’s amazing rise and fall. His
graphic account of the culture, the methods, and the men who worked for Rupert Murdoch
is as incisive as it is entertaining. He uncovers how Murdoch beat Robert Maxwell to the
News of the World, Rupert Murdoch’s role in the sacking of a Prime Minister, the bungled
but lethal attempt to kidnap Murdoch’s wife, and how the big News International exposé
stories were done.
John Lisners is a media lawyer and journalist who worked for many years as a freelance
journalist supplying copy to News International newspapers, and was closely involved with
editors of the News of the World over a 40-year period.
Biography/Business • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781843587576 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • John Blake

Dark Art
The Changing Face of Public Relations
Tim Burt
An industry insider’s timely analysis of a field in flux
Business and financial public relations, a discreet industry that generates multimillion-dol-
lar revenues for mainly private agencies around the world, is entering a time of unprecedented
change. This authoritative analysis from an experienced and well-connected PR practitioner
explains the new tactics shaping strategic communications in the 21st century and posits the
likely winners and losers from the old “dark art” of spin. Investigating the industry’s strug-
gles to adapt to an evolving digital environment, it questions whether the field can live up
to its promises in a world where the media itself is facing an existential threat. Based on high-
profile examples of contemporary companies’ crises and filled with corporate intrigue, this
unique inside view examines the challenges facing business and financial public relations and
presents a vision of how it might evolve.
Tim Burt is an award-winning journalist and public relations consultant. Formerly a part-
ner at Brunswick, he is now a managing partner at StockWell Communications, where he
provides strategic counsel to some of the world’s biggest companies.
Autobiography/Business • 224 pp • 5 x 8.5
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On Shakespeare
John Bell
With humor, wit, and based on a lifetime of experience, a fascinating backstage pass
to the life and plays of the Bard from a Shakespearean actor and director with 50 years
of experience
So I’m sitting here backstage, waiting for my entrance, caked in fake blood and taking part
in a play that is brutal, nihilistic, and offensive according to all criteria of “good taste.” And
it’s thrilling.
Did Shakespeare really write all those plays? Why do actors do Shakespeare in modern dress?
How does one prepare a role? What’s it like doing a long run? Did Shakespeare believe in ghosts?
Was he a subversive? Every day after every performance, around the world, theatergoers ask
these sorts of questions. Here, a man who thinks, breathes, and interprets Shakespeare’s canon
every day of his life gives his responses to these questions based on experience and reflection.
After many years of reading, performing, and directing Shakespeare in the UK and in Australia
with the Bell Shakespeare Company, John Bell offers a unique view of the histories, tragedies,
comedies, and romances, and a memorable insight into the sonnets. His passionate relationship
with Shakespeare informs and deepens our understanding of the man and his works. Vivid, ac-
cessible, and fascinating, this is a book that confirms Shakespeare’s enduring relevance .
John Bell is an actor, director, and producer, and one of Australia’s theatrical icons. The founder of the Bell Shakespeare Com-
pany, he is Australia’s leading authority on interpreting, directing, and performing Shakespeare.
Literary Criticism/Drama • 432 pp • 6 x 9.5
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Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best
P. G. Wodehouse
Read by Martin Jarvis
One of the greatest comedy writers of all time for classic humor, pure nostalgia, and lovers
of farce

“The greatest comic writer ever.” —Douglas Adams on P. G. Wodehouse

Blandings Castle is the home of Lord Emsworth, who likes nothing better than to potter at
home in his enormous castle garden. But his rural idyll is once again set to be disturbed. No
peace is possible when his sister Constance is let loose, and she is constantly trying to reor-
ganize the household—without real success. The nieces are unhappy, McAllister leaves at a
difficult time, and then the Empress of Blandings—Emsworth’s prize pig—goes off her pig
food! Set this against the continuing tangled love affairs of Freddie Threepwood, and the
stage is once more set for classic Wodehouse hilarity.
P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) was a English writer of novels, stories, and musical theater,
best known for his Jeeves and Blandings Castle series. Martin Jarvis is an accomplished actor who has been described
by Vanity Fair as “the Olivier of audiobooks.” He divides his time between London and Los Angeles.
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James Joyce
Introduction by Colm Tóibín
A beautifully produced edition of James Joyce’s classic collection, with a newly commis-
sioned introduction by Colm Tóibín, the author of Brooklyn

“Joyce made me want to write.” —Carol Birch, author, Jamrach’s Menagerie

“In Joyce’s eyes, Dublin is the whole world.” —J. G. Ballard
“With just one collection of stories, Joyce left his mark on almost every short-story
writer who followed him.” —Guardian
From short, lyrical stories to the novella-length masterpiece which concludes this collection,
James Joyce presents Dublin to the world in this groundbreaking collection—as alive with
feeling as it was when first published in 1914. In these lyrical, electrifying tales, readers meet
a cast of characters who seek success, love, and redemption.
James Joyce (1882–1941) is considered to be one of the most influential writers in the mod-
ernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. His work includes the semiautobiographical A
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the landmark work of modernist fiction Ulysses, and
its successor Finnegan’s Wake. Colm Tóibín is an author and critic who was awarded the
2011 Irish Pen Award for his contributions to Irish literature.
Classics • 254 pp • 5 x 8
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Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Introduction by DBC Pierre
Translated by Natasha Randall
A groundbreaking new translation of Dostoevsky’s most radical work of fiction

“[An] exciting new translation. . . . In Randall’s hands, Zamyatin’s modernist idiom

crackles.” —Publishers Weekly on Randall’s translation of We
“A smart, spirited new translation.” —Boston Globe on Randall’s translation
of A Hero for Our Time
The unnamed narrator in this novel is one of the most remarkable characters to have emerged
in literature. He is one of Dostoevsky’s most enigmatic and revolutionary creations. This clas-
sic details the passion and hatred of a 19th-century Russian official who decides to shun so-
ciety and descend “underground” in what is referred to as the first existentialist novel in history.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His
works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment and The Karamazov Brothers.
DBC Pierre is the author of Vernon God Little, which was awarded the Booker Prizer for
fiction in 2003. Natasha Randall is a translator and writer whose work has appeared in Book-
forum, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg Times, and on National Pub-
lic Radio. She completed acclaimed translations of We for the Modern Library, and A Hero
for Our Time for Penguin Classics. She lives in New York City.
Classics • 208 pp • 5 x 8
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To the River
Olivia Laing
A beautiful, lyrical book tells the tale of the river in which Virginia Woolf drowned, and
heralds the arrival of a major new voice in nature writing
One midsummer week more than 60 years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the Ouse in 1941,
Olivia Laing walked that same Sussex River from source to sea. The result is a passionate in-
vestigation into how history resides in a landscape—and how ghosts never quite leave the places
they love. Along the way, Laing explores the various roles rivers play in human lives, tracing
their intricate flow through literature and mythology alike. Central among these ghosts is, of
course, Virginia Woolf herself: her life, her writing, and her watery death. Woolf is the most
constant companion on Laing’s journey, and this book can be read in part as a biography of
this extraordinary English writer, refracted back through the river she loved. The result is a
wonderfully discursive read, interweaving biography, history, nature writing, and memoir, and
driven by Laing’s deep understanding of science and cultural history.
Olivia Laing writes and reviews widely for the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Observer,
and the Times Literary Supplement, among other publications. Before becoming a journal-
ist, she practiced as a medical herbalist for several years, specializing in the treatment of
anxiety and depression.
Literary Criticism • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9781847677938 • September • $13.95 Paper • Canongate UK

Joseph Roth
Now available for the first time in English, this important addition to the Roth canon is
rich in irony and exemplary of Roth’s keen powers of social and political observation
A novel fragment that was discovered among Joseph Roth’s papers decades after his death,
this book chronicles the life and times of Alexander Perlefter, the well-to-do Austrian urban-
ite with whom his relative, a small-town narrator, Naphthali Kroj, has come to live after be-
coming orphaned. The colorful cast of characters includes Perlefter’s four children: foolish
Alfred, with his predilection for sleeping with servant girls and boasting of the venereal dis-
eases he contracts; the hapless Karoline, whose interest in math and physics seems to repel
serious suitors; the flamboyant Julie, a girl who likes any man who is inclined toward mar-
riage; and the beautiful and flighty Margarete. Written circa 1928–1930, Perlefter represents
Joseph Roth at the very peak of his literary powers.
Joseph Roth (1894–1939) was an Austrian novelist best known for his family saga Radetzky
March and for his novel of Jewish life, Job. He fought in the Austrian army in World War I,
and worked as a novelist and journalist in Frankfurt, becoming a leading Jewish intellectual
of the era. With the rise of Nazism, he lived the rest of his life in exile.
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Confessions of an English The Warden The Art of Love
Opium Eater Anthony Trollope Ovid
Thomas De Quincey The first book in Anthony Trollope’s It may have been written in the days of
The original drug memoir—a true funny, warm, well-loved Barchester chariot races, gladiators, and emperors,
19th-century account of the pleasures Chronicles—perfect for Austen fans but this new translation of the best
and pains of addiction teacher in history on the subject of love
“An affecting and delicate short contains enduringly useful and enter-
Once upon a time, opium, the main in- novel.” —Guardian taining advice
gredient in heroin, was easily available The tranquil atmosphere of the cathedral
over the chemist’s counter. The secret of town of Barchester is shattered when a Featuring both the Ars Amatoria (The Art
happiness, about which philosophers have scandal breaks concerning the financial af- of Love) and the Remedia Amoris (The
disputed for so many ages, could be fairs of a church-run almshouse for elderly Cure for Love), this book contains all men
bought for a penny, and carried in the men. In the ensuing furor, Septimus Hard- need to know about the best places to pick
waistcoat pocket—portable ecstasies could ing, the almshouse’s well-meaning warden, up girls, how to handle illicit affairs, how
be corked up in a pint bottle. Paradise? So finds himself pitted against his daughter’s to look after a girlfriend when she has a
thought Thomas de Quincey, but he soon suitor Dr. John Bold, a zealous local re- cold, how to dress suavely, and how to
discovered that “nobody will laugh long former. Matters are not improved when make women jealous. It also has plenty of
who deals much with opium.” Harding’s abrasive son-in-law, Archdeacon tips for women ranging from how to cre-
ate a beguiling hairstyle to how to seduce
Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) was an Grantly, leaps into the fray to defend him
men at parties and show off your best at-
English essayist of the Romantic period against a campaign Bold begins in the na-
tributes while frolicking in bed. This de-
who studied at Oxford, failing to take his tional press. An affectionate and wittily
lightfully witty handbook was found so
degree but discovering opium. He is the au- satirical view of the workings of the
shocking on its first publication that Ovid
thor of On Murder Considered as One of Church of England, this novel is also a sub-
tle exploration of the rights and wrongs of was sent into exile in disgrace. Since the
the Fine Arts.
moral crusades and, in its account of Emperor Augustus had it taken off the
Memoir/Social Science • 240 pp • 5 x 8 Harding’s intensely felt personal drama, a shelves of Rome’s libraries in 8 AD it has
9780099528593 • January moving depiction of the private impact of also been banned by the Vatican and the
$12.95 Paper • Vintage Classics public affairs. United States Customs Office at various
points in its illustrious career.
Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) was one
of the most respected English novelists of Ovid was born in Italy in 43 BC. His ear-
the Victorian era, writing more than 40 liest surviving work is the collection of
novels, as well as short stories. The Barset- love poems called the Amores, which was
shire Chronicles, which include Barchester followed by the Heroides.
Towers and Framley Parsonage, are re- Classics/Poetry • 208 pp • November
garded by many as his masterpieces. 5 x 8 • Vintage Classics
Paper: 9780099518822 • $10.95
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Cloth: 9780099518792 • $17.95
9780099528654 • October
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lavish new editions of these popular modern classics feature beautiful cover illustrations by Art Deco
artist George Barbier, as well as notes and an extensive apparatus on Fitzgerald’s life and works.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), considered one of the finest American writers of the 20th century,
was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life during the Roaring Twenties.
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The Beautiful and Damned

Fitzgerald’s second novel, based on his relationship with Zelda, explores New York City
café society
“The idea that to make a man work you’ve got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth,
not an axiom. We’ve done that for so long that we’ve forgotten there’s any other way.”
The heir to his grandfather’s considerable fortune, Anthony Patch is led astray from the path
to gainful employment by the temptations and distractions of the 1920s Jazz Age. His de-
scent into dissolution and profligacy is accelerated by his marriage to the attractive but tur-
bulent Gloria, and the couple soon discover the dangerous flip side of a life of glamour and
debauchery. Containing obvious parallels with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s own lives, the
novel is a tragic examination of the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the transience of
youth and beauty.
384 pp • 9781847492128

This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald’s debut novel, first published in 1920, describes life at Princeton among the glit-
tering, bored, and disillusioned, and was an overnight success

“He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a genera-
tion.” —New York Times
“Discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing
or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.”
Charting the life of Amory Blaine, an ambitious young man loosely based on Fitzgerald him-
self, this novels follow him as he moves from his well-heeled Midwest home to study at Prince-
ton, and then starts frequenting the circles of high society as an aspiring writer. Experiencing
failure and frustration in love and in his career, Blaine finds his youthful enthusiasm grad-
ually giving way to disillusionment, cynicism, and a life of dissolution. A critical account of
its own era, introducing many themes which would be developed in later works, Fitzgerald’s
first novel was an instant critical and commercial success, propelling him into the limelight
as a literary celebrity.
320 pp • 9781847492227

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Impressions of Africa
Raymond Roussel
A veritable literary melting pot, Roussel’s groundbreaking text makes ample use of wordplay
and the surrealist techniques of automatic writing and private allusion
The first and arguably more well known of Roussel’s two major prose works, Impressions of Africa
is not, as the title may suggest, a conventional travel account. Instead, it’s one of the greatest ex-
perimental novels of all time—an adventure story put together in a highly individual fashion and
with an extremely unusual time sequence—within which the reader is even made to choose whether
they would like to begin at the first or the tenth chapter. It’s also the only edition currently in
print of a major French modern classic that was a great influence on the Surrealist movement.
Raymond Roussel (1877–1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, chess enthu-
siast, neurasthenic, and drug addict. He is the author of Among the Blacks and How I Wrote
Certain of My Books.
224 pp • 9781847492708 (Replaces 9781847491688) • $17.95

Locus Solus
Raymond Roussel
Based on eccentric principles of composition, this book invites readers to enter a world which,
in its innocence and extravagance, is unlike anything in the literature of the 20th century
Cantarel, a scholarly scientist, whose enormous wealth imposes no limits upon his prolific in-
genuity, is taking a group of visitors on a tour of “Locus Solus,” his secluded estate near Paris.
One by one he introduces, demonstrates, and expounds the discoveries and inventions of his fer-
tile, encyclopedic mind. An African mud sculpture representing a naked child; a road-mender’s
tool which, when activated by the weather, creates a mosaic of human teeth; a vast aquarium in
which humans can breathe and in which a hairless cat is seen stimulating the partially decom-
posed head of Georges Danton to fresh flights of oratory. By each item in Cantarel’s exhibition
there hangs a tale—a tale only Roussel could tell. As the inventions become more elaborate, the
richness and brilliance of the author’s stories grow to match them; the flow of his imagination
becomes a flood and the reader is swept along in a torrent of wonder and hilarity.
Raymond Roussel (1877–1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, chess enthu-
siast, neurasthenic, and drug addict. He is the author of Among the Blacks and How I Wrote
Certain of My Books.
224 pp • 9781847492739 (Replaces 9781847490711) • $17.95

The Sorrows of Young Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Partly autobiographical and the prototype for many later Romantic works in its depiction of
the tortured Romantic hero, Goethe’s seminal classic is a timeless masterpiece of literature
Presented as a collection of confessional letters written by the eponymous protagonist, The Sor-
rows of Young Werther charts the emotional journey of a young man who—during a stay in a
picturesque German village—falls in love with Lotte, a sweet-natured local woman engaged to
another man. As he realizes that his passion is doomed to failure and constant pain, Werther con-
templates taking the most drastic measures. The first great “confessional” novel, it draws both
on Goethe’s own unrequited love for Charlotte Buff as well as on the death of a close friend.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832) was a German polymath, whose works spanned the
fields of literature, theology, and science. He is best known for his drama Faust, and was a key
figure in 19th-century German literature.
128 pp • 9781847492777 (Replaces 9781847491572) • $14.95

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The Story of a Nobody

Anton Chekhov
Translated by Hugh Aplin
Combining psychological detail with a sense of place and time, this tale bears all the hallmarks
of Chekhov’s genius, and perfectly captures the political and social tensions of its day
A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official’s son, with a view to
spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the
task—an ailing, world-weary “nobody”—seized with the purposelessness of life and a sense of
his own impending death, gradually becomes disillusioned with his mission, and decides to em-
bark on a new path which will lead him to tragedy.
Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) was a short story writer, but is perhaps best known for his plays,
among them The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya. Hugh Aplin
has translated Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Dog’s Heart and The Fatal Eggs, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The
Eternal Husband, and Mikhail Kuzmin’s Wings.
160 pp • 9781847492784 (Replaces 9781847491893) • $14.95

James Hanley
A classic of working-class sexuality, acclaimed by luminaries such as William Faulkner and sup-
pressed for more than 50 years by a prosecution for obscenity
James Hanley’s 1930s classic charts the short and brutish life of a boy forced out of school and
into the unforgiving world of work. Escape—in the form of stowing away on a ship—only deep-
ens his exposure to the squalor and brutality that men are capable of, and when he arrives in
Alexandria he learns there are some things that one can’t run away from. Narrated in unflinching
language that is both visceral and acute in its observational power, Boy is a shocking book that
stays in the mind long after it is read.
James Hanley was born in Liverpool to Irish immigrants, and left school at an early age to be-
come a sailor. His experiences at sea informed many of his works, including Boy, a novel so
controversial that it was only published in a limited, expurgated edition.
300 pp • 9781847492647 (Replaces 9781847490063) • $14.95

Humiliated and Insulted

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Ignat Avsey
A new translation of a lesser-known work catches the verve and tumult of the original
Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is “not at all inferior to the other great mas-
terpieces,” and Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have wept over it. Its construction is that of an
intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, child-
hood trauma, and, above all, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships. Found at the cen-
ter of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager, and a depraved aristocrat
who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky’s later fiction, but is a pow-
erful and original presence in his own right. Includes photographs, a critical apparatus on Dos-
toevsky’s life and works and an appendix on Humiliated and Insulted.
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s (1821–1881) other noted works include The Brothers Karamazov
and Notes from the Underground. Ignat Avsey is an independent scholar, and a freelance trans-
lator and lecturer. His other Dostoevsky translations include The Karamazov Brothers and The
Village of Stepanchikovo.
450 pp • 9781847492692 (Replaces 9781847490452) • $15.95

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Ruslan and Lyudmila

Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Roger Clarke
A new verse translation of Pushkin’s first major work, a fantastic narrative poem based on
Russian folklore that later inspired Glinka’s famous opera
Spirited away by the evil sorcerer Chernomer, Lyudmila awaits rescue by her beloved Ruslan.
Before he can secure her release, however, the gallant Ruslan must first endure all the trials and
tribulations that a malevolent world can throw at him. Full of daring adventure, and peopled
with an extraordinary collection of magical—and monstrous—characters, the resulting epic is
a brilliantly ironic retelling of the medieval fairy-tale world of evil sorcerers, chivalrous knights,
and damsels in distress.
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was a dramatist and poet who is now considered the father of
modern Russian literature. Roger Clarke has translated Pushkin’s Boris Godunov, Eugene One-
gin, and The Little Tragedies.
256 pp • 9781847492968 (Replaces 9781847491305) • December • $15.95

The Village
Ivan Bunin
Translated by Galya Aplin and Hugh Aplin
A new translation of Nobel Prize–winner Ivan Bunin’s first novel

“An astonishing writer whose work cries out for rediscovery.” —New York Sun
Set during the 1905 Revolution in southwest Russia, this is a bleak and uncompromising por-
trayal of the lives of two peasant brothers, “characters sunk so far below the average of intelli-
gence as to be scarcely human.” With brutal honesty it reveals the pettiness, violence, and ignorance
of rural farm life. At once nostalgic for a bygone, more innocent age and foreshadowing the tur-
bulences of the 20th century, this wrenching novel is a triumph of bitter realism.
Ivan Bunin (1870–1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and is
best known for his short stories and novellas. Galya Aplin has taught Russian at the University of
Leeds, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of London. Hugh Aplin previously trans-
lated Bunin’s Dark Avenues as well as works by Mikhail Bulgakov and Fyodor Dostoevsky.
200 pp • 9781847492838 (Replaces 9781847491046) • February • $15.95

Three Drops of Blood

Sadeq Hedayat
Translated by Deborah Miller Mostaghel
One of the most outstanding Persian writers of the last century is represented in this unique
collection of stories, most appearing here for the first time in English

“The father of modern Persian short stories.” —Guardian

This collection of short stories, previously unpublished in English, displays the disturbing and evoca-
tive force of Hedayat’s writing, and confirms his place in the literary canon. They depict a world
of revelation, uncanny similarity, grotesquery, and insanity. The title story, “Three Drops of Blood,”
follows the protagonist’s increasingly unstable mental state through the repeated occurrence of three
drops of blood, while “Hadji Murat” depicts an almost Joycean epiphany in classically understated
terms, as a man mistakes another woman for his wife. These are stories that, though set in a dis-
tinctive milieu, deal with universal truths and cut to the very essence of humanity.
Sadeq Hedayat (1903–1951) was Iran’s foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short sto-
ries, and is best known for his short novel The Blind Owl. Deborah Miller Mostaghel is the ed-
itor of a collection of Hedayat’s short stories, called An Introduction.
128 pp • 9781847492821 (Replaces 9781847490551) • February • $14.95

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Love Poems
Erich Fried
Translated by Stuart Hood
The only available English edition of Fried’s poetry—one of the most acclaimed and popu-
lar 20th-century German language poets
Fried’s writing holds some of the most tender lines of poetry in any language. The universal
theme of humanity and the various issues that perplex the human race are central to the read-
ing of his poetry. A stoic who could find humor and an optimistic message in every aspect of
human life, he had a depth of vision and humility that warms and consoles the reader. This
bilingual edition, with translations by his friend and colleague at the BBC, enables the reader
to get a flavor of the original of these immensely enjoyable and enlightening poems.
Erich Fried (1921–1988) was an Austrian poet known for his politically inspired work. Stuart
Hood is a novelist, translator, and former television producer.
Poetry/Classics • 208 pp • 6 B/W Photos
9781847492951 (Replaces 9781847491961) • November • $17.95

Paris Spleen
Charles Baudelaire
Translated by Martin Sorrell
A brand-new translation, with both languages, of one of the founding texts of literary modernism
Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration
of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil: the city
and its squalor and inequalities, the pressures of time and mortality, and the liberation pro-
vided by the sensual delights of intoxication, art, and women. Published posthumously in 1869,
The Spleen of Paris was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose po-
etry—a format which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited for expressing the feelings of un-
certainty, flux, and freedom of his age—and one of the founding texts of literary modernism.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) is most famous for his groundbreaking collection of verse The
Flowers of Evil, but his essays, translations, and prose poems have been equally influential.
Martin Sorrell is an acclaimed translator of French verse, including Rimbaud and Verlaine.
Poetry/Classics • 128 pp • 6 B/W Photos
9781847492906 (Replaces 9781847491497) • November • $14.95

Letters from London and Europe

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Foreword by Francesco da Mosto
The first-ever translation into English of Lampedusa’s correspondence includes recently dis-
covered, previously unpublished letters and unreleased photographs
The Leopard, published posthumously in 1958, was one of the most important works of fic-
tion to appear in the Italian language in the 20th century. Between 1925 and 1930, its author,
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio
Piccolo in which he describes his travels around Europe (London, Paris, Zurich, and Berlin).
The letters display much of Lampedusa’s distinctive style present in his later work; not only
the razor sharp introspection, but also a wicked sense of humor, playful in its description of
the comédie humaine. United and underpinned by the genre of the novel, Lampedusa’s lifetime
obsession, some letters also read like excerpts from a Stendhalian travel journal, while others
are adventures populated with comic, exaggerated personalities.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, (1896–1957) is famous for his only novel, The Leopard, pub-
lished posthumously, which earned him the prestigious Strega Prize, and became the basis of a
now-classic film. Francesco da Mosto is an Italian author, historian, and filmmaker.
Literary Collections • 288 pp • 41 B/W Photos
9781846881374 • September • $15.95

Each: 5 x 8 • 6 B/W Photos • Paper • Oneworld Classics

The Comic Romance

Paul Scarron
Translated by Jacques Houis
The only English edition in print of one of the most important works of French literature
Paul Scarron’s masterpiece recounts the adventures of a troupe of provincial itinerant actors,
skillfully weaving comic anecdotes of their amorous exploits and the central love story between
Léandre and his beloved Angélique into a rich and realistic tapestry depicting rural France.
This milestone of picaresque literature spawned countless imitations in the 17th and 18th cen-
turies, and was championed in the 19th century by eminent literary figures such as Théophile
Gautier and Gérard de Nerval. Fully annotated, this edition is ideal for students.
Paul Scarron (1610–1660) was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist. Afflicted by a mysteri-
ous paralysis of his legs, he died without being able to finish the third and final part of his mas-
terpiece, The Comic Romance. Jacques Houis teaches at the Brearley School in New York City.
Fiction/Classics • 384 pp • 9781847492203 • October • $15.95

Ivan Turgenev
Translated by Dora O’Brien
Turgenev’s first novel is a subtle examination of human weakness which foreshadows many
of the themes in the author’s later work

“Turgenev to me is the greatest writer there ever was.” —Ernest Hemingway

Dmitry Rudin, a high-minded gentleman of reduced means, arrives at the estate of Darya
Mikhailovna, where his intelligence, eloquence, and conviction immediately make a powerful
impression. As he stays on longer than intended, Rudin exerts a strong influence on the younger
generation, and gradually Darya’s daughter, Natalya, falls in love with him. But circumstances
soon show whether Rudin has the courage to act on his beliefs, and whether he can live up to
the image he has created for himself.
Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) was a novelist, poet, and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the
towering figures of Russian literature. His masterpiece, Fathers and Children, is considered
one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Dora O’Brien is the author of From Moscow.
Fiction • 160 pp • 9781847492265 • October • $12.95

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Fathers and Children

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The Art of Struggle
Michel Houellebecq
Translated for the first time into English, a dual-text edition of a prize-winning poetry
collection from the always controversial novelist
Notorious as a novelist, Michel Houellebecq was first known in France as a poet, and in
many ways it is through poetry that he found his novelist’s voice. This collection of prose
and verse pieces investigate issues of alienation, individualism, and disillusionment while
subtly adopting a variety of tones and styles, revealing facets of the author unknown until
now in the English-speaking world. Deeply melancholic and despairing at the inhumanity
of the present-day world, yet brimming with vitality and invention, these timely, poignant
poems clear away the dross of hollow optimism and call for an end to the nightmare of mod-
ern existence.
Michel Houellebecq is a novelist and poet whose books include The Elementary Particles, for
which he won the Prix Novembre; Platform; The Possibility of an Island; and Whatever.
Poetry • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781846881060 • September • $16.95 Paper • Herla

Also available:
You Remind Me
of Marilyn Monroe
$15.95 Paper

The Jaguar’s Dream

John Kinsella
A personal journey through the works of poets that most influenced Kinsella’s work, re-
sulting in a collection of “cover poems”
Here, John Kinsella takes the work of poets from across the centuries, writing in languages
other than English, and recreates the original works as translations, adaptations, and ver-
sions. Using a vast array of interpretative techniques, Kinsella takes the reader from the in-
tense animal poems of the Parnassian Leconte de Lisle, who spent much of his younger life
on his birth island of Bourbon (La Réunion), through linguistically innovative remakings of
Tristan Tzara’s Dadaist poetry, to enigmatic investigations of the brilliant 20th-century poet
of witness, fragmentation, and reconstitution of language, Paul Celan.
John Kinsella is the author of many books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and drama. His works
include Divine Comedy, Jam Tree Gully, The New Arcadia, and Peripheral Light. He is the
editor of The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry.
Poetry • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9781846881879 • September • $16.95 Paper • Herla

H. G. Wells: Another Kind of Life
Michael Sherborne
Foreword by Christopher Priest
An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of
the age’s political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells’s life is a great story in its own right

“With access to heretofore-unpublished letters and a singular grasp of Wells’ genius,

moxie, and failings, Sherborne is the first to portray the protean, scandalous, world-
changing writer in full.” —Booklist
“Accessible to readers interested either in the roots of science fiction/fantasy or in literary
biography, but scholarly enough for literature students as well.” —Library Journal
When H. G. Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity—yet he defied
expectations, becoming one of the most famous writers in the world. He wrote classic science-
fiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds; rein-
vented the Dickensian novel in Kipps and The History of Mr Polly; pioneered postmodernism
in experimental fiction; and harangued his contemporaries in polemics which included two best-
selling histories of the world. He brought equal energy to his outrageously promiscuous love
life—a series of affairs embraced distinguished authors such as Dorothy Richardson and Re-
becca West, the gun-toting travel writer Odette Keun, and Russian spy Moura Budberg. Until his death in 1946 Wells had artis-
tic and ideological confrontations with everyone from Henry James to George Orwell, from Churchill to Stalin. He remains a
controversial figure, attacked by some as a philistine, sexist, and racist, praised by others as a great writer, a prophet of glob-
alization, and a pioneer of human rights. Setting the record straight, this authoritative biography is the first full-scale account
to include material from the long-suppressed skeleton correspondence with his mistresses and illegitimate daughter.
Michael Sherborne is the former editor of the Wellsian and chairman of the H. G. Wells Society. Christopher Priest is the award-
winning author of such novels as Inverted World, The Islanders, and The Prestige. He has been strongly influenced by the sci-
ence fiction of H. G. Wells and in 2006 was appointed to the position of vice president of the H. G. Wells Society.
Biography • 400 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780720613919 (Replaces 9780720613513) • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) New in Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Seeds of Fiction
Graham Greene’s Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954–1983
Bernard Diederich
Foreword by Richard Greene
A major new biography of Graham Greene with extensive new material; exclusive, never-
before-seen photographs of Greene on his travels; and full family cooperation
An essential read for fans of literary biography, this book finally and fully illuminates a piv-
otal episode in Graham Greene’s life and career in the kind of detail that will sate any fans
of his work, but which also provides a fascinating glimpse into a writer’s life. In 1965, Greene
joined journalist Bernard Diederich in the Dominican Republic to embark on a tour of its
border with Haiti, then ruled by “Papa Doc” Duvalier. They were accompanied by activist
priest Jean-Claude Bajeux. Diederich had known Greene since the mid-1950s and had lived
in Haiti for 14 years. He was a seasoned correspondent for the British and North Ameri-
can press and had reported many stories from the region, including Castro’s triumph in Cuba
and the death of the Dominican dictator, Trujillo. In 1963, he had been thrown out of Haiti
and when Greene arrived was working from the Dominican Republic. The famous novelist
was 61 and depressed, having struggled to finish A Burnt-Out Case, and was being plagued
by religious doubt; Bajeux, meanwhile, had been informed that his family had been “dis-
appeared” by Duvalier’s henchmen. As this trio traveled along the border they met a number of rebels and other characters later
fictionalized in Greene’s most politically charged novel, The Comedians, published the following year. This book tells the story
of how a series of extraordinary and often hair-raising journeys gave one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century new in-
spiration in his writing.
Bernard Diederich is a journalist, originally from New Zealand, who launched the English-language weekly newspaper the Haiti
Sun in 1950, and subsequently became the resident correspondent for the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Time-Life
News Service, and London’s Daily Telegraph. In 1963, as a result of his courageous reporting, Diederich was arrested by Papa
Doc’s Tontons-Makouts, imprisoned and ultimately expelled from the country. In exile in the Dominican Republic, he was staff
foreign correspondent for the Time-Life News Service. Richard Greene is an associate professor at the University of Toronto
and the editor of Graham Greene: A Life in Letters. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.
Biography/Literary Criticism • 300 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 10 Color Photos • 22 B/W Photos
9780720614886 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Peter Owen Publishers
The Inner Man
The Life of J. G. Ballard
John Baxter
An explosive and perceptive biography of the novelist who wrote Crash and Empire of
the Sun
In this first biography, John Baxter draws on an admiration of and acquaintance with Bal-
lard that began when they were writers for the same 1960s science fiction magazines. With
the help of the few people whom he admitted to his often hermit-like existence, it illumi-
nates the troubled reality behind the urbane and amiable facade of a man who was proud
to describe himself as “psychopathic.” To many people, J. G. Ballard will always be the school-
boy in Steven Spielberg’s movie Empire of the Sun, struggling to survive as an internee of
the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of Crash, a medita-
tion on the eroticism of the automobile and the liebstod of the car crash. The book he styled
“the first pornographic novel about science” dramatized the reality behind his formula
for the 21st century—“Technology x sex = the future.” It too became a film, and a cause
célèbre for its frank depiction of a fetish which, as this book reveals, was no literary con-
ceit but a lifelong preoccupation. Uniquely among his contemporaries, Ballard understood
and exploited the language of advertising and promotion. Because of him, the term “inner
space” and phrases like “the only alien planet is Earth” passed into the language. So did the adjective “Ballardian”—“resem-
bling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard’s novels and stories, esp. dystopian modernity, bleak man-made land-
scapes and the psychological effects of technological, social, or environmental developments.”
John Baxter began his writing career at the same time as J. G. Ballard in the 1960s, and in the same science fiction magazines. He
subsequently published 40 books, including De Niro: A Biography, Immovable Feast, and The Most Beautiful Walk in the World.
Biography • 416 pp • 5 x 8
9780753828892 • December • $18.95 Paper • Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Understanding Austen
Key Concepts in the Six Novels
Maggie Lane
From an acclaimed Austen expert, a study of the author’s use of language, for the Austen
fan and general reader
The acclaimed author of many Jane Austen books turns her attention to the fascinating nu-
ances of Austen’s language, and the way it embodies her most profound beliefs about human
conduct and character. This book enhances understanding of Austen’s moral values through
the discussion of key words, investigates changes of meaning, and explains words which
may confuse modern readers. It also affords Austen fans who cannot get enough of her writ-
ing the pleasure of encountering familiar passages in new contexts. No other author uses
abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such
words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion. Terms like
“elegance,” “gentility,” and “propriety” seem to define her well-ordered, judgmental world.
In making the fine moral, psychological, and social discriminations on which her plots de-
pend, Jane Austen draws on the vocabulary of her age, which is both more abstract and
more fixed than that of today. But as this study shows, she was capable of subtlety and even
ambiguity in her deployment of such key concepts.
Maggie Lane is the author of Jane Austen and Food, Jane Austen’s England, and Jane Austen’s
World. She has also published articles in The Annual Report of the Jane Austen Society and
Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Literary Criticism • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780709090786 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

E. M. Forster: The Final Years
Tim Leggatt
A moving and insightful biography of the latter years of classic author E. M. Forster’s life
Tim Leggatt knew E. M. Forster for the last 15 years of his life, and in this memoir he uses
the unpublished correspondence he held with Forster over this period, as well as journals of
his travels with Forster, Forster’s own confidential diary, and his Commonplace Book. “These
were Forster’s declining years,” Leggatt writes, “and his thoughts often concerned sex and
his health, his increasing blindness and deafness, his hospital visits, all of which led him think
about death and how he would meet it and how others did. But this was not gloomy as it
may well sound. He was much concerned about the world’s growing population and in this
country about the disappearance of the countryside. I have also included many of his sharp
and attractive descriptions of and comments on people and a variety of scenes, those of a
very perceptive and thoughtful writer.”
Tim Leggatt has been an academic, an actor, and a media consultant.
Biography • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913757 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

Rilke in Paris
Rainer Maria Rilke and Maurice Betz
One of the most significant German-language poets of the last century offers a compelling
portrait of Parisian life, art, and culture at the beginning of the 20th century
In 1902, the young German writer Rainer Maria Rilke traveled to Paris to write a mono-
graph on the sculptor Auguste Rodin. He returned many times over the course of his life,
by turns inspired and appalled by the city’s high culture and low society, and his writings
give a fascinating insight into Parisian art and culture in the last century. Paris was a life-
long source of inspiration for Rilke. Perhaps most significantly, the letters he wrote about
it formed the basis of his prose masterpiece, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Much
of this work, despite its perennial popularity in French, German, and Italian, has never be-
fore been translated into English. This volume brings together a new translation of Rilke’s
essay on poetry, “Notes on the Melody of Things,” and the first English translation of Rilke’s
experiences in Paris as observed by his French translator.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) is one of the great German writers. A master of both po-
etry and prose, he is probably best known for Duino Elegies, Letters to Orpheus, and The
Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Maurice Betz (1898–1946) was a writer and transla-
tor who worked closely with Rilke on the French translations of his works.
Essays/Classics • 120 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Photos
9781843913696 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

How to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature
David Carter
With humor, wit, and insight, David Carter sets out a number of fail-safe rules to follow
in order to win the Nobel Prize in literature
There are acclaimed writers—James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Tolstoy, Mark Twain—who never
won the Nobel Prize, and others, less well known, such as Henryk Sienkiewicz, Paul Heyse,
and Romain Rolland, who did. What exactly does one have to do to impress, or be snubbed
by, the Nobel Committee? This book is a fascinating survey of the Nobel Prize for litera-
ture, constructed as a tongue-in-cheek series of rules. “Be a man” is one of them, and “Make
sure your best work has been translated into Swedish” another. Presenting biographical in-
formation as well as extracts from their work, David Carter will try to answer a number of
questions about the prize, such as What are the outstanding qualities of the winners’ works?
Were there any unusual circumstances attending the award? and Who else was considered
and rejected and why?
David Carter is a writer, translator, and freelance journalist.
Humor/Literary Criticism • 200 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781843913740 • October • $23.95 (Can $26.95) Cloth • Hesperus Press

Stop What You’re Doing and Read This!

Mark Haddon, Michael Rosen, Zadie Smith, Carmen Callil, Jeanette Winterson,
Tim Parks, Blake Morrison, Dr. Maryann Wolf, Nicholas Carr, and Jane Davis
A mission statement from authors including Jeanette Winterson, Zadie Smith, and Mark
Haddon, about the transformative power of reading: the way it inspires us, the tangible
impact it can have on our wellbeing, and the importance it holds for us now and will con-
tinue to hold in the future

“A volume of pithy writing and fierce advocacy.” —Independent

In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school,
travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music,
movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams—why should anyone stop what they’re
doing and read a book? This book provides the much-needed answers. These essays explain
that people have always needed stories. We need literature—novels, poetry—because we need
to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys, and discover what humans
are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely, or peacefulness
in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no
one should live without it. In the 10 essays in this book some of our finest authors and pas-
sionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology, and social enterprise
tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken for granted, how reading transforms our
brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention—this collec-
tion is full of passionate arguments why you should make books one of them.
Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which won 17 literary
prizes, including the Whitbread Award. Michael Rosen is the author of the bestselling children’s book We’re Going on a Bear
Hunt. Zadie Smith is the author of the bestselling White Teeth, The Autograph Man, and On Beauty, which was short-listed
for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She is a reviewer for Harper’s, is a professor at New York Uni-
versity, and lives part of the time in New York City. Carmen Callil is the founder of Virago Press, has chaired the judging panel
of the Booker Prize, and was a judge for the Man Booker International Prize in 2011. Jeanette Winterson is the Whitbread Prize–
winning author of 10 novels, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Written on the Body. Tim Parks has won several
awards and been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His works include An Italian Education, Italian Neighbors, and Teach
Us to Sit Still. Blake Morrison is the author of And When Did You Last See Your Father? Dr. Maryann Wolf is the author of
Proust and the Squid. Nicholas Carr is the author of The Big Switch and the bestselling The Shallows, a 2011 Pulitzer Prize
nominee. Jane Davis is the director and founder of the UK national charity the Reader Organisation.
Essays/Literary Criticism • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9780099565949 • September • $9.95 Paper • Vintage UK

The Virago Modern Classics have teamed with textile designers to create these stunning editions,
certain to be loved by book lovers and fashionistas alike.
“Beautifully rendered . . . the charmingly retro graphics are so delicious we want to own them all.”
—Vogue UK on the series
“There’s no question, of course, that the words are the thing—but when the medium and the message
combine as attractively as they do here, what’s not to celebrate?” —Guardian on the series
Each: 5 x 8 • Virago UK

The Tortoise and the Hare

Elizabeth Jenkins
Introduction by Hilary Mantel
A love story with a difference, this exquisite novel subtly demonstrates that in affairs of
the heart, the race is not necessarily to the swift—or the fair. It comes with a beautiful cover
by Florence Broadhurst.

“Subtle and beautiful. . . . Very few authors combine her acute psychological insight with
her grace and style.” —Hilary Mantel, author, Wolf Hall
“One of my favorite classics.” —Carmen Callil, author, Bad Faith
The magnetic Evelyn Gresham, 52, is a barrister of considerable distinction. He has everything
life could offer—a gracious riverside house in Berkshire, a beautiful young wife, Imogen, who
is devoted to him, and their 11-year-old son, a replica of his father. Their nearest neighbor is
Blanche Silcox, a plain, tweed-wearing woman of 50 who rides, shoots, fishes, and drives a
Rolls Royce—in every way the opposite of the domestic, loving Imogen. Their world is con-
ventional country life at its most idyllic: how can its gentle surfaces be disturbed?
Elizabeth Jenkins (1905–2010) was a distinguished biographer (of Jane Austen, Lady Caro-
line Lamb and Elizabeth I), historian, and novelist. She was awarded the OBE in 1981. The
Tortoise and the Hare, her sixth novel, was first published in 1953, and is generally consid-
ered her greatest work of fiction. Hilary Mantel is the author of Beyond Black, A Place of
Greater Safety, and the Man Booker Prize–winning, New York Times bestseller Wolf Hall.
Fiction • 272 pp • 9781844087471 • September • $19.95 Cloth

Good Behaviour
Molly Keane
Introduction by Maggie O’Farrell
An elegant, witty black comedy, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, is given
a striking new cover by design firm Eley Kishimoto

“A remarkable novel, beautifully written, brilliant in its original idea and every page a
pleasure to read. . . . A tour de force.” —P. D. James, author, Death Comes to Pemberley
“May well become a classic among English novels.” —New York Times
“A masterpiece . . . Molly Keane is a mistress of wicked comedy.” —Vogue UK
“I do know how to behave—believe me, because I know. I have always known . . . ”
Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family sinks into a state
of decaying grace. To Aroon St Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce
forces of sex, money, jealousy, and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behavior.
But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family
from their own unruly and inadmissible desires.
Molly Keane (1904–1996) was an Irish novelist and playwright who often wrote under the
pseudonym M. J. Farell. Her books include Devoted Ladies, Loving and Giving, and Time
After Time. Maggie O’Farrell is the author of The Hand That First Held Mine and The Van-
ishing Act of Esme Lennox.
Fiction/Humor • 292 pp • 9781844087624 • October • $19.95 Cloth

Life as We Have Known It
The Voices of Working-Class Women
Edited by Margaret Llewelyn Davies
Introduction by Virginia Woolf
With an introductory letter by Virginia Woolf, firsthand records of working-class women’s
experiences in early 20th-century England, from jobs to families to political awakenings
“I was born in Bethnal Green . . . a tiny scrap of humanity. I was my mother’s seventh, and
seven more were born after me . . . When I was ten years old I began to earn my own living.”
Told in the distinctive and memorable voices of working-class women, this collection is a re-
markable firsthand account of working lives at the turn of the last century. First published
in association with the Women’s Co-operative Guild in 1931, it is a unique evocation of a
lost age, and a humbling testament to what Virginia Woolf called “that inborn energy which
no amount of childbirth and washing up can quench.” Here is domestic service; toiling in fac-
tories and in the fields, and of husbands—often old and ill before their time, some drinkers
or gamblers. Despite telling of the hardship of a poverty-stricken marriage, the horrors of
childbirth, and of lives spent in search of jobs, these are spirited and inspiring voices.
Margaret Llewelyn Davies (1861–1944) was the general secretary of the Women’s Co-oper-
ative Guild for 32 years, during which the Guild became a campaigning organization on all
manner of issues affecting women’s lives and living conditions. Virginia Woolf was a writer
who was coinsidered one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century.
Memoir/Literary Collections • 192 pp •5 x 8
9781844088010 • November • $12.95 Paper • Virago UK

The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

Roger Johnson and Jean Upton
Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind read-
ers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creation
Exploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines
his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless char-
acter who is loved by millions. Along with facts, trivia, and quotes from Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle’s legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations, it also explores
the often weird and wonderful characters who graced Conan Doyle’s pages, and explains the
terms used in the original stories that might cause unnecessary—albeit amusing—confusion
to the modern reader. For example, “knocked up” had a considerably different meaning in
the 19th century, and if you think a “life preserver” is a flotation device, how does Wilson
Kemp fit one into the sleeve of his jacket? And, would you try to warm your hands with a
Gasogene? All of these mysteries and more are included in this lighthearted and highly in-
formative miscellany, offering something to both the dedicated Sherlockian and those new to
the world of 221b Baker Street.
Roger Johnson and Jean Upton have been members of the Sherlock Holmes Society for many
years and have both regularly contributed to its popular journal, which Roger edits. Other
Sherlockian publications they have written for include The Baker Street Journal, The Mus-
grave Papers, The Passengers’ Log, and The Ritual.
Literary Criticism/Reference • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations
9780752471525 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • The History Press

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The television series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
stories and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective—
these tie-in editions feature introductions from the show’s creators and actors
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) produced more than 30 books, 150 short stories,
poems, plays, and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the
detective Sherlock Holmes,introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet.
Each: Classics/Mystery • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • Available • $12.95 Paper • BBC Books

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Introduction by Benedict Cumberbatch
In this classic novel first published in The Strand in 1901, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
are called to the haunting and beautiful moors of Dartmoor and the home of the Baskerville
family, who seem to have fallen victim to a family curse. A terrifying specter in the shape of a
great hound was once said to have hunted an ancestor across the moors, and the recent, mys-
terious death of Sir Charles Baskerville suggests that the hound has returned. But is this really
a supernatural curse or is a much more dastardly and earthly plot afoot? Sherlock and Dr. Wat-
son must solve the riddle of the hound before another murder is committed.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Introduction by Steve Thompson
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, first published
in 1894, includes the infamous “The Final Problem”—one of the author’s favorite Sherlock
tales and the detective’s deadliest challenge. In this ultimate thriller, Sherlock meets his match:
the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty. As Moriarty pushes Sherlock to his intellectual
limits, this game of cat and mouse tests not only their wits, but also their mortality.
Steve Thompson is a screenwriter who has written two episodes of Sherlock, including the
second season finale.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds
Steve Hayes and David Whitehead
Two western fiction writers tell a brand-new Sherlock Holmes story, with plenty of
western influences
Thomas Howard of Missouri came out of nowhere, one foggy night, to rescue Countess
Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. He was in England, he said, to find his brother,
who had disappeared. To repay him, the beautiful countess offered to enlist her friend, Sher-
lock Holmes, to help in the search. At the time Holmes was investigating a rash of auda-
cious jewel-thefts, and much to Watson’s dismay spending altogether too much time at the
music hall. But because the Great Detective felt that there was more to the mysterious Mr.
Howard than met the eye, he accepted the case. This in turn led to their involvement in a
vicious blood feud, a spectacular—not to mention death-defying—daylight robbery, the pos-
sibility of a serious diplomatic incident, and finally, a thrilling climax below the brooding
River Thames.
Steve Hayes is a prolific writer of westerns and a screenwriter. He lives in Huntington Beach,
California. David Whitehead is a western writer.
Mystery • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780709094784 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Fell the Angels

The Case of the Priory Murder
John Kerr
A novel based on a true unsolved murder by poisoning in Victorian-era London

“This is fine writing . . . I can see why people are interested in this writer."
—C. Michael Curtis, editor, Atlantic Monthly, on Cardigan Bay
Charles Cranbrook collapses and dies a horrific death at the Priory, the neogothic house
bought with his wealthy wife Cecilia’s money. Was he murdered, or did he take his own life?
In the course of the inquest, it emerges that beautiful Cecilia had been involved in a scan-
dalous affair that is the talk of London. Based on the notorious Victorian murder involv-
ing Charles and Florence Bravo and Dr. James Gully, proponent of the “water cure,” this
story reaches beneath the veneer of Victorian respectability and twists the ingredients of enor-
mous fortune, sexual adventure, domestic abuse, avarice, and jealousy into a satisfying whole.
Expertly researched by the author, it offers an intriguing solution to the case.
John Kerr is a graduate of Syracuse University and the University of Texas Law School. A
longtime student of European and American history, he is the author of Cardigan Bay. He
lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Mystery • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5
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Michael Jecks

“Anticipate intricate plotting in Jecks’s latest entry in his action-packed medieval series. . . . Expect demand!”
—Library Journal on King’s Gold
“Jecks once again captures the spirit of the period with another exciting visit to 14th-century England.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Bishop Must Die
“Once again, Jecks seamlessly blends fact and fiction.” —Publishers Weekly on The Oath
Michael Jecks is the bestselling author of the Knights Templar series and a member of the Medieval Murderers.

City of Fiends
Thrilling new novel in the acclaimed series from historical master Jecks
It’s 1327 and England is in turmoil. King Edward II has been removed from the throne
and his son installed in his place. The old man’s rule had proved a disaster for the
realm and many hope that his removal may mean the return of peace to England’s
cities. Keeper of the King’s Peace, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon
Puttock had been tasked with guarding Edward II, but they have failed in their task
and now ride fast to Exeter to inform the sheriff of the old king’s escape. In Exeter,
the sheriff has problems of his own. Overnight the body of a young maid has been
discovered, lying bloodied and abandoned in a dirty alleyway. The city’s gates had
been shut against the lawlessness outside, so the perpetrator must still lie within the
sanctuary of the town. When Baldwin de Furnshill arrives, along with Sir Richard
de Welles, a companion of old, he is tasked with uncovering the truth behind this
gruesome murder. But, in a city where every man hides a secret, his task will be far
from easy.
Mystery • 500 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780857205216 • September • $24.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

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The Medieval Murderers
The Medieval Murderers are Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson,
Philip Gooden, and Simon Beaufort. They are the authors of House of Shadows, King Arthur’s Bones,
The Lost Prophecies, Sacred Stone, Sword of Shame, and The Tainted Relic.
Each: Mystery • 416 pp • September • Simon & Schuster UK

The First Murder

Throughout the ages, a play is performed in many guises, but after each performance bad
luck seems to follow after all those involved in its production

“With the combined imaginations of Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory,
Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read.” —Daily Mail
“Monks, mists, madness, taverns: the evocation of a strange but familiar Other Britain
shrouded in time. . . . A must for historical crime buffs and an ideal starting point for
any reader new to the genre.” —Tangled Web Magazine
In Carmarthen, 1199, a sudden snowstorm in late December means that two parties of trav-
elers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town. Un-
fortunately, the two groups—one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one
comprising canons from St. David’s Cathedral—are bitter opponents in a dispute that has
been raging for several months. When an enigmatic stranger appears, and requests permis-
sion to stage a play that he claims will alleviate tensions and engender an atmosphere of
seasonal harmony, the castle’s constable, Sir Symon Cole, refuses on the grounds that en-
couraging large gatherings of angry people is likely to end in trouble. But his wife Gwenl-
lian urges him to reconsider. At first, it appears she is right, and differences of opinions and
resentments do seem to have been forgotten in the sudden anticipation of what promises to
be some unique entertainment. Unfortunately, one of the Archbishop’s envoys—the one cho-
sen to play the role of Cain—dies inexplicably on the eve of the performance, and there is
another “accident” at the castle, which claims the life of a mason.
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Hill of Bones
Religion, politics, and the spirit of King Arthur reign in this thrilling seventh bloody his-
torical mystery from the acclaimed Medieval Murderers

“Clever plot twists and gripping pacing.” —Publishers Weekly

“Entertaining and clever.” —Library Journal
Cerdic, a young boy who has the ability to see into the future, has a mysterious treasure in
his possession. A blind old woman once gave him a miniature knife with an ivory bear hilt—
the symbol of King Arthur—and told him that when the time comes he will know what he
has to do with it. But when he and his brother, Baradoc, are enlisted into King Arthur’s army,
he finds that trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes. When Baradoc dies fighting with
King Arthur in an ambush of the Saxons on Solsbury Hill, Cerdic buries the dagger in the
side of the hill as a personal tribute to his brother. From that day forward throughout his-
tory, Solsbury Hill continues to be the scene of murder and theft—leaving a trail of corpses
and treasure buried in the hill as an indication of its turbulent past.
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Susanna Gregory
“Gregory’s exciting, intrigue-filled fifth mystery featuring English spy Thomas Chaloner . . .
reinforces this British author’s place in the front rank of those penning historicals in the genre.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review of A Murder on London Bridge
“Brilliantly evokes 1663 London . . . Gregory salts the plot with several tantalizing subsidiary puzzles.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review of The Butcher of Smithfield
“As usual, Gregory does a fine job integrating fact and fiction.” —Publishers Weekly on The Body in the Thames
Susanna Gregory is the author of the Matthew Bartholomew Chronicles and a member of the Medieval Murderers.

The Piccadilly Plot

The seventh Thomas Chaloner adventure in Restoration London
Thomas Chaloner is relieved to be summoned back to London after his master, the Earl of
Clarendon, sent him to Tangier to investigate a case of corruption. Chaloner will be glad
to be home and reunited with his new wife, but the trivial reason for his recall exasperates
him—the theft of material from the construction site of Clarendon’s embarrassingly sump-
tuous new house just north of Piccadilly. Within hours of his return, Chaloner considers
these thefts even more paltry as he is thrust into extra investigations involving threats of
assassination, a stolen corpse, and a scheme to frame the Queen for treason. Yet there are
connections from them all that thread through the unfinished Clarendon House.
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the Bill Slider series as well as the Morland Dynasty novels.

The Winding Road

In the 34th installment, the Jazz Age is in full swing in New York, while the London
General Strike calls for everyone to help out
England in 1925 is prosperous; the nation has put the war behind it, and hope is in the
air. Polly Morland is the most feted beauty in New York—but a proposal of marriage
from the powerful, enigmatic Ren Alexander takes her by surprise. Her cousin Lennie,
expanding his interests from radio to television and talkies, worries that no one knows
much about Ren; but his attempts to find out more threaten disaster. In London, the Gen-
eral Strike gives the country another chance to show its stiff upper lip. Emma drives an
ambulance again, while Molly runs a canteen, and each unexpectedly finds love—and a
new career. But the whirligig is slowing, shadows are gathering over Europe, and the
good times are almost over. Morland Place is threatened by the worst disaster of its his-
tory, and the Old World reaches out a hand to pluck Polly from the New. The Wall Street
Crash brings the fabulous decade to a shattering close, and nothing will ever be quite
the same again. But new shoots emerge from the ruins, hope is reborn, and the Mor-
lands prove again that family is everything, and will endure.
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The Sins of the Father
A Mediaeval Mystery
C. B. Hanley
The first in an enthralling trilogy of medieval murder mysteries set in a time of violent civil
war, and introducing an appealing new hero, Edwin Weaver
The year is 1217 and England has been invaded. Much of the country is in the iron grip of
Louis of France and his collaborators, and civil war rages as the forces of the boy king try to
fight off the French. Most of this means nothing to Edwin Weaver, son of the bailiff at Con-
isbrough Castle in Yorkshire, until he is suddenly thrust into the noble world of politics and
treachery: he is ordered by his lord the earl to solve a murder which might have repercussions,
not just for him but for the future of the realm. Edwin is terrified but he must obey; he takes
on the challenge and learns more until he uncovers a horrific secret which has been dead and
buried for 15 years that might kill them all—and realizes there are some questions to that he
might not wish to know the answers.
C. B. Hanley teaches university courses on writing for academic publication and is a copyed-
itor and proofreader for the academic journal Reinvention.
Mystery • 256 pp • 5 x 8
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Clash of Empires: The Great Siege

William Napier
One of history’s fiercest and most bravely contested battles is brought to life by the au-
thor of the Attila trilogy

“William Napier tells the bloody and moving story of how its young hero witnesses
the collision of two worlds with real style and panache.” —Sunday Times
“William Napier has a genius for making the blood-dimmed chaos of ancient history
into the very stuff of thrilling narrative.” —Tom Holland, author, Rubicon, on Attila
It’s 1565, and a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean stands as gatekeeper be-
tween East and West. It is about to become the scene for one of the most amazing stories
of bravery, battle, and bloodlust—the siege of Malta. Formed in the Holy Land in the 11th
century, a small band of knights had long sought a home. Driven from their lands by Ot-
toman might, they came to rest in Malta from where they watched the Turks and corsairs
raid the Spanish empire. As word came from Constantinople that Malta was in the sights
of the Ottoman Empire, all of Europe watched as a force of more than 30,000 men besieged
the island—itself only peopled by only 500 knights and a few thousand local soldiers. On
that small rock an epic struggle was played out, the story of individual men, warriors, and
slaves, but also the story of two worlds colliding.
William Napier is the author of the Attila trilogy.
Fiction • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9781409102830 • October • $14.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

The Haunting
Alan Titchmarsh
From the beloved gardener and romantic novelist comes a tale that moves between the
present day and the 19th century with a story of love, betrayal, intrigue, and murder

“Titchmarsh brings the art world alive in this engaging romantic drama.”
—Publishers Weekly on Folly
Much as Harry Flint tries to fight against the beliefs of his pupils, there are times when he
wonders if they are right. With a failed marriage behind him, he sets about changing his
own life and researching that of his ancestors. How can the mysterious disappearance of
Anne Flint in 1816 and the drowning of a young girl in the chalk stream when the Prince
Regent occupied the throne possibly affect him? But the deeper he digs, the more he real-
izes that the past is closer than he had ever imagined. Set in the Hampshire countryside,
this is a story where people are not what they seem, and the past is no more predictable
than the future.
Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including How to Be a
Gardener, The Gardener’s Year, and The Royal Gardeners; the memoirs Knave of Spades
and Trowel and Error; and the novels Love and Dr. Devon and Rosie. He has twice been
named Gardening Writer of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Garden Writers’ Guild.
Mystery • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9780340936900 • October • $12.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton


Peter Corris

“Corris belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled crime fans who like Down Under settings.” —Booklist on Torn Apart
Peter Corris is best known as the father of Australian crime fiction and the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories.

Cliff Hardy might have his license back, but does he still have what it takes to cut it as a PI
on the seedy streets of Sydney?
Cliff Hardy has his PI license back. He reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor
Bobby Forrest’s case looks promising. Bobby’s a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked
by a red-hot brunette, and why did he have to go online to find a date? When Bobby is mur-
dered, it comes as a shock. Cliff’s only solid lead is a white Commodore, the most ubiquitous
car around. When a surprising connection with his own past surfaces, Cliff is forced to put some
of his skills to the test—but is he heading in the wrong direction? Somehow he has to put it all
together without losing his license again, but in true Hardy fashion he’s managing to find his
way into trouble, not out of it.
Mystery • 252 pp • 6 x 9
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Alex Gray
Alex Gray has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable
and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing, and is the Scottish Chapter convenor
for the Crime Writers’ Association. She is the author of The Riverman and Pitch Black.
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Glasgow Kiss
A perfectly paced, atmospheric mystery that gets to the beating heart of the Scottish city
and features the most dynamic Scottish detective since Rebus

“Engrossing and convincing mystery, elegantly yet efficiently told, showing once more
that Gray is a writer worth investigating.” —Scottish Daily Express
“Gray gets better by the book.” —Times
Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glas-
gow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in
someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school
goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like
that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers,
life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse—Julie Donald-
son goes missing, and the police are called in. For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second
missing person case in a week. He’s been having sleepless nights about the toddler who has
been missing for several days—with each day, the likelihood of her being found alive di-
minishes. Julie’s disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer’s already overstretched
workload. With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find both miss-
ing girls.
432 pp • 9780751540772 • October

Five Ways to Kill a Man

A beautifully crafted, darkly atmospheric crime novel from one of Scotland’s most talked-
about crime writers

“Gray artfully intertwines Lorimer’s personal and professional lives, balancing action
and gore with the kind of emotional depth that keeps the heart thudding and pages
turning.” —Scottish Daily Record
“An absorbing, vivid police procedural.” —Literary Review
An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Be-
ginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new
and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to
psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights. Lorimer is also assigned to re-
view the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the
original investigation. Some uncomfortable questions have been buried but Lorimer is the
man to ask them. As the serial killer gets closer to Lorimer’s family, can the DCI unmask
the volatile murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?
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A Pound of Flesh
As the freezing winter weather grips Glasgow, two killers are relentlessly taking
lives in cold blood. For Lorimer, time is running out in this ninth installment

“Gray’s series should appeal to fans of both procedurals and psychological

dissections of crimes.” —Publishers Weekly on The Riverman
“Gray more than holds her own against the likes of Rankin and McDermid
. . . it would take a reader with the skills of her hero to come up with the
killer’s identity before the last few pages.’ —Express on Pitch Black
Detective Inspector Lorimer’s worst nightmare is a serial killer loose in his city—
but two serial killers operating at once in Glasgow is a nightmare come to life. Is
there any link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the backstreets of the city
and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen? Lorimer is never
one to jump to conclusions, but something about these cases just doesn’t add up.
When the latest murder is that of a prominent politician, Lorimer finds the media’s
relentless scrutiny turned on his investigation. Psychologist Solly Brightman is help-
ing with both cases, but someone within Lormer’s team is unwittingly sabotaging
their efforts by leaking confidential police information. Their whispers will cost lives.
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She smiled thinly. Being a woman had some advantages; the facility for disguise was just one of them. Her carefully
made-up face was stripped of color in the unforgiving lamplight, leaving only an impression of dark eyes, darker hair
tossed back to reveal a long, determined mouth. She recalled what Tracey-Anne, one of the girls at the drop-in centre,
had told her: I get through it by pretending to be someone else for a few hours, then I can be myself again.
Tracey-Anne was lucky, though. After tonight she could never again be the person that she used to be.
Glancing at the elegant façades around the square, the dark-haired woman suddenly saw these city streets through
different eyes: the shadows seemed blacker, the corners harboring ill intent. Her chin tilted upwards, defying those
inner demons tempting her to turn back. After tonight things would change for ever.
When the car slowed down at the curb her heart quickened in a moment of anticipation that astonished her. She had
expected the thrill of fear, not this rush of excitement sweeping through her blood.
The man behind the wheel had bent his head and she could see his eyes flicking over her hungrily, appraising his choice.
He gave a brief nod as if to say he was pleased with his first instinct to stop. Her lip-glossed mouth drawn up in a
smile, she stepped for-ward, willing him to reach across and open the window, ask her price. For a moment he seemed
to hesitate and she could see tiny beads of sweat on his upper lip, glistening in the light. Then the door of the big car
swung open noiselessly and she lowered herself inside, swinging her legs neatly together to show as much thigh as she
could. But the gestures were still ladylike, almost reserved, as if she knew that would quicken his senses.
“How much?” he asked. And she told him, one shoulder moving insouciantly as if to declare that she wasn’t bothered
whether he could afford her or not: someone else would pay that price if he wouldn’t. She glanced at him briefly, catch-
ing sight of the tip of his tongue flicking at his lips like a nervous lizard, then he made a gruff noise of assent, look-
ing at her again, as though to be sure of his purchase, before accelerating into the night.

Barbara Nadel

“Intriguing . . . all will appreciate the skill with which Nadel depicts the tensions underlying contemporary
Turkish society as well as her ability to make each of her characters fully human.” —Publishers Weekly on Arabesk
Barbara Nadel received the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger for Deadly Web. Other titles
in the Inspector Ikmen mysteries series include Belshazzar’s Daughter, Death by Design, and
The Ottoman Cage. She is also the author of the Francis Hancock series.

Dead of Night
Barbara Nadel’s gripping 14th Turkish crime novel tackles the treacherous and
seedy underworld of Detroit’s gang warfare
Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing
conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its
heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent, approaches them to
crack the long-unsolved murder of his son, a quiet trip takes a far more sinister turn.
As they delve deeper into the case, the pair find themselves immersed in a terrifying
world of intergang drug war and racial prejudice that puts them in mortal danger,
and forces Ikmen to confront some demons of his own.
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Quintin Jardine
Quintin Jardine is the author of the Bob Skinner Mysteries, the Oz Blackstone
Mysteries, and the Primavera Blackstone Mysteries.

Grievous Angel
Edinburgh’s toughest cop, Bob Skinner, looks into his past to assuage his
demons in Quintin Jardine’s thrilling new mystery

“Big Bob remains entertainingly Rabelaisian.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Hard-hitting . . . longtime fans will relish the revelations about his
childhood and the way he met series regulars like Mario McGuire and
Andy Martin.” —Publishers Weekly
Skinner revisits his nightmares: old but not forgotten. Fifteen years in the past,
newly promoted Detective Superintendent Bob Skinner is called to investigate
a most brutal death. A man lies at the deep end of an empty swimming pool,
his neck broken and almost every other bone in his body shattered. Soon, an
organized crime connection looms, and bloody retribution spreads to a sec-
ond city. Violence then erupts on a new front, as a vicious knifeman seems to
be targeting Edinburgh’s gay population. As if this double dose of homicide
isn’t enough for a single man with a teenage daughter to raise and protect,
Skinner’s personal life takes a similar, perilous twist. Can he stay on the side
of the angels, or will he fall?
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Quintin Jardine

“If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writing, then Jardine is surely its Sean Connery.”
—Glasgow Herald
Quintin Jardine is the author of the Bob Skinner Mysteries, the Oz Blackstone
Mysteries, and the Primavera Blackstone Mysteries.

As Easy as Murder
The third crime thriller in the Primavera Blackstone Mystery series
A tranquil Spanish village by the sea is the perfect place for Primavera Blackstone to raise her
10-year-old Tom, son of the late lamented Oz, especially when they are joined by his nephew,
pro golfer Jonny Sinclair. But when her best friend Shirley introduces her new man, Patterson
Cowling, he seems to be a trouble magnet. A casual thief tries to pick his pocket and is found
a few days later with his face blown off. A bloody coincidence, or does Patterson Cowling
have a past to protect? As the body count rises, and Primavera becomes den mother to an ex-
tended golfing family, it seems that homicide is par for the course, and that hazards lie in wait
for everyone. Can she save the day, or is the game just too rough?
Mystery • 416 pp • 5 x 8
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Gordon Ferris has been an executive in the Ministry of Defense and
a consultancy partner in the banking division of PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

The Hanging Shed

A read-it-in-one-sitting, action-packed, gritty, and atmospheric crime novel set on the tough
streets of 1946 Glasgow

“A must-read.” —New York Journal of Books

The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in
a kilt. Now, the war is over, but victory’s wine has soured and Brodie’s back in Scotland to try
and save childhood friend Hugh Donovan from the gallows. Everyone thought Hugh was dead,
shot down in the war. Perhaps it would have been kinder if he had been killed. The man who
returns from the war is unrecognizable: mutilated, horribly burned. Hugh keeps his own com-
pany, only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds. When a local boy is found
raped and murdered, there is only one suspect. Hugh claims he’s innocent but a mountain of ev-
idence says otherwise. Despite the hideousness of the crime, ex-policeman Brodie feels compelled
to try and help his one-time friend. Working with advocate Samantha Campbell, Brodie trawls
the mean streets of the Gorbals and the green hills of western Scotland in their search for the
truth. What they find is an unholy alliance of troublesome priests, corrupt cops, and Glasgow’s
deadliest razor gang, happy to slaughter to protect their dark and dirty secrets. As time runs out
for the condemned man, the murder tally of innocents starts to climb. When Sam Campbell dis-
appears, it’s the last straw for Brodie, and he reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer. It’s
them or him.
Mystery • 392 pp • 5 x 8
9780857893642 • November • $12.95 Paper • Corvus

Graham Hurley

“There is no one writing better police procedurals today.” —Sunday Telegraph

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. His sixth Faraday and
Winter novel, Blood and Honey, was short-listed for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

Happy Days
As ex-drug baron Bazza Mackenzie runs for parliament, ex-cop Paul Winter knows
that his time with Bazza must, at whatever cost, come to an end, in the 12th in-
stallment of this highly acclaimed series of police procedurals
DI Faraday is gone and the police are left reeling. As his boss attempts to limit any
possible PR damage, his one-time shadow on the force, ex-DC Winter, is ever more
concerned that he may have made the biggest mistake of his life throwing in his lot
with the city’s drug baron, Bazza McKenzie—especially as Bazza becomes increas-
ingly desperate and violent as his empire begins to crumble under the weight of aus-
tere times. And, in the person of DS Jimmy Suttle there’s a new will at the heart of the
embattled police force to nail Bazza once and for all, the one man Faraday was al-
ways desperate to bring to justice. Graham Hurley’s trademark authenticity has been
allied to an ever-increasing sense of drama as he charts the lives of his vivid charac-
ters and paints a stunning portrait of a city and a country at war with itself, a war
that throws the police into the front line.
Mystery • 352 pp • 5 x 8
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Stephen Booth
Stephen Booth is the CWA Dagger Award–winning author of the acclaimed Cooper & Fry series
of thrillers, including Blind to the Bones, The Dead Place, One Last Breath, and Scared to Live.

The Devil’s Edge

The 11th in the series of acclaimed thrillers featuring DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry

“A sharp and engaging mystery. . . . Booth is slowly building a reputation as one of

Britain’s best mystery writers.” —Booklist on The Dead Place
“Elizabeth George fans will queue up for this one.” —Kirkus Reviews on One Last Breath
“Mix Stephen King paranoia with Charlotte Bronte wildness of atmosphere and charac-
ter, and you get a whiff of what Booth concocts.” —Booklist on Blind to the Bones
The newspapers call them the Savages: a band of home invaders as merciless as they are stealthy.
Usually they don’t leave a clue—but this time, they’ve left a body. The first victim is found
sprawled on her kitchen floor, blood soaking the terracotta tiles. Before long, another corpse
is discovered, dead of fright. As the toll rises, it’s up to DC Ben Cooper and DS Diane Fry to
track down the killers. But the enemy isn’t who they think it is. Beneath the sinister shadow
of the mountain ridge called the Devil’s Edge, a twisted game is in play, a game more ruthless
than the detectives can imagine. Packed with nerve-jangling suspense and moody atmosphere,
this is a thriller to rival the very best of Peter Robinson and Peter James.
Mystery • 496 pp • 5 x 8
9780751545647 • September • $10.95 Paper • Sphere

Into Dust
Jonathan Lewis
The second crime thriller to feature Detective Inspector Ned Bale and police dog han-
dler extraordinaire, Kate Baker
The Minister for Defense is blown to smithereens in his car on a lonely road in the Brecon
Beacons, where he has a weekend hideaway. DI Ned Bale is on the crime scene within sec-
onds, but neither he nor forensics can work out how on earth the crime was committed, let
alone who did it, or with what motive—that is until one fingerprint is found on one tiny
fragment of the explosive timing device, a fingerprint which belongs to Ned Bale’s closest
ally in the Force, dog handler Kate Baker. But how on earth could her fingerprint be on a
terrorist’s bomb? Far away on bomb disposal duty in Afghanistan, Kate has become involved
with someone extremely plausible, attractive, and dangerous. The mystery that unravels
through this gripping thriller is completely unexpected.
Jonathan Lewis is an award-winning documentarian. He is the author of Into Darkness.
Mystery • 296 pp • 6 x 9
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Kate Ellis

“An exciting blend of historical and present-day police procedural . . . Peterson’s skill and intuition make this is an in-
volving, adventurous, nicely detailed work for all collections.” —Library Journal on The Merchant’s House
“Capable plotting, an absorbing story line, and a cast of appealing characters make this fifth entry in the Peterson se-
ries a good choice for British procedural fans.” —Booklist on The Bone Garden
Kate Ellis is the author of the Wesley Peterson Murder Mysteries and the Joe Plantagenet
Murder Mysteries and has twice been nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger Award.

The Cadaver Game

The 16th Wesley Peterson novel—intricately plotted detective stories, with an in-
telligent historical slant
When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered in a suburban house
following an anonymous tip, DI Peterson has problems establishing her true iden-
tity. But as he digs deeper, he has another disturbing case to investigate—the naked
bodies of two teenagers have been found with fatal shotgun wounds at the foot of
a cliff. As Wesley searches for the truth, both cases become stranger, especially when
he finds a connection between a sinister manhunt mirroring events from the time of
the Napoleonic Wars, and an online game called Blood Hunt that’s gripped the imag-
ination of local teens. Then, as a skeleton is found near the place where the dead
teenagers were last seen alive, Wesley finally has to face a terrible truth—and a hunt
to the death.
Mystery • 384 pp • 5 x 8
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Leigh Russell

“This tense and compelling narrative introduces an extraordinary new mystery protagonist. . . . Russell paints
a careful and intriguing portrait of a small British community while developing a compassionate and
complex heroine who’s sure to win fans.” —Publishers Weekly starred review of Cut Short
“This book could be used as a textbook on how to write a mystery novel.” —www.examiner.com on Dead End
Leigh Russell is the author of the DI Geraldine Steel series, which includes Cut Short, Road Closed, and Dead End.

Death Bed
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel relocates to London to take on another
thrilling murder investigation
While Geraldine strikes up a friendship with her new sergeant, the bodies of two
black girls are discovered in quick succession in North London. Concerned about
a reaction from the local black community, the police are puzzled to learn that
two teeth were extracted from both victims after they died. One of the girls worked
in a massage parlor and suspicion falls on a client of hers, a known racist. Geral-
dine is led to the upmarket shops of Bond Street in Central London. She fails to
find the killer who is out prowling the streets hunting for his next victim. A young
gay man unwittingly goes home with the killer who also takes another girl home
to his attic, where he keeps his victims chained up while he shows them his “col-
lection.” With the death toll mounting, Geraldine has no time to search for her
birth mother as she hunts for the elusive killer the papers are calling “The Den-
tist.” When she finally discovers the gruesome collection on display in his attic,
the killer knows that Geraldine must be his next victim.
Mystery • 352 pp • 5 x 8
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Lin Anderson
“CSI Vegas has Grissom, CSI Miami has Horatio Cane. In the Glasgow crime scene team, Dr. McLeod
has the skill, instinct, and the balls to match up to her American counterparts.” —Daily Record
“Don’t be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest
parts of Glasgow. . . . MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing.”
—Stuart MacBride, author, Cold Granite
Lin Anderson is the author of the Rhona MacLeod series, which includes Blood Red Roses,
Driftnet, Torch, Deadly Code, Dark Flight, Easy Kill, Final Cut, and The Reborn.

Picture Her Dead

The eighth outing for Rhona MacLeod, forensic scientist—think CSI Glasgow
She began to scrape at the mortar. A few minutes later she was able to prise the edge
of the brick loose. The resulting rush of foetid air made her gag, but she focused her
torch beam on the enlarged hole and peered inside. Her eyes widened in horror.
When art student Jude Evans disappears on a photographic visit to a derelict Glas-
gow cinema, her friend Liam enlists the help of his birth mother, forensic scientist
Dr. Rhona MacLeod, in his search for Jude. Visiting other derelict cinemas on her
list, they find clues to her disappearance and to the horrifying secret she may have
discovered behind those walls. Throughout the investigation, Rhona must deal with
the news that a face from her past is literally back from the dead—but for how long?
Mystery • 448 pp • 5 x 8
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Leigh Redhead
Leigh Redhead is the author of the Simone Kirsch series.
Each: Mystery • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Thrill City
Smart, sexy, and strong-minded Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper and PI, returns
in her fourth adventure, and she’s up to her neck in lethal fun and games on
the writers’ festival circuit
Bad girl sleuth Simone Kirsch is back in business—and before she has time to
crack a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the opening of her very own
detective agency, she’s back in danger. It all starts off quite innocently, when
bestselling crime novelist Nick Austin wants to follow her around for a few
days as background research for his next novel. But the day after he, his ex-
wife, and her new lover all appear on the same panel at a writers festival, his
ex-wife is found brutally murdered and Nick disappears, leaving Simone with
more trouble than she can handle. While she can take murderous bikers, des-
perate publishers, poetry slams, and a crystal meth–addicted psycho killer with
literary ambitions in stride, Simone is also juggling her very pregnant and pos-
sibly hormonally unbalanced best friend, Chloe; her ongoing attraction to ex-
cop Alex; and her boyfriend, Sean, who wants her to give up her agency and
move to Vietnam. All in all, life is complicated—not to mention the fact that
she’s facing the toughest, most dangerous case of her career.
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Blue Murder at the Pink Parrot
Ruth Ramsden
A new heroine with the sleuthing ability of Miss Marple and a smart way with a whip
unwittingly finds herself searching for the culprit in a murder mystery—a task made dif-
ficult by her inability to resist drink, drugs, or kinky men
“I am a woman who beats up men for a living. I can run for a taxi in 5” heels. I can en-
dure the privations of the tightest corsetry for 12 hour stretches. I have sat on the chest of
a 6’ 5” rugby prop forward and slapped his face until he cried (he was a very naughty boy).
I really wasn’t going to take shit from this uptight young lady.”
JJ, an artist and professional dominatrix, comes into the possession of pornographic pic-
tures of a local thug after a disastrous date with a man who died under suspicious circum-
stances. It seems that both were involved in making pornographic films with Angell Falls
and JJ’s transvestite ex-husband, Tamara. The only common link seems to be the notorious
Pink Parrot night club on the Sussex coast—the haunt of all lovers of kink, who make full
use of the dungeon playroom and private booths. Trying to steer clear of alcohol and other
less socially acceptable drugs, JJ finds herself falling off the wagon time after time and land-
ing herself in ever deeper mischief. As the body count mounts, JJ’s own life is threatened as
she gets closer to the truth—a truth made more complex by her sexual infatuation with Max,
an enigmatic and kinky sax player.
Ruth Ramsden is an artist and illustrator who copublished, with her husband, a fetish-
inspired deck of tarot cards, some of which are featured in the book.
Mystery • 220 pp • 5 x 8
9781908122247 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Cutting Edge Press

Death on a Galician Shore

Domingo Villar
A cleverly plotted, page-turning murder mystery set on the beautiful, rugged coast of Gali-
cia in northwest Spain

“A satisfying read. . . . A traditional procedural laced with gothic menace, mouthwater-

ing descriptions of Galician cuisine and some wonderfully tetchy sparring.” —Guardian
One misty autumn dawn, in a quiet fishing port in northwest Spain, the body of a sailor washes
up in the harbor. Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headquarters in the
nearby city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be a suicide; but details soon come to light
that turn this routine matter into a complex murder investigation. Finding out the truth is
not easy when the villagers are so suspicious of outsiders. As Caldas delves into the maritime
life of the village, he uncovers a disturbing decade-old case of a shipwreck and two mysteri-
ous disappearances. This chilling story of violence, blackmail, and revenge has enthralled read-
ers across Europe.
Domingo Villar is the author of two novels, both featuring Inspector Leo Caldas. They both
have been highly acclaimed top-10 bestsellers in Spain, and he is the winner of a Brigada 21
Prize for best crime novel. His first novel was Water-Blue Eyes.
Mystery • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780349123424 • September • $12.95 Paper • Abacus

Kathleen McCaul
Kathleen McCaul has worked as a journalist in Kashmir, Qatar, the UK, and India,
and in 2003 helped start Iraq’s first postwar English-language newspaper.
Each: Mystery • 4.5 x 7 • $9.99 Paper • Piatkus Books

Murder in the Ashram

The start of a fresh new crime series set in India and centering on a feisty female journalist
Ruby Jones has moved to Delhi to pursue her dreams of becoming an international news jour-
nalist. But when the body of Stephen Newby, her roommate and best friend, is pulled from the
Yamuna River—and the mystery around his death becomes more and more mysterious—she
puts her investigative instincts to good use as she tries to uncover who’s responsible. Ruby’s
questions take her deeper and deeper into the world of Indian policing, and into the heart of
a yoga ashram. She discovers that the yoga world isn’t always the calm, spiritual place advertised;
beneath the breathing exercises and dog poses lies something sinister—something that she’s
certain points to dark, hidden secrets that could have huge repercussions for all involved if
314 pp • 9780749953638 • October

Whispers from a Goan Grave

The second book in an edgy new India-set crime series starring English journalist Ruby Jones—
Alexander McCall Smith meets Alex Garland
Ruby Jones just wanted to relax and take a holiday. She made a bad decision when she headed
for Goa. Famed for beaches and full-moon parties, Goa is also home to one of the most fa-
mous Christian shrines in Asia—St. Francis Xavier, his body still miraculously intact after 500
years. But when the head of the saint is stolen, Ruby discovers that’s not the only thing going
missing in Goa, and that beyond the palm-fringed beaches is a world of smuggling, corrup-
tion, and crime. The weather is balmy and the sea is warm, but Ruby can’t play at being tourist
when her journalist instincts are twitching. She soon finds herself at the center of a lethal world
turning in on itself, with deadly consequences.
368 pp • 9780749953683 • March

James Herbert
James Herbert is an author of chilling fiction; his works include Fluke, Nobody True, Once, Others,
Portent, and The Rats. His more than 20 novels have sold more than 48 million copies worldwide, and are
available in 33 languages. In 2010 he was awarded the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.
Each: Horror • 5 x 8 • $12.95 Paper • Pan Books

Man versus rat—the balance of power has shifted
The long-dreaded nuclear conflict has come. The city is torn apart and its
people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is pos-
sible only beneath the wrecked streets—if there is time to avoid the slow-
descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of their
irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that man has been weakened,
become frail—and has become their prey.
496 pp • 9780330522083 (Replaces 9780330376235) • September

“Not for the nervous.” —Daily Mirror
The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own
image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food
and brought it back to the Lair. The dark rats were restless, tormented by a
craving they could not satisfy—but the white slug-like thing that ruled them
knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro, and a stickiness drooled from its mouth,
as it remembered the taste of human flesh.
288 pp • 9780330522052 (Replaces 9780330376198) • September

The nightmare begins before you sleep

“Guaranteed to give you nightmares.” —Daily Mail

He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of
the island. For a time he lived in peace—until the “sightings” began, visions
of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils: violent acts that were
hideously macabre and the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the
grotesque acts of another thing, one that glorified murder and mutilation, a
monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind —and
relished contact. The creature would eventually come to the island to seek
him out.
352 pp • 9780330522670 (Replaces 9780330376297) • October

A psychic’s bodyguard begins to question who needs protecting most
There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret, and in
that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret. The Keeper
is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret but now an out-
sider must protect them from a terrible danger. Halloran will combat men
who thrive on physical corruptions, he will find love of a perverse nature,
he will confront his soul’s own darkness, and eventually he will discover the
horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre.
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The Survivor
What are the unseen forces that make a survivor of one man among many?
It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing more than 300
people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the
town of Eton tried to forget, but one man could not rest. Keller had walked
from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the an-
swer to his own survival. The town was soon forced to face the shocking,
dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard—a truth Keller
did not want to believe.
288 pp • 9780330522649 (Replaces 9780330376167) • November

The Jonah
Another master class in horror from James Herbert

“A fresh crop of terrors bristle all through.” —Daily Mirror

The shadow of the past was always with him, but he never knew what it
was, or when it would strike next. Sent to a small coastal town to investi-
gate drug smuggling, Kelso stumbles on a dangerous organization, and sud-
denly more than just his life is at stake—it’s his past, his future, and his sanity.
Through torture and drugs he discovers the terrifying secret of the Jonah,
and he also learns in the most horrifying way that it can destroy him as well
as others.
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Innocence and evil have become one
A deaf-mute little girl called Alice has a vision—a lady in shimmering white
who says she is the immaculate conception. Suddenly, Alice can hear, speak,
and perform miracles. Soon the site of Alice’s visitation, beneath an ancient
oak tree, becomes a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice
is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by her new saintliness. She has
become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old.
544 pp • 9780330522625 (Replaces 9780330376228) • December

The Spear
A terrifying tale of neo-Nazi occultism
When Steadman agreed to investigate the disappearance of a young Mossad
agent, he had no idea he would be drawn into a malevolent conspiracy. Neo-
Nazi cultists are bent on unleashing an age-old unholy power on an unsus-
pecting world—power rising out of a demonic relic from man’s dark, primal
past to threaten humanity with horror from beyond any nightmare.
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Rob Scott

“An ingenious mix of American Gothic horror story and forensic investigation, with plot undertones
of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction or at least the fear of them, which rattles along
at a great pace. Rob Scott proves himself a master of the macabre.” —Crime Squad on 15 Miles
“Equal parts Stephen King and Scott Sigler . . . Scott’s lightness of touch and unfussy prose deliver unto us a
likeable hero, one who it’s a dark joy to spend time with. . . . The best kind of ghost story.” —SFX on 15 Miles
Rob Scott is the author of 15 Miles and the coauthor of the Eldarn trilogy, which included
The Hickory Staff, Lessek’s Key, and The Larion Senators. He lives in Haymarket, Virginia.

Asbury Park
Following on from 15 Miles, this second thrilling police procedural with
supernatural elements is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell, John Con-
nolly, and Stephen King
Ten weeks ago, Homicide Detective Sailor Doyle worked his first solo case,
a gruesome double murder in a remote farmhouse in Virginia, and things turned
very nasty for him. Now Sailor is recuperating with his family at a beach house
in Belmar, on the New Jersey shore. He’s struggling with prescription drug
withdrawal while trying to build up strength in his shattered shoulder and
leg, and he’s also trying to rebuild his shattered relationship with his wife. Jenny,
while pleased he’s alive, is less enamored with the idea of reconciliation. Seek-
ing refuge in a century-old beachfront resort hotel, Sailor meets an elderly man,
Mark “Moses” Stillman, a former minor league baseball player whose wife
and daughter drowned in the ocean off Belmar years earlier. Sailor’s having
nightmares about his previous case, and when he starts seeing things again,
he realizes that once again he’s being guided to the truth, even if it’s not what
he wants to hear—and it’s not long before he finds himself investigating the
Stillman deaths.
Mystery/Horror • 640 pp • 5 x 8
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At 9:30 on a Saturday morning in September I hadn’t smoked a cigarette since
10:00 the previous night. Compensating with as much caffeine as my body could
absorb seemed like the only way I would be able to make it through the day
without either getting a divorce or committing murder. Two hours earlier, my
head had cracked open and spilled my brains onto the linoleum floor in my
mother’s kitchen. I refused to look in the mirror for fear of seeing inside my
own skull, like one of Jason Voorhees’ teenage victims. If I could make it to 10:00
a.m. without firing up I’d smoke one an hour until 8:00 p.m. Then I’d eat a huge
bowl of fudge-a-licious chocolate-chunk ice cream, chase it with three or four
Nytol and with any luck pass out before the nicotine cravings came looking for
me again.
I’d been off prescription pain medication since Labor Day—doctor’s orders—
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my favourites—the cinnamon coating made them taste more like candy than the
others—but they didn’t actually work. Nytol remained the big boy on the over-
the-counter block. Since I wasn’t allowed alcohol to wash them down I’d sneak
an extra couple in the interests of sleeping through the night, or most of the
night, at least. Jenny hadn’t started keeping track of how many were left in the
bottle. Not yet.
But she would.

Michael Dobbs

“The Harry Jones series has been a big hit in England and could be the same here if word spreads.” —Booklist
“Dobbs was clearly put on this earth to write thrillers of the most shamelessly page-turning quality.” —Daily Express
Michael Dobbs is an active member of the House of Lords who has worked at the center of British
politics for Margaret Thatcher, John Major, and now David Cameron. He is the author of numerous
hrillers and historical novels, including Churchill’s Triumph, Never Surrender, and Winston’s War.
Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • October • $14.95 Paper • Simon & Schuster UK

The Edge of Madness

A high-octane thriller featuring SAS-trained politician Harry Jones
The world is peering into the terrifying chasm of a new kind of conflict, where computers take
over from missiles and global damnation comes at the click of a button. Cyber warfare can
bring nations to their knees, switching off energy lifelines, crippling the financial markets, and
starving leaders of authority. An old Russian nuclear reactor goes into Chernobyl-style melt-
down, while on the other side of the world, the east coast of the United States. is plunged into
darkness. Nobody knows yet who is responsible for the chaos. Under conditions of the most
compelling secrecy, the two leaders of Britain and Russia gather with the most powerful woman
in the world, the president of the United States, to combat the threat. Yet they bring with them
old wounds and personal agendas that split them apart. Harry Jones is with them and in the
few crucial hours they have to decide the fate of the planet, he must try to save them from
themselves. Terrifying decisions must be made and not everyone can survive.
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A Sentimental Traitor
Harry Jones’ life and the lives of an entire continent are at stake in the latest install-
ment in a series of pulse-pounding international thrillers
A missile tears a passenger plane from the skies over London and everyone on board is killed,
including 37 children. As terror turns to international chaos, can the government survive?
Who would have killed them and why? When Harry Jones starts searching for answers, he
stumbles into the middle of a plot that stretches from Russia to the Islamic revolution in
Egypt, and from the shores of the Caspian Sea to an ancient church in rural Wiltshire. Yet
every lead he pursues finds its way back to the secret corners of Brussels and a British woman
named Patricia Vaine. She and Harry are doomed to fight their battle to the death. Their
own lives, and the future of an entire continent, are at stake in what develops into the great-
est political power game since the end of the Second World War. For this is a plot not just
to take over one country but the whole of Europe. And in this deadly game, the victors will
claim total victory—unless Harry Jones can stop them.
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The Damage
Howard Linskey
The sequel to The Drop, more brutal, gritty crime fiction, as David Blake struggles to
keep together the crime empire he’s worked so hard to build

“The writing is as fast and furious as a well-oiled machine gun. . . . An impressive and
intelligent début.” —New York Journal of Books on The Drop
There’s a thought that keeps me awake at night; I have to be lucky every time, they only
have to get lucky once.
David Blake is a worried man. He should be enjoying the high life now that he is Newcas-
tle’s “Top Boy,” the man who controls everything in the city that’s worth controlling. He
lives in exiled luxury, while his brother Danny and trusted right-hand men, Palmer and Ki-
nane, take care of business. The money keeps on rolling in and Blake is sharing his life with
the girl that he loves, Sarah Mahoney—shame he had to murder her father to save his own
skin but she doesn’t know anything about that. Blake never wanted to be boss but no one
else is savvy enough to deal with all of the firm’s problems: the rogue drug dealer keeping
too much of the take, or “The Turk,” Blake’s new source of “product” who’s taken a
million Euros as adown-payment on a shipment that never arrives. Newly crowned Glas-
gow crime lord Alan Gladwell wants to do business with the firm, and the deal makes sense
but can Blake trust the man whose brother he brutally murdered? Then there is his obsession with the beautiful but troubled
Simone, who chooses to work in one of the firm’s massage parlors when she is so much better than that. When one of his men
takes two bullets in the back and someone tries to kill him, Blake struggles to stay in control. From the heroin-laced high rises
of Newcastle to the seedy back streets of Bangkok, in a world of contract killers, corrupt politicians, bent detectives, coke-snort-
ing footballers, fixers, hookers, and pimps, Blake is in a race against time to find his potential assassin and discover the truth.
Howard Linskey is the author of The Drop.
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City of Thieves
Cyrus Moore
A controversial page-turning thriller set in the days leading up to the credit crunch, and a
potent indictment of the financial sector’s greed, by a real-life financial analyst

“A brilliantly constructed, intelligent, thrilling ride.” —Irish Examiner

“An insider’s view of insider trading . . . written with vigor and authority.”
—Literary Review
Nic Lamparelli works for a leading United States investment bank in London. Having started
at the bottom, he rose rapidly through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of his profession. Even
at the top, he holds true to his principles while those around him abandon theirs, and that’s
what makes him special. Soon he has it all: a beautiful girlfriend, a high-flying career, and an
overpaid city job with a reputation as one of the bank’s star analysts. Then one day he wakes
up to find that things can go wrong, fast. His closest childhood friend Jack, also a star in the
city, uncovers a plot to implicate Nic in an insider-trading ring—and that is just the start. Be-
fore long, everything Nic has built up starts to crumble to pieces, including his relationship,
his career, and his reputation. Can he hold true to his principles in the face of everything, or
will he succumb to temptation like so many others?
Cyrus Moore is the pen name of Cyrus Mewawalla, a leading analyst in the British financial services sector, or “the City.” After 20
years of experience in the City, he left corporate banking to set up independently. In 2006 Bloomberg ranked him the number-
one telecom analyst in the UK.
Fiction • 442 pp • 5 x 8
9780751542561 • September • $12.95 Paper • Sphere

Secrets of the Dead
Tom Harper
An utterly compelling, action-packed new thriller from the author of The
Lazarus Vault and The Lost Temple

“A terrifically told, well-researched blend of ancient history and modern

Mafiosi, which brings the Balkans vividly to light. Intriguing and enter-
taining at the same time.” —Times
“Fans of thrillers with an Indiana Jones angle who just can’t wait for the
next James Rollins or Steve Berry novel should check out this very enter-
taining tale. . . . With a lightning-fast pace, a cast of colorful characters,
plenty of twists and turns, and a story that reaches into the past and the
future, the novel is sure to please fans of the historical-thriller genre.”
—Booklist on The Lost Temple
In a villa on the coast of Montenegro, Abby Cormac witnesses the brutal mur-
der of her lover, diplomat Michael Lascaris. The last thing she remembers is a
gun pointed directly at her. She wakes to find herself at the center of a diplo-
matic nightmare. Everyone wants an answer but no one wants to listen. Even
her employers at the Foreign Office believe she’s hiding something. She is com-
pletely alone. As Abby tries to piece together the last few months of Michael’s
life in order to get at the truth, she soon realizes that he wasn’t quite what he
seemed. What exactly was his relationship with one of the most ruthless men
in the Balkans—a war criminal who has never been brought to justice? And
what links the gold necklace he gave her to a fourth-century manuscript left in
the shadow of Emperor Constantine’s palace at Trier, and an inscription on a
tomb in Rome? When Abby investigates further, it becomes clear that someone
wants to suppress a secret that has been kept hidden for centuries, and they will stop at nothing to do so.
Tom Harper won the Crime Writers Association debut award in 2001 for The Blighted Cliffs. He is also the author of Knights
of the Cross, The Lazarus Vault, The Lost Temple, The Mosaic of Shadows, and Siege of Heaven
Fiction • 480 pp • 5 x 8
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been survivors. Some had run when the killers came; others lay rigid in the killing fields
and played dead, sometimes for hours, while their families and neighbours died around them.
They never gave up.
She had one chance. She pushed off on the plinth, jack-knifed up and spun around, throw-
ing her entire weight agains the statue. It wobbled, tottered and fell. The god crashed down
and smashed into pieces. The gunman leapt back, losing his balance.
Abby was already running. She crossed the last few yards of the terrace and dived back in-
side the house. On the wall, the giant TV screen played its rote images of war and revenge,
oblivious to the real horror in front of it.
Where now?
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“Please,” she begged. She wanted to run, but her body had failed her. “Why are you doing this?”
The man shrugged. He had a black moustache and a mole on his right cheek, sprouting
hairs. His eyes were dark and hard.
Her last thought was of a witness she’d interviewed years ago, a grey-haired Hutu woman
grinding meal in a jungle camp somewhere between Congo and Rwanda. “You never gave
up,” Abby had told her in admiration, and the woman had shaken her head.
“I was lucky. The others were not. That was the only difference.”
The man raised his gun and fired.

Dead Water
Simon Ings
A novel of prodigious scope and ambition, ablaze with imaginative energy and rendered
in mesmerizing prose—complete with polar bear attacks, tsunamis, modern piracy, air-
ship crashes, Cold War intrigue, and a djinn

“It is unlikely there will be finer fiction written this year.” —Guardian
“A virtuoso display of imaginative plotting.” —Financial Times
“Deceptively readable, dizzyingly constructed . . . Ings’s mad, mad world is held to-
gether to the very last page by humor, vivid depictions, and a deeply compelling
emotional core.” —Publishers Weekly on The Weight of Numbers
QR codes access hidden text—a clever play on the shipping industry’s
tracking systems
On May 25, 1928 over the frozen seas of the Arctic, an airship falls out of the sky. Among
the survivors is a young scientist on the verge of a discovery that will redefine physics.
On October 3, 1996, through the dusty industrial towns of India’s Great Trunk Road, a
disgraced and disfigured female detective starts tracking a criminal syndicate whose ten-
tacles spread from forgery to smuggling to piracy. Her life has been ruined, but she will
have her revenge. On December 26, 2004, a tsunami washes up a rusting container on the island of Bali. Locked within this
aluminum tomb are the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 29 years, and a handwritten journal of his last
days. December 13, 2011: Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son
aboard, and their survival depends on following the pirates’ every demand. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out
ship and its cargo of junk? The ship was carrying a Dead Water cargo—Dead Water is the key to everything—and this is it.
Simon Ings is the author of the novel The Weight of Numbers and the science book A Natural History of Seeing.
Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9781848878907 • October • $12.95 Paper • Corvus

Moving Target
Ross Kemp
A gripping, explosive new thriller about a near-impossible mission in Mexico
Former Special Reconnaissance Regiment Sergeant Nick Kane always stands by his friends,
so when an old comrade is leaned on by gangsters, Nick’s only too happy to help. But Nick
quickly finds himself cast headlong into a spiral of violence that will take him all the way to
Mexico, searching for justice on the mean streets of Juarez, the most violent city on Earth.
His mission is to kidnap the head of the vicious La Frontera drug cartel and get him back to
the UK to face trial for murder. The only things standing in his way are the cartel’s 4,000 trained
soldiers, a corrupt army and police force, and a former South African special forces colonel
who has been paid to track him down. It will take all Nick’s skill and courage to bring his
man in.
Ross Kemp is a documentarian who has been nominated for three British Academy of Film
and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. He and his team won the BAFTA for Best Factual Se-
ries in 2006. He has spent time on the front line in Afghanistan with 1 Royal Anglian, 5 Scots,
16 Air Assault, and 45 Commando.
Fiction • 432 pp • 5 x 8
9780099550624 • November • $12.95 Paper • Arrow

Stephen Leather

“The story builds to a boil. . . . It’s a grand finale that’ll have readers on edge.
Nicely, and seemingly effortlessly, done.” —Kirkus Reviews on Cold Kill
“Leather has a gift for making pages fly by as bodies pile up, tension builds,
and clues drop.” —Publishers Weekly on The Tunnel Rats
Stephen Leather is a former journalist for the Times. His other books include The Chinaman, Cold Kill, Fair
Game, Hard Landing, The Long Shot, Pay Off, Private Dancer, Rough Justice, Soft Target, and Tango One.

False Friends
In the ninth book in the Dan “Spider” Shepherd series, the most wanted man in the
world is dead—now those loyal to him seek revenge
When Osama Bin Laden is tracked down and killed by the Navy Seal operation in a
highly protected compound in Pakistan, it’s obvious there was a leak from within. After
the source is revealed to be two students, Malik and Chaudhry—ex-Islamic funda-
mentalists recruited by MI5 to disguise themselves as British terrorists—they are im-
mediately under threat from al-Qaeda, who have sent an assassin to torture and kill
anyone they suspect to be the traitor. With the assassin closing in, Shepherd is drafted
to teach the pair how to survive undercover, but it’s a major challenge. Spider is used
to playing undercover cop, not the handler. And when Malik and Chaudhry are recruited
to stop a Muslim extremist group’s terrorist attack on a London shopping center, he
is forced to lie to them about the danger they are in. With his loyalties split, can he
protect them before it’s too late?
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Duncan Falconer

“A gripping and authentic view of life and death in the dangerous world of private protection.” —Soldier on Traitor
Duncan Falconer, a former member of the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) of the Royal Marines,
left after more than a decade of operational service to work in private security. His SBS exploits
were documented in the bestselling First into Action. His other books include The Hostage, Mercenary,
The Protector, Traitor, and Undersea Prison. He is currently a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.

Another explosive case for special forces operative John Stratton
After a CIA-sponsored op in the Middle East’s Khorasan Valley, operative John Strat-
ton is looking forward to a holiday, until old friend and ex-SBS commander Berry
Chandos calls him up out of the blue. Through his contacts, Chandos has discov-
ered that a nuclear dirty bomb has gone missing in Pakistan. When Chandos dis-
appears a few days later, Stratton finds himself drawn into a desperate race to find
his old partner before an assassin targets him and before the bomb can fall into the
wrong hands. Alone and unsupported, Stratton must fight to find his friend and dis-
cover the truth in this high-voltage thriller.
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Nothing but Trouble
Roberta Kray
Another hard-hitting tale from Roberta Kray, full of fantastic, strong female
characters and authentic London gangland grit

“Should firmly establish her as a first-rate novelist, irrespective of family

pedigree . . . hard-edged, wonderfully convoluted, and frequently shock-
ing.” —Booklist starred review on The Lost
On the surface there was nothing different about that dull August day in 1998,
and yet it was to change all our lives for ever.
A wild gang of girls live for terrorizing their estate in London’s East End. When
they bully the weakest of their group into breaking in to a house, they expect
her to grab some cash, not disappear completely. Two days later, her broken body
is found under a bed in one of the rooms, and the loner who lives there is charged
with murder. It’s an open and shut case—isn’t it? Nearly 15 years later, jour-
nalist Jess Vaughan senses something doesn’t add up about what really happened
that afternoon. Roping in detective Harry Lind, Jess starts stirring up all kinds
of trouble, asking questions that someone will kill to leave unanswered.
Roberta Kray is the author of Broken Home, The Debt, The Lost, The Pact, and
Strong Women. She was married to gangster Reggie Kray from 1996 until his
death in 2000.
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Lost Angel
Mandasue Heller
Combining grit and glamour, this thriller set in Manchester’s criminal un-
derworld is a spellbinding story of young love and old scores

“[A] wonderfully wicked revenge thriller. . . . Suspense intersects bril-

liantly with savage pop culture satire.” —Publishers Weekly on Shafted
Many years ago, Johnny Conroy was forced into a shotgun wedding with a
Manchester gangster’s daughter. He’s never even begun to love her, but can’t
leave without being killed by her vicious father. He turns out to be a success
in the car-theft business, with a used car lot that provides both cover and a
way to fence the cars. But now his daughter Angel—the best thing in his life—
is 16, and history seems to be repeating itself when she falls for one of his
employees. Ryan is a nice boy, and he really loves Angel, but there are secrets
that could destroy the happiness of Johnny and his daughter, and they are
about to come out.
Mandasue Heller is the author of The Front, The Game, Shafted, and Tainted Lives.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
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The Last Voyage
Jessica Stirling
Julie and Anna Martindale have both married artists, but they embark on a reckless spiral
of deceit, rivalry, and betrayal that ends on a fateful voyage to New York, on the unsink-
able Titanic
Handsome, freewheeling Clive Cavendish marries Julie after a whirlwind seduction, and when
his ambitious schemes begin to pay off, Julie is more than happy to be the wife of an up-and-
coming painter and the mother of his children. Anna’s husband, Howard Buskin, is rich, moody,
and reclusive. He prefers painting Dartmoor’s brooding landscapes to his beautiful young bride,
and from the first, their uneasy, loveless marriage totters on the brink of crisis. Only when Amer-
ican art collector Teddy Norris enters their lives with a proposal that Howard cannot ignore,
and an easygoing charm that sweeps Anna into a tempestuous affair, do the sisters begin to
question their loyalty to their husbands and to each other. This loyalty will be tested to the
limit on the first, and last, Atlantic crossing of the White Star’s new super-liner, the Titanic—
a voyage not all of them will survive.
Jessica Stirling is the author of many novels, most of which have Scottish settings.
Fiction • 412 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781444716405 • October • $8.99 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Beyond the Storm

E. V. Thompson
A historical saga about the after-effects of a storm, and how one woman’s arrival affects
a community

“A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a world-class profes-
sional.” —Sunday Times
“An entertaining and enjoyable read.” —Historical Novels Review
When the fiercest storm in living memory pounds the shores of 19th-century Cornwall, wreck-
ing ships and bringing death and destruction to seafarers and coastal communities, a young
girl is found, barely alive, washed up among the rocks of a remote North Cornish cove. Her
arrival and the mystery surrounding her background will affect the lives of those who come
to know her and, for Alice Kilpeck in particular, nothing will ever be the same again.
E. V. Thompson is a former policeman and sailor. He is the author of The Dream Traders
and The Vagrant King as well as Chase the Wind, which won the Best Historical Novel of
the Year award.
Fiction • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9780709091813 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Robert Hale

Alex Wyndham Baker
Stretching from the macabre reaches of 1930s colonial Africa to today’s edgy travel hotspots,
a moving epistolary narrative is separated by gritty vignettes, all linked by the owner-
ship of a fountain pen
In 1933, Ralph leaves England for a new life on the island of Lamu, a journey forced upon
him by his fiancee’s father. In a series of letters, he writes to Lilian using her parting gift—a
Mabie Todd, Blackbird No 8 ink pen with a heart-shaped reservoir. Despite getting no replies,
Ralph describes the journey, his fellow passengers, and upon arrival, his colleagues and other
ex-pats. In time, Ralph comes to the conclusion that any feelings he had for his lover were
delusional. He makes the life-changing decision not to return to the land of his birth, and sends
the pen back to a still-silent Lilian. As their story unfolds and reaches the final and permanent
severing of ties, author Alex Baker spreads more modern tales of lost love and broken friend-
ships in increasingly exotic locations between his hero’s missives. The common factor through-
out is the pen passed by Lilian to her granddaughter whose father was the product of a moment
of passion snatched before Ralph left the cold shores of England. The tightness of these vi-
gnettes is masterful, and the twist in the tale is at once moving and deeply satisfying.
Alex Wyndham Baker has worked as a barman in Los Angeles, a TV reporter in Bangkok,
a editor in Hong Kong, a copywriter in Nairobi, a mojito vendor in Barcelona, a hotel inspector in India, and an English teacher
in the Galapagos. He started writing Cursive after a climbing accident in Kenya incapacitated him for a year.
Fiction • 325 pp • 5 x 8
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Benson at Sixty
Michael Carson
The great comic hero of Sucking Sherbet Lemons, now embracing hard-won sobriety, con-
templates the ultimate commitment of civil partnership

“Makes you want to cheer.” —New Yorker on Sucking Sherbet Lemons

“A wonderful and maddening coming-of-age novel . . . a story that makes you want to
cheer for the hero.” —Publishers Weekly on Sucking Sherbet Lemons
Martin Benson, after a lifetime away, has made it home to Merseyside, his sherbet lemons
all sucked down, his penguins all stripped bare. He’s bought a house at the top of his town
and filled it with souvenirs of a wandering life. He lives with his memories and with a stern
partner, Ted, a motorcycle test examiner who tripped over him comatose one dark night, sensed
that Mr. Benson was at battle with the bottle, took him to a meeting of QA (Queer Alco-
holics), and moved in. After a life spent in the shallows, Benson has come to the point when
he must face reality.
Michael Carson is the author of Stripping Penguins Bare and Sucking Sherbet Lemons.
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Holiday Money
Beverley Jones
Jen’s stable relationship is thrown into turmoil after she picks up a stranger in a bar—when
videos and demands for money start to arrive, she has to find her blackmailer and rescue
her relationship
Jen is neither happy nor sad, yet she feels dissatisfied, and doesn’t know why. She has a stable
job as a press officer with the police; a stable relationship with Dan, a recently appointed po-
lice inspector; and, after 10 years, they are about to enter into a stable marriage. A telephone
call from a woman changes everything. Is this proof of an affair? Could it be the excuse Jen
needs to leave the stifling normality of her life? After an uncharacteristic argument, Jen trav-
els to the Welsh coast to stay at a prebooked romantic hotel. Full of self-pity and sadness she
drinks too much and flirts with Justin, a handsome and charismatic charmer. A second meet-
ing sees her back at his cottage where she wakes the following morning with a pounding headache,
an empty bed, no memory, and two used condoms. Guilty and chastened, she reconciles with
a contrite Dan and continues with wedding plans—when a video of her having sex with Justin
surfaces. She is about to lose everything unless she confronts her blackmailer but where will
he stop? Will her body be exposed to members of the Surf Sluts website? As she uses her skills
as a press officer and emulates her police colleagues to find her extortionist, darker secrets emerge.
Does she know Justin? And how much does she know about her husband-to-be? Gripping and witty, Jones’ lightness of prose
carries her readers to an unanticipated revelation.
Beverley Jones is the author of Telling Stories.
Fiction • 250 pp • 5 x 8
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Elson Quick
A middle-aged man from the West finds himself dragged down an unconventional path
toward Buddhist enlightenment
The hero of Baddha has a moment of enlightenment while visiting a Burmese monastery
with his traveling companion, Frog. Confused by the experience, he wants to recapture
and explore the deep feelings he had, so he enrolls on a course held in a Buddhist retreat
to learn how to breathe. Finding the retreat to be populated by pseudohippies from the
West and taught by monks who seem interested only in money, he abandons any hopes
of learning and begins a road trip. His journey takes him around the countries of the re-
gion—Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand—where he has wild drug- and alcohol-fueled
adventures and muses on his deep relationship with a beautiful and enigmatic Lady-Boy
prostitute. During moments of crisis including a near-death experience, a mysterious old
man keeps fortuitously appearing. He does not hold back with his opinions and tries to
guide the hero through the complexities of Buddhist beliefs and the difference between
those and the thoughts expressed in the hero’s journal. Eventually finding a kind of peace
running a ramshackle store with the old man, his life is once more thrown into turmoil
when his old companion dies. Truthful, mysterious, revealing, and brutally honest, Bad-
dha explores the West’s concept of Eastern culture and compares it to the reality.
Elson Quick is the pseudonym of an internationally bestselling author. He may, or may
not, live in the Far East and Baddha may, or may not, be largely autobiographical.
Fiction • 210 pp • 5 x 8
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Utopian Man
Lisa Lang
An exquisite historical novel about a remarkable man who chose his own path, charm-
ing and scandalizing others in equal measure—the cowinner of the Australian/Vogel Lit-
erary Award
It’s the 1880s and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything can
happen. Eccentric entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the sprawling Cole’s Book
Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him or supports his favorite causes: a giant squid,
a brass band, monkeys, a black man whose skin has turned white, a Chinese tea salon, and
of course, hundreds of thousands of books. When Edward decides to marry he advertises for
a wife in the newspaper, shocking and titillating the whole town. To everyone’s surprise he
marries his broadsheet bride and the arcade grows into a monumental success. But the 1890s
depression hits hard for Melbourne—and Edward—and the death of one of his children leaves
him reeling. Grief, corruption, and a beautiful, unscrupulous widow all threaten to derail his
singular vision. But it’s not until he visits Chinatown one night—and his own deeply sup-
pressed past—that the idealist faces his toughest challenge. This is the vivid, fascinating story
of a man who lives life on his own terms, and leaves behind a remarkable legacy.
Lisa Lang is the author of the nonfiction book E. W. Cole: Chasing the Rainbow, and was
selected in 2007 for the Australian Society of Authors’ mentorship program.
Fiction • 248 pp • 5 x 8
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Currawalli Street
Christopher Morgan
A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people’s lives, this gently mov-
ing and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of one street, across the

“This is a novel that watches characters work their flawed, dogged way towards ‘the
fine art of belonging’ . . . charming.” —New Zealand Herald
We all have secret lives. And we are all pretty good at keeping them secret.
With simplicity and great beauty, this novel reveals the echoes between past and present
through the story of one ordinary street and its families, from the prewar innocence of
early 1914 to the painful and grim consequences of the Vietnam War. In 1914, Thomas,
the young rector, questions his faith and falls in love; his sister Janet, a dutiful spinster,
hides a surprising secret; and their neighbor, Rose, is burdened with visions of the com-
ing hell. In 1972, Jim, a soldier fresh from Vietnam, returns home to Currawalli Street to
find that death has a way of seeping in everywhere; Patrick, looked after by his elderly
wife, Mary, can’t relinquish his former identity; and always there is the boy up in the tree,
watching them all and keeping note. In only three short generations, working horses and
wagons are lost to cars, wood-fired ovens are replaced with electric stoves, and the lessons learned at such cost in the Great
War seem forgotten. But despite all the changes, the essential human things remain: there will always be families and friends
reaching out for connection; people will always have secrets to keep hidden from view; and desire and love are as inevitable as
war and violence. This deep, rich, and satisfying tale links families and neighbors, their lovers and friends, in a powerful and
moving dance through time.
Christopher Morgan is the author of the novel The Island of Four Rivers, as well as two children’s stories, Pirates Drive Buses
and Pirates Eat Porridge.
Fiction • 298 pp • 6 x 8
9781742377100 • October • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Berlin Crossing
Kevin Brophy
For readers who were gripped by the world of espionage in William Boyd’s Restless, this
is a compelling, unforgettable novel that brings to life the very human story behind a
momentous turning point in history
In Germany 1993, the Berlin Wall is down, the country is reunified, and 30-year-old school
teacher Michael Ritter feels his life is falling apart. His wife has thrown him out, his new
West German headmaster has fired him for being a former card-carrying Socialist Party mem-
ber, and he is still clinging on to the wreckage of the state that shaped him. Disenfranchised
and disenchanted, Michael heads home to care for his terminally ill mother. On her deathbed,
she urges him to seek out an evangelical priest, Pastor Bruck, and discover the truth about
his father. Initially, Michael dismisses her fevered ramblings, but as the days pass he can-
not let it go. He eventually finds the priest and is taken on a journey into a past of dark
discoveries which shatter everything he’s previously believed in.
Kevin Brophy has written various nonfiction books.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780755380862 (Replaces 9780755380848) • October • $12.95 New in Paper
Headline Book Publishing

Dear Reader,
I hope you enjoy my novel. The Berlin Crossing is the story of an individual’s search for his roots, in the aftermath of the
fall of the Berlin Wall. Michael Ritter was a card-carrying member of the ruling Socialist Party; in the new reunited Ger-
many his past is a liability which costs him his job and his marriage. In his journey of discovery Michael confronts the
good and the evil of the coutnry he had loved—and which no longer existed.
I taught English to adults in different centres in the reunited Germany. Those students from the former East always fasci-
nated me. Perhaps they sensed my interest, my sympathy: in any event, some of them trusted me enough to talk about their
past, even to the extent of telling me they’d been members of the Party. Some of these displaced, defensive Germans were
ill-at-ease in their new coutnry.
It was out of such encounters that The Berlin Crossing was born. Born out of the failure of a country, you might say. But
then failure is often far more interesting than success. (Which may account for my love of the old-gold-and-black of Wolver-
hampton Wanderers . . . but that’s another story.)
I hope you’ll take the time to join Michael Ritter on his journey into another time, another country.
Thank you,
Kevin Brophy

Light Falling on Bamboo

Lawrence Scott
From an acclaimed, prize-winning Trinidadian author comes an epic interracial period piece
dramatizing the life of a 19th-century colonial artist

“A vividly original work.” —USA Today on Aelred’s Sin

“Filled . . . with all the rich nuances of the Caribbean, creating a convincing backdrop that
allows even the most sedentary armchair traveler to visualize each tale’s progression. . . .
well worth the effort.” —Publishers Weekly on Ballad for the New World and Other Stories
After a gentleman’s education in Europe, landscape artist Michel Jean Cazabon returns home
to Trinidad in 1848 in time for his mother’s death, and discovers the changes to his island since
the emancipation of slaves. Plantation owners and colonial administrators still hold the power,
leaving freed blacks and “coloreds” not quite free; the idealism of revolutionary Paris now
seems a dream away and his French wife and children are waiting to join him on the island.
The busy working artist makes friends with the governor and English colonial settlers and se-
cures commissions and painting lessons, but his sensual desires always threaten to compro-
mise his prospects. His career may prosper, but he is more worried about his white wife’s reaction
to a family secret kept hidden by his father, mother, and a corrupted colonial island.
Lawrence Scott is the author of Aelred’s Sin and Ballad for the New World and Other Sto-
ries. Three of his books have been listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Fiction • 442 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781906994396 • December • $19.95 Cloth • Tindal Street Press
The Gathering Night
Margaret Elphinstone
An utterly enchanting prehistorical novel set deep in our Stone-Age past, but resonating
as a parable of our troubled planet 8,000 years on—an ecoparable, family saga, and Stone-
Age adventure in one

“A vivid tale . . . both lyrical and matter-of-fact, at times touched with humor. Perhaps
the most telling achievement of The Gathering Night is that it persuades us to accept
its entirely different value system without a qualm, and even to regret that humanity
ever thought of swapping the hunter’s spear for the tiller’s spade.” —Guardian
“The illusion of a past time is beautifully sustained by Elphinstone’s detailed re-cre-
ations. . . . A stunning work of historical fiction. —Kirkus Reviews on The Voyageurs
Between Grandmother Mountain and the cold sea, Alaia and her family live off the land—
but when one of her brothers goes hunting and never returns, the fragile balance of life is
upset. Half-starved and maddened with grief, Alaia’s mother follows her visions and goes in
search of her lost son. When a stranger from a rival tribe appears on their hearth seeking
shelter, they wonder if his stories of a great wave and a people perished are to be believed.
What else could drive a man to travel alone between tribes in the depths of winter? Hopes
of resolution come when Alaia’s mother returns home as a “Go-Between,” one able to com-
mune with the spirits. But as all the Auk people come to get her for their annual Gathering
Night, who there will listen to the voice of a woman? This is a compelling, genre-
busting story of conflict, loss, love, adventure, and devastating natural disasters.
Margaret Elphinstone is the author of nine previous novels, including Light, The Sea Road,
and Voyageurs. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies.
Fiction • 480 pp • 6 x 9
9781847672889 • September • $19.95 Paper • Canongate UK

The Way of Muri

Ilya Boyashov
Translated by Amanda Love Darragh
A light, comical exploration of the significance of wandering and wanderers to the human
condition, the wanderer here being the cat, Muri, displaced by war in 1992 from his vil-
lage near Sarajevo
On his journey from his war torn village, Muri the cat travels through Yugoslavia, Austria,
Germany, Lithuania, Finland, and Sweden, meeting on the way an unlikely—but helpful—
group of creatures, from a sperm whale to a paraplegic mountaineer and a wandering Jew.
This is no children’s book, but a witty exploration of the human condition through the peo-
ple and objects Muri meets on his travels. Somewhere in the mix, Boyashov introduces us
to two eminent professors, one from Cambridge, one from Geneva, who take opposite views
on the question of whether man is in a perpetual and aimless state of wandering, or must
always have a goal in mind. Like Sophie’s World, this book is intended to be read on two
levels—as a narrated story of real (fictional) characters and as an allegory.
Ilya Boyashov is a Russian writer whose books have won or been short-listed for several
major Russian literary awards, including the National Bestseller Prize for The Way of Muri.
Amanda Love Darragh was the recipient of the Rossica Translation Prize for her transla-
tion of Iramifications.
Fiction • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913689 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

The Lonely Hearts Club
Dennis Friedman
A cleverly plotted novel exploring the bonds that form among a group of heart attack
survivors who help one another find strength both physically and emotionally
This witty and unique tale centers on five heart attack convalescents who get to know each
other as they are working out in a gym as part of their recovery. Each character enters a
gym environment for the first time and is weighed down by his feelings of mortality. Over
a short space of time, however, strong friendships form between all of them as they spur
each other on: “the Club” becomes not only a refuge from worries and fears, but a debat-
ing chamber and springboard into a new life, when each had thought that they were en-
tering their final years. Funny, compassionate, and heartwarming, this is a story about life,
self-discovery, and camaraderie, told with considerable charm.
Dennis Friedman is a psychiatrist and the author of innovative studies of phobias, sexual
problems, and other psychological disorders. His previous works include the biogra-
phies Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V and Ladies of the Bedchamber.
Fiction • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780720614893 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Alessandro Gallenzi
The Devil Wears Prada of the book publishing world, this biting satire is a trenchant por-
trait of the contemporary obsession with success, celebrity, and fame

“Gallenzi . . . slips in sound insider’s judgments on how this business works. Read it for
the lowdown on the low trade.” —Independent
“A cutting satire on the publishing world.” —Times
“Light yet serious, funny and painful, somewhat fantastic yet shot through with truth.”
Jim Talbot, a writer with a dozen unpublished novels under his belt, has been roundly rejected
by virtually every agent and publisher in the land, and is willing to go to extreme lengths to
make his dream of literary stardom come true. Charles Randall, the eccentric founder and man-
aging director of Tetragon Press, a small independent publisher that has managed to survive
for 30 years in a fierce publishing environment dominated by corporate juggernauts, is about
to be brutally sacked by a newly appointed business consultant. In the cut-throat world of mod-
ern publishing, Charles and Jim’s paths towards literary salvation are fraught with the most
unpredictable dangers. A novel of intrigue, deceit, and sheer desperation, this is a caustic por-
trait of contemporary culture and of the literary world’s obsession with fame, success, and becoming the next J. K. Rowling.
Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of Hesperus Press, Alma Books, and Oneworld Classics, and the successor of John Calder
at the helm of Calder Publications. As well as being a literary publisher he is a prize-winning translator, a poet, a playwright,
and a novelist.
Fiction • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781846881282 • September • $12.95 Paper • Alma Books

Smoke Portrait
Trilby Kent
Told partially in correspondence, this literary novel is a tragic tale of love, loss, and the
lies we choose to believe

“Highly original debut.” —Booklist starred review of Medina Hill

Set in 1936 in Belgium and Ceylon, this story traces the development of an unlikely friend-
ship between a young Belgian teenager, Marten Kuypers, and Glen Phayre, a young English
woman in her twenties. Glen has left England to live with her aunt, who runs a tea planta-
tion in Ceylon and fills her days with good works, among them the task of writing letters
to a Belgian prisoner. But the letters go astray, and are received instead by Marten, eager to
discover the wide world outside his small village, and desperately missing his older brother
Krelis, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Marten decides to reply to Glen in the guise
of the grown-up prisoner she is expecting to hear from, and as their correspondence evolves,
they both assume identities that, while false in many respects, remain true to their own selves
in other ways. Gradually they come to depend on each other, and their pen friendship proves
to be crucial when events in their real lives take on a darker, more threatening significance
in the shadow of the impending world war.
Trilby Kent is the author of the young adult novels Medina Hill and Stones for My Father.
Fiction • 310 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781846881299 • September • $19.95 Paper • Alma Books

Living Souls
Dmitry Bykov
Translated by Cathy Porter
A wide-ranging Russian novel dealing with the ideas of language, power, and national iden-
tity, this comic and thought-provoking work has tremendous relevance to the present day

“Blending a novel of ideas with a fairy-tale and satire with lyricism, Bykov in Living
Souls gives a picture of Russia in the near future and—as so many others before him—
tries to understand the eternal contradictions of his country.” —Independent
“A dreamscape, a panoramic survey of the obsessions and illusions that protect Russian
society’s sleep.” —Times Literary Supplement
“Beautifully translated and edited.” —Washington Post on The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy
In a world a few decades from now, Russia has descended into a farcical civil war. With an
extreme right-wing cult in power, racial tensions have divided the country into the Varangians—
those who consider themselves to be the original Aryan settlers of Russia—and the Khazars,
the liberals and Jews driven out of Moscow by recent events. Morale has reached an all-time
low as the brutality and pointlessness of the situation is becoming more and more apparent.
What is left of the fighting now revolves around capturing and recapturing Degunino, a seem-
ingly magical village with an abundance of pies, vodka, and accommodating womenfolk. But there is also a third people—timid,
itinerant, and on the brink of extinction—who lay claim to Degunino and Russia as their homeland. Against this rich backdrop
of events, this story follows the lives of four couples struggling to escape the chaos and stupidity of the war around them: a
teenage girl who adopts a homeless man, a poet turned general separated from his lover, a provincial governor in love with one
of the natives, and a legendary military commander who is sleeping with the enemy.
Dmitry Bykov is the author of five novels and a biography of Pasternak, and a winner of the 2007 Big Book Prize and the Na-
tional Bestseller Prize. He writes for various literary publications, hosts a weekly radio show, and appears regularly on Russian
television. Cathy Porter is the translator of The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy.
Fiction • 550 pp • 5 x 8
9781846881268 • October • $14.95 Paper • Alma Books

Instructions for Bringing Up Scarlett
Annie Sanders
It’s not the promises we make that count, it’s the ones we keep

“Funny, touching, and painfully accurate.” —Observer

“The writing team known as Annie Sanders . . . blends dark humor and romance in this
enjoyable novel that will have readers considering what they’d do with their own last
weeks.” —Booklist on Famous Last Words
Alice is living the life she always dreamed of. Her life as a travel guide writer is one of care-
free adventure, with no ties, no constraints, and no worries. Virginia finally has everything
she ever wanted: the loving husband, the beautiful daughter, and the successful career. Life
hasn’t always been easy, but she knows that her family can weather any storm. They have
been best friends since college—so much so that Virginia trusts Alice with all she holds dear-
est. Sadly, tragedy strikes, and Alice finds she must honor a rash promise she made to her
friend, and it’s then she discovers that it can be the people you think you know best who
hold the most closely guarded secrets.
Annie Sanders is the pen name of best-friend writing team Annie Ashworth and Meg
Sander, television and print journalists whose other novels include Busy
Woman Seeks Wife; Famous Last Words; and Goodbye, Jimmy Choo.
Fiction • 356 pp • 5 x 8
9781409117193 • November • $14.95 Paper • Orion Publishing
Also available:

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Ellie Andrews Has Second Thoughts

Ruth Saberton
Does a bride-to-be ever know for certain that she’s chosen the right man?

“With her clever, enchanting, hilarious tale, Saberton makes it crystal clear that chick
lit is alive and well, and that Katy Carter is the heir apparent to Bridget Jones. One
can only hope for a sequel.” —Booklist starred review of Katy Carter Wants a Hero
Ellie Andrews is finally getting married—or she will be if she drinks enough champagne to
pluck up the courage for her trip down the aisle. The problem is that after months spent
bickering over menus and table placements, Ellie’s never felt more distant from the man
she’s supposed to be spending the rest of her life with. As the sun rises and the ceremony
looms ever closer, Ellie is still unsure if she’s doing the right thing; when an unexpected en-
counter turns her world upside down. Should she take a chance, or should she stick with
the choices she’s made? As Ellie makes her way to the church, only one question remains:
who will be waiting for her at the altar?
Ruth Saberton is the author of Katy Carter Wants a Hero.
Fiction • 336 pp • 5 x 8
9781409135494 • October • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

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The Forced Redundancy Film Club
Brian Finnegan
A rich and well-paced novel about hope, redemption, and friendship in the face of un-
certain times
When Qwertec Solutions falls victim to downsizing and layoffs, a group of former work
colleagues find themselves in a somber meeting at a local Dublin pub. Bonding over their
recent job losses and their love of the silver screen, highly strung Katherine, odd Alice, stressed-
out Lisa, dishonest Jamie, and emotional Martin decide to meet once a month to watch and
discuss their favorite classic films. Spirits rise and friendships form over the course of a year
as each group member embarks on a personal journey—reflected in part through the films
chosen for their monthly meetings. Film plots bolster a witty and light narrative in this blend
of soul-searching and escapism, weaving a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected change,
coming to terms with the past, and bravely facing the future.
Brian Finnegan is a journalist and the editor of Gay Community News.
Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9781444742923 • February • $12.95 Paper • Hachette Books Ireland

What Might Have Been Me

Yvonne Cassidy
Is it ever too late to become the person you might have been?
Suzanne expected me to come home but my life was here in New York. Almost eleven years
with Eddie—eleven years of working, watching movies, making love, doing laundry, going
to yoga. These things made up a life, didn’t they? And if they didn’t, then what did?
While Carla’s friends went back to college in Ireland at the end of the summer, she decided
to stay in New York. She’d fallen in love—with her musician boyfriend Eddie, and with the
city. In New York she could write, go to the best school, and become the person she wanted
to be—someone she couldn’t be in her old life in Dublin, with her mother, her sister, and
the memories of her father’s death. But then, out of the blue, she receives a phone call from
home with some devastating news. Now Carla has to choose between her New York life and
her life back home in Dublin. As she grapples with some difficult decisions, she begins to
understand that her reasons for staying in New York may not have been quite as simple as
she thought, and that, while distance and time might let you become someone else, it takes
love to come home to yourself. This is a story about love, loss, courage, and responsibil-
ity—to our family, to the people we love, but most of all to ourselves.
Yvonne Cassidy is the author of The Other Boy. She lives in New York City.
Fiction • 416 pp • 5 x 8
9781444704815 • December • $12.95 Paper • Hachette Books Ireland

One Summer
Roisin Meaney
This summer on the island, anything is possible—in a heartwarming tale for fans of
Maeve Binchy

“A feel-good book you won’t be able to put down.” —Irish Independent

“I savored every bit of this romantic and deeply true novel, right up to the surprising
ending.” —Susan Wiggs, author, Table for Five, on Semi-Sweet
“Wise, witty, and wonderful. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s going to sell
like cupcakes.” —Debbie Macomber, author, Changing Habits, on Semi-Sweet
On a small island off the west coast of Ireland there’s a cottage at the edge of the sea that
was once owned by a faith healer. There’s a rumor among the inhabitants of the island that
the cottage is magical, and its current owner, Nell, does think it has magic powers—after all,
it brought her back to the island from Dublin, it delivered Tim, her fiancé, and now she’s
planning her wedding to the man she loves. So when Nell decides to rent the house for six
weeks during the summer to raise money for her wedding, deep down, she also hopes that
the house works its magic on the vacationers who chose her home over the thousands on
the website. And it does, but perhaps not in the way she expected. When Nell’s carefully laid
plans for the cottage, her tenants, and her wedding begin to unravel, she begins to wonder
if we really do choose our destiny or if our fate is already written in the stars.
Roisin Meaney is the author of Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes.
Fiction • 464 pp • 5 x 8
9781444706826 • October • $12.95 Paper • Hachette Books Ireland

Summer Nights
Allie Spencer
Could getting dumped on her birthday and stranded in San Francisco actually be the best
thing that could happen to Flora?
Flora Fielding has been dumped on her 30th birthday, and left stranded in San Francisco.
With nowhere else to turn, she seeks out her cousin Bella who has been working as a nurse
in the city for the past few years. But when she arrives at Bella’s apartment, Flora is shocked
to find that her cousin’s in even more trouble than she is—because instead of leading the
fast-paced life of an emergency room nurse that Flora has imagined, Bella is eking out a liv-
ing as the lead singer in an Abba tribute band. But as Flora soon learns, although life in San
Francisco with Bella may be uncertain, it’s never ever dull. What with the tense Battle of the
Tribute Bands, the threat to the local area by an evil developer, and the attentions of a very
persistent computer geek, Flora soon begins to wonder whether she wants to go home at all.
Allie Spencer is the author of The Not-So-Secret Diary of a City Girl and Summer Loving.
Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
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Losing You
Susan Lewis
The powerful new romantic suspense novel from Susan Lewis—when your
whole world is torn apart who is there to save you?

“Like a British Jodi Picoult, Lewis excels at entertaining in a manner

that is sensational at heart yet, in execution, understated and quietly en-
joyable.” —Booklist on Stolen
Lauren Scott is bright, talented, and beautiful. At 18, she is the most precious
gift in the world to her mother, and has a dazzling career ahead of her. Oliver
Lomax is a young man full of promise, despite the shadow his own, deeply
troubled mother casts over him. Then one fateful night, Oliver makes a de-
cision that tears their worlds apart. Until then, Lauren and Oliver had never
met, but now they become so closely bound together that their families are
forced to confront truths they hoped they’d never have to face, and secrets
they’d never even imagined.
Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of more than 20 novels, including
Vengeance, Wicked Beauty, Wildfire, and The Hornbeam Tree, which was
short-listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Novel of the
Year Award.
Fiction • 672 pp • 5 x 8
9780099550754 • November • $14.95 Paper • Arrow

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Adam Roberts

“A brilliant burlesque conceit, and Roberts exploits it in bravura fashion.” —Locus magazine on Swiftly
Adam Roberts is a novelist whose books include Gradisil, Salt, Swiftly, and Yellow Blue Tibia.
His work has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. He also
writes parodies, including Doctor Whom: E.T. Shoots and Leaves, The Sellamillion, and The Va Dinci Cod.
Each: Science Fiction • 5 x 8 • Gollancz

By Light Alone
In the future, hunger is a thing of the past—unless you choose to be hungry.
In a world where people have been genetically engineered so that they can photosynthesize
sunlight with their hair, hunger is a thing of the past, and food an indulgence. The poor grow
their hair, while the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating. But other hungers
remain. The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped but the ransom de-
mands are refused. A year later a young woman arrives at the family home claiming to be
their long lost daughter. She has changed so much, she has lived on light, can anyone be sure
that she has come home? Adam Roberts’ new novel is yet another amazing melding of star-
tling ideas and beautiful prose. Set in a New York of the future it nevertheless has echoes of
a Fitzgeraldesque affluence and art-deco style. It charts his further progress as one of the most
important writers of his generation.
480 pp • 9780575083660 • September • $14.95 Paper

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I Am Scrooge
A Zombie Story for Christmas
Marley was dead—again. From the author of Yellow Blue Tibia, it’s the Dickensian Zom-
bie Apocalypse—God bless us, every one!
The legendary Ebenezeer Scrooge sits in his house counting money. The boards that he has
nailed up over the doors and the windows shudder under the blows from the endless zom-
bie hordes that crowd the streets hungering for his flesh and his miserly braaaaiiiiiinns! Just
how did the happiest day of the year slip into a welter of blood, innards, and shambling,
ravenous undead on the snowy streets of old London town? Will the ghosts of Christmas
past, present, and future be able to stop the world from drowning under a top-hatted and
crinolined zombie horde? Was Tiny Tim’s illness something infinitely more sinister than mere
rickets and consumption? Can Scrooge be persuaded to go back to his evil ways, travel back
to Christmas past, and destroy the brain stem of the tiny, irritatingly cheery Patient Zero?
New in Paper: 9780575094901 • 160 pp • November • $12.95
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The Islanders
Christopher Priest
Reality is illusory and magical in the stunning new literary sci-fi novel from the multiple
award-winning author of The Prestige—for fans of Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell

“Christopher Priest has long been the sort of author critics tend to whip out the seri-
ous descriptors for. . . . Judging only on the basis of this mesmeric travel guide to ‘an
endless sprawl of lovely islands,’ I would not for a second hesitate to declare Priest a
giant of the genre.” —Strange Horizons
“One of the most complex, challenging, and satisfying fictions from one of our finest
novelists.” —Telegraph
“A dizzying show of a novel. . . . Imagine Possession rewritten by Barbara Vine, or
Robertson Davies at his most smoothly diabolical. A brilliantly constructed entertain-
ment!” —Washington Post on The Prestige
Winner of the 2012 British Science Fiction Best Novel Award
This is a tale of murder, artistic rivalry, and literary trickery; a Chinese puzzle of a novel
where nothing is quite what it seems with a narrator whose agenda is artful and subtle and
a narrative that pulls you in and plays an elegant game with you. The Dream Archipelago
is a vast network of islands. The names of the islands are different depending on who you talk to, their very locations seem to
twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into vast musical instruments, others are home to lethal creatures, others the
playground for high society. Hot winds blow across the archipelago and a war fought between two distant continents is played
out across its waters. The Islanders serves both as an untrustworthy but enticing guide to the islands; an intriguing, multilay-
ered tale of a murder; and the suspect legacy of its appealing but definitely untrustworthy narrator. It shows Christopher Priest
at the height of his powers and illustrates his undiminished power to dazzle.
Christopher Priest’s novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in mod-
ern science fiction and fantasy. His novel The Prestige is unique in winning both a major literary prize, the James Tait Black
Award, and a major genre prize, the World Fantasy Award. It was also made into a 2006 Academy Award–nominated film di-
rected by Christopher Nolan. His other awards have included the Arthur C. Clarke Award and four Hugo nominations.
Science Fiction • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9780575088641 (Replaces 9780575070042) • September • $14.95 New in Paper • Gollancz

War in Heaven
Gavin Smith
Veteran was a slam-bang dive into a violent sci-fi future—now things get serious

“If you’ve ever read any Richard Morgan you will be in familiar territory, only this
feels darker, grittier, louder, and more grounded than Morgan’s work . . . I have no hesi-
tation in recommending Veteran.” —SF Book Reviews on Veteran
“As for SF supposedly being a dying genre; that’s hard to accept when SF debuts of this
quality are being published. Highly recommended.” —Speculative Horizons on Veteran
The high-powered sequel to Veteran sees an unlikely hero make an even more unlikely re-
turn, in order to take the reader back into a vividly rendered bleak future. But it’s a bleak
future where there are still wonders: man traveling out into the universe, Blade Runner-esque
cities hanging from the ceilings of vast caverns, and aliens that we can barely comprehend.
Gavin Smith writes fast-moving, incredibly violent sci-fi thrillers, but behind the violence and
the thrills lies a carefully thought-out story and characters who have far more to them than
first meets the eye. Never one to avoid controversy, Smith nevertheless invites readers to think
beyond the initial shock of what they have just read. But in the meantime? Another fire fight,
another chase, and another flight of imagination.
Gavin Smith is the author of Veteran.
Science Fiction • 560 pp • 5 x 8
9780575094727 • November • $15.95 Paper • Gollancz
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Jaine Fenn

“Vividly depicted characters and an intriguing plot make this a standout purchase, especially for the
postcyberpunk crowd. Highly recommended.” —School Library Journal starred review of Principles of Angels
“A fabulous setting for a sprawling series of old-fashioned adventure novels. There is a similarity here to the
oeuvre of Neal Asher. . . . Good light entertainment, which continues to build a platform on which Jaine Fenn
can grow her empire and her audience.” —Strange Horizons on Guardians of Paradise
Jaine Fenn is the author of the Hidden Empire series, which includes Consorts of Heaven,
Principles of Angels, and Guardians of Paradise, and has had short stories published
in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and On Spec.

Bringer of Light
Jarek Reen is trying to save a lost world, but the cost may destroy it in the
fourth novel in the Hidden Empire series
Jarek Reen discovered the primitive theocracy of Serenein by accident, and now
he wants it to take its place in human-space. To do this he needs a shiftspace
beacon—without it, there is no way to find the planet again. The beacons were
made by the Sidhe, the race that originally gave humanity access to the stars—
and dominated human-space for millennia, before a coalition of human rebels
and Sidhe males brought the evil Sidhe females down. Most people think the
Sidhe are long dead, but Jarek knows better: a renegade female Sidhe is one
of his companions, and a male Sidhe gave her and her lover the special pow-
ers that made them Angels, very unusual trained assassins. Jarek’s only hope
is to find Aleph, the hidden system where the last Sidhe males are rumored to
live. But even if he can persuade these eccentric, introspective beings to put
aside their interminable internal squabbles, he still has to persuade Serenein
that joining the rest of humankind is a good thing, for the price of progress
is likely to be high. Can he stop it turning into tragedy?
Science Fiction • 480 pp • 5 x 8
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Robert Rankin
Robert Rankin is the author of The Brightonomicon, The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code, Hollow Chocolate Bunnies
of the Apocalypse, The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions, Knees Up Mother Earth,
Necrophenia, Retromancer, The Toyminator, and The Witches of Chiswick.

The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age

The newest opus from the master of far-fetched fiction features magic, mayhem, mechanical
marvels, messianic madness, and the music hall
Colonel Katterfelto has returned to London, having departed America under something of a
cloud—of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Ari-
zona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused con-
siderable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of “Heaven’s last
and best gift to Mankind,” The Mechanical Messiah—he was, after all, being guided in this
Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin. It is
1897, the British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exists between the peoples
of Venus, Jupiter, and Earth. In London the marvels of the modern age to be experienced in-
clude the Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to the Earl Grey Whistle Test—
a musical extravaganza featuring such top turns as Hayward’s Acrobatic Kiwis, the Travelling
Formbys, and the newly-arrived Colonel Katterfelto’s Clockwork Minstrels. But all is far from
well in old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the nighttime streets, com-
mitting hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack the Ripper, or has something al-
together unearthly and hellishly evil materialized? Famed consulting detective Cameron Bell
is already on the case, but it may take nothing less than the new Messiah himself to save Lon-
don, the Empire, and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse!
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David Wingrove

“Imagine a collaboration between James Clavell and Frank Herbert and the result might be
something very much like Chung Kuo . . . smart, involving, entertaining.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the masterpieces of the decade.” —Washington Post on Chung Kuo
The Chung Kuo has been in development for more than two decades. Eight books
were published between 1988 and 1998 in 14 different territories to resounding international
acclaim. The series has now been recast, remastered, rewritten in 20 volumes, including two
new “prequel” volumes and an entirely new ending; there are more than 500,000 additional
words of new story. Corvus will publish all remaining 18 volumes available by June 2015.
David Wingrove says “this is no director’s cut, but a total revision, giving the series the power and breadth
of vision it was always meant to have. In Son of Heaven and Daylight on Iron Mountain, [Books 1 & 2], I depict
a world in the throes of violent change, a world in which all that is now familiar is about to pass. As the two
great empires of our age clash there can only be one winner, that victory effectively ending the centuries-long
rule of the West. When I began writing In 1988, the idea of a world dominated by China seemed outlandish,
but two decades later, Chung Kuo’s vision of the future seems all too plausible.”
David Wingrove is the Hugo Award–winning coauthor of The Trillion Year Spree:
The History of Science Fiction, and the coauthor of the first three in the Myst series.
Each: Science Fiction • 5 x 8 • $12.95 Paper • Corvus

Son of Heaven
The brand-new prequel to Chung Kuo, a masterwork of future history standing alongside Her-
bert’s Dune and Asimov’s Foundation
The year is 2085, two decades after the great economic collapse that destroyed Western civi-
lization. With its power broken and its cities ruined, life in the West continues in scattered com-
munities. In rural Dorset, Jake Reed lives with his 14-year-old son and memories of the great
collapse. Back in ’43, Jake was a rich, young futures broker, immersed in the datascape of the
world’s financial markets. He saw what was coming—and who was behind it. Forewarned, he
was one of the few to escape the fall. For 22 years he has lived in fear of the future, and finally
it is coming—quite literally—across the plain toward him. Chinese airships are in the skies and
a strange, glacial structure has begun to dominate the horizon. Jake finds himself forcibly in-
corporated into the ever-expanding “World of Levels,” a global city of some 34 billion souls,
where social status is reflected by how far above the ground you live. Here, under the rule of
the mighty Tsao Ch’un, a resurgent China is seeking to abolish the past and bring about world
peace through rigidly enforced order—but a civil war looms, and Jake will find himself at the
heart of the struggle for the future.
442 pp • 9781848875265 • September

Daylight on Iron Mountain

China is on the verge of world domination, but now rebellion threatens its dominion. Can
the kingdom weather the storm? The second installment of David Wingrove’s epic master-
piece Chung Kuo.
Change is in the air: The generals of the Middle Kingdom await the decision of the emperor as
the campaign to secure the border from China to Iraq has reached a strange impasse. Two blood
enemies, Arabs and Jews, have united against their common cause. But with the lives of thou-
sands at his whim, the exalted Tsao Ch’un, the Son of Heaven, cannot decide. Destroy the Mid-
dle East in one blinding flash, or take another path? In the court of Tsao Ch’un, men of power
have become smiling lackeys, whose graces conceal their fear, or their ambition. A man that can
be trusted absolutely is a rare thing. And so, with his family held hostage by the empire, Gen-
eral Jiang Lei finds himself appointed to a special task: the orchestration of the last great war
against the West—the total dominion of America. But life in the world of levels continues. No
hint of war, want, or discontent can infiltrate the oppressive, ordered society that replaces the
world Jake Reed once knew. Since the first airships rolled over the horizon, nothing has been
the same. His new life means new thinking, new customs, a new way of behaving, and with his
every move scrutinized, Jake can only serve the bureaucracy of new China—but he is not the
only citizen who feels discontent with the anodyne new order.
416 pp • 9781848878334 • December

The Secret Book of Sacred Things
Torsten Krol
A fantastic journey into a postapocalyptic world, seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old
girl, told by a master storyteller. For fans of China Mieville and the sci-fi of Margaret
Atwood and Doris Lessing.

“There’s plenty to love . . . Krol’s best twist in a plot packed with them: our identifica-
tion with his clumsy charmer becomes at once the scariest and most appealing thing
about the book.” —New York Times Book Review on Callisto
“Think The Good Soldier Schweik with a touch of Confederacy of Dunces and maybe
even a little Catcher in the Rye.” —Booklist starred review of Callisto
“What an audacious book. I loved it. A 20th-century adventure that could only be
told in the 21st. Wild, daring, honest, gruesome.” —Daniel Wallace, author, Big Fish
The coming of the Great Stone destroyed almost everything that used to be. But high in one
remote valley, the Church of Selene has found its way back from ruin. Sister Luka and her
female converts offer sacrifices to the scarred (and very close) moon that hangs over their
convent. It has been this way since the Stone hit. Among the Little Sisters of Selene is 12-
year-old Aurora, respected Scribe of the church. She endlessly writes down the name of the
moon to keep her in the sky where she belongs. But Aurora has a secret book she keeps hid-
den in her Scribe’s chamber and into this diary she pours out her hopes and desires. Up-
setting this fragile equilibrium is Willa, a young tomboy whose flamboyant arrival threatens
the hard-won status quo of the sisters’ community. As Aurora and Willa inch toward friend-
ship, insurrection grows. But when an unexpected marvel occurs in the sky, it is clear that
Aurora’s work as the Scribe has failed. The moon is threatening to remake the world all
over again. This is The Secret Book of Sacred Things, this is Aurora’s story.
Torsten Krol is the author of Callisto and The Dolphin People.
Science Fiction • 298 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781843545798 • October • $22.95 Cloth • Corvus

The Earth Turned Upside Down

Jules Verne
In its first English translation in more than 100 years, a story of a world in which energy
shortages lead a group of Americans to devise a radical solution, for their own gain, which
puts the whole earth at risk
In one of his best-known books, From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne described how a
group of men in the Gun Club of Baltimore used a giant cannon to send a spacecraft to the
moon. Now, in this sequel, the gun is brought into use again to achieve an equally ambitious
aim—to tilt the earth’s axis so that the North Pole is displaced to the tropics. The plotters be-
lieve there are limitless resources of coal at the North Pole and their cunning plan will allow
them to exploit these resources to become rich. In spite of its disregard for anything approaching
scientific plausibility, this enjoyable book has a modern resonance in a world where conserving
energy is increasingly important, and where the dangers of climate change—one huge conse-
quence if the Gun Club’s plot succeeds—are daily in the forefront of the news.
Jules Verne (1828–1905) helped pioneer the science fiction genre. His most famous works in-
clude Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Science Fiction • 200 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913672 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Hesperus Press

Alex Bell

“Bell’s impressive debut is a mature literary theological mystery with a satisfyingly twisty thriller conclusion. . . . A
compelling genre mashup with glimmers of Gaiman, Blish, and Ludlum.” —Publishers Weekly on The Ninth Circle
Alex Bell is the author of Jasmyn and The Ninth Circle.
Each: Fantasy • 5 x 8 • $11.95 Paper • Headline Book Publishing

Lex Trent Versus the Gods

A brand-new quirky and original comic fantasy series to appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett
Law student Lex Trent’s world is inhabited by fearsome magicians, aging crones, and a menagerie
of gods and goddesses. And while Lex is seemingly dedicated to his legal studies he’s always
enjoyed a challenge—which is why he leads a double life as the notorious cat burglar “The
Shadowman,” who has been, luckily, evading capture for years. But Lex’s luck is about to run
out, because the Goddess of Fortune has selected him to be her player in the highly danger-
ous Games. Losing is not an option for Lex—particularly as it so often involves dying—but
can he really win each of the perilous rounds? Given that the reward for doing so is money,
fame, and glory, all things that Lex is quite eager for, he’s going to do whatever it takes to
make sure he will—and he certainly has plenty of experience at cheating.
352 pp • 9780755355181 • September

Lex Trent: Fighting With Fire

With Lex’s mix of skill, quick-wittedness, and no small amount of outright cheating, he
can’t lose! Can he?
Lex Trent is reigning champion of the Games contested between fickle gods using human
playing pieces. He has it all: fame, glory, wealth, and an enormous ego. But the Games are
about to begin again and the Goddess of Luck wants Lex to defend their title. It’s a chal-
lenge he can’t resist, despite the risk of death, because the final round will take place in the
Wild West, giving Lex the chance to claim the legendary Sword of Life, and who wouldn’t
want that? Luck may usually be a lady to Lex, but in the Wild West they play by their own
rules—and Lex has never been that good with rules.
384 pp • 9780755355198 • December

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J. R. R. Tolkien
The Making of a Legend
Colin Duriez
Perfect for Tolkien enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes, this delightful and accessible
biography brings the enigma behind the Lord of the Rings franchise to life

“A welcome addition to any Tolkien reader’s bookshelf. It is impossible to read Colin

Duriez’s volume without wanting to reread Tolkien’s books—an undoubted compliment
to both authors.” —Brian Sibley, author, The Lord of the Rings’ Official Movie Guide
Long before the successful Lord of the Rings films, J. R. R. Tolkien’s creations, imagina-
tion, and characters had already captured the hearts and minds of millions of readers. But
who was the man who dreamt up the intricate languages and perfectly crafted world of Mid-
dle-earth? Tolkien had a difficult life for many years—orphaned and poor, his guardian for-
bade him from communicating with the woman he had fallen in love with, and he also suffered
through the horrors of World War I. An intensely private and brilliant scholar, he spent more
than 50 years working on the languages, history, peoples, and geography of
Middle-earth, with a consistent mythology and body of legends inspired by a formidable
knowledge of early northern European history and culture. J. R. R. Tolkien became a leg-
end by creating an imaginary world that has enthralled and delighted generations.
Colin Duriez is a widely respected authority on Tolkien and is a regular speaker at Tolkien conferences. He is the author of The
C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia, A Field Guide to Narnia, The Inklings Handbook, Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship,
and Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings, among others.
Biography • 192 pp • 5 x 7.75 • 12 B/W Photos
9780745955148 • January • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Hobbit Companion

David Day
Illustrations by Lidia Postma
Tolkien’s masterpiece is explained by an expert in this exploration of the power of
language, complete with original and atmospheric illustrations

“Day’s enthusiasm is infectious, and he concisely retells the myths he examines

with some verve.” —SFX Magazine on Tolkien’s Ring
The first part of Peter Jackson’s epic two-part adaptation of The Hobbit
is scheduled to be released December 14, 2012
Dissecting the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J. R. R. Tolkien delightedly spun
in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals
the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath
the saga’s thrilling surface. Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the Tolkien
enthusiast, this companion can only enhance one’s enjoyment of his dark, mysterious world.
David Day is the author of more than 20 books, including Guide to Tolkien’s World,
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia, A Tolkien Bestiary, and Tolkien’s Ring. Lidia
Postma is a highly regarded illustrator of both children’s and adult fantasy books.
Literary Criticism/Fantasy • 96 pp • 9 x 12.5 • 100 Color Illustrations
9781862059153 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Pavilion

Terry Pratchett
The Spirit of Fantasy
Craig Cabell
The extraordinary life story of one of the most beloved writers in the world, including
his courageous battle with Alzheimers
With worldwide sales of more than 65 million copies in 37 languages, Terry Pratchett’s novels
are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. Featuring an in-depth look at the
man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a collector’s guide, this is essential
reading for any fan. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was released in 1983
and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted
both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equaling the determi-
nation of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. This book examines his extraor-
dinary life, showcased against the backdrop of more than 40 years of irreverent artistic
achievements. For devoted fans it features appendices of more than 60 pages listing Pratch-
ett’s works on screen and at the theatre, a complete UK bibliography and collector’s guide.
Craig Cabell is the author of The Doctor Who’s Who, Ian Fleming’s Secret War, Ian Rankin
and Inspector Rebus, and Snipers: Profiles of the World’s Deadliest Killers.
Biography/Literary Criticism • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781857826784 (Replaces 9781843585077) • October
$14.95 (Can $16.95) New in Paper • John Blake

Sensitive Creatures
Mandy Ord
Wonderfully offbeat, the stories of Mandy Ord’s “one-eyed girl” reveal with poetic
power the intimate, mundane, and extraordinary moments in everyday urban life

“The small crises of daily life, the ink-cluttered streets, the pockets of joy and ug-
liness, and one big eyeball taking it all in. Just like the city she describes, Ord’s
lines converge with a strange and nervous beauty that crisscrosses into itself. Hon-
est, perceptive, and captivating.” —Shaun Tan, author, The Arrival
“Ord’s endearing tone is more Annie Hall than Wonder Woman and she is a par-
ticularly good raconteur. Her perfectly paced autobiographical tales are as honest,
poetic and as funny as anything by Cate Kennedy or David Sedaris.”
—Sydney Morning Herald
From spammers who take over your e-mail identity, dealing with a dead rat, to putting
out flames in a train station garbage bin, and how to warm your feet in winter, the ex-
periences and reflections of Mandy Ord’s one-eyed girl will put readers in touch with
what really matters.
Mandy Ord is a graphic novelist and comic artist whose strongly autobiographical, heart-
felt work has been featured in such anthologies as The Tango Collection and Top
Shelf: Under the Big Top. Her first graphic novel was Rooftops.
Graphic Novels • 296 pp • 8 x 11 • Four-color Interior
9781742372167 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Vicar Woman
Emma Rendel
A lonely vicar investigates the dark secrets of one remote island community in a strange
and haunting graphic novel

“Something incredibly dark lurks behind Emma Rendel’s jaunty characters and nim-
ble artwork; something shrewdly and deftly captured. It’s a brilliant read—sinister
and amusing in equal measures.” —Hannah Berry, author, Britten and Brulightly
“Two delightfully illustrated twisted tales that will appeal to goths and Moomin fans
alike.” —Esquire UK on Pentti and Deathgirl
A female vicar arrives on a small island to take up a new post. It is a strange opportunity:
the parish is brand new, and set up by the community itself, who have built themselves a
church modeled on St. Peter’s Basilica. The vicar is surprised and delighted by the enthu-
siastic welcome she receives. The church is full day after day, and the parishioners com-
pete for her attention. Not many are interested in discussing spiritual matters however,
and as she gets to know them, the vicar becomes aware of a split in the community: a ter-
rible secret that is not spoken of, but which plagues the island, pitting neighbor against
neighbor. She hears whispers of a missing young girl whose parents died in a mysterious
blaze, of secret abortions, and of a fearsome ghost. What the villagers most want is ab-
solution, but can the Vicar Woman provide it for them? This strange and discomforting
story is rendered in extraordinarily intricate and atmospheric artwork.
Emma Rendel is an illustrator and graphic designer and the author of Pentti and Deathgirl.
Graphic Novels • 176 pp • 7 x 10.5
9780224091398 • September • $24.95 Paper • Jonathan Cape

Vignettes of Ystov
William Goldsmith
A poetic and poignant graphic novel, where the washed-out and lonely urban landscape of
the fictional city of Ystov provides the setting for a series of remarkable stories

“It is difficult to keep the word ‘genius’ at bay while reading Vignettes of Ystov. . . .
Goldsmith is one of the finest new talents who are remaking the form; we’d do well to
watch him.” —Times
Welcome to Ystov, a bleak but whimsical city. Readers are invited to zoom in and out, through
panoramas of industry and market squares, to witness the varied lives of its curious inhabi-
tants—lives of absurdities, restraints, and small triumphs. Meet the poet Eugene Tusk, stum-
bling upon the old haunts of the Strombold Collective, his defunct poetry society. Or the property
agent Yosef Kavar—clearing the apartment of a recently deceased janitor, and discovering a
homemade museum dedicated to a lifetime’s collection of dustpan detritus. What about this
pair of scientists—fed up with astrophysics and out to disprove coincidences as a phenome-
non? And here are two men meeting to discuss the fate of an old schoolfriend, piecing together
their memories of him, searching for clues that might have led to his sudden arrest for “nose-
crimes.” Beautifully drawn, and written with a Chekhovian clarity and concision, this series
of miniature masterpieces marks the arrival of one of the most inventive new talents in comics.
William Goldsmith is a writer and illustrator.
Graphic Novels • 64 pp • 8 x 11.5
9780224090360 • September • $24.95 Paper • Jonathan Cape


The Abbot, the Witchdoctor and the

Disastrous Double
David Bird
The pompous and self-important Abbot travels to the Upper Bhumpopo mis-
sion in Africa
Here the Abbot plays against the Witchdoctor, the Parrot, Mrs Okuku and Miss Na-
booba, Mhozi, and Mjubu—characters that are familiar from earlier books in the
series. Regular followers of David Bird’s work will know what to expect—a first-
rate mixture of excellent bridge, entertaining characters, and sparkling dialogue.
David Bird is the bridge critic for the Evening Standard, the Glasgow Times, and
the Mail on Sunday; a regular contributor to magazines including American Con-
tract Bridge Bulletin, Bridge Magazine, Bridge Plus, and English Bridge; and a pro-
lific author with 97 bridge titles to his name, including 52 Great Bridge Tips on
Declarer Play and Teach Yourself Better Bridge.
Fiction/Games • 128 pp • 5 x 8
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When to Bid, When to Pass

Ron Klinger
Many players know how to bid, but are less adept at deciding when not to
bid; this book shows how to finish in the right contract
Many players bid too often and too much, bu it can be profitable to know when
to keep your mouth shut. From the opening bid to much later rounds of bidding,
from uncontested sequences to highly competitive auctions, this book will pro-
vide the groundwork so that you will know when silence can be golden. Each chap-
ter covers the principles that indicate when bidding is the right course, and then
which call to choose, and when passing is the winning action.
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher who has represented Aus-
tralia in many world championships from 1976 to 2007. He has written more
than 50 books, including 100 Winning Bridge Tips, 100 Winning Duplicate Tips,
and Improve Your Bridge Memory.
Games • 144 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
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World Class Puzzles
Riddles, Paradoxes and Tests from Around the World
Erwin Brecher, PhD
More than 150 ways to train your brain, improve your lateral thinking, and generally
get your grey matter fit
There is a whole world’s worth of puzzles inside this collection, and puzzlers will travel the
globe to solve challenges including a Monte Carlo racing rally riddle, the British Prison Par-
adox, and the Swiss Smugglers’ puzzle! This superb collection of many puzzle types includes
general puzzles, fallacies and paradoxes, and visual-spatial tests, and it provides the solutions.
Erwin Brecher, PhD, has written more than 20 books including Challenging Science Puz-
zles, How Do You Get an Egg into a Bottle? , and How Do You Walk on Fire? He is a mem-
ber of Mensa.
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Wrinklies’™ Travel Puzzles

Matthew Donegan
Crossword, sudokus, riddles, word searches, mazes—more than 160 ways to keep the ad-
vanced mind sharp
The perfect antidote to traveler’s torpor, this collection offers a host of diverse brainteasers,
logic problems, and mental conundrums, guaranteeing that seniors reach their destination
in a better frame of mind. Chances are, a wrinkly has already traveled extensively and seen
what the world has to offer. Those long bus, train, and plane journeys that cause younger
travelers to stare enthusiastically through windows have long since lost their appeal. You
basically have two options: catch up on some sleep or find a way to stimulate your mind—
with this collection, the latter is the way to go.
Matthew Donegan is a puzzle compiler and checker.
Games/Travel • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781853758515 • November • $16.95 Cloth • Prion

The Brain Workout
Use It or Lose It
Dr. Gareth Moore
An enjoyable collection of more than 90 puzzles to keep the brain super fit
Perfect for anyone who finds their concentration wandering during meetings, or who strug-
gles to remember phone numbers or PIN numbers, this book offers a fun way to mentally
limber up. Centered around a program of problem-solving exercises and logic tests that will
work the brain, it also serves as an enjoyable pastime for any puzzle fans. Research shows
that regularly exercising the brain by tackling simple, short challenges helps sharpen the
mind, improve memory, and offset the brain’s aging process. Just like any other good train-
ing regime, this book provides more challenging exercises the further you progress, as well
as a wealth of advice to keep your brain fit and healthy.
Dr. Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both
children and adults, including The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts, The Rough Guide
Book of Brain Training, and Train the Brain, among many others. His brain training ma-
terial has also appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.
Games • 192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 111 Diagrams
9781843175636 • October • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

The Little Book of Number Chains

Gareth Moore
More than 400 number chain workouts guaranteed to give your gray matter cal-
culator a thorough challenge
Good number skills are important for many reasons, from estimating costs while shop-
ping to understanding interest rates and planning a savings. Unfortunately, most peo-
ple today rarely perform calculations in their heads, leaving them in the slow lane when
it comes to mental arithmetic. Thankfully, this book is here to help. Chock full of hun-
dreds of number chains, each one consists of six calculations to perform in sequence
on an initial given number. Novice mathematicians perform each numeric operation
in order, from top to bottom as shown by the arrows, and write the result in the handy
results box at the bottom. There’s a mix of figures and words in the tasks and puzzles
get harder as one moves through the book, forcing brains to work harder as they con-
vert the words into numbers. All answers are contained at the back of the book so that
progress can be tested along the way.
Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for
both children and adults, including 10 Minute Brain Teasers, The 10-Minute Brain Work-
out, Keep Your Brain Fit, and Train the Brain, among many others. His brain training
material has also appeared in a wide range of newspapers and magazines.
Mathematics/Games • 224 pp • 4.5 x 6.5
9781843178729 • October • $5.95 (Can $6.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara

Agent Provocateur
Joseph Corré (son of Vivien Westwood and Malcolm McLaren) and wife Serena Rees opened the first
Agent Provocateur shop 10 years ago arousing a media frenzy. After this phenomenal success,
Agent Provocateur has gone on to launch a thriving mail-order catalog and an award-winning website, and
to produce complementary accessories including shoes, jewelry, and a very successful fragrance and beauty line.
Agent Provocateur shops are found in: Boston, Chicago, Costa Mesa,
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Vancouver
Each: November • Pavilion

Agent Provocateur: Charades

A Guessing Game
A sumptuous boxed kit in the shape of a book conceals Agent Procateur’s sassy
and erotic game of charades—the perfect gift for the one you desire
Open the magnet closure on this elegant pink box set and you will find everything
you need for a suggestively risqué version of this vintage parlor game: 104 cha-
rade cards, a mini rule book, and a beautiful, curvaceous egg timer with black sand.
Each card displays the evocative name of a book, film, play, or song that must be
acted out and guessed by the other player or players. Miming the charades will re-
quire a flirtatious tongue-in-cheek approach and the egg timer adds jeopardy to
the game, urging the actor to make their charade guessed within five minutes—
the price for forfeit is up to the players. The rule book also
includes snippets of the history of this Victorian parlor game.
Whether you are miming or trying to guess such clues as Of
Human Bondage, Breathless, or Some Like It Hot, this game
is the perfect gift for anyone you’d like to get close to.
Games/Sexuality • Boxed Set • 9 x 6
9781862059221 • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Games

Agent Provocateur: Etiquette

A laugh-out-loud guide to the rules of erotic etiquette, as rewritten by Agent Provocateur
Once again, Agent Provocateur invites readers into its glamorous and sensuous erotic world,
offering tutelage in the art of seduction with this scandalous and beautifully bound collec-
tion of rules. An Agent Provocateur girl knows what she wants, and this is the book to en-
sure she knows how to get it. From the art of flirting to dinner table manners, to international
relations, these are rules for the most intimate of situations. Learn how to make yourself ir-
resistible, how to be in control, and how to orchestrate an encounter. A gently padded bind-
ing and curved page edges, echoing the curves of a woman’s body, make the book as sensuous
an object as its contents imply.
Sexuality • 160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 12 Color Illustrations
9781862059450 • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth

A Battle Royal in the Sky
The Life and Death of Wrestling’s 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks
John Chattman and Rich Tarantino
Foreword by Al Snow
Told from a true fan’s perspective—a fond look at 50 legends lost, and 50 good, bad,
and very ugly gimmicks that the world of wrestling has said goodbye to
Every child of the 1980s who watched wrestling remembers the good old days of larger-
than-life superstars in unintentionally cheesy promos, while every wrestling fan of the 1990s
thinks back to a golden era of grappling where two companies battled and no matter the
outcome, the audience always won. Nowadays, wrestling just isn’t the same. Many fans’
heroes growing up—whether it’s Randy “Macho Man” Savage or Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hen-
nig—have passed away well before they should have, and many favorite gimmicks and story
angles have been permanently retired. With humorous poignancy, A Battle Royal in the Sky
celebrates both 50 legends we lost and 50 gimmicks that are no more. Told from a true fan’s
perspective with superstar career highlights and lowlights, this book also features quotes
from some icons in the wrestling business including “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka and Nikolai
Volkoff, matched with funny and factual wrestling sidebars ranging from worst celebrity
WrestleMania appearances to top-rated wrestling managers.
Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino are the coauthors of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yan-
kees and Sweet Stache: 50 Bad Ass Mustaches and the Faces That Sport Them. Al Snow is
a professional wrestler. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Sports/Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 110 Color Photos
9781908051486 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

One Way Road

The Autobiography of Three Time Tour de France
Green Jersey Winner Robbie McEwen
Robbie McEwen and Edward Pickering
The autobiography of an Australian cyclist—a tour de force in the Tour de France and
other races
Professional road cyclist Robbie McEwen will do whatever it takes to win on a bike. He is
proud of his reputation as a “competitive little bugger” and “a bit of a hard bastard in the
peloton,” yet he is at pains to point out that what he’s channelling is not rage or aggression
but a fierce determination and razor-sharp focus. Here, in his own words, Robbie reveals what
has made him one of the most successful road cyclists of the last 20 years, winning more than
200 professional races and three Tour de France green jerseys. From his teen years in Bris-
bane winning just about every possible title for his age group at BMX, to his road cycling ap-
prenticeship at the Australian Institute of Sport before signing his first professional contract
with Rabobank, right up to the present day, living in Belgium and riding for RadioShack, this
is the complete picture of the inimitable sprinter. Robbie is every bit the feisty, single-minded
battler that his fans know and love, but he is also a father and husband who likes hanging
out with his friends and having fun. As he puts it, “Most of the time, I’m Dr. Jekyll. Mr. Hyde
only makes rare appearances, but unfortunately people judge him, not me.” Here, with his characteristic candor and energy,
Robbie sets the record straight.
Robbie McEwen is an Australian professional road bicycle racer. As a triple winner of the Tour de France’s green jersey sprint-
ers’ classification, at his peak he was considered one of the fastest sprinters in the world. Edward Pickering is a cycling writer,
and deputy editor of Cycle Sport magazine. He has reported extensively on the international road cycling scene, including eight
Tours de France. He is the author of The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Cycling.
Sports Cycling/Biography • 340 pp • 5 x 8 • 43 Color Photos
9781742756592 • December • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Random House Australia

Rory McIlroy
The Biography
Frank Worrall
The fascinating story of one of golf’s most amazing young talents, winner of the 2011
U.S. Open
Hard-hitting Rory McIlroy was destined to become a professional golfer from the moment
he recorded a 40-yard drive at the age of two. His first hole in one came when he was nine,
and he played in his first pro European tour event as a 16-year-old in 2005. This biogra-
phy tells all about his amateur career, culminating in the silver medal as leading amateur
in the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie. It presents a portrait of an athlete who, de-
spite high expectations, keeps a cool head on his young shoulders and lets his golf do the
talking. It goes on to describe how in 2008, Rory entered the top 100 in the Official World
Golf Rankings, with his first victory coming in the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic where he en-
dured a nail-biting final hole. His final breakthrough is discussed, when in June 2011, he
won his first major, the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland. Rory won
by eight shots and finished with the amazing total of 16 under par.
Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sun and the Sunday Times. He is
the author of several books, including The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World,
and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking.
Golf/Biography • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 Color Photos
9781857826760 (Replaces 9781843587521) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Golf’s Golden Rule

What Every Pro Does Instinctively . . . and You Don’t
Steve Gould and D. J. Wilkinson
The ultimate golf manual from world-renowned coaches—discover the impact zone
and transform your swing

“Absolutely gorgeous to hold and to read . . . as a gift, it will definitely be appre-

ciated.” —Sacramento Book Review on The Golf Delusion
The different elements of a good golf swing—the impact zone, backswing, and finish—
are analyzed in this practical, in-depth guide. The impact zone, an area measuring a
couple of feet before the ball and a couple after it, is what good golf is all about. As
such, it should be studied, practiced, and trained more than anything else, yet it isn’t.
Hundreds of instruction manuals and DVDs fail to deal with it in any real sense, but
impact should not be left as a blur. Impact is the precise moment that decides where the
ball will go, at what trajectory, and at what speed. Here, two experienced coaches re-
veal the secrets that every golf pro knows instinctively, but that modern teaching has
nearly forgotten about. The most up-to-date golf manual focusing on impact in detail
as the key part to perfecting a good swing, this book will revolutionize your game.
Steve Gould and D. J. Wilkinson are the coauthors of The Golf Delusion. They have
been teaching pupils at the world-renowned Knightsbridge Golf School in London for more than 25 years, and have improved
the swings of thousands of amateurs as well as leading golf pros and celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Sean Connery, and Telly
Savalas. They were both taught by the school’s founder, legendary golf instructor Leslie King. Many of their pupils have won
amateur and professional titles.
Sports • 224 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 225 Color Photos
9781907642548 • March • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth
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Fishing’s Strangest Days
Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Two Hundred Years of Angling History
Tom Quinn
Now in a new gift edition, this collection is swimming with amusing, colorful, true tales
that sound almost too fishy to be believable
From dead-sheep bait to whopper-sized catches (“It was this big!”), intoxicated trout, and
flying pike, this collection presents the choicest gems of bizarre fishing facts. Consider the
Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvelous life-giving properties of brandy to
fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who
caught a large mussel—containing no less than 40 pearls—and managed to earn more in
one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Then there’s the
case of the two Americans who had an argument about whether it would be possible to cast
a fly from the roof of the Savoy Hotel into the Thames. The dispute was finally settled when
one of them secured himself to a chimney, and, with the help of a policeman who stopped
traffic on the Embankment, finally achieved the feat. Like a tin of sardines, this book is
packed with fishy, bite-size tales, and is guaranteed to have you hooked.
Tom Quinn has written five titles in the Strangest series.
Sports/Humor • 166 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554636 (Replaces 9781861055354) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth

Motor Racing’s Strangest Races

Extraordinary but True Stories from Over a Century of Motor Racing
Geoff Tibballs
A new hardback edition with more than 80 bizarre and extraordinary-but-true stories
for car enthusiasts, motorheads, and racing-aholics
In 1894, when the motley assortment of steam and petrol-powered vehicles lined up at the
start of the trial from Paris to Rouen, motor racing’s colorful history was launched. Many
of the pioneering events were death-defying, transcontinental marathons, in which the com-
petitors were obliged to negotiate basic dirt tracks, muddy bogs, fast-flowing rivers, over-
zealous policemen, and a seemingly endless supply of stray dogs. They include the Frenchman
who drove 25 miles in reverse; the Grand Prix where the leading drivers were so far ahead
that they stopped for a meal in the pits; the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up
with chewing gum; and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne on the way to win-
ning the Indianapolis 500.
Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Mammoth Book of Dirty,
Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; The Mammoth Book of Humor; Ripley’s Be-
lieve It or Not! The Remarkable Revealed; and The Seniors’ Survival Guide.
Sports/History • 168 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554650 (Replaces 9781861054111) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth

Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will make you into a better sportsperson, whether you
are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques, or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport.

Marathon and Half-Marathon Running

Skills, Techniques, Training
Steve Trew
How to enter the races, what event is right for you, training schedules, mental atti-
tude, and dealing with injury
Starting with the history of the marathon and the myths that have grown around it,
this practical guide also covers choosing an event, correct shoes and clothing, and how
to train progressively, building up mileage for a first event. It also features discussion
of tapering and race preparation, and the correct nutrition and hydration for a race.
Additionally, there are tips on achieving a positive mental attitude, dealing with injury,
and progressing onwards from a first marathon or half-marathon.
Steve Trew has been involved in running, cycling, swimming, and triathlons for almost
50 years as an athlete, coach, team manager, journalist, and commentator. He has trained
athletes who went on to compete in the Olympic and Commonwealth, World and Eu-
ropean Championships. He has also been team manager and coach at the Olympic and
Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships too. His other books in-
clude Be Your Best at Triathlon and Teach Yourself Triathlon.
Sports • 128 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 Color Photos
9781847973382 • February • $18.95 Paper • Crowood Press

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Running Crazy
Helen Williams
The personal stories of members of the 100 Marathon Club—ordinary people linked by
the common desire to run, and run, and run
The 100 Marathon Club, also known as the Hell’s Angels of Running, or Running Sluts (run-
ning one race while thinking of another), is growing in number every year. This is a club
with no prejudices and only one prerequisite for membership—the completion of 100
marathons. It is full of colorful, contrasting characters with idiosyncratic personalities and
diverse lifestyles. But who would want to run 100 marathons or more, and why? How do
they find the time, the the money, and the energy? Are they crazy, or just passionate? Here
are their stories—funny, sad, and inspiring. This book will appeal to the millions of runners
in the world, from the marathon-crazy featured in this book to just casual joggers.
Helen Williams is a running coach who has been involved in running for more than 40 years.
Sports • 318 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 12 Color Photos
9781843587569 • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • John Blake

Henry Cooper 1934–2011
The Authorised Biography
Robert Edwards
The story of Britain’s greatest boxing hero and his famous left hook
Henry Cooper is best remembered for the night when he nearly changed the course of box-
ing history. On July 19, 1963, he fought the up-and-coming Cassius Clay, later to become
Muhammad Ali, and his famous left hook, “Henry’s Hammer,” dumped Clay on the can-
vas, raising “the biggest cheer in boxing history.” Henry went on to record many notable
victories. Arguably Britain’s greatest ever heavyweight fighter, he won 40 of his 55 profes-
sional fights, beating most of the true boxing greats. His story also includes the legendary
names of boxing: Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray
Robinson, and, of course, Ali. Boxing was not the end of Henry’s time in the public eye. He
was the ideal elder statesman of the sport, and a successful media career followed his re-
tirement in 1971. Disaster hit, however, when his innocent involvement in the scandal of
the Lloyd’s Names meant that he lost heavily, and had to sell off his unique collection of
three Lonsdale belts to pay his bills. This is the biography of a fascinating man, but even
more, an insight into an age now lost to us.
Robert Edwards is the author of Stirling Moss.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843589464 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Soccer Drills
A Guide for All Levels of Ability
David Smith
A wide variety of 190 training drills for all levels of youth and adult soccer teams
Each soccer drill presented here is broken down into step-by-step diagrams, with possi-
ble variations on each drill given, making the book a valuable resource for coaches. The
book is structured by drills according to age and skill level, providing progressive train-
ing for teams. Each drill has been rehearsed and refined over a period of many years. They
are proven to work in developing skills and teamwork with players of all levels of abil-
ity. It also presents an extensive collection of original games and activities to enliven train-
ing sessions.
David Smith is a grade school soccer teacher and coach. He spent many summers coach-
ing soccer in the United States, working for a period of 15 years with a range of recre-
ational soccer programs, and has coached many club soccer teams of all ages.
Sports • 208 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 190 Diagrams
9781847973566 • February • $23.95 Paper • Crowood Press

Moving the Goalposts
A Sideways Look at What Really Matters in Football
Rob Jovanovic
The perfect resource for the statistics junkies, tactics lovers, and analysis gurus who fol-
low the beautiful game of soccer
This book debunks a few long-standing myths from the world of soccer. It examines the as-
pects of the game that are often overlooked, ignored, and taken for granted, and explains
how and why soccer is a sport which is regularly misinterpreted. After taking a look at leg-
ends from the past and trends for the future that are outlined here, readers will never watch
the game in the same way again.
Rob Jovanovic is the author of numerous nonfiction books on sports and music, including
Big Star and Perfect Sound Forever: The Story of Pavement.
Sports • 256 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781908051370 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Picking Up the Threads

The Colours of World Football
John Chandler
A lighthearted look at some of the weird and wonderful reasons behind the choice
of some of the world’s famous and not-so-famous soccer uniforms
An illustrated look at more than 150 teams, from Brazil and the New York Cosmos to
Manchester United and Dagenham & Redbridge, and the tales behind their choice of
colors, this book includes entries for every English and Scottish Premier and soccer club,
as well as leading international and nonleague teams. It features hundreds of pictures
to illustrate the history of why various teams wear the soccer uniforms they do, as well
as a detailed history of the England team uniform and three-lions crest.
John Chandler is a freelance illustrator whose commissions include The Mighty Book
of Boosh. He is a regular contributor to the Independent on Sunday.
Sports • 128 pp • 4.5 x 6.5 • 244 Color Illustrations
9781908051363 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

The Secret Diary of Mario Balotelli
Bruno Vincent
A hilarious (and mock) insight into the weird and wonderful world of the Premier League’s
most endearingly eccentric player
“He’s a total rock ’n’ roller. There’s a bit of Mario in all of us—well, maybe not Gary Neville—
but the rest of us most definitely.” —Noel Gallagher
Mario Balotelli is one of the most talked-about soccer players in the Premier League: from
his on-pitch talent to his off-pitch mishaps, he is one of those rare players whose fame has
spread beyond Match of the Day and reached the watercooler. Everyone wants to know just
what Super Mario will get up to next. Here, for the first time, fans are invited to take a
glimpse into the “private ponderings” of the man who is famously unable to put on a bib
without help, who set off fireworks in his own bathroom, who went to the store for clean-
ing products and came home with a trampoline and a Vespa, and who is rumored to be al-
lergic to grass. Just what, exactly, is going on underneath that fabulous chicken hat? A must
for all soccer fans, this book will have even Man U fans laughing out loud.
Bruno Vincent is the author of Do Ants Have Assholes? and Do Bats Have Bollocks?
Sports/Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780751549560 • September • $11.95 Paper • Sphere

Theo: Growing Up Fast

Theo Walcott
The amazing story of meteoric rise to fame of one of England’s most exciting young soc-
cer players—in his own words
For the first time, Theo Walcott takes fans right inside his world. When the name of Theo
Walcott was included in the England squad for the 2006 World Cup, shock waves ran through
the soccer world—but no one was more surprised than Theo himself. Five years later, Theo
Walcott is one of the most recognizable names in soccer. As the English heart of the brilliant
young Arsenal team, he has become a firm favorite at the Emirates Stadium. He represents
everything that is good about the beautiful game: a player with his feet on the ground, but
lightning quick on the field. He carries the expectations of the nation on his shoulders, es-
pecially since one night in Croatia made him the youngest player in history to score a hat-
trick for England. It has been an incredible adventure, an unbelievable story for a quiet boy
from a small village who only started playing soccer when he was 10. But how does it feel
for your dreams to come true?
Theo Walcott is approaching 200 appearances for Arsenal, and in September 2008 became
the youngest player to score a hat trick for England.
Autobiography/Sports • 416 pp • 5 x 8
9780552160537 • November • $14.95 Paper • Corgi

Gareth Bale
The Biography
Frank Worrall
The fascinating biography of Tottenham’s latest superstar player
He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s an excellent crosser of the ball, and he scores goals—Gareth Bale
is one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, and is regarded as one of
Europe’s hottest soccer properties. Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the attention of Southamp-
ton FC at the age of just nine. At secondary school, he was such a prodigious talent that his
PE teacher, Gwyn Morris, had to impose special restrictions on him to make it fair for the
other pupils. These included playing one-touch soccer and not using his left foot. After com-
pleting his GCSE exams, Bale became the second-youngest player ever to sign for Southamp-
ton in April 2008. Despite playing at left-back he scored five goals and was extremely impressive
in his first season. The Premier League soon came calling and in 2007 Bale signed a four-year
deal with Tottenham. His career at White Hart Lane didn’t get off to the best start, as he played
in a record 24 games without a win, but in late 2009 he seized his chance to secure a regu-
lar place in the first team. Since then he proved to be a first-class soccer player, with a stun-
ning hat trick in Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Inter Milan at the San Siro, and a
man-of-the-match performance in the return leg. Bale has unsurprisingly also made several
appearances for Wales, and his talent has been compared to that of the legendary Ryan Giggs.
Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is also the author of several books in-
cluding The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World, Giggsy, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781857826791 (Replaces 9781843583943) • October • $13.95 (Can $15.95) New in Paper • John Blake

The Biography of Javier Hernandez, United’s Mexican Superstar
Frank Worrall
The exciting life story of Javier Hernandez—better known to legions of Manchester United
fans as Chicharito
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Hernandez joined his local club C.D. Guadalajara at the age
of nine and signed his first contract at 15. Making his full debut in 2006, he impressed in
the Mexican league so much so that he caught the eye of a Manchester United scout in 2009.
He signed for United in April of 2010 and scored on his debut in the MLS All-Star Game on
July 28. Since then, Hernandez has continued to light up the Old Trafford pitch, becoming
a firm favorite with fans who voted him Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 2011, scoring
vital goals for the club. He became the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy to score more
than 20 goals in his debut season as United clinched a record-equalling 19th Premier League
title. Despite some injury concerns in the opening half of the 2011/12 season, he has con-
tinued to be a major player in the United lineup. Still only 24 years old, the “little pea” has
committed himself to United until 2016 and looks set to help the Reds to yet more glory.
Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and the Sun. He is
also the author of several books including The Magnificent Sevens, Rooney: Wayne’s World,
Giggsy, and Roy Keane: Red Man Walking.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 24 Color Photos
9781857828054 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

Sir Alex Ferguson
The Official Manchester United Celebration of 25 Years at Old Trafford
David Meek and Tom Tyrrell
The official Manchester United celebration of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25 years as the club’s
record-breaking manager
Not only celebrating what Sir Alex Ferguson has achieved at United, this fascinating book
also seeks to explain just how he has gone about creating this remarkable dynasty, con-
stantly rebuilding the team and driving them forward to yet more glory. When Ferguson
joined Manchester United in November 1986, he came with a great track record from
his time in charge of Aberdeen. But reestablishing the Reds as the most successful club
in the land was an enormous task. Famously, he knew he had to knock Liverpool off their
perch. At the dawn of the Premier League era, in 1992/93, United had gone 26 years with-
out being champions, but that season Ferguson finally led the club to title success and
in 2010/11 he finally achieved the record-breaking 19th title. On top of that, Sir Alex
has led Manchester United to two Champions League victories and many other trophies.
In an era when most managers are lucky if they last two years, Sir Alex’s achievement of
lasting 25 years at the very top is truly astonishing. This book is the club’s fitting trib-
ute to his career.
David Meek was the Manchester United correspondent of the Manchester Evening News between 1958 and 1995. He’s the au-
thor of George Best and Legends of United. Tom Tyrrell has reported on Manchester United for 45 years, and during that time
has worked as the stadium announcer and has written writing many books on the club.
Biography/Sports • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 60 Color Photos
9780857209160 (Replaces 9780857209153) • October • $14.95 New in Paper • Simon & Schuster UK

Shadow of the Knight

Football’s Life After Sir Alex Ferguson
Paul Smith
A look at the future of Man U, once Sir Alex Ferguson retires
Certain things in life are inevitable—gas prices will rise, summer follows spring, and Sir Alex
Ferguson will retire eventually. What is next for Manchester United once the club’s legendary
manager retires? This book looks to the past for answers about the future. By studying the legacy
left at Aberdeen and the fate of those who have worked alongside him at United, it paints a
picture of what lies ahead for a club entering an era without its most iconic figurehead, and
celebrates the most successful club management career in the history of British soccer.
Paul Smith covered his first Scottish Premier League match in 1996 as a reporter for the Courier
newspaper and also served on the Sunday Post and Sporting Post. He currently serves as head
of photographic with the Press and Journal.
Sports • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 Color Photos
9781908051813 • January • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

The TalkSPORT Book of Premier League Heroes
Bill Borrows and talkSPORT
A celebration of the superstars who have made the Premiership the greatest soccer
league in the world, as selected by the award-winning radio station, talkSPORT
In this wonderful celebration of all that is best about the Premiership soccer league,
talkSPORT radio has taken on the challenge of listing the 100 greatest Premiership
legends. Featuring contributions from many of talkSPORT’s presenters, including Alan
Brazil, Darren Gough, and Stan Collymore, the talkSPORT team has drawn up its de-
finitive listing of Premiership stars. Of course, being talkSPORT, nothing is straight-
forward and the opinions are hotly debated. Some surprising names make into the list,
while others are relegated to the bottom or even fail to appear at all. Who comes out
on top: Gianfranco Zola or Alan Shearer? How do you decide who’s in and who’s out
from 20 years of soccer? Each of the stars is fully profiled, with surprising and fasci-
nating information revealed about all of them, and their individual ranking in the list
is fully justified. In short, this book will not only provide great soccer memories of
moments that won leagues, spared clubs from relegation, and drew stunned silence
from watching crowds, but cause much controversy—just like talkSPORT itself.
Bill Borrows is the editor of talkSPORT magazine and has also written articles for
the Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, and Daily Mirror. He is the author of The Hur-
ricane: The Turbulent Life & Times of Alex Higgins. talkSPORT is the UK’s largest
national commercial sports radio station and attracts nearly four million avid listen-
ers a week.
Sports • 208 pp • 8 x 10 • 50 Color Photos
9781849839419 • November • $29.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

Class of ‘92
The Official Story of the Team That Transformed United
Ian Marshall
The official story of the team of Beckham, Giggs, Scholes, and Neville that revolution-
ized Manchester United
In May 1992, Fergie’s Fledglings won the FA Youth Cup for the first time since the era of George
Best—more than a generation. David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, and
Paul Scholes were all part of United’s youth set-up in 1992; by 2011, they had won 42 league
title medals between them and all of them played a key role in United’s famous Treble-win-
ning side of 1999. Their achievements will surely never be matched. On the 20th anniversary
of their win, this incredible story reveals how sometimes dreams really do come true.
Ian Marshall is a lifelong United fan, first visiting Old Trafford in 1973. A publisher for
much of his career, he has worked with some of the greatest sporting personalities in the
world, among them Eric Cantona. He is the author of Official Manchester United Top Ten
Book and Old Trafford: 100 Years at the Home of Manchester United.
Sports/Biography • 320 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781471102639 • November • $29.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

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Each: Sports • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • December • 16 Color Photos • Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Spurs Greatest Games

Tottenham Hotspur’s 50 Finest Matches
Mike Donovan
Tottenham Hotspur is a club founded in 1882 on romance, taking its name from a legendary
historical figure immortalized by Shakespeare, a club with a tradition of panache and style.
This book reflects these hallmarks through 50 of their finest matches: from the first FA Cup
success to the Double and European Cup Winners’ Cup triumphs.
Mike Donovan is a freelance writer who has covered sport for close to 40 years. He is the au-
thor of Donovan’s Science of Boxing and has won two British Sportswriter of the Year awards.
9781908051776 • $24.95 (Can $27.95)

Hearts Greatest Games

Heart of Midlothian’s 50 Finest Matches
Mike Smith
An entertaining and informative description of 50 of the greatest games involving Heart of Mid-
lothian, one of Scotland’s biggest soccer clubs. From the club’s first national honor, the Scot-
tish Cup win of 1891, through the glorious decade that was the 1950s, to the Vladimir Romanov
era and challenging the Old Firm in 2011, this book is a must for all Hearts supporters.
Mike Smith is the author of Follow the Hearts and Hearts: The Diary of an Incredible Sea-
son. He has had a column in the Hearts match day program since 2005 and has contributed
to the official club website.
9781908051509 • $26.95 (Can $29.95)

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Celtic’s Greatest Scotland’s Greatest Stroke’s Greatest Sunderland’s West Brom’s

Games Games Games Greatest Games Greatest Games
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The Cult Heroes series looks back at the cult figures in each club’s history, the players who—regardless
of ability, status, or legend—were loved by the fans. Reviewing the household names who have gone
down in folklore, those players’ careers are recalled and just why they gained cult status is examined.
Each: Sports • 5 x 8 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

Chelsea Cult Heroes

Stamford Bridge’s Greatest Icons
Leo Moynihan

256 pp • 9781908051660 (Replaces 9781905449002)

Manchester City Cult Heroes

City’s Greatest Icons
David Clayton

256 pp • 9781908051646 (Replaces 9781905449057)

Newcastle United Cult Heroes

The Toon’s Greatest Icons
Dylan Younger

256 pp • 9781908051622 (Replaces 9781905449033)

West Bromwich Albion Cult Heroes

The Baggies’ Greatest Icons
Simon Wright

288 pp • 9781908051639 (Replaces 9781905449026)

The Match of My Life series features some of each club’s biggest stars looking back at the standout
game in their career, as well as giving a much broader view of their time with the club.
Each: Sports • 5 x 8 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing

Fulham Match of My Life Stoke City Match of My Life

Craven Cottage Legends Relive Potters Legends Relive Their Favourite Games
Their Favourite Games Simon Lowe
Michael Heatley
224 pp • 9781908051769 (Replaces 9781905449552)
192 pp • 9781908051707 (Replaces 9781905449514)

Liverpool Match of My Life Sunderland Match of My Life

Legendary Black Cats Relive Their Favourite Games
Kop Legends Relive Their Favourite Games
Rob Mason
Leo Moynihan
224 pp • 9781908051738 (Replaces 9781905449606)
224 pp • 9781908051677 (Replaces 9781905449507)

Manchester United Match of My Life Wolves Match of My Life

Molineux Legends Relive Their Favourite Games
Red Devils Relive Their Favourite Games
Simon Lowe
Ivan Ponting
192 pp • 9781908051752 (Replaces 9781905449569)
192 pp • 9781908051684 (Replaces 9781905449590)

Death and the Dolce Vita
The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s
Stephen Gundle
This true story of the 1950s murder scandal that rocked Italy portrays the Rome of ro-
mance, luxury, and glamour—as well as a city of carnal crimes, sex, drugs, corruption, and

“This is microcosmic history at its most effective: Gundle finds big stories in the small
print, teasing out the implications for city and nation of this darkly glamorous demi-
monde of starlets and playboys, gossip columnists, and paparazzi.” —Independent
“An intense, claustrophobic narrative of murder, mystery, and scandal worthy of a Verdi
opera.” —Scotsman
On April 9, 1953, an attractive 21-year-old woman went missing from her family home in Rome.
Thirty-six hours later her body was found washed up on a neglected beach at Torvaianica, nearly
25 miles from the Italian capital. Some said it was suicide, others, a tragic accident. But could
the mysterious death of this quiet, conservative girl be linked to a drug-fueled orgy involving
some of the richest men in Italy? The short life and tragic death of Wilma Montesi was played
out against a fascinating backdrop. By the 1950s Italy, in the wake of Mussolini’s brutal Fas-
cist government, was in the process of reinventing itself, and with the help of Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Gre-
gory Peck, it seemed to be succeeding. Suddenly Italy, and Rome in particular, was the most glamorous place on earth. But the
murder of Wilma Montesi exposed a darker side of Roman life—a life of corruption, cover-ups, and carnal pleasures.
Stephen Gundle is an historian with specialist interest in modern Italy. His books include Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the
Idea of Italy and Glamour: A History.
True Crime/History • 404 pp • 5 x 8 • 31 B/W Photos
9781847676559 • September • $13.95 Paper • Canongate UK

The Mafia, Judge Falcone, and the Quest for Justice
John Follain
The mafia murders that stunned Italy, and the thrilling story of how the killers were brought
to justice—based on new exclusive material, including previously unexplored testimonies
of 269 witnessess
May 23, 2012 marks 20 years since the mafia blew apart its “Number-One Enemy,” the leg-
endary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca
and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the mafia killed Falcone’s friend and colleague,
Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother’s home that also killed five body-
guards. The first book about these murders, Vendetta will tell the inside story of the as-
sassination plot and the investigation that followed. It reveals Borsellino’s desperate race
against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list, and
reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers. Based on new and
exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, mafia supergrasses, survivors, rel-
atives, and friends, this book recounts the events hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute as
the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down.
John Follain is the author of City of Secrets, The Last Godfather, and Mussolini’s Island.
True Crime/History • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos
9781444714142 • February • $13.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

The Evil Within
Trevor Marriott
Through the eyes of a top murder-squad detective, true stories of serial killers from around
the world
Since the dawn of time, men and women alike have been killing. Many of these murders
have been committed in the most brutal and horrific ways imaginable, showing no respect
for human life. Throughout his time as a murder squad detective, Trevor Marriott has seen
firsthand the wanton slayings and butcheries that have been committed by both men and
women who have warped, depraved, and sadistic minds. In this fascinating and chilling book,
he examines the world’s most notorious serial killers and the despicable crimes they com-
mitted. From William McDonald, the “Sydney Mutilator,” to “Dusseldorf Vampire” Peter
Kurten, Steve Wright the “Suffolk Strangler,” and the United State’s satanic Ripper Crew,
these are the horrifying true stories of serial murder from across the globe.
Trevor Marriott is a retired British police murder squad detective and author of Jack the
Ripper: The 21st Century Investigation.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781857827989 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake

Prison Break
True Stories of the World’s Greatest Escapes
Paul Buck
A comprehensive history of major prison breaks by those who paid a heavy price for their
misdeeds, and risked all to regain their freedom
In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged great escapes from
POW camps still endure. But what about the other side of the coin: the audacious and dar-
ing breakouts of gangsters and villains today? This book focuses on great escapes from civil-
ian prisons, whether the escape was planned or opportunistic, aided from within by corrupt
guards or facilitated by a violent gang of intruders. The exploits of such legendary Hou-
dini type figures as the 18th-century rogue Jack Sheppard and the Canadian serial escaper
Wayne Carlson are recounted alongside tales of breakouts from seemingly unassailable jails;
Alcatraz, Northern Ireland’s Maze prison, and the Bangkok Hilton. This book thrillingly
describes a phenomenon as old as imprisonment itself. For despite the ever more sophisti-
cated technology of surveillance and security equipment, the escapee will always find the
weakest link.
Paul Buck is an author and translator.
True Crime/History • 234 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Photos
9781843589600 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake

Carandiru Lockdown
Inside the World’s Most Dangerous Prison
Drauzio Varella
One doctor’s account of 10 years spent treating inmates in the Casa de Detenção, Brazil’s
largest and harshest prison
The Carandiru House of Detention, in the teeming city of São Paulo, was the largest and most
crowded prison in Latin America. Known as the “Old House,” it was also highly unusual in
the way it was governed. Closed to the outside world, and even largely to the wardens, it was
run almost entirely by the inmates themselves, who created a unique society complete with
politics, hierarchies, and a system of justice. In 1989, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in
Brazil, with only a handful of physicians attempting to treat an inmate population of more
than 7,000, the medical situation at Carandiru was dire. A city doctor, Drauzio Varella, vol-
unteered his time at Carandiru over the course of 13 years, in an effort to combat the ram-
pant disease. As he gained the inmates’ trust he was given access to their society, where he
was overwhelmed by the profound humanity and freedom of spirit shown by these men, de-
spite their terrible crimes and the inhuman conditions in which they lived. Carandiru Lock-
down is Varella’s powerful depiction of life on the inside, wherein he recounts the prisoners’
colorful and surprising stories. The book ends with the massacre by the police of the prison-
ers that ultimately brought down the “Old House.”
Drauzio Varella was born in São Paulo and is a noted medical professional, award-winning author, and public commentator on
issues such as prison conditions and social welfare. He is a pioneer of HIV treatment in Brazil, and from 1989 to 2001 he vol-
unteered to work as an unpaid physician in one of the largest jails of Brazil, the Casa de Detenção Carandiru, in order to com-
bat the AIDS epidemic raging among the incarcerated population. He is chairman of the cancer research institute at Universidade
Paulista in São Paulo and teaches and lectures around the world.
True Crime/Political Science • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9781849838658 • November • $14.95 Paper • Simon & Schuster UK

Crime’s Strangest Cases

Extraordinary but True Stories from Over Five Centuries of Legal History
Peter Seddon
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the most ludicrous criminal
cases in legal history, now in a hardcover gift format
Full of riotous and entertaining stories, this book is perfect for anyone who is doing time
on a long stretch. It covers the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law; one
of the most indigestible dilemmas (If you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would
you have eaten Parker the cabin boy?); the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time;
and the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years. Readers
will be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of jus-
tice, tales that are in turn bizarre, macabre, and sometimes hilarious.
Peter Seddon is the author of The World Cup’s Strangest Moments.
True Crime/Humor • 168 pp • 5 x 8
9781905798285 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico

An Australian Biker’s Tale of Sex & Drugs, Cops & Violence
Slim Spires
One man, one bike, a whole lotta trouble—a biker memoir
Meet Slim: he bought his first motorcycle, a Bridgestone 175 cc, at age 16 in 1968. Since
then, he’s been in and out of trouble—mainly in—and experienced the thrills and perils of
riding on the highway. He has been a guest inside some of Australia’s toughest jails, where
he learned a lifetime’s worth of human behavior and handy life skills such as how not to
do an armed hold-up. Never one to shy from a punch or retreat from a fight, Slim is as tough
as they come. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. He sees no point in fearing
the unknown, whether it be cops, brothers, or betrayers. Slim’s firsthand account takes read-
ers into the world of bikers’ clubs, built around motorcycles and the men who ride. And
the moral of the story? Just a life lived on Slim’s terms,through fists and boots, but always
with an unswerving loyalty to the international brotherhood.
Slim Spires has worked in a bank, as a psychiatric nurse, owned a motorcycle accessories
shop, worked as a cook, and served three short prison stints.
Memoir • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781742379203 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The First Great Train Robbery

David C. Hanrahan
With all the characteristics of a crime thriller, the extraordinary true story of the crime that
inspired Michael Crichton’s novel and subsequent film, The Great Train Robbery
Taking readers from the initial idea of the robbery, through its careful planning, to the raid
and its subsequent investigation, this book explains how a truly fascinating real-life mystery
was eventually solved. In May of 1855, the citizens of Victorian Great Britain were shocked
to read in their morning edition of the Times that £12,000 (approximately $19,500) worth of
gold bars and other valuables had been stolen from a train traveling between London and Paris.
This carefully planned theft of what would be more than £1.5 million (approximately $2.4
million) in today’s money was executed without violence and without explosives—its perpe-
trators relied on skill, teamwork, and intelligence. How could it have happened? The investi-
gation that followed was long, exhaustive, and costly, but there were no suspects, no clues, no
arrests, and no recovery of the gold. The robbers, whoever they were, had managed to pull off
the crime of the century. This book exposes a scandalous cover-up by the South Eastern Rail-
way Company and explains how an act of treachery on the part of two of the robbers ulti-
mately led to a trial that gripped the public and the press in an unprecedented way.
David C. Hanrahan is a history professor who has worked as a historical consultant for the BBC
and written for BBC History Magazine. He is the author of Colonel Blood: The Man Who
Stole the Crown Jewels.
True Crime • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 1 B/W Photos • 9 B/W Illustrations
9780709090403 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Robert Hale

Our Daughter’s Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her
Kate McCann
Kate McCann’s personal account of the agonizing search for her missing daughter

“Powerful . . . Kate’s book blazes with the sheer, visceral force of her love for her daugh-
ter.” —Daily Mail
“This haunting account makes me rue the day I doubted them.” —Daily Mail
“The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts. My
reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth. Writing this memoir has en-
tailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these
with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn’t done so I would not have felt the
book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give. As with every action we have taken
over the last four years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us
to find Madeleine. When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can
cope with anything. What follows is an intensely personal account, and I make no apology for
that. Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.” —Kate McCann, May 2011
“It is a sad fact that not a single police force anywhere is proactively looking for Madeleine
(as is the case for many other missing children). I am sure this book will reenergize the search for our daughter and the public
will get behind the Find Madeleine campaign once again. It is simply not acceptable that the authorities have given up on Madeleine—
especially when no comprehensive review of the case has been undertaken. Our daughter, and whoever took her, are out there.
We need your help to find them.” —Gerry McCann, May 2011
Kate McCann and Gerry McCann established Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned in 2007, to enable them to con-
tinue the search for their daughter, who was abducted in Portugal on May 3, 2007. As there is now no law-enforcement agency
in the world actively looking for Madeleine, the fund enables a small team of very committed and experienced people to in-
vestigate Madeleine’s disappearance. It also runs awareness campaigns in several countries, to ensure the public know that Madeleine
is still missing, and to encourage them to remain vigilant. There is no evidence to suggest that Madeleine has been harmed and
it is therefore vital to keep looking for her and those who took her. It is for this reason that all royalties earned from the sales
of this book will be donated to Madeleine’s Fund. The directors of the company are Michael Linnett, Edward Smethurst, Jon
Corner, Kate and Gerry McCann, and Kate’s uncle, Brian Kennedy. Once Madeleine has been found the fund will be used to as-
sist searches for other missing children worldwide.
True Crime/Autobiography • 496 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 Color Photos • Corgi
New in Paper: 9780552165150 • October • $14.95
Cloth: 9780593067918 • Available • $27.95

The Princess Diana Conspiracy

Alan Power
The incredible new investigation into what really happened on that fateful August night
in Paris
When Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997, the world
had never seen such an outpouring of disbelief and emotion. Ever since that night, many have
believed that there were sinister forces at work behind the tragedy. Now, after years of ex-
tensive investigation, this book confronts the question of whether Diana was murdered. The
author examines such questions as What was Diana’s real relationship with the Royal Fam-
ily, and why would someone want to murder her? Did the police fail to pursue suspicious ev-
idence, and was their investigation flawed? He reviews the information given at the inquest
in order to present evidence that he believes would prove to any honest court, “beyond rea-
sonable doubt,” that Diana was the victim of a conspiracy. His revelations are astounding.
Alan Power is an author.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781857828016 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • John Blake

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
A Royal Souvenir
Annie Bullen
The story of the newest member of the Royal family
Catherine Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge—discreet, beautiful, and talented—
comes not from the ranks of royalty or the aristocracy, but from the hard-working mid-
dle classes. This lavishly illustrated souvenir guide, published to celebrate the Duchess’s
30th birthday, follows her happy childhood and prestigious education to her romance
with and marriage to Prince William. Theirs has been a love story that has stood the
test of time and has seen the future king and queen pronounced man and wife in West-
minster Abbey in front of a global audience in 2011. In these pages we discover a young
woman of great inner strength, loyalty, and natural charm, who—like the late Princess
Diana—has captivated the imagination of the British people. As she steps into public
life at her husband’s side, Catherine’s easy manner and obvious kindness is winning
hearts around the world—this is her story.
Annie Bullen is the author of Eccentric Britain, Mythical Britain, and William & Kate:
A Royal Souvenir.
Biography • 32 pp • 8.5 x 11
66 Color Photos
9781841653754 • September
$9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper
Pitkin Publishing

William Duke of Cambridge

A Royal Souvenir
Annie Bullen
An illustrated souvenir guide published to celebrate the 30th birthday of Prince William
Following the life of the future king, this guide covers his early days in the care of his mother,
the late Princess Diana; his childhood; and the deep sadness he and his brother, Prince
Harry, underwent after his mother’s death when he was 15 years old. It looks at William’s
schooldays and time spent at university before he settled, in the best royal tradition, on a
career in the armed forces. Highlights include his many achievements in the military, in-
cluding, most recently, his training and career as a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search
and Rescue Force. It also celebrates the Duke of Cambridge’s wedding in April 2011 to
Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. This is the story of a future king
who, with Catherine at his side, is the image of a thoroughly modern royal.
Annie Bullen is the author of Eccentric Britain, Mythical Britain, and William & Kate:
A Royal Souvenir.
Biography • 32 pp • 8.5 x 11
64 Color Photos
9781841653747 • September
$9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper
Pitkin Publishing

The Treasures of Queen Elizabeth
Tim Ewart
A beautifully slipcased, lavishly illustrated gift book containing 15 replica documents from various archives, including the
Royal Archives, highlighting notable events in the life of Her Majesty the Queen
Unique in containing replica documents, this fascinating, sumptuously packaged book looks at how the Queen’s reign has seen
some of the most remarkable events in the history of the 20th and 21st centuries, while also maintaining traditions that link
the United Kingdom of today with a history that stretches back over more than a thousand years. Written by the ITN Royal
Correspondent, it looks at the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II as she marks her Diamond Jubilee, and contains replicas of
such items as an original draft of the speech she made at 14, the first time she had been heard in public; the marriage certifi-
cate of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh; a letter to President Eisenhower in which she included her recipe for
scones; a menu for a 2007 dinner given by President Bush in honor of the Queen’s State visit; and many more. From royal tours
to state visits, and from day-to-day engagements to notable family events and grand occasions, such as the Trooping of the Colour, this
is a delightful celebration of a rare historical occasion.
Tim Ewart is the ITV News Royal Correspondent.
Biography/History • 64 pp • 11.5 x 10.5 • 63 Color Photos • 35 B/W Photos
9781780970066 • September • $49.95 Cloth with Slipcase • Carlton Publishing Group

The Ring and the Crown
A History of Royal Weddings 1066–2011
Alison Weir, Kate Williams, Sarah Gristwood, and Tracy Borman
The excitement surrounding the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton has
prompted four of Britain’s top historical biographers to look closely at Royal Wed-
dings from 1066 to the present day
Fascinating anecdotal details are revealed in the course of this most informative and en-
tertaining overview of royal weddings through history, some amusing, some poignant,
some bawdy. The Ring and the Crown places the royal wedding of the heir to the throne
in historical perspective, and it does so with carefully selected illustrations that help make
the authors’ insights come even more vividly alive.
Alison Weir is one of Britain’s most successful historians and novelists. Her most recent
bestseller was The Captive Queen. Kate Williams specializes in the 18th and 19th cen-
turies. She has written successful biographies of Emma Hamilton and the young Queen
Victoria. Sarah Gristwood writes historical biographies, novels, and recently produced
the 50th anniversary companion to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Tracy Borman is chief execu-
tive of the Heritage Education Trust and works for the Historic Royal Palaces. Her most
recent biography is Elizabeth’s Women.
History • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5
9780091943776 • Available • $34.95 Cloth • Hutchinson

The Great Survivors

How Monarchy Made It into the Twenty-First Century
Peter Conradi
From the coauthor of The King’s Speech, an uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals
In this riveting and extensively researched account of the royals, Peter Conradi—the cele-
brated coauthor of The King’s Speech, on which the Academy Award–winning film of the
same name was based—reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts, and interests hidden behind
the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. Taking the reader
on a journey between past and present into a world populated by great celebrities such as
Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier
aristocratic figures, this book analyzes the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by
looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into
their world, their lives, and their secrets. At a time when Western society appears to be de-
manding more equality and democracy, people’s fascination with monarchies shows no signs
of waning.
Peter Conradi is an author and a journalist who works for the Sunday Times. He is the au-
thor of Hitler’s Piano Player and Iris Murdoch: A Life and the coauthor of The King’s Speech:
How One Man Saved the British Monarchy.
Biography/History • 400 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 Color Photos
9781846882159 • Available • $19.95 Paper • Alma Books

The Kings & Queens of England
Miniature Edition
Nicholas Best
A beautifully illustrated companion to the Royal family throughout history
Spanning 10 dynasties, this book presents portraits and biographies of England’s mon-
archs. From the Normans through to the House of Windsor, this exquisite little his-
tory captures the personalities behind the crowns and records the landmarks, traditions,
and events of each reign.
Nicholas Best was fiction critic for the Financial Times for 10 years. His other books in-
clude Five Days That Shocked the World and The Greatest Day in History.
Biography/History • 96 pp • 3.5 x 5.5 • 42 Color Illustrations
9780297834878 • September • $9.95 Cloth • Weidenfeld & Nicolson

The Book of Royal Useless Information

A Funny and Irreverent Look at the British Royal Family Past and Present
Noel Botham and Bruce Montague
From the bestselling author of The Big Book of Useless Information comes the essential
compendium of everything you could ever possibly want to know about the royal family
and a little bit more
Did you know that the Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army
but has never held a driving license? Or that Queen Mary refused to acknowledge the exis-
tence of the telephone? Bestselling authors Noel Botham and Bruce Montague irreverently pres-
ent everything you never needed but always wanted to know about all things royal. So raise
the Union Jack, feed the corgis, make yourself a nice cup of tea, and enjoy this truly mind-
boggling collection of totally useless information.
Noel Botham is a New York Times–bestselling author who has written more than 30
books, including The Book of Useless Information and The Murder of Princess Diana. Bruce
Montague is an actor and has written numerous plays and musicals for the stage and scripts
for Hollywood.
Reference/Humor • 340 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781843587903 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • John Blake

Each: Transportation/History • 128 pp • 7.5 x 5 • December
$17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • 100 Color Photos • The History Press

The Aston Martin Story The B-52 Story

John Christopher Martin W. Bowman
Celebrating 100 years of the legendary Aston Martin The story of one of the world’s most famous aircrafts
From the origins of the Aston Martin marque through the The B-52 first flew on April 15, 1952, and then went on to
gadget-laden stars of numerous James Bond films, this is a symbolize America’s nuclear defense posture in the Cold War.
history of the prestigious cars that continue to be market Apa