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Fall 2010 Trafalgar Square Publishing Canadian Edition Catalog

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1
Babies
David Bedford
Illustrations by Leonie Worthington
The hilarious and successful series
of cheeky lift-the-flap books in mini
“Fold-down tabs expose the silly side of very young wild
animals. . . . The flaps add a peek-a-boo dimension that
children should enjoy, as well as enhance the bright col-
ors and big personalities of the featured animal babies.”
—Publishers Weekly
Cheetah babies are . . . lift the flap . . . born to run. Meerkat
babies . . . lift the flap . . . soak up the sun. Exploring the re-
lationship between a baby animal and its species’ character-
istics, this little book is a loving and unconventional look at
baby animals of all shapes and sizes, with an affectionate twist
at the end.
David Bedford and Leonie Worthington collaborated on the
playful early childhood concept books Big; Big & Small; Bums;
Tails; Toes; Tums; In-o-saur, Out-o-saur; and One-o-saur, Two-
o-saur. Leonie Worthington is also well known as an illustra-
tor of the Bananas in Pyjamas picture books.
16 pp • 6 x 6 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Novelty
9781921541568 • September • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books
Also available:
Each: $5.95 (Can $6.95)
Bums
9781921272349
Tails
9781921272370
Toes
9781921272363
Tums
9781921272356
2
Double Delight: Alphabet
Flip the flap!
An apple turns into an angel.
Flip the flap!
A piano turns into a penguin.
Children will have double the fun learning the alphabet.
24 pp • 9781877003561 • October
DOUBLE DELIGHT SERIES
Mary Novick
Illustrations by Sybel Harlin
A unique idea, the Double Delight books use flaps to reinforce the early childhood concepts they teach.
When the flaps are opened on each page, the original picture is transformed into a new picture that
illustrates the concept. The bright, fresh, colorful illustrations will surprise and delight.
Mary Novick created the Double Delight concept for children to learn in a fun, interactive way. She is also the
creator of the popular Princess Poppets and Mini Marvels series. Sybel Harlin a children’s book illustrator.
Each: 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Novelty
$8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books
Double Delight: Numbers
Flip the flap!
The number 2 turns into a duck.
Flip the flap!
The number 4 turns into a boat.
Readers can see the numbers from one to 20 transform before their eyes.
24 pp • 9781877003578 • October
Double Delight: Opposites
Flip the flap!
The small mouse surprises the big elephant.
Flip the flap!
The closed chest opens to reveal its treasure.
Children will have double the fun while learning about opposites.
16 pp • 9781877003011 • January
3
Double Delight: Nursery Rhymes
Flip the flap! See Humpty Dumpty have a great fall.
Flip the flap!See the dish run away with the spoon.
Packed with surprises, two pictures in one adds an extra element of fun to fa-
vorite nursery rhymes.
16 pp • 9781877003066 • January
DOUBLE DELIGHT SERIES
Mary Novick
Illustrations by Jenny Hale
Each: 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Novelty
$8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books
Double Delight: Farm
Who drives the tractor? Flip the flap! Farmer
Who gives the milk? Flip the flap! Cow
Children can take a journey around the farm and see a bath turn into a pig, and
a pumpkin turn into a cow. This is a doubly fun way to learn about the people
and animals found on farms.
16 pp • 9781877003769 • March
Double Delight: Zoo
Who sleeps in a tree? Flip the flap! Koala
Who wears a striped coat? Flip the flap! Zebra
An exciting guessing game about zoo animals, this book includes a koala, croc-
odile, peacock, gorilla, elephant, tiger, lion, kangaroo, zebra, tortoise, and flamingo.
16 pp • 9781877003776 • March
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Out and About in My Boots
Lift-the-Flap and Discover the World Around You
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Jo Brown
A truly involving book with a gentle environmental theme
Showing some of the things one might discover when out and about,
this adorable lift-the-flap book is a fun way to help children take
notice of and care for their immediate environment. Starting with
a game children can play of spotting things throughout the course
of the book, it then takes a walk of discovery to all the places that
boots might be worn—to the park, to the woods, and to the pond.
The simple message and engaging flaps on each page encourage chil-
dren to be still and quiet so they can notice all the little things around
them—such as mice in wet grass, frogs in muddy puddles, tiny flow-
ers and insects under logs, cheerful birds in the trees, and litter that
needs picking up and taking home after a picnic.
Christina Goodings is the author of a number of children’s books,
including Growing Strong, I Want to Know About the Bible, Lift-
the-Flap Christmas Stories, and This Is My Bible. Jo Brown is the
illustrator of My Rainbow Book of Bedtime Prayers and My Rain-
bow Book of Everyday Prayers.
16 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9780745969244 • January • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Lion Children’s
5
Also available:
An Australian
ABC of Animals
9781877003974
$10.95 (Can $13.95)
An Australian 1 2 3 of Animals
Bronwyn Bancroft
A delightful counting book of Australian animals by acclaimed indigenous
artist Bronwyn Bancroft, this stunning picture book has lizards hissing and
wallabies hopping
One platypus diving
Two brolgas dancing
Three koalas dozing
Four crocodiles snapping
Five kookaburras laughing . . .
The book is both a delightful introduction to the numbers one through 15 and a
unique exploration of Australian wildlife—some familiar, others more unusual. The
animals featured include sugar gliders, emus, geckos, wallabies, and many more.
Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and designer, and the author of An
Australian ABC of Animals, Big Rain Coming, Dirrangun, and Sun Mother Wakes
the World.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921272851 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books
Possum and Wattle
My Big Book of Australian Words
Bronwyn Bancroft
An eye-opening vocabulary book featuring words taken from Australia’s inspiring
natural environment—with a glossary of Aboriginal terms
More than 100 words about Australian animals, plants, and landscapes are defined and
explained in this unique word book. From blossoms and bees through wombats and
willy willys, the most prominent aspects of Australia’s beautiful landscape are detailed
here. Lavish illustrations range from small vignettes to expansive narrative landscapes,
and both captivate and celebrate the uniqueness of Australia and its language.
Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist and the author of An Australian 1 2 3 of An-
imals, An Australian ABC of Animals, Big Rain Coming, Dirrangun, Patterns of Aus-
tralia, and Sun Mother Wakes the World, as well as the illustrator of Malu Kangaroo.
48 pp • 10.5 x 12.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–6 • Picture Books • Little Hare Books
New in Paper: 9781921541674 • November • $11.99 (Can $12.99)
Cloth: 9781921272585 • Available • $16.95 (Can $18.95)
6
Hush, Hush!
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Bridget Strevens-Marzo
In this endearing sequel to Kiss, Kiss!, Baby Hippo finds
that taking a walk is sleepy work
“A story filled with movement and physical affection.
The lap-sit audience will love the squishy, lumpy sounds
and the repetition of the text as they point to the animals
in the clear, bright pictures.” —Booklist on Kiss, Kiss!
Follow-up to Kiss, Kiss! (9781416955153) from
Simon & Schuster
When Baby Hippo can’t sleep he goes for a wander through
the reeds, along the bog, over the rocks, and through the wil-
lowy, wavy grass. On the way he discovers that all the animal
moms and dads are hushing their babies to sleep. The gentle
and rhythmic sounds will entertain, entrance, and, most im-
portantly, promote sleep in toddlers everywhere.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written
more than 40 novels and picture books for children, includ-
ing Fox, Little Humpty, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Bridget
Strevens-Marzo is the illustrator of The Big Book for Little
Hands; How Do You Make a Baby Smile?; Kiss, Kiss!; Knock,
Knock!; and This Dog Bruce.
24 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 2–6 • Picture Books
9781921272868 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books
7
Itsy-Bitsy Babies
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Jan Ormerod
A highly acclaimed writer and illustrator team up to create the ideal
adorable book for babies and toddlers
All the itsy bitsy babies are warm and snug. All the itsy bitsy babies want
to hug, hug, hug! All the itsy bitsy babies are full of bliss. All the itsy bitsy
babies want to kiss, kiss, kiss!
With charming illustrations and rhythmic text that is perfect for reading
aloud, this wonderful story about the things babies love to do will inspire
endless fun, as babies always love to read about babies. Descriptions of
such familiar activities as playing peek-a-boo, clapping, and banging a drum
are accompanied by lively illustrations, and will inspire many imitations.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40
novels and picture books for children, including Fox, Little Humpty, and
Woolvs in the Sitee. Jan Ormerod is an acclaimed illustrator of more than
50 books for children. Her first book, Sunshine, won the Mother Goose
Award and was listed as an ALA Notable Book.
24 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Picture Book
9781921541360 • November • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
Libby Gleeson
Illustrations by Freya Blackwood
Two new neighbors discover that friends are what make a house a home
“In rhythmic, pared-down words, Gleeson captures friendship’s inten-
sity from a young child’s viewpoint . . . Blackwood’s tender, realistic
watercolors reinforce the friends’ sweet closeness and magic.”
—Booklist, starred review, on Half a World Away
Short-listed for the Australian picture book of the year by the
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards
Clancy has just moved. He is missing his old house terribly—the new house
is much too big and much too lonely—and he wonders how he will ever
make it his home. With the help of his new friend Millie, Clancy builds tow-
ers to the sky and trains to the street outside, and together they build the
home that Clancy thought he had lost forever.
Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of such titles as Cuddle Time
and Mahtab’s Story. Freya Blackwood is the author of Ivy Loves to Give.
They previously collaborated on Half a World Away.
32 pp • 10.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–6 • Picture Books
9781921541193 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books
8
An ABC of Pirates
Caroline Stills
Illustrations by Heath McKenzie
Not just another ABC book, but a swashbuckling
adventure through the pirate alphabet
H is for hunting—for gold and buried treasure.
Ship ahoy, me hearties, we’ll plunder at our leisure!
From plundering for valuables to deadly daggers and with
a search-and-find on every page, this book is for all land-
lubber boys and girls who dream of sailing the seven seas.
The rhythmic text will have readers singing shanties,
wearing eye patches, and growling “argh” in no time.
Caroline Stills is the author of Magic Mummy. Heath McKen-
zie is the illustrator of the Pop Hooper's Perfect Pets series.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–6 • Picture Books
9781921272776 • October • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
Little Hare Books
9
Two Peas in a Pod
Chris McKimmie
From the author of Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellowand Spe-
cial Kev, a story celebrating the power of childhood friendships,
and the resilience of those friendships when faced with separation
“A playful world large enough to let young imaginations
roam freely.” —Kirkus Reviews on Brian Banana Duck
Sunshine Yellow
“Lauren Child’s fans will appreciate McKimmie’s style.”
—School Library Journal on Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy
Violet calls me Marvellous.
My real name is Marvin.
Mum reckons me and Violet are like two peas in a pod. It’s true.
We go together like fish and chips, hops and skips, the OO in Moo.
We lived next door to each other until, one day, Violet left and went
to the moon.
Marvin and Violet have been friends since they were babies. They
are like two peas in a pod—but then Violet moves away. The friends
learn to deal with their aloneness and to enjoy being individuals in
this story of friendship that is both tender and truthful.
Chris McKimmie is the author, illustrator, and designer of Brian Ba-
nana Duck Sunshine Yellow, Maisie Moo and Invisible Lucy, and
Special Kev.
32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742373041 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin
Also available:
Brian Banana Duck
Sunshine Yellow
9781741147414
$15.95 (Can $18.95)
Maisie Moo and
the Invisible Lucy
9781741751345
$15.95 (Can $17.95)
Special Kev
9781741755503
$15.99 (Can $17.99)
10
Look See, Look at Me!
Leonie Norrington
Illustrations by Dee Huxley
Every family with young kids will relate to this story about growing up and
exploring the world
Look see, look at me.
I’m so much bigger now I’m three.
I can run, I can jump, I can skip, I can bump . . .
Lively and engaging illustrations and a terrific read-aloud text create a delight-
ful celebration of outback family life in an Aboriginal community. It perfectly
captures a child’s everyday life—wonderful for sharing with a toddler over and
over again.
Leonie Norrington grew up at Barunga Aboriginal community. Her previous chil-
dren’s books include The Barrumbi Kids, Croc Bait, The Devil You Know, and
The Spirit of Barrumbi. Dee Huxley is the illustrator of such children’s picture
books as Chance; Come Out, Come Out!; and Limpopo Lullaby.
32 pp • 9.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781741758832 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
Peka-Boo: The Smallest Bird in All the World
Eliza Feely
The first book from a fantastic illustrator features a feisty, lovable bird with
lots of attitude
“Refreshing, vibrant and witty—a brilliant creative mix.”
—Roland Harvey, author, At the Beach
Being the smallest bird in all the world is not easy—everything’s bigger than
Peka-Boo. First he had to crack his big egg—20 times his size—just to get out
and see the sun. Then he encountered a big nest and big brothers too. An older
relative, Kapecki the kookaburra, is constantly sharing his “wisdom” with Peka-
Boo—if only it made any sense at all. But one day, Kapecki can no longer see
or hear Peka-Boo, and it makes them both sad. Perhaps Peka-Boo can sing his
way to being noticed again. Maybe having a big voice can make Peka-Boo not
so small after all. This is an exuberant, visually unique tale of a tough little bird’s
journey to be recognized.
Eliza Feely is an artist, cartoonist, and muralist.
32 pp • 10 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781741755411 • October • $16.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
11
Vile
A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters
Mark Robinson
Illustrations by Sarah Horne
With a revolting cast of nasties brought to life by playfully scratchy
illustrations, this mischievous picture book demonstrates that per-
haps life is not so great when spent solely in the pursuit of vileness
Lessons at the University of Vile are strict. With a timetable designed
to refine the skills of grabbing, snatching, pushing, shoving, surrepti-
tious tripping, and not-paying-attention, students must strive to hone
their bad manners, poor personal hygiene, and repulsive habits. Grad-
uation depends on demonstrating their monstrosity at all times. Those
who don’t meet the grade are destined for things far worse—disqual-
ification and a quick enrollment at the dreaded Academy of Manners.
Mark Robinson would only read books by flashlight under the blan-
kets as a child, and this is the same mischievous attitude that he brings
to his writing. Sarah Horne is the author and illustrator of Tantrums
& Tiaras.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10.25 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780745962542 • January • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s
12
The Bear with the Sword
Davide Cali
Illustrations by Gianluca Foli
A powerful story paired with delightful and imaginative illustrations about the con-
sequences of every action and the importance of making amends
In this timely and ingenious parable, a bear with a powerful sword goes out into the for-
est to chop down all of the trees and build on his impregnable home fort. After his home
is washed away by a flood, and he sets out on a journey to find and punish the creature
responsible. After accusing an array of unusual creatures—including a pair of beavers,
a one-eared pig-deer, a fox who loves archery, and some fruit-loving birds—he finally ar-
rives at the truth: the flood was caused by someone with a sword who chopped down
all the trees. The bear’s remorse, and the actions he takes to make good his vandalism,
provides young readers with an important message.
Davide Cali is one of Europe’s most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He
is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including The Enemy: A Book About
Peace, I Love Chocolate, Mama Robot, and Piano Piano. Gianluca Foli is a professional
illustrator whose works have appeared in the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Rolling
Stone, and Wall Street Journal, among many others.
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Picture Books
9780980607048 • October • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
In Just One Second
Silvio Freytes
Illustrations by Flavio Morias
An ingenious and fascinating picture book from South America intro-
duces young children to the concept of time
“Its design is striking, its palette retro chic, its fonts funky.” —Age
A strikingly original picture book that will appeal to a range of readers,
stimulate interesting discussions, and increase awareness of the visual rich-
ness of the world, this fun story shows a series of captivating scenes from
a suburban street: a baby tries to play a game, a burglar starts running down
the street, a hairdresser spots on old customer, and a dogcatcher sneaks up
on a stray dog. Some scenes are funny, some exciting, and some are just
intriguing. The final page shows that these events have one thing in com-
mon—they’re all happening in the same exact moment of time. As well as
providing a colorful and entertaining streetscape for children to explore,
this award-winning picture book also encourages kids to consider all the
things that are happening in just one second in their own worlds.
Silvio Freytes is a popular writer for children throughout the Spanish-speak-
ing world. He is the author of Solo un segundo/Only a Second. Flavio Morais
is a commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in Marie Claire and
Vogue magazines. His illustrations for this book won him the prestigious
Daniel Gil Book Design Award.
32 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–7 • Picture Books
9780980416596 • November • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
13
The Red Piano
André Leblanc
Illustrations by Barroux
A beautiful and extraordinary account of international concert
pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei’s hardships and triumphs while growing
up during China’s Cultural Revolution
“A must for any child’s bookshelf.” —Amnesty Human Rights
Journal
Stirring and inspiring, this picture book relates the story of a gifted
young girl’s passion for the piano in a time of historic turmoil. Dur-
ing China’s Cultural Revolution a young girl is taken from her fam-
ily and sent to a far-off labor camp. Forbidden to play the piano,
she nevertheless finds a way of smuggling handwritten music into
the camp and sneaking away at night to practice a piano in a secret
location—until, one night, she is caught. Inspired by the amazing
true story of international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, this ac-
claimed picture book poetically relates an astonishing story of per-
severance set against a cataclysmic period of history.
André Leblanc was inspired to tell this story of her childhood in China
after a chance meeting with the celebrated international concert pi-
anist Zhu Xiao-Mei. Barroux was a press illustrator for Forbes mag-
azine, New York Times, and Washington Post. He is also the illustrator
of numerous children’s books, including the Emily and Alex series, Mr.
Katapat’s Incredible Adventures, My Goldfsh, and Where’s Mary’s Hat?
40 pp • 9.5 x 12 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–9 • Picture Books/Nonfiction
9780980607017 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
14
Out of Iraq
Refugees’ Stories in Words, Paintings and Music
Sybella Wilkes
Foreword by Angelina Jolie
“Somehow she has managed to write a book that is both emotional and
complex, but one that children are draw to. . . . This is an important
book. It gives us all a better understanding of the lives of refugees and,
with that, a better understanding of the world in general.”
—UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, from the foreword
Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees have fled to other coun-
tries—particularly neighboring Syria and Jordan—where many of them are still
waiting for the time when they feel it is safe to return home. This book pro-
vides, in words and pictures, what life was like in Iraq before refugees left,
why they were forced to flee, and how they feel about life as a refugee. Their stories are set against background information
about Iraq, Saddam Hussain’s rule, the invasion, and the subsequent civil war. The role of the United Nations High Commis-
sions for Refugees (UNHCR) is outlined, and ideas for using the book in the classroom are also included.
Sybella Wilkes works for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She currently works in the Syrian camps for
Iraqi refugees. She is the author of One Day We Had to Run. Angelina Jolie is a UNHCR goodwill ambassador and an actress.
70 pp • 12 x 8.5 • 79 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • Ages 11 & Up • Nonfiction
9780237539306 • November • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Cloth • Evans Brothers
The City
Armin Greder
Following on from The Island, Armin Greder offers a powerful and compelling mother-
and-son fable
“One of my 10 favorite picture books of all time.” —John Marsden, author,
Letters from the Inside, on The Island
Some time ago, in a big city in a distant country where winter can last for years, there
lived a woman and her son. Because she loved him very much, she promised to shield
him from the terrible aspects of life and so, with him in her arms, she left her house and
the city and built him a house in the country. In it she cared for him and they were happy,
but one moonless night she died. A fable for children and for mothers, this courageous
tale explores the effort and the suffering it takes to grow—and above all else, to let grow.
Armin Greder is an art instructor and a former graphic designer. He is the award-win-
ning author of The Island and illustrator of Danny in the Toolbox, An Ordinary Day,
Princess and the Perfect Dish, and Uncle David.
32 pp • 8.5 x 12.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7 & Up • Picture Books
9781742371429 • October • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
Also available:
The Island
9781741752663
$19.95 (Can $21.95)
15
And Picasso Painted Guernica
Alain Serres
Readers can come face to face with an astonishing creative spirit
in this beautiful book for children about Picasso, his journey as an
artist and how he painted his iconic work, Guernica
Beginning with the doves young Pablo painted with his father when
he was only seven, this book then highlights his later passions for har-
lequins and street people, bulls and minotaurs, new ways of seeing, and
new ways of rendering life. In 1937, all of these artistic qualities con-
tributed to the massive work Guernica, painted as a protest against the
bombing of defenseless civilians and against the brutality of war around
the world. A biography of both an epoch-making artist and a unique
painting that resonated with the outrage of people around the world,
this is not just a beautiful book with many working drawings, photo-
graphs, and full-color paintings, it is also a fascinating insight into the
creative process. At the heart of the book is the complete work, spread
across an eight-page gatefold.
Alain Serres is a former kindergarten teacher and a children’s book publisher.
52 pp • 10.5 x 13.5 • 39 Color Photos
37 B/W Photos • Ages 9–12 • Graphic Nonfiction
9781741759945 • October • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin
16
God Bless
Animals need God’s blessing too
God bless the baby elephant
God bless the newborn bear
God bless the tiny tiger cub
And babies everywhere.
9780745961637
PRAYERS FOR LITTLE HANDS SERIES
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Kay Widdowson
Each of these charming little books features a single prayer on a simple theme.
Each spread features a large pop-in jigsaw piece with a touch-and-feel textured panel,
which reflects the words of the prayer, inviting interactivity and helping children learn to pray through play.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than
30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments,
and My Very First Bible. Kay Widdowson worked in animation before moving onto children’s
illustration. She is the illustrator of Beep Beep and Clap Your Hands.
Each: 8 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 2 • Board Books/Religious
September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s
Goodnight
It’s easy and fun to say goodnight prayers
I thank you, God, for those I love
And for the fun we share
I snuggle in my cozy bed
And say “Goodnight” to Bear.
9780745961644
17
Here I Am
Children can learn to pray wherever they are playing
Here I am out in the garden
Here I am down by the sea
Here I am walking along in the woods
Wherever I am, God loves me.
9780745961613
PRAYERS FOR LITTLE HANDS SERIES
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Kay Widdowson
Each: 8 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 2 • Board Books/Religious
September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s
Thank You, God
A simple lesson in prayers of thanks for the seasons
Thank you, God, for the flowers of spring
And for summertime’s golden sun
Thank you, God, for the autumn leaves
And snow that brings winter fun.
9780745961620
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My Very Own Bible
Retelling the classic stories of the Bible, this book is buttressed by
beautifully rendered illustrations that received widespread acclaim
when they first appeared. Brighter and more crisp than ever before, the
artwork is sure to engage children with their favorite Biblical stories.
9780745949918 • September • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Cloth
MY VERY OWN BIBLE
Retold by Lois Rock
Illustrations by Carolyn Cox
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than
30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments,
and My Very First Bible. Carolyn Cox has illustrated many books for Lion, including Lion Children’s
Bible, My Book of Christmas, My Book of Prayers, and My Own Book of Bible Stories.
Each: 160 pp • 5.75 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Religious • Lion Children’s
My Very Own Bible Gift Edition
This handy Bible retells 37 great stories of the Bible for
young readers. It is presented with a luxurious binding
incorporating padded boards and the tactile quality of matte
laminate and foil.
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This Is My Bible
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Lift-the-Flap
Bible Stories
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Two-Minute
Bible Stories
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The Lion Illustrated
Bible for Children
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The Lion Read
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I Want to Know
About the Bible
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The Lion
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The Lion Bible:
Everlasting Stories
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The Lion
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The Lion
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The Lion Encyclopedia
of the Bible
9780745960104
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The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers
for Children
Second edition
Lois Rock
The newly revised, indispensable resource for those who say
prayers with children
With prayers from the Bible, traditional sources, modern an-
thologies, and others written specially for this collection, the sup-
plications in this resource touch on all aspects of life: friends and
family; festivals and special occasions; home and school; the world;
for good times and bad times; for health, sickness, and bereave-
ment; for peace and the future; and for one’s relationship with
God. An indispensable compendium of prayers for children, the
indexed has been carefully sourced—by first line, time of year,
related Bible passage, and author—making each reading easy to
look up and browse.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have
been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s
First Book of Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments,
and My Very First Bible.
544 pp • 5 x 7.75 • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745962313 • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
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Bible Stories for Little Angels
Sarah J. Dodd
Illustrations by Dubravka Kolanovic
Charming retellings of Bible favorites feature
adorable pastel illustrations that will evoke
warm sentiments in young readers
Combining respect for the biblical originals with a warm-hearted
and original child’s-eye view of the events, these 10 classic Bible sto-
ries are presented alongside endearing and brightly colored illus-
trations. The story of creation is included, as well as Noah’s Ark,
God’s promise to Abraham, Moses in the basket, the birth of Jesus,
and many others. The result is a highly aesthetic book that compels
young readers to joyfully engage in the stories of the Bible.
Sarah J. Dodd is a former teacher. Dubravka Kolanovic is the illus-
trator of several children’s books, including Little Grey and the Great
Mystery, Prayers for Little Angels, and Safely through the Night. They
collaborated on Bedtime Stories for Little Angels and Christmas Sto-
ries for Little Angels.
48 pp • 8.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
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Lion Children’s
LITTLE ANGELS SERIES
Stories include:
When the World Began
Noah Listens to God
Abraham and the Promise
The Baby in the Basket
Daniel in Danger
A Baby Like No Other
Wild Weather
Jesus Helps a Little Girl
Jesus and the Children
A Sad Day, A Glad Day
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Our Father
And Other Classic Prayers
For Children
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Sophie Allsopp
A perfect book of prayers for any young child that features
gorgeous and engaging illustrations
The prayers in this collection are drawn from a wide range
of sources—including the Bible, traditional blessings such as
the Lord’s Prayer, and works by Cecil Frances Alexander, John
Milton, Mother Teresa, and St. Francis of Assisi. Arranged
according to theme to better enable children to establish a
vocabulary for prayer, the sections include morning and night-
time prayers, learning to pray, praise, love, forgiveness,
thanks, journeys, sadness, and comfort and blessings.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have
been translated into more than 30 languages, including A
Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Com-
mandments, and My Very First Bible. Sophie Allsopp is the
author of Dear God. They collaborated on The First Christ-
mas, The First Easter, and The First Rainbow.
32 pp • 9 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745961521 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth
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Prayers for a Better World
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Mique Moriuchi
This inspiring collection of prayers deals with the hopes and concerns that chil-
dren have for the world and its people—from family and friends to the environ-
ment and world peace
We share the earth
We share the sky
We share the shining sea
With those we trust
With those we fear:
We are God’s family.
The prayers in this lovely compilation are chosen from a wide range of traditional
and modern sources and are arranged thematically for ease of reference. The themes
included are: For Planet Earth, For Creatures Great and Small, For Green and Grow-
ing Things, For Peace and Justice, and For a World Made New. Bright paint and col-
lage illustrations add a truly global feel to the book, making this the perfect outlet
for children to learn how issues can be better overcome when people of all nations
work together as one.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for children, including the
Bible Story Time series, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, Goodnight Prayers, How to be
Good, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Mique Moriuchi is
the illustrator of Butterfly Girl and Goodnight Prayers, among others.
64 pp • 5.5 x 6.75 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
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Thank You God
Daytime and Night-time Prayers for Little Children
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Catherine Vase
The perfect guidebook to help build a child’s trust in goodness and love
With illustrated scenes that reflect aspects of a child’s world, this collection
provides short and memorable prayers for children to say throughout the day.
Themed around the events of the day and emotions—happiness, bedtime, being
busy, keeping safe—this work combines new compositions with more tradi-
tional prayers to offer a wide range of worship.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for children, includ-
ing the Bible Story Time series, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, Goodnight Prayers,
How to be Good, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven.
Catherine Vase is the author of Fabulous Food Stories: The Incredible Cake,
Fabulous Food Stories: The Super Sandwich, Milly and Friends Make a Sand-
castle, The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly, We’re Hungry on the Farm, and We’re
Hungry on the Jungle, and the illustrator of The Totem Pole.
32 pp • 8.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745969138 • January • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s
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It’s My World Too
Discover Endangered Animals and Their Habitats
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Tina Macnaughton
The world’s rarest baby creatures are anxious . . . and no
wonder—it seems their homes and habitats are at risk
“Macnaughton is able to capture the emotions of each
animal in turn in a sympathetic and realistic way.”
—School Librarian on An Arkful of Animal Prayers
Exploring the world of endangered animals, this beautifully
illustrated peep-through picture book features an adorable cast
of creatures from around the world. Conversations between
mother and baby animals, including pandas, elephants, snow
leopards, chimps, and porpoises, highlight how both global
and local human impact is threatening their habitats. With hole-
in-the-page novelty, “think about” boxes, and a pleading re-
frain from the animals to remember it’s their world too, this
book, which is playful in approach but serious in message, gives
children an awareness of important environmental issues and
the encouragement to be kind to their planet.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!,
Prayers for Little Angels, Run Little Chicken Run!, Safely
through the Night, Two-Minute Animal Stories, and Two-
Minute Bible Stories. Tina Macnaughton’s previous titles have
sold more than half a million copies and include My Mommy
and Me, One Magical Day, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and
While Angels Watch.
32 pp • 7.75 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780745961590 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth
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Happy Christmas, Little Bear
Margaret Allum
Illustrations by Angela Swan
Little Bear learns that Christmas means more than getting gifts
Little Bear’s Christmas list was so long that it covered two pieces of paper.
“I’m not sure if Santa can manage all that,” said Mommy Bear.
“Yes he can,” said Little Bear. “Or it won’t be a happy Christmas.”
Little Bear is excited about Christmas, especially when he dreams of all the
presents he is going to get. But when Christmas Day arrives and Little Bear
discovers that not all the presents under the tree belong to him, Christmas seems
much less exciting. How can Little Bear have a happy Christmas without lots
of presents?
Margaret Allum is the author of How Many Peas in a Pod? Angela Swan is
the illustrator of the Magic Kitten series.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–6 • Picture Books/Seasonal
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Santa’s Suit
Davide Cali
Illustrations by Éric Heliot
A hilarious, original, and thoroughly modern Santa Claus tale
Telling the story of Santa, who finds he has forgotten to clean his suit in time
for Christmas, this picture book has cleverly reimagined the North Pole, bring-
ing the Santa story up-to-date for the modern child. When Santa’s suit is too
dirty to wear on such an important night, his dog Bobo—a canny canine rem-
iniscent of Wallace’s resourceful companion, Gromit—comes to the rescue.
Armed with notes from a sewing show he’s seen on TV, Bobo makes a new
one out of the curtains. The race is on to make a new suit in time for Santa to
deliver all the Christmas presents. Will Bobo come up with a new suit in time
to save Christmas? And the real question is: will Santa learn his lesson and fix
the washing machine in time for next Christmas? Young readers will have lots
of fun finding out in this playful comic-style book that’s easy to read and packs
a delightful punch line.
Davide Cali is one of Europe’s most innovative and acclaimed writers for chil-
dren. He is the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including The Enemy:
A Book About Peace, I Love Chocolate, Mama Robot, and Piano Piano. Éric
Heliot is the illustrator of the Constance series, which includes Constance and
the Great Escape and Constance and Tiny.
32 pp • 10.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Seasonal/Picture Books
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Stories include:
Go Fast Slowly (Philippines)
Rabbit, Elephant, and Whale (Mauritius)
The Milkmaid and Her Pail (Aesop)
The Wise Man and the Thief (Far East)
The Nightingale (Hans Christian Andersen)
The Moose and the River (North America)
The Tree and the Reed (Aesop)
The Story that Grew (Bengal)
The Water and the Well (Iran)
The King’s Highway (World)
TWO-MINUTE STORIES
Two-Minute Bedtime Stories
Retold by Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Nicola Smee
A collection of classic stories accompanied with fun,
eccentric pictures and text
The 10 treasured stories collected here include tales from
the much-loved storytellers Aesop and Hans Christian
Andersen as well as traditional folk tales from around
the world—including the Philippines, Iran, and North
America—all with something wise to say about life. Each
story is retold in a short but continuous narrative, with
quirky illustrations adding to the momentum. The play-
ful element is enhanced by text that interacts with the
pictures by means of join-in onomatopoeic labels and
speech bubbles, all lending to an overall effect that chil-
dren will adore. The large text and carefully managed
readability are perfect to share with younger children
who are still learning to read.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise
Go!, Prayers for Little Angels, Run Little Chicken
Run!, and Safely through the Night. She previously col-
laborated with Nicola Smee on Two-Minute Animal Sto-
ries and Two-Minute Bible Stories.
48 pp • 8.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books/Classics
9780745960791 • October
$12.99 (Can $13.99) Cloth
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Animal Stories
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Michael Foreman’s
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Illustrations by Michael Foreman
One of the greatest achievements in children’s literature, Car-
roll’s masterpiece introduces children to a whole world of
humor, fun, and invention
Featuring a bevy of iconic characters and locations, Alice’s world
introduces young readers to the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit,
the evil Queen of Hearts, the tea party and, of course, the rab-
bit hole that starts it all. Michael Foreman’s watercolors beau-
tifully capture the world of Wonderland in all of its glory.
Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) was the pen-name of Charles Dodg-
son. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smar-
ties Book Prize-winning illustrator who has worked on a vast
range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of
several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales,
and Hello World.
176 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 50 Color Illustrations
Ages 7–12 • Classics
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Michael Foreman’s Peter Pan and Wendy
J. M. Barrie
Illustrations by Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman’s iconic illustrations bring this story of belief in magic and child-
hood adventure to life
When Peter Pan flies through the Darlings’ nursery window, Wendy, Michael, and John
begin their amazing adventures to Never Never Land. There they meet unforgettable mag-
ical characters, including the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and the cruel Captain Hook. J. M.
Barrie’s enchanting story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up has thrilled generations of
young readers. Containing all of the elements that appeal to the imaginations of young
readers—high adventure, children who can fly, pirates, and fairies with magical powers—
this lavish edition is the perfect gift for fans young and old alike.
J. M. Barrie (1860–1937) had no children of his own but was the guardian of five boys
for whom he created the tale of Peter Pan, first written as a play. Michael Foreman is a
Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book Prize-winning illustrator who has worked
on a vast range of children’s books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, in-
cluding Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World.
160 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 30 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–12 • Classics
9781843651369 • November • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Pavilion’s Childrens
Michael Foreman’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Illustrations by Michael Foreman
A beautifully illustrated collectable edition of the classic children’s fantasy
When Dorothy and Toto are suddenly swept off the plains of Kansas by a huge cyclone
to the land of Oz, they meet up with some of the most endearing characters ever created—
the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Together they set off on a fan-
tastic journey down the yellow brick road in search of the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) wrote many children’s books, the most famous of which is
The Wizard of Oz. Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book
Prize-winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s books. He is the
author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales,
and Hello World.
160 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 50 Color Illustrations • Ages 7–12 • Classics
9781843651574 • November • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Pavilion’s Childrens
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Michael Foreman’s Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrations by Michael Foreman
Introduction by Michael Morpurgo
The classic story of high-seas adventure is brought to life
This classic adventure tale brought pirates into the popular imag-
ination with its villain/hero, the peg-legged captain Long John
Silver. Fabulous jewel-filled chests, treasure maps marked with
X’s, pirates with parrots, and eye-patches—it is all here.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist,
poet, essayist, and travel writer whose other classics include Kid-
napped and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Michael
Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book Prize-
winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s
books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including
Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World.
Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning children’s author of such
titles as Kensuke’s Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse.
232 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 50 Color Illustrations
Ages 7–12 • Classics
9781843651178 • December • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth
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Struwwelpeter
Or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures
Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann
Pauline knew not to play with matches, Philip’s parents told
him not to fidget, and Conrad was duly warned about the tai-
lor who snips off thumbsuckers’ thumbs—a morbidly hilari-
ous, much-loved classic volume of cautionary verses
In December 1844, Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann, a German doctor,
couldn’t find a suitable book to give his three-year-old son as a
Christmas present. Instead he bought a blank book and set out
to write and draw what was to become his world-famous pic-
ture book. Hoffmann filled his book with dazzling and gruesome
stories and pictures that he had invented to try to put his fright-
ened young patients at their ease. After its publication in 1845,
the book’s popularity continued to grow and it has been pub-
lished in thousands of editions throughout the world.
Frustrated by the moralistic tone of contemporary children's
books, Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (1809–1894) wrote and illustrated
this book full of exaggerated consequences for misbehavior, and
it has delighted and terrified generations since.
48 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior
Ages 7–12 • Picture Books/Classics
9781843651536 • December • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
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Aesop’s Fables
Alice Shirley
Foreword by Michael Foreman
A striking new look at Aesop’s classic animal tales
Well-loved fables such as “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The
Fox and the Sour Grapes” are presented with stunning Indian ink
illustrations, creating a sumptuous book for both children and
adults to treasure. This lavish collection contains more than 100
of the most imaginative stories ever told—some well-known and
others that should be.
Alice Shirley’s inspiration for this project comes from a life-long
fascination with fables and stories from around the world. Michael
Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book Prize-
winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children’s
books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, includ-
ing Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World.
160 pp • 9.5 x 12 • 90 Color Illustrations
Ages 7–12 • Classics/Fiction
9781843651185 • September • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth
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Falling Angels
Colin Thompson
Another classic picture book by the legendary Colin Thompson, reissued by popu-
lar demand
Sally is just a baby when she first begins to soar above her house and over the garden.
Soon she sees her brother and other children floating over the rooftops. Only her grand-
mother believes her and every night Sally returns from another journey with a special
present for the old lady. Sally’s grandma recalls her own travels from when she was a
little girl and explains that everyone has the power to fly, “Only they’ve forgotten how.
It’s called growing up.” But Sally never forgets how to fly and when she has children
of her own, she flies with them. With intricately detailed illustrations and moving text,
this story takes the reader on a journey they will never forget.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel
How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly
Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness,
The Dragons, The Floods, and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many
other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—one of the most prestigious chil-
dren’s literature prizes.
32 pp • 9 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Picture Books
9781741664201 • December • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper
Random House Australia
The Paradise Garden
Colin Thompson
A classic picture book by the legendary Colin Thompson, reissued by popular demand
In the quiet of a great garden, away from the noise and fumes of the city, Peter finds the
peace and contentment that is missing from his home life. Yet just as summer turns to win-
ter, so must Peter return home—but his paradise garden goes with him.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel
How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly
Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, The
Dragons, The Floods, and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many other
awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—one of the most prestigious children’s liter-
ature prizes.
32 pp • 9 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–9 • Picture Books
9781741664195 • January • $13.99 (Can $15.99) Paper • Random House Australia
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Pen Pals Forever:
School Days
9781864719017
Pen Pals Forever:
Summer Days
9781864719000
Pen Pals Forever: Olden Days
Polly and Jez continue their adventures in the third book of the Pen Pals
Forever series
Polly and Jez are the best of friends. They write to each other about every-
thing, just like their mothers and grandmothers before them. Polly loves to
hear stories from her gran about the olden days. Jez can only read the letters
her nanna wrote, but that’s enough to imagine what life was like before she
was even born. As the girls discover treasures, recipes, and stories from the
past, they begin to dream up their own adventures.
9781864719024 • September
PEN PALS FOREVER
Lenny Pelling
An utterly charming series for beginner readers about friends, travelling,
writing, and letting your imagination take you to new places.
Lenny Pelling is a children’s book writer and illustrator. She illustrated and co-designed the popular educational series
X-Zone, and has also illustrated Active Kids, Bananas in Pyjamas, and Croc Hunter Ultimate Factivity books.
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 5–7 • Fiction • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Random House Australia
Pen Pals Forever: Pyjama Days
When they’re stuck inside during the school holidays, at least Polly and Jez
have their imaginations to keep them company
Best friends Polly and Jez like to do the same things—even when they’re thou-
sands of miles apart. When Jez gets sick and has to stay in bed for two whole
weeks, all she can do is read. It’s lucky there are so many books about pirates,
dinosaurs, and mermaids for her to enjoy. Polly is stuck in one place too. But
with the help of Jez’s letters, she has her imagination to escape the boredom.
The quietest town in Australia has never been so exciting.
9781864719031 • January
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Scratch Kitten and the Ghost Ship
Jessica Green
Illustrations by Mitch Vane
Can Scratch help his new friend Toopo escape from the clutches
of Sir Peter the Wildlife Collector?
Scratch Kitten is stranded on a desert island. So he is delighted when
a ship arrives and rescues him. However, life on board is not smooth
sailing. The trip is being paid for by Sir Peter Petall, a wildlife col-
lector. Sir Peter takes an instant dislike to Scratch when Scratch
befriends one of his specimens, Toopo. Toopo is a strange
chameleon-like mammal, never seen before, and Sir Peter wants to
put him in a glass case. Can Scratch free Topoo and help him find
his one true love? Will Scratch find a friendlier ship for himself?
And what can be done about the strange, ghostly ship that keeps
appearing out of the fog?
Jessica Green is the author of A Diary of a Would-be Princess. Mitch
Vane is an illustrator of children’s books, including Monkey Talk,
Little Lunch Four, and Poodle and Hound.
92 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 5–7 • Fiction
9781921541070 • October • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper
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Scruffy Old Cat
Sardine was the ugliest cat Lily had ever seen—his tail was
just a stump and his coat was a mess of brown blotches and
grey speckles. This is not the sweet kitten she had in mind!
If only Lily could find a perfect kitten, she wouldn’t be lonely
any more. So when Pop Hooper gives her a smelly, scruffy cat
to take care of for a night she is horrified. Surely everyone will
laugh at her now—won’t they?
186 pp • 35 B/W Illustrations
9781921272752 • September
Funny Little Dog
Pop guarantees the perfect pet to kids, but will he find the dog
Flyn needs to protect him from bullies?
Flyn’s idea of a perfect pet is a fierce guard dog. He would call
the dog Chomper, and use him to scare off the bullies. But all
Pop Hooper has to offer is a silly, round lapdog called Pump-
kin. There’s no way Pumpkin could protect Flyn—is there?
92 pp • 36 B/W Illustrations
9781921272769 • November
Slowcoach Turtle
Tilda wants a pet monkey to run around and climb trees with
and is dismayed when Pop Hooper asks her to look after a
turtle. Will a sleepy turtle be as much fun as a monkey?
In the third installment of Pop Hoopers’s Perfect Pets, Tilda and
her best friend have a fight, and Tilda decides a monkey would
be a much better companion. But Pop Hooper, the magical man
of pets, has other ideas about what Tilda’s perfect pet might be.
Can headstrong, impatient Tilda cope alone with a slow-mov-
ing turtle? And is there any way this slow coach turtle can bring
Tilda and her best friend back together?
92 pp • 35 B/W Illustrations
9781921541230 • February
POP HOOPER’S PERFECT PETS
Kyle Mewburn
Illustrations by Heath MacKenzie
Pop Hooper’s Pet Express makes sure that kids always get their perfect dream pets—in the end
Kyle Mewburn is the author of numerous books, including The Bear in the Room Next Door,
Duck Is Stuck, The Hoppleplop, and Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Heath McKenzie is the illustrator of many
books, including Better Out Than In, The Detachable Boy, Genius Squad, and Screw Loose.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 5–7 • Fiction • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Little Hare Books
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Henrietta There’s No One Better
Full of Henrietta’s funny thoughts and adventures, with whimsical color illustrations
throughout, this storybook is perfect for young children, and anyone else with a
curly imagination
Henrietta has a habit of making things up. Some things are true: Henrietta has a baby brother
the size of a sock (almost), a crazy brown dog named Madge, and a constant hunger for
chocolate ripple cake. She is good at exploring and making her dad’s undies into a superb
hat. Other things are not true: Henrietta says she can keep a secret. She cannot. But if Hen-
rietta has a big habit of making things up, she has a bigger habit of making things fun,
even little brothers and hamsters. So young readers are invited to come meet Henrietta,
and make an irresistible, irrepressible new friend.
9781741147186 (Replaces 9780439807470) • September
HENRIETTA
Martine Murray
“[Henrietta] will be embraced by many young readers, particularly those who’ve enjoyed
Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean books.” —School Library Journal
“With unique and fully realized supporting characters and a multiethnic, urban environment, this story
vibrates with authenticity.” —School Library Journal on The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley
Martine Murray is the author of Henrietta, Mannie and the Long Brave Day,
A Moose Called Mouse, and The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley.
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 88 Color Illustrations • Two-color Interior • Ages 5–7
Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Henrietta the Great Go-Getter
Funky and charming, another adventure with the inimitable Henrietta
Hello everybody out there in the whirly old world. It’s me Henrietta. There’s something
going on, and it isn’t even Christmas. It’s a DILEMMA. The Rietta is sad because it’s lost.
And we absolutely have to find the Rietta a home because the sadder the Rietta becomes
the more its spots fade.
At bathtime, the very imaginative Henrietta sails away to do some serious explorification
along with her friends Olive Higgie, Albert, and the Rietta—which Henrietta explains is
"a particular kind of creature who helps you clown around." They head for the Wide Wide
Long Cool Coast of the Lost Socks, having heard that there just might be a small colony
of Riettas living there. They talk to the lost socks and have no choice but to trust a tennis
sock, and their journey becomes more frightening from there. Will Henrietta make it to
her destination? Will she find a new home for the fading Rietta? Will she find Olive Hig-
gie and Albert again?
9781741754506 • October
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HENRIETTA
Martine Murray
Each: 96 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 88 B/W Illustrations • Two-color Interior • Ages 5–7
Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Madeline the Mermaid
Anna Fienberg
Illustrations by Ann James
The creator of Tashi invites readers into the magical world of Madeline the Mermaid
and her merdog, Byron, and mercat, Bella, with these four fabulous, fishy stories told
with the magical quality of folk tales
Some people tell stories about mermaids and their wild, wicked ways, but Madeline is the
friendliest mermaid anyone could meet She lives in a conch shell, and when she sings, a
golden light flashes from her tail. Still, not all the creatures under the sea are friendly, and
Madeline faces some bad ones in these four tales. Will Madeline be swallowed up by the
monster Kraken or be bored to death by the talkative Pufferfish? Can she escape the Sea
Harpy with her hair of hissing snakes? Can she prevent a war of magic between the rival
Sea Witches—a war that would mean the end for all sea creatures?
Anna Fienberg is the cocreator of the Minton Goes! series and the Tashi series. Ann James
is the illustrator of Audrey’s Big Secret, Little Humpty, and Lucy Goosey.
72 pp • 5 x 8 • 23 Color Illustrations • 14 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781742372280 (Replaces 9781863738385) • March • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
Allen & Unwin
Henrietta Gets a Letter
In the third fabulous Henrietta story, when Henrietta sets a trap for “something” under
her bed, she finds a teeny tiny person with wings
I’m Henrietta and there’s a strange and ominous scuffling noise under my bed. I can tell
it’s not a crocodile and I’m sure it’s not a rhino and it absolutely can’t be a monster be-
cause monsters lurk in dark misty lakes, not under beds. So who could it be? One thing I
do know is it’s time to make some discoveries.
When Henrietta finds Mabel May Hissop sleeping in her sock, she discovers not only a
small fairy with a big problem, but also a big way to explore the small things in life. With
Mabel’s special silver key and an invitation to the Big Bunch of Small Creatures Ball, Hen-
rietta opens the door to a very sparkly adventure.
9781741754513 • November
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Each: $5.99 (Can $6.99)
The Forest of Doom
and Gloom
9781741663204
Mr. da Vinci's
Time Machine
9781741664423
BELMONT AND THE DRAGON
The Wand and
the Sword
9781741663211
Danger in Redwitch Village
Mike Zarb
Illustrations by Robin Gold
Belmont and his sidekick Burnie are at it again as they race to save
Old York from the Beastly Bedraggled Batniks
“Youngsters will enjoy the visual aspect of the book; the car-
toon characters are rendered with plenty of humor, and there
are a lot of full-page illustrations.” —School Library Journal
on The Forest of Doom and Gloom
Old York is in terrible danger—three Beastly Bedraggled Batniks have
stolen a top-secret compound called Kablooey, and it’s up to Belmont
and his hapless sidekick dragon Burnie to save the day. Belmont and
Burnie pursue the batniks deep into Redwitch Village, where they come
face-to-face with “The Boss,” a frightening creature whose true iden-
tity is shrouded in mystery. Can Belmont and Burnie prevent Old York
from being blown into itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy pieces? And just what
in tarnation is a Kablooey, anyhow?
Mike Zarb has been an illustrator, production designer, and story-
board artist for more than 15 years. He is the illustrator of Pearlie.
Robin Gold has written for children’s television and film, and is the
author of previous Belmont and the Dragon titles The Forest of Doom
and Gloom and The Wand and the Sword.
48 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781864719697 • September • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper
Random House Australia
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GIBBLEWORT THE GOBLIN
Victor Kelleher
Illustrations by Stephen Michael King
Get lost in the big city, take a trip to the land down under, spend a miserable day
at the beach, explore the rainforest, and much more in these zany and hilarious
adventures with Gibblewort—everyone’s favorite nasty Irish goblin!
Victor Kelleher is the author of Beyond the Dusk, Del-Del, Johnny Wombat, and To the Dark Tower.
Stephen Michael King is the illustrator for The Man Who Loved Boxes and Pocket Dogs.
Each: 80 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Random House Australia
Goblin in the Snow
Speeding snowboards, giant snowballs, talking fish—every-
where Gibblewort goes, trouble is sure to follow
Gibblewort the horrible Irish goblin is driving his goblin mates
crazy, so they pack him off to Austria for a winter holiday, only
at the last minute “Austria” becomes “Australia” and Gibble-
wort ends up stuck in the middle of the Snowy Mountains dur-
ing ski season.
9781864719543 (Replaces 9781740517706) • October
Goblin in the Bush
The first adventure starring everyone’s favorite grouchy
Irish goblin
Gibblewort is a nasty little Irish goblin. One day he gets sick of
the rain and damp of his homeland and decides to go to Aus-
tralia instead. At first, he’s delighted with his new home, which
is as sunny and dry as any goblin could hope for. But when he
gets to know the local flora and fauna, he gets more than he bar-
gains for and makes a hasty retreat back to Ireland where he
feels safe and secure. The other goblins aren’t pleased to see him
back and when things get really nasty, they threaten to send him
with a one-way ticket back to the land Down Under.
9781864719499 (Replaces 9781740517706) • September
Goblin in the City
Gibblewort is lost in the big city . . . and he soon finds him-
self in all sorts of trouble
Gibblewort the goblin thinks he is on the way home to Ireland
. . . until he gets thrown out of a mail van into the middle of a
busy, bustling city. Where are the gray clouds? Where is the
squelchy rain? And where is the icy breeze a goblin loves so well?
Can Gibblewort get himself out of this mess and back to his
beloved Ireland before it’s too late?
9781864719512 • October
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GIBBLEWORT THE GOBLIN
Victor Kelleher
Illustrations by Stephen Michael King
Each: 80 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Fiction • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Random House Australia
Goblin at the Zoo
Blither and blather, Gibblewort the miserable Irish goblin
is back
When Gibblewort wakes up at the zoo, he thinks he’s in deep-
est, darkest Africa. So he squeezes his way into a nice, safe cage—
only to find he’s become the object of affection for a female
chimpanzee. Every time Gibblewort manages to escape her
clutches, he finds himself being thrown, kicked, tossed, shaken,
and even electrocuted back into the chimps’ enclosure . . . and
Daisy’s long hairy arms! How is everyone’s favorite nasty little
goblin going to get himself out of this one?
9781864719536 (Replaces 9780759321007) • January
Goblin in the Rainforest
Another hilarious adventure from everyone’s favorite
grouchy goblin
Gibblewort the goblin is filled with joy when he crawls out of
his postbag to find damp earth, falling rain, and the sound of
the wind through the trees. He’s made it home to Ireland at last.
Except it’s not Ireland, it’s the Australian Rainforest, and Gib-
blewort soon finds himself being stung, squeezed, sucked,
nipped, and pecked by all sorts of strange and unusual creatures.
9781864719529 (Replaces 9781740519823) • January
Goblin on the Reef
Gibblewort’s goblin friends are at it again—they’ve sent him
back to Australia, and this time he should have packed his
scuba gear
Gibblewort the Irish goblin is as nasty as ever. When his goblin
friends get tired of his wicked ways, they teach him a lesson by
packing him off to a damp part of Australia. The place he ends
up in couldn’t be damper—the Great Barrier Reef. Delight in
the adventures of Gibblewort and the fascinating creatures he
encounters there.
9781864719505 (Replaces 9781740518550) • February
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Each: $6.99 (Can $7.99)
Nanda the Naughty Gnome
Will Nanda prove that a naughty gnome can become a good fairy?
Nanda Gemdibbler knows that she is really a good fairy princess, but no one believes
her. Instead they think she is a lazy and willful little gnome. So when Nanda gets the
chance to look after good fairy Willow Gracecloud’s cottage she is delighted, because
if she does a good job, she might just win a place at Miss Kisses’ Academy of Sweet-
ness for Little Fairies. But why do the Hags want Nanda to go to their Abademy of
Badness instead, and why does the fox-fae keep encouraging Nanda to try on all of
Willow’s dresses and make such a mess in Willow’s house? Perhaps Nanda will find
out that she’s actually very good at being bad.
29 B/W Illustrations
9781921541223 • September
Tikki the Tricky Pixie
Not all fairies are sweet and pink. Some are Little Horrors.
Tikki the Tricky Pixie wants to go to the School for Bad Fairies but Uncle Sedge won’t
let her go. She must win her Badge of Badness and convince her Uncle she really is a
bad fairy. But will her tricks in the pixie marsh be enough?
35 B/W Illustrations
9781921541322 • November
LITTLE HORRORS
Tiffany Mandrake
Illustrations by Martin Chatterton
Tiffany Mandrake lives in a cozy, creepy cottage in the grounds of Hag’s Abademy, where bad fairies
go to study badness. Martin Chatterton is well known as both a writer and an illustrator of titles for
children. His works include Yuck! The Grossest Joke Book Ever and the popular Bad Dog books.
Each: 108 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
$6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Little Hare Books
Mal the Mischievous Mermaid
9781921272714
Flax the Feral Fairy
9781921272707
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Cicada Summer
Kate Constable
An atmospheric mystery that explores themes of family, friendship, and grief
“A treasure of a story, a story to slip into your pocket like a feather or a perfectly
round stone—for keeps. Reminiscent of the old-fashioned storytelling I loved as a child,
like Tom’s Midnight Garden, but with a contemporary flavor.” —Penni Russon, author,
Undine
Something flickered at the top of the stairs. Eloise heard a voice call, I’m coming!, and a girl
in a pale dress and a big sunhat came running, her fingertips slipping down the curve of the
slim iron railing. Eloise went cold all over. She couldn’t move, or breathe; her mouth was
dry. At the bottom of the steps, the girl in the pale dress faltered, then stopped. For a frac-
tion of a second she stood motionless, as if she were listening. Then all at once she turned
and stared straight at Eloise. And suddenly the foyer was empty. The ghostly girl was gone.
When Eloise’s get-rich-quick dad moves the family back to his home town and turns the derelict
family mansion into a convention center, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house.
She begins spending all her time there, ignoring her strange grandmother and avoiding the
friendly boy next door. Then Eloise meets a “ghost girl” who may or may not be from the
house’s past, and events take a strange—and ultimately dangerous—turn. Beautifully writ-
ten, poignant, and gripping, this is a charming story of personal growth.
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth
Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series.
192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781741758283 • March • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
100% Hero
Jayne Lyons
Freddy the werewolf boy must come to the rescue again when his father is captured
in wolf form and put in the zoo
“Fast-paced action and numerous fart jokes will lure young reluctant readers.”
—School Library Journal on 100% Wolf
The follow-up to 100% Wolf (9781416974741) from Simon & Schuster
Freddy Lupin’s noble werewolf family is in trouble again. A TV reporter has captured
Freddy’s dad and put him in the zoo, and strange visitors are snooping around Far-
fang Castle, looking for the mysterious Blavendoch. Before he can protest, Freddy is
packed off to camp. He’s looking forward to all the extreme sports adventures—until
he’s handed pink tights and dainty ballet slippers. Freddy has a choice: face the ghostly
blood-sucking demon outside . . . or dance. Great horned toads! How’s Freddy going
to get out of this one?
Jayne Lyons has worked as a geologist/geophysicist. She is the author of 100% Wolf.
282 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781741663969 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Random House Australia
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Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Storms
Marion Roberts
Sunny Hathaway—introvert, entrepreneur, inventor, poet, dog lover, and lateral thinker—
has a lot on her plate. She's moving to a new house, dealing with step-siblings, and start-
ing a dog entertainment business too.
“The story, told in Sunny’s authentic first-person voice, leads readers deep into the
inner life of a thoughtful preteen. . . . Fans of Jacqueline Wilson’s Candyfloss will enjoy
this first novel.” —Booklist on Sunny Side Up
“[Sunny’s] voice is precocious and funny . . . will appeal to those who like introspective
first-person narration.” —School Library Journal on Sunny Side Up
“A solid tale about the complexity of family and friendships . . . raises potent questions
about honesty and forgiveness.” —Publishers Weekly on Sunny Side Up
The follow-up to Sunny Side Up (9780385736725) from Random House
Sunny and her expertly blended, thoroughly modern family are moving into her grandmother’s
old mansion, Windermere. Using her powers of reverse psychology, Sunny wins the turret
bedroom from her step-siblings, but is soon tangled up in mischief involving bored dogs, a
cranky old gardener, an angel sighting, a match-making mission, and a boy who knits. To
make matters worse, Sunny’s baby half-sister Flora has turned the world upside-down and
Sunny must find ways to offer warmth and shelter to those she cares for most.
Marion Roberts is the author of Sunny Side Up.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781741758597 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Anonymity Jones
James Roy
A humorous and clever look at the day-to-day travails of being a teenage girl
“Anonymity is a strong, intelligent character who, in spite of having good reason to de-
spair, doesn't dissolve into a whining puddle of self-absorbed misery. Instead, she deals
with her problems with wit and courage. James Roy knows how to get into a teenager’s
headspace, and he paints the picture with deft strokes and vibrant colors. His work is a
joy to read.” —Good Reading
“Straightforward chronology, believable dialogue, self-contained chapters, and plenty
of humor make this accessible to reluctant readers.” —Booklist on Max Quigley,
Technically Not a Bully
Anonymity is just a regular girl, but her life is falling apart—her father has left to have an-
other mid-life crisis, her mother’s new boyfriend is a sleazebag, and her Europe-bound sister
has adopted the name of a carrion-eating bird just to make a point. Worst of all, Anonymity’s
best girl friends all now have boyfriends while she remains single. What’s a normal girl to do?
James Roy is the author of several children’s books, including Max Quigley, Technically Not
a Bully. He is the winner of four Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books and
two CBCA Honor Books.
202 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741664539 • September • $12.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Woolshed Press
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The Taste of Lightning
Kate Constable
High adventure, romance, worldly ambition, and magical power all
come into play when three extraordinary young people escape from
the Palace of Arvestel and flee on horseback, pursued by the army—
and by sinister magic
“The suspense is palpable, the landscape tactile, and the charac-
terizations, although archetypal, are credible and well drawn . . .
a skillful ride through an exotic and diverting panorama of inci-
dent, song, and self-discovery.” —Sydney Morning Herald
“Fans of Ursula K. LeGuin will recognize echoes of Earthsea. . . .
An impressive debut by an author who clearly has much to con-
tribute to the fantasy genre.” —Booklist starred review of
The Singer of All Songs
“An excellent fantasy, pulling together issues of identity, belonging,
equality, and the environment in a world not so very different, per-
haps, from our own.” —School Library Journal on The Waterless Sea
Tansy, Perrin, and Skir could hardly be more different—a laundry maid,
a swordsman, and a young priest-king whose countries are at war—
but their frantic escape from Arvestel thrusts them together. Pursued
by soldiers and haunted by the witch-woman’s sinister magic, they ride
for their lives through hostile lands. To survive they must learn to trust
each other, strip away the layers of deception that surround Skir, and
challenge the tyranny of the Witch-Woman. But what will happen if all
truths are revealed? And will the power of the priest-king be enough
to bring peace to the Threelands? This thrilling adventure, set within
a storm of secrecy, takes place within the world of the Chanters of
Tremaris series.
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless
Sea, and The Tenth Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of
Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was named a Booklist Editors’
Choice and Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth.
288 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12–14 • Fiction
9781741148633 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
From author: “I had begun thinking about the situation
of the Tibetan Panchen Lama who was taken away into
China by the Chinese authorities, and trying to imagine
what his life must be like: how he viewed his situation,
how he felt about Tibet and his own religious destiny,
and how he felt about the Chinese and living in China,
if he had any memories of Tibet. Then I transplanted
this situation, roughly, into the world of Tremaris, and
imagined a boy priest-king, abducted by a foreign
power that had conquered his own people. What if he
was supposed to possess magical powers of chantment,
but was sure that he had none? How would he feel if
he was one day unexpectedly ‘rescued’ and thrust back
into his occupied homeland?”
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Screw Loose
Chris Wheat
A brilliant black comedy that casts a humorous absurdist lens on a group of ordinary 16-
year-olds with ordinary problems—kind of
“Chris Wheat is perhaps Australia’s leading writer of teenage humor . . . comically and
seamlessly interwoven.” —Magpies
“The book is deliciously silly and laugh-out-loud funny. It can only be hoped that there
will be plenty more of the same from this author.” —January Magazine
As a motley group of teenagers try to navigate the school year, it becomes clear that every-
one has problems and no one knows quite how to solve them. Chelsea talks to Barbies and
fantasizes about ruling the world. Angelo can’t choose between his control-freak soccer club
and his clean-freak girlfriend. Zeynep gets sent to live with the goats, Craig likes Matilda
but Matilda prefers his dog, and Joshua learns to love guinea pigs. This quirky, chaotic, laugh-
out-loud novel about finding love is the perfect novel for people who never quite go about
things the right way.
Chris Wheat is the author of Grinders, Loose Lips, My Excellent Lives, and Two-Stroke Shane.
336 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741754957 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Saving Rafael
Leslie Wilson
An engrossing account of a forbidden love in war-torn Berlin between a Jewish boy and
his childhood sweetheart
“A fascinating portrait of a place and of people who don’t get written about very
much and who are endlessly interesting: the rescuers.” —Adele Geras, author, Troy
“Painfully real and harrowing . . . a superb piece of writing.” —Susan Price, author,
The Sterkarm Handshake
“Completely engrossing.” —Linda Newbery, author, Posy
There was a vehicle pulling up outside. I heard the booted feet running up the stairs, then
the hammering on the apartment door and the shouting. “Open up! Gestapo!”
She is 15 years old and in love. Only this is Nazi-ruled Berlin and he’s a Jew, so it’s against
the law to love him. There are spies everywhere and they’re taking the last Jews away from
Berlin—to the gas chambers. Powerfully evoking civilian survival in a bomb-blasted city,
and the sacrifice and courage required to maintain high individual standards of friendship
and integrity, this novel of love and courage in the face of danger is one that readers will
not be able to put down.
Leslie Wilson is the author of Last Train from Kummersdorf.
416 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781842709184 • October • $11.99 Paper • Andersen Press
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Blaze of Glory
Best friends Aubrey and George begin their magical high jinks in this first book of the
Laws of Magic series
“Undoubtedly one of the best books I've read this year. Hooked deftly from the first
clever line, I was transfixed to the very end by a writer utterly in control of his craft. . . .
Long live Aubrey Fitzwilliam!” —Kate Forsyth, author, The Rhiannon's Ride series
At a weekend shooting party at Prince Albert’s country estate, Aubrey and George find them-
selves in a hotbed of intrigue and politics. Together they discover a magical golem built to
perform one task—kill Prince Albert. Aubrey and George are hailed as heroes for foiling
the attempt on the prince’s life, but who sent the golem, and why? Aubrey is far too curi-
ous to let the authorities handle this one, so with George’s help, they start an investigation
of their own in order to get to the bottom of the royal assassination attempt.
416 pp • 9781864718621 • October
Heart of Gold
Magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam is about to become involved in a convoluted series
of adventures . . . once again
“Michael Pryor is the king of steampunk for teens.” —Visual Bookshelf
At a loss after finishing their end-of-year exams, Aubrey and George travel to the Gallian
capital of Lutetia where it so happens that the lovely Caroline is studying natural history.
Aubrey wants to pursue a cure for his condition—though his family has other ideas, and he’s
soon burdened with a royal mystery to solve, old letters to procure, a missing ornithologist
to locate, and a spot of diplomatic espionage. These tasks should keep Aubrey occupied—
but that would be underestimating his sense of curiosity and uncanny knack of being in the
wrong place at the wrong time. Someone is stealing people’s souls and turning them into mind-
less monsters, and the country’s magical lifeline, the Heart of Gold, has been stolen, leaving
Aubrey, George, and a somewhat reluctant Caroline on the case.
496 pp • 9781864718638 • December
THE LAWS OF MAGIC SERIES
Michael Pryor
Aubrey Fitzwilliam, the son of a prominent ex-polltician, is brilliant at magic, but stuck at military school. At least
he has his best friend, George, there to back him up. George would follow Aubrey anywhere—and with Aubrey’s
talent for thinking up impulsive and daring schemes that will get them both in trouble, that’s no easy thing to do.
Michael Pryor is the author of the Chronicles of Krangor series and the Laws of Magic series.
He has been short-listed for the Aurealis Award six times.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia
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Word of Honour
Aubrey and George struggle to concentrate on their studies amidst mys-
teries, secret adversaries, and deep sea adventures
“How the author manages to weave all these strands together into a truly
exciting page-turner is magic in itself! Unreservedly recommended.”
—Abbey's Bookshop
“The action is almost non-stop . . . much as I loved the Potter books, I’d
rather go out to a party with Aubrey than Harry.” —January Magazine
The magical genius Aubrey Fitzwilliam, along with his loyal friend George, is
trying to immerse himself in his new life at college. But for Aubrey, life is never
straightforward. When Aubrey’s father, the prime minister, invites them to take
a ride on a top-secret submersible, Aubrey and George can’t resist. But a sud-
den magical attack threatens to send them to the bottom of the ocean and be-
gins a whirlwind series of events—a plot to rob Albion’s largest bank, strange
underground disturbances, and an opera singer who bears an uncanny resem-
blance to Aubrey’s nemesis, Dr. Tremaine.
448 pp • 9781864718645 • February
THE LAWS OF MAGIC SERIES
Michael Pryor
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia
Also available from Michael Pryor
The Chronicles of Krangor series:
Each: $7.99 Paper
The King in Reserve
9781741661811
The Lost Castle
9781741662047
The Missing Kin
9781741661750
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Pirates & Pirates Galore
Anna Nilsen
This swashbuckling adventure through two mind-bending
puzzle books introduces map-reading and route-finding skills
as well as the concepts of coordinates and compass points
The wildly popular Pirates and Pirates Galore puzzle books
are now available in one bumper edition for hours of puzzling
fun. In Pirates the main game arises from the hunt for the hid-
den gold of Gull Island. Five pirate captains find the secret of
the treasure’s location when they stumble on a map. The race
becomes a relay and readers can guess which team gets there
first. There are also a dozen individual puzzles to solve that
lead the reader around the whole book for hours of fun, plus
a spotting game that features more than 30 real-life pirates hid-
den throughout the book for the reader to search out. Each
of the pirates in Pirates Galore has a map of Barracuda Bay
that readers use to follow the pirates from island to island
around the bay. Only one of the captains has the clue that leads
to the treasure. Which pirate captain is it? In addition to the
main game, there are 12 individual puzzles to solve plus a spot-
ting game, all of which lead the reader around the book.
Anna Nilsen is the creator of many interactive puzzle books,
including The Amazeing Journey Through Time. She also de-
vised the highly successful books Art Fraud Detective, The
Great Art Scandal, I Can Count, and I Can Spell.
64 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 6–9 • Activity
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Off with their Heads!
All the Cool Bits in British History
Martin Oliver
Illustrations by Andrew Pinder
An entertaining and informative guide to the British kings and queens—minus the
boring parts
Bursting with the best bits from British history, this follow-up to Thirty Days Has Septem-
ber seeks to inspire a love of history that can last a lifetime. Readers will learn rules to re-
member the rulers, get to grips with the gunpowder plot, roam about in Roman Britain, and
get a clue about the cruel fates of all six of Henry VIII’s wives. Kids will also learn a poem
that explains the events leading up to World War I and become experts on the War of the
Roses, the Hundred Years War, and the Industrial Revolution. Beautifully packaged and com-
plete with lighthearted illustrations, this is the perfect treat for any young history lover.
Martin Oliver is the author of The Boys’ Book of Greatness: Even More Ways to Be the Best
at Everything. Andrew Pinder is the illustrator of numerous books, including The Boys’ Doo-
dle Book and Historic Doodles.
128 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Nonfiction/Education Resource
9781906082727 • October • $11.99 (Can $12.99) Cloth • Buster Books
The Child within the Lotus
Human Behaviour from Birth
Margaret Stephenson-Meere
Blending current Western knowhow with Eastern wisdom, this guide shows how to nur-
ture a child both physically and spiritually through all stages of growth
A wealth of essential parenting topics are covered in this practical spiritual guide for both
parent and child. Color-coded sections related to the system of the chakras lead readers through
the developmental stages of human behavior. Demystifying baby behavior to empower new
parents, this guide helps to effectively guide and nurture a child physically, emotionally, and
spiritually. From birth to eight years of age and beyond, normal age-appropriate behavior
is explained, with advice on how to read the signs of tiredness, differentiate between vari-
ous types of crying, and establish sleeping patterns. An essential parenting resource rich with
insights into holistic aspects of human growth and behavior, this book is for anyone nur-
turing a child, considering having a child, or even thinking about their own childhood and
wanting to parent their own personal development.
Margaret Stephenson-Meere is a midwife and early childhood and family-health nurse who
specializes in assisting parents to cope with newborns.
240 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Parenting & Family Care/Spirituality
9781921295164 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
Grow Up!
How to Raise an Adult by Being One Yourself
John S. Cheetham
For all parents worried about how their kids will respond to drugs, alcohol, the inter-
net, and computer games, this funny and accessible guide holds the key
Presenting an entertaining book full of memorable case studies, this guide will forever change
the way readers look at parenting. It shows parents how they can help their kids become
happy, well-adjusted young adults. A simple message—you have all the skills you need—
provides moms and dads with the insight to approach parenting challenges as they would
other challenges in life, rather than slipping into “parent mode.” This refreshing approach
includes case histories that provide real answers to the problems parents face every day.
John S. Cheetham is the author of Teach Your Child to Spell, as well as a major contribu-
tor to the spoken-word CD Back on Track.
156 pp • 5 x 8 • 18 B/W Illustrations• Parenting & Family Care
9780980416510 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
Let’s Play!
Popular Games for Children
Shelalagh McGovern
This entertaining collection of games, tested by an aerial and physical theater performer,
is perfect for any child who loves excitement, being physical, learning, or just having fun
An invaluable tool for moms and dads to better engage with their young children, these
amazing games can be played with both children and adults—as long as the main objec-
tive is to have fun. The games and instructions are easy to understand, with fun bright
photos of children demonstrating how to play each one. Games include icebreakers and
introduction games; chasing games; lively, physical games; quieter indoor games; games
that involve trust; theatrical and musical games; classic games; and many more.
Shelalagh McGovern is the cofounder and former artistic director of Aerialize, Sydney’s
Aerial Theatre. She performed in the Sydney Olympic Games and has taught aerials to
the Wiggles and Hi-5.
176 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 250 Color Photos • Parenting & Family Care/Family & Relationships
9781921295348 • February • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
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Beautiful Eyes
The Ultimate Eye Makeup Guide
Rae Morris
Photographs by Steven Chee
From casual daytime looks to glamorous options for evenings,
a fully illustrated guide packed with tips and tricks for enhanc-
ing the most crucial aspect of any woman’s face
Whether the eyes are large, small, round, or almond-shaped, mak-
ing them look beautiful is the key to successful makeup and this
book showcases an array of eye makeup for every occasion. From
casual day looks and elegant evenings to vamping it up at any time,
this guide is full of tips, tricks, and techniques only the professionals
know. Color charts for every eye color are provided as is helpful
information about eyelashes and eyebrows. This gorgeous guide to
making anyone's eyes look even more beautiful is a must-have book
for every woman's bookshelf or dressing table.
Rae Morris is Australia’s top makeup artist, having won the pres-
tigious Australian Makeup Artist of the Year award four times over.
She is also the makeup director for Australian Fashion Week. She
divides her time between Sydney and New York. Stephen Chee is
a fashion photographer who specializes in faces and makeup. They
are the coauthors of Makeup.
Fashion & Appearance • 90 pp • 7 x 9
159 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9781742370873 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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LIGHT & LAND SERIES
Finding the Picture
A Location Photography Masterclass
Phil Malpas and Clive Minnitt
Featured U.S. locations include: Arcadia National
Park; Arizona; Goblin Valley, Utah; Vermont; and
Zion National Park; among others
Encompassing all kinds of location photography, this portable
workshop deals with fundamental questions such as What
should I photograph? and How should I tackle it?
Covering the vast spectrum of landscape photography, this illu-
minating guide provides technical advice and a pragmatic approach
to unlocking creativity to capture the most successful represen-
tation of a landscape. Tackling a wide range of themes, including
photographic styles, sources of inspiration, seeing versus looking,
simplifying photographs, self-criticism, and experimentation, this
resource promotes freeing up the imagination and “finding the pic-
ture,” and is a perfect reference for photographers suffering the
photographic equivalent of writer’s block.
Phil Malpas is a freelance photographer, writer, and photography
teacher, and the author of Capturing Colour. Clive Minnitt is a
freelance photographer and the author of Clevedon Pier.
Photography • 160 pp • 9 x 10.5
80 Color Photos • 75 B/W Photos
9781902538587 • September • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper
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LIGHT & LAND SERIES
Travel Photography Masterclass
Edited by Ailsa McWhinnie
Featured U.S. locations include: Cambridge, Massa-
chusetts; The Rookery in Chicago; Atlanta, Georgia;
Bliss Pond, Vermont; Yellowstone National Park;
Yosemite National Park; and Zion National Park;
among others
Eight of the world’s most successful photographers share ad-
vice, insights and tips on travel photography, based on their
own experiences of photographing in locations throughout
the world
It has never been easier either to travel worldwide, or to take the
photographs that document those travels. But how, whether a trav-
eler is visiting the temples of Angkor Wat, the towering moun-
tains of Yosemite National Park, or the neon-lit skyscrapers of
Hong Kong, can they produce an interpretation that is distinctly
their own? With contributions from Niall Benvie, Joe Cornish, Paul
Harris, Phil Malpas, Clive Minnitt, Ben Osborne, Charlie Waite,
and David Ward, readers will learn how to get the best from each
location they visit by considering matters such as the season, cli-
mate, time of day, and, of course, local cultures and customs. Di-
vided into chapters on landscape, people, architecture, and
nature, this book provides expert advice and invaluable insights
covering every area of travel photography. There are also detailed
critiques of a wide variety of images, making this book the next
best thing to attending a workshop.
Ailsa McWhinnie is the author of the Reader’s Digest Complete
Photography Manual and editor of Black & White Photography
Magazine.
Photography/Travel • 160 pp • 9 x 10.5
80 Color Photos • 80 B/W Photos
9781902538594 • September • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper
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The Classical Country House
From the Archives of Country Life
David Watkin
Over 150 superb photographs from the Country Life archive are selected
especially here to highlight 25 major houses and their architects in a stun-
ning and astoundingly thorough display
“An outstanding narrative history of architecture, the best currently
available.” —Architectural Review on History of Western Architecture
With authority and verve, distinguished architectural theorist David Watkin
takes a fresh and innovative look at the traditional British country house in
this gorgeous illustrated history book. Rather than focus on any given pe-
riod, he shows instead how classicism has been a seminal influence on British
and American architecture since the 17th century through to the waning of
modernist design in the present day. Consisting of five parts, sections cover
everything from the birth of English classicism to the richness of the Italian
Renaissance revival—seen, for example, in Kingston Lacy and Brodsworth
Hall. An interesting parallel movement in America is also touched upon that
shows how, from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello designs in pre-Revolution-
ary war times to the stunning 20th-century Villa Vizcaya, Florida, built in
1916, the same persisting respect for classical forms is thoroughly evident.
This lovely photographic tome should appeal to anyone interested in the in-
fluences that have formed the grand tradition of the British country house.
David Watkin is an emeritus professor of the history of architecture at the
University of Cambridge. He is the author of more than 20 books, includ-
ing A History of Western Architecture, Morality and Architecture, Radical
Classicism, and Roman Forum.
Architecture • 192 pp • 10 x 12 • 150 B/W Photos
9781845135935 • December • $75.00 (Can $82.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
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Britain’s Lost Cities
A Chronicle of Architectural Destruction
Gavin Stamp
Two hundred high-quality images of beautiful streets and buildings, destroyed by bomb-
ing or planned demolition, bring to life the stories behind Britain’s lost urban heritage
“An engrossing, no-punches-pulled denunciation of the willful destruction of our
urban landscape . . . [with] stylishly presented archive photographs.” —Times
The destruction meted out on Britain’s city center during the 20th century, by the com-
bined efforts of the Luftwaffe and brutalist city planners, is legendary. Medieval
churches, Tudor alleyways, Georgian terraces, and Victorian theaters vanished forever,
to be replaced by a gruesome landscape of concrete office blocks and characterless shop-
ping malls. Now architectural historian Gavin Stamp shows exactly what has been lost.
Reproduced in this haunting volume are hundreds of city photographs, showing streets
and buildings that are gone forever. The accompanying text traces their creation and de-
struction, remembering the massive campaign to save the Euston Arch, wantonly demolished
in 1962, and mourning the loss of lovely medieval Coventry, which was already doomed
by the city planners even before German air raids intervened. Alternately fascinating, en-
raging, and heartbreaking, this is an extraordinary evocation of Britain’s architectural
past, and a much-needed reminder of the importance of preserving heritage.
Gavin Stamp is an architectural historian and the author of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thom-
son, Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses, and Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
Architecture/History • 186 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 199 B/W Photos
New in Paper: 9781845135232 (Replaces 9781845132644)
October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) • Aurum Press
Arthur Rackham
A Life with Illustration
James Hamilton
The definitive and sumptuous biography of the one of the world’s most collectible
illustrators contains a richly detailed account of his life along with beautifully en-
chanting pictures
“With this scholarly, sumptuous and delightful book, James Hamilton has done
Rackham proud.” —New York Review of Books
“An excellent glimpse into the painter’s life for both fans and those unfamiliar
with Rackham’s own special brand of whimsy . . . lavishly illustrated . . . Hamil-
ton’s text flows well and is an easy, pleasant read.” —Green Man Review
“Richly detailed . . . Hamilton maintains a steady course between academic re-
spectability and an allowance for the drama and poignancy so clearly central to
an accurate portrait of his subject.” —Los Angeles Times on Turner: A Life
Examining the work of the illustrator Arthur Rackham, this monograph traces his
achievements throughout his illustrious career. Rackham’s illustrations for such works
as Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan in Kensington Gar-
dens, and Rip Van Winkle have attained the classic status of the writings themselves—
and indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them. His works were
also included in numerous exhibitions in his lifetime, including one at the
Louvre in Paris in 1914. Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shad-
owy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rack-
ham’s correspondence and insightful commentary shed new light on this much-collected
illustrator.
James Hamilton is an art historian, biographer, and museum curator. He is the author
of a number of art and historical biographies, including Faraday: The Life, The Sculp-
ture of Austin Wright, Turner and Italy, and Turner: A Life, which was short-listed
for the James Tait Black Memorial Award.
Biography/Art • 200 pp • 9 x 12 • 140 Color Illustrations • 40 B/W Illustrations
9781857936346 • December • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Pavilion
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Simplicity Home Decorating Book
Hundreds of Step-by-Step Techniques
and Easy-to-Make Projects
Simplicity
The classic home-decorating reference includes hundreds of
time- and money-saving projects
Successful decorating is the artful blending of colors, patterns, and
textures to create a harmonious effect in the home. Within these
pages are a whole house of clever ideas, design tips, and easy-to-
make projects for sprucing up the home, from window dressings
of every type to bed covers, cushions, and a whole range of dec-
orative accessories. It’s not necessary to be an expert sewer to fol-
low the simple instructions and create stunning results—this
comprehensive guide offers chapters of clear, step-by-step tech-
niques and full-color pages containing plenty of inspirational ideas.
For any soft furnishing project in the home, this is the one stop
sewing reference that will make it easy and beautiful every time.
The Simplicity Pattern Company, headquartered in New York City,
is the largest of its kind in the world, providing customers with
many years of easy-to-follow do-it-yourself projects. Simplicity
offer the best and most comprehensive source for sewing infor-
mation for both new and experienced sewers, as well as for those
who are rediscovering the joys of this rewarding craft.
Crafts & Hobbies/Home Improvement • 288 pp • 8.5 x 8.5
200 Color Photos • 600 Color Illustrations
9781843405566 • November
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Sorayama Masterworks
Hajime Sorayama
The complete works of the acclaimed illustrator best known for his sexy
robots
“Sorayama is an artist of extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination,
and impressive skill.” —Bob Guccione, Penthouse
“With joyful freedom he combines and morphs fear with happiness, pain
with pleasure, repulsion with attraction, past with future, flesh with
metal, the organic with ethereal.” —Thierry Mugler, fashion designer
and photographer
A reference catalog to Sorayama’s rich and highly detailed work, this thor-
ough volume presents many new illustrations and is beautifully printed to show-
case his extraordinary talent, wondrous imagination, and impeccable skill.
Hajime Sorayama is an illustrator known worldwide for his precisely detailed,
erotic airbrush portrayals of women and feminine robots. He designed the fe-
male borg Romulan for the Star Trek series, provided art for Terminator 3,
designed the first generation of Sony AIBO robotic pets, and was one of 25
Japanese artists to be commissed by Nike to create a tribute to the company’s
White Dunk. His art has been featured in Penthouse and Playboy, and is in
the permanent collections of MOMA and the Smithsonian Institution.
Art/Erotica • 448 pp • 7 x 9.5 • 1,000 Color Illustrations
9783037665992 • September • $50.00 (Can $55.00) Paper
Edition Skylight
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Kustom Graphics II
More Hot Rods, Burlesque and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Art Chantry
Another blistering collection of eye-popping visual energy to com-
plement the bestselling Kustom Graphics
With all new art and plenty of new artists, this is the essential source
book for anyone into kustom, lowbrow, tattoos, rock ’n’ roll, and bur-
lesque. Kustom Graphics contributors Jorge Alderete and Sol Rac are
back with new work. The vibrant California scene—surfing, hot rods,
and much more—is represented by L.A.'s Kalynn Campbell, Jason Cruz,
and Max Grundy; Damien Fulton from El Segundo; David Lozeau from
Carlsbad; and Marco Almera and Rob Kruse. Cheesecake pin-up artist
Andrew Bawidamann represents the Midwest via Columbus, Ohio, and
Dan Picasso illustrates in a 1940s pulp style from Marathon, Texas.
Canadian artists include Ontario's Jeff Norwell and Calgary's Mark
Dulmadge. International artists include Europeans Harry Brack,
Franke, Thorsten Hasenkamm, Claudia Hek, Angelique Houtkamp, Erik
Kriek, Mighty Sam, Alex Patrocinio, and Jeffrey Warlich as well as Simon
Watts from Australia.
Art Chantry is a legend of punk poster art and a graphic designer who
has had his work exhibited at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mu-
seum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Lou-
vre. The subject of the book Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design
of Art Chantry, he has created designs for such record labels as Estrus,
Rhino, Sub-Pop, and Trash City and such bands as the Cramps, Hole,
Nirvana, and the Sonics.
Art/Design • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 300 Color Photos
9780955833618 • September • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
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Steampunk
Victorian Futurism
Korero Books
A Jules Verne world of extraordinary visions and contrap-
tions as portrayed by the top 30 artists in the genre
Steampunk is a resurgent art, cult, and lowbrow movement cel-
ebrating the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blend-
ing in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative
technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers,
and ultramodern dirigibles. Celebrating the elegant and the
strange, these visually arresting steampunk works collected here
include sculpture, installations, graphics, bizarre oils, and
mind-warping contraptions—from skull cameras to rocket-fu-
elled diving bells.
Korero Books is a London-based publisher that specializes in
books focused on all aspects of visual counter-culture, lowbrow
art, design, and Americana.
Art/Design • 176 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 250 Color Photos
9781907621031 • March • $36.95 (Can $40.95) Cloth
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Skullface
Manifestations of the Dead in Pop Culture
Korero Books
An extraordinary survey of the coolest skull-related art and
design, from the Jolly Roger design to work inspired by Damien
Hirst’s For the Love of God
The skull is the most iconographic image in the worlds of low-
brow, tattoo, and kustom. An explosive, terrifying visual feast,
this is a spooky art lover’s delight and an artist’s sourcebook for
hundreds of treatments in image, tattoo, sculpture, jewelry, and
installation. It includes work by top kustom artists from the United
States, Europe, Japan, and South America. Look inside and be
scared, very scared.
Korero Books is a London-based publisher that specializes in
books focused on all aspects of visual counter-culture, lowbrow
art, design, and Americana.
Art/Design • 192 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 250 Color Photos
9780955833601 • October • $36.95 (Can $40.95) Cloth
Korero Books
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The Day of the Dead
Celebrating the Dia de Los Muertos in Pop Art, Graphics
and Installations
Korero Books
A stunning collection of the visual imagery inspired by El Día
de los Muertos
A potent manifestation of Latino subculture in the United States
as well as in Mexico, Day of the Dead art is hugely influential
on the tattoo and kustom scenes. This collection emphasizes con-
temporary graphics, where traditional folk art and current U.S.
politics and culture collide—Mexican traditions are mixed with
Hollywood hip, or the graphic tags of L.A.’s Latino gangs. Burst-
ing with amazing visceral energy and riotous color, this collec-
tion features vanguard artists taking traditional elements of sugar
skulls, flowers, and devils right to the edge. It will be a fantastic
source of inspiration for graphic designers, tattoo artists, hot rod-
ders, and T-shirt designers.
Korero Books is a London-based publisher that specializes in
books focused on all aspects of visual counter-culture, lowbrow
art, design, and Americana.
Art/Seasonal • 176 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 250 Color Photos
9781907621017 • September • $36.95 (Can $40.95) Cloth
Korero Books
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Graficos Mexicanos
Jorge Alderete
Following on the smokin’ pinup heels of Kustom Graphics, a sin-
gular survey of the amazing world of Mexican graphics—Lucha
Libre, Day of the Dead, hot rods, cabaret, and more
Astonishingly vibrant and absolutely unique, this collection of Mex-
ican artwork is sure to be an essential inspiration and reference for
anyone into Chicano art, lowbrow, rock ’n’ roll, or cabaret. The Mex-
ican influence in the lowbrow art scene is enormous and growing
all the time, and contemporary Latino graphic artists are now hav-
ing a big impact on Californian subcultures. This groundbreaking
work features amazing images by the top 30 Mexican and Californian
artists on the scene and is authored by a respected authority on the
genre, Jorge Alderete. Biographies of every artist, detailed captions
to each work, and an extensive contact section enrich these adren-
aline-soaked pages of visceral, eye-popping images. The amazing vi-
tality, color, and vibe of this inimitable work are sure to be loved
by anyone with an affinity for cultural art.
Jorge Alderete is an illustrator whose work is well known in Mex-
ico and worldwide. He has done animation for Nickelodeon Latin
America and Brazil and MTV Japan, and is the former animation
department coordinator of MTV Latin America. He is owner and
cofounder of the Isotonic Records label and he opened Kong design
store and gallery in 2006. His work has been published in such an-
thologies as Illusive, Pictoplasma, Los Logos, Dos Logos, Latino,
Play Loud, Illustration Now, Place, and Tattoo Icon 3.
Art/Design • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 300 Color Photos
9781907621024 • October • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
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COMPACT ENCYCLOPEDIA
Each: Religion & Theology/Reference • 192 pp • 7 x 7 • 90 Color Photos • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
The Compact Guide to Christian History
Stephen Backhouse
Essential information on the growth and impact of Christianity from the apostles
to the present day in a handy reference
Organized century by century, this small yet thorough dictionary goes through the
major events, changes, and personalities that have shaped Christian history around
the world. Focusing not only on the Western world, it takes a broader survey of global
Christianity—for example, the chapter on the 16th century covers not just the Lutheran
reformation but also the shift of power in the Orthodox Church from Constantino-
ple to Rome. The result is a highly informative, broad-ranging book.
Stephen Backhouse lectures at St. Melitus College. He studied theology at Oxford.
9780745955063 • March
The Compact Guide to the Bible
Martin H. Manser and Debra Reid
A handy and accessible reference book that outlines the key subjects and relevance
of the Bible today
An acute but thorough overview of the Bible as a whole, this guide explains what the
Bible is, the history of where it came from, and gives a complete outline of what it
holds inside. Moving from the Old Testament to the New, it explores the people, na-
tions, and places of the Bible, as well as highlighting the importance of reading and
using the Bible today.
Martin Manser has edited a number of Bible books, including the Collins Gem Bible
A–Z, Illustrated Family Bible Stories, NRSV Cross Reference Edition of the Bible,
The Quotable Bible, and The Ultimate Bible Facts & Quiz. Debra Reid is the author
of Ruth and Esther and Psalms 73–150 in the Crossway Bible Guides.
9780745953137 • October
The Compact Guide to World Religions
Sean O’Callaghan
A handy reference book that provides essential information on an impressive va-
riety of different world religions
Readers will learn the history and development of select word religions in this con-
densed guide. Religions covered include Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Chris-
tianity, Islam, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Bahai, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto. The
founder and any significant figures in each religion are included, as well as what the
core beliefs are, the sacred writings and worship styles, how the religion fits in with
family and society, and the contemporary issues it faces today.
Sean O’Callaghan teaches world religions in higher education.
9780745953182 • October
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ONE-STOP SERIES
Each: Religion & Theology/Reference • 128 pp • 7.75 x 9.5 • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Lion UK
The One-Stop Guide to Jesus
Mike Beaumont
The perfect resource for anyone intrigued by the character and message of Jesus,
this highly visual guide presents his life, work, and background in amazing detail
Written in a lively and accessible style and illustrated throughout with full-color maps
and photos, this one-stop guide offers a highly visual look at Jesus—covering who he
was, what he taught, and why. While for many he is the very incarnation of God on
earth and the source of salvation, for others he is at best a wise teacher and great moral-
ist and at worst a dangerous fanatic. Outlining the key themes and teachings of this
amazing man’s life, the book is arranged into five sections: his background, his be-
ginning, his mission, his death and resurrection, and his impact. Each of the 50 spreads,
arranged thematically, contains short pieces of text alongside a variety of photographs,
maps, or diagrams, as well as a colored band indicating an appropriate Bible book
and a timeline that enables the reader to see the historical context of the material.
Mike Beaumont is a contributor to the NIV Thematic Study Bible and author of The
Eagle Handbook of Bible Promises and The One-Stop Bible Guide.
189 Color Photos • 3 B/W Photos • 14 Maps • 9780745953618 • October
The One-Stop Bible Atlas
Nick Page
A truly innovative atlas that will help readers visualize the journeys, events, and lo-
cations of the Bible and will bring the Good Book to life in an entirely new way
“Accessible, beautifully produced and designed . . . a wonderful refresher course
for those who may be over-familiar with the Bible and a gripping introduction
for those to whom it is completely unknown.” —Methodist Recorder
This informative atlas is a highly inventive, user-
friendly book, with lively and entertaining com-
mentary, and peppered with little-known facts about
the Bible. The features of contemporary mapping
styles are applied to journeys and locations: follow-
ing Paul’s journeys on a Roman Road map complete
with distance chart; linking Biblical sites to the
panorama of Jerusalem today with 3D relief mapping;
and locating the latest archaeological and historical
research findings, Google Earth–style.
Nick Page is the author of more than 60 books, in-
cluding The Bible Companion, Lord Minimus, The
MAP, and The Tabloid Bible.
24 Color Photos • 83 Maps
9780745953526 • February
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The Lion Guide to the Bible
Peter Walker
Accessible, engaging, and authoritative, this handsome hard-
back is full of color illustrations, maps, and helpful charts,
bringing the story of God’s dealings with his people
vividly to life
“A fine piece of work . . . the scholarship informing it is
first-class . . . It’s a gem.” —Rowan Williams, Arch-
bishop of Canterbury on In the Steps of Jesus
After a helpful introductory section on the nature and com-
position of the Bible and how to read it, this handsome hard-
back takes the reader on an in-depth and illuminating tour
through all 66 books, sketching the principal themes, detail-
ing the main characters, and highlighting memorable passages
or verses. Also including a quick and handy fact-finder, issues
requiring more detailed attention are highlighted in boxes
grouped together towards the back in order not to interrupt
the narrative flow.
Peter Walker is the author of In the Steps of Jesus, In the Steps
of Saint Paul, Jesus and His World, and The Jesus Way.
Religion & Theology/Reference • 320 pp • 7.75 x 9.5
159 Color Photos • 14 Maps • 27 Charts
9780745952925 • January • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth
Lion UK
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The People’s Bible
The Remarkable History of the King James Version
Derek Wilson
The story of one of the most influential, provocative, ambitious projects of its day—the
translation of the Bible into English
“Masterful and lively. . . . [Wilson] writes with great conviction and a breathtaking at-
tention to the kind of personal detail that makes his books such compelling reading.”
—Alison Weir, author, Eleanor of Aquitane, on Charlemagne
Beautifully presented and based on extensive scholarly research, this accessible volume traces
the fascinating history of the Authorized Version of the King James Bible from its earliest
predecessors through its remarkable influence on the church, literature, and wider society
throughout the English speaking world. In 1604, the new King James I convened a meeting
at Hampton Court to address the problem of the Puritans. The recommendation, one of un-
paralleled political and religious significance, was for the authorization of a new translation
of the Bible, one that would be accessible to the common people, and one that would be placed
in every Church in his realm. Within three years a team of 47 scholars on six committees
had begun work in Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminster, and the fruit of their labors—the
Authorized Version—was published in 1611.
Derek Wilson is a historian, broadcaster, speaker, and novelist. He is the author of A Brief
History of Henry VIII, Charlemagne, Francis Walsingham, Spymaster, In the Lion’s Court,
Out of the Storm, and The Uncrowned Kings of England, among others.
Religion & Theology/History • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745953519 • March • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Lion UK
Did St Paul Get Jesus Right?
The Gospel According to Paul
David Wenham
The debunking of the popular myth of St. Paul as the founder of Christianity produced
by a respected New Testament authority
“Will prove particularly useful to serious students seeking an overview of the scholarly
debate regarding Paul’s place in early Christianity.” —Booklist on Paul: Follower of
Jesus or Founder of Christianity?
Challenging the argument put forth by many skeptics of the Catholic Church that Jesus was
a great moral teacher whose message was corrupted by St. Paul, this book helps to untangle
what scholars know about Jesus and Paul from the overactive imaginations of nonbelievers.
Over recent years some critics of Christianity have claimed that while Jesus was a gifted teacher
and a man of unparalleled kindness, St. Paul was the true founder of Christianity, which he
based on a delusional mistake—the idea that Jesus was God. This theory has found its way
into academia, churches, newspapers, and, most recently, novels. Here, respected New Tes-
tament scholar David Wenham looks at the historical evidence for such claims. Comparing
the life and message of Jesus with the writings of St. Paul, he offers a thoughtful exploration
of their relationship, concluding that far from imagining Christianity, Paul was the messen-
ger of an inherited faith.
David Wenham is the author of Exploring the New Testament, Paul: Follower of Jesus or
Founder of Christianity?, and The Parables of Jesus.
Religion & Theology • 160 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745962481 • February • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Lion UK
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Investigating Jesus
An Historian’s Quest
John Dickson
An in-depth investigation into the history of Jesus, from his
early beginnings to how he was viewed in the Enlightenment,
the 20th Century, and beyond
“This is a wonderful book and is highly recommended.”
—Publishers Weekly on A Spectator’s Guide to World
Religions and A Spectator’s Guide to Jesus
In this lovely full-color book, the question of how much any-
one can really know about Jesus of Nazareth is addressed. From
the Gospels to the word of modern-day theologians to histori-
cal record, all accounts are examined in minute detail in attempt
to uncover the truth. By reviewing ancient evidence, interview-
ing leading experts, and setting out a robust historical method,
the reliability or unreliability of different sources, interpretations,
and arguments is clearly established. Christianity prides itself on
being a historical religion. Here this pride is subjected to a very
close scrutiny and it is shown both how vital this is and yet how
different Jesus was from the way he is so often portrayed today.
John Dickson is a historian specializing in world religions and
the author of A Spectator’s Guide to World Religion; A Specta-
tor’s Guide to Jesus; If I Were God, I’d End All the Pain; and
Jesus: A Short Life, among others.
Religion & Theology • 176 pp • 8 x 9.75
65 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos • 4 Maps
9780745953502 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth
Lion UK
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Praying Through Grief
Poems and Meditations for Healing
Kate Kirkpatrick
A poignant compilation of prayers, poems, and reflections on grief and griev-
ing, to aid the grieving person at putting his or her feelings into words
With classic texts from the Bible and other prayers and poems from around the
world, this book makes the perfect gift for a bereaved person and will be an in-
dispensable resource for those working with the bereaved—from pastors and chap-
lains to funeral directors, doctors, or loved ones. The content is organized
thematically for easy perusing based on life events, with chapters including “Give
Sorrow Words,” “Love Immortal,” “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep,” and
“Comfort and Consolation.”
Kate Kirkpatrick is an experienced writer and editor.
Religion & Theology/Family & Relationships • 96 pp • 6 x 6.25
9780745955100 • February • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Lion UK
The Way of Wisdom
Margaret Silf
From the Bible to folk stories and poetry, a collection of wisdom from around the world
“In language as plain as it is powerful, Silf lays out the choices of life and reveals that
in the end making the wise move is always choiceless.” —Rabbi Rami Shapiro,
author, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness on Wise Choices
Perfect for anyone seeking inspiration and insight in their daily life, this inspiring book brings
together knowledge from around the world and through the ages. Drawing on a rich treas-
ure of wisdom from a diverse array of sources, this collection looks to the Bible, new sci-
ence and new cosmology, native spirituality, folk stories, natural history, poetry, and
commentary on life situations by wise people, such as Desmond Tutu and Kahlil Gibran.
The themes and different types of wisdom include original wisdom—the wisdom that makes
possible the known universe, natural wisdom—the wisdom in the created world; native wis-
dom—the wisdom expressed in all traditions from the earliest stages of the human journey,
life wisdom—practical wisdom gathered and passed on; desert wisdom, which is gathered
in the dark times; guiding wisdom, which gives direction, and unfolding wisdom, which re-
veals that not all questions can be answered.
Margaret Silf is a well-known retreat leader and the author of At Sea with God, Close to
the Heart, Companions of Christ, The Gift or Prayer, Inner Compass, Sacred Spaces, and
Wise Choices.
Religion & Theology/Body/Mind/Spirit • 208 pp • 5 x 8
9780745952109 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
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Labyrinth
Illuminating the Inner Path
Brian Draper
An inspiring, meditative guide to an ancient spiritual practice with renewed mod-
ern interest
“A gem: packed full of practical suggestions which readers will find hard to ig-
nore and written in a down-to-earth style.”
—Bookseller on Spiritual Intelligence
This gorgeous book—illustrated with pictures of labyrinths of different designs, lo-
cations, and ages—is dedicated to unearthing the mystery of this ancient obsession.
Mysterious and alluring, labyrinths have been in use for more than 4,000 years as
a means of exploring one’s spiritual journey and searching for meaning and guid-
ance. The labyrinth is a unicursal or “one-path” design—not like a maze, where there
are decisions to be made and one can be tricked—but a path laid out before a per-
son much like their own spiritual path, a path to which they must surrender, fol-
lowing God’s guidance. Christian labyrinths date back to Algeria in the fourth century,
although the most famous instances came later, such as Chartres in the 13th cen-
tury. Recent years have seen a revival of interest in this practice as a powerful phys-
ical recreation of the inner life.
Brian Draper is the former editor of the Christian current affairs magazine Third
Way and the author of several books, including Searching 4 Faith, Spiritual Intel-
ligence, and Thinking Biblically About . . . the iPod.
Religion & Theology/Architecture • 48 pp • 6 x 6.25 • 23 Color Photos
9780745955087 • February • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Lion UK
More Than Matter?
Is There More to Life than Molecules?
Keith Ward
A thought-provoking take on one of the biggest intellectual questions of today, presented with
sound philosophical arguments backed up by extensive research that counters “New Atheist”
assertions
“Although he lacks the glibness, arrogance, and fame of best-selling antireligionists Richard
Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, Ward neatly cuts the ground from under
such global-village atheists.” —Booklist on Is Religion Dangerous?
From an esteemed professor of philosophy and theology comes this weighty tome on a major in-
tellectual battle: whether human persons are purely materialistic—nothing but matter—or
whether there is another, deeply valuable part of us that transcends our bodies in both nature and
moral worth. In short, is there such thing as the soul? For centuries philosophers have debated
this question, but the battle has taken the limelight through the works of the “New Atheists.” In
this book Professor Ward guides the reader through a panoply of thinkers and traditions, argu-
ing that there is more to humanity than bodies. In fact, he argues, there is more to the entire uni-
verse than the naked eye perceives.
Keith Ward is an Anglican priest and joint president of the World Congress of Faiths. He is the
author of more than 20 books, including The Big Questions in Science and Religion, Divine Ac-
tion, Is Religion Dangerous?, What the Bible Really Teaches, and Why There Almost Certainly
Is a God.
Spirituality/Religion & Theology • 192 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745962474 • February • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
Also available:
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Certainly Is a God
9780745953304
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What Luther and Calvin Really Said
Charlotte Methuen
A thorough account of the Reformation’s two most important—and most controversial—men
Exploring the importance of Martin Luther and John Calvin’s views on the world today, this thor-
ough and insightful history offers a complete look into the Reformation’s most prominent thinkers.
Moving fluidly from the context of the 16th century, from what each thinker said and believed
individually to popular rebuttals to their ideas, the guide explores the influence Luther and Calvin
have had on the world today. Stressing both their religious and political importance in their own
time, it concludes that the Reformation began a process of political and intellectual change that
has not only shaped European thought today but has also had an undeniable influence on Amer-
ican culture.
Charlotte Methuen is the author of Kepler’s Tubingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics
and Science and Theology in the Reformation.
Religion & Theology/Philosophy • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745953403 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK
The History of Christian Europe
G. R. Evans
Spanning more than a millenium, this unique study follows the development, expan-
sion, and impact of the world’s largest religion on the European continent
“Evans writes in clear, accessible prose.” —Boston Globe
Beginning with the initial transmission of Jesus’s teaching throughout the Roman world,
this expansive history follows the astounding development of Christianity within Europe.
From the religion’s earliest days through the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, its
development in the scientific age of the 17th and 18th centuries on, and its place in the
modern world, Christianity’s role in transforming and shaping the cultural, social, po-
litical, and intellectual progress of the continent is traced. The accessible and informa-
tive narrative is complemented by boxed texts highlighting key events and concepts, such
as monastic life, the development of icons, the impact of Darwin’s The Origin of Species,
the rise of prophecy, and the influence of psychology.
G. R. Evans is a professor of medieval theology and intellectual history and the author
of numerous books on religion, including A Brief History of Heresy, The Church in the
Early Middle Ages, and Faith in the Medieval World.
Religion & Theology/History • 224 pp • 7.75 x 9.5
74 Color Photos • 14 B/W Photos • Lion UK
New in paper: 9780745953823 • February • $19.95 (Can $21.95)
Cloth: 9780745952659 • Available • $34.95 (Can $36.95)
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An Illustrated History of Gospel
Steve Turner
From early spirituals to urban gospel, this definitive guide to gospel
music expounds in great detail upon the most highly praised but least
known influences of contemporary rock, soul, and rap
“This carefully crafted and finely probed book will stand as the de-
finitive look at what is perhaps the most popular hymn in American
history.” —Publishers Weekly on Amazing Grace
“In what may be the most admirable of its many achievements, it’s
as good as Cash deserves.”
—Rolling Stone on The Man Called Cash
Far beyond its immediate image of robed choirs, gospel—through its solo
singers and quartets, its impresarios and recording companies—has helped
to give voice to the history of black people in America as well as shap-
ing more obviously secular musical forms such as blues and rock and roll.
In this compelling and lively study, the story of gospel is told against the
backdrop of over a century and a half of social and economic changes
taking place in America. Its history is traced from its earliest expressions
on the plantations of the south to initial influences in churches, its move-
ment into the mainstream of popular music, and on to its major period
of popularity and influence in the middle decades of the 20th century.
Also featuring original interviews conducted by the author with many
legendary figures of gospel and illustrated with gorgeous full-color pho-
tographs throughout, this authoritative guide to gospel music covers slav-
ery and spirituals; the 1920s and Thomas Dorsey; the Golden age from
1945 to the 1960s and Mahalia Jackson; the 80s and Aretha Franklin;
as well as the urban gospel of today—including dance, hip hop, R&B,
and more.
Steve Turner is an experienced music journalist and biographer whose
articles have appeared in Rolling Stone and the Times, among others. He
is the author of Amazing Grace, Cliff Richard: The Bachelor Boy, A Hard
Day’s Write, The Man Called Cash, and Trouble Man: The Life and Death
of Marvin Gaye.
Music/Religion & Theology • 208 pp • 7.75 x 9.5
75 Color Illustrations • 85 B/W Illustrations
9780745953397 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Lion UK
Also available:
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9780745955315
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The Grail Chronicles
Tracing the Holy Grail from the Last Supper to Its Current Location
E. C. Coleman
Covering Arthurian legend, Templars, King John, the Crown Jewels, and Thomas Becket, this
exciting new account of what happened to the Holy Grail after the Last Supper reveals where
it is now
This is the story of a plain silver chalice from the first century AD that now rests in the heart of
England. From its momentous beginnings as the cup used by Christ at the Last Supper, and as
the vessel used to catch his blood at the Crucifixion, to its unrecognized discovery in the late 19th
century, the chalice has passed through the hands of saints, crusaders, kings, queens, Templar knights,
and “Guardians.” This account revisits the beginnings of the Knights Templar and their rise to
incredible wealth and power, it introduces a completely new version of the origins of the Arthurian
legends, and it disputes the supposed loss of the Crown Jewels in the Wash and the cause of King
John’s subsequent death. It reexamines the murder of Thomas Becket and resurrects the forgot-
ten story of a knight who went from disregarded son and child hostage to Regent of England and
Guardian of the Grail. The story reveals the reason behind one of England’s greatest church mys-
teries: an early 13th-century clue that took more than 700 years to be deciphered. Most impor-
tantly of all, however, it establishes where the Holy Grail is now.
E. C. Coleman is a former Royal Navy officer who led four expeditions to the Arctic. He is the
author of Captain Vancouver: North-West Navigator, The Pig War, and Scraps: The Wit of
the Victorians.
History/Religion & Theology • 168 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos • 43 B/W Photos
9780752455327 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press
HISTORY MAKERS
Vivaldi
Red Priest of Venice
Susan Adams
An exploration of the life and works of one of the world’s most celebrated but long-ne-
glected baroque composers—Antonio Vivaldi
Born in 1678 in the Republic of Venice, Vivaldi had a protégé’s childhood, learning the vi-
olin from his father—a barber turned violinist—and touring Venice from an early age. At
15 he began to study for the priesthood, and 10 years later he was ordained, becoming il
prete rosso—or the red priest, so called for his red hair. Vivaldi’s life was full of color: from
teaching orphans music lessons to taking part in the vivacious Venetian carnivals. It was
also, of course, full of music. He boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than a
scribe could copy one, but despite his prolific output the majority of his work had fallen
into obscurity by the time of his impoverished death in 1741, only to be rediscovered in the
20th century.
Susan Adams has written numerous books for children and a biography of St. Frideswide.
Biography/Music • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 66 Color Illustrations • 10 B/W Illustrations
9780745953533 • February • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK
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J. S. Bach
9780745952864
Mother Teresa
9780745952833
Rembrandt
9780745952840
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Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children
Becoming a Mindful Parent
Sarah Napthali
From the author of the acclaimed Buddhism for Mothers, a guide
to discovering the path to meaningful, spiritual, and satisfying
motherhood
“A lovely book for anyone that wants to become more present
in their parenting.” —AmericanBuddhist.net
“If you liked her first book, Buddhism for Mothers, you’ll
adore this one. It’ll give you a new perspective on parenting
and may even help you enjoy it more.” —Sunday Telegraph
A combination of personal narrative and stories gathered from moth-
ers, this guide shows how spiritual and mindful parenting can help
all mothers—Buddhists and non-Buddhists—be more open, atten-
tive, and content. By guiding mothers on a spiritual path, this evo-
cation also helps them cultivate wisdom, open-heartedness, and a
better understanding of themselves and their children. The Buddhist
teachings and principles help answer questions that all mothers face,
especially those with young children: Who are my children? Who
am I? How can I do my best by my children and myself? What to
do about all that housework? and Is this all? Written in a clear and
engaging style, this warm and simple meditation facilitates parent-
ing with awareness, purpose, and love.
Sarah Napthali is a mother of two who tries to apply Buddhist teach-
ings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers
and Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren.
Spirituality/Parenting & Family Care • 258 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781742371924 (Replaces 9781741754650)
September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Inspired Living
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Buddhism for Mothers
A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
Sarah Napthali
Firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, this
revolutionary guide discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to
the everyday challenges of bringing up children
“This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism
not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a
mother.” —Vicki Mackenzie, author, Why Buddhism
“The author guides busy women in the art of transforming
their lives in the midst of chaos.” —Library Journal
“An eminently practical book that gives frazzled mothers us-
able advice and empathy . . . the approachable and authentic
perspective of a rank-and-file practitioner who lives the tech-
niques and situations she writes about. This book will be most
useful for mothers of young children, providing them spiritual
resources at a life stage when women need all the help they
can get.” —Publishers Weekly
Teaching how to become a calmer and happier mother through Bud-
dhist teachings, this enlightened book helps mothers achieve their
full potentials to be with their children in the all-important pres-
ent moment, as well as to gain the most possible joy out of being
with them. Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a
woman—yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children
rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is
different; simply put, it’s a book for mothers. Using Buddhist prac-
tices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day chal-
lenges of motherhood. These ways also allow space for the deeper
reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By ac-
knowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering, Buddhism
for Mothers can help enable a shift in perspective—so that a mother’s
mind can guide them through the day instead of dragging them down.
This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily reali-
ties of ordinary parents.
Sarah Napthali is a mother of two who tries to apply Buddhist teach-
ings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers of
Schoolchildren and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children.
Spirituality • 240 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781742373775 (Replaces 9781741140101)
October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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The No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates
You Can Attract a Great Relationship & Stop Making Mistakes in Love
Stacey Demarco and Jade-Sky
A “tough love” guide to help shine a light on relationship monsters and banish
them for good
For those who want to stop making the same mistakes in love and attract the great
relationship they deserve, this honest book will bust the myths about the common
topic of attracting a soul mate. Clear, practical guidance is given on how to stop re-
peating mistakes in love and relationships, and enjoy the dating process with con-
fidence. Not only are readers given the tools to identify their soul mate, they are
also instructed on how to create an exciting action plan to quickly and easily at-
tract the relationship they desire. This guide will help those seeking love identify
deal breakers and negotiable points with a soul mate. Past life information and how
it can affect partner attraction is covered here, as well as how soul detox can re-
move current relationship toxins, and what sort of rituals will attract the right part-
ner. Readers will learn to break destructive patterns, build personal power, and take
the anxiety out of dating.
Stacey Demarco is a metaphysicist, spiritual practitioner, and the author of Witch
in the Bedroom and Witch in the Boardroom. Jade-Sky is a psychic, a medium, and
the author of What Happens Next?
Family & Relationships/Body/Mind/Spirit • 120 pp • 6 x 8.5
9781921295218 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper
Rockpool Publishing
The Perfect Day Plan
Unlock the Secrets of Your Body Clock
Jost Sauer
A life-changing guide to getting in sync with the body’s natural processes teaches read-
ers the best time to eat and sleep, to exercise, to do demanding work, and to relax
Based on the principles of ancient Chinese medicine, this guide reveals how each organ
influences aspects of one’s body, emotions, and potential for happiness and success. Read-
ers will discover why feeling anxious or experiencing panic attacks, chronic fatigue, or
depression means their stomach is in need of attention. They can find out why they are
able to chill out, reflect, sleep, and enjoy sex when their kidneys are healthy. They will
also learn how to burn fat 300 times faster by exercising at the right time of the day.
Every two hours in the day is the best time to nurture a different organ. Once a reader
understands how this simple daily plan works, many issues and their solutions become
obvious. Answering such questions as Between which hours should we power forward?
When should we get creative? and When should we drift a little?, this guide uncovers
two hours of each day and provides dozens of simple tips for how to make the most of
each day.
Jost Sauer is a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and lecturer and the author of
Drug Repair That Works and Higher and Higher.
Health • 168 pp • 5 x 8
9781741759488 • December • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Inspired Living
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In Search of Angels
True Stories of Hope & Beauty
Janise Beaumont
A fully illustrated collection of personal stories of everyday encounters with
angels
In this fully illustrated collection of personal stories, everyday—yet life-chang-
ing—encounters with angels are revealed. Miracles large and small take place
each day when some people see these beautiful angelic presences, while oth-
ers simply sense them. Sometimes angels come into people's lives to inspire
them, or give them some hope when life seems hopeless and at other times
they rescue people from harm or help set them back on track. Written in a
conversational style, this beautifully illustrated book brings together a col-
lection of deeply personal, revealing, and life-altering stories of those who
have encountered angels.
Janise Beaumont is an author and journalist who has worked on numerous
TV and radio programs.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 200 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 24 B/W Photos
9781742371016 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Inspired Living
Past Lives
Everyday People’s Remarkable Experiences
Ruth Helen Camden
Reveals how people’s problems with unexplained phobias, lack of trust, patterns
of abuse, and relationship issues are rooted in their past-life experiences
Readers will discover how the past can hold powerful clues to the issues and chal-
lenges of the present in this fascinating collection of real-life stories from people who
have used past-life therapy to overcome their problems. The stories collected here in-
clude that of David, a police rescue worker who struggled to understand his unex-
plained severe neck pain until he experienced his life as a young boy unjustly executed.
It also includes that of Sally, a capable executive plagued with phobias, who relived
a birth trauma and found the inner peace she had forgotten. Unless resolved, the trau-
mas and hardships people experience can remain with them through time—and across
lives—replaying over and over. But with the help of these truly inspiring, real-life sto-
ries, readers will not only learn to understand the power of the past, but also how to
begin living life in the present.
Ruth Helen Camden is a psychologist and naturopathy practitioner who specializes
in past-life therapy.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 194 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757019 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Inspired Living
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The Little Book of the Paranormal
Rupert Matthews
An overview of the most commonly reported and discussed unexplained phenomena
Introducing the world of the supernatural, this little book entertains with numerous anecdotes,
snippets of information, and lists of events that are not accepted by science as being genuine.
This amusing yet serious volume will leave the reader wondering just why scientists refuse to
study this amazing paranormal world. Because the supernatural is a subject of endless public
fascination, there is an insatiable appetite for tales of it. This collection whets that appetite and
includes topics such as UFOs and aliens, Bigfoot and man-apes, ghosts and hauntings, sea-ser-
pents and lake monsters, predictions and curses, poltergeists, paranormal humans, and "going
beyond"—near-death experiences and mediumship. This thought-provoking book covers all as-
pects of the paranormal for the skeptic and believer alike.
Rupert Matthews is the author of numerous books on the paranormal, including Alien Encounters,
Poltergeists and Other Hauntings, and Sasquatch.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 144 pp • 5 x 8
9780752451657 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • The History Press
Haunted Cotswolds
Diz White
Eerie encounters with spooks and specters haunting all corners of the Cotswolds
From accounts of the ghost of a headless King Charles I repeatedly haunting Chavenage House
to creepy manifestations around the Rollright Stones, every important poltergeist sighting
and supernatural phenomenon of the Cotswolds is described in heart-stopping, spooky de-
tail. This range of hills in west-central England holds a great deal of history in addition to
the great beauty of its landscape, towns, and structures that includes castles, manors, and
abbeys. These spine-tingling stories from the Cotswolds, collected from both historic and
present-day sources, are illustrated with photos, drawings, and archival engravings, and will
thrill anyone with an interest in the paranormal.
Diz White is an actor who writes plays; television and film scripts for Paramount, Disney,
HBO, and Showtime; and magazine articles for Los Angeles Magazine. The author of The
Comedy Gr oup Book, s he di vi des her t i me bet ween Los Angel es
and England.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 60 B/W Photos
9780752454269 • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • The History Press
Whores of the Devil
Witch-Hunts and Witch-Trials
Erik Durschmied
An exhaustive look at the persons and organizations who persecuted witches throughout history
“Witches are the whores of the devil.” —Martin Luther
Covering the Middle Ages up through modern times, this unique history explores the develop-
ment of the "witch delusion" and uncovers the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called
witches. It explores in-depth the various motivations—including self-protection, personal vindic-
tiveness, public recognition, political aims, and sheer greed—behind those who condemned, tor-
tured, and executed numerous innocent people. With its strong narrative and colorful cast of
characters that includes Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, Dr. Faust, the unfortunate children of Salem,
and SS chief Heinrich Himmler, this is a passionate investigation into some of the greatest cruel-
ties in history.
Eri k Durschmi ed i s a t el evi si on war correspondent f or CBS and t he aut hor of
several history books, including Beware the Dragon, Blood of Revolution, and The Hinge Factor.
History/Body/Mind/Spirit • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780752456461 (Replaces 9780750940085)
October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press
78
What Happens Next?
Jade-Sky
A psychic channeler offers comfort to those who have lost a loved one
Everyone is affected by the death of a loved one at some stage in their
lives, and this simple, comforting guide helps those who are grieving find
the information and reassurance they seek. Whether it’s the loss of a fam-
ily member, a close friend, or a beloved pet, it is a difficult thing to go
through. The questions that are answered here are those that author Jade-
Sky—a professional medium—is asked time and again by clients, friends,
and audience members at her events and workshops. To illustrate the ques-
tions and answers, Jade shares true stories from both personal experiences
and from helping others connect with the spirit world.
Jade-Sky is a psychic, a medium, and the author of The No Excuses Guide
to Soul Mates.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 160 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 80 Color Photos
9781921295324 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
Rockpool Publishing
Life & Beyond
A Medium’s Guide to Dealing with Loss and Making Contact
Anthony Grzelka and Denise Gibb
Endorsed by respected medium James Van Praagh, a “ghost whisperer” offers prac-
tical tips for dealing with grief
Full of hands-on grief coping initiatives, this guide addresses many different types of
loss, including grief and loss in men and how to use a medium’s spirituality to recover.
Aiming to inspire people to cope with their loss by connecting to the spirit world, this
book is accessible to any level of spiritual believer. Written in a tone to help readers
relax, poignant stories on mediumship illustrate that there is another life after death.
While teaching spiritual mediumship, and focusing on all things spiritual, this is also
a practical grief book, supplying methods for healing oneself.
Anthony Grzelka is a spiritual medium who conducts seminars, workshops, and pri-
vate readings. Denise Gibbs is a writer, a ghostwriter, and the coauthor of Help Your
Child Excel at Reading.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 240 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781921295157 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
79
The Intimacy of Death and Dying
Simple Guidance to Help You Through
Claire Leimbach, Trypheyna McShane, and Zenith Virago
A warm, reassuring and very practical book on dealing with death and dying
The death of a loved one can be one of life’s most challenging times and this accessible
and reassuring guide provides readers with comfort and direction to help them through
this difficult period. Covering such varied situations as losing someone to suicide, griev-
ing when you have no body to grieve over, and supporting someone with a terminal ill-
ness, the book is filled with practical strategies and heartfelt advice—from how to talk
about death and dying with children to preparing for your own funeral, and from deal-
ing with personal grief to comforting loved ones in their last days. It includes a number
of firsthand accounts from those who have survived the death of a loved one, helping
readers cope with and prepare for life’s last great adventure.
Claire Leimbach is an award-winning documentary maker and photographer. Trypheyna
McShane is an ecological artist. Zenith Virago who has been helping people come to terms
with death and dying for more than 15 years.
Self-Help/Family & Relationships • 250 pp • 5 x 8 • 13 B/W Photos
9781741758948 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living
The Uses of Sadness
Why Feeling Sad Is No Reason Not to Be Happy
Karen Masman
An exploration of the links between sadness and creativity, sadness and relationships, sad-
ness and work, sadness and dreams
Helping readers understand the nuances of sadness, and how it differs from depression, this
practical guide shows how sadness can help them access a deeper part of themselves. Most
people have experienced a period of inexplicable sadness at one time or another. Feeling sad
does not necessarily mean something is wrong—it may just be time to reassess goals or take
some personal time, it may signal a time of transition in life or a shift in identity. This guide
helps identify what readers need to do and enables them to grow and enrich their lives and
the lives of others.
Karen Masman runs self-help and personal development workshops.
Self-Help • 208 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757576 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living
The Power of Forgiveness
Why It’s Good to Forgive Your Friend, Your Boss, Your Family and Everyone Who
Hurts and Betrays
Janise Beaumont
Honest, irreverent, and inspiring look at how forgiveness, no matter how hard it might be,
heals the hurt
Stories and experiences of hurt and what has been done about those hurts are shared in this
practical, warm, and down-to-earth collection. Finding the courage and willingness to forgive
someone who has betrayed or been hurtful can be the hardest thing in the world, prompting
such questions as Can I really forgive someone when a betrayal has brought me to my knees?
If so, what are the challenges and benefits of letting go of painful situations? and What is life
like when you come out the other side? Exploring these answers and more, this honest, real-
istic, sometimes funny, and often poignant treasure of a book is for anyone needing a little
helping hand to overcome life’s challenges.
Janise Beaumont is a journalist.
Self-Help • 150 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757675 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Inspired Living
80
Star Parenting
What Astrology Reveals About Your Child’s Personality and Potential
Sherrynne Dalby
Fun, detailed, and accessible, this guide for parents to their child’s birth sign reveals
their strengths, vulnerabilities, and potential
Parenting can be a tricky business, but help is at hand—this insightful and informa-
tive new book will help parents understand the strengths and vulnerabilities of their
child, and how to encourage and nurture them and help them thrive—all with a little
help from the stars. Packed full of practical tips, this book covers a whole range of
parenting issues from toilet training to fun activities aimed at stimulating creativity
and intelligence, and from breastfeeding to sleeping routines. It also offers an informative
look at the compatibility between parents and their children—where they will support
each other, and areas where they are likely to clash—all based on their star signs.
Sherrynne Dalby is an astrologer who regularly contributes to a number of magazines
and radio shows.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 290 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757668 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living
Numerology for Your Family
RoseMaree Templeton
How parents can use numerology to better understand their children
Whether a parent is new to numerology or just ready to take the next step and begin
applying it to their own family, this simple and informative self-help book, combin-
ing numerology with astrology, will teach them how to use the energies and vibra-
tions of numbers to better understand their children. Parents will learn about the inner
natures of their children and some of the reasons for the differences between them.
The laws of numerology are used as a guide to the general tendencies or characteris-
tics of each individual, and the implications of the major life events they experience.
This unique concept in parenting does not require prior knowledge of numerology,
and is extremely simple and easy to follow. Sections are included on pre-birth, allowing
expectant parents to use numerology to choose the right name for their baby.
RoseMaree Templeton is a lecturer on numerology.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781921295294 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
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Exploring Dimensions with the Body
A Medical Intuitive’s Guide to Natural Healing
Robyn Elizabeth Welch
A medical intuitive explains how everyone can prevent and self-heal ailments using simple,
powerful affirmations and exercises
Supplying the reader with effortless, powerful exercises and affirmations to defend human bod-
ies against the negativity of the mind, this how-to guide to healing offers invaluable insight into
medical intuition, communicating with individual body parts, and exploring the body’s higher
dimensions. Author Robyn Elizabeth Welch is a diagnostic medical intuitive with the rare abil-
ity to see inside the human body and diagnose from its energy field, restoring both to health.
Using these revolutionary vibrational energy techniques, she has treated thousands of people
suffering from all kinds of major diseases around the world. Containing both numerous suc-
cessful case studies of people who have been healed through her unconventional methods—as
well as the secret tips and tricks behind the methods themselves—the medical evolution found
in this book has the potential to virtually eliminate the increasing forms of illness and disease
in the modern world.
Robyn Elizabeth Welch is the author of Conversations with the Body.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Health • 300 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781921295195 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
Tai Chi for Diabetes
Living Well with Diabetes
Dr. Paul Lam and Dr. Pat Phillips
An easy-to-follow exercise system from two physicians who have extensively researched
the link between diabetes and the benefits of tai chi
With the percentage of people suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetes continuing to grow,
diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, yet exercise and diet have proven to be effec-
tive in preventing the disease’s onset, and can also improve the overall health of people with
diabetes. Here is a guide full of practical information about diabetes and the benefits of tai
chi, ranging from how the disease affects one’s body to the best diet to follow; from look-
ing after one’s day-to-day health to special details to consider when traveling. Color pho-
tographs illustrate each tai chi movement, and step-by-step instructions are given.
Dr. Paul Lam is a family physician, has been a tai chi master for more than 30 years, and
is the author of Overcoming Arthritis, Tai Chi for Beginners and the 24 Forms, and Teach-
ing Tai Chi Effectively. Dr. Pat Phillips is the senior director of endocrinology, and the chief
editor of the diabetes magazine Conquest.
Health/Martial Arts • 186 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos • 3 B/W Photos
9781921295140 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Rockpool Publishing
Think Quit
Smoke Free Forever
Mark Stephens
The proven method to help smokers quit the habit without side effects, withdrawal symp-
toms, or weight gain
Taking a holistic approach, this program to quit smoking tackles both the physical and men-
tal challenges, and combines the best of ancient healing methods with the latest mind-change
strategies. Smokers can now forget about any failed attempts in the past and approach quit-
ting with a can-do attitude. A variety of therapies including self-hypnosis, visualization, and
yoga breathing helps readers eliminate triggers that have kept the habit alive and replace
the old poisonous addiction to nicotine with new life-giving, healthy, and invigorating ac-
tivities. After stopping smoking, with each passing day the ex-smoker’s health will improve
until eventually it is back to that of a nonsmoker. Complete with steps on staying motivated,
this program makes stopping easy, even when all else has failed. Smokers can get ready to
stop and create the healthy future they deserve.
Mark Stephens is a hypnotherapist who created the Think Quit program based on his suc-
cess in one-on-one client sessions with smokers. He is the author of Think Slim.
Self-Help • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781742373140 • December • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Arena
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I Love Kissing You
Davide Cali
Illustrations by Serge Bloch
A celebration of that most pleasurable and important human activity: the kiss
Warm, funny, and down-to-earth, this gorgeous book relates a man recalling the many
memorable kisses that have taken place in his relationship—in different situations and in
different places all across the world. From their first kiss to those that are still to come,
the book captures the intimacy and affection of a relationship with humor. Sumptuously
clothbound and jacketed, this timeless book is the ultimate gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s
Day, and beyond.
Davide Cali is one of Europe’s most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is
the author of more than 20 illustrated books, including The Enemy: A Book About Peace,
I Love Chocolate, Mama Robot, and Piano Piano. Serge Bloch has worked as an edito-
rial illustrator for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the
Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, as well as New York Magazine and Time.
He was the illustrator for Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards and The
Enemy: A Book About Peace.
Family & Relationships • 96 pp • 4.5 x 8.5 • 53 Color Illustrations
9780980416503 • January • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd
Conflict in Relationships
Understand It, Overcome It: At Home, At Work, At Play
Sara Savage and Eolene Boyd-MacMillan
Conflict doesn’t have to be a stumbling block in relationships; it can actually be the
cornerstone of a new way of relating
“Easily readable but not simplistic; profound yet practical.” —Jeff Taylor, CEO,
Open Doors International
“A must-read for everyone, and a great teaching aid to enable people locked in de-
structive conflict to find hope.” —Julie Davidge, licensed marriage, family and child
therapist, Los Angeles
Whether it’s a partner or a boss, a sister, or a father-in-law, this book will help everyone
understand themselves better and approach conflict with a new perspective. Looking at
the varying factors that influence how different people relate, this book draws on years
of research to explain the factors at play in conflict, as well as how to overcome them.
Complete with self-assessment quizzes, this ultimate guide to greater self-awareness can
teach readers how to handle conflict and revitalize relationships.
Sara Savage is an expert in conflict resolution and the author of Ambiguous Evangelism,
Making Sense of Generation Y, and Psychology for Christian Ministry. Eolene Boyd-
MacMillan has counseled and taught counseling in universities around the world. They
coauthored The Human Face of the Church.
Self-Help • 272 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745953625 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
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The Sixty Minute Family
An Hour to Transform Your Relationships for Ever
Rob Parsons
Invaluable parenting techniques can be learned in only an hour with
this revolutionary new guide from the bestselling author of The Sixty
Minute Father
“Comforting, profound, and wonderfully real. It will touch the heart
of your family.” —Katharine Hill, author, Rules of Engagement
“This is no ordinary self-help manual. Elegantly and compellingly
written, with both sensitivity and humor, it offers an insight into the
every day challenges experienced by real-life families and how they
can be overcome.” —Observer
“Rob Parson is one of the most effective communicators in the
world today.” —Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family, on Bring-
ing Home the Prodigals
Combining practical wisdom and accessible advice with a wide range of
case studies, this book addresses 10 key problem areas for parents and
spouses and how it’s possible to overcome them. From the most effective
parenting styles to how to permanently transform parent/child relation-
ships for the better, this important book covers all the most serious issues
parents struggle with an a day-to-day basis. Issues addressed include: how
to make time for family, taking the time to talk, how to handle conflict,
how to discover the magic of traditions, how to save your marriage from
“a creeping separateness,” how to appreciate the extended family, and how
to get your family through the tough times.
Rob Parsons is an international speaker on family issues whose other books
include The Heart of Success, Loving Against the Odds, The Sixty Minute
Father, Teenagers!, among others.
Family & Relationships • 128 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745953830 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Lion UK
Table of Contents
Life Lesson 1: To Make Time for My Family
Life Lesson 2: To Take Time to Talk
Life Lesson 3: To Discover the Power of Encouragement
Life Lesson 4: To Decide How I Will Parent
Life Lesson 5: To Love Enough to Let Go
Life Lesson 6: To Handle Conflict Effectively
Life Lesson 7: To Experience the Magic of Traditions
Life Lesson 8: To Learn to Love in January
Life Lesson 9: To Appreciate the Extended Family
Life Lesson 10: To Seize the Moment
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FIRST STEPS
First Steps is a new series of short, affordable self-help books on a key range of important topics, written
by experts in their field. Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and alcoholism.
Each: Self-Help/Psychology • 96 pp • 5 x 7 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Lion UK
First Steps Out of Anxiety
Kate Middleton
Teaching to live without fear, this book reveals how to cope with anxieties, leading to a
more normal and stabilized life
This helpful guide explains the key elements of anxiety, how to cope with the disease in day-
to-day life, and outlines all the major points a sufferer would want to know—including what
anxiety is, how it works, and what can be done to overcome it. Full of real-life stories and
tips, as well as useful application tools that can be used out in the world, this is an impor-
tant guide for both sufferers and those in the unfortunate position of watching their loved
ones suffer.
Kate Middleton is a psychologist and the author of several books, including Self Harm: The
Path to Recovery and Stress: How to De-Stress Without Doing Less.
9780745955193
First Steps Out of Eating Disorders
Jane Smith and Kate Middleton
A complete overview of how to live with and eventually overcome an eating disorder
A supportive and accessible guide, this work draws on the extensive experiences of two pro-
fessional psychologists to explain what constitutes an eating disorder, common issues those
with eating disorders face, and what to do about getting better. The book is written prima-
rily for sufferers but with those who care for sufferers in mind, so that it can be an invalu-
ably useful guide for both alike.
Jane Smith is the current director of Anorexia Bulimia Care. Kate Middleton is a psycholo-
gist and the former director of the charity Anorexia and Bulimia Care. She is the author of
several books, including Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery, Self Harm: The Path to Re-
covery, and Stress: How to De-Stress Without Doing Less.
9780745955209
First Steps Out of Problem Drinking
John McMahon
A former alcoholic turned tutelary for other wayward drinkers explains the steps to iden-
tifying and overcoming alcohol abuse
Drawing on extensive experience—both professionally as a university lecturer in substance
abuse and personally as a former alcoholic—this work explains, with passion and effective-
ness, how a “problem drinker” can turn their life around for the better. It shows how to tell
when drinking becomes a problem, the seriously adverse effects this can have on a problem
drinker’s life and health, and how it’s never too late for them to shake free from addiction
and change their lives for the better.
John McMahon is the founder www.247helpyourself.com, a website dedicated to helping peo-
ple overcome alcohol dependence.
9780745953977
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FIRST STEPS
First Steps is a new series of short, affordable self-help books on a key range of important topics, written
by experts in their field. Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and alcoholism.
Self-Help/Psychology • 96 pp • 5 x 7 • September • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Lion UK
First Steps Out of Depression
Sue Atkinson
Written from the point-of-view of a past-sufferer of depression, this is an invaluable
guide for overcoming the blues and reclaiming your life
“Reading this book is like having an understanding friend at your side, helping you
step-by-step. . . . Excellent.” —A Single Step, newsletter of the Depression Alliance,
on Climbing Out of Depression
Depression is widespread in today’s world, with statistics suggesting that one in five of
This resource shares the author’s experiences battling—and recovering from—depression,
to guide sufferers through the first stages of recovery themselves.
Sue Atkinson is the author of Climbing Out of Depression, which has been translated
into 14 languages worldwide.
978074595513
Learning to Let Go
Making the Transition Into Residential Care
Penelope Wilcock
Foreword by Pam Rhodes
An exploration of the emotional toll a transition into assisted living can take and an of-
fering of practical knowledge and advice on how to make wise choices during this diffi-
cult time
While acknowledging the intense experience of grief and bereavement that surrounds the
relinquishment of independent living, this book explores how to ensure that those going
into care retain their identity and are not reduced to peripheral status as “patient” or “res-
ident.” This book is written both for those preparing to enter residential care and for those—
professionals, volunteers, pastors, family members, and friends—who can offer support to
ease the struggle of transition. Covering practical details from how to choose a home to
what to pack when moving, it will help facilitate a smooth transition at an emotional time
of upheaval.
Penelope Wilcock has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as
a hospice, prison, and school chaplain. Her other books include The Clear Light of Day,
The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy, In Celebration of Simplicity, and Spiritual Care of Dying
and Bereaved People.
Family & Relationships/Self-Help • 160 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745953984 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
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Understanding Trauma
How to Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress
Roger Baker
More than simply presenting a treatment regimen to post-traumatic stress, this guide
also presents strategies to preventing the disorder in the first place
Drawing on 20 years of research and clinical practice, this informative self-help guide
explains the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and lays out a self-help
program called Emotional Processing Therapy that can defuse the distressing memories
of trauma and reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, nightmares, and tensions. Trauma is
a term that many might find alienating and clinical; however, it’s something most peo-
ple encounter at some point in their life, and post-traumatic stress, far from being a men-
tal disorder, is a normal reaction to abnormal events: even breaking a bone or witnessing
a car crash. Showing how to overcome PTSD as well as presenting key strategies to help
prevent it in the first place, this guide is full of real-life case studies and is essential read-
ing for trauma sufferers, their family and friends, and specialists alike.
Dr. Roger Baker is the author of Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear.
Psychology/Self-Help • 192 pp • 5 x 7.75
9780745953793 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis
An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery
Professor George Jelinek
A research-based approach to treating the devastating neurological condition mul-
tiple sclerosis, based on a combination of drug treatment and lifestyle modifications
“As a physician and the spouse of someone with multiple sclerosis I feel that this
book contains much wisdom and guidance for achieving one’s greatest potential
for healing when confronted by the reality of this disease.” —Bernie Siegel MD,
author, Love, Medicine and Miracles
“The most exciting book I have read in some time. Everyone affected by MS, ei-
ther directly or indirectly, needs to read it.” —Ian Gawler, author, You Can
Conquer Cancer
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious, progressively disabling condition for which cur-
rent medical treatment is not particularly effective and has many side effects; however
this guide provides a genuine alternative. Through an exhaustive, evidence-based analy-
sis of medical research, the study concludes that MS is a disease largely determined by
lifestyle factors. Showing that people with MS who modify their diet, their exercise
habits, and other aspects of their lifestyle can stabilize the illness and potentially re-
cover, these recommendations will change the lives of thousands of people with MS
and support their loved ones.
Professor George Jelinek is an emergency physician. He was the first professor of emer-
gency medicine in Australasia and founding editor of the journal Emergency Medicine
Australasia. He has given many public lectures and retreats for people with MS.
Health/Medical • 396 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781742371795 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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Victorian Pharmacy Remedies and Recipes
Rediscovering Home Remedies and Recipes
Jane Eastoe
Foreword by Ruth Goodman
Providing hints, tips, recipes, and historical background, this book explains how many
traditional remedies are still in use and how to make them at home
Here is the story of consumer medicine—how drugstore healthcare emerged in just 50
years and how consumers still rely on hundreds of formulations and products that can
trace their origins back to the 19th century. Sun cream; treatments for insomnia, dan-
druff, or warts; perfumes; and soaps are all as important today as they were 100 years
ago and are stocked by the local pharmacist. This book takes a look at which prod-
ucts were on offer, whether they were effective, and how they are used today, showing
that while the names of products on the pharmacy shelf have changed over time, con-
sumers’ hopes and aspirations remain much the same as their Victorian predecessors.
This is also the story of the growth of the drugstore, and how families have come to
rely upon them as dispensaries of healthcare.
Jane Eastoe is a journalist, author, garden designer, and horticulturalist. Her books in-
clude Fabulous Frocks and Wild Food, and she is the chief contributor to the National
Trust Book of the Countryside. Ruth Goodman is a domestic history consultant to mu-
seums and film and television productions. She appeared on the BBC’s The Victorian
Farm and in the upcoming Victorian Pharmacy, she will run a fully-functioning phar-
macy in a recreated Victorian town.
Medical/History • 216 pp • 6.5 x 9 • 100 Color Photos
9781862058903 • November • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Pavilion
Fit & Fabulous
For Life After Babies
Fiona Thomas Hargraves
Mothering is a relentless job, and health and fitness expert Fiona Thomas Har-
graves has been there. She knows that women this busy need a plan, and she
has one with genuine solutions—no fads or punishing exercise routines—that
will let readers forget about going on and off diets for good. This supportive
and informative guide is for any woman who is considering getting pregnant,
currently pregnant, just had a baby, or has ever had a baby. Taking care of the
physical, emotional, and practical needs of mothers, this book shows moms
how to stay fit and healthy while holding down the most challenging 24-hour
job in the world.
Fiona Thomas Hargraves is an exercise scientist and a nutritionist.
Health/Fitness • 198 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • 64 Color Photos • 24 B/W Photos
9781741754940 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
88
The Australian Wine Encylopedia
James Halliday
Foreword by Hugh Johnson
From Abbey Creek Vineyard all the way to zinfandel, detailed explanations of regions,
personalities, grape varieties, winemaking processes, and terms used in discussing wines
“A superb work, masterfully done . . . One of the best wine books of the year. Bravo!
Very highly recommended.” —California Grapevine on The Art and Science of Wine
“When it comes to helping wine drinkers make sense of the now thousands of wines
being produced . . . [Halliday] is in a class of his own.” —Sunday Herald Sun on
James Halliday’s Wine Companion
Don’t know your amontillado from your amoroso? Can’t
say who declared cabernet sauvignon the only variety to be
tolerated in heaven? Can’t list the movers and shakers in
the Australian wine landscape today? Never fear, James Hal-
liday, Australia’s foremost wine writer, has compiled all the
answers. This is the definitive guide to all things wine in
Australia, from someone who has immersed himself in the
topic his whole life. With more than 800 meticulously re-
searched entries written with his trademark vigor and con-
tagious curiosity about what makes wine tick, this reference
is a must for all lovers of wine, from newcomers to experts.
James Halliday is a wine critic who regularly contributes
to Gourmet and Epicurean magazines. He is the founder
of Coldstream Hills and Brokenwood wineries and is the
author of several books, including the James Halliday Aus-
tralian Wine Companion series.
Cooking/Reference • 372 pp • 7 x 9.95
9781740667746 • October • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
Hardie Grant Books
Also available:
James Halliday’s
Wine Atlas Australia
9781740666855
$50.00 (Can $55.00) Cloth
Our Family Table
Julie Goodwin
Foreword by Margaret Fulton
Since taking the coveted title of Australia’s first MasterChef, Julie Goodwin has been
cooking, testing, and writing away like mad, preparing to publish her first cookbook.
Julie says: “In this book I’m not just presenting recipes but exploring the role of food
in families and communities. I want to get people back into their kitchens and pro-
mote the joy of food and family. Our Family Table is full of lovely stories and recipes
and feasts, with a strong focus on good old-fashioned tucker.” Some recipes are heir-
looms passed down in Julie’s family through generations, while others were given
to her by friends and neighbors. There are lazy weekend breakfasts to enjoy with
the family, weekday and special occasion dinners, barbecue and camp cooking, and
desserts galore. Julie also includes recipes she created on MasterChef—such as her
now famous Lemon Diva Cupcakes and her Passionfruit Puddle Pie. The final sec-
tion of the book is Julie’s favorite: a beautifully designed “blank” chapter with pages
for the reader’s own photos, clippings, and hand-me-down handwritten recipes.
Judy Goodwin writes a monthly column for the Australian Woman’s Weekly and plans
to open a restaurant.
Cooking • 244 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 124 Color Photos • 11 B/W Photos
9781741669688 • Available • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • Ebury Australia
89
In the Kitchen
More Than 1000 Recipes for Every Day
Allan Campion and Michele Curtis
Two former chefs wanted all the food they cook at home in one tome—and here it is,
more than 1,000 of their favorite recipes
“A comprehensive, user-friendly catalogue of modern classics that will last many
cooks a lifetime.” —Age
A comprehensive set of recipes for the everyday, this cookbook covers every meal from
breakfasts to weeknight dinners, from slow-cooked braises to lazy Sunday afternoon bar-
becue ideas and delicious desserts. Each chapter begins with a basic recipe and slowly builds
up the skills of the cook. In Soups, basic stock recipes head the order, followed by simple
vegetable soups such as Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup, moving to Minestrone, Oxtail Soup,
Roasted Vegetable Gazpacho, and ending with Asian dumpling-style soups and accom-
paniments such as soda bread, focaccia, and naan. Other offerings include French Toast
Sandwiches Filled with Chocolate; Sweet Potato, Pancetta, and Pea Risotto; Mediterranean
Fish Stew; Pesto Roast Lamb; Fig Jam; and Coffee and Cardamom Mousse. Full of recipes
that work and will make their way into every home cook’s routine, this book is destined
to become a well-worn favorite to be cooked from time and time again.
Allan Campion and Michele Curtis are professional chefs and award-winning food writ-
ers. They are the authors of Every Day Cooking, Food with Friends and the annual Food-
ies’ Guide to Melbourne.
Cooking/Reference • 838 pp • 8 x 10 • 200 Color Photos • 200 B/W Photos
9781740668361 • November • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books
Lotte’s Country Kitchen
Lotte Duncan
A slightly different riff on the country kitchen genre
Honest, home-cooked food this might be, but it is sprinkled all over with ed-
ible silvery glitter, writing that is peppered with verve and wit, and recipes that
link together via sweet and saucy anecdote and the occasional gin and tonic.
From days spent level with the sway of her mother’s apron strings to a career
in catering and hosting cooking shows, Lotte’s life has evolved around food.
Her country kitchen cookbook is filled with gorgeous and ever-so-slightly
naughty recipes and stunning photography that capture the very special, very
magical, pink and twinkling world of a genuine cooking talent.
Lotte Duncan is a professional cook who has appeared on many cooking shows.
Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 100 Color Photos
9781906650285 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Absolute Press
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Funky Lunch
Feed Your Imagination
Mark Northeast
How to turn an ordinary lunchtime sandwich into some-
thing fun—like Spongebob, Hello Kitty, or a piano—to en-
courage children to eat a varied and healthy lunch
“This could be the answer for fretful parents every-
where—funky-looking food to tempt even the fussiest of
young palates.” —Metro
Every parent knows how stressful meal times can be. Young
minds need inspiring and this is exactly what the Funky Lunch
website set out to do. The book features 50 of the very best
Funky Lunch sandwich ideas—from simple farmyard creatures
and cucumber crocodiles to favorite characters from the world
of children’s TV—as well as some fun and creative interac-
tive spreads to help get the little ones involved in choosing
and making their lunch. Lunch should never look boring, when
it can look just like a rocketship flying through the stars, the
Loch Ness monster, a pretty mermaid, or Winnie the Pooh.
Mark Northeast, father of two, is the founder of the Funky
Lunch website, www.funkylunch.com.
Cooking • 112 pp • 7.5 x 7.5 • 55 Color Photos
9781906650308 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth
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Indian Superfood
Superfoods + Super Spices = Indian Superfood
Gurpareet Bains
Commonly recognized “superfoods,” such as spinach and berries,
combined with the healing “superspices” of Indian food, create
mouthwateringly delicious recipes that lead to a longer life
From Gurpareet Bains, creator of the “world’s healthiest meal,” comes
a radical collection of recipes combining traditional Indian ingredi-
ents feted for their health benefits with contemporary “superfoods”
said to help stave off everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
Recognizing the exceptional health-promoting properties of foods from
simple spices to berries, fruits, and vegetables, Gurpareet informs read-
ers how each recipe in this wonderful cookbook—via high antioxi-
dant levels, cardiovascular health benefits, and a myriad of curative
properties—will improve health and wellbeing. Recipes include
Poached Chicken and Mango Salad with Mustard Seed Dressing, Gin-
ger-Infused Yogurt with Honey and Pomegranate; and Wholemeal
Pumpkin and Caraway Seed Bread.
Gurpareet Bains is a nutritionist, TV star, columnist, and the world’s
leading expert on Indian Superfood.
Cooking • 240 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 150 Color Photos
9781906650292 • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth
Absolute Press
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A Slice of Cherry Pie
Julia Parsons
Photographer Cristian Barnett
In the vein of Julie and Julia and Chocolate and Zucchini, a talented
food blogger’s debut cookbook
“Without any formal culinary training, Julia took her passion for
food and creativity and turned it into one of the Web’s most suc-
cessful food blogs.” —www.foodchannel.com
Named by the Times as one of the 50 best food blogs and one of the
top 10 blogs for the home cook, A Slice of Cherry Pie has been faith-
fully reworked from a blog with a large and loyal following into a beau-
tiful cookbook. Julia’s writing interweaves food with beautifully
composed evocations of the places, people, and memories which inform
her recipe creations—a mix of modern rustic dishes inspired and in-
flected by a love of eating and sharing. A stunning backdrop of arresting
food photography and assemblies of text montages, family snapshots,
and the author’s own photographs provide a perfectly balanced visual
echo to an assured and passionate voice.
Julia Parsons is a critically acclaimed food blogger who created
asliceofcherrypie.blogspot.com and is the cofounder of the UK Food
Blogger’s Association. Her recipes and writing have been published in
many newspapers and periodicals, including the Guardian and the Times.
Cristian Barnett’s clients include Delicious, Country Living, and
theEconomist magazines.
Cooking • 192 pp • 7 x 9 • 100 Color Photos
9781906650278 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth
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93
Baking Magic
Kate Shirazi
Perfectly indulgent, this delicious installment in the Magic cook-
ing series is filled with tasty treats for the family
Filled with irresistible home-baking recipes, this beautifully de-
signed package is bursting with color and ideal for novice cooks.
From cupcakes to muffins, breads to biscuits, and chocolate cakes
to fruit tarts, these easy recipes are written in Kate Shirazi’s char-
acteristically fun and irreverent style and are perfect for fans of
Chocolate Magic, Cookie Magic, or Muffin Magic. This endear-
ing compendium of cakes, muffins, and cookies combines a no-
nonsense approach with an insatiable appetite for all things baked,
and will have you dashing to the kitchen to fill it with the heady
aromas of home-baked goodies in no time.
Kate Shirazi is the author of Chocolate Magic, Cookie Magic, and
Cupcake Magic. She founded the Cakeadoodledo mail-order cup-
cake business from her farmhouse kitchen.
Cooking • 288 pp • 9 x 8.5 • 150 Color Photos
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A Passion for Chocolate
A Chocolate Lover’s Companion
Sarah-Jane Evans
Comprehensive listings of premium chocolate as well as delicious recipes round
out this ultimate guide to the iconic food
Today, sweetened chocolate confectionery has replaced “real” chocolate in many
markets, but growing interest in sustainable farming, organic produce, and authentic
flavors has led to a boom in high-quality products, increasing interest in the dif-
ferent varieties available, as well as awards for top producers. For true chocolate
connoisseurs, this guide takes a detailed look at this most fascinating and desired
food and explores the different varieties available worldwide. Just like wine, the
taste of a chocolate will be affected by climate, territory, and manufacture, allow-
ing different flavors to be identified and graded. As well as a history of chocolate
and its enjoyment, a comprehensive directory provides readers with details of the
best chocolate available in the world, how to identify individual features, and tips
on storage and usage. A selection of classic chocolate recipes completes this mouth-
watering survey of one of the world’s most popular foods.
Sarah-Jane Evans is a wine and food writer, a founder of the Academy of Choco-
late, and a Master of Wine. She writes for BBC Good Food, Decanter, and Olive.
Cooking • 240 pp • 5.5 x 9 • 100 Color Photos
9781862058590 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Pavilion
Movie Dinners
Reel Food for Film Buffs
Becky Thorn
Tried-and-tested recipes from the big screen, from the famous recipe
for Blue Soup from Bridget Jones’ Diary to the infamous rabbit stew
in Fatal Attraction
Film foodies will rejoice at this ultimate guide to the dishes from all their
favorite box office hits. Hollywood’s hottest entrées, main courses,
desserts, and cocktails are all collected in this unique, glamorous cook-
book. The importance of food in movies is well known; from the spaghetti
that spells love in Lady and the Tramp right down to Kevin Kline’s clas-
sic fish ceviche in A Fish Called Wanda. Colorful, fresh, and with tasty
recipes, this cookbook allows fans to make movie menus come alive. For
everyone who has ever watched Goodfellas and wanted to taste Paul
Cicero’s special spaghetti sauce with wafer thin garlic, this book is the
perfect tasty treat.
Becky Thorn is the author of School Dinners.
Cooking/Film • 196 pp • 7 x 7
9781906032869 • January • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Portico
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Complete Traditional Recipe Book
Revised and updated edition
Sarah Edington
Revised, redesigned, and updated with a selection of new
recipes, this book is a celebration of the very best of British
food, from warming soups to delectable puddings
Packed with mouthwatering color illustrations, this classic
British cookbook contains a wealth of tempting traditional
recipes. Choose from time-honored family favorites such as
Toad in the Hole or Rice Pudding, or discover local gems from
around the country such as Stargazey Pie from Cornwall or
Singin’ Hinnies from Northumberland. As well as the con-
ventional cooking method, instructions are given for each
recipe to be cooked on an Aga. The book also explores the
history behind some of the key dishes in British cooking, from
14th-century macaroni and cheese to 19th-century mulli-
gatawny soup, and the introductions to each chapter pro-
vide a fascinating account of our culinary traditions and
influences. Sarah Edington’s research has uncovered long-for-
gotten but delicious tastes of history from the roots of British
cooking. The book’s recipes are arranged by soups; fish dishes;
meat dishes; vegetables and side dishes; hot puddings; cold
puddings; breads, teabreads and scones; jams and pre-
serves; drinks and confectionery.
Sarah Edington was a professional cook for many years, run-
ning her own catering business with the National Trust and
the Victoria and Albert Museum among her customers. She
is the author of numerous cookbooks, including The Cap-
tain’s Table and Vegetarian Recipes.
Cooking • 424 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 140 Color Photos
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Buon Ricordo
How to Make Your Home a Great Restaurant
Armando Percuoco and David Dale
A sumptuous and mouthwatering collection of easy-to-cook Italian recipes de-
signed for everyday living
Lemon silk scotchguarded cover and placeholder ribbon
Here, Armando Percuoco removes the mystique from restaurant food, to make cooks feel
as comfortable in their own kitchens as he feels in the kitchen of Buon Ricordo. He demon-
strates how to cook great Italian food in many different ways, and how different tech-
niques can bring out different qualities in them. Recipes include dishes such as Quattro
Piccole Paste (Four Little Pastas), Grigliata Mista di Mare (Seafood Barbecue), Fichi Biondi
(Baked Figs with Gorgonzola Sauce), Orata in Crosta di Pane (Whole Snapper in Pizza
Dough), and Pesche Ripiene (Poached Peaches). A big, bold, and beautiful volume, this
gorgeous cookbook emphasizes freshness, simplicity, generosity, imagination.
Armando Percuoco’s restaurant, Buon Ricordo, has received multiple awards as Aus-
tralia’s top Italian restaurant. He is the coauthor with David Dale of The Secrets of
Pulcinella and La Cucina Italiana.
Cooking • 240 pp • 10 x 11.5 • 96 Color Photos
9781741757279 • October • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Manna from Heaven
Cooking for the People You Love
Rachel Grisewood
A lavishly illustrated, absolutely delicious collection of recipes, both sweet and
savory, from an award-winning bakery
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With more than 150 recipes, including the secrets of Rachel’s most treasured cakes, sweet treats,
and savory delights, this is a cookbook to use and enjoy again and again. Discover her fabulous
Lemon Polenta Cake, decadently rich Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Cake, buttery Raspberry
Brioches with Honey, Taleggio and Walnut Tarts, and much, much more. Not only full of luscious
desserts, the collection also contains such savory treats as Blini with Smoked Trout and Horse-
radish Cream, Fresh Fig with Buffalo Mozzarella and Parma Ham, and Warm Goat’s Cheese Salad
with Blueberry Dressing. More than just a cookbook, this richly colorful book is a sweet story
about cooking and cakes, warmth and family, nurturing and life, messiness and love.
Rachel Grisewood is the founder and master baker of Manna from Heaven, the purveyor
of fine handmade cakes, biscuits, and pastries, sold throughout Australia.
Cooking • 304 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 62 Color Photos • 74 Color Illustrations
9781741757286 • October • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
Margaret Fulton Christmas
A Collection of Christmas Favourites
Margaret Fulton
From choosing what to serve for Christmas dinner and how best to shop and pre-
pare ahead, to planning a full menu and clever ideas for leftovers
Every aspect of preparing the perfect Christmas feast is addressed in this comprehensive
cookbook from the acclaimed chef Margaret Fulton. Recipes include all the traditional
dishes such as Roast Turkey with Two Stuffings and Glazed Goose with Apples and Prunes,
and also more modern, relaxed ideas for outdoor celebrations with the family over seafood
platters and festive salads. There are fully illustrated features on the “icons” of Christ-
mas—turkey, ham, christmas pudding, and cake—with variations and endless recipes and
ideas for each, as well as chapters on beautiful goodies to bake and give as presents. This
is the perfect helpful yuletide resource to whip those holiday meals into shape.
Margaret Fulton is the author of Margaret Fulton’s Cookbook and The Margaret Ful-
ton Kitchen.
Cooking/Seasonal • 338 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 100 Color Photos • 114 Color Illustrations
9781740667739 (Replaces 9781740666558) • October
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THE BEST AT EVERYTHING
Each: 160 pp • 5 x 8 • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara
The Cooks’ Book
For the Cook Who’s Best at Everything
Louise Dixon
Jam-packed with useful hints, tips, wit, and wisdom, this celebration of food will delight
and inspire the cook in every home
“This great book is a treasure-trove of information, hints, recipes, stories and fun!”
—Country Kitchen Magazine
Whether a cook wants to throw away the convenience food and get back to basics or is sim-
ply interested in learning about the tried-and-tested methods used in the good old days, this
guide collects the wisdom and advice of the trained chef. It includes advice on food hygiene,
handling, and preparation; techniques and tricks to help bread rise and pies taste just like
Grandma made them; old and surprising new uses for store cupboard staples; tips and tricks
for successful jams, preserves, and pickles; storage and reheating advice; and stories, anecdotes,
quips, and quotes from food writers, gourmands, and chefs.
Louise Dixon is a cookbook editor.
Cooking • 41 B/W Illustrations • 9781843173281 • September
The Friends’ Book
For the Friend Who’s Best at Everything
Alison Maloney
From useful shopping tips to amusing anecdotes, cocktail recipes to advice on broaching
difficult topics, this is a celebration of BFFs to treasure and enjoy
Everybody knows that friends are the most important people in one's life, always there to cel-
ebrate the good times and be a shoulder to cry on in the bad. This celebration of friendship
includes essential advice on planning a friend a perfect birthday party; how to have the best
nights in and nights out; pampering ideas and cocktail recipes; and hilarious and touching
anecdotes about famous friends.
Alison Maloney is a journalist and author whose books include The Moms’ Book and Things
to Do with Mom.
Reference/Family & Relationships • 35 B/W Illustrations • 9781843173595 • November
The Gardeners’ Book
For the Gardener Who’s Best at Everything
Diana Craig
Famous gardeners, what gardening catalog lingo really means, the lowdown on slugs and
snails—this reference is the green-thumbed friend that every novice gardener needs
“Buried among the tongue-in-cheek tips, gardening quotations and fascinating facts
aimed at making you the envy of the allotment, there are some real nuggets of informa-
tion that will benefit even the most green-fingered.” —Amateur Gardening
This guide is packed with useful tips, surprising ideas, and amusing anecdotes, and is perfect
for embarking on a new project, or just for inspiration on how to rejuvenate or improve an
existing garden. It includes gardening lore and history; garden games; ideas for making the
most impressive garden on the block; how to make and nurture a compost heap; when to sow
a lawn; how to keep tools in pristine condition; and advice on planning a garden to maximum
effect. From gardening in small spaces to tending the topiary and from greenhouse to green-
fly, this handy book will inspire and spur growers on to greater things.
Diana Craig is an author and editor with a particular interest in nature.
Gardening • 37 B/W Illustrations • 9781843173274 • October
98
Cool Containers
Adam Caplin
Photographs by Marianne Majerus
Combining cool, modernist style with plantings that
really work
Here is an innovative approach to container gardening, with
an emphasis on real containers with established plantings in
specific locations. This guide demonstrates how understanding
a location’s particular set of constraints will help readers
choose the perfect container and plant species that thrive in
it. There is a city roof garden without any protections from
the elements where tough concrete planters, heavy enough to
stay put in even the fiercest storm, are filled with maritime
plants chosen to withstand drying winds, lashing rain, burn-
ing hot sun, and airborne pollution. A damp and gloomy base-
ment garden is home to a pot of delicate ferns and woodland
flowering plants. This handy book is full of ideas and
schemes for all sites, whether kind or cruel.
Adam Caplin is a freelance garden designer who has set up
and run several nurseries. He cowrites a gardening column
for the Times Magazine and is the author of New Container
Style, New Kitchen Garden, and Planted Junk. Marianne Ma-
jerus’s photographs have illustrated more than 40 books, in-
cluding Gardening Spaces and Projects for Small Gardens.
She contributes to such publications as Country Homes and
Interiors, Country Life, the English Garden, Gardens Illus-
trated, the Guardian, Homes and Gardens, House and Gar-
den, the RHS Garden Journal, and the Times.
Gardening/Design • 144 pp • 9 x 10 • 200 Color Photos
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For the Love of an Orchard
Jane McMorland Hunter and Chris Kelly
A sumptuous exploration reintroducing the forgotten quince, reviving pears and plums,
and including many other edible delights, as well as how to grow them
“Endlessly absorbing and informative.” —Bill Bryson
Whether you fantasize about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even
the perfect apple pie, this beautifully illustrated and thoroughly practical guide bridges the
gap between the special place orchards hold in our hearts and the practicalities of growing
and cooking orchard fruit. Exploring the traditions of fruit growing and the story of indi-
vidual fruits in orchards found worldwide, the generous size of this fruit bible is the per-
fect inspiration for getting out those jam jars or squeezing an apple tree onto the garden or
patio. As interest grows in sustainability, the preserving of heritage varieties, and organic
produce, this book provides delicious home-grown recipes and general cultivation advice
and is a timely celebration of tree fruit and its unique enjoyment.
Jane McMorland Hunter is the author of The Tiny Garden and multiple books in the Teach
Yourself series, including Mosaics and Needlecraft. Chris Kelly is a professional gardener
and writer. They are the coauthors of Teach Yourself Basic Gardening Skills.
Nature/Cooking • 288 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
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Thoughtful Gardening
Practical Gardening in Harmony with Nature
Ed Ikin
From gardening during drought conditions to the best friendly fungi and how to make
the perfect compost, essential advice on symbiotic gardening
Revealing techniques that work in grand gardens yet are just as applicable for small yards,
a vegetable patch, or several acres, the advice in this guide covers good plant nutrition, in-
cluding how to make a plant healthy from organic spraying with milk. Composting is cov-
ered as well, including hot composting techniques; the ultimate leaf mold, bracken compost,
and potash; and composting food waste. Gardeners will learn how to survive droughts and
downpours with low-watering regimes, how to increase plants’ drought resistance, how to
choose the right plant for any condition, and how to keep plants healthy in water-logged
soil. Tips on being a greener gardener include water-collection systems, using beneficial in-
sects to control pests, alternatives to pesticides and fungicides, sterilizing without bleach,
peat-free composts, and alternatives to plastic. Gardening by the moon is also covered, with
simple and scientific experiments in biodynamic gardening.
Ed Ikin is the head gardener at Nymans, the National Trust garden. He was a contributor
to Gardening Secrets.
Gardening • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Photos
9781905400942 • November • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • National Trust
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Campbell’s Weather Compendium
Harry Campbell
A rich, fulfilling compendium of weather facts, fun, and trivia—a perfect companion
for beach-side reading or if it’s raining outside
There is no escaping weather—good, bad, glorious, or indifferent, it’s always there. In these
days of climate change and concerns over the long-term effects of pollution, global weather
systems are changing for the worse not only for human beings, but for every creature and
micro-organism under the sun. This fun, informative and fact-filled trivia miscellany cov-
ers everything: of the sun, the moon, the ocean, the atmosphere, and anything else that
plays such an important part in planet Earth’s weather management.
Harry Campbell is a freelance lexicographer who used to work for Larousse and Harper
Collins. He is also the author of Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?
Nature/Reference • 172 pp • 5 x 8
9781906032982 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico
Shark
In Peril in the Sea
David Owen
Dispelling myths about shark attacks and offering facts about shark conservation and the
history of shark-human interaction, this guide comprehensively overturns negative and dam-
aging perceptions of sharks
“Written in the conversational yet informative tone of the good naturalist-lecturer . . . this
will be the go-to book on Tasmanian devils for the foreseeable future.” —Booklist on
Tasmanian Devil
“A superbly readable account of this bizarre marsupial.”
—New York Sun on Tasmanian Devil
Thoroughly researched and written in clear, jargon-free prose by a shark "outsider," it reveals
everything about these sophisticated guardians of the oceans. The shark has been the planet's
dominant predator for millions of years. But in just 50 years all sharks have become threatened
by human activity; victims of a deadly combination of overfishing, pollution, and the destruc-
tion of their habitats. Although scientific knowledge of sharks is increasing rapidly, there is still
much to learn about these complex and elusive animals—and for many species it may already
be too late. Despite this, in the popular imagination sharks remain poorly understood and, all
too often, despised. This book stands up for sharks—big or small, scary or harmless.
David Owen is the coauthor of Tasmanian Devil and the author of Tasmanian Tiger.
Nature/Environmental Studies • 328 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 38 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos
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Wildlife of Australia
Louise Egerton and Jiri Lochman
Foreword by Michael Archer
A magnificently illustrated, authoritative, and entertaining com-
pendium of the abundant and unique animals that live on the Aus-
tralian continent today
In this account, the breathtaking scope of extraordinary wildlife in Aus-
tralia is explored. Its colorful parrots, venomous snakes, abundance of
hopping marsupials, and the strange, egg-laying platypus—these are just
a few of the players in a story that began hundreds of millions of year
ago. Many members of Australia's wildlife live nowhere else on Earth
and the result of evolution on a continent that has been geographically
isolated from the rest of the world for 38 million years. This reference
traces how these animals have developed in response to changing climates
and habitats. It describes their day-to-day habits, where they live, how
they find partners and care for their young, and how they protect them-
selves and find food and shelter. With a list of scientific names, good zoos
and wildlife parks, the guide also includes useful and up-to-date web-
sites and books, and a comprehensive glossary. Fact-checked by more than
70 experts in their field, it reveals the fascinating worlds of the animals
that live all around the human population of an ancient land, but remain
largely unnoticed.
Louise Egerton is a former editor for the natural history publisher, Reed
Books, and the author of Know Your Birds. Jiri Lochman is a wildlife
photographer and corecipient of the Australian Geographic Award for
Excellence in Photography. Michael Archer is the former director of the
Australian Museum and the coauthor of Australia’s Lost World.
Nature/Australian Studies • 448 pp • 7 x 10 • 550 Color Photos
9781741149975 • November • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
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Anatomy of the Dog
In Straightforward Terms
Kerstin Mielke
A comprehensive manual explaining the workings of dog bodies in a concise and well struc-
tured way that is accessible to all pet owners
Many dog owners are fascinated not only by the coloring and character of their dog, but also
by their physique and harmonious movements, and this guide is for pet owners who want to
find out more about how their dog’s body works and functions. Special emphasis is placed
on movement and locomotion as these are of particular importance to all dogs. The inner or-
gans, skin, coat, nervous system, senses, and physiology are also described in detail. There is
a list of technical terms and their scientific equivalents at the end of the book, and detailed
drawings help explain each area of the anatomy of the dog.
Kerstin Mielke runs a physiotherapy practice for dogs and has a deep understanding of the
anatomy and workings of the dog’s body.
Pets/Science • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos
9783861279792 • December • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Cadmos Books
Your Dog and You
A Guide to a Healthy Life with Your Best Friend
Joe Inglis
From choosing the right breed to organizing daily life with a pet and dealing with behavioral
issues
Owning a dog can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience, and a healthy rela-
tionship with your pet is the key to a well-balanced, happy animal. Here, Joe Inglis draws on
his years of experience as a practicing vet as well as a lifetime as a passionate dog owner to
provide ultimate guide on how to get the best for you and your pet. Joe uses his extensive
knowledge to bring you not only down-to-earth advice but also a philosophy for life with a
dog. Far from being just an encyclopedia of veterinary care or behavioral guidance, it is a com-
plete guide to a happy, healthy lifestyle that will benefit both dog and owner.
Joe Inglis is the resident vet on BBC1’s The One Show. He writes regularly for a number of
publications including the Mail on Sunday and has also developed his own range of natural
pet food.
Pets • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781844549535 • November (Can $16.95) Paper • John Blake
Stories from the Animal Whisperer
What Your Pet Is Thinking and Trying to Tell You
Trisha McCagh
A must-read for pet lovers, an animal communicator reveals what animals would tell us
if they could speak
Readers should be prepared to be amazed—and to laugh and cry—as fascinating experi-
ences of communicating telepathically with animals are shared. Full of amazing insights into
animal behavior, this heartwarming book is packed with remarkable stories. What dogs,
cats, horses, and other creatures have to say about their health and happiness, their anxi-
eties, and quiet despair is all revealed—what animals want from their owners, what they
love about the things their humans do, and what hurts them or drives them crazy. Some-
times sad, often funny, this book is full of lessons in how alike animals and humans are.
Trisha McCagh has an animal communication practice, gives workshops, consults to zoos,
and appears regularly on radio and TV.
Pets/Body/Mind/Spirit • 272 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 9 B/W Photos
9781741759501 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Inspired Living
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More Fun with Clicker Training
How Communication and Signing Can Improve Learning
with Your Dog
Monika Gutmann
A guide to the best and clearest uses of clicker training to communi-
cate with a pet and correct behavioral problems
Anyone can learn the popular and modern clicker training method, which
is particularly good for developing a dog’s initiative and this book puts
great emphasis on how to communicate clearly with dogs. With every click,
the human highlights the desired dog behavior quickly and precisely. The
click announces the subsequent reward, and the dog’s behavior is posi-
tively reinforced. Based on behavioral and neurological research, effec-
tive and animal-friendly clicker training has evolved to the point of
genuinely facilitating communication between human and dog. In addi-
tion to basic knowledge regarding clicker training, easy-to-follow exer-
cises and practical tips for correcting undesired behavior enable the reader
to make best use of the clicker marker signal. It also demonstrates how
cooperation, communication, and emotional change can each play an im-
portant part in modifying a dog’s behavior. By working in a self-reliant
way, the dog learns to interact consciously with his environment.
Monika Gutmann runs a dog training school focusing on training pup-
pies and young dogs, clicker training, recall, and discouraging hunting
behavior. She is an accredited member of the International Association
of Professional Dog Trainers and the author of Line Training for Dogs.
Pets • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9783861279839 • November • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
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It’s Not I Who Seek the Horse,
the Horse Seeks Me
My Path to an Understanding of Equine Body Language
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
A true horseman’s understanding of the rider’s role as the
horse’s natural partner, and a unique insight into one man’s
outstanding training method
“The result is an unusually harmonious relationship be-
tween horse and trainer, in which there is complete under-
standing and communication through body language.
Hempfling’s method has proven successful with all breeds
of horses and makes the learning process fun for both
horse and rider.” —Library Journal on Dancing
with Horses
“A remarkable book with spectacular photography, views
of a man who is one with his horses.” —American
Quarter Horse Journal on What Horses Reveal
Emphasizing a nonviolent partnership between horses and hu-
mans, the training system presented in this book is an increas-
ingly popular training method among equestrians worldwide.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling explains his system of communi-
cating naturally with the instincts and nature of horses. The
reader follows the progress of Arab stallion Marouk, and Lusi-
tano stallion Queijo, in discovering a confident and harmonious
relationship with their rider. Giving comprehensive insight into
Hempfling’s methods, the horses’ progress is documented step-
by-step, uncovering old wounds in the process that have resulted
in their difficult behavior. Readers will discover the fascinat-
ing process of understanding horses through body language.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is a horse whisperer and a body
language expert. He is the author of Dancing with Horses and
What Horses Reveal.
Horses/Pets • 340 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Photos
9783861279754 • September • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Paper
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Twisted Truths of
Modern Dressage
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The Art of Riding
Classical Dressage to High School: Odin at Saumur
Philippe Karl
The internationally successful riding master demonstrates the
best way to train horses by documenting in detail his train-
ing of one particular horse
“I suggest all classical riders acquire this book and read it
gradually.” —www.BaroqueEquitation.com on Twisted
Truths of Modern Dressage
French riding master Philippe Karl writes about training horses
from a very personal perspective, documenting the training and
development of the Lusitano stallion, Odin, according to tradi-
tional French classical principles, from young horse all the way
up to high school. Through this case study, he teaches readers
the requirements of balance, including collection and confor-
mation; the philosophy of Academic Equitation, including the
language of the aids—seat, hands, legs; exercises for lateral flex-
ibility, including work on one and two tracks. He also covers
work at the canter—counter-canter, flying lead changes, tempi
changes; collection—piaffe, passage, pesade; and canter pirou-
ettes—preparation and development.
Philippe Karl is a breeder, rider, and former member of the Cadre
Noir, the French elite riding school in Saumur. His other titles
include Long Reining and Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage.
Horses/Sports • 160 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 80 Color Photos
9783861279747 • November • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
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Gentle Horse Training
A New 4-Step Approach for Horse and Rider
Thies Böttcher
Adopting the underlying principle that the rider is the horse’s trainer, Thies Böttcher
shows how to develop a horse’s abilities using simple but effective methods
Providing a foundation for understanding how a horse learns and showing how to apply
this knowledge within the training process, this resource features a training approach that
can be worked through over a four-month period. An inspiring training guide for all who
wish to develop a strong and successful relationship with their horse without the use of
force, the underlying principles in this resource are movement, distance, and softness. The
book’s four modules—foundation, calmness, collection and shoulder, and balance and co-
ordination—teach riders a unique approach that can be easily integrated into any train-
ing program, whatever the style of riding.
Thies Böttcher developed his system of horsemanship in the mid-1990s. He has taught
the principles of binary activation since 2005, and he writes regularly for a variety of eques-
trian magazines.
Horses/Pets • 144 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9783861279778 • November • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Paper • Cadmos Books
Skin Diseases of the Horse
Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
Anke Rüsbüldt
A comprehensive guide to all major equine skin conditions
Discussing the hard-to-diagnose and frequently life-threatening skin diseases that horses
can suffer from, this book offers an overview of the 50 most common skin diseases, from
ringworm to sarcoids, wounds, and eczema and provides guidance for their sensible man-
agement. It discusses infectious skin diseases such as viruses, bacteria, fungal skin dis-
eases, and parasites as well as non-infectious skin diseases, including hereditary,
immunological, and environmental diseases. Correct recognition of the type of skin dis-
ease is crucial in order to understand the additional diagnostic measures that should be
carried out and to identify the best treatment regime.
Anke Rüsbüldt is a veterinary surgeon specializing in equine medicine and the author of
Horse Anatomy, First Aid for My Horse, and Vaccination and Worming of Horses.
Horses • 80 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 40 Color Photos
9783861279785 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Cadmos Books
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The Athletic Horse
Building on Strengths, Overcoming Weaknesses
Horst Becker
A systematic, classical, and fair method of horse training
When problems occur during a horse’s dressage training, all too
often the trainer neglects to ask why and this guide endeavors
to find the answers to this question. While demonstrating ways
in which a horse’s weaknesses can be systematically corrected,
the book also details quiet and effective ways of developing a
horse’s strengths. Placing particular value on a method of
schooling that avoids force and builds consistently on an un-
derstanding of the horse’s anatomy, the aim of the training ap-
proach is harmony in movement, which can only be achieved when
the rider proceeds carefully and systematically. Topics covered
include the biomechanics of the horse, the principle of balance
before movement, how to work different types of horses, devel-
oping collection through lateral work, the flying change as a valu-
able tool, the pirouette for bend, and perfecting collection
through piaffe and passage.
Horst Becker runs courses throughout Europe demonstrating clas-
sical dressage, long reining, and freestyle dressage.
Horses/Sports • 144 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9783861279761 • January • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Paper
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Riding the Outlaw Trail
Simon Casson and Richard Adamson
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Two men retrace the notorious pair’s footsteps, covering thousands of miles of hazardous
country on horseback and discovering how little has changed from the saddle in the
last 100 years
“A bumptious and entertaining adventure story. Not Paul Newman and Robert
Redford but wonderful chroniclers of the sights, sounds, and feelings of that grand,
harsh country.” —Time magazine
“A glorious story, part adventure, part history, full of . . . marvelous characters
and amusing episodes. . . . Highly recommended.” —Douglas Preston, author,
The Cabinet of Curiosities and Impact
“They had a tough trip and they write with candor and humor. . . . After reading
their gripping account you may find yourself digging out and dusting off your own
long-forgotten dream of adventure.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author, Race to the
Pole, from the foreword
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the last of the legendary outlaws, were captured on
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Triumph Around the World
Robbie Marshall
A humorous, soul-searching account of an aging hippie who gives up his hard-won ca-
reer, family, and home life to bike around the world in search of new experiences
At age 45 Robbie Marshall had it all—he was married, had two children, and built a suc-
cessful advertising agency. So what on earth made him trade his suit for leathers, his of-
fice for the saddle of a great motorcycle, and his bulging appointment book for an out-of-date
world atlas? The prospect of a new challenge held such overwhelming appeal that he was
prepared to risk it all—his hard won career, the trappings of wealth, and the love of a good
woman—for life on the road and a lifestyle completely removed from anything he had known
before. And so he shook hands with his business partner, kissed his family goodbye, and
rode off into the unknown. Over the course of this daring adventure he came face to face
with his own ignorance, enormous danger, and wracking loneliness as well as some of the
best that human nature has to offer.
250 pp • 9781903070666 (Replaces 9781903070086) • November
daguerreotype, romanced in fiction, and immortalized on film by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Simon Casson sets
out on horseback to retrace the real-life footsteps of his boyhood heroes, covering 2,000 miles of the country’s toughest
and most treacherous terrain. Steeped in the lore of the Old West but lacking desert and mountain survival skills, Simon
recruits ex-marine commando Richard Adamson. Together they grapple with hostile landscape, climatic extremes, vital
supply shortages, and enormous personality clashes. Battling from one outlaw hideout to another and following trails
sometimes only accessible by horseback, they are constantly taxed to the limit. In this dramatic account of their adven-
ture, Simon and Richard also encapsulate the exciting and violent lives of the Wild Bunch and provide an intimate and
heartwarming picture of the rancher families who live and work this demanding land today.
Simon Casson is a Western historian and a founding partner in a travel business. Richard Adamson is a former Marine Com-
mando. He operates a security and disaster management company. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the author of Race to the Pole.
305 pp • 9781903070659 (Replaces 9781903070222) • November
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Touching Tibet
Niema Ash
Foreword by The Dalai Lama
An affectionate travelogue that conveys the impressions of everyday life and descriptions
of unique Tibetan customs and traditions with a fresh, unstudied perspective
“Excellent—Niema Ash really understands the situation facing Tibet and conveys it
with remarkable perception.” —Tenzin Choegyal, brother of the Dalai Lama
“Almost surreal in its assemblage of improbably colliding facts—a marriage of the
bizarre and the beautiful that chills the spine as often as it warms the heart.” —Times
Despite the determined efforts of the Dalai Lama to publicize the Tibetan cause, for many
the people, culture, history, and traditions of this country remain mysterious. Niema Ash
was one of the first Westerners to enter the country when its borders were briefly opened,
and in this highly absorbing and personal account, she relates with wit, compassion, and
sensitivity her encounters with people whose humor, spirituality, and sheer enthusiasm for
life have carried them through years of oppression and suffering. This journey into a for-
bidden kingdom gives a fresh insight into the real heart of Tibet.
Niema Ash is the author of Travels with Loreena McKennitt and Travels with My Daughter.
The Dalai Lama is a world renowned spiritual leader and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
240 pp • 9781903070673 (Replaces 9781903070185) • December
Zohra’s Ladder
And Other Moroccan Tales
Pamela Windo
A poetic and richly sensual chronicle of a westerner’s unexpected love affair with Morocco
“The author manages to avoid the clichés usually associated with the Arab-Muslim
world.” —Morocco Times
“Your works give readers fascinating insights into life in Morocco and attest to your
deep passion for my country.” —His Majesty, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI
Pamela Windo chronicles her love of Morocco and its people in this wondrous collection
of true stories, peeling back layers of history, paint, and finely embroidered fabrics to find
the truths in the mysterious and the exotic. She describes the colors, flavors, songs, and tex-
tures of an almost dream-like nation. Her stories are of snatched affairs, unforeseen warmth,
and subtle eroticism in shadowed courtyards. The results are liberating and uplifting por-
traits of places and people, each told with an extraordinary delicacy. Behind the veils, she
discovers kindness, beauty, and passion that afford her life a whole new dimension.
Pamela Windo has contributed to Conde Nast Traveller, Departures, National Geographic
Traveler, and New York Daily News.
200 pp • 9781903070680 (Replaces 9781903070406) • February
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Last Call for the Dining Car
The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys
Edited by Michael Kerr
From Michael Palin to Nicholas Crane, a riveting anthology of railway travel covers every
kind of train—from the luxurious Orient Express to the insanely crowded commuter trains
of Bombay
In an age when low-cost airlines have reduced travel to a point-to-point aerial bus service,
the train can still take travelers on a genuine journey, nosing through sweeping valleys, across
vertiginous viaducts, stopping at tiny halts in the middle of nowhere in the dead of night.
For better or worse, travelling by train brings along its own shotgun traveling community:
the delightful breakfast companions chance-met in the dining car or the crazy loner with
whom one faces the prospect of sharing a sleeper compartment across the Urals. Here, Michael
Kerr has gone through the archives to compile a riveting anthology of all the best railway
travel that has appeared in the Daily Telegraph. Here are epic forays from Wick in north-
ernmost Scotland all the way to Vladivostok, Russia, from Moscow to Peking, and on the
Sunset Express across the U.S. to California. Historic events such as the last day of steam
in Britain and less momentous but equally emblematic experiences such as the signal fail-
ure in the Midlands, which rouses Boris Johnson’s “inner McEnroe” are also highlighted By
turns hilarious and alarming, this is armchair travel at its very best and the perfect book,
indeed, for a long train journey.
Michael Kerr is the travel editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Travel/Literary Collections • 340 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781845134976 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
Southeast Asia
An Introductory History
10th edition
Milton Osborne
Now in its 10th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one
of the world’s preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its field
“Still one of the best short introductory histories to the region even after nine edi-
tions.” —Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University
The first edition of this one-volume introduction to the area was published in 1979 and
immediately filled a need for travelers and students interested in a tantalizingly different
part of the world. Subsequent editions have continued to document with great perception
the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region. Dr. Milton Osborne
has been a resident, student, and fascinated observer of Southeast Asia for more than 40
years. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable chronicle, ideal for travelers, stu-
dents, and general history readers. While giving due regard to the early history of the re-
gion, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century:
the impact of colonial rule; economic transformations of the 19th and 20th centuries; the
emergence and triumph of the independence movements; the impact of social change; and
the pivotal roles played by religion, ethnic minorities, and immigrant groups. He also provides an introduction to the art of the
region and a comprehensive guide to literature about Southeast Asia.
Milton Osborne is a writer and a consultant on Asian issues. He is the author of numerous books, including The Mekong: Tur-
bulent Past, Uncertain Future; Prince of Darkness; River Road to China; and Sihanouk: Prince of Light.
Asian Studies/History • 352 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 40 B/W Photos
9781742373027 (Replaces 9781741144482) • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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Cold Hands Warm Heart
Tess Burrows
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
A 60-year old woman’s incredible attempt to race to the South Pole, carrying a call
for compassion
“The astonishing courage and humor of Tess Burrows makes this terrifying journey a
joy to follow.” —Joanna Lumley, actor and activist
A grandmother of two, Tess Burrows came to climbing late in life when she found her true
calling in campaigning for the Tibetan cause. Here, she races to the South Pole to promote
world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human body but also to push out
the reaches of the human spirit. She and her partner, Pete, join the historic South Pole race
to compete with Olympic champion James Cracknell and Ben Fogle. To complete this mis-
sion they have to battle severe medical problems, lack of money, hardship, and deprivation.
For Tess it is more than combating cold hands with a warm heart, it is also a journey to
push past the influences of the human mind.
Tess Burrows is the author of Cry From the Highest Mountain. A peace activist, she set up
the charity Climb for Tibet to raise money for schooling in Tibet. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the
author of Race to the Pole.
Biography/Travel • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 Map
9781903070789 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Eye Books
The Emperor’s River
Travels to the Heart of a Resurgent China
Liam D’Arcy-Brown
A look at China’s recent cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal in the world, dug when
Confucius was alive, along which has traveled not only cargo but ideas, customs, and dialects
“A moving and chilling book. Let us hope there are many more to come.” —Times on
Green Dragon, Sombre Warrior
“Historical insights, Chinese mythologies, modern commentaries are all deftly inter-
woven with the narrative of his own odyssey. D’Arcy-Brown has penned a perceptive
portrait of modern China in all its bewildering diversity. . . . He has captured its soul.”
—Stanley Stewart, author, In the Empire of Genghis Khan, on Green Dragon,
Sombre Warrior
The face of modern China is changing. Liam D’Arcy-Brown travels the length of the Grand
Canal, a symbol of national identity, Chinese pride, and cultural achievement. For those with
an interest in China and its culture, people, or heritage, this book provides an exciting, fas-
cinating, and well-written account of the navigation of the lifeblood of a rising power—the
Grand Canal of China. At more than 1,100 miles long, and dating back to the 5th century
BC, the Grand Canal of China is the world’s longest artificial waterway and its oldest work-
ing canal. Though a source of great national pride to the Chinese, one of China’s most eco-
nomically important transport routes, and the possible savior of a rapidly desiccating Beijing,
it has never been investigated by foreign writers and travelers. The first non-Chinese to have
made this journey since the 1780s, Liam D’Arcy Brown traveled from Hangzhou to Beijing
along the Grand Canal by barges, boats, and road and here tells his tales.
Liam D’Arcy-Brown is the author of Green Dragon, Sombre Warrior.
History/Travel • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781903070703 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Eye Books
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Slow Journeys
The Pleasures of Travelling By Foot
Gillian Souter
A slow ramble through the French countryside perhaps, or maybe an indulgent lux-
ury walk in Tasmania? Gillian Souter helps travelers plan and prepare to make those
dreams a reality
An experienced long distance traveler shares the pleasures of exploring the world at a
walking pace, without having to give up a good night’s sleep. While focusing on a com-
fortable approach to walking—on-path rather than off-track, staying in simple accom-
modation rather than camping, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner instead of purifying
drinking water—this guide is generous in its whimsical considerations and observations
of the joys of taking a long walk. It also offers practical information on the hurdles all
walkers face, including preparing an itinerary, choosing supplies, preventing blisters, and
mastering the intricacies of navigation. With this book in hand, readers can put on walk-
ing boots, hoist their pack, and head off down that winding track to discover the pleas-
ures of traveling by foot.
Gillian Souter is the author of Classic Walks in Western Europe, Walking in France, and
Walking in Italy.
Travel • 264 pp • 6 x 8.5
9781741759655 • October • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
The Year We Seized the Day
A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino
Elizabeth Best and Colin Bowles
The utterly compelling and inspirational account of how two very different writers tackle
their demons walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the legendary medieval
pilgrimage across Spain
“By any measure, this is a remarkable, painful, illuminating, and inspiring book.”
—Sydney Morning Herald
Elizabeth Best had always wanted to go on a pilgrimage, while Colin Bowles had never given
it a moment’s thought. But by a twist of fate the two barely acquainted writers seize the
day and drop everything to retrace one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the western world,
through the heart of Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It was meant to be a stroll in the
sun, but they’re under-prepared and carrying way too much baggage, in every sense. Bound
by a promise and fueled by local wine, what starts out as a physical challenge—around 500
miles—quickly becomes an epic tale of tragedy, triumph, and fierce loyalty as a scenic walk
through mystic lands gives rise to far greater personal journeys. Set amidst the olive groves,
rolling hills, castles, and cathedrals of northern Spain and featuring a supporting cast of
eccentrics—from mad monks to angry nuns, Lycra-clad cyclists, international soul seekers,
and boisterous boy scouts—this is an inspiring, moving, and darkly humorous account of
two hapless pilgrims on an extraordinary journey to the end of the earth and beyond.
Elizabeth Best is the author of Eli’s Wings. Colin Bowles is the author of more than 30 his-
torical novels, including When We Were Gods, under the name Colin Falconer.
Travel • 322 pp • 5 x 8
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Australia/New Zealand
Mr & Mrs Smith are back, and this time they have combed white-sand beaches,
climbed snow-capped mountains, camped in sun-drenched deserts, and scoured cos-
mopolitan cities in pursuit of the sexiest boutique and luxury hotels Down Under
The latest guidebook from the world’s boutique travel experts features 33 extra-special prop-
erties in Australia and New Zealand. Travelers can choose from a remote tropical island on
the Great Barrier Reef; a glamorous safari camp in Australia’s Top End; a sophisticated manor
in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands; and a host of hip city stays. Each hotel has been visited
personally by the Smith team and then reviewed anonymously by a local tastemaker, who
share an unbridled account of their escape. As well as evocative photographs and entertaining
reviews, there are destination guides covering every practicality from getting around to sniff-
ing out the finest vineyards, shops, and galleries, plus in-the-know details such as the best
rooms to book, the top tables in the most special restaurants, and the most secluded beaches.
Adding to the luxe for less theme, each book comes with an exclusive Smith Card entitling
holders to a year’s free membership, good for upgrades, hotel discounts, exclusive on-arrival
gifts, and other life-enhancing extras and money-can’t-buy privileges.
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Juliet Kinsman and Sophie Davies
“The ultimate hotel guide for lovers.” —Wallpaper
“A boutique benchmark.” —Luxury Travel Magazine
“An irresistible cocktail of style-spotting and service . . . trustworthy
recommendations for smaller, sexier hotels.” —Vacations & Travel
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UK/Ireland
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France
A cherry-picked selection of the sexiest stays in France includes chic city boltholes in Paris,
iconic beachside retreats on the French Riviera, and countryside hideaways in the Dordogne
Aimed at the style-conscious, switched-on urbanite, the sixth book in the acclaimed series
of boutique hotel guides showcases 32 of the top French getaways. As always, this book
stands out for its elegant design; original, witty text; and Smith-trademark attention to de-
tail. Each hotel in the hand-picked collection is personally visited and anonymously reviewed.
The reviewers include style-seeking tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, theater, de-
sign, food, and wine. A complimentary BlackSmith membership comes with each book, en-
abling readers to enjoy exclusive offers and gifts. Stunning, original photography by acclaimed
photographer Adrian Houston is paired with informative, inspiring, irreverent writing with
carefully researched things to see and do in each destination. All featured hotels can be
booked through the award-winning website mrandmrssmith.com.
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Scottish Genealogy
Bruce Durie
Authoritative, entertaining, and informative, this reader-friendly reference explains how
to get beyond the standard births, marriages, deaths, and census search, and dig deeper
into genealogy
“Inspirational . . . must surely rank up there with the best.” —Scots Magazine
“Comprehensive, up-to-date, and reader-friendly.” —Highlander, Journal of the
Scottish Diaspora
A comprehensive guide to tracing Scottish family history, this book is designed to exploit
the rich resources that Scotland, the country with possibly the most complete and best-kept
set of records and other documents in the world, has to offer. Addressing the questions of
DNA; palaeography; and the often confusing issues of clans, families, and tartans, Bruce
Durie covers both physical and electronic sources, reminding the reader that there are more
routes to follow than just the internet and that not everything written down is correct. Com-
parisons are made with records elsewhere, and all of the 28 million people throughout the
world who claim Scottish ancestry will find something here to help, challenge, and stimu-
late. Complete with worked examples, templates, and methods which will enable family his-
torians everywhere to exploit the rich resources available, this is the definitive guide to genealogy and family history in Scotland.
Bruce Durie has written a number of local history books, including Glasgow Past & Present and Kirkclady & East Fife.
Reference/Scottish Studies • 320 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 75 B/W Photos
9780750945691 (Replaces 9780750945684) • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) New in paper • The History Press
Edinburgh Pub Walks
Bob Steel
Explore the many faces of Scotland’s capital city, while never straying too far from a decent pint
“The ultimate pub crawls.” —Evening Standard on London Pub Walks
Featuring walks in the heart of Edinburgh, as well as routes through its historic suburbs and
nearby towns along the Firth of Forth, all accessible by public transport, this pocket-sized
guide encourages visitors to stray off the Royal Mile and explore the history, architecture,
and landscape of the city. The 25 town, park, and coastal walks have trails of varying lengths
to suit everyone from the casual pub goer to active walkers. Each pub has been selected for
its high-quality real ale, location, and architectural heritage. Full contact details and hours
of operation are given for each pub, as well as information on beer range. Special feature boxes
provide fascinating insights into local places, Scottish pub culture, and history, and useful ac-
commodation suggestions and public transport information are also provided. Fully-illustrated
throughout, high-quality street-level mapping helps readers navigate easily and join up trails
for longer walks.
Bob Steel is the author of London Pub Walks and Peak District Pub Walks.
Travel • 160 pp • 5 x 8.5 • 120 Color Photos • 25 Maps
9781852492748 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • CAMRA Books
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The Art of
Romance Writing
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Heart & Craft
Bestselling Romance Writers Share their Secrets with You
Edited by Valerie Parv
Some of the most successful romance writers in the world give
inside advice on romance writing in this how-to guide edited
by the author of The Art of Romance Writing
“A terrific resource.” —Writer’s Journal on The Art
of Romance Writing
Valerie Parv has drawn together a dream team of romance writ-
ers who each share their secrets to writing successful romance fic-
tion. Robyn Donald writes on Changing with the Times, while
Helen Bianchin discusses Latin Lovers and Others. Meredith Web-
ber talks about the modern medical genre, and Elizabeth Rolls ex-
plores the fun to be had in research, by way of Regency romances.
Erotic romance, fantasy romance, and suspense are all covered;
Jennie Adams shares her foolproof editing system; and Daphne
Clair explains why writing romance is “a feminist act.” The ques-
tions most asked of published authors are all answered here, such
as How do I make my characters live? My dialogue feels flat—
how can I fix it? How did you begin writing romance novels? How
do I make sure my book hits the right emotional heights? I don’t
have to edit my own work, do I? and Can I do anything to mar-
ket my manuscript? Examples of writing to analyze with the help
of the contributors are also provided, as well as lists of recom-
mended reading and links to interesting and useful websites.
Valerie Parv is the author of more than 50 romance novels, in-
cluding the Carramer Trust series and the Code of the Outback
series. She conducts writing seminars and is the author of the writ-
ing guides The Art of Romance Writing and The Idea Factory.
Writing/Romance • 300 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757217 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
Allen & Unwin
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The Supergiant Book of Sudoku
The Streamlined Method
Alan Ross
More than 450 brand new puzzles in a collection from puzzle master Alan Ross
With puzzles carefully graded from “Beginner” to “Fiendish” levels, this collection is also the
first publication to feature Alan Ross’s unique streamlined method of Sudoku notation. This
takes away the drudgery of Sudoku notation and allows the enthusiast to focus on the chal-
lenge—and the joy—of the puzzles themselves.
Alan Ross is a respected and widely-published puzzlemaker and the author of 250 Kakuro Puzzles.
Games • 480 pp • 6 x 9
9781904674283 • September • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper • Reynolds & Hearn
Inhuman Resources
A Guide to the Psychos, Misfits and Criminally Incompetent
in Every Office
Michael Stanford
Turns the spotlight on the toxic individuals in today’s workplace, from
the “I Just Might Cry” person to the “I’ve Changed My Mind” person to
the “Pretend Working-Class Hero” person to the “How the Hell Did They
Get that Job?” person
An invaluable and laugh-out-loud reference for anyone who works in an of-
fice, this guide knows that hell is other people—but true hell is other people
in your office. Every day the office is becoming more and more dangerous.
Hard hats are not required, however thick skin must be worn at all times. Bad
behavior, rudeness, and mercenary ambition is condoned, and often celebrated.
Blame is as routine as the morning coffee and the wacky cup it comes in. To
survive in this world, office workers need to identify the threats and under-
stand the behavioral traits of those around them—they may be sitting at the
next workstation over, chairing tomorrow’s budget meeting, or may have even
broken banana bread with them just this morning. All of them need to be iden-
tified and ridiculed into oblivion. They are mean, cowardly, devious, and ut-
terly repugnant. They are inhuman resources.
Michael Stanford has been a manager, a mentor, a boss, one of the “core man-
agement team,” and he even ran departments. He has witnessed the demise
of people, the collapse of careers, and the suffering of humanity under the
harsh glare of a PowerPoint screen. Now he avoids workstations, preferring
noisy cafes as his workplace.
Humor/Business • 166 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 40 Color Illustrations
9781741757828 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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When I Were a Lad...
Snapshots from a Time that Health
and Safety Forgot
Andrew Davies
The good old pre-safety days—a time before
seatbelts, when you could throw snowballs
without filling out a risk assessment report, and
children were allowed in with the animals at
the zoo
Protective goggles, protective gloves, safety hel-
mets—all overrated. This hilarious photo collec-
tion looks at the glorious-yet-risky childhoods of
yesteryear before the authorities said that kids
couldn’t do anything because it was all too dan-
gerous. The authors have trawled through historic
archives to find glorious photo opportunities
where the safety angle of the participants was the
last thing anyone thought of. Children perch hap-
pily on lethal, limb-mangling machinery; stand all-
smiles on live crocodiles; pose on unexploded
munitions; cuddle vermin; and get scooped from
the street by passing tram conductors. Take a nos-
talgic trip back to a time when children got dirty,
wandered the streets on their own, and had
strange pets.
Andrew Davies has written and contributed to a va-
riety of comedy books including 101 Places Not to
Visit, 101 Sports Not to Play, and The Ugly Book.
Humor • 144 pp • 7 x 7 • 75 B/W Photos
9781907554001 • November
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico
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365 Reasons to Be Cheerful
Looking on the Bright Side of Life Every Day of the Year!
Richard Happer
From Mardi Gras to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this optimistic, life-affirming diary of
the year has good news for every day
Every day newspapers report misery, bad times, death, destruction, meltdown, and re-
cession, and there’s always some grump on the television constantly reporting about all
the evil things going in the world. And they’re right. But don’t let that get you down. Look
on the bright side of life. Hilarious, uplifting, and fun-spirited, this diary is full of fun
facts, good-news trivia, and such memorable dates as July 5th (The day the bikini was
introduced), October 15th (the Mexican Wave was invented), and December 31st (Hog-
manay). This is a celebration of the good days throughout history, and a nice pick-me-
up in these worrying and troubled times. There are so many reasons to be happy.
Richard Happer is a full-time writer. This is his first book.
Humor/Reference • 256 pp • 5 x 7 • 20 Color Illustrations
9781906032968 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico
What Made You Think of That?
Thinking Differently in Business
Gary Bertwhistle
From a marketing guru, practical set methods for coming up with bright ideas and an-
swers to problems and issues that arise in both work and play
With this simple, easy-to-understand guide, readers can unlock their own great ideas and
those great ideas lurking in the people or company around them. Some people consistently
seem to have original and different ways of approaching problems, ideas, or opportunities
while some individuals and companies see opportunities where others can’t. This book is
both an explanation and celebration of the methods those people use for thinking differ-
ently. It provides readers with a true understanding of how imagination and creativity works
with plenty of tips, tools, and real life stories to illustrate just how easy it can be. Practical
steps are included to guide leaders in creating an organization that empowers its entire staff,
from CEO to casual employees, to think differently about every aspect of the business, thus
leading to better solutions for customers or clients and ultimately greater success. There has
never before been a more important time for every individual and every company to be think-
ing differently about themselves and their business.
Gary Bertwistle is the author of The Vibe: The Marketing Handbook for Every Product, Serv-
ice and Industry. He opened Australia’s first creative thinking venue, called the Ideas Vault,
which is used by some of the country’s biggest corporations for creative thinking, meetings,
seminars, and training sessions. He is the cofounder of one of Australia’s leading cycling foun-
dations, the Tour de Cure, and is an award-winning speaker on the topic of creativity.
Business/Self-Help • 180 pp • 5 x 8
9781741759990 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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The Tango Collection
Edited by Bernard Caleo
Foreword by Dylan Horrocks
A vibrant showcase of the most creative comic book talent in
Australia and New Zealand with a foreword by comics guru
Dylan Horrocks
“Here you’ll find some of the most memorable comics by
cartoonists from Australia and New Zealand—from the
haunting hallucinations of Jo Waite to the methodical preci-
sion of Bruce Mutard. There’s humor, joy, pain, pleasure, and
queasy recognition to be found here. Stories of sadness and
loss, domestic familiarity, youthful passion, perversity, and
lust. Because Tango is, after all, a romance comic. Love, like
food, can deliver nausea or bliss in equal portions. And isn’t
that what life is all about?”
—Dylan Horrocks, from the foreword
Tango is a romance comics anthology with nine
issues published intermittently since 1997. The
collection draws on the first eight issues.
The perfect introduction for anyone curious about this exciting
and versatile storytelling medium, this is a vibrant showcase of
the most creative comic book talent in Australia and New
Zealand, with more than 50 contributors including Nicki Green-
berg, Andrew Weldon, Bruce Mutard, Mandy Ord, Gordon Reece,
and many more. With more than 60 stories, this quirky, experi-
mental, and fun collection is a feast for the senses, a celebration
of love in all its guises, and an introduction to a new breed of writer.
Bernard Caleo is a comic book artist and editor, and the creator
and editor of Tango. Dylan Horrocks is a comic book writer and
artist best known for his classic graphic novel Hicksville and his
issues of Batgirl.
Graphic Novels • 240 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • Illustrations throughout
9781742371436 • September • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Paper
Allen & Unwin
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No Less Than the Journey
E. V. Thompson
“E.V. Thompson is, as always, an extremely good storyteller.” —Historical Novel’s Review
“Quietly powerful. . . . Thompson leavens this multilayered historical with a chaste, slow-
burning romance.” —Publishers Weekly on Though the Heavens May Fall
Wesley Curnow comes to the United States in search of an uncle who is working on the mines in
Missouri. Taking passage on a boat from New York bound for New Orleans, he meets up with a
charismatic U.S. Marshal who is en route to the western territories to bring law to the area. After a
gun fight with pirates on the Mississippi River and an encounter with an attractive half-Mexican
croupier, Wesley discovers that his uncle has been forced to move away. After finding himself amidst
a serious altercation with German miners, Wesley meets an old mountainman who teaches him pro-
ficiency with a revolver, and then faces a final journey overland through inhospitable country.
E. V. Thompson is the author of numerous historical novels, among them Ben Retallick, Cassie,
Though the Heavens May Fall, Tomorrow is for Ever, and The Vagrant King.
Fiction • 448 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780709087557 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Robert Hale
The Debonair Duke
Emily Hendrickson
A duke will stop at nothing to lay his hands on Pamela’s jewels in this winner of the Col-
orado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
“With graceful writing and an elegant sense of style, Hendrickson sprinkles her own spe-
cial brand of fairylike magic over this charming tale.” —Booklist on My Lady Faire
Lady Pamela Taylor’s dull existence is shattered when a necklace of stunning sapphires is de-
livered to her and she must discover who sent the fabulous gems and why. With her only clue
the initials J. R., she turns to the wealthy, handsome, and dashing Duke of Wexford, whose
reputation for solving mysteries is impressive. A romantic Russian prince, a seductive French
comte, and an intriguing English lord, all with the same initials, suddenly form a flattering court,
surrounding her with attention. Could one of these have sent the mysterious gems? As Pamela
and the duke plunge into their dangerous hunt, she discovers her heart longs for him—but does
Wexford care for her?
Emily Hendrickson’s many Regency romances include The Ivory Dragon, My Lady Faire, and
The Rake’s Revenge. She won the Romantic Times Award for Best Regency for Elizabeth’s Rake. She lives in Reno, Nevada.
Romance • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780709082897 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Robert Hale
The de Lacy Inheritance
Elizabeth Ashworth
Using characters known to recorded history—including one to become the real Sheriff of Not-
tingham—Elizabeth Ashworth weaves a tale of loves lost and found during the exile of Richard
the Lionheart
Richard Fitz-Eustace’s return from Palestine is far from joyous. Damned by leprosy, he must bid
his family a final and sorrowful farewell and leave his estates at Halton Castle forever. Condemned
to shun the company of others he must now find a place of solitude where he can seek forgive-
ness for sins committed in the Holy Land for which he is certain he has earned God’s curse. Re-
solved to live out his life as a hermit, he journeys north into the newly named county of Lancashire.
But this is no arbitrary journey; there is one last obligation to be undertaken for his grandmother—
he must seek out her kinsman, Sir Robert de Lacy, at Cliderhou Castle and there press his con-
sideration of her claim to his estate. While at Halton, Richard’s headstrong 14-year-old sister
Johanna is distraught. Her other brother, ruthless and ambitious Roger, has returned to take his
place as head of the family. He and Johanna’s mother have contrived a marriage for her to a
wealthy old landowner, and without Richard’s protection there seems little she can do about it—
unless of course she can escape and find him.
Elizabeth Ashworth is the author of Champion Lancastrians and Tales of Old Lancashire and
is a regular contributor to Lancashire Magazine.
Fiction • 256 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781905802364 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Myrmidon Books
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Cold Rain
Craig Smith
The author of The Blood Lance and The Painted Messiah demon-
strates his versatility with this dark, stylish noir thriller set on and
around a Midwestern university campus
“Intelligent and exhilarating . . . plots will keep readers breath-
less.” —Historical Novels Review on The Blood Lance
“A marvelously thrilling book . . . the distinction between villain
and hero is constantly blurred . . . a most enthralling story.”
—Paul Doherty, author, the Hugh Corbett mysteries, on
The Painted Messiah
I turned 37 that summer, older than Dante when he toured Hell, but
only by a couple of years.
Life couldn’t be better for David Albo, an associate professor of Eng-
lish at a small midwestern university. He lives in an idyllic, out-of-town,
plantation-style mansion with a beautiful and intelligent wife and an
adoring teenage stepdaughter. As he returns to the university after a long
and relaxing sabbatical, there is a full professorship in the offing—and,
what’s more, he has managed to stay off the booze for two whole years.
But, once term begins, things deteriorate rapidly. The damning evidence
that he has sexually harassed his students is just the beginning as Dave
finds himself sucked into a vortex of conspiracy, betrayal, jealousy, and
murder. Unless he can discover quickly who is out to destroy him, all
that he is and loves is about to be stripped away.
Craig Smith is a former professor at the University of North Colorado.
He is the author of The Blood Lance and The Painted Messiah, and The
Whisper of Leaves.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781905802340 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
Myrmidon Books
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Black Ice
Detective Jackson is engaged in a dangerous sting operation in a taut, suspenseful read
from one of Australia’s new breed of crime writers
Working undercover in Sydney’s murky drug world, living in a run-down apartment, and
making unlikely friends, Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson sees firsthand what devastation il-
legal drugs can yield. Jill’s sister Cassie has a new boyfriend, and he is one of the beautiful
people of Sydney—rich, good looking, great job, perfect car, and seen in all the right places.
A high-flying lawyer who is doing pro bono work to keep a drug dealer out of jail, he also
keeps Cassie supplied with cocaine and crystal meth. When Cassie overdoses and is dumped
at the hospital, her life begins to spiral out of control. Meanwhile, Seren Templeton is just
out of jail—kept away from her son for two years, for something she didn’t do. And now
she is ready to get her revenge on the man responsible. Things start to go awry when these
worlds collide and Jill and Cassie meet on opposite sides of the law.
Mystery/Fiction • 320 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781741668131 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Bantam Australia
DETECTIVE JILL JACKSON MYSTERIES
Leah Giarratano
Leah Giarratano is a clinical psychologist and the author of Vodka Doesn’t Freeze and Voodoo Doll.
CLIFF HARDY SERIES
Peter Corris
Peter Corris is best known as the father of Australian crime fiction and is the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories. He
is the author of A Round of Golf: 18 Holes with Peter Corris and the coauthor of Fred Hollows: An Autobiography.
Torn Apart
“This book will remind you just how good Peter Corris is, what a legend his private-
detective character Cliff Hardy is, and why so many people love Sydney despite the
fact that she is a seedy, grotty, old tart of a city and always has been.” —Sydney Morn-
ing Herald on Appeal Denied
Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second cousin Patrick
Malloy it’s like being hit with a left hook to the solar plexus—Malloy is his double. Cliff
and his cousin become friends and travel to attend a gathering of the Irish Travellers, the
gypsy-like folk from whom they are descended. On their return, Malloy is brutally murdered—
but perhaps the shotgun blast was intended for Hardy. He is de-licensed and semiretired,
but this investigation is personal. The plot becomes still more personal when Malloy’s ex-
wife, Sheila, comes onto the scene. Hardy has his own enemies and Malloy’s to consider as
he searches for the killer. Clues point in many directions—to Sheila’s motives, to Malloy’s
suspect business dealings, and to his time as a mercenary in Angola. The search takes Hardy
north to a paramilitary training camp and south to a meeting of Traveller descendants in
Kangaroo Valley. Other players have other interests and their playing style is ruthless.
Mystery • 240 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781742371399 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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The Betrayed
Kate Kray
A first novel of crime, gangsters, and a woman trying to walk away, from true-crime
author Kate Kray
Rosie was a beautiful, young actress when she fell in love with Johnny Mullins, the noto-
rious London gangster. But their married life was far from what she had hoped it would
be and was marred by drug abuse and violence. After Johnny was arrested and sentenced
to 18 years, it became clear that their relationship was doomed to fail. Now, years later,
and for the first time in a long time, life is finally looking up for Rosie Mullins. She has
confronted her jealous husband and told him that she wants out, her acting career has taken
off, and she has fallen into a new relationship with a top TV executive. All too quickly,
however, she finds that Johnny’s influence extends far beyond the prison walls that con-
tain him. To make matters worse, his intensely loyal twin brother, “Mad Dog” Eddie, is
proving to be every bit as dangerous as her husband. Betrayed by those who had sworn to
protect her and cornered by her past, Rosie has to fight with every breath to protect her-
self and her beloved daughter, Ruby. She finds herself forced to play a very, very danger-
ous game; setting her old family against her new one.
Kate Kray, the former wife of gangster Ronnie Kray, is the bestselling true-crime author
of such books as The World’s 20 Worst Crimes and Ultimate Hard Bastards.
Fiction • 264 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549696 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Max Crime
Hitler’s Angel
A Novel
Kris Rusch
A thrilling tale set in a dark and fateful time in history, this story by a renowned fantasy
writer hints at what might have happened had Hitler been derailed early on by scandal
“I’ve always been fascinated by her ability to tell a story . . . Rusch has style.”
—Charles de Lint, author, The Onion Girl
“So we have blood and a supposed body. With all the death and riots in Munich, you be-
lieved this to be important?” The sergeant licked his lips, swallowed, and then said, “The
dead girl, sir. The dead girl, she is Herr Hitler’s niece.”
This much is true: Hitler was obsessed with his young niece, Geli Raubal. On September
19th, 1931, two years before he came to power, Geli was found dead of a gunshot wound
in Hitler’s apartment in an exclusive area of Munich. Her death was ruled a suicide, but
the suspicion of murder remained long after she had been laid to rest. It is 1972 and Annie
Pohlmann, a young American student, arrives in Germany to interview retired detective Fritz
Stecher, who headed the original investigation. She gets more than she bargained for when
Stecher reveals the whole story of a case that not only nearly killed him, but almost changed
the course of history.
Kris Rusch writes under various pseudonyms in multiple genres, including science fiction,
fantasy, mystery, romance, and mainstream. She has won two Hugo Awards and her other
titles include Diving into the Wreck, Duplicate Effort, The New Rebellion, and No Good
Deed. She lives in Oregon.
Fiction • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549283 (Replaces 9780312154981) • January • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
Max Crime
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The Girl with the Crystal Eyes
Barbara Baraldi
Hot off the Italian charts, this serial killer chiller introduces a remarkable noir writer whose
tales of bloody imagination and seductive perversity recall the films of Dario Argento
This unforgettable gothic journey through the dark streets of Bologna follows a beautiful
killer, a cop determined to unravel an enigmatic tale of bloody butchery, and a young medium
fleeing her past. A twisted game of life and death unfolds between the hunter and the hunted,
murderer and detective, night and day, and the female of the species proves as daringly evil
as Hannibal Lecter, giving a whole new meaning to “femme fatale.”
Barbara Baraldi is a bestselling Italian mystery writer who has received the Marco Casacci
Prize twice.
Mystery • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549306 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Max Crime
Guns of Brixton
Mark Timlin
Spanning 40 years of love, life, and villainy, this epic novel is a major tour de force from
an author at the peak of his powers, the Spillane of Brit Noir
“Mark Timlin, England’s hard-boiled enfant terrible . . . excels with this new effort. . . .
An important crime writer who deserves better recognition on this side of the pond.”
—Mystery Scene
“Often brings to mind Coppola’s Godfather movies . . . One of the best London crime
books in ages. A writer has come of age.” —Guardian
“Narrative rough enough to shed splinters when you turn the pages.”
—Literary Review
Once upon a time in south London, three young men without a future decide to invent their
own. The sixties are starting to swing and Jimmy, John, and Billy want it all: the clothes, the
pills, the music, and the women. Through drugs, protection, and armed robbery, they start
building their crime empire; everything they’ve always dreamed about is within their grasp.
But then Billy changes sides and becomes a cop—and finds that his days are numbered. Now,
decades later, Billy’s son, Mark, is working for John Jenner and waiting for the day when
his father’s killer gets out of prison. It’s any time now and Mark is determined to be there
when the doors swing open.
Mark Timlin is the author of more than 30 novels, including All the Empty Places, Answers
from the Grave, and Stay Another Day, as well as Gangsters’ Wives and Lipstick Killers under
the pseudonym Lee Martin. His Nick Sharman novels were made into a television series star-
ring Clive Owen.
Mystery • 536 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549245 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Max Crime
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Watching the Wheels Come Off
Mike Hodges
From the legendary director of Get Carter comes a wildly entertaining fiction debut—
a deliciously dark slice of black crime comedy
Today is a day Mark Miles will never forget—and it’s only the beginning. Reg Turpin, the
new Houdini and one of Mark’s few remaining PR clients, is about to attempt a great feat
of escapology, followed by the arrival in town of Dr. Herman Temple, the self-appointed
guru, who will conduct a seminar on the dynamics of leadership at the Grand Atlantic Hotel.
What could go wrong? Nothing, apart from the seedy private investigor who’s unpacking
his thermal underwear, pajamas, and a .32 Smith and Wesson at a local bed and breakfast;
assorted women of easy virtue on Mark’s trail; a man whose name is really Bela Lugosi;
and that’s just for starters. Matters invariably go from bad to worse, and the unheroic hero
of this ferocious nightmare navigates the quicksand of fate with a total lack of poise and
elegance.
Mike Hodges is the director of the classic crime films Croupier, Get Carter, I’ll Sleep When
I’m Dead, and Pulp.
Mystery • 268 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549092 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Max Crime
The Viper of Kerman
Christian Oliver
A powerful Iranian cleric wants to strike his own deal with the West in this scathing,
hilarious, and politically astute adventure yarn
“Excellent addition to Iran’s current and sparse fiction list. . . . Mr. Oliver makes
scathing cultural observations about the demented megalopolis that is Tehran.”
—Washington Times
“Anyone having difficulty assessing the veracity of reports from Iran—or frustrated at
reading speculation from ‘experts’ tens of thousands of miles from Tehran—would find
some relief in The Viper of Kerman . . . a racy and entertaining read, with many vi-
gnettes illustrating Oliver’s eye for detail and sense of irony .” —PBS.org
A powerful cleric with massive commercial and military influence, Ayatollah Ali Baharvand
has stepped down as one of Tehran’s nuclear negotiators. Sickened by the stagnation of a
revolution that never elevated his country to the heights it deserved, he plans to seize power
and strike his own deal with the West. Baharvand’s plot is charted through the eyes of MI6
officers, diplomats, and journalists giving a rare insight into the culture, social life, and psy-
chology of this much-misunderstood nation.
Christian Oliver is the Financial Times correspondent for North and South Korea. He was
Reuters’ Iran correspondent from 2003 to 2006, covering the Bam earthquake, two disputed
elections, and civil unrest.
Fiction • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781905559121 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Halban Publishers
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The Devil’s Graveyard
Anonymous
In the third installment in Anonymous’s popular series which began
with The Book with No Name and continued with The Eye of the
Moon, the Bourbon Kid returns for more vengeance, this time on
the contestants of a television talent contest
“This caused quite a stir in its original self-published form on the
internet, but now you can hide behind the settee to read it. Make
sure you keep the big light on.” —Manchester Evening News on
The Book with No Name
The Devil’s Graveyard is an area of desert. Its only habitations are a
small roadside gas station, and a giant hotel, where the final of the Back
from the Dead singing competition is held, in which contestants com-
pete by impersonating dead stars. Except that someone is killing them
off . . . and there are other killers out there, too—not to mention zom-
bies. Featuring characters from The Book with No Name and The Eye
of the Moon, this is a show where anything goes and anyone can enter.
Even the judges aren’t quite what they seem. Sanchez, Elvis, the Mys-
tic Lady, a whole bunch of dead rock stars and, of course, the Bourbon
Kid are headed to the Hotel Pasadena for what is quite literally the most
cutthroat reality show there’s ever been. Dreams will be crushed, deals
will be made, and blood will be spilled. The latest book is a rip-roar-
ing addition to the series by the author with no name, which is guar-
anteed to be every bit as gory, fast-paced, and adrenaline pumping as
the previous novels. It’s Tarantino meets Pop Idol in a sensationally
blood-streaked adventure that takes the tale of the Bourbon Kid to new
and even creepier heights.
Fiction • 384 pp • 5 x 8
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Deception
Michael Meehan
From the blood-soaked streets of 1870s Paris to the student riots of the 1960s—a mag-
nificent epic novel of revolution, obsession, and buried secrets
“Extraordinary and beautifully realized first novel . . . with language that approaches
the condition of poetry . . . Enthusiastically recommended for all libraries.” —Library
Journal on The Salt of Broken Tears
I felt always that the crumbling paper must hold something that was more like speaking flesh
and blood . . . that somewhere amid these shreds . . . I would learn something of this fam-
ily lost to silence; something about a house that was quickly abandoned and a family di-
vided, and then all gates shut on the past.
A young Australian man arrives in riot-ravaged Paris, armed with an old manuscript writ-
ten in French and an obsessive desire to piece together the fragments of a mystery that has
haunted him since childhood. His journey takes him back and forth in time, over the ruins
of desert and city, and through the veils and mirages of history and memory. From Paris to
the desolate, windswept Australian desert to the appalling dank prisons of 19th-century New
Caledonia, this is an epic story of a search for truth, spanning continents and generations.
Michael Meehan is the award-winning author of The Salt of Broken Tears and Stormy Weather.
Fiction • 300 pp • 5 x 8
9781742372648 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
The Hollow Tree
Jacob G. Rosenberg
A parable of war and the unthinkable atrocities that humanity perpetrates in a time of
cataclysmic social change, this novel by a master storyteller is also a poignant story of
love, war, and human resilience
“A deeply moving tragedy from the pen of one of our master storytellers. A fable of
great depth, and a beautifully written book, the story deals at its heart with the es-
sential solitariness of every human life—even for those who are in love.”
—Alex Miller, author, Conditions of Faith
“Rosenberg’s lyricism and mastery of language puts him up there with other Jewish
masters of story: Singer, Potok and Levi. He has that essential element of greatness, a
flavor all his own, a voice and style distinct from any other.” —Age on East of Time
“To be an unbending adherent in a world of stony realities,’ Herbert had remarked, ‘is to
ask for trouble. Not because of one’s allegiance, but because such an ally will be forced
to conform or be squashed, trampled on or in the end annihilated by the crude laughter
of fate.”
Sometimes love isn’t convenient, and loyalty doesn’t always serve justice when the bru-
tality of war sweeps away all before it. Yet somewhere in this darkly disturbing fable a
tiny spark of hope beckons life anew as Jan Milder, its young protagonist, travels the roads
of his mysterious destiny. Although it is written as a novel, this story recalls Jacob Rosen-
berg’s prize-winning autobiographical memoirs, East of Time and Sunrise West. This deeply
moving book is the final legacy of a master storyteller.
Jacob G. Rosenberg (1922–2008) was born in Lodz, Poland. After the Germans occupied
Poland he was sent with his family to the Lodz Ghetto, and eventually transported to
Auschwitz. Except for one sister (who committed suicide a few days later) all the mem-
bers of his family were gassed on the day of their arrival. In 1948 he emigrated to Aus-
tralia. He has published three books of poetry in English, a collection of stories, and the
award-winning autobiographical memoirs East of Time and Sunrise West.
Fiction/Jewish Studies • 248 pp • 5 x 8
9781741759006 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
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The Nature of Ice
Robyn Mundy
A compelling novel of hope, love, and loss set in the startlingly beautiful landscape of
Antarctica
Capricious, the nature of ice; as impetuous as faithless deeds. So easy to forget that sea ice
is only a veneer, inherently flawed, skin-deep as desire, so transitory as to be scattered out
to sea, displaced by ocean, dispersed by wind—gone in the lapse of a day.
Freya has come to Antarctica ostensibly to undertake a photographic expedition to retrace
Frank Hurley’s iconic photographs—but also to escape a stifling relationship. Once she is
there, though, living in the cramped and close confines of Davis Station, the extraordinary
world of Antarctica gets under her skin and she starts to unfurl, finding her world change
in ways she would never previously had thought possible. Weaving in a vivid recreation of
Douglas Mawson’s ill-fated 1911–1914 Antarctic expedition into the contemporary story
of a woman coming to terms with the end of her marriage, this is a poetic, multistranded
novel of present and past, hope and tragedy, love and loss. It is not only a love story and a
heart-stopping, intensely moving polar adventure story, but also a story of place, bringing
to vivid life the extraordinary landscape of Antarctica, the frozen continent that intrigues
us all.
Robyn Mundy has been to Antarctica many times, first as an assistant expedition leader
for an ecotour company. She spent a summer living and working at Davis Station, Antarc-
tica, as a field assistant and a winter at Mawson Station, Antarctica, where she worked on
an emperor penguin project.
Fiction • 374 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 15 B/W Photos
9781741755763 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Ice
A Love Story
Louis Nowra
An iceberg is towed to the harbor, to the astonishment of colonial Sydney; as it melts,
the iceberg is revealed as a tomb to the perfectly preserved body of a young sailor, who
died 40 years before
Short-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award
Here is the story of Malcolm McEacharn, a brilliant businessman who brings joy to early
Sydney in the form of an iceberg and who will later bring electricity to Melbourne, become
its Lord Mayor, and be one step away from becoming Prime Minister—but he is driven by
an obsession that threatens to destroy him and his world. A parallel story set in contem-
porary Sydney tells of a young biographer who lies in a coma, and her bereft husband’s des-
perate attempts to resurrect her by unearthing the truth about her subject McEacharn. Both
stories are redolent with longing, suffused by regret, and illuminated by extraordinary im-
agery, hypnotic language, and the specter of suspended life in the “mythical country of ice.”
From the frozen, desolate Antarctic to bustling Victorian London, from the Yorkshire moors
to colonial tropical Cairns, to Imperial Japan and to the gritty streets of modern-day Kings
Cross, the story walks the line between life and death, fact and fantasy, grief and madness.
It is a book about the power of love, told with audacity and breathtaking imaginative power.
Louis Nowra is an acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, and the author of Cosi.
Fiction • 326 pp • 5 x 8
9781741758214 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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Valley of Grace
Marion Halligan
A lyrical work full of hope and children set in lustrous modern-day Paris
Fanny and Gerard fall in love in a way that surprises even them as their lives fill with
good sex and loving companionship; but they long for a child to complete their happi-
ness. Two of Fanny’s lesbian friends feel similarly driven by the need to have a child.
Jean-Marie is an internationally regarded professor of philosophy whose adoring stu-
dents are willing sexual partners, but perhaps philosophy can’t bear the weight of human
emotion. When Gerard buys a beautiful old house in the suburbs, the disturbing con-
tents of the attic binds the stories into an intriguing and darkly disturbing knot. Cap-
turing the contemporary Parisian lives of an interwoven group of friends, this
intoxicating work is written by a literary novelist at the height of her powers.
Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist, and short story writer. She is
the author of The Taste of Memory and The Point. She has won the ACT Book of the
Year Award and been short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, the Dublin IMPAC
Prize, and the Miles Franklin Award.
Fiction • 248 pp • 6 x 8
9781741756944 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Taking Off
Matt Howard
Nick Hornby fans will love this hilarious but poignant account of two mates’ adventures
and friendship as they journey into the unknown
Ash Lynch has worked (if you can call it that) in the magazine industry for what feels like
forever. But he’s at loose ends—his ambition to climb the greasy pole of career success has
long since expired and his personal life is at a standstill. Ash finds some sort of solace hang-
ing out with Miller, an ex-roadie taking a break from his trip around Australia to work at
the local bar. Ash and Miller become great buddies, talking, occasionally getting trashed,
and generally having a good time together. A weird turn of events finds them taking off over-
seas, and the first stop is Amsterdam—a destination not entirely surprising. Their often hi-
larious journey across Europe has more than a dash of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, taking
them to new places in every sense of the phrase. But beyond the sex and drugs, the gorgeous
Greek girl Ash meets in Amsterdam could be the one for him. Maybe he is brave enough to
visit her and find out, or his sojourn might dead-end back home with yet another potential
relationship biting the dust.
Matt Howard is the author of Street Furniture.
Fiction • 334 pp • 5 x 8
9781741756050 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Arena
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Document Z
A Novel
Andrew Croome
Masterful, taut, and atmospheric, this novel of political espionage and intrigue tells the
story of a real-life dramatic defection during the 1950s Cold War
“Very impressive . . . absorbing, sophisticated . . . beautiful suspenseful writing. A
powerful and complex piece, wonderfully crafted.” —Cate Kennedy, author,
Dark Roots
“Impressive. A distinctive voice, taut writing . . . a brooding atmosphere of shadows
and spooks.” —Marele Day, author, Lambs of God
Evdokia knew that the crowd was here for her. Hunting her. She was certain these people
would kill her before they’d let her through the terminal and onto the plane. This might
be it, she realised. Defector’s Wife Dies in Airport Shootout.
In Canberra, 1951, the Cold War is at its height. Into an atmosphere of paranoia, rumor,
and suspicion, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov are among a group of new arrivals at the So-
viet Embassy in Canberra. Both are party loyalists, working for the Moscow intelligence.
Yet all is not well in the new city of Canberra. The atmosphere in the embassy is tense and
suspicious; the ambassador resents their presence and is secretly working to have Vladimir
disgraced and recalled. In the meantime, Australia’s counterintelligence agency is determined
to discover who in this new group works for Moscow. Only three short years later, Vladimir
has defected and his wife Evdokia is held prisoner at the Soviet Embassy, waiting to be
transported back to Russia to face punishment or death for his crime.
Andrew Croome won the The Australian Vogel Literary Award for this book, his first novel.
Fiction • 350 pp • 5 x 8
9781741757439 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
Heartland
Anthony Cartwright
In a richly imagined novel about grassroots politics, soccer, and the far right in a multi-
cultural town, Anthony Cartwright audaciously enters the heartland of post-9/11 Britain
“This brilliantly realized novel expertly interweaves the stories of friends on either side
of a stricken community’s social and religious divide.” —Esquire
“This is what fiction should be and what readers want it to be: passionately engaged.
The ambition and achievement shine forth from every sentence.”
—David Peace, author, Tokyo Year Zero
“Has similar scope to Don DeLillo’s Underworld—and such ambition pays. . . . This
impressive novel succeeds in giving voice to a part of [a] country that is more frequently
spoken about than listened to.” —Guardian
It’s spring of 2002 in the Black Country, and the changes underfoot might prove to be more
than the locals can withstand. With local elections looming, a mosque is being built on the
site where Cinderheath’s iconic steelworks once centered the town. “The Tipton Three,” from
just down the road, are imprisoned in Guantanamo, and the British National Party—the “BNP”—
expect to win new seats on the council. Despite it all, the town is getting geared up for the
World Cup to begin with England to play Argentina. But first, a controversial Sunday-league
game must take place, billed by the press as “a match to spark a race war.” In the middle of
the mess is Rob, a former professional soccer player like his famous father. He’s now a teach-
ing assistant, sympathetic to the children of families he knows too well. On the soccer field,
as the BNP prowl the touchlines, he finds himself facing Zubair, the brother of his missing
best friend, and both men are bound together by the mystery of the disappearance.
Anthony Cartwright is the author of The Afterglow, which was awarded a Betty Trask Award
in 2004.
Fiction • 304 pp • 5 x 8
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You Don’t Have to Say
Alan Beard
A haunting collection of densely imagined insights into the cruel underside of urban life,
from the Raymond Carver of the English Midlands
“Alan Beard proves to be an accomplished and deft practitioner who creates vignettes
rather than traditional short stories, but these are vignettes rich in detail and implica-
tion . . . a truly fine collection.” —Times on Taking Doreen Out of the Sky
This collection of stories are slow burning and tender portraits of people caught in rela-
tionships going wrong, or raw and urgent messages from those trying to make a mark on
the very society that discards them. In “The Lookout,” a boy watches the sinister goings on
of an urban estate. In “Backing Up,” a computer specialist in a hospital witnesses a disturbing
incident on the roof. The crime career for “Hot Little Danny”—a reckless teen with a teacher
girlfriend—is inexorably upward. “Mustard” tracks the searing life reflections of a middle-
aged man stabbed and left for dead in a hallway. Infidelity, old friendships, and passions
haunt the drifting lives of Beard’s characters, in this work of brilliantly honed descriptions
of human loss and love.
Alan Beard is the author of Taking Doreen Out of the Sky. His work has been in several
magazines and anthologies including Best Short Stories 1991, Falling Star Magazine, Tell
Tales 3, and Telling Stories Volume 3.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781906994129 • February • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Tindal Street Press
How Do I Love Thee?
Stories to Stir the Heart
Edited by Valerie Parv
Inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous sonnet, this swoon-worthy story
collection offers new and tantalizing views on romance and love to make any reader’s
heart beat faster
From classic romantic suspense and vampires to time-travelers and the erotic, this unique
collection is like a box of chocolates—there’s something delicious for everyone. The
stories found here will delight everyone looking for love and romance, from Valerie
Parv’s “Never Too Late,” featuring the gorgeously rugged Cade Thatcher from her
Code of the Outback series; to Anita Bell’s wickedly funny “Killer Smile” and Anna
Jacobs’ poignant soldier-settler’s tale “A Much-Needed Wife.” Other stellar authors
included are Alexis Fleming, Daphne Clair, Sonny Whitelaw, and Alan Gold. This unique
collection of love stories will appeal to that little bit of the romantic in us all.
Valerie Parv is known as Australia’s Queen of Romance. She has written more than 60
novels, including Operation: Monarch, The Prince and the Marriage Pact, and Royal Spy.
Romance • 430 pp • 5.5 x 7
9781742370804 • December • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Published posthumously, this early work is a satire on the Gothic mode typified by the nov-
els of Ann Radcliffe, as well as a witty comedy of manners in the style of Jane Austen’s later
novels and, ultimately, an enchanting love story
While enjoying a six weeks’ stay in fashionable Bath, the young and callow Catherine Mor-
land is introduced to the delights of high society. Thanks to a new literary diet of the sensa-
tional and the macabre, Catherine travels to Northanger Abbey fully expecting to become
embroiled in a Gothic adventure of intrigue and suspense and, once there, soon begins to form
the most gruesome and improbable theories about the exploits of its occupants. This edition
includes pictures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Jane Austen’s (1775–1817) smart and satirical novels have an infuence that shows no sign of wan-
ing, with continual adaptations and echoes in contemporary culture, and an enthusiastic audience.
Classics • 228 pp • 9781847491350 • September • $11.95 (Can $12.95)
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Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
Published in 1814, this nuanced examination of the social hierarchy of Jane Austen’s day
contains more than enough wit, charm, and human drama to enchant readers of any era
Born into a poor family, Fanny Price is raised amid the daunting splendor of Mansfield Park
by her rich uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Treated as an inferior by most of the family, Fanny
forms a close attachment to her cousin Edmund, the only person to show her kindness. With
the departure of her uncle to the West Indies and the arrival from London of the fashionable
Henry and Mary Crawford, flirtation and romantic intrigue abound. As Fanny becomes in-
creasingly uncomfortable with the conduct of her companions, she finds herself isolated and
forced to face the conflict between her sense of integrity and social expectation. This edition
includes pictures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Jane Austen’s (1775–1817) smart and satirical novels have an infuence that shows no sign of wan-
ing, with continual adaptations and echoes in contemporary culture, and an enthusiastic audience.
Classics/Romance • 448 pp • 9781847491367 • October • $10.95 (Can $11.95)
Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
“It has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone.”
—Henry James
Beautiful Emma Rouault yearns for the life of wealth, passion, and romance she has encoun-
tered in popular sentimental fiction, and when her doctor, the well-meaning but awkward and
unremarkable Charles Bovary, begins to pay her attention, she imagines that she may be granted
her wish. However, after their marriage, Emma soon becomes frustrated with the boredom of
provincial life and finds herself seeking escape and contemplating adultery. As Emma’s efforts
to make a reality of her fantasies become more dangerous, both she and those around her must
face the shattering consequences of her actions. Causing widespread scandal when it was pub-
lished in 1857, Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece is one of the landmark works of 19th-century
realist fiction. This crisp new translation captures the psychological realism of the original and
echoes the verbal precision for which Flaubert is rightly famed. This edition includes pictures
and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best
known for his works Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education. Christopher Moncrieff has
previously translated the work of Jean-Euphele Milce and Victor Hugo.
Classics/Romance • 384 pp • 9781847491435 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
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Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
“The best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing be-
fore. There has been nothing as good since.” —Ernest Hemingway
Widely considered one of the greatest American novels, the story of Huck Finn and his com-
panion, the slave Jim, follows their journey down the Mississippi river after running away from
Huck’s alcoholic father and Jim’s owners. As they travel, they encounter a floating house, feud-
ing families, and cunning grifters. More importantly, Huck gets to know Jim and regard him
as a friend and equal, overcoming the racial prejudices of the time in a landmark narrative that
poignantly addresses the issues of growing up and finding freedom. This edition includes pic-
tures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Mark Twain (1835–1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer, and nov-
elist of numerous classics, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Classics • 160 pp • 9781847491480 • September • $10.95 (Can $11.95)
Hard Times
Charles Dickens
Hard-biting satire, moving drama, and exuberant comedy find a very succinct and powerful
expression in Dickens’ critique of industrial society
“He belongs to that brilliant school of English novelists whose finely sketched and elo-
quent portrayal of the world have revealed more political and social truths than all the
professional politicians, journalists and moralists put together.” —Karl Marx
Dickens illustrates the condition of England through his depiction of the fictional northern city
of Coketown. Among its inhabitants are Thomas Gradgrind, the utilitarian headmaster who at-
tempts to impose his rigid worldview on his family circle, and the uncaring businessman Mr. Bound-
erby. Their materialist philosophies are tested throughout the novel, which also explores workers’
conditions in factories, trade unions, and the spurious use of statistics. Perhaps the most polem-
ical of his major novels, Hard Times is possibly the best introduction to the world of Charles Dick-
ens. This edition includes pictures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was a literary phenomenon in his lifetime and now ranks as one
of the most influential and popular authors in the English language.
Classics • 416 pp • 9781847491411 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies
Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Roger Clarke
The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature
Verse translation with facing Russian text
In a tale of intrigue, deception, murder, and retribution, Boris Godunov charts the rise and fall
of an ambitious prince who cannot avoid facing the consequences of his dark past. Based on
the historical figure of the nobleman Boris Godunov, who seized power from Ivan the Terrible’s
successor in 16th-century Russia, and partly inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Alexander
Pushkin’s 1825 play showcases the author’s mastery of verse and dramatic form. Also included
are Pushkin’s celebrated four Little Tragedies: Mozart and Salieri, The Miserly Knight, The Stone
Guest, and A Feast During the Plague; as well as pictures and an extensive section about the
author’s life and works.
Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) was a dramatist, novelist, and poet, penning such influential works
as Eugene Onegin. Roger Clarke has translated Eugene Onegin and Ruslan and Ludmila.
Classics/Drama • 288 pp • 9781847491473 • November • $15.95 (Can $17.95)
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Fathers and Children
Ivan Turgenev
Translated by Michael Pursglove
“Turgenev to me is the greatest writer there ever was.” —Ernest Hemingway
Arguably the first modern novel in the history of Russian literature, this story shocked readers
when it was first published in 1862—the controversial character of Bazarov, a self-proclaimed
nihilist intent on rejecting all existing traditional values and institutions, providing a trenchant
critique of the established order. Turgenev’s masterpiece investigates the growing nihilist move-
ment of mid-19th-century Russia—a theme which was to influence Dostoevsky and many other
European writers—in a universal, and often hilarious, story of generational conflict and the clash
between the old and the new. This edition includes pictures and an extensive section about the
author’s life and works.
Ivan Turgenev (1818–1883) was a novelist, poet, and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the
towering figures of Russian literature. This masterpiece is considered one of the greatest nov-
els of the 19th century. Michael Pursglove edited editions of Tolstoy’s Childhood and Sevas-
toopol Sketches.
Classics/Literary Collections • 224 pp • 9781847491459 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Dora O’Brien
A brand-new translation of Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy
Tolstoy’s first published work, completed in 1856, recounts his early life up to his university
days. These are not memoirs in the strict sense of the word, as the author’s Stendhalian take
on the autobiographical genre confronts and blurs the notions of reality and imagination, com-
bining nostalgic anecdote with frank personal assessment and philosophical extrapolation. An
early display of Tolstoy’s storytelling genius, written in his classically simple yet colorful lan-
guage, these chronicles provide the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and liter-
ary development of one of the greatest writers of all time.
Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time. With such mas-
terpieces as Anna Karenina and War and Peace, he influenced generations of writers and changed
the course of world literature. Dora O’Brien is the author of From Moscow.
Classics • 320 pp • 9781847491428 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
The Idiot
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Ignat Avsey
A new translation of one of the most brilliant achievements of Russian literature’s
Golden Age
“Only beauty can save the world,” proclaims the hero of The Idiot, perhaps Dostoevsky’s most
personal and intense work of fiction. But in the brutally materialistic world of late 19th-century
Petersburg, infested with greed and vulgarity, Prince Myshkin’s naive beliefs can only be the sub-
ject of mockery and ultimately lead to failure and tragedy. Populated by an unforgettable cast of
characters that covers the entire gamut of Russian society—from the arrogant rich merchant’s
son Rogozhin and the beautiful but wanton Nastasya Filippovna to the student Kirillov, who as-
pires to become the man-God by killing himself—Dostoevsky’s masterpiece, brilliantly captured
in this new translation, is a book that leaves a permanent mark on its readers’ minds.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–81) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include
such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment and The Karamazov Brothers. Ignat Avsey has trans-
lated other Dostoevsky works, including Humiliated and Insulted and The Karamazov Brothers.
Classics • 640 pp • 9781847491503 • January • $15.95 (Can $17.95)
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Complete Poems
Guido Cavalcanti
Translated by Anthony Mortimer
New verse translation with facing Italian text
Guido Cavalcanti is best known to English readers through the essays, translations, and adap-
tations of Ezra Pound. Born from the cultural ferment of 13th-century Florence, Cavalcanti’s
poetry is an extraordinary blend of unorthodox philosophy, sharp psychological insight, and
dazzling formal mastery. Anthony Mortimer provides a new verse translation complete with
notes, critical comment, and biographical material. Following in the footsteps of Rossetti and
Pound, he presents a Cavalcanti who speaks for his own time and to ours. This edition includes
pictures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Guido Cavalcanti (c.1258–1300) is one of the greatest Italian poets and is remembered as a leading
fgure in the group of poets associated with the dolce stil novo (“sweet new style”), a refned form
of love poetry. Anthony Mortimer is acclaimed for his translations of Petrarch and Michelangelo.
Poetry/Classics • 224 pp • 9781847491404 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95)
Paris Spleen
Charles Baudelaire
Translated by Martin Sorrell
A brand new translation, with dual text, of one of the founding texts of literary modernism
“Sorrell provides solid versions, often carried with a certain panache, while remaining
honest, accurate and workmanlike.’’ —Times Literary Supplement on Rimbaud’s
Collected Poems
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 famous for his groundbreaking collection of verse The Flowers
of Evil. Martin Sorrell is an acclaimed translator of French verse, including Rimbaud and Verlaine.
Classics/Poetry • 128 pp • 9781847491497 • January • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
Inferno
Dante Alighieri
Translated by J. G. Nichols
A prize-winning translator presents a new verse translation of one of the most popular books
of all time
Dante’s dramatic journey through the circles of hell in search of redemption—and his encounter
with devils, monsters, and the souls of some of the greatest sinners who ever walked on earth—
is one of the cornerstones of Western literature and arguably the highest poetic achievement
of all time. Inferno, the first part of Dante’s Comedy, is presented here in a new verse trans-
lation, together with facing Italian text, extensive notes, illustrations, and a critical appara-
tus focusing on the author’s life and works.
Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is considered to be the father of Italian poetry and one of the
greatest influences in world literature. J. G. Nichols was awarded the John Florio Prize for his
translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch’s Canzoniere won the
Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000.
Poetry/Classics • 384 pp • 9781847491398 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95)
MODERN VOICES
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titles have been largely lost to the
general reading public; how
exciting that they’ve been made
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“Hesperus Press is finding, and
often newly translating, astound-
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Higher Education
“Irresistibly tempting.”
—John Updike
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Absent Presence
Mahmoud Darwish
Translated by Mohammad Shaheen
“Darwish’s poetry is an epic effort to
transform the lyrics of loss into the in-
definitely postponed drama of re-
turn.” —Edward Said, author,
Orientalism
Blurring the boundaries between prose
and poetry, this illuminating book ex-
plores the meaning of life, the impact of
exile, and an existence spent in com-
panionship with the specter of death. Par-
tially autobiographical and marked by a
sense of loss, it examines the nature of
relationships—parental, carnal, and, the
most fragile of all, that with life itself. A
hauntingly beautiful work, it is the first
English translation of a perfect intro-
duction to a poet of global significance.
Mahmoud Darwish explored themes of
lost Eden, exile, and life after death in his
poetry and prose work and was the re-
cipient of multiple awards, including the
Lenin Peace Prize and the Lotus Prize.
Mohammad Shaheen also translated Dar-
wish’s Almond Blossoms and Beyond.
Poetry/Autobiography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
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Rossum’s Universal Robots
Karel Capek
Translated by David Short
Seen as a precursor to works such as
Huxley’s Brave New World, this true
classic of the dystopian genre remains all
too resonant in today’s political climate
The film adaptation is to be
released in 2011 by Helicon
Arts, directed by James Kerwin
Determined to liberate the mass-pro-
duced but highly intelligent robots forged
in the machinery of Rossum’s island fac-
tory, Helena Glory arrives in a blaze of
righteousness only to find herself set
aback by the robots’ absolute lack of sen-
tience. She soon falls in love with Domin,
the factory’s general manager, but all is
not as it seems—the tide is turning against
the humans. Drawing huge international
attention following its original publica-
tion in 1921, Rossum’s Universal Robots
was a strikingly prescient meditation on
the themes of humanity and subjugation
that were to dominate the 20th century.
Karel Capek (1890–1938) was one of the
most influential Czech writers of the
20th century. He is the author of The Ab-
solute at Large and War With the Newts,
among others.
Science Fiction/Classics • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843914594 • February
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ET REMOTI SSI MA PROPE
H E S P E R U S
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The Devil’s Disciple
Shiro Hamao
Translated by Keith Vincent
The first English language translation of a chilling murder
mystery by a prolific Japanese detective novelist
‘Prosecutor Tsuchida, I am being held here as a murderer. But
the truth is that I am probably not that murderer. That’s right.
Probably.’
While Shimaura Eizo sits in jail awaiting trial for the murder
of a beautiful young woman, his erstwhile lover and initiator
into a sinister, restless existence has risen in the ranks of the legal
profession and is now the prosecutor on the case. Spinning a
complex web of events and influences in this chilling murder
mystery, Hamao probes the notion of guilt—both psychologi-
cal and legal.
Viscount Shiro Hamao (1895–1935) was the scion of one of mod-
ern Japan’s most prestigious families, a public prosecutor, and
an early advocate of gay rights. In the few years before his early
death, Hamao gave up his career as a prosecutor and became
a prolific writer of detective fiction. His works give us a vivid
picture of inter-war Japan, just as the cosmopolitan atmosphere
of the 1920s was giving way to the rising tide of fascism in the
1930s. Keith Vincent has translated a number of books, including
A Riot of Goldfish.
Mystery/Fiction • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843918578 • February • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
When in Rome . . .
Everyday Life in the Early Roman Empire
Edited by Paul Chrystal
A glimpse of city life during Rome’s early Empire, as por-
trayed by some of the period’s preeminent writers—includ-
ing Horace, Juvenal, Petronius, Persius, Statius, Martial, and
Pliny the Younger
This unique selection collects the best of early Roman writing
on society, culture, and daily life. From a vast body of work,
the most revealing snapshots of life in the early years of the
Roman Empire are drawn together for the first time. Making
accessible to the general reader writers whose lasting influence
cannot be overstated, topics covered continue to resonate even
today and include greed, corruption and excess, satire, eu-
thanasia, religion, women, and the family. This is a truly in-
valuable volume for anyone interested in social history,
literature—and, indeed, the classics.
Paul Chrystal is a classics scholar specializing in Roman poetry.
Classics/Literary Collections • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913702 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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The Birthplace
Henry James
In this lesser-known classic, James ex-
plores in miniature the themes of his
major fiction, enlivened by a charac-
teristically keen eye for character and
a wry appreciation of both pretension
and the absurd
Blackport-on-Dwindle—“all granite, fog,
and female fiction”—has been the
Gedges’ dull domain for some years.
They leap, therefore, at the invitation to
become the live-in guardians of the birth-
place of their nation’s literary hero. An-
ticipating romance and inspiration—in
other words, everything that’s been lack-
ing in their daily lives to date—they find
instead that the house casts an alto-
gether more sinister spell. Also included
is “The Private Life,” another little-
known work in which James again con-
siders the relevance of the artist’s
persona—a theme with continued rele-
vance in literature and the arts.
Henry James (1843–1916) was a novel-
ist, playwright, and literary critic. His
works include The Beast in the Jungle,
The Portrait of a Lady, and The Turn of
the Screw.
Fiction/Classics • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843912071 • March
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The Lazy Tour
of Two Idle Apprentices
Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens
A delightful meditation on the pleas-
ures of bachelor bonding and an ex-
ample of collaborative journalism at
its best
2010 is the 150th anniversary
of the publication of Collins’
The Woman in White
In autumn 1857, Charles Dickens em-
barked on a sightseeing trip to Cumber-
land with his friend Wilkie Collins. They
reported their adventures for Dickens’ pe-
riodical Household Words, producing a
showcase of entirely novel sides of these
well-loved men of letters. It uniquely
demonstrates their glee in caricaturing
themselves and one another, and the re-
sult is an exuberant diary of a journey and
a rare insight into one of literature’s most
famed and intriguing friendships.
Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was an Eng-
lish novelist, playwright, and short story
writer. He is best known for his “sensation
novels,” the forerunners of modern de-
tective fictions. Charles Dickens is con-
sidered one of the English language’s
greatest writers. His works include A
Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities.
Classics/Autobiography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
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The Holly-Tree Inn
Charles Dickens
Presenting the complete 1855 Christ-
mas number of Dickens’ periodical
Household Words, so popular after its
original publication that it was im-
mediately adapted for the stage
Also available: A Round of
Stories by the Christmas Fire
(9781843911647) and Another
Round of Stories by the Christ-
mas Fire (9781843911869)
A journeying gentleman finds himself
snowed in at the Holly-Tree Inn, and re-
solves to entertain himself by recording
the stories he hears from his fellow ten-
ants. Trapped for a week, he is regaled
with tales from all around him, includ-
ing the barmaid and the landlord. The fic-
tional delights he feasts upon include an
intriguing mystery by a master innovator
of the genre, Wilkie Collins, as well as
classically Dickensian sparks of humor
and romance.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is consid-
ered one of the English language’s great-
est writers. His works include The
Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas
Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.
Fiction/Classics • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843911968 • September
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HESPERUS CLASSICS
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Brief Lives: Henry James
Hazel Hutchison
Henry James is famed for the psychological depth of his char-
acters and his remarkable ability to penetrate the inner life,
yet the story of his own inner life remains curiously obscure—
until now
The best known facts about James—his illustrious, wealthy fam-
ily and famous siblings; his prolific literary output with its nu-
merous quirky female heroines; his long-term bachelorhood and
the rumors that accompanied it; and his flamboyant adoption
of British citizenship in 1915—have created a certain mythol-
ogy surrounding the author. In this succinct new biography, Hazel
Hutchison examines the man behind the writing. Exploring the
author’s life, works, and critical heritage, this fresh take on one
of the central figures in the English canon is perfect for both
the general reader as well as the James enthusiast.
Hazel Hutchison is the author of Seeing and Believing: Henry
James and the Spiritual World.
Biography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919230 • February
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Brief Lives: Emile Zola
Anthony Cummins
Zola's biography also serves as an astute and indispensable
look at 19th-century France and its literary culture
Anthony Cummins’s biography is the ideal introduction to a
writer today considered to be a pillar of French literature. With
his powerful, uncompromising, and minutely researched nov-
els, Émile Zola analyzed the struggles of the Parisian working
class, the sexual intrigues of high society, and the rise of con-
sumer culture. In this wide-ranging and enjoyable biography,
Anthony Cummins examines Zola’s international fame in the
light of his political engagement and the challenge he mounted
to the establishment.
Anthony Cummins has published essays on Zola in the Review
of English Studies and Victorian Review. He writes for The
Times Literary Supplement.
Biography • 112 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781843919148 • March
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BRIEF LIVES
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A Brief History of Biographies
From Plutarch to Celebs
Andrew Brown
The works of T. S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov, Iris Murdoch,
George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, and more are considered in this
exploration of the historical fascination with life-writing
Meditating on whether the success of celebrity biographies is a
mark of today’s prurient, voyeuristic times—or rather, if the fas-
cination with the lives and struggles of others a facet of human
nature, reflected in literary tastes through the ages—this in-
vestigation into the history of life-writing argues that modern
biographies are actually an extension of early religious roots.
Modern writing inspires by framing life as a struggle—against
drink, drugs, depression, or deprivation—that is eventually won.
Yet this trajectory can be found in even the earliest lives of saints
and their struggles against the devil. This history considers the
ways in which developments such as changing attitudes towards
subjectivity and the self, the cult of the artist, and psychoanalysis
have brought this most fascinating of forms from its early reli-
gious connotations to its present state.
Andrew Brown is the author of Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
and Brief Lives: Stendhal and the translator of For a Night of
Love, Gargantua, and Theseus.
Literary Criticism/Biography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919728 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
A Brief History of Fables
From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke
Discussing rising stars of contemporary fiction such as
Jonathan Lethem in addition to the cherished classics of
Aesop and Kafka, this groundbreaking work outlines the
reemerging significance of fables in modern culture
From the earliest of classical narratives to modern day e-zines,
literary works have long been turned to political, didactic, and
symbolic ends. Tracing the long history of a form currently en-
joying a resurgence online and in the works of some of the most
talented young authors in print, author and literary critic Rourke
here considers the permutations of the form. From Aesop’s tor-
toise and hare and Plato’s socio-political works to Kafka’s an-
thropomorphism and present-day authors such as Blake Butler,
Joseph Young, Shane Jones, and Jonathan Lethem, this book
explores an emergence from modernism and how, in its after-
math, fables—the briefest of narratives given the most expan-
sive of significations—have gained in popularity. From readers
interested in learning more about well-loved fairytales to those
considering the hot topic of post-postmodernism, here is a bold
take on a new face of literature everyone is sure to enjoy.
Lee Rourke is the author of The Canal and a collection of short
stories, Everyday. He is a literary critic for such publications
as the Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the Ob-
server, and reviews editor for 3:AM Magazine.
Literary Criticism/History • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919711 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
BRIEF HISTORIES
Brief Histories seeks to refresh today’s dominant cultural forms. By showing the long and rich histories of modes seen as characteristically
contemporary, the series will revitalize the media that surround us every day. The four inaugural titles take as their starting points blogging,
celebrity memoirs, Wikipedia, and short fiction. Written by experts in their fields and characterized by the attention to design and detail for
which Hesperus is known, Brief Histories will offer a novel and valuable take on the culture and crazes of the 21st century.
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A Brief History of Diaries
From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson
At a time when journals are staking their territory on the
blogosphere, this is a timely consideration of the diary’s ori-
gins and its long history in literary, political, and scientific
realms alike
Be they fearless, candid, naïve, or exhibitionistic, personal blog-
gers now occupy an extraordinary position—projecting their
inner most lives to all those with an internet connection. This
is merely the most recent mutation of a unique—and often mis-
understood—literary form. Tracing the diary’s quirky and com-
pelling history through centuries of writing for and about one’s
self, this intriguing guide traces the art form back to when the
earliest pilgrims and explorers kept journals on their findings,
scientists such as Darwin used them to develop their theories,
and writers from Tolstoy to Virginia Woolf to Lessing mined di-
aries for their creative work. Historical and political diaries—
most famously that of Anne Frank—are also included in the mix
to illuminate what diaries do best: enable a inwards movement
so that the troubled mind can find a way outwards into the world.
Alexandra Johnson is the author of Leaving a Trace: On Keeping
a Journal and The Hidden Writer, for which she won a PEN award.
Literary Criticism/History • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919704 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
A Brief History of Encyclopedias
From Pliny to Wikipedia
Andrew Brown
Including topics such as Wikipedia’s importance as a global
phenomenon, this is a timely consideration of the roles of the
guardians and editors of information throughout history
Encyclopedias have traditionally claimed to provide absolute
knowledge, yet with information now among the world’s most
valuable commodities, this Brief History is a sensible deliber-
ation on how accurate that claim can ever be. While the omis-
sions and distortions of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia may seem
easy enough to spot, those of—for example—the Britannica,
the Universalis, or the Brockhaus may not be so widely
known. Since the Middle Ages, rapid advancements in science
have made all encyclopedias effectively obsolete virtually im-
mediately as they are published, which begs the question: Is
the encyclopedic project fundamentally flawed? Also dis-
cussing the impact online encyclopedias have had on the co-
nundrum, this is a fascinating account of an unjustly neglected
area of cultural history.
Andrew Brown is the author of Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
and Brief Lives: Stendhal and the translator of For a Night of
Love, Gargantua, and Theseus.
Literary Criticism/History • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919735 • January • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
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Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
Foreword by Lucasta Miller
The archetypal gothic novel with a new foreword by the author of a seminal Brontë study
Emily Brontë’s only novel is one of the most treasured classics of 19th-century fiction. In-
tensely passionate and sharply original, it tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heath-
cliff’s doomed love and its disastrous consequences. Emily’s profound love of her native
Yorkshire is displayed in the novel’s evocative depiction of the moors. This is a work full of
iconic images and of unfailingly compelling narrative.
Emily Brontë (1818–1848) and her sisters Anne and Charlotte are acclaimed English nov-
elists and poets. Lucasta Miller is the author of The Brontë Myth.
360 pp • 9780956294753 • $14.95 (Can $16.95)
Peking Picnic
Ann Bridge
Foreword by Linda Kelly
An evocative journey into 1930s China deftly weaves together themes of personal rela-
tionships and global events
Laura Leroy inhabits the two realms of her Oxford past and Peking present. Into her cur-
rent world of exotic beauty and brutality comes Vinstead, a professor from Cambridge and
a reminder of all she has left behind. A picnic party leaves for the hills near Peking, and ten-
sions rise as Laura cautiously responds to Vinstead’s attraction and their fragile world comes
under threat.
Ann Bridge (1889–1974) was a novelist whose works include Enchanter’s Nightingale, The
Ginger Griffin, Illyrian Spring, and Singing Waters. Linda Kelly is the author of Women of
the French Revolution and The Young Romantics.
336 pp • 9780956294784 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
Scenes from the Latin Quarter
Henri Murger
Foreword by James Naughtie
The basis for Puccini’s opera La Bohème and the musical Rent, and a wonderful evoca-
tion of 19th-century Paris
Originally published in 1851, Henri Murger’s best-known work novel draws largely on
Murger’s own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in a Parisian attic, and the lives
of his easy come, easy go club of friends who called themselves the water drinkers because
they were too poor to afford wine. A sometimes outrageous, sometimes hilarious, and some-
times tragic sweep through Paris in the late 1800s, this novel in the form of loosely related
stories still gives the reader the authentic taste of irresponsible youth and creativity among
left bank Parisian artists.
Henri Murger (1822–1861) was a French novelist and poet. James Naughtie is a BBC jour-
nalist and the author of The Accidental American and The Rivals.
224 pp • 9780956294777 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
CAPUCHIN CLASSICS
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The Knot of Vipers
François Mauriac
Foreword by David Lodge
The masterpiece of one of the greatest modern Catholic writers
A novel told in the form of a confessional letter, this is the story of Monsieur Louis, an
embittered aging lawyer who has spread his misery to his entire estranged family. Louis
writes to explain to them, and to himself, why his soul has been deformed, why his heart
seems like a foul nest of twisted serpents. Mauriac’s novel masterfully explores the cor-
ruption caused by pride, avarice, and hatred, and its opposite—the divine grace that re-
mains available to each of us until the very moment of our deaths. It is the unforgettable
tale of the battle for one man’s soul.
François Mauriac (1885–1970) was the French Catholic author of novels, plays, essays,
and political commentary who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1952. David
Lodge, twice short-listed for the Booker Prize and is the author of 15 novels, including
Thinks . . . and Changing Places.
288 pp • 9780956294760 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
The Green Child
Herbert Read
Foreword by Graham Greene
Beautifully written, the only novel by art critic and anarchist poet Herbert Read is a
strange, powerful, and original work
“One of the finest examples of English prose of the 20th century.” —T. S. Eliot
“The kind of book to write if you are going to leave just the one novel behind: sin-
gular, odd, completely original.” —Independent
First published in 1935, Herbert Read’s only novel is a sustained piece of political and
philosophical fantasy. It tells the story of Dr. Olivero, president of a small South Ameri-
can country, who fakes his own assassination and returns in disguise to the English vil-
lage of his youth. Arriving late in the evening, he notices that the village stream appears
to be running uphill. Intrigued, he follows the stream and comes across a lonely mill where
he rescues the Green Child—a speechless creature with semi-transparent flesh—from her
sadistic husband. She leads Olivero to the millstream’s source and plunges him into her
strange, subterranean world.
Herbert Read (1893–1968) was an outstanding critic of the arts, for which he was knighted,
and an anarchist poet. The Green Child is his only work of fiction.
160 pp • 9780956294746 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
CAPUCHIN CLASSICS
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Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Foreword by Tom Stacey
Conrad’s superlative framed narrative is one of the most significant works of 20th-
century literature
Truly a modern classic, this famed account by the seaman Marlow of his search for the elu-
sive Kurtz, into the heart of the African continent, raises questions about the nature of civ-
ilization and the very soul of humanity. The book’s influence has stretched beyond the realm
of literature so that its most famous phrase—Kurtz’s dying “The horror, the horror,” has
entered the language, and Francis Ford Coppola reinterpreted and reset the novel in his hugely
successful 1979 film Apocalypse Now.
Joseph Conrad (1857–1921) produced such modern classics as Lord Jim, Nostromo, The
Secret Agent, Typhoon, and Under Western Eyes. Tom Stacey is the author of The Man Who
Knew Everything.
196 pp • 9781907429040 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
The Island Pharisees
John Galsworthy
Foreword by Anthony Gardner
A scathing satire on British upper-class hypocrisy by the author of the Forsyte Saga series
Galsworthy’s first novel was also the one he came to define as his most important, and it
set the template in style and content for all his subsequent work. Galsworthy wrote the novel
as a wide-ranged traveler returned home, prepared to confront the entrenched and self-serv-
ing moneyed elite. The pharisaical egoism of England’s ruling class (with which he was fa-
miliar, as a member) remained his focus throughout most of his work. Told through the eyes
of Richard Shelton, who can feel at home neither among his natural privileged class nor
the poor of his acquaintance, this is a compelling satire on the hypocrisy of the upper classes
and the narrow-mindedness of the English abroad.
John Galsworthy (1867–1933) was one of the most widely read novelists of his day, best
remembered for his The Forsyte Saga series, for which he won the 1932 Nobel Prize for
Literature. Anthony Gardner is editor of the Royal Society of Literature’s Annual Review.
328 pp • 9781907429019 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95)
The Unbearable Bassington
Saki
Foreword by Evelyn Waugh
A razor-sharp commentary on Edwardian values sparkles with brilliant Saki satire
A biting satire on the conceits of high society, this exquisite novel of manners describes the
adventures of the fastidious and likeable but maladjusted Comus Bassington. Bassington
is an upper-class young man with a cynical outlook, whose mother’s sole aim is to arrange
advantageous opportunities for him. But Bassington has a terrible habit of spoiling things
through his self-centered behavior. An incisive piece of writing, this novel anticipates the
early works of Evelyn Waugh, whose introduction to a previous edition is included here.
Here Edwardian society is impaled on Saki’s inimitable skewer.
Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916). His witty and sometimes shock-
ing stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) is the au-
thor of Brideshead Revisited, The Loved One, and Vile Bodies.
196 pp • 9780956294791 • December • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
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Maurice Guest
Henry Handel Richardson
Foreword by David Pryce-Jones
A masterpiece of sexual obsession and its catastrophic consequences plays out against
the works of great German composers
“A study of erotic obsession and the nature of genius which continues to have a
strange effect on all those fortunate enough to read it . . . a great novel, one that,
once it grasps your imagination, is impossible to put down for more than a mo-
ment, leading every reader into a dreamtime remembrance of the terrible pain the
human heart is heir to.” —Guardian
A study of erotic obsession and the nature of genius, Henry Handel Richardson’s first
novel is set in the musical world of Leipzig in the 1890s. Its extraordinary heroine, Louise,
is Australian. Her affair with the young English music student Maurice Guest ruins his
life and career and yet he has no choice, her captivation of him is such that he becomes
the author of his own tragedy. This story is about ordinariness caught up with emotive
power, provincialism among the exotic, and the tragedy of a destructive passion.
Henry Handel Richardson (1870–1946) was the pen name of Ethel Florence Lindesay
Richardson, the author of The Getting of Wisdom and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
trilogy. David Pryce-Jones is the author of nine novels and several works of nonfiction,
including Betrayal and The Closed Circle.
300 pp • 9781907429026 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95)
The Undiscovered Country
Julian Mitchell
Foreword by Margaret Drabble
An experimental and brilliantly inventive tour de force, deserving all its comparisons
to the work of Nabokov, Huxley, and Borges
“Wryly funny, compellingly readable, skilfully devised. The talk is predominant,
scintillating and probing as in the best of Aldous Huxley’s novels, and catching, as
they did, the exact social and intellectual tone of its time.” —Times
Cast in the form of an autobiography, this novel tells the story of the intimate relation-
ship between the narrator, Julian, and his boyhood friend Charles Humphries, a brilliant
but erratic young man who fascinates Julian with his strange dark looks and his supe-
rior sophistication. “Our lives were so close,” confesses Julian, “that they are, to me, al-
most inextricable.” And indeed, one of the puzzles the author poses is whether Charles
is a creature of Julian’s imagination or a part of his own self, his alter ego. This is a witty
and unsettling novel that explores the ambivalent relationship between art and reality,
fact and fiction, satire and sentimentality.
Julian Mitchell is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. His screenwriting credits in-
clude Vincent and Theo and Wilde. Margaret Drabble is the acclaimed prize-winning au-
thor of such novels as The Peppered Mother, The Red Queen, and The Seven Sisters.
249 pp • 9781907429057 • December • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
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Each: Classics • 5 x 8 • Paper • Capuchin Classics
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The Light in Between
Marella Caracciolo Chia
A collection of letters hidden for almost a century is all that remains of the relationship
between a restless noblewoman and a tormented painter, brought to passionate life in
this novel
Princess Vittoria Colonna met the Futurist painter Umberto Boccioni in June 1916. Their love
affair was intense but brief—on August 17, Boccioni died following a fall from his horse. The
last letter he had received from Vittoria was found in his wallet. Featuring a Roman princess,
a major 20th-century artist, unbridled passion, World War I, and a tragic accident, this fasci-
nating story is full of romance and sweeping drama. Their letters provide the basis for not
only a story of a great love but also the portrait of a remote world and time that the author
has reconstructed in all its wonder.
Marella Caracciolo Chia is the author of Il Giardino di Ninfa and Inside Rome.
Fiction/History • 180 pp • 5 x 8
9781906548278 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Pushkin Press
The Devil in the Flesh
Raymond Radiguet
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff
“A masterpiece of promise.” —Jean Cocteau
“A triumph of the poetic intelligence: a masterpiece.” —New Statesman
“So assured that one wonders how [Radiguet] would have written in maturity.”
—Guardian
Raymond Radiguet wrote his most famous novel between the ages of 16 and 18, fol-
lowing his own love affair with a married woman. Francois, the adolescent narrator, meets
Marthe in Paris at the start of World War I. They fall in love with each other while her
husband is away at the Front. Their passion leads to a tragic climax four years later when
Marthe passes off their love child as her husband’s legitimate child, even though every-
one knows the truth. The themes of freedom, family, and passion against a background
of war and honor created a scandal at the time of publication.
Raymond Radiguet (1903–1923) was the protégé of Jean Cocteau and wrote only two
short but celebrated novels and a volume of poetry. His other novel is Count d’Orgel,
first published posthumously by Cocteau, who also endorsed The Devil in the Flesh in
a speech given in honor of Radiguet at the College de France.
Classics • 110 pp • 6 x 9
9781906548254 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Pushkin Press
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Love in a Bottle
Antal Szerb
Foreword by Ali Smith
Translated by Len Rix
For the first time in English, a collection of Szerb’s short stories and novellas
“Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the 20th century.” —Daily Telegraph
“May Szerb’s entry into our literary pantheon be definitive.” —Financial Times
“Szerb is a master novelist, a comedian whose powers transcend time and language,
and a playful, sophisticated intellect.” —Guardian
Hungarian Antal Szerb is best known in the West as the author of three extraordinary
novels, most notably Journey by Moonlight, and a highly entertaining study of the An-
cien Régime in France, The Queen’s Necklace. This selection of his stories and novellas,
set variously in mythical times and in the London and Paris of the 1920s and 1930s, re-
flects his love of life and the irrepressible irony that is his trademark.
Antal Szerb (1901–1945) was an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, and a formidable scholar
whose books include Journey by Moonlight, Oliver VII, The Pendragon Legend, and The
Traveler. He was twice awarded the Baumgarten Prize and in 1933 he was elected pres-
ident of the Hungarian Literary Academy. Ali Smith is the author of The Accidental and
Hotel World. Len Rix also translated Journey by Moonlight, Oliver VII, and The Pen-
dragon Legend, and received the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for his translation
of The Door.
Classics • 245 pp • 4.5 x 6.5
9781906548285 • December • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Pushkin Press
The Silence of Muhammad
Salim Bachi
Translated by Sue Rose
Based on historical fact and legends, this fictionalized account of the life of Muhammad
was nominated for the prestigious Prix Goncourt
“Draws a subtle portrait of the prophet of Islam as seen by those closest to him. Magnif-
icent.” —Le Nouvel Observateur
“A beautiful account where tradition and critique enterwine.” —L’Express
Before becoming the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad was a simple man of flesh and blood who
started life as a poor, shy orphan in the Arabian city of Mecca. Through his union with his
first wife Khadija, he became a prosperous merchant and caravaneer. He was visited by God
at the age of 40 to become a prophet and visionary statesman. In an attempt to allow Mus-
lims and non-Muslims alike the chance to form their own opinion of the Prophet Muham-
mad, Salim Bachi presents the fictionalized story of this exceptional man told by four key
characters—his first wife, Khadija; his closest friend, Caliph Abu Bakr; the fiery warrior, Gen-
eral Khalid; and his last love Aisha, who became his wife at the age of nine.
Salim Bachi has written several novels. Sue Rose is a translator and poet.
Fiction/Biography • 360 pp • 5 x 8
9781906548247 • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Pushkin Press
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New Moan: The First Book in The Twishite Saga
A Parody
Stephfordy Mayo
Plenty of overwrought prose and melodramatic angst mark this fang-sharp parody of num-
ber-one New York Times–bestseller New Moon
“Much as we adore the Twilight books, we know they’re a guilty pleasure . . . this hilari-
ous parody is the perfect antidote to Twi-guilt.” —Cosmopolitan
“The inevitable Twilight parody (we sooo wish we’d written). Vamp-lit turned on its
head.” —Grazia magazine
A two-part adaptation of Breaking Dawn is projected to begin shooting in the
fall of 2010
Contains adult material, not suitable for children
“I want to bite you, Heffa. I want to bite you very hard. I’ll be gentle, I promise. If you really
loved me, you’d let me.”
Heffa Lump is just a typical pale 17-year-old who doubts that anyone will ever see her true
beauty and needs to grow up and get a life. Fortunately, the Spatula Academy of Fictional Ex-
cellence specializes in helping characters from kids’ books cross over into adult fiction. Un-
fortunately, she’s distracted from her attempts to leave adolescence behind when she meets Teddy
Kelledy—an impossibly gorgeous boy who eats rare meat, is super-strong, and never goes out
in daylight. Could he—just maybe—be a vampire? (Hint: totally.) Soon, Heffa finds herself ha-
rassed by supernatural forces on all sides: Will she be able to narrate herself out of danger?
Will Teddy learn that being with a girl doesn’t always have to be about biting? And what will
happen when the New Moan rises? A tale of first love, painful longing, and even more painful
pointy teeth, New Moan is a hilarious parody of the phenomenon that is Stephenie Meyer’s
Twilight saga.
Fiction/Humor • 272 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781843174844 (Replaces 9781843174448) • Available • $9.99 (Can $10.99) New in Paper
Michael O’Mara
Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight
The Biography
Chas Newkey-Burden
The enchanting true story of the woman who redefined vampires for a generation
The final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, sold 1.3 million copies
on its first day alone. On June 5, 2010, Little, Brown is releasing a new
Twilight-related novella from Meyer.
On June 2, 2003, Stephenie Meyer had a vivid dream that would change her life forever. She
dreamed of a young girl and her sparkling vampire lover lying in a field, and that dream be-
came Twilight. Now her vampire romance novels have become a publishing phenomenon,
selling more than 100 million books worldwide, and have been translated into 37 different
languages. Here is the story of the woman behind the franchise. It explores the effect of her
Mormon religion upon her life and writing. It also examines the authors she loves, such as
L. M. Montgomery and Orson Scott Card, and their effects upon her books. Her personal
life is looked at—meeting her husband and having children; as well as her professional life—
the rise of the Twilight phenomenon, its critical reception, and how Stephenie has handled
such immense fame.
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of The Dog Directory, Michael Jackson: Legend, Paris
Hilton: Life on the Edge, and Simon Cowell.
Biography • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 14 Color Photos
9781844549368 • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
Vampires v Werewolves
Whose Side Are You On?
Martin Howden
The debate rages on in this dual-covered informative tell-all on the actors, characters, and
scandal behind the infamous battle between Team Edward and Team Jacob
Pitting the real stories of the enigmatic actors behind the Twilight vampires—the Cullens and
the Volturi—against those behind the new monsters on the block, the shape-shifting Quileute
wolf pack—this innovative guide is the most complete and up-to-date book on everything
there is to know about both sides of this epic pop culture rivalry. Fun facts exposed include
who else was considered for the pivotal role of Edward Cullen and why the gorgeous Robert
Pattinson ultimately won; how the producers found the perfect actors to play the beloved Cullen
family—and got Stephenie Meyer’s approval; the controversy behind replacing Rachelle Lefevre
as Victoria with Bryce Dallas Howard; how major Hollywood stars Dakota Fanning and Mar-
tin Sheen became involved with New Moon; and how Alex Meraz, Chaske Spencer, Kiowa
Gordon, and Bronson Pelletier bulked up for their transformative roles. Watch out! The fangs
will come out and the fur will fly for the ultimate battle of the supernatural. Flip the book
over and find out—whose side are you on?
Martin Howden is the author of Blood Rivals and Lily Allen: Living Dangerously.
Film/Biography • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549610 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
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Robert Pattinson A-Z
Sarah Oliver
A compendium of dreamy facts about the incredibly popular actor
A is for acting. Rob is a complete natural in front of the camera but he has never been to
professional stage school and only got into acting as a hobby. B is for Best Friends. Learn all
about who Rob likes to hang out with and what he looks for in a friend. C is for Cedric Dig-
gory, the role that launched Rob’s acting career and led him to the part of the world’s sexi-
est vampire. All this and more is included in this compendium of facts about Rob, including
why Kristen Stewart is so important to Rob, all the behind-the-scenes set secrets, and what
really happened to Rob on the night he was kidnapped.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9781844549542 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
Blood Rivals
9781844549160
$13.95 (Can $15.95)
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Russell Brand & Katy Perry
The Love Story
Dave Stone
A controversial, womanizing British comedian and a chart-topping, girl-kiss-
ing American pin-up—the most endearing celebrity couple around
Russell Brand will reprise his Forgetting Sarah Marshall charac-
ter Aldous Snow for the film Get Him to the Greek, scheduled
for a June 2010 theatrical release
Katy Perry is expected to have an album out in 2010 and is set
to make her film debut in 2011 as Smurfette in The Smurfs,
alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters, and Alan
Cumming
Can it be that Britain’s notorious philanderer has finally found the one? From
hosting the MTV Awards to being awarded “Shagger of the Year” for three years
running, it looked like Brand would never be ready to settle down. But every-
thing changed when he met Katy Perry, the beautiful pop star with number one
hits on both sides of the Atlantic. On January 6, 2010, they got engaged after
Brand staged an elaborate proposal while the two were on holiday in India.
The first book to bring the stories of these two fascinating celebrities together
reveals all the details of their whirlwind relationship.
Biography/Performing Arts • 326 pp • 5 x 8 • 27 Color Photos
9781844549917 • September • $11.95 (Can $12.95) Paper • John Blake
151
Jeremy Clarkson: The Biography
Gwen Russell
From causing huge disruptions and defending the rights of drivers to fisticuffs with Piers Mor-
gan, this is the true story of a colorful life lived at breakneck speed
Motoring aficionado, comic writer, television host, engineering buff, journalist, author, and un-
apologetic bon viveur, Jeremy Clarkson is one of Britain’s most controversial personalities, and
in this riveting and entertaining biography, frank views and hilariously candid anecdotes ap-
pear alongside the life story of the self-confessed Eurosceptic, chain-smoking grease monkey.
After a stint as a traveling salesman, Clarkson set up his own press agency, and soon found fame
and fortune with BBC’s Top Gear. Notoriously hit in the face with a banana meringue pie the
day he received his honorary degree, he has been accused of calling cyclists “muesli freaks” and
BMW employees “Nazis.” Love him or loathe him, he can’t be ignored.
Gwen Russell is a journalist and the author of Arise Sir David Beckham and Arise Sir Tom Jones.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549443 (Replaces 9781844544400) • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
John Blake
Steve McQueen
Living on the Edge
Michael Munn
An insider tells the fascinating story of McQueen, from boyhood to American superstar
In the summer of 1970 Steve McQueen and author Michael Munn took a road trip in Eng-
land while the actor’s film Le Mans was on hold. McQueen told stories of being a kid on
the street, petty theft, rolling drunks, gangs, and losing his virginity to a prostitute who took
cakes in exchange for sexual favors. Munn met McQueen on other occasions, last speaking
with him in 1980, and in this poignant, personal account, recalls the story of one of the great-
est American anti-heroes of all time. Dubbed the King of Cool, his life was anything but. As
Munn describes, his childhood was hard—he rarely attended school and didn’t like to sleep
at home where his mother entertained men. Full of anger, the young McQueen suffered try-
ing to control it—indeed, it became part of his acting persona. He once stole a knife from
a butcher’s store and went home to kill his mother and stepfather. McQueen spent time in
a school for wayward children and joined the merchant navy, escaping to become a towel
boy in a brothel in the Dominican Republic, before returning to the U.S. to steal cars and
break into stores and houses. He joined the Marines before finally falling into acting. The
author has interviewed a host of stars and directors to get closer to the true character of
this extraordinary man.
Writer, actor, director, and former journalist and Hollywood publicist Michael Munn has
written 21 books, including John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth and Jimmy Stewart:
The Truth Behind the Legend.
Biography/Film • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 B/W Photos
9781906779795 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • JR Books
152
50 Years of Coronation Street
The (Very) Unofficial Story
Sean Egan
Coronation Street has been a hit with viewers since it first came on screen
in December 1960 and in this comprehensive look at “Corrie,” writer Sean
Egan takes a trip down memory lane
Encompassing the moving marriages, unforgettable deaths, and iconic sto-
rylines of the television show Coronation Street, this chronicle includes pro-
files of many of the Street’s most famous residents, both beloved—Hilda and
Stan Ogden, Emily Bishop, Rita Sullivan, and Kevin and Sally Webster—and
despised—Ena Sharples, Annie Walker, Mike Baldwin, and Gary Windass.
It also includes the wider brush strokes of its history, such as how Coro-
nation Street spawned a whole soap industry, from EastEnders to Hollyoaks;
how its multiple revamps reflected the changes in working class aspiration
over the years, from loos to stone cladding; how some programs sharing the
same time-slot died, but others, such as Blakes 7, flourished; and how the
fans and actors coped with the ever-increasing number of shows. From Ken
and Deirdre’s marriage, Mike Baldwin’s Alzheimer’s-related death, and
Deirdre’s wrongful imprisonment, to off-set intrigues (in real life, Ken Bar-
low is a druid) and upheavals (Ivy Brennan actress Lynne Perrie’s wildly in-
appropriate collagen implants saw her written out of the show), this is a
fascinating compendium of behind-the-scenes stories for Coronation Street’s
many fans.
Sean Egan has written 14 books, scripts for EastEnders, and has been a chron-
icler of the working class—including his 2008 collection of short stories,
which won acclaim from Booker Prize– winners David Storey and Stanley
Middleton.
Television • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos
9781906779801 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
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Sherlock Holmes on Screen
The Complete Film and TV History
Alan Barnes
Covering all of Holmes’ 300-plus film appearances, this latest edi-
tion of the most complete filmography ever published casts new light
on the best-known Holmes performances and introduces many less
familiar Sherlocks too—including John Cleese, Charlton Heston,
and Roger Moore
“A comprehensive catalogue of all Holmes films . . . copiously il-
lustrated.” —Library Journal
“Summarizes all the great sleuth’s celluloid moments, breaking
movies down into ‘the mystery,’ ‘the investigation,’ and ‘the solu-
tion,’ and offering cast lists and other facts, as well as a bit of as-
tute criticism.” —Publishers Weekly
“This sleekly designed new edition truly is the ideal Holmes!”
—Film Review
Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen more times than any other
fictional character. Created just before the birth of cinema, Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle’s famous detective has drawn moviegoers across the
world, and this guide covers more than a century’s worth of his ex-
ploits on film and television. This includes films from the silent era
through the Basil Rathbone movies of the 1940s; films from France,
Japan, Russia, Germany, and Italy; the films of Hammer Studios in
the UK and Roger Corman in the U.S.; Billy Wilder’s 1970 film, Pri-
vate Life of Sherlock Holmes; and many more. Television versions of
Sherlock Holmes are also covered, including one directed by Steven
Spielberg. Newly updated and with added material about Holmes pro-
ductions from every part of the globe as well as a guide to the origi-
nal stories, this guide is a testament to the enduring power of Conan
Doyle’s celebrated creation.
Alan Barnes is the coauthor of The Hammer Story, Kiss Kiss Bang!
Bang!: The Unofficial James Bond 007 Film Companion, and Taran-
tino A to Zed.
Film/Television • 286 pp • 7.5 x 9.5
60 Color Photos • 60 B/W Photos
9781904674238 (Replaces 9781905287802) • September
$26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • Reynolds & Hearn
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Keeping the British End Up
Four Decades of Saucy Cinema
Simon Sheridan
Foreword by Sue Longhurst
Afterword by Johnny Vegas
This expanded edition includes an updated filmography, new and previously un-
published interview material, and rare and previously unpublished movie stills
“Should delight film and nostalgia buffs alike.” —Film Review
“An enjoyably tireless survey . . . lavishly and lasciviously illustrated . . . So this
is where Austin Powers is coming from!” —Entertainment Weekly
“Full of fascinating tidbits . . . utterly enjoyable.” —Bright Lights Film Journal
The British tradition of saucy humor—boobs, bums, and boorish innuendo—is per-
haps best exemplified by the long-running Carry On movies. But there is also a nearly
forgotten genre of even saucier X-rated movies. Here is the rollicking history of the
British softcore sex comedy, from its beginnings in the 1950s with coy nudist-camp
flicks such as Naked as Nature Intended, through its boom years with the Confes-
sions series, to its demise following censorship crackdowns and the introduction of
home videos in the 1980s. Coaxing the facts from previously reluctant interviewees,
Simon Sheridan has compiled the first definitive filmography of this long-overlooked
genre, complete with an expanded filmography and rare and previously unpublished
stills. The result is the often funny, sometimes tragic, but undeniably revealing story
of a bygone era.
Simon Sheridan is the author of Come Play with Me: The Life and Films of Mary Milling-
ton, The Complete Abba, and The Complete Kylie. Sue Longhurst acted in such 1970s
X-rated comedies as Can You Keep it Up for a Week?, Keep it Up Downstairs, and
What the Swedish Butler Saw. Johnny Vegas is a comedian and actor who has appeared
in Black Books, Bleak House, and Tipping the Velvet.
Film/Sexuality • 264 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos • 120 B/W Photos
9781904674221 (Replaces 9781905287543) • November
$27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Reynolds & Hearn
Producing Videos
A Complete Guide
Third Edition
Martha Mollison
A fully updated and revised new edition of this essential handbook for aspiring video
makers with extensive new material on digital technology, production techniques,
and YouTube
Comprehensive and user-friendly, this guide offers tips for all aspects of video production—
from the first chapter on using a camera (if it doesn’t go in easily, don’t force it) to the
chapter on distribution (no matter what happens, always hold onto your master). All the
elements of video production are covered: camera operation, scriptwriting, composition,
budgeting, pre-production planning, lighting and sound recording, interview techniques,
field production and studio shoots, digital editing, digital postproduction techniques, video
streaming, and other forms of online distribution. This edition has been fully revised and
updated to cover developments in technology, promotion, and distribution. With tips from
more than 120 experienced video teachers from around the world, this is the best hand-
book available for learning the basics of video making. It is an ideal guide for students,
and for anyone who has a flip camera burning a hole in their pocket and aspirations to
become the next hot new director.
Martha Mollison has been a freelance video producer for more than 25 years. She lives in
Portland, Oregon.
Film/Technology • 576 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 500 Color Photos • 500 B/W Photos • 200 Diagrams
9781742370569 (Replaces 9781865089164) • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper
Allen & Unwin
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BBC VFX
The History of the BBC Visual Effects Department 1954–2003
Mat Irvine and Mike Tucker
Covering shows from Monty Python to Doctor Who to Are You
Being Served, the definitive history of the world’s first, largest,
and longest-running dedicated TV effects department, written
by two long-serving department members
The BBC visual effects department closed its doors in 2003, but
for almost 50 years it had been responsible for some of television’s
most iconic images. Using interviews with the effects designers
throughout the department’s history together with concept draw-
ings, production photographs, and stills from completed programs,
this book tells the story of the VFX department and celebrates the
work of a group of craftspeople who lived by the mantra “if it
can be imagined, it can be made.” Working largely before the age
of CGI, the department was responsible for every kind of visual
effect, from physical effects such as rain and explosions, to minia-
tures, models, sculpture, and animatronics, all of which had to be
convincing—a challenge in the early days when many programs
were shown live. Following a preliminary chapter on effects tech-
niques, the book features in-depth accounts of 50 key shows, rep-
resenting every genre, from sci-fi and drama to comedies and
documentaries. In each we see how the designers worked, from
receiving the original script to creating the finished effects. Filled
with fascinating insights, wonderful stories, and numerous pho-
tographs and artworks that have never been published, this is an
essential book for FX fans and anyone who loves television.
Mat Irvine and Mike Tucker worked for many years in the BBC
visual effects department on a wide variety of programs. Mat
Irvine’s other television projects have included working on Future
Fantastic and codevising Robot Wars and Techno Games. He is
the author of Creating Space: The Story of the Space Age Through
Models. Mike Tucker runs his own company, the Model Unit, at
Ealing Studios, and is the author of such popular Doctor Who nov-
elizations as The Nightmare of Black Island and Snowglobe 7.
Television/Technology • 240 pp • 9.5 x 11.5
150 Color Photos • 150 B/W Photos
9781845135560 • December • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth
Aurum Press
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Last of the Summer Wine
The Story of the World’s
Longest-Running Comedy Series
Andrew Vine
The definitive guide to the longest running comedy program in the
world, complete with dozens of new interviews with cast and crew
It premiered 27 years ago, in 1973, and, after 30 series it is still going
strong, even though all its original protagonists—Compo, Clegg, Foggy,
even Nora Batty—are now dead. Remarkably for a series of such
longevity and international appeal, it is all about elderly people, has
little action or plot, and is set and filmed in and around the small
Yorkshire village of Holmfirth. Now the deputy editor of Yorkshire’s
daily newspaper has written the definitive history of this television
phenomenon, with the full cooperation of series inventor and
scriptwriter Roy Clarke. It covers the show’s inauspicious beginnings,
with low ratings; its endless reinvention as participants like Bill Owen,
Michael Bates, Brian Wilde, and Kathy Staff retired or died; the ap-
pearance of a string of guest stars from John Cleese and Norman Wis-
dom to Thora Hird and Russ Abbott (both of whom soon found
themselves fixtures in the cast); and the ingenious plot contrivances
as the protagonists became too old and frail to attempt any of the
slapstick stunts with runaway prams—indeed any outdoor action. Now
the series has been running so long that the endless intrigue as to
whether it will be recommissioned has become a story in itself. What
is certain is that endless repeats, and DVD box sets, will ensure a read-
ership for this book for years to come.
Andrew Vine is deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post.
Television • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781845135959 • December • (Can $34.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
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Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Three
Escape from Aquatraz
152 pp • 9781904674290 • Available • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Four
Above and Beyond
160 pp • 150 Color Photos
Cloth: 9781904674146 • Available • $32.95 (Can $36.95)
Paper: 9781904674153 • Available • $24.95 (Can $27.95)
GERRY ANDERSON’S CENTURY 21
Foreword by Gerry Anderson
Edited by Chris Bentley
Authorized and supervised by Gerry Anderson himself, some of the most thrilling stories from the classic years of the
weekly British children’s comic are collected in this third volume of reprints, including material never before reprinted
From its launch 1965, TV Century 21 (later known simply as TV 21) was the smash-hit British comic of the 1960s. Its
in-house tie-in with the science-fiction puppet series created by Gerry Anderson’s Century 21 Productions guaranteed
success with young fans excited to read more about their TV heroes, in an era before video technology enabled
viewers to relive favorite TV shows at will. Thunderbirds, Lady Penelope, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, and
Joe 90 all burst forth in full color from the magazine’s packed pages, in stories illustrated by such giants of the comic
industry as Frank Bellamy, Don Harley, and “Cervic,” the pen-name used by the team of Carlos Pino and Vicente
Alcazar. This superb showcase of Anderson’s most popular characters will be an essential purchase for all Anderson
fans and all enthusiasts for classic British comics.
Chris Bentley was the Chair of Fanderson, the Official Gerry Anderson Fan Club, for more than 10 years.
He is the author of The Complete Book of Gerry Anderson’s UFO and The Complete Gerry Anderson.
Television/Science Fiction • 9.5 x 11.5 • Reynolds & Hearn
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Five
They Walk Among Us
160 pp
Cloth: 9781904674191 • October • $32.95 (Can $36.95)
Paper: 9781904674207 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95)
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Legendary Guitarists
& their Guitars
Dom Kiris
Beautifully details the guitars played by all the
greats—Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, Jack
White, Lemmy, Maybelle Carter, Thurston Moore,
Emmylou Harris, Bo Diddley, and many more
What is it about the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stra-
tocaster, the Martin D-28s, the Höfner violin bass, or
any of the other electric or acoustic masterpieces that
has made them such icons of the 20th century? It is
not just because these guitars are great works of art,
but above all because they gave music, whether rock,
folk, or blues, that special something extra—a unique
way of hitting or holding a note, a particular tone cre-
ated by the shape of a guitar’s neck or body, its pick-
ups, its very structure. These guitars also became so
legendary because they won over the great guitar play-
ers who often remained faithful to them throughout
their careers. There was B. B. King and his Gibson ES
335, nicknamed Lucille; Jimi Hendrix and his Stra-
tocaster; George Harrison and his electric 12-string
Rickenbacker; and Jimmy Page and his Les Paul. This
stunning book takes a detailed look at the greatest gui-
tars and basses ever made, not forgetting the amps and
effects units, which have become just as famous in their
own right. Each spread includes a photo of the gui-
tar featured, its history, trade secrets, recommended
listening, original album artwork, and information
about the legendary guitarists who played it.
Dom Kiris hosts a daily radio show in France on which
he invites famous guitarists to play acoustic live ses-
sions and interviews them. He is also a songwriter who
regularly records with his own band.
Music • 128 pp • 9.5 x 9.5
305 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos
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Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar
Melvyn Hiscock
Melvyn Hiscock's Make Your Own Electric Guitar has been the first choice for
aspiring guitar makers for more than 20 years. Now he offers the same no-nonsense
approach to describe how to successfully make acoustic guitars.
Every aspect of the task of building an acoustic guitar is presented in a clear, helpful,
and often humorous style that dispenses with much of the folklore of guitar-making
and explains how to do the job in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Each step is fully
illustrated with photos of the five guitars made especially for the book. An in-depth
look at the processes used in the Martin guitar factory describes how major manufac-
turers solve similar problems and reveals how their methods can be adapted for home
workshop use. Not just a how-to guide, this book is also fascinating reading for gui-
tar enthusiasts who are interested in understanding guitars.
Melvyn Hiscock has been making guitars for 30 years.
Music/Woodworking • 288 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 450 Color Photos
9780953104925 • March • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Paper • NBS Publications
Also available:
Make Your Own
Electric Guitar
9780953104901
$34.95 (Can $38.95)
Everything You Need to Know
About DJ’ing and Success
Danny Rampling
From essential skills to up-to-date developments in digital technology and software,
the essential reference for amateur and professional DJs
Drawing on 20 years of experience as a leading international DJ, Danny Rampling shares
the secrets that have made him one of the most revered names in the industry. Step-by-
step, making use of personal anecdote and a wealth of easy-to-follow diagrams and ex-
amples, this jargon-free guide will explain how to choose and set up DJ equipment; basic
to advanced DJing skills, including beatmatching, FX, EQ, and scratching; the essentials
of setting up and promoting gigs; producing mixes and cutting records; mobile and radio
DJ’ing; and the financial, legal, and commercial information that will transform musical
talent into business success. Finally, Danny outlines his profound belief in the power of
positive thinking, delving behind the mystery of success to reveal the life lessons that will
enable dreamd to become reality. This guide includes a DVD of original tutorials and in-
terviews with leading music industry professionals.
Danny Rampling is a former Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1 DJ and is widely credited as one
of the founders of the UK’s rave and club scene.
Music/Career • 388 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos
9781845135829 • November (Can $34.95) Paper • Aurum Press
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Shadowplayers
The Rise and Fall of Factory Records
James Nice
Based on both archives and contemporary sources, this is the full story of Factory’s
heroic struggles; its complex web of inventive, idiosyncratic, and tragic personalities;
and ultimately, the acclaimed and much-loved music it produced
In 1978, when a “Factory for Sale” sign gave Alan Erasmus and Tony Wilson a name for
their fledgling Manchester club night, they couldn’t have known it would be the launch
of one of the most significant musical and cultural legacies of the late 20th century. The
club’s electrifying live scene soon translated to vinyl, and Factory Records went on to
become the most innovative and celebrated record label of the next 30 years. Factory
introduced the listening public to bands such as Joy Division, whose Unknown Pleas-
ures was the label’s first album release, New Order, Durutti Column, and Happy Mon-
days. Propelled onwards by cultural entrepreneur Tony Wilson, Factory always sought
new ways to energize the popular consciousness, such as the infamous Hacienda night-
club, which enjoyed a checkered 15-year history after opening in 1982. Factory’s repu-
tation as a cultural hub was also bolstered by its fierce commitment to its own visual
identity, achieved through the iconic sleeve designs and campaigning artwork of Peter
Saville. However, the lofty reputation of Factory’s artistic ventures only sporadically trans-
lated into commercial success, and when London Records pulled out of a 1992 takeover
bid because of the absence of contracts, the fate of Factory Communications Ltd. was
sealed. But the label’s downfall has done nothing to quell interest in the Factory legend,
as films such as 24-Hour Party People and Control attest. Despite this perennial inter-
est, the definitive, authentic story of Factory Records has never been told until now. This
is the most complete, authoritative, and thoroughly researched account of how a group
of provincial anarchists and entrepreneurs saw off bankers, journalists, and gun-toting
gangsters to create the most influential record label of modern times.
James Nice is an author, journalist, and record-label owner. He once worked for Fac-
tory Benelux and now administers much of the former Factory catalogue.
Music/Biography • 432 pp • 6 x 8
9781845135409 • September • (Can $32.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
The Velvet Underground Unpeeled
Rob Jovanovic
The definitive story of one of the most influential groups in rock ’n’ roll history in-
cludes exclusive input from John Cale, Moe Tucker, and Doug Yule, and the first ever
interview with Sterling Morrison’s widow
Perhaps no other band can claim such scant chart success and so enduring a musical legacy
as The Velvet Underground. Artists including David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, Joy Division,
Roxy Music, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., and dissident Czech playwright and eventual presi-
dent, Vaclav Havel have cited the Velvets as a major influence. Yet only two of their al-
bums even scraped Billboard’s Top 200. Formed by the mercurial Lou Reed and
classically-trained Welshman John Cale, the band first achieved notoriety after being adopted
by Andy Warhol, who set himself up as manager and producer and included the Velvets
in his Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia roadshow. The freedom Warhol’s patron-
age brought enabled the group to chart hitherto unexplored regions of the rock ’n’ roll
soundscape, producing unforgettable and unsettling music that veered from droning, avant-
garde experimentalism to folk-infused pop, taking in taboo-busting tales of drug addic-
tion, prostitution, and sexual deviance along the way. Creative tensions and frustrated
ambition eventually saw both Cale and Reed leave the band, with Doug Yule taking over on lead vocals before an entirely uno-
riginal lineup came to an ignominious end in Europe. In the decades since and several abortive reunions later, VU’s music has at-
tained classic status, revered alongside The Beatles and The Beach Boys as one of the wellsprings of modern pop. Now Rob Jovanovic
peels back the mystique to tell the story of one of the most important bands in rock history.
Rob Jovanovic’s previous titles include Big Star: The Short Life, Painful Death, and Unexpected Resurrection of the Kings of
Power Pop; Nirvana: The Complete Recording Sessions; and Perfect Sound Forever: The Story of Pavement. He has contributed
to such music magazines as Mojo, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut.
Music • 256 pp • 6 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
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Mad for It
The Wit & Wisdom of the Brothers Gallagher
Compiled by Paul Stokes
The Brothers Gallagher: the self-proclaimed heirs to Lennon and McCartney, the en-
fants terribles of British pop, and rock ’n’ roll’s most notorious sibling rivalry. Love
them or hate them they’re never short of an opinion, and always up for a fight.
Noel on Liam: “He’s gone to the zoo. The monkeys are bringing their kids to go and
have a look at him.”
Liam on rock royalty: “You see pictures of Bono running around L.A. with his little
white legs and a bottle of Volvic and he looks like a fanny.”
Noel on success: “All I ever wanted to do was make a record. Here’s what you do: you
pick up your guitar, you rip a few people’s tunes off, you swap them round a bit, get your
brother in the band, punch his head in every now and again, and it sells. I’m a lucky bas-
tard. I’m probably the single most lucky man in the world—apart from our Liam.”
Liam on modesty: “There’s Elvis and me. I couldn’t say which of the two is best.”
Noel on honesty: “The thing about us is we’re honest. If we’re asked whether we take
drugs, we say yes. I was brought up by my mum not to be a liar.”
Liam on Victoria Beckham: “She can’t even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let
alone write a book.”
Noel on his heroes: “I’m not like John Lennon, who thought he was the great Almighty.
I just think I’m John Lennon.”
Paul Stokes is associate editor at the NME, Britain’s longest-running weekly music mag-
azine. He has interviewed both Noel and Liam on numerous occasions.
Music • 128 pp • 5 x 8
9781845135775 • January • (Can $17.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
Ginger Baker: Hellraiser
The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer
Ginger Baker
The music, the marriages, the polo, the drugs, the trans-Saharan trucking scheme—the
drummer best known for his work in Cream and his contributions to World Music tells
his whole fascinating story
“Like a Ginger Baker drum solo, this unique autobiography is an exhilarating adrena-
lin rush of drama and excitement.” —Record Collector
“Instant classic memoir.” —Mojo
Peter “Ginger” Baker is a legend. A pioneering drummer who has transcended genres, he
did much to popularize world music with his fierce passion for the rhythms of Africa. He
is that rare thing, a critically acclaimed musician who has enjoyed global success with not
one but several supergroups to his name, including Cream and Blind Faith. Here, Ginger
tells his story for the first time and without any self-censorship. It’s an often harrowing,
but honest journey from his humble beginnings in war-torn south London to his adopted
home in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape. He tells of his life-long love of jazz, how
he discovered the drums and African music, and life on the road. He also confesses to the
heroin use that should have killed him in his colorful 1960s prime, working and playing
with the biggest names of the time. In the 1970s, he came up with a trans-Saharan truck-
ing scheme, was a successful rally driver, built an ill-fated recording studio, and discovered
a consuming passion for playing polo. He talks candidly of the loss and recovery of his for-
tune, his three marriages, Cream’s 1993 induction into the rock ’n’ roll hall of fame, their
subsequent successful reunion in 2005, and his hopes for the future.
Autobiography/Music • 292 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Book of Drummers’ Tales
Spike Webb
From the story of the drummer who had to fly separately from the rest of Oasis because
they thought he was bad luck, to the drummer who drummed his way out of prison
Never have so many famous drummers been gathered together in one place—this is the ul-
timate collection of stories about legendary drummers, and they are guaranteed to be stories
fans have not heard before. Drummer and writer Spike Webb has spent more than three years
meeting fellow drummers in bars, clubs, and cafes, shooting the breeze for a couple of hours,
and extracting anecdote after anecdote for posterity. This is truly a labor of love—and some-
body had to do it. The stories here are about drummers like Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Don
Powell of Slade, Adam Facek of Babyshambles, Steve White who worked with Paul Weller,
Topper Headon of the Clash, Woody of Madness, and world-class session players like Toto
drummer Simon Phillips. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, but always entertaining,
this is the ultimate insight into what it really means to be a drummer, and an explanation,
at last, for what really makes someone do a 20 minute solo.
Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9781844549849 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
Motorhead: In the Studio
Jake Brown and Lemming Kilmister
Founder, sole constant member, vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and living legend Lemmy Kilmis-
ter has given author Jake Brown unprecedented behind-the-scenes access into the writing
and recording of the band’s 26 albums
Motörhead has always been a band whose reputation for the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle precedes
them, but along the way they have also accumulated an impressive, Grammy-winning cata-
log of classic songs—and for the first time their creation is explored via exclusive interviews
in this authorized account of the band in the studio. From unpromising beginnings, voted
one of the worst bands in the world and close to giving up, Motörhead proved themselves
to be endlessly creative and have gone to enjoy phenomenal success. Well into their fourth
decade, they showing no sign of slowing down, and they have inspired generations of multi-
platinum metal offspring with a sound as instantly recognizable as it is uncompromising. Fans
of Motörhead can even live out their own hard-rocking fantasies by playing as Lemmy in
Guitar Hero. Together with insight from fellow band members, crew, and producers, here are
all the stories behind such classic albums as Ace of Spades, Bomber, and Overkill.
Jake Brown is the author of many books, including authorized In the Studio titles such as
Heart: In the Studio, Kanye West: In the Studio, and Rick Rubin: In the Studio. He is also
the owner of hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed in the U.S. by Big Daddy
Music/MVD Distribution. He lives in Nashville. Lemmy Kilmister is a British singer and bass
guitarist best known as the founding member of the rock band Motörhead.
Biography/Music • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos 6 B/W Photos
9781844549788 (Replaces 9781844548507) • September
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Rock Chicks
The Hottest Female Rockers from the 1960s to Now
Updated edition
Alison Stieven-Taylor
With profiles on hottest rock ’n’ roll women spanning from the 1960s
to current times, this book has everything there is to know about the
most rockin’ chicks in history—from Janis Joplin and Suzi Quatro to
Courtney Love and Pink
“A welcome addition to the rock history genre.” —Good Reading
With perceptive biographies and in-depth music critiques, this is an up-
close and personal look at the experiences, adventures, and musical pas-
sions of these extraordinary and talented women whose wild vocals and
on-stage antics have made them rock ’n’ roll legends. Through personal
heartaches, drug addictions, public humiliations, and private nightmares,
these rock chicks have risen to take the music world by storm—often fac-
ing great personal adversity, pressure, and scrutiny that would have de-
stroyed mere mortal’s souls. From Madonna spending years living in squats
in New York before going on to sell 250 million records, to Tina Turner
surviving the brutal bashings of her husband and then going on stage to
perform with broken ribs and contusions—all of these women overcame
great obstacles to make some of the most memorable music the world of rock
has heard. Their inspiring and entertaining stories, compiled here in this pro-
fusely illustrated and thoroughly researched book, make for an adrenaline
pumping and compellingly memorable ride through rock ’n’ roll history.
Alison Stieven-Taylor has been a freelance journalist for more than 20 years,
and has written for such publications as Rolling Stone magazine. Today
she is the director of a successful PR consultancy working with bands across
the world. She is the author of The Price of Love.
Biography/Music • 320 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 38 Color Photos • 166 B/W Photos
9781921295355 • February • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper
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Original Rude Boy
From Borstal to the Specials
Neville Staple and Tony McMahon
Foreword by Pete Waterman
The Specials’ vocalist offers his inside take on the 2 Tone era, his experiences producing
such bands as No Doubt and Rancid, and the current Specials reunion in this raucous and
charming autobiography
The Specials were the undeniable leaders of new music in the late 1970s and 1980s and this
chronicle tells their story and that of a musical era. In 1979, Thatcher's Britain was a coun-
try crippled by strikes, joblessness, and economic gloom, divided by race and class—and skank-
ing to a new beat: 2 Tone. The unruly offspring of white boy punk and rude boy ska, the Specials
burst on to the scene. On stage they were electric, and at the heart of this energy was the vocal
chemistry of the ethereal Terry Hall and Jamaican rude boy Neville Staple. In 1961, five-year-
old Neville was sent to England to live with his father, a man for whom discipline bordered
on child abuse. As he recounts here, growing up black in the Midlands of the 1960s and 1970s
wasn't easy, and his youth was marked by scuffles with skins, compulsive womanizing, and a
life of crime that led from shoplifting to burglary and eventually prison. But throughout there
was music, and Nev reveals how he became part of the most important band of the 1980s.
He remembers sound system battles; the legendary 2 Tone tour with the Selecter, Madness, and Dexy's, and their clashes with
white nationalist thugs. He recalls the band's increasing tensions and eventual split; his subsequent foray into bubblegum pop
with Fun Boy Three; and a newfound fame in America as godfather to Third Wave ska bands. Finally he reflects on the Spe-
cials' reunion and how even now, 30 years later, they can't help tearing themselves apart.
Neville Staple was a frontman with The Specials and a member of the pop trio Fun Boy Three. He now tours the world with
his ska act The Neville Staple Band. Tony McMahon is a journalist and TV producer. Pete Waterman is a record producer and DJ.
Music/Biography • 368 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos
9781845135423 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Aurum Press
Dave Grohl
Nothing to Lose
Michael Heatley
Updated through the Foo Fighters Greatest Hits, this guide to his career places the singer/gui-
tarist/drummer in the context of contemporaries and musical styles that have influenced
him
Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, will always be remembered as the drummer for
Nirvana—a band that occupied the cultural consciousness in a way that few others ever have—
and this book looks at Grohl’s career to date, placing the singer/guitarist/drummer in the con-
text of his contemporaries and those who have influenced him. It covers all the recordings—
from the monumental Nevermind, which rocketed Nirvana to superstardom, to the Foo Fighters’
million-selling album One by One, and its Grammy-winning single, All My Life. It looks at
the lawsuit initiated by Courtney Love, Grohl’s emergence as the touring drummer for un-
derground hard-rock outfit Queens of the Stone Age, and the work he’s done with Tom Petty,
Probot, Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, and Killing Joke.
Michael Heatley is a freelance music journalist and the author of 35 books, including most
recently The Complete Deep Purple.
Biography/Music • 272 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 B/W Photos
9781904674115 (Replaces 9781905287734) • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper
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Susan Boyle: Living the Dream
John McShane
The story behind the woman who went from obscurity to worldwide fame within a few
days—a near-instant superstar
Susan Boyle struggled at school and spent many years dreaming of being noticed at local tal-
ent shows; this book explains how the death of her mother and the strength of her faith fi-
nally gave Susan the courage to apply for Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The rest, as they say,
is history. Her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables captivated not only
the British audience but audiences across the globe. Millions of fans logged in on YouTube
and Twitter making Susan an overnight success. Susan’s debut album sold 701,000 copies in
the United States its first week, the best opening week for a debut artist in more than a decade.
“I Dreamed a Dream” also outsold the rest of the top five albums combined. In only a week,
it sold more than two million copies worldwide. Here is the inside story of Susan’s rise to
fame, and the effect it’s had on her life.
John McShane is the author of Heath Ledger: His Beautiful Life and Mysterious Death.
Biography/Music • 268 pp • 5 x 8 • 26 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos
9781844549627 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
Simon Cowell: The Man Who Changed the World
David Nolan
The personal story of one of the most influential men in music and television
An in-depth and fascinating look at the man behind the incredible TV talent show phenomenon,
this biography of Simon Cowell is a must-read for any fan. Some of the biggest names in
music today all have a single common denominator of success, and his name is Simon Cow-
ell. His uncanny ability to spot talent—and his way of shooting down those without it—
has made him both the most popular and feared reality TV show judge of all time. He’s the
star of the hit shows Pop Idol and American Idol, and it doesn’t end there: he’s bringing his
biggest success so far, The X Factor, stateside. Charting Simon’s unstoppable success from
the mailroom of EMI to the launch of his own label, Syco, this biography tells of the in-
credible journey that has made him the first billion-dollar man in British TV.
David Nolan is the author of You’re Entitled to an Opinion: The High Times and Many Lives
of Tony Wilson, Factory Records, and The Hacienda.
Biography/Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8
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Simon Cowell
The Unauthorized Biography
Chas Newkey-Burden
Featuring original interviews with those who know him, the true story behind the man
with the trademark black clothing and the Hollywood-white smile
This biography of the outspoken pop mogul and TV talent judge Simon Cowell features
original interviews with those who have worked with him over the years. Love him or loathe
him, he is arguably one of the most influential players in the entertainment industry. After
a humble start in the EMI mail room, his meteoric rise began when he became a top A&R
executive. Fame and a television career followed when he became a judge in the TV talent
shows Pop Idol and American Idol and subsequently created the hit shows The X Factor
and Britain’s Got Talent, watched by millions every year. With interviews with his friends
and old colleagues, this biography lifts the lid on of the entertainment world's most eligi-
ble bachelors.
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Amy Winehouse, The Dog Directory, Michael Jack-
son: Legend, and Paris Hilton.
Biography/Music • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 33 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • Michael O’Mara
New in Paper: 9781843174851 • December • $12.95 (Can $13.95)
Cloth: 9781843174851 • Available • $24.95 (Can $27.95)
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The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance
Peak Nutrition for Your Sport
Dr. Louise Burke and Greg Cox
A substantially revised and updated edition of the highly respected guide to using nutri-
tion as an integrated part of an athlete’s total performance-enhancing package
Whatever the sport, it is essential for an athlete to have his or her body working at peak ef-
ficiency and this book presents nutrition as an integrated part of an athlete's regimen. Train-
ing should provide maximum benefit and the athlete should achieve peak performance, and
in this guide, general nutrition and exercise physiology information are converted into a plan
for day-to-day practice for training and competition preparation. It outlines important dif-
ferences in nutritional needs for different sports, including the timing of food and liquid in-
take, and the best foods to achieve maximum energy output. Case studies and discussions of
typical dietary problems are included, enabling athletes and coaches to tailor a diet uniquely
suited to individual needs, including the need for weight gain or loss. Until an athlete understands
the relationship between nutrition and performance, they cannot manage a total program ef-
fectively. When everyone in a given competition is highly talented, highly trained, and highly
motivated, nutrition will provide the winning edge.
Greg Cox is a sports nutritionist who recently claimed the World Olympic Distance Triathlon
title in his age group.
Sports/Nutrition • 392 pp • 6.5 x 7.5
9781741143904 (Replaces 9781863739160) • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper
Allen & Unwin
Extreme Running
Kym McConnell and Dave Horsley
Foreword by Ranulph Fiennes
Covers 24 of the most extreme foot races on the planet, such as
Pike’s Peak Marathon, Transalpine Run, Everest Marathon, and
Antarctica Marathon
“Beautiful. From the top of the world to the bottom, it captures the
‘extremes’ in foot races—from the hottest to the coldest, the wettest
to the driest, the highest to the lowest. In addition, authors Kym
McConnell and Dave Horsley capture the human spirit through the
athletes’ experiences.” —Scott Jurek, UltraRunning Magazine’s Ul-
trarunner of the Year for four years
“If you are a runner, adventure racer, ultrarunner, or interested in
extreme events, this book is for you. . . . [It] does a great job of
showing you popular events and enough information.”
—John Vonhof, author, Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and
Treatments for Athletes
“Comprehensive route information, maps and contact details, plus
sumptuous photography, make for an impressive package.”
—Independent on Sunday
Running is an inexpensive, convenient, and increasingly popular sport,
but some take it to the limit. From cold weather running in Alaska to
the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, a number of athletes choose
to pit themselves against the elements. Extremes of environment, route,
and geography are another challenge, from trails through dense jungle to soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are the expe-
riences of a lifetime, the sense of having been to largely unexplored places, and the realization of unique ambitions. Never be-
fore has there been a manual to pull together all the elements of this new, but fast growing sport, touching on every aspect from
lone desert running to ultramarathons. The follow-up to Extreme Golf and Extreme Sailing, this third volume is a must-have
for all runners.
Kym McConnell has run an extreme marathon on every continent including ultra-distance races in the Himalayas, Amazon, Antarc-
tica, and Sahara. He is the author of Tibet Overland.
Sports/Fitness • 160 pp • 6.5 x 8 • 150 Color Photos
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Roger Federer
Spirit of a Champion
Chris Bowers
The skyrocketing career and dramatic personal life of tennis’s hottest star, updated to
include the full 2009 season
Authoritative and affectionate, this biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tenta-
tive strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy
where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he han-
dled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his development as a sports-
man and how he has matured into a family man with his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the
birth of their twin girls. It also examines how Roger bounced back from arguably one of the
most challenging periods of his career when a serious illness and a dip in form caused him to
break his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins, and lose his number-one spot to
rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer silenced his critics by winning the French
Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown, and ending 2009 at the num-
ber one position for the fifth time. This is a candid look at one of the most winning and dy-
namic figures in modern sport.
Chris Bowers is the author of Fantastic Federder and The Book of Tennis, and writes regu-
larly for the Independent, the Observer, and the Times.
Biography/Sports • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 Color Photos
9781844549566 (Replaces 9781844547487) • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) • New in paper
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Rafael Nadal: The Biography
Tom Oldfield
The must-have biography for all fans of the electric Olympic gold medalist and six-time grand-
slam champion, updated to include the full 2009 season, including injuries and successes
Here is the unbelievable story of Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal. He was 19 years old when
he won the 2005 French Open in his very first appearance at the event. A left-hander with a
booming forehand, Nadal had been known as a clay-court specialist since playing his first pro
tournaments in 2001. His aggressive style, flowing hair, and muscular build have made him a
fan favorite as well. He won his first singles title in 2004, and had a breakout season in 2005,
winning at Monte Carlo, Rome, Barcelona, and Stuttgart as well as at Roland Garros. He won
the French Open again in 2006, 2007, and 2008, defeating rival Roger Federer in the final each
time. In 2008 he broke through at Wimbledon, beating Federer to win the men's singles title in
a spectacular fashion. No Nadal fan will want to be without this comprehensive biography.
Tom Oldfield is the author of Arsene Wenger and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 34 Color Photos
9781844549498 (Replaces 9781844547227) • Available • $12.95 (Can $13.95) • New in paper
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Another Journey Through the Links
David Worley
Foreword by Peter Thomson
Lavishly illustrated with photographs and detailed pen-por-
traits of every links course in the UK, all of which were played
by the author during his research
“A marvelous combination of stunning photography and
elegant prose.” —Sports Illustrated on Journey Through
the Links
The follow-up to Journey Through the Links
(97818451232958)
The links courses of Britain and Ireland are among the great
wonders of golf and the author has reviewed almost every links
course in the British Isles, more than 160 in total. Spanning the
islands from the remotest cliff tops to the most windswept dunes,
they express the full, wild splendor of some of the most rugged
and beautiful areas in the world. For golfers they are as chal-
lenging as they are awe-inspiring, as players must contend with hazards ranging from unceasingly ferocious winds to animals
grazing on the fairways. Beyond that, they truly represent the history of the game, a legacy to be treasured and preserved as
well as enjoyed. More than10 years in the making, this comprehensive book is a superb treat for any golf fan.
David Worley is the author of Journey Through the Links. Peter Thomson is an Australian golfer best remembered for his five
wins in The Open Championship. He was the only man to win the tournament for three consecutive years in the 20th century.
Sports • 450 pp • 13 x 9.5 • 250 Color Photos • 250 B/W Photos
9781845136000 • December • $65.00 (Can $70.00) Cloth • Aurum Press
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Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes
An Illustrated Guide to the Country’s Challenging, Extreme
and Unusual Golf
Geoff Harvey and Vanessa Strowger
A collection of the most challenging, spectacular, and unusual golf holes
hidden amongst Britain’s 4,000 courses—this book will inspire, amuse, and
captivate the imagination of golfers everywhere
Complete with more than 300 high-quality photographs, every hole in this gor-
geously illustrated sporting guide also comes with an outlined “perfect tra-
jectory,” a commentary on each hole’s remarkable attributes, and other shots
to enhance the readers’ perspective. By compiling a number of submissions from
both individuals and golf clubs, the guide produces a resulting “short list” of
800 holes that were put to an independent panel of golfers—to arrive at a rank-
ing of the very best 100. Each hole has then been meticulously photographed
in order to bring the hole vividly to life. From the country’s most dreaded bunker to the lesser known gems, the book fea-
tures examples of Britain’s immaculate modern courses as well as those whose terrain possesses qualities that no current
day designer would possibly consider incorporating into a new layout.
Geoff Harvey is the author of Successful Football Betting, Successful Matched Betting, and Successful Spread Betting.
Sports/Travel • 224 pp • 10 x 7.5 • 300 Color Illustrations
9781904328124 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Can of Worms Press
Golf’s Strangest Rounds
Extraordinary but True Stories from Over a Century of Golf
Andrew Ward
Odd stories of tragedy, interference from wildlife, weird weather, bizarre betting, strange
outfits, odd tactical ploys, and recondite rules
“A fascinating book—a must for all golf enthusiasts.” —Allsport
Golf’s most memorable moments are presented in this fascinating collection, together with
bizarre tales from the lengthy annals of the sport’s history. There are tales of tragedy, eccen-
tricity, tactical slip-ups, and others that seemingly defy categorization altogether. Numerous
legends of the game have also experienced strange rounds in their respective careers, includ-
ing Gene Sarazen, Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, Greg Norman, Robert de Vicenzo, and Nick Faldo—
all of whom appear in the book for their parts in irrational finishes, record rounds, and famous
freak shots.
Andrew Ward is the creator of the Strangest series. His other titles include Bridge’s Strangest
Hands and Cricket’s Strangest Matches.
Sports/Golf • 176 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554070 (Replaces 9781861051844) • March • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico
STRANGEST SERIES
Also available in this series:
Fishing’s
Strangest
Days
9781861055354
Flying’s
Strangest
Moments
9781861059345
Football’s
Strangest
Matches
9781861052926
The Olympics’
Strangest
Moments
9781905798230
Rugby’s
Strangest
Matches
9781905798162
Sailing’s
Strangest
Moments
9781861057457
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The Grumpy Golfer’s Handbook
Ivor Grump
The perfect gift for curmudgeons who love to hate golf
All the evils of golf are included in this miscellany of misery: the slice, the hook, the
snap-hook, the shank, the first tee duff, and the yips. There are also sections on an-
noying hazards, such as lakes, streams, trees, deep bunkers, green keepers, dog walk-
ers, and bringing along the girlfriend. There are the usual tirades against a variety of
golf-themed items: clubhouses, two-tier driving ranges, golf gloves, ladies tees, pitch
and putt, the 1-iron, geriatric fourballs, golf magazines, scorecard pencils, Peter Allis,
links courses, bizarre putters, metal drivers, and winter rules. Mark Twain famously
said "Golf is a good walk spoiled," but actually it’s a lot worse than that. Golf can be
a good life spoiled after becoming enraged with the behavior of a competitor and bury-
ing a sand wedge in a place where it is impossible to get relief. This great book for grumps
is company for the misery.
Ivor Grump is one of the founding members of the PGA (Professional Grumps Association).
Humor/Sports • 176 pp • 5 x 8
9781906032975 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico
Fernando Torres
Liverpool’s Number 9
Ian Cruise
Updated to include the 2009 season, this fascinating and affectionate look at the phenomenon
that is “El Nino” includes his secret wedding to girlfriend Olalla and the recent birth of
his daughter
Fernando Torres is already a soccer idol; his pacy runs and instinctive goal scoring has won
the hearts and minds of millions of fans. This biography explores his rise from child prodigy
to one of the greatest players on earth. Fanatical about the great game from an early age, Fer-
nando joined Atletico Madrid in 1995 at just 11 and three years later was voted best under-
15 player in Europe. A few seasons on, and after many stunning goals, Torres was named Atletic’s
youngest ever captain, going on to score 21 goals in 2003–04. Since signing to Liverpool, Tor-
res has not looked back. Torres was the highest foreign goal-scorer in a debut season in Pre-
mier League history with 33 goals in 2007–08. To top it all off, he produced an incredible
performance to lead Spain to victory at Euro 2008, scoring the winning goal in the final.
Ian Cruise was chief feature writer at Shoot magazine and a match reporter for the Sunday
Mirror before moving online to become a senior member of the team behind the hugely suc-
cessful Football365 website.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 27 Color Photos
9781844548774 (Replaces 9781844547319) • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper
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Michael Owen
The Biography
Oliver Derbyshire
A close-up look at one of the world’s most gifted strikers
In this revealing biography, Oliver Derbyshire speaks to Owen’s family, friends, and teammates
and reveals the full story of an athlete destined to be ranked alongside the World’s greatest. Sign-
ing for Liverpool at 17, Michael Owen soon made his mark at the highest level: in the 1997–1998
season he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year. The first British player in 20 years to be crowned
European Footballer of the Year, Michael then helped Liverpool to League Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA
Cup victories. He sought a fresh challenge with a move to join the galacticos at Real Madrid in
2004, but he couldn’t resist a return to the Premiership. Newcastle United stepped in and in 2005,
Owen became a Magpie. After a career-threatening injury at the 2006 World Cup and manage-
ment uncertainty at St. James’s Park, Micahel endured a turbulent time. But then came Manches-
ter United, with Sir Alex Ferguson taking a chance on Owen in 2009. He has blossomed in his
new role at Old Trafford, taking on the coveted number 7 shirt and scoring vital goals—ironically,
for Liverpool’s most bitter rivals.
Oliver Derbyshire is the author of John Terry and Thierry Henry.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 Color Photos
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Paul Scholes
The Biography
Simon Moss
A biography of arguably the best midfielder of his generation, who has managed to win every
major trophy British football has to offer
This revealing biography lifts the lid on the athlete and the man, charting the ups and downs of Paul
Scholes’ incredible career. A key component of the Manchester United youth team, Paul Scholes helped
revolutionize Ferguson’s Reds and powered them to domestic and European dominance in the 1990s.
The international stage also beckoned Scholes, but the midfelder retired from the national side at just
29 to concentrate on events at Old Trafford. Scholes’ career had been laced with regret, as suspension
forced the midfelder to watch from the stands in 1999 as United enjoyed their most memorable Eu-
ropean night for 40 years: victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League fnal and the last piece
of the historic Treble. But, nine years on, Scholes banished his Champions League demons as he helped
to secure Manchester United’s third Champions League victory. Regarded by his peers as the consum-
mate professional, Scholes has resisted the trappings of many modern athletes. He has endured the highs
and the lows of Manchester United’s second coming, and remains one of the games most respected in-
dividuals. This revealing biography lifts the lid on the athlete and the man, charting the ups and downs
of his incredible career.
Simon Moss is a sports journalist. He has covered soccer from the Sussex to the Champions League.
Biography/Sports • 298 pp • 5 x 8 • 38 Color Photos
9781844549511 (Replaces 9781844547470) • October
$12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper • John Blake
The Little Book of Snooker
Sean Boru
Foreword by Jimmy White, MBE
Through informative snippets, bite-size facts, quotes, and anecdotes from players, pundits, and
fans alike, one of the world’s most popular sports is revealed here in all its pocket-rattling glory
From the lawn games of the 17th-century elite to glittering waistcoats and lush green baize at the
Crucible, this is wonderful collection of stories about the most hilarious and often embarrassing scenes
that have taken place in the green rooms, hotel rooms, and at parties attended by the biggest leg-
ends in snooker. These stories—many never before published—are told by the stars themselves. The
book also lists the profiles of the contributing players and their career achievements and includes
the winners and the runners-up of the most important tournaments in the snooker year, as well as
a host of fascinating facts, stats, quotes, and trivia relating to the green baize.
Sean Boru is the author of A History of London and Londoners and No Sense of Tumour. Jimmy
White, MBE, is a professional snooker player and a multiple World Championship fnalist.
Sports • 144 pp • 5 x 8
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Reflections on Nelson Mandela
Antoinette Haselhorst
The universally admired politician celebrated in mov-
ing words and photographs that span the globe
Internationally renowned photographer Antoinette Hasel-
horst has captured Nelson Mandela on camera on nu-
merous occasions, and her photographs are collected in
this unique book, creating a reflection on the man him-
self as well as his significance on the global stage. Hasel-
horst combines her outstanding portraiture of Mandela
with a series of tributes from celebrities—including Bill
Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Richard Branson,
and Oprah Winfrey—as well as lesser-known persons, cre-
ating a moving and colorful record of the emotions felt
around the world for this very special leader. Produced
under license from the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund,
Reflections on Nelson Mandela is the only officially
sanctioned book of its kind to be published.
Antoinette Haselhorst is a celebrated South African por-
trait and fashion photographer.
Photography/Biography • 256 pp • 9.5 x 11.5
250 Color Photos
9781904674177 • October
$19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Reynolds & Hearn
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Australians
Origins to Eureka
Thomas Keneally
“Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and
vivid sympathy . . . his people inhabit the same world we do—
we meet them without the hesitation of reaching across voids
of time and space.” —Sydney Morning Herald
“Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a
biographical note into a living, breathing life-size character.”
—The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia
“In the style of the best historians [Keneally] allows the intrin-
sic power of the tales he tells and the people who populate his
pages to draw the reader into a fully elaborated universe.”
—New York Times on A Commonwealth of Thieves:
The Improbable Birth of Australia
Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reform-
ers, bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their sto-
ries that Tom Keneally has woven a vibrant history to do full justice
to the rich and colorful nature of Australia’s unique national char-
acter. The story begins by looking at European occupation through
Aboriginal eyes, moving between the city slums and rural hovels of
18th-century Britain and the shores of Port Jackson. Readers spend
time on the low-roofed convict decks of transports and see the be-
wilderment of the Eora people as they see the first ships of turaga,
or “ghost people.” They follow the daily round of Bennelong and his
wife Barangaroo and the tribulations of warrior Windradyne. Con-
victs like Solomon Wiseman and John Wilson find their feet and even
fortune, while Henry Parkes’ arrival as a penniless immigrant gives
few clues to the national statesman he was to become. Chinese dig-
gers trek to the goldfields, and revolutionaries like Italian Raffaello Carboni and black American John Joseph bring readers the
drama of the Eureka uprising. Tom Keneally has brought to life the high and the low, the convict and the free of early Australian
society. This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, whose own human-
ity permeates every page.
Thomas Keneally is a novelist, playwright, and nonfiction author who is best known for the Booker Prize–winning novel Schindler’s
Ark, which was adapted into the movie Schindler’s List. His other titles include Abraham Lincoln, American Scoundrel: The
Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles, and A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia.
History/Australian Studies • 628 pp • 7 x 10 • 75 Color Photos
9781741750690 • September • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth • Allen & Unwin
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Revealing King Arthur
Swords, Stones and Digging for Camelot
Christopher Gidlow
An investigation into what archaeology tells us about King Arthur’s Dark-Age Britain
What lies behind the legends of King Arthur? Fragments of history, or just wishful think-
ing? While historians study the ancient manuscripts, modern archaeologists join in the hunt
for clues. From Arthur’s “birthplace” at Tintagel to the fabled “Isle of Avalon,” this history
sifts through the evidence. Journeying across Arthur’s Britain, the author searches for Camelot
and the sites of his battles. Do the remains confirm or contradict the traditional accounts?
Far from providing objective proof, he shows how archaeologists’ interpretation of their
discoveries reflects the academic fashions of their times. Sites that in the 1960s were used
to prove King Arthur’s existence are now seen as irrelevant to the discussion of a completely
mythical character. By comparing the written sources with the archaeology, he shows that
the traditional image of Arthur leading the Britons against the Saxons around the year 500
AD is actually a very plausible explanation of the evidence.
Christopher Gidlow is a historian and archaeologist who has worked at Tower of London
and Hampton Court Palace for the last 15 years. His previous books include The Reign of
Arthur: From History to Legend.
History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 25 B/W Photos
9780752455075 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press
Somme 1914–18
Lessons in War
Martin Marix-Evans
Diaries, trench maps, and previously unpublished photographs transport the reader, in
this story of how on the battlefields of the Somme the nature of warfare changed forever
One of the largest battles of World War I, the Battle of the Somme is understood to be one
of the bloodiest military operations ever recorded. Terrible though that day was, it takes its
place in a wider story: the long, painful process of learning how to fight a new kind of war.
From the war movement of 1914, when the French fought on the fields of the Somme, the
conflict evolved to massive frontal assaults by the British and Allied troops in 1916. Here
the first tank was used in September 1916. Increasing sophistication in the terrifying use of
artillery by the Germans broke the Allied lines in March 1918. Allied use of this same tech-
nology was then combined with other arms to create the fighting complex that inflicted the
“Black Day” on the German army in August and smashed the Hindenberg Line in Septem-
ber. Thus the British, Australian, Canadian, American, and French forces defeated the Ger-
man Army in the field at last. This book reveals how the Somme was the bloody classroom
in which this new art of war was studied and it tells the story of the men who paid the price
for this knowledge with their own blood.
Martin Marix Evans is the author of many military history titles, including Naseby 1645,
Vital Guide Battles of World War I, and Vital Guide Battles of World War II.
History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 Color Photos 60 B/W Photos
9780752455259 • November • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Cloth • The History Press
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Sweatin’ Out the Mission
The Ground Crews of the 8th Airforce in World War Two
Malcolm Holland
The stories of the World War II army members who were stationed on the ground in England
For every bomber with 10 crew members, it took 30 more people on the ground to get it into
and keep it in the air, and that was just engineering and ground crew. A multitude of other sup-
port staff were required to run every base, meaning around 70% of U.S. Army Air Force serv-
ice personnel were based on the ground. Where combat crews would finish missions and return
home quickly, ground crews were there for the long haul. Malcolm Holland has compiled in-
terviews with as many of them as possible, and this book reveals both their stories as well as
an insight into a working bomber base. As their stories show, it was these workers who formed
the strongest links with the British people. They talk about their work, ranging from recording
the weather, servicing the transport, guarding the base, cooking the meals, administering to the
spiritual needs of the men, and even dealing with colleagues’ remains after unsuccessful missions.
Malcolm Holland is an engineer and railway mechanic.
History/Military • 224 pp • 6.5 x 10
9780752457086 • December • $32.95 (Can $36.95) Paper • The History Press
Explosives
History with a Bang
G.I. Brown
Foreword by Adam Hart-Davis
The dramatic history of explosives, from the invention of gunpowder to the H-bomb
Laying the emphasis on the lives of the people involved, on the diverse uses of explosives, and on
their social and historical impact, this entertaining history relates a story of remarkable interna-
tional and human endeavor. Many of those involved—Roger Bacon, Guy Fawkes, Alfred Nobel,
Robert Oppenheimer—are famed worldwide; others, such as C.F. Schonbein, William Bickford,
Sir Frederick Abel, and Charles E. Munroe, though less well-known, also played critical roles. Along-
side their achievements, this book highlights the uses and impact of explosives in both war and
terrorism, and in civil engineering, quarrying, mining, demolition, fireworks manufacture, and shoot-
ing for sport. In many cases explosives are seen to have had a significant historical impact as, for
example, in the early use of gunpowder in the Civil War, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and
the worldwide opening up of canals and railways.
G. I. Brown is the author of Count Rumford and several highly successful chemistry textbooks.
Adam Hart-Davis is the author of History: The Definitive Visual Guide, Science: The Definitive
Visual Guide, and Why Does a Ball Bounce?
Technology/History • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 100 B/W Photos
9780752456966 (Replaces 9780750937924) • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper
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Treblinka Survivor
The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling
Mark S. Smith
The story of a man who survived Treblinka, to be haunted by his memories for 50 years—and ul-
timately, to be killed by them
More than 800,000 people entered Treblinka and fewer than 70 came out. Hershl Sperling was
one of them. He escaped. Why then, 50 years later, did he jump to his death from a bridge in
Scotland? The answer lies in a long-forgotten, published account of the Treblinka death camp,
written by Hershl Sperling himself in the months after liberation, discovered in his briefcase after
his suicide, and reproduced here for the first time. Including previously unpublished photographs,
this book traces the life of a man who survived five concentration camps, and details what he
had to do to achieve this. Hershl’s story, from his childhood in a small Polish town to the bridge
in faraway Scotland, is testament to the lasting torment of those very few who survived the Nazis’
most efficient and gruesome death factory.
History/Biography • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780752456188 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • The History Press
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Goering and Goering
Hitler’s Henchman and His Anti-Nazi Brother
James Wyllie
The true story of the Goering brothers—one a Nazi war criminal; the other an anti-Nazi
resistance fighter
They were the most unlikely siblings—one, Adolf Hitler’s most trusted henchman, the other
a fervent anti-Nazi. Hermann Goering was a founding member of the Nazi Party who be-
came commander of the Luftwaffe, ordering the terror bombing of civilians and prompting
the use of slave labor in his factories. His brother, Albert, loathed Hitler’s regime and saved
hundreds—possibly thousands—from Nazi persecution. Here, for the first time, James Wyl-
lie brings Albert out of the shadows and explores the extraordinary relationship of the Go-
ering brothers. Albert deferred to Hermann as head of the family but spent nearly a decade
working against his brother’s regime. If he had been anyone else, he would have been im-
prisoned or executed. Despite their extreme and differing beliefs, Hermann sheltered his brother
from prosecution and they remained close throughout the war. This is a powerful story of how
Nazi Germany divided families and the legacy Hermann Goering left behind.
James Wyllie is a screen and television writer.
Biography/History • 252 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Photos
9780752456485 (Replaces 9780750940252) • November
$16.95 (Can $18.95) New in paper • The History Press
The Man Who Invented the Third Reich
Stan Lauryssens
The man who created the concept of the Third Reich had a great influence upon Hitler
and was horrified at what he unleashed
“Succeed[s] in conveying the intellectual ferment and underlying current of violence
that characterized prewar Vienna.” —Booklist
This remarkable biography of the key figure in the formation of the political ideals behind
the Third Reich charts the progress of a political activist as his theories became reality, and
the repercussions that led to his suicide. Arthur Moeller van der Bruck’s seminal work Das
Dritte Reich (The Third Reich) was Hitler’s main inspiration, and it was the authoritarian
state hypothesized by Moeller that Hitler implemented, taking his recommendations of vi-
olent dynamism to achieve increasingly his own aims. Moeller was able to predict the atroc-
ities to come, and racked with guilt, this recognition of the monster he had created led to
his suicide. Lauryssen explores the political and artistic whirlpools of Weimar Germany in
Moeller’s time and using personal interviews with contempories such as Kafka, Munch, and
Dietrich he gives exceptional insight into both Moeller’s life and this fascinating period of
political change.
Stan Lauryssens is a journalist and has interviewed many of Hitler’s henchmen. He is the au-
thor of Dali & I: A Surreal Story.
Biography/History • 216 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Photos
9780750930543 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper
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The Third Reich 1919–1939
The Nazis’ Rise to Power
Andrew Rawson
A comprehensive single-volume handbook covers the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany,
complete with photographs from Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler’s personal photographer
The rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party is one of the defining aspects of the 20th century. The man-
ner in which National Socialist ideologies took over life in Germany is difficult to com-
prehend more than 75 years later. This fully illustrated book is a single-volume encyclopedia
on all aspects of this important period in modern history. It starts with a shattered post-
war Germany and charts the violent political tactics used by the Nazis to seize political
control in 1933. The subsequent consolidation of power and brutal suppression of oppo-
nents followed as they took over all areas of society, introducing a new festival calendar
to celebrate their takeover. The various military, political, and youth organizations are con-
sidered, the Nazis’ warped methods for maintaining law and order, and their use of the
press and propaganda to control the people and introduce their racial ideals. Chapters also
cover art, culture, education, the economy, and the leaders themselves.
Andrew Rawson is the author Bridge at Remagan and Walcheren.
History/Military • 320 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • 260 B/W Photos
9780752455709 • February • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press
Talking to Rudolf Hess
Desmond Zwar
Hess’s thoughts on Hitler, Churchill’s order to Hess’s psychiatrist to falsify his report—
here is the full story of Rudolf Hess’s imprisonment in Spandau
Rudolf Hess was Adolf Hitler’s Deputy Führer until, in 1941, he flew to Scotland, ostensi-
bly to negotiate peace between Germany and Britain. Captured by the British, he was held
for the rest of the War, before being convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials in
1946. Desmond Zwar collaborated with Col. Burton C. Andrus, who was Commandant of
Nuremberg Prison during the Trials, on his book The Infamous of Nuremberg, and with
Col. Eugene K. Bird, U.S. Governor of Spandau Prison, where Hess was held for more than
40 years, on The Loneliest Man in the World. For reasons of practicality, neither of these
books told the full story, which is revealed here for the first time. As well as his interviews
with Hess and others, Zwar tells the story of how this book came to be written, including
how Hess hid proofs in his underpants, how Bird was fired by the U.S. Army, and how the
CIA tried to recover the transcripts.
Desmond Zwar is an author and journalist.
Biography/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 16 B/W Photos
9780752455228 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press
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Zitadelle
The German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4–17 July 1943
Mark Healy
A detailed examination of the factors that led to this titanic struggle on the Eastern Front
Few battles attract interest so much as the Battle of Kursk. Operation Zitadelle, the code
name given by Hitler to the Wehrmacht’s last offensive on the Eastern Front in July 1943,
has acquired an almost mythic status as one of the greatest clashes of armor in the his-
tory of warfare. It has been long depicted as the “the swan song of the German tank arm”
by virtue of the huge tank losses experienced by the Germans, however the emergence of
new information proves it to be anything but. For all the resources devoted to this oper-
ation by the Germans, Zitadelle was an abysmal failure; and while they were not outfought
by the Red Army at Kursk, they were out-thought by commanders of outstanding qual-
ity. Zitadelle describes the German and Soviet tactics and explores the realities of the bat-
tles on sodden ground that culminated in the defeat of the panzers and the Soviet advance
on the Reich.
Mark Healy is the author of The Ancient Assyrians, Cannae 216 BC, and Kursk 1943.
History/Military • 400 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 160 B/W Photos • 27 Color Illustrations • 7 Maps
9780752457161 (Replaces 9781862273368) • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95) New in paper
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The Other Schindlers
What Made People Save Jews from the Holocaust
Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert
The inspiring stories of courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to save Jews from
the Holocaust
Thanks to Thomas Keneally’s book Schindler’s Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler’s List,
people have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler’s extermination of
the Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. While six million Jews were mur-
dered by the Nazi regime, some were saved through the actions of non-Jews whose consciences
would not allow them to pass by on the other side, and many are honored by Israel’s offi-
cial memorial to Jewish Holocaust victims, Yad Vashem, as “Righteous among the Nations”
for their actions. As a baby, Agnes Grunwald-Spier was herself saved from the horrors of
Auschwitz by an unknown official, and is now a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.
She has collected the stories of 30 individuals who rescued Jews, providing a new insight
into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men and women. With
a foreword by one of the leading experts on the subject, this is an ultimately uplifting ac-
count of how some good deeds really do shine in a weary world. Agnes Grunwald-Spier is
a Holocaust survivor with a PhD in Holocaust Studies.
Sir Martin Gilbert is a historian and the author of more than 80 books, including The Holo-
caust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War and The Story of Israel.
History/Jewish Studies • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780752457062 • November • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • The History Press
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To the Last Round
The Epic British Stand on the Imjon River Korea, 1951
Andrew Salmon
“Salmon’s vivid use of recollections and dramatic quotes brings alive an unjustly for-
gotten conflict.” —Time Out
The most notorious and celebrated battle in the Korean War, from a British point of view,
has never previously been written about at length: this is the story of the Battle of the
Imjin River, when the British 29th Infantry Brigade, and above all the Glorious Glosters
of the Gloster Regiment, fought an epic last stand against the largest communist offen-
sive of the war. It lasted but three days, but by the end of it a battalion of 750 men had
been reduced to just 50 survivors. This definitive history is accessible, pacy, narrative,
and paints a moving and exciting picture through the extensive use of eyewitness accounts
of veterans.
Andrew Salmon is a Seoul-based journalist who writes for the Times, the Washington
Times, and Forbes magazine.
History/Military • 400 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 B/W Photos
9781845135331 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Aurum Press
Giao Lien
Women of the Communist Underground: Voices from the Vietnam Wars
Virginia Morris and Clive Hills
A unique study of the female spies who undermined the American offensive in Vietnam,
complete with previously unpublished maps showing former safe-houses, secret army
camps, and routes taken across Indochina
“Awesome, fascinating, spellbinding.” —Tim Page, Vietnam War photojournalist on
A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The Vietnam War is one of the most documented conflicts in recent history but one of the
forgotten aspects of the war is the vast underground network of the Vietcong which ran
from each American base straight to the war rooms of Hanoi. This book concentrates on
the women who carried out this exceedingly dangerous work—known as giao lien, trans-
lated as “communications and guides.” The giao lien were a mass underground organiza-
tion linking military nerve-centers to grassroots Communist Party cells. Some were guerrilla
fighters, others were spies or links between individual agents. Their aim was to join Com-
munist cells across Indochina directly to General Giap’s general headquarters in Hanoi.
Using personal diaries, battle plans, and the help of Vietnamese veteran associations, the
authors tell the stories of these brave fighters: the woman who blew up a Boeing 707 in
Honolulu in 1962 leading to America thinking that Vietnam would invade them on their
soil, the woman who guided soldiers during the Tet offensive and who for the first time
reveals the official battle plans for it, and the now Vice Prime Minister of Vietnam who
spent nine months in a “tiger cage” torture cell.
Virginia Morris is the author of A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, The Road to Free-
dom, and Laos, Hidden Power Hidden Lives. Clive Hills began his career as a professional
photographer in 1985, covering the war in Afghanistan. He is the photographer for A His-
tory of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
History/Military • 224 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 140 B/W Photos
9781862274822 • January • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press
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In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce
In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
Alan Young and Michael J. Stead
A superbly illustrated journey through the tumultuous landscape and
fascinating events of the notorious life of Robert the Bruce
Exploring Robert the Bruce’s “kingdom” from the North of England to
the Scottish Highlands, this gorgeously illustrated tome illuminates the
little-known facts about this Scottish legend. For more than 600 years,
Robert the Bruce has had a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind
the legendary hero-king is a complex—and in many ways more fascinat-
ing—picture. He was a man who not only led his nation to a famous vic-
tory over the English at Bannockburn, but who overcame great odds to
win power for himself in Scotland and fulfill his family’s long-held am-
bition for political power. This book, illustrated with color and black-and-
white photographs, takes the reader on Bruce’s journey—from his birth
in southwest Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn. Here
are the sites and settings associated with Robert the Bruce and those
he fought, perfect for any visitor to Scotland or the North of England want-
ing to learn more about the myth and the man.
Alan Young has written widely on Scottish and northern English history,
and is the author of The Pilgrim Jubilees and Robert the Bruce’s Rivals,
among others. Michael J. Stead has gained a reputation as one of Britain’s
leading landscape photographers. Together they have also written In the
Footsteps of William Wallace.
History/Biography • 208 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 80 Color Photos 100 B/W Photos
9780752456423 (Replaces 9780750919104) • November
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Divorced, Beheaded, Died
The History of Britain’s Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks
Kevin Flude
Encompassing murder, civil war, adultery, usurpation, and madness, here is the essential
guide to Britain’s Kings and Queens, written with a lively wit and packed with useful
facts and information
The tales of the various monarchs of Britain are some of the most interesting in the coun-
try’s vast history. From Henry VIII and his six wives and Edward VIII’s abdication to some
of the lesser-known and mythical monarchs such as King Arthur, this delightfully witty and
informative guide takes you on a gallop through the history of Britain’s monarchs. Stories
begin with the legendary King Brutus, through the houses of Tudor and Stuart, and up to
the Windsors, including the major monarchs of Scotland and Wales. Discover the sticky end
that befell Edward II, the story of the teenage queen of England who reigned for less than
a fortnight, and find out whether Macbeth really was a king of Scotland. Presented in an
accessible, chronological format, this book is filled with fascinating and amusing facts that
are guaranteed to entertain any history enthusiast.
Kevin Flude is the director of the Old Operating Theatre museum in London and lectures
in universities.
Biography/History • 176 pp • 5 x 8
9781843173625 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara
Eleanor the Secret Queen
The Woman Who Put Richard III on the Throne
John Ashdown-Hill
The secret history of Eleanor Talbot, the woman at the heart of the controversy surrounding
Richard III
Offering a solution to one of England’s great mysteries, this history argues that Eleanor Tal-
bot was married to Edward IV, and that therefore Edward’s subsequent marriage to Eliza-
beth Woodville was bigamous, making her children illegitimate.When Edward IV died in 1483,
the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son,
Edward (one of the Princes in the Tower). The crown therefore passed to Edward’s undoubtedly
legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But Richard, too, found himself
entangled in the web of uncertainty, since those who believed in the legitimacy of Edward
IV’s children viewed Richard III’s own accession as usurpation. From the day when Edward
IV married Eleanor, or pretended to do so, or allowed it to be whispered that he might have
done so, the House of York, previously so secure in its bloodline, confronted a contentious
and uncertain future.
John Ashdown-Hill is an historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society
of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes.
He is the author of Richard III’s ‘Beloved Cousyn.’
Biography/History • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 37 Color Photos
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The Last Days of Richard III
John Ashdown-Hill
What Richard III did in his last five months, what happened to his body, and how his
DNA was found in Canada
A new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard’s last 150 days explores these events
from the standpoint of Richard himself and his contemporaries. By deliberately avoiding
the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, this book presents
a new Richard—no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursu-
ing his own policies and agenda. It also reexamines the aftermath of Bosworth—the treat-
ment of Richard’s body, his burial, and the construction of his tomb. Based on newly
discovered evidence and wider insights it explores the motives underlying these events. And
there is the fascinating story of why and how Richard III’s DNA was rediscovered, alive
and well, and living in Canada. This is a stimulating and thought-provoking account of
the end of Richard’s life—even readers very familiar with his short life will discover a new
and fascinating picture of him.
John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Soci-
ety of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Européen d’Etudes Bour-
guignonnes. He is the author of Richard III’s ‘Beloved Cousyn.’
Biography/History • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Photos
9780752454047 • November • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • The History Press
Jane Austen
An Unrequited Love
Andrew Norman
Previously unpublished illustrations, a revelation of the identity of the mystery lover
Jane Austen met in Devon in 1902, and a groundbreaking explanation of her final ill-
ness make this a must-read for Austenites
“A great pleasure to read . . . with information of great interest.”
—Diana Shervington, Jane Austen Society Newsletter
Jane Austen is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English literary canon, and
recent film and television adaptations of her works have brought them to a new audience
almost 200 years after her untimely death. Yet much remains unknown about her life, and
there is considerable interest in the romantic history of the creator of Elizabeth Bennett and
Mr. Darcy. This account of her life breaks new ground by proposing that she and her sister,
Cassandra, fell out over a young clergyman, identified here for the first time. It also sug-
gests that, along with the Addison’s Disease that killed her, Jane Austen suffered from TB.
Written by a consummate biographer and endorsed by Diana Shervington, a descendent of
one of Austen’s brothers, this is a must-read for all lovers of the author and her works.
Andrew Norman is also the author of Adolf Hitler: The Final Analysis, Agatha Christie:
The Finished Portrait, Arthur Conan Doyle: Beyond Sherlock Holmes, and Mugabe: Teacher,
Revolutionary, Tyrant.
Biography • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Photos
9780752455297 (Replaces 9780752448749) • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) New in paper
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Dante’s Invention
James Burge
From the author of the acclaimed Heloise & Abelard comes a new biography of Dante,
following his life through the turbulent world of late middle ages
“Burge skillfully brings to life both lovers through their passionate, beautiful letters
and the climate in which they lived. As in all the best biographies, the writing is lively
and engaging.” —Booklist on Heloise & Abelard
“A riveting study of faith and sex, set against a conservative uprising so familiar it
will make you gasp with recognition.” —Salon.com on Heloise & Abelard
The young Dante Alighieri was a love-sick poet who concentrated on writing rarefied, in-
tellectual verse about Beatrice, the girl he had loved since they were both children. He stu-
diously ignored his own innate talent for narrative horror, and behaved as if he was entirely
unaware of the increasingly violent political turmoil that had gripped his city. Fate had to
work very hard to make him write the Divine Comedy—this is the story of how it did so.
A succession of increasingly painful personal experiences broadened the scope of his vi-
sion. When Dante found himself condemned to death in his absence, he could no longer ig-
nore the real world. The result was the epic three-part fantasy that took him the rest of his
life to write. The Divine Comedy really does deal with life, the universe, and everything,
as Dante recounts the story of his fictional travels across the universe, from Hell to Heaven.
James Burge is a writer and television documentarian. He is the author of Heloise & Abelard:
A Twelfth-Century Love Story.
Biography • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780752455860 • January • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press
How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways
to Stay Out of Trouble
True Tales from War Zones and Other Disaster Areas
Nathan Mullins
Tall tales, all true, about guns, bombs, car chases, spiders, exotic locales, men in uniform,
and dancing girls—with deadpan delivery and a social conscience
I remember the advertisement to join the Army. It asked for guys who were fit, committed,
tough, volunteer parachutists, comfortable in the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that sounded
like me—except for the mature bit.
Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-security consultant, and an Australian Aid In-
ternational volunteer, so he has experienced all sorts of dangerous situations involving guns,
explosions, surgical procedures, combat, sword-play, rioting, and other potentially life-threat-
ening behaviors all over the world. He has been lucky to survive his assignments and hijinks,
and here he shares a few cautionary tales so everyone else can learn from his near misses.
Nathan Mullins is currently back in the army training soldiers. He is also a corporate mo-
tivational speaker.
Memoir • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 21 B/W Photos
9781742370378 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin
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Stepping Stones to the Stars
The Story of Manned Spaceflight
Terry C. Treadwell
Foreword by Henry Hartsfield
A history of manned spaceflight, from Vostok to the Shuttle, including
rare photographs from the Russian space program and a foreword
by a former Space Shuttle commander
Beginning with a short history of the evolution of the rocket, this story
of manned spaceflight moves on to the first manned rocket flights by
both the Americans and the Russians. It also includes the little-known
story of what is thought to be the earliest manned rocket flight, said
to have taken place in 1933 on the island of Rügen in the Baltic under
the control of the German War Ministry. The story continues through
Yuri Gagarin becoming the first person in space and Neil Armstrong’s
“giant leap for mankind,” to the first space stations—Skylab, Salyut,
and Mir. With the development of the Shuttle, the United States moved
ahead in the space race, but soon realized that it was easier to coop-
erate than compete with Russia, and our two nations began to work
together for the first time. This is a nontechnical history of human space-
flight, telling the exciting and dramatic story of the early steps towards
the stars.
Terry C. Treadwell is the author of German Fighter Aces of World War
One and Ironworks: The Story of Grumman and Its Aircraft, as well
as articles in magazines such as Foundation, the magazine of the Smith-
sonian Institution. Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force
officer and a former NASA astronaut who logged more than 480 hours
in space.
Technology/Science • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 100 B/W Photos
9780752454092 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper
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The Tiger Tank Story
Mark Healy
Charts the evolution of the Tiger I and Tiger
II “King Tiger”—the most feared tank of
World War II
As the Germans advanced on the East during Op-
eration Barbarossa, they came up against the So-
viet T-34 and KV-1 tanks. The 1942 response was
the creation of the Tiger I tank—the Wehrmacht’s
first armor capable of using the 88mm gun, pre-
ferring firepower over mobility. In 1944 it was
followed by the Tiger II (officially the Panzer VI
version E). This guide details the development and
exploits of the machine that defined the German
war machine of World War II. With full design in-
formation, the history of its use in actions across
Europe, and many previously unpublished pho-
tos, this book will appeal to both military en-
thusiasts and general readers alike.
Mark Healy is the author of Zitadelle: The Ger-
man Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4-17
July 1943.
Military/Technology • 80 B/W Photos
9780752456294 • October
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The QM2 Story
Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross
The story behind the career of the largest and most glamorous superliner
“A beautiful book about the legendary oceanliner’s colorful history.”
—luxist.com on QE2
Queen Mary 2 was constructed in 2004 to great fanfare—the largest,
longest, grandest, and most expensive ocean liner ever built. She overtook
the beloved QE2 in the glamour stakes and has become a favorite around
the world, her popularity soaring once again since the retirement of QE2
in November 2008. Her interiors and 14 spacious decks put QM2 head
and shoulders above the rest and harken back to the golden age of ocean
liners. Here, QM2 and QE2 experts present the full story behind this great
liner, from her concept as the next generation of ocean liner to her ground-
breaking achievements. With many previously unpublished photographs
and fascinating little-known facts, this is a must-have for all those who
love ocean travel.
Christopher Frame and Rachelle Cross coauthored The QE2 Story and
QM2: A Photographic Journey. They have a website relating to QE2, QM2,
QV, and historic liners at www.chriscunard.com.
Transportation/Technology • 100 Color Photos
9780752450926 • February
The Zeppelin Story
John Christopher
The Zeppelin airships, from conception to fiery destruction
In the 1930s the silver Zeppelins ruled the skies, crossing the Atlantic on
a regular basis with a style and elegance never seen before or since in air
travel. The rigid-framed leviathans were the brainchild of elderly Count
Zeppelin, and when the German people rose in popular support for his
cause, his airships rode a wave of national pride. From the aerial bombers
of World War I, Zeppelins were reinvented as the way for the rich and
famous to travel. With the embryonic aircraft of the time barely able to
hop the Atlantic they were set to rule the airways—until the fiery de-
struction of the Hindenburg put an end to that dream. In many ways the
tale of what might have been, this book by an expert in lighter-than-air
flight offers insights into this fascinating aircraft.
John Christopher is an aviation enthusiast, a balloon pilot, and the au-
thor of Balloons at War and Brunel’s Kingdom.
Technology/Transportation • 45 Color Photos • 45 B/W Photos
9780752451756 • January
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The Duchesses
The Story of Britain’s Ultimate Steam Locomotives
Andrew Roden
The story of two of the finest and most powerful steam engines ever built, featuring rare
and never-before-seen images
Designed by the great William Stanier, the Duchess of Hamilton and Duchess of Sutherland
steam engines began service in the 1930s as the “Princess Coronation” class. They were the
flagships of the West Coast main line for the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway and
were made to compete with the famous streamlined “Pacific” class locomotives on the East
Coast line. The Coronation locomotives were beautifully streamlined and considered the pride
of the line for decades. This is the engaging story of the most powerful passenger locomo-
tives to serve on the British Railways’ network and the extraordinary saga of their preser-
vation, eventual rescue, and their return to steam on the main line.
Andrew Roden is the associate editor of International Rail and the author of The
Flying Scotsman.
Transportation/History • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Illustrations
9781845135997 (Replaces 9781845133696) • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) New in paper
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Great Western Railway
A History
Andrew Roden
The Great Western Railway company is remembered with nostalgia, 175 years after
its foundation
“A loving, if sometimes sentimental, tribute to this racing filly. The detail is every-
thing . . . Roden has brought it back, wreathed in clouds of nostalgic steam.”
—Times on The Flying Scotsman
“Conveys in a colorful and entertaining style the story of this remarkable engine’s
roller-coaster ride through history . . . the author is to be congratulated for the way
in which he has made this complicated story accessible to a new generation of read-
ers.” —Railway Magazine on The Flying Scotsman
Covering the most beloved of Britain’s prenationization railway companies, this history
details how the Great Western Railway built and ran the great main line from London to
the West Country and Cornwall—today’s First Great Western franchise—and how it was
engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who built such wonders as the Box Tunnel and
the Saltash bridge. The designers of its steam locomotives are also discussed, from Church-
ward to Hawkesworth. Wonderful stations—such as the soaring Paddington and Bristol
Temple Meads—as well as innumerable idyllic country halts with little more than a pagoda
shelter and a couple of milk churns awaiting collection are also explored.
Andrew Roden is the associate editor of International Rail and the author of The
Flying Scotsman.
Transportation/History • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Photos
9781845135805 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • Aurum Press
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Queen Victoria
A Photographic Journey
Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross
From her exquisite Grand Lobby to her Royal Court Theatre (complete
with box seating), this sumptuous photographic record takes the reader
on a journey through the public rooms of this stately ship
Queen Victoria was the first in a new breed of Cunard Ships—her unique de-
sign, based on the Vista Class hull of Carnival Corporation, is strengthened
and enhanced to give her the ability to cross the North Atlantic Ocean. This
hybrid of ocean liner and quite cruise ship represents a new era for the 170-
year-old Cunard Line, introducing one of the most luxurious ships to carry
the Golden Lion. Built by Fincantieri and introduced into service in late 2007,
Queen Victoria’s reign is young; however, she has had a notable career with
royal engagements, tandem Atlantic crossings, and Gala-World Cruises
where she has been welcomed internationally with open arms. This photo-
graphic journey around the modern yet stately Queen Victoria is full of quirky
and amusing anecdotes and stories looking back over the life of QV. Each
room is described in light narrative with complementing photographs to cre-
ate a lasting memento of a voyage aboard Cunard’s newest monarch.
Christopher Frame and Rachelle Cross coauthored The QE2 Story, QE2:
A Photographic Journey, and QM2: A Photographic Journey.
Transportation/Technology • 120 pp • 9 x 10 • 150 Color Photos
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Southampton
Gateway to the World
Alastair Arnott
The fascinating story of the city’s growth includes many examples of its links to the U.S.
During World War II, the Western Docks in Southampton were taken over
by the U.S. Army, with Southampton designated its "14th Major Port"
Highlighting its maritime heritage, this history explores the intimate relationship that
Southampton has with the sea, principally since the coming of the steamship. Sheltered deep
water and minimal tidal variation have been of unrivaled benefit to this port that has found
favor since Roman times. There have nevertheless been periods both of prosperity and de-
cline, and this book tells the fascinating story of the city’s growth. Interwoven with biog-
raphical details from the author, who worked in Southampton for 20 years, this book reveals
his family connections with the port that go back to the time when his grandfather sailed
from Southampton to South Africa at the commencement of the Anglo Boer War.
Alastair Arnott is the curator of Southampton Maritime Museum.
History/Transportation • 160 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 16 Color Photos
9780752453576 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press
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The Brotherhoods
Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
Arthur Veno
Completely revised and updated, the definitive account of Australia’s
outlaw motorcycle clubs, written by the country’s foremost expert on
biker culture
“An entertaining read.” —Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly
“One of the few accounts that balances research, studies and sta-
tistics with interviews, firsthand accounts and personal stories. . . .
Not many people get that kind of access to OMCs and even fewer
are able to write with such a balanced view.” —NAVY News
Written by Australia’s leading expert on the scene, this book reveals the
true picture of the biker brotherhoods. Drawing on in-depth interviews,
personal stories, and years of meticulous research, it explains the rules
and rituals of becoming a club member, tells of landmark incidents in
bike folklore, and profiles famous biker identities. This fully revised edi-
tion outlines the changing nature of biker culture, including the rise of
the so-called Nike bikies—an outlaw motorcycle club whose drug and
turf wars threaten to spill onto the streets—and governmental attempts
to introduce controversial laws to control the violence. A glossary of
biker terms is included.
Arthur Veno is a mediator between biker clubs and police, the editor
of The Mammoth Book of Bikers, and the coauthor of Biker Chicks.
True Crime/Social Science • 278 pp • 6 x 9
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13: Patch worn by some outlaw motorcycle club
members; the letter 'M' is the thirteenth letter in
the alphabet. It signifies motorcycles, motorcyclism
or marijuana
AFFA: Angels Forever, Forever Angels
Bible: Harley-Davidson repair manual, frequently
used for private weddings and torn up for divorce
proceedings
Cages: Cars
Jamming in the wind: The experience of riding
Skid lid: A motorcycle helmet
Wannabe: A citizen who dresses like a biker or bikie
and frequents the places motorcyclists frequent, but
who is not in the club and usually does not own
a bike
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Crimes That Shocked the World
Danny Collins
True-crime expert Danny Collins examines 23 crimes from the last 40 years that have been
so shocking that their impact is still felt today
With 24-hour news channels and easy internet access, society as a whole is constantly bom-
barded with reports of crime from every corner of the globe. It seems that no sooner has one
tragedy hit than stories of another are being flashed across computer screens and printed in
newspapers worldwide. There are some crimes in every generation, however, that will never
be forgotten. Just as people remember where they were when they heard that President Kennedy
had been shot, unforgettable tragedies of today—such as the attacks of 9/11 and the revul-
sion felt when the sickening details of the Fritzl case came to light—are indelibly imprinted
on the global consciousness. Examining the horrific nature of some of these crimes, this ex-
ploration remembers how James Bulger, Sally Anne Bowman, Holly Wells, and Jessica Chap-
man, among others, have forever impacted society.
Danny Collins is the author of Bloodiest Battles, Nightmare in the Sun, and Vanished.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Photos • 8 B/W Photos
9781844549740 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
The World’s Most Evil Gangsters
Nigel Cawthorne
The shocking truth behind the headlines, and the links between UK and U.S. gangsters
Although organized criminal groups have been an ever-present menace, in the last decade
gangs have snowballed into one of the most terrifying problems today. Seducing disillusioned
youngsters into their ranks, vicious crews have declared open war in a desperate attempt
gain control of the lucrative drug trade. Murder, kidnapping, and intimidation have become
all too common. This chilling guide examines the rising, bloody tide of gang violence that
threatens to engulf communities around the world. In south Manchester, the feud between
the Gooch Gang and the Doddingtons became so vicious that peacekeepers from the Crips
and Bloods flew in from Los Angeles to broker a deal. In the U.S., the Crips now boast some
35,000 members—Caucasian, Latino, Asian, and African American—while the Bloods have
made an alliance with the old-time Lucchese crime family, once one of the Five Families of
New York and still a pillar of the Cosa Nostra.
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of A History of Pirates, Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
and Witches.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549573 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
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The World’s Most Bizarre Murders
James Marrison
A blood-curdling compendium of truly odd crimes featuring murderous witches, mad sci-
entists, and killer dwarves
From the stomach-churning to the truly bizarre, the details of some of history’s weirdest and
most shocking murder cases are collected in this enthralling volume. Covering criminals who
all perpetrated crimes with a peculiar twist, the book includes Enriqueta Marti, who kidnapped
children and then boiled away their flesh and crushed their bones to make ingredients for her
lucrative “magic potions” and Randy Kraft—better known as the Scorecard Killer—who was
a computer genius by day and a deranged psychopath along the California highways by night
with more than 150 victims to his name. From high-profile murders to long-forgotten slay-
ings, these are the world’s most peculiar crimes.
James Marrison is a contributor to Bizarre magazine.
True Crime • 296 pp • 5 x 8 • 14 B/W Photos
9781844549757 (Replaces 9781844546671) • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper
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Chopper 10
A Fool and His Toes Are Soon Parted
Mark Brandon Read
Chopper turns his attention to the vicious Melbourne underworld war that began in
the late 1990s and would kill more than 30 gangsters before the police finally took back
control of the streets
Chopper’s experience and insider information make him the best person to tell this shock-
ing story. Melbourne police investigators established that a gang of new-boy crooks run
by a chubby suburban drug dealer called Carl Williams were out to exterminate established
crime figures. Williams wanted to be king of the manor in Melbourne and found himself
in the middle of a hurricane of mayhem and murder. The deaths caused a power vacuum
within Melbourne’s criminal community as various factions fought for control and influ-
ence. The majority of the murders remain unsolved, although police believe that Williams
was responsible for up to ten of them. In February 2007, Williams pleaded guilty to three
counts of murder. In return for being released from prison by the time he is 70, police will
not charge Williams with the other murders they believe he committed. So Carl Williams
got 35 years in jail. But years before police set up a taskforce to tackle the murder wave,
poacher-turned-gamekeeper Chopper warned that the war was about to explode. And he
predicted who would die. He was right.
Autobiography/True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549122 • October • (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake
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Jack the Ripper Unmasked
The Real Identity of the World’s Most Infamous Killer is Revealed at Last
William Beadle
By comparing his crimes with those of other serial killers, this is the most extensive psy-
chological profile of the man behind Jack the Ripper—leading to a likely suspect
Had the Jack the Ripper murders taken place in 1988, not 1888, the ability of law enforce-
ment to respond to them would have been markedly different. Much has since been learned
about this type of killer: their damaged childhoods, misfit adulthoods, and psychopathic alien-
ation from the human race. Using a Ripper psychological profile in conjunction with newly
unearthed evidence, this book points to William Henry Bury—a suspect who embodied all of
Ripper's dire characteristics. Bury had a terrible childhood, he was a horsemeat butcher, and
he had a violent relationship with his wife. Bury was out all night on the dates of the mur-
ders, and when his wife “committed suicide” she had been strangled and her body ripped up
in the same way as the Ripper's victims. When Bury was executed for the murder of his wife,
the killings in the East End stopped, and a Scotland Yard detective even conceded to the hang-
man that he was “quite satisfied you have hanged Jack the Ripper.”
True Crime/History • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781844549658 (Replaces 9781844546886) • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper
John Blake
Jack the Ripper: An Encyclopaedia
John J. Eddleston
Using critical case review of the kind that is now used to scrutinize unsolved crimes, this
meticulously researched reference clears up half a century of misinformation and myth
The gruesome, unsolved murders by the first media-sensationalized serial killer Jack the Rip-
per continue to fascinate after more than 100 years. From the beginning, however, the truth
has been obscured by a fog of half-truths and misinterpretations. The author rechecks, re-
examines, and reevaluates the facts, conjectures, newspaper accounts, eyewitness reports, and
official pronouncements. The book includes descriptions of the locations where the bodies
were found, detailed histories of the victims, profiles of key police officials, and examina-
tions of police procedures, investigations, blunders, and errors. It details the prevailing myths
regarding the case, meticulously evaluates the chief suspects, and provides a comprehensive
analysis of the existing literature. Written communications ostensibly sent by the Ripper are
discussed, and a closely reasoned and well-supported argument identifies the most likely sus-
pect. Maps, illustrations, a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and an index com-
plete this comprehensive reference to a notorious chapter in British criminal history.
John J. Eddleston is the author of A Century of London Murders and Executions, A Cen-
tury of Welsh Murders and Executions, and Homicide on the Isle of Man.
True Crime/Reference • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 27 B/W Photos • 12 Maps • Two-color Interior
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Title Index
Title Index
100% Hero ........................................................42
365 Reasons to Be Cheerful ..............................118
50 Years of Coronation Street ..........................152
ABC of Pirates, An ................................................8
Absent Presence................................................140
Aesop’s Fables ....................................................31
Anatomy of the Dog ........................................102
And Picasso Painted Guernica ............................15
Anonymity Jones ................................................43
Another Journey Through the Links ..................168
Apollo Story, The ..............................................185
Art of Riding, The..............................................105
Art of Romance Writing, The ............................115
Arthur Rackham..................................................55
Athletic Horse, The............................................107
Australian 1 2 3 of Animals, An............................ 5
Australian ABC of Animals, An..............................5
Australian Wine Encylopedia, The........................88
Australians ........................................................173
Babies ..................................................................1
Baking Magic ......................................................93
Bathrooms ..........................................................98
BBC VFX............................................................155
Bear with the Sword, The....................................12
Beautiful Eyes......................................................51
Bedrooms............................................................98
Belmont and the Dragon ....................................38
Best at Everything, The........................................97
Betrayed, The....................................................123
Bible Stories for Little Angels ..............................21
Birthplace, The ..................................................138
Black Ice............................................................122
Blaze of Glory......................................................46
Blood Lance, The ..............................................121
Blood Rivals ......................................................149
Book With No Name, The..................................126
Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies....................133
Brian Banana Duck Sunshine Yellow......................9
Brief Histories ....................................................140
Brief History of Biographies, A ..........................140
Brief History of Diaries, A ..................................141
Brief History of Encyclopedias, A........................141
Brief History of Fables, A ..................................140
Brief Lives..........................................................139
Brief Lives: Emile Zola ........................................139
Brief Lives: Henry James ....................................139
Britain’s 100 Extraordinary Golf Holes ................169
Britain’s Lost Cities ..............................................55
British Black Gospel ............................................71
Brotherhoods, The ............................................189
Buddhism for Mothers ........................................74
Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children............73
Bums ....................................................................1
Buon Ricordo ......................................................96
Campbell’s Weather Compendium....................100
Capuchin Classics ......................................142–145
Child within the Lotus, The..................................49
Childhood, Boyhood, Youth ..............................134
Chocolate Magic ................................................93
Chopper 10 ......................................................191
Christmas Surprise ..............................................25
Cicada Summer ..................................................42
City, The..............................................................14
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House................7
Classical Country House, The ..............................54
Clicker Training for Your Cat..............................103
Cliff Hardy series ..............................................122
Cold Hands Warm Heart ..................................111
Cold Rain ..........................................................121
Compact Encyclopedia ........................................63
Compact Guide to Christian History, The ............63
Compact Guide to the Bible, The ........................63
Compact Guide to World Religions, The..............63
Complete Guide to Food for Sports
Performance, The............................................166
Complete Poems ..............................................135
Complete Traditional Recipe Book ......................95
Conflict in Relationships ......................................82
Cookie Magic......................................................93
Cooks’ Book, The................................................97
Cool Containers ..................................................98
Country Houses of Robert Adam, The ................54
Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh, The..........54
Country Life ........................................................54
Crimes That Shocked the World ........................190
Cupcake Magic ..................................................93
Danger in Redwitch Village..................................38
Dante’s Invention ..............................................183
Dave Grohl ........................................................164
Day of the Dead, The ..........................................61
de Lacy Inheritance, The....................................120
Dead Man Running ..........................................189
Debonair Duke, The ..........................................120
Deception ........................................................127
Detective Jill Jackson Mysteries ..........................122
Developing Vision and Style ................................53
Devil in the Flesh, The........................................146
Devil’s Disciple, The ..........................................137
Devil’s Graveyard, The ......................................126
Did St Paul Get Jesus Right? ................................66
Divorced, Beheaded, Died ................................181
Document Z ......................................................130
Double Delight series ........................................2, 3
Double Delight: Alphabet ......................................2
Double Delight: Farm ............................................3
Double Delight: Numbers ......................................2
Double Delight: Nursery Rhymes............................3
Double Delight: Opposites ....................................2
Double Delight: Zoo ..............................................3
Duchesses, The..................................................187
Edinburgh Pub Walks ........................................114
Eleanor the Secret Queen..................................181
Emperor’s River, The ..........................................111
English Gardens in the Twentieth Century ..........54
European Cities ................................................113
European Coast & Country................................113
Everything You Need to Know About DJ’ing
and Success ....................................................159
Exploring Dimensions with the Body....................81
Explosives..........................................................175
Extreme Running ..............................................166
Eye Classics ..............................................108, 109
Eye of the Moon, The........................................126
F-14 Tomcat Story, The ......................................185
Falling Angels......................................................32
Fathers and Children ........................................134
Fernando Torres ................................................170
Finding the Picture ..............................................52
First Steps Out of Anxiety ....................................84
First Steps Out of Depression ..............................85
First Steps Out of Eating Disorders ......................84
First Steps Out of Problem Drinking ....................84
First Steps......................................................84, 85
Fishing’s Strangest Days ....................................169
Fit & Fabulous ....................................................87
Flax the Feral Fairy ..............................................41
Flying Scotsman, The ........................................187
Flying’s Strangest Moments ..............................169
Football’s Strangest Matches ............................169
For the Love of an Orchard..................................99
Forest of Doom and Gloom, The ........................38
Friends’ Book, The ..............................................97
Funky Lunch........................................................90
Funny Little Dog..................................................35
Gardeners’ Book, The..........................................97
Gentle Horse Training........................................106
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21 ............................157
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Three ....157
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Four ......157
Gerry Anderson’s Century 21: Volume Five ........157
Giao Lien ..........................................................179
Gibblewort the Goblin ..................................39, 40
Ginger Baker: Hellraiser ....................................161
Girl with the Crystal Eyes, The ..........................124
Global Shortlist, The..........................................113
Goblin at the Zoo................................................40
Goblin in the Bush ..............................................39
Goblin in the City................................................39
Goblin in the Rainforest ......................................40
Goblin in the Snow ............................................39
Goblin on the Reef ..............................................40
God Bless ............................................................16
Goering and Goering ........................................176
Golf’s Strangest Rounds ....................................169
Good Old-Fashioned Cakes ................................95
Good Old-Fashioned Comfort Puddings ..............95
Good Old-Fashioned Jams, Preserves,
and Chutneys....................................................95
Good Old-Fashioned Puddings ............................95
Good Old-Fashioned Roasts ................................95
Good Old-Fashioned Summertime Puddings........95
Good Old-Fashioned Teatime Treats ....................95
Goodnight ..........................................................16
Graficos Mexicanos ............................................62
Grail Chronicles, The ..........................................72
Great Edwardian Gardens of Harold Peto, The ....54
Great Western Railway ......................................187
Green Child, The ..............................................143
Grow Up!............................................................50
Grumpy Golfer’s Handbook, The ......................170
Guns of Brixton ................................................124
Happy Christmas, Little Bear................................25
Hard Times........................................................133
Haunted Cotswolds ............................................77
Heart & Craft ....................................................115
Heart of Darkness..............................................144
Heart of Gold......................................................46
Heartland..........................................................130
Henrietta Gets a Letter ........................................37
Henrietta the Great Go-Getter ............................36
Henrietta There’s No One Better ..........................36
Henrietta ......................................................36, 37
Here I Am............................................................17
Hesperus Ancient Voices....................................137
Hesperus Classics ..............................................138
Hesperus Worldwide ........................................137
History Makers ....................................................72
History of Christian Europe, The ..........................70
Hitler’s Angel ....................................................123
Hollow Tree, The ..............................................127
Holly-Tree Inn, The ............................................138
How Do I Love Thee? ........................................131
How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways
to Stay Out of Trouble ....................................183
Huckleberry Finn ..............................................133
Hush, Hush! ..........................................................6
I Love Kissing You................................................82
I Want to Know About the Bible..........................19
Ice ....................................................................128
Idiot, The ..........................................................134
Illustrated History of Gospel, An ..........................71
In Just One Second..............................................12
In Search of Angels ............................................76
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce........................180
194
Title Index
In the Kitchen......................................................89
Indian Superfood ................................................91
Inferno..............................................................135
Inhuman Resources ..........................................116
Intimacy of Death and Dying, The........................79
Investigating Jesus ..............................................67
Irish Houses and Gardens ....................................54
Island Pharisees, The..........................................144
Island, The ..........................................................14
It’s My World Too ................................................24
It’s Not I Who Seek the Horse, the Horse
Seeks Me ........................................................104
Itsy-Bitsy Babies ....................................................7
J. S. Bach ............................................................72
Jack the Ripper Unmasked ................................192
Jack the Ripper: An Encyclopaedia ....................192
James Halliday’s Wine Atlas Australia ..................88
Jane Austen ......................................................182
Jeremy Clarkson: The Biography ........................151
Jesus: A Short Life ..............................................67
Keeping the British End Up................................154
King in Reserve, The............................................47
Knot of Vipers, The ..........................................143
Kustom Graphics ................................................58
Kustom Graphics II ..............................................58
Labyrinth ............................................................69
Last Call for the Dining Car ..............................110
Last Days of Richard III, The ..............................182
Last of the Summer Wine..................................156
Laws of Magic series, The..............................46, 47
Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, The ..............138
Learning to Let Go ..............................................85
Legendary Guitarists & their Guitars ..................158
Let’s Play! ............................................................50
Life & Beyond......................................................78
Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories ....................................19
Light & Land series ........................................52, 53
Light in Between, The........................................146
Line Training for Dogs ......................................103
Lion Bible: Everlasting Stories, The ......................19
Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, The........20
Lion Day-by-Day Bible, The..................................19
Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible, The......................19
Lion Graphic Bible, The........................................19
Lion Guide to the Bible, The ................................65
Lion Illustrated Bible for Children, The ................19
Lion Read & Know Bible, The ..............................19
Lion Storyteller Bible, The ....................................19
Little Angels series ..............................................21
Little Book of Snooker, The................................171
Little Book of the Paranormal, The ......................77
Little Horrors ......................................................41
London Interiors ..................................................54
London Pub Walks ............................................114
Look See, Look at Me! ........................................10
Lost Castle, The ..................................................47
Lotte’s Country Kitchen ......................................89
Love in a Bottle ................................................147
Machine Gun Story, The ....................................185
Mad for It..........................................................161
Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Book of
Drummers’ Tales..............................................162
Madame Bovary ................................................132
Madeline the Mermaid........................................37
Maisie Moo and the Invisible Lucy ........................9
Make Your Own Acoustic Guitar ......................159
Make Your Own Electric Guitar ........................159
Makeup ..............................................................51
Mal the Mischievous Mermaid ............................41
Man Who Invented the Third Reich, The............176
Manna from Heaven ..........................................96
Mansfield Park ..................................................132
Margaret Fulton Christmas ..................................96
Maurice Guest ..................................................145
Michael Foreman’s Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland ..................................................27
Michael Foreman’s Peter Pan and Wendy ............28
Michael Foreman’s The Wonderful Wizard
of Oz ................................................................28
Michael Foreman’s Treasure Island ......................29
Michael Owen ..................................................171
Missing Kin, The..................................................47
Modern Voices ..................................................136
More Fun with Clicker Training..........................103
More Than Matter? ............................................69
Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Storms ..............43
Mother Teresa ....................................................72
Motorhead: In the Studio ..................................162
Movie Dinners ....................................................94
Mr & Mrs smith hotel collection ........................113
Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection:
Australia/New Zealand ....................................113
Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection: France ..........113
Mr. da Vinci's Time Machine................................38
Muffin Magic ......................................................93
My Very Own Bible..............................................18
My Very Own Bible Gift Edition ..........................18
Nanda the Naughty Gnome ................................41
Natural Home, The..............................................98
Nature of Ice, The..............................................128
New Moan: The First Book in the
Twishite Saga ..................................................148
No Excuses Guide to Soul Mates, The..................75
No Less Than the Journey..................................120
Northanger Abbey ............................................132
Numerology for Your Family ................................80
Off with their Heads! ..........................................49
Olympics’ Strangest Moments, The....................169
One-Stop Bible Atlas, The....................................64
One-Stop Guide to Christianity, The ....................64
One-Stop Guide to Jesus, The..............................64
One-Stop series ..................................................64
Oneworld Classics......................................132–135
Original Rude Boy..............................................164
Other Schindlers, The ........................................178
Our Family Table..................................................88
Our Father ..........................................................22
Out and About in My Boots ..................................4
Out of Iraq ..........................................................14
Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis ............................86
Painted Messiah, The ........................................121
Paradise Garden, The ..........................................32
Paris Spleen ......................................................135
Passion for Chocolate, A ....................................94
Past Lives ............................................................76
Paul Scholes ......................................................171
Peka-Boo: The Smallest Bird in All the World ......10
Peking Picnic ....................................................142
Pen Pals Forever ..................................................33
Pen Pals Forever: Olden Days ..............................33
Pen Pals Forever: Pyjama Days ............................33
Pen Pals Forever: School Days ..............................33
Pen Pals Forever: Summer Days ..........................33
People’s Bible, The ..............................................66
Perfect Day Plan, The ..........................................75
Pirates & Pirates Galore ......................................48
Pirates Galore......................................................48
Pirates ................................................................48
Pop Hooper’s Perfect Pets ....................................35
Possum and Wattle ..............................................5
Power of Forgiveness, The ..................................79
Prayers for a Better World ..................................23
Prayers for Little Hands series ........................16, 17
Praying Through Grief ........................................68
Producing Videos ..............................................154
QE2 Story, The ..................................................185
QM2 Story, The ................................................186
QM2: A Photographic Journey ..........................186
Queen Victoria ..................................................188
Rafael Nadal: The Biography..............................167
Red Piano, The ....................................................13
Reflections on Nelson Mandela..........................172
Regency Country House, The ..............................54
Rembrandt ..........................................................72
Revealing King Arthur ......................................174
Riding the Outlaw Trail ......................................108
Robert Pattinson A–Z ........................................149
Rock Chicks ......................................................163
Roger Federer....................................................167
Rossum’s Universal Robots ................................136
Rugby’s Strangest Matches ................................169
Russell Brand & Katy Perry ................................150
Sailing’s Strangest Moments ..............................169
Santa’s Suit..........................................................25
Saving Rafael ......................................................45
Scenes from the Latin Quarter ..........................142
Scottish Genealogy............................................114
Scratch Kitten......................................................34
Scratch Kitten and the Ghost Ship ......................34
Scratch Kitten and the Treasure Island ................34
Screw Loose........................................................45
Scruffy Old Cat....................................................35
Shadowplayers ..................................................160
Shark ................................................................100
Sherlock Holmes on Screen ..............................153
Shuttle Story, The ..............................................185
Silence of Muhammad, The ..............................147
Simon Cowell....................................................165
Simon Cowell: The Man Who Changed
the World........................................................165
Simplicity Home Decorating Book........................56
Simplicity How to Use a Sewing Machine ............56
Sixty Minute Family, The ......................................83
Skin Diseases of the Horse ................................106
Skullface ............................................................60
Slice of Cherry Pie, A ..........................................92
Slow Journeys ..................................................112
Slowcoach Turtle ................................................35
Small Spaces ......................................................98
Somme 1914–18 ..............................................174
Sorayama Masterworks ......................................57
Southampton....................................................188
Southeast Asia ..................................................110
Special Kev............................................................9
Spectator’s Guide to Jesus, A ..............................67
Spectator’s Guide to World Religion, A................67
Star Parenting ....................................................80
Steampunk..........................................................59
Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight ..................148
Stepping Stones to the Stars..............................184
Steve McQueen ................................................151
Storage ..............................................................98
Stories from the Animal Whisperer ....................102
Story series................................................185, 186
Strangest series ................................................169
Struwwelpeter ....................................................30
Supergiant Book of Sudoku, The ......................116
Susan Boyle: Living the Dream ..........................165
Sweatin’ Out the Mission ..................................175
Tai Chi for Diabetes ............................................81
Tails ......................................................................1
Taking Off ........................................................129
Talking to Rudolf Hess ......................................177
Tango Collection, The........................................119
Tasmanian Devil ................................................100
Taste of Lightning, The ........................................44
195
Title Index/Author Index
Thank You God ..................................................23
Thank You, God..................................................17
Think Quit ..........................................................81
Third Reich 1919–1939, The..............................177
This Is My Bible....................................................19
Thoughtful Gardening ........................................99
Tiger Tank Story, The ........................................185
Tikki the Tricky Pixie ............................................41
To the Last Round..............................................179
Toes ......................................................................1
Torn Apart ........................................................122
Touching Tibet ..................................................109
Travel Photography Masterclass ..........................53
Treblinka Survivor ..............................................175
Triumph Around the World................................108
Tums ....................................................................1
Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage ..................105
Two Peas in a Pod ................................................9
Two-Minute Animal Stories..................................26
Two-Minute Bedtime Stories................................26
Two-Minute Bible Stories ..............................19, 26
Two-Minute Stories ............................................26
UK/Ireland ........................................................113
UK/Ireland Volume 2 ........................................113
Unbearable Bassington, The ..............................144
Understanding Trauma ........................................86
Undiscovered Country, The................................145
Uses of Sadness, The ..........................................79
Valley of Grace..................................................129
Vampires v Werewolves ....................................149
Velvet Underground Unpeeled, The ..................160
Victorian Pharmacy Remedies and Recipes ..........87
Vile ....................................................................11
Vintage Home, The ............................................98
Viper of Kerman, The ........................................125
Vivaldi ................................................................72
Wand and the Sword, The ..................................38
Watching the Wheels Come Off ........................125
Way of Wisdom, The ..........................................68
What Happens Next? ..........................................78
What Luther and Calvin Really Said ....................70
What Made You Think of That? ........................118
When I Were a Lad... ........................................117
When in Rome . . . ............................................137
White Home, The................................................98
Whores of the Devil ............................................77
Why There Almost Certainly Is a God ..................69
Wildlife of Australia ..........................................101
Word of Honour..................................................47
Working the Light ..............................................53
World’s Most Bizarre Murders, The ....................191
World’s Most Evil Gangsters, The ......................190
Wuthering Heights ............................................142
Year We Seized the Day, The ............................112
You Don’t Have to Say ......................................131
Your Dog and You ............................................102
Zeppelin Story, The............................................186
Zitadelle ............................................................178
Zohra’s Ladder ..................................................109
Author Index
Adams, Susan ....................................................72
Adamson, Richard ............................................108
Alderete, Jorge....................................................62
Alighieri, Dante ................................................135
Allsopp, Sophie ..................................................22
Allum, Margaret..................................................25
Anderson, Gerry................................................157
Anonymous ......................................................126
Archer, Michael ................................................101
Arnott, Alastair ................................................188
Ash, Niema ......................................................109
Ashdown-Hill, John ..................................181, 182
Ashworth, Elizabeth ..........................................120
Atkinson, Sue......................................................85
Austen, Jane ....................................................132
Avsey, Ignat ......................................................134
Bachi, Salim ......................................................147
Backhouse, Stephen............................................63
Bains, Gurpareet ................................................91
Baker, Ginger ....................................................161
Baker, Roger........................................................86
Bancroft, Bronwyn ................................................5
Baraldi, Barbara ................................................124
Barnes, Alan......................................................153
Barnett, Cristian..................................................92
Barrie, J. M. ........................................................28
Barroux ..............................................................13
Baudelaire, Charles............................................135
Baum, L. Frank ....................................................28
Beadle, William ................................................192
Beard, Alan ......................................................131
Beaumont, Janise ..........................................76, 79
Beaumont, Mike..................................................64
Becker, Horst ....................................................107
Bedford, David ......................................................1
Bentley, Chris ....................................................157
Bertwhistle, Gary ..............................................118
Best, Elizabeth ..................................................112
Blackwood, Freya ..................................................7
Bloch, Serge........................................................82
Boru, Sean ........................................................171
Böttcher, Thies ..................................................106
Bowers, Chris ....................................................167
Bowles, Colin ....................................................112
Boyd-MacMillan, Eolene......................................82
Bridge, Ann ......................................................142
Brontë, Emily ....................................................142
Brown, Andrew ........................................140, 141
Brown, G. I. ......................................................175
Brown, Jake ......................................................162
Brown, Jo..............................................................4
Burge, James ....................................................183
Burke, Dr. Louise ..............................................166
Burrows, Tess ....................................................111
Cal, Davide..............................................12, 25, 82
Caleo, Bernard ..................................................119
Camden, Ruth Helen ..........................................76
Campbell, Harry ................................................100
Campion, Allan ..................................................89
Capek, Karel ....................................................136
Caplin, Adam......................................................98
Caracciolo Chia, Marella....................................146
Carroll, Lewis ......................................................27
Cartwright, Anthony ........................................130
Casson, Simon ..................................................108
Cavalcanti, Guido..............................................135
Cawthorne, Nigel ..............................................190
Chantry, Art ........................................................58
Chatterton, Martin..............................................41
Chee, Steven ......................................................51
Cheetham, John S. ..............................................50
Christopher, John..............................................186
Chrystal, Paul ....................................................137
Clarke, Roger ....................................................133
Coleman, E. C. ....................................................72
Collins, Danny ..................................................190
Collins, Wilkie ..................................................138
Conrad, Joseph ................................................144
Constable, Kate ............................................42, 44
Corris, Peter ......................................................122
Cox, Carolyn ......................................................18
Cox, Greg ........................................................166
Craig, Diana........................................................97
Croome, Andrew ..............................................130
Cross, Rachelle..........................................186, 188
Cruise, Ian ........................................................170
Cummins, Anthony ..........................................139
Curtis, Michele....................................................89
D’Arcy-Brown, Liam ..........................................111
Dalai Lama, The ................................................109
Dalby, Sherrynne ................................................80
Dale, David..........................................................96
Darwish, Mahmoud ..........................................136
Davies, Andrew ................................................117
Davies, Sophie ..................................................113
Demarco, Stacey ................................................75
Derbyshire, Oliver ..............................................171
Dickens, Charles........................................133, 138
Dickson, John......................................................67
Dixon, Louise ......................................................97
Dodd, Sarah J. ....................................................21
Dostoevsky, Fyodor............................................134
Drabble, Margaret ............................................145
Draper, Brian ......................................................69
Duncan, Lotte ....................................................89
Durie, Bruce ......................................................114
Durschmied, Erik ................................................77
Eastoe, Jane ........................................................87
Eddleston, John J...............................................192
Edington, Sarah ..................................................95
Egan, Sean........................................................152
Egerton, Louise ................................................101
Evans, G. R. ........................................................70
Evans, Sarah-Jane................................................94
Feely, Eliza ..........................................................10
Ferdinand Hempfling, Klaus ..............................104
Fienberg, Anna....................................................37
Fiennes, Ranulph ..............................................166
Fiennes, Sir Ranulph ..................................108, 111
Flaubert, Gustave ..............................................132
Flude, Kevin ......................................................181
Foli, Gianluca ......................................................12
Foreman, Michael ....................................27–29, 31
Frame, Chris..............................................186, 188
Freytes, Silvio ......................................................12
Fulton, Margaret ..........................................88, 96
Galsworthy, John ..............................................144
Gardner, Anthony..............................................144
Giarratano, Leah ..............................................122
Gibb, Denise ......................................................78
Gidlow, Christopher ..........................................174
Gilbert, Sir Martin..............................................178
Gleeson, Libby ......................................................7
Gold, Robin ........................................................38
Goodings, Christina ..............................................4
Goodman, Ruth ..................................................87
Goodwin, Julie ....................................................88
Greder, Armin ....................................................14
Green, Jessica......................................................34
Greene, Graham ..............................................143
Grisewood, Rachel ..............................................96
Grump, Ivor ......................................................170
Grunwald-Spier, Agnes......................................178
Grzelka, Anthony ................................................78
Gutmann, Monika ............................................103
Hale, Jenny............................................................3
Halliday, James ....................................................88
Halligan, Marion................................................129
Hamao, Shiro ....................................................137
Hamilton, James..................................................55
Happer, Richard ................................................118
Hargraves, Fiona Thomas ....................................87
196
Author Index
Rix, Len ............................................................147
Roberts, Marion ..................................................43
Robinson, Mark ..................................................11
Rock, Lois ..........................................16–18, 20, 22
Roden, Andrew ................................................187
Rose, Sue ..........................................................147
Rosenberg, Jacob G...........................................127
Ross, Alan ........................................................116
Rourke, Lee ......................................................140
Roy, James ..........................................................43
Rüsbüldt, Anke..................................................106
Rusch, Kris ........................................................123
Russell, Gwen....................................................151
Saki ..................................................................144
Salmon, Andrew ..............................................179
Sauer, Jost ..........................................................75
Savage, Sara........................................................82
Serres, Alain........................................................15
Shaheen, Mohammad ......................................136
Sheridan, Simon................................................154
Shirazi, Kate........................................................93
Shirley, Alice........................................................31
Short, David ......................................................136
Silf, Margaret ......................................................68
Simplicity ............................................................56
Smee, Nicola ......................................................26
Smith, Ali ..........................................................147
Smith, Craig......................................................121
Smith, Jane ........................................................84
Smith, Mark S. ..................................................175
Sorayama, Hajime ..............................................57
Sorrell, Martin ..................................................135
Souter, Gillian....................................................112
Stacey, Tom ......................................................144
Stamp, Gavin ......................................................55
Stanford, Michael ..............................................116
Staple, Neville....................................................164
Stead, Michael J. ..............................................180
Steel, Bob..........................................................114
Stephens, Mark ..................................................81
Stephenson-Meere, Margaret ..............................49
Stevenson, Robert Louis ......................................29
Stieven-Taylor, Alison ........................................163
Stills, Caroline ......................................................8
Stokes, Paul ......................................................161
Stone, Dave ......................................................150
Strevens-Marzo, Bridget ........................................6
Strowger, Vanessa ............................................169
Swan, Angela ....................................................25
Szerb, Antal ......................................................147
Templeton, RoseMaree........................................80
Thompson, Colin ................................................32
Thompson, E. V. ................................................120
Thomson, Peter ................................................168
Thorn, Becky ......................................................94
Timlin, Mark......................................................124
Tolstoy, Leo ......................................................134
Treadwell, Terry C. ............................................184
Tucker, Mike......................................................155
Turgenev, Ivan ..................................................134
Turner, Steve ......................................................71
Twain, Mark ......................................................133
Vane, Mitch ........................................................34
Vase, Catherine ..................................................23
Vegas, Johnny ..................................................154
Veno, Arthur ....................................................189
Vincent, Keith ..................................................137
Vine, Andrew....................................................156
Virago, Zenith ....................................................79
Walker, Peter ......................................................65
Ward, Andrew ..................................................169
Ward, Keith ........................................................69
McKimmie, Chris ..................................................9
McMahon, John..................................................84
McMahon, Tony ................................................164
McMorland Hunter, Jane ....................................99
McShane, John..................................................165
McShane, Trypheyna ..........................................79
McWhinnie, Ailsa ................................................53
Meehan, Michael ..............................................127
Methuen, Charlotte ............................................70
Mewburn, Kyle ..................................................35
Middleton, Kate ..................................................84
Mielke, Kerstin ..................................................102
Miller, Lucasta ..................................................142
Minnitt, Clive ......................................................52
Mitchell, Julian ..................................................145
Mollison, Martha ..............................................154
Moncrieff, Christopher ..............................132, 146
Morias, Flavio......................................................12
Moriuchi, Mique..................................................23
Morpurgo, Michael ............................................29
Morris, Rae..........................................................51
Morris, Virginia..................................................179
Mortimer, Anthony............................................135
Moss, Simon ....................................................171
Mullins, Nathan ................................................183
Mundy, Robyn ..................................................128
Munn, Michael..................................................151
Murger, Henri....................................................142
Murray, Martine ............................................36, 37
Napthali, Sarah..............................................73, 74
Naughtie, James................................................142
Newkey-Burden, Chas ..............................148, 165
Nice, James ......................................................160
Nichols, J. G. ....................................................135
Nilsen, Anna........................................................48
Nolan, David ....................................................165
Norman, Andrew ..............................................182
Norrington, Leonie ..............................................10
Northeast, Mark..................................................90
Novick, Mary ....................................................2, 3
Nowra, Louis ....................................................128
O’Brien, Dora ....................................................134
O’Callaghan, Sean ..............................................63
Oldfield, Tom ....................................................167
Oliver, Christian ................................................125
Oliver, Martin ......................................................49
Oliver, Sarah......................................................149
Ormerod, Jan ........................................................7
Osborne, Milton................................................110
Owen, David ....................................................100
Page, Nick ..........................................................64
Parsons, Julia ......................................................92
Parsons, Rob ......................................................83
Parv, Valerie ..............................................115, 131
Pasquali, Elena ..............................................24, 26
Pelling, Lenny......................................................33
Percuoco, Armando ............................................96
Phillips, Dr. Pat ....................................................81
Pinder, Andrew....................................................49
Piper, Sophie ......................................................23
Pryce-Jones, David ............................................145
Pryor, Michael ..............................................46, 47
Pursglove, Michael ............................................134
Pushkin, Alexander............................................133
Radiguet, Raymond ..........................................146
Rampling, Danny ..............................................159
Rawson, Andrew ..............................................177
Read, Herbert....................................................143
Read, Mark Brandon ........................................191
Reid, Debra ........................................................63
Rhodes, Pam ......................................................85
Richardson, Henry Handel ................................145
Harlin, Sybel..........................................................2
Hart-Davis, Adam..............................................175
Hartsfield, Henry ..............................................184
Harvey, Geoff ....................................................169
Haselhorst, Antoinette ......................................172
Healy, Mark ..............................................178, 185
Heatley, Michael................................................164
Heliot, Éric ..........................................................25
Hendrickson, Emily............................................120
Hills, Clive ........................................................179
Hiscock, Melvyn ................................................159
Hodges, Mike ..................................................125
Hoffmann, Dr. Heinrich ......................................30
Holland, Malcolm..............................................175
Horne, Sarah ......................................................11
Horrocks, Dylan ................................................119
Horsley, Dave ....................................................166
Howard, Matt ..................................................129
Howden, Martin ..............................................149
Hutchison, Hazel ..............................................139
Huxley, Dee ........................................................10
Ikin, Ed ..............................................................99
Inglis, Joe..........................................................102
Irvine, Mat ........................................................155
Jade-Sky, ......................................................75, 78
James, Ann ........................................................37
James, Henry ....................................................138
Jelinek, Professor George ....................................86
Johnson, Alexandra ..........................................141
Johnson, Hugh....................................................88
Jolie, Angelina ....................................................14
Jovanovic, Rob..................................................160
Karl, Philippe ....................................................105
Kelleher, Victor..............................................39, 40
Kelly, Chris ..........................................................99
Kelly, Linda........................................................142
Keneally, Thomas ..............................................173
Kerr, Michael ....................................................110
Kilmister, Lemming............................................162
King, Stephen Michael ..................................39, 40
Kinsman, Juliet..................................................113
Kiris, Dom ........................................................158
Kirkpatrick, Kate ................................................68
Kolanovic, Dubravka ..........................................21
Korero Books, ..............................................59–61
Kray, Kate ........................................................123
Lam, Dr. Paul ......................................................81
Lauryssens, Stan................................................176
Leblanc, André....................................................13
Leimbach, Claire ................................................79
Lochman, Jiri ....................................................101
Lodge, David ....................................................143
Longhurst, Sue..................................................154
Lyons, Jayne........................................................42
MacKenzie, Heath ..............................................35
Macnaughton, Tina ............................................24
Majerus, Marianne..............................................98
Maloney, Alison ..................................................97
Malpas, Phil ........................................................52
Mandrake, Tiffany ..............................................41
Manser, Martin H. ..............................................63
Marix-Evans, Martin ..........................................174
Marrison, James................................................191
Marshall, Robbie ..............................................108
Masman, Karen ..................................................79
Matthews, Rupert ..............................................77
Mauriac, François..............................................143
Mayo, Stephfordy ............................................148
McCagh, Trisha ................................................102
McConnell, Kym ..............................................166
McGovern, Shelalagh..........................................50
McKenzie, Heath ..................................................8
197
Author Index/Publisher Index
Waterman, Pete ................................................164
Watkin, David ....................................................54
Waugh, Evelyn ..................................................144
Webb, Spike......................................................162
Welch, Robyn Elizabeth ......................................81
Wenham, David ..................................................66
Wheat, Chris ......................................................45
White, Diz ..........................................................77
White, MBE, Jimmy ..........................................171
Widdowson, Kay ..........................................16, 17
Wilcock, Penelope ..............................................85
Wild, Margaret..................................................6, 7
Wilkes, Sybella ....................................................14
Wilson, Derek......................................................66
Wilson, Leslie ......................................................45
Windo, Pamela..................................................109
Worley, David....................................................168
Worthington, Leonie ............................................1
Wyllie, James ....................................................176
Young, Alan......................................................180
Zarb, Mike ..........................................................38
Zwar, Desmond ................................................177
Publisher Index
ABSOLUTE PRESS (0948230, 1899791, 1904573,
1906650) ..................................................89–92
ALLEN & UNWIN (004442124, 174114, 174175,
186508, 186373, 186448, 1875680, 1875889,
1876351) ................9, 10, 14, 15, 36, 37, 42–45,
74, 86, 87, 96, 101, 110, 112, 115, 116, 118,
119, 122, 127–131, 154, 166, 173, 183, 189
Arena (174175, 174237)............51, 81, 112, 129
Inspired Living (174175) ..73, 75, 76, 79, 80, 102
Jacana (174175) ............................................100
ANDERSEN PRESS
(184270, 086264) ............................................45
ANOVA
National Trust (07078, 1905400,
1906388) ................................................95, 99
Pavilion (184365, 185793, 186205) ..........55, 87,
93, 94, 99, 166
Pavilion’s Childrens (185145, 185793,
186205, 184365) ......................................27–31
Portico (1906032) ..................94, 100, 117, 118,
169, 170
Simplicity (184340) ..........................................56
AURUM PRESS (184513, 185410, 1902538,
1903221, 1906417, 9957451) ..........54, 55, 110,
152, 155, 156, 158–161, 164, 168, 179, 187
Argentum (1902538) ................................52, 53
Jacqui Small (1906417) ....................................98
JR Books (1906779)........................................151
CADMOS BOOKS (386127) ......................102–107
CAMRA BOOKS (185249) ................................114
CAN OF WORMS PRESS (190410) ....................169
CANONGATE UK (086241, 184192,
184767) ........................................................152
CAPUCHIN CLASSICS (09555192, 09557312,
1905299) ..............................................142–145
CROWOOD PRESS (0946284, 184037, 184797,
185223, 185310, 186126)
Edition Skylight (303766) ................................57
Eye Books (1903070)......................108, 109, 111
EVANS BROTHERS
(0237) ..............................................................14
HALBAN PUBLISHERS (1905559) ......................125
HARDIE GRANT BOOKS (174066)............88, 89, 96
HESPERUS PRESS (184391) ........................136–141
THE HISTORY PRESS (07509, 07524, 184588,
186077, 186227) ..............72, 77, 114, 171, 172,
174–186, 188
JOHN BLAKE(184358, 184454, 185782,
186066,1900512, 1903402,
1904034) ......................102, 148–151, 161, 162,
165, 167, 170, 171, 190–192
KORERO BOOKS (09558336) ........................58–62
LION UK (07459) ..............................63–72, 82–86
Lion Children’s (07459, 184101)..................4, 11,
17–24, 26
LITTLE BROWN
Max Crime (184454) ..............................123–125
LITTLE HARE BOOKS
(1877003, 1921272, 1921049) ....................1–3,
5–8, 25, 34, 35, 41, 48
MICHAEL O’MARA (184317, 185479, 1903840,
1904613) ........................97, 126, 148, 165, 181
Buster Books (184317) ....................................49
MYRMIDON BOOKS (1905802) ................120, 121
NBS PUBLICATIONS (09531049) ........................159
ONEWORLD CLASSICS (184749) ..............132–135
PUSHKIN PRESS (1901285) ........................146, 147
RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA ......................32, 33,
38–40, 42, 46, 47
Ebury Australia (174166) ..................................88
Bantam Australia (186325) ............................122
Woolshed Press (174166) ................................43
REYONLDS & HEARN (09550718, 1903111,
1904674, 1905287) ......116, 153, 154, 157, 164
ROBERT HALE (07090) ......................................120
*ROCKPOOL PUBLISHING (1921295)............49, 50,
75, 78, 80, 81, 163
SPY PUBLISHING (09544964) ............................113
TINDAL STREET PRESS (09556476,
1906994) ..............................................130, 131
*WILKINS FARAGO PTY LTD (095855, 098041,
098060) ..................................12, 13, 25, 50, 82
*Indicates publishers new to
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