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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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Vogue Model
Edited by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir
A photographic history of the world’s most beautiful and iconic
women—Vogue cover girls and supermodels—from past to present
“[An] essential piece for both the fashion and the female con­
scious and a monument to the evolution of 20th-century cul­
ture at large.” —www.popmatters.com on Vogue Covers
“Pure fashion fantasy.” —Times on Vogue Covers
Shining a light on the lives of Vogue’s fashion models, this collec­
tion uses photographs and illustrations from more than 90 years of
history to tell the fascinating story of the real faces of fashion.
Throughout history, these models have occupied a curious position:
while their faces were instantly familiar, virtually nothing else was
known about them. But their impression upon Vogue’s readership
has always been considerable—they reflect and represent the everchanging ideal of beauty. The models of the 1950s are represented,
such as Lisa Fonssagrives and Dorian Leigh, who were the first to
become household names and to achieve the glamour and prestige
that came with world fame. And of course there are plenty of stun­
ning images of the supermodels of the 1990s who turned the pro­
fession into a billion-dollar industry, so that today models such as
Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, and Gisele Bündchen are brand names.
Robin Derrick is the former art director of Arena, Italian Elle, and
Glamour France. He now spends his time between his role as cre­
ative director at Vogue and his photography commissions. Robin Muir
is a writer, curator, and former picture editor of Vogue. They are the
coeditors of Vogue Covers, People in Vogue, and Unseen Vogue.
Photography/Fashion & Appearance • 352 pp • 5 x 8
Color and B/W Photos Throughout
9781408702536 • November • $65.00 Cloth • Little, Brown

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Work Your Wardrobe
Gok’s Gorgeous Guide to Style That Lasts
Gok Wan
Ever supportive and positive style expert Gok Wan helps women
build up their perfect capsule wardrobe, by creating fabulous
new looks from the classics already in the closet
Any wardrobe war zone can be turned into a style sanctuary with
fashion stylist Gok Wan’s advice in this guide. Everyone wants
to look and feel great—clothes are a great way to get an instant
confidence boost—and doing this without spending a fortune seems
impossible. But it’s simple with Gok, who gives readers the con­
fidence to create fresh new looks from the clothing they already
have, displaying different outfit combinations and how to wear
those wardrobe heroes in a new, fabulously stylish way. Every­
one knows that a crisp white shirt looks great at the office, but
here Gok demonstrates how to dress it down on the weekend for
that casual-chic look. By guiding readers through each basic in
turn, from the little black dress to those comfy jeans, he makes
any wardrobe instantly more versatile and frees women to update
their look every season without breaking the bank. Packed with
Gok’s trademark advice on shopping for any shape, his golden
rules and hints on what to avoid, plus insider style tips from celebri­
ties and those in the know, this book will be any fashionista’s very
own one-on-one personal wardrobe-fixing session with Gok.
Gok Wan is a stylist who has been published internationally in
magazines such as Cosmopolitan, The Face, Glamour, Marie
Claire, People, Tatler, and Times Style. The star of the original
UK How to Look Good Naked, he also hosts Gok’s Fashion Fix,
has a range of shapewear lingerie, and is the author of How to
Dress and How to Look Good Naked.

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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, Massachusetts; 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.

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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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Developing Vision
and Style
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Working the Light
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Exposures
Jane Bown
Foreword by David Bailey
Presented here uncropped and in their full glory, these photo­
graphs show why Jane Bown has been hailed as the natural
successor of Cartier-Bresson and as one of the preeminent por­
trait photographers
“She can look at a person and she knows, instinctively,
straight away, who they are.” —Björk

Includes photographs of Robert de Niro (1981),
Martin Scorsese (1981), Jayne Mansfield Nureyev
(1964), Zsa Zsa Gabor (1968), Groucho Marx (1964),
Boy George (1995), Richard Nixon (1978), Robert
Redford (1970), Lauren Bacall (1972), Truman Capote
(1959), Spike Lee (1995), Bob Hope (1962), Liza
Minnelli (1973), Bono (1987), Eartha Kitt (1970),
Vivenne Westwood (1999), Daniel Barenboim (1969),
Desmond Tutu (1993), and John Lennon (1967)
In this new collection, Jane Brown’s astonishingly candid photo­
graphs are artfully presented, and behind-the-scenes unpublished
pictures that hit the newsroom floor are finally revealed. Work­
ing almost exclusively in black and white and with natural light,
Jane produces images that reveal the private side of her famous
subjects. She works quickly, unobtrusively, and decisively, often
snatching great pictures under impossible circumstances. She has
an unerring instinct for capturing the telling moment, even in the
midst of a media assault or rushed in mid-interview. At every shoot,
Jane takes numerous wonderful studies, but the “definitive” image
is usually chosen by the Observer picture editor, sometimes on the
basis of something as arbitrary as how much space was available
on the page. Here, Jane’s photos finally get to speak for themselves.
Jane Bown has been a photographer for the Observer newspaper
since 1949. In that time, there have been several exhibitions of her
work, including a one-woman show at the National Portrait Gallery.
Her books include Faces, The Gentle Eye, Men of Consequence,
Pillars of the Church, Rock 1963–2003, The Singular Cat, Unknown
Bown 1947–1967, and Women of Consequence. Iconic photog­
rapher David Bailey’s work appears in such magazines as GQ and
Vogue, and his subjects have ranged from The Rolling Stones to
Naomi Campbell to Belle and Sebastian.
Photography • 224 pp • 10 x 10 • 122 B/W Photos
9780852651414 • November • $50.00 Cloth • Guardian Books

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Wilfred Thesiger in Africa
A Unique Collection of Essays & Personal Photographs
Alexander Maitland
Edited by Christopher Morton and Philip N. Grover
A unique collection of essays accompany Wilfred Thesiger’s photographs of the Africa
he experienced as one of the world’s most celebrated explorers

Also available: Among the Mountains (9780006551003)
Along with Sir Wilfred Thesiger’s beautiful photographs—most of them previously unpublished—the essays in this volume explore and evaluate his lifetime of African explo­
ration and travel, as well as, for the first time, his photographic practice and its legacy as
a museum collection. Throughout his life, Thesiger journeyed through some of the remotest,
most dangerous areas of Africa, witnessing and photographing fast-changing cultures to
great acclaim. During the 1960s, he traveled extensively in East Africa, and from 1978
he spent the greater part of each year living among the pastoral Samburu in Kenya, until
retiring to England in 1994. His books, including Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs,
have been hailed as classics of modern travel writing. Here in this collection, Thesiger is
featured in conversation with David Attenborough, while other contributors include Benedict Allen, Jeremy Coote, Eliz­
abeth Edwards, and Schuyler Jones. Published to coincide with the centenary of Wilfred Thesiger’s birth in Ethiopia in
1910, this book is a moving celebration of Thesiger’s enduring relationship to the continent, and his fascination with its
peoples and landscapes.
Alexander Maitland is the author of Wilfred Thesiger: A Life in Pictures.
Photography/Biography • 256 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 200 B/W Photos
9780007325245 • November • $34.95 Cloth • HarperPress

Southern Frontiers
A Journey Across the Roman Empire
Don McCullin
An expansive photographic journey across the ruins and landscapes of
the Roman Empire, from one of the greatest living photographers
Photographer Don McCullin’s most ambitious journey has been to explore
the fringes of the Roman Empire, and this extraordinary collection does
just that. His reputation as the greatest photographer of conflict has been
replaced in recent years with an image of McCullin as the great traveler.
He is now as familiar with the remoter parts of the globe as he was once
accustomed to life in the war zone. This latest collection is divided into
two parts. The first part, the Levant, includes the ruins of Baalbek in the
Lebanon, Palmyra in Syria, and Jirash in Jordan. The second part, the
Moghreb, covers a sweeping journey through the North African coastal
countries Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, where he has photographed
the great ruins of Leptus Magna. McCullin’s photographs, taken on
a large-format camera, are evocative of the views of distinguished 19th­
century predecessors who came with sketchbooks and paints.

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Don McCullin worked for the Sunday Times for 18 years and cov­
ered every major conflict in his adult lifetime until the Falklands War,
which the British government refused to grant him a press pass to
cover, as his work was considered so powerful and evocative. His
most recent books include Don McCullin in Africa, Unreasonable
Behaviour, and his definitive monograph Don McCullin.
Photography • 272 pp • 14 x 11.5 • 144 B/W Photos • 1 Map
9780224087087 • September • $69.95 Cloth • Jonathan Cape

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COUNTRY LIFE

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-Revolutionary 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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The Country Houses
of Robert Adam

The Country Houses
of Sir John Vanbrugh

English Gardens in the
Twentieth Century

9781845132637
$75.00 (Can $82.95) Cloth

9781845130978
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The Great Edwardian
Gardens of Harold Peto

Irish Houses
and Gardens

9781845132354
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Country House
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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 . . . Hamilton’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 Gardens, and Rip Van Winkle
have attained the classic status of the writings themselves—and indeed, in some cases, they have become synony­
mous 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 shadowy figure. As well as fea­
turing exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackham’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 his­
torical biographies, including Faraday: The Life, The Sculpture 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-tomake 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
$34.95 (Can $38.95) Concealed Wire-O • Simplicity

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9781843405542
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Kiln Forming Glass
Helga Watkins-Baker
Practical projects to undertake, technical information, and some of the best ex­
amples of kiln-formed glass from contemporary artists are all provided in this
comprehensive guide
Aimed at both novice and experienced glass artists, this guide explaining the tech­
niques involved in this stimulating method of glass making truly captures the ex­
citement of working with glass. Practical instruction is accompanied by striking
visual images of kiln-formed glass by established glass artists, and unique snap­
shots of some of their own making processes are included. The technical aspects
of glass that are covered include its physical characteristics, compatibility, and an­
nealing issues. Material and equipment questions are answered in an explanation
of the wide array of glass materials and tools available. Several techniques are
given detailed analysis—fusing, slumping, kiln casting, and pâte de verre—as is
an in-depth look at the lost wax technique for kiln casting glass. Step-by-step guides
to completing projects are presented with practical information and firing guides;
and further and more advanced kiln forming methods are showcased to extend
creativity and skills.
Helga Watkins-Baker is a glass artist who teaches kiln techniques for glass.
Crafts & Hobbies • 240 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 250 Color Photos
9781847971760 • November • $39.95 Cloth • Crowood Press

Bookbinding
A Step-by-Step Guide
Kathy Abbott
For beginners or experienced bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conser­
vation binders—detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in beauty
and tradition
Appropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh
their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book
with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The craft of bookbinding has a
long history and tradition and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and
creativity. Here, transforming a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book
to be proud of is made accessible. For the more experienced craftsperson, it also
covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings. Topics
covered include single-section bindings, such as paperback or hardcover; multisection bindings, such as full-cloth case, photograph album, quarter-leather bind­
ing with paper or cloth-covered sides, or wrap-around structure; and containers,
such as a phase box, slipcase, or portfolio case.
Kathy Abbott has been a bookbinder for more than 20 years, and her work is held
in private and public collections, including the British Library.
Crafts & Hobbies • 160 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 300 Color Photos
9781847971531 • September • $29.95 Cloth • Crowood Press

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Practical Anatomy for Artists
Peter M. Simpson
From an explanation of proportions to advice on form, depth, and perspective, every­
thing an artist needs to draw the human form with precision
Drawing the human body is a creative process, but one that relies on an accurate rendi­
tion of the form, and this practical book explains anatomy for the artist. It outlines the
skeletal system and how this provides the first lines of construction, and then introduces
the superficial muscular system with a guide to different body shapes. With this under­
standing, an artist is empowered with a rigid structure to aid drawing proportions and
the muscle shapes to provide the form. In doing so, this book provides a technical foun­
dation that will support an artist’s intuitive skills.
Peter M. Simpson is an artist who has worked as a graphic reproductionist, photo-retoucher, and illustrator.
Art/Reference • 224 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 790 Color Illustrations
9781847971777 • September • $32.95 Paper • Crowood Press

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 pleas­
ure, 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 thorough volume pres­
ents many new illustrations and is beautifully printed to showcase his extraordinary talent,
wondrous imagination, and impeccable skill.
Hajime Sorayama is an illustrator known worldwide for his precisely detailed, erotic air­
brush portrayals of women and feminine robots. He designed the female 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 Play­
boy, 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
Korero Books

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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-fuelled 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
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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
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Graficos Mexicanos
Jorge Alderete
Following on the smokin’ pinup heels of Kustom Graphics, a singular 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 adrenaline-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 variety 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
moralist 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 beginning, 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 appro­
priate 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
locations 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, userfriendly book, with lively and entertaining commen­
tary, and peppered with little-known facts about the
Bible. The features of contemporary mapping styles are
applied to journeys and locations: following Paul’s jour­
neys 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 find­
ings, 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 hardback 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, Archbishop 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
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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 attention 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 Spectator’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
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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 grieving, 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 wisdom—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 modern interest
“A gem: packed full of practical suggestions which readers will find hard to ignore 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 Intelligence, 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 Action, Is Religion Dangerous?, What the Bible Really Teaches, and Why There Almost Certainly
Is a God.

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Why There Almost
Certainly Is a God
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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, expansion, 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)
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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 definitive 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

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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-neglected 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

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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

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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)
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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 usable advice and empathy . . . the approachable and authentic
perspective of a rank-and-file practitioner who lives the techniques 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 on Buddhism for Mothers
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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Moments of Stillness
Sister Stan
An inspirational guide from one of Ireland’s most respected figures includes special meditations on the natural world, living life each day, giving thanks, letting go, and speaking to the
creator
“Her reflections on the balance of living and the eternal verities are much more accessible
and understandable to those of us in the mixed-up society of today than the standard style
of the contemplative or professional retreat-giver. It is a lovely little book.” —Books Ire­
land on Gardening the Soul
Gratitude is an attitude of mindfulnessmaking us more alive to what we have received. Divine
beauty is found in solitude, it is visible in nature, and it unfolds in the human heart.
Sister Stanislaus Kennedy draws upon her memories of childhood and the special moments of
awareness and mystery that have nourished and enriched her life. As she offers brief, simple re­
flections to help focus on the many gifts and blessings that surround us each day, she helps read­
ers to connect to the inner world, and the deep, nurturing silence that lies within.
Sister Stan is an Irish Sister of Charity who has been instrumental in developing social-service
programs that have benefited thousands of people in need throughout Ireland and Europe. The
recipient of a presidential medal from New York University, she is also the author of Gardening the Soul, Now Is the Time, and Stillness Through My Prayer.
Spirituality • 280 pp • 5 x 8
9781848270572 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Transworld Ireland

Ghosts and Earthbound Spirits
Recognise and Release the Spirits Trapped in this World
Linda Williamson
Illuminates how mediums are trained to carry out spirit releases, and provides sensible advice
on how to protect oneself against intrusion by troubled or troublesome spirits
The ghosts Linda Williamson discusses are not misty phantoms. She prefers to call them earth­
bound spirits, because that is just what they are—ordinary men and women who, instead of pass­
ing into the spirit world when they died, have remained trapped and bound to this world. As a
medium, Linda encounters many such spirits. She explains here that very few are evil, most are
lost and confused, and some do not even realize that they have died. She tells how with love and
compassion they can be released, so that they can move forward to the place where they belong.
To anyone who has ever sensed a presence in their home, glimpsed a shadow out of the corner
of their eye, or heard inexplicable noises, Linda explains what to do, as these are indicators of
sharing a home with an earthbound spirit. She also gives a fascinating insight into what it is like
to be an earthbound spirit.
Linda Williamson is the author of Contacting the Spirit World and Finding the Spirit Within.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780749940300 (Replaces 9780749926564) • December • $12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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Stepping into the Magic
A New Approach to Everyday Life
Gill Edwards
Foreword by Neale Donald Walsch
A magical yet practical guide to creating the life of one’s dreams, by
blending the “real” world with the world of the mystical
“Seldom have I seen such glorious ideas expressed so clearly . . . Gill
Edwards has a special gift, a unique treasue, to offer humanity, and
my soul signs its thanks to her every time I read a page of her writing.” —Neale Donald Walsch, author, Conversations with God
“Always inspiring and enlightening. Gill is a great spiritual teacher
whose wisdom lovingly and clearly illuminates the inner worlds and
everyday reality.” —William Bloom, author, Psychic Protection
Presenting a new approach to everyday life that questions old assumptions
and introduces a new vision of reality, this book shares the author’s dra­
matic experience of training with a kahuna in Hawaii, passing on the knowl­
edge she acquired and offering readers the choice to grow through joy rather
than struggle. The secrets revealed explain how to have a foot in both
worlds—walking with the right foot in the practical reality of everyday
life, while using the left to tread the world of the shaman, mystic, vision­
ary, mapmaker, and cocreator. Through this method, everyone can learn
to create success in their lives, develop their psychic skills, fulfill their true
potential, and harmonize their three inner selves. By blending the two worlds
into one, practitioners begin to heal the age-old divisions between spirit
and matter, earth and heaven, masculine and feminine, individuality and
oneness.
Gill Edwards is a clinical psychologist, a spiritual writer and teacher, and the
author of Life Is a Gift, Living Magically, and Pure Bliss. Neale Donald Walsch
is the bestselling author of When Everything Changes, Change Everything,
in addition to Bringers of the Light, Conversations with God, Happier Than
God, and Home with God.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Self-Help • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780749940706 (Replaces 9780749927202) • November
$12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Also available:
Each: $14.95 Paper

Life Is a Gift

Pure Bliss

Wild Love

9780749927813

9780749940058

9780749940010

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The Soul Connection
How to Access Your Higher Powers and Discover Your True Self
Anne Jones
Healer Anne Jones helps those searching for fulfillment to connect with with their
own soul and access their divine powers
A spiritual journey for those looking to live their life fully, this guide teaches readers to
heal the soul wounds that currently block their ability to do so. Those who follow the
advice in this guide will be filled with the most powerful and uplifting energy, allowing
love and joy be present in everything they do. Readers can also feel the sense of the di­
vine spark that is their core essence, release the imprints of the past that inhibit them,
and learn to live in joy and allow themselves to be happy. This is the perfect book for
everyone who is searching for meaning and a feeling of belonging in their lives.
Anne Jones is a healer and the author of Healing Negative Energies.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780749939953 (Replaces 9780749909673) • September • $13.95 Paper
Piatkus Books

Opening Your Heart
How to Attract More Love into Your Life
Anne Jones
A healer addresses many people’s relationship issues and deepest fears, demonstrating
that opening one’s heart to love can profoundly change personal relationships
For those who feel that they have difficulty finding the right partner, worry about being
alone, or who generally feel that there must be more to life, Anne Jones has written
this guide. She believes that we all deserve to share in an infinite amount of love, and
that each one of us can achieve this if we are willing to examine and heal our emo­
tional hearts. Here is a unique chance for readers to open up to love, address their true
emotions, forgive those who them hurt them in the past, and reinforce and strengthen
their current loving relationships. Ann Jones also reveals how to attract love and lov­
ing people, how to make all relationships more loving, how to increase one’s capacity
for love, how to break down barriers you have created against love, and how to heal
heartbreaks.
Anne Jones is the author of Heal Yourself, Healing Negative Energies, and The Ripple Effect.
Self-Help/Family & Relationships • 240 pp • 5 x 8
9780749928599 (Replaces 9780749927592) • December • $12.95 Paper
Piatkus Books

Also available:

Healing Negative
Energies
9780749923662
$15.95 Paper

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Working with Spirit Guides
Ruth White
With anecdotes from the author’s own amazing story as well as drawing on the stories of
others, this guide explains how to identify and communicate with these special beings
Does everyone have spirit guides? Who are they, and what do they do? This book explains
all there is to know about these beings: what their purpose is, how to identify and communicate with them, and what to expect from them. Including easy-to-follow exercises for
activating one’s sensitivity and intuition and helping to stay on the path to inner wisdom,
readers will discover how to recognize and communicate with their guide, increase awareness through meditation, ask the right questions and receive the right answers, work with
dreams and intuition, guard against false guidance, and find a sense of purpose and follow destiny.
Ruth White is a psychotherapist, spiritual consultant, and the author of Energy Healing
for Beginners, Karma and Reincarnation, and Working with Your Chakras.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9780749940454 (Replaces 9781578631612) • March • $12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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
repeating mistakes in love and relationships, and enjoy the dating process with confidence. 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 attract 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 remove current relationship toxins, and what sort of rituals will attract the right partner. 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

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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 readers 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. Readers 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

Walking with Angels
How Angels Can Transform Your Life
Tony Stockwell
A renowned psychic medium shares his many stories of personal encounters with angelic and spirit beings
“A psychic detective to be reckoned with.” —Daily Express
Based on the belief of many that death is not the end and that the spirits of loved ones
live on, this profoundly comforting and fascinating book teaches readers that angelic friends
can offer guidance and hope to those who reach out and embrace them on a journey towards spiritual fulfillment. With tales ranging from the battlefields of World War II to
modern-day accounts of reconnecting with the spirits of people who have passed away,
this unique insight into the way angel and spirit guides can bring help and inspiration,
joy, and peace presents a message that the world needs to hear.
Tony Stockwell is one of Britain’s best loved spirit mediums and psychics. He has appeared on several psychic-themed television shows.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9781444700497 • March • $11.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

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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-changing—encounters with angels are revealed. Miracles large and small take place
each day when some people see these beautiful angelic presences, while others 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 collection 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 challenges 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 include that of David, a police rescue worker who struggled to understand his unexplained 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 traumas 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 stories, 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 Edge of Science
Mysteries of Mind, Space and Time
Alan Baker
Combining orthodox mysteries with those of the paranormal, this engrossing
compendium of the history of scientific mysteries and enigmas ranges from the
origin of the universe to its ultimate fate
“A lively, voyeuristic glimpse into the ancient world.” —Publishers Weekly
on The Gladiator
Answering the questions How did the universe begin and how will it end? What
happens to us when we die? and Do intelligent beings exist elsewhere in our galaxy
and beyond?, this clear, informative, and entertaining book presents some of the
most intriguing mysteries in the history of science. Some of these enigmas have
been solved through the ingenuity of their investigators; others are so strange that
they suggest no easy solution and have given rise to equally bizarre speculations.
From the Tunguska explosion of 1908 to the enigma of the moon’s origin, from
the possibility of time travel to the search for zero-point energy, the many theories and speculations that have been presented to account for the mystery of the
world are examined. Each chapter deals with an enigma that has caused wonder,
excitement, or fear to all who have pondered it, and include the discovery of strange
fossils that hint at an unknown early history of humanity, anomalous structures
photographed on the moon and Mars, the mystery of dark matter and dark energy, and strange disappearances of people and objects.
Alan Baker is the author of a number of books, including The Encyclopedia of
Alien Encounters, The Gladiator, The Wizard, and The Viking.
Science/Body/Mind/Spirit • 272 pp • 6 x 9
9781845963378 • September • $17.95 Cloth • Mainstream Publishing

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-serpents and lake monsters, predictions
and curses, poltergeists, paranormal humans, and "going beyond"—near-death experiences and mediumship. This thought-provoking book covers all aspects 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

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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 detail. 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 Group Book, she divides her time between Los Angeles
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 modern history
“Witches are the whores of the devil.” —Martin Luther
Covering the Middle Ages up through modern times, this unique history explores
the development 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 vindictiveness, public recognition, political aims, and sheer
greed—behind those who condemned, tortured, 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 cruelties
in history.
Erik Durschmied is a television war correspondent for CBS and the author 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

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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 family 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 JadeSky—a professional medium—is asked time and again by clients, friends,
and audience members at her events and workshops. To illustrate the questions 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 practical 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 private 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

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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, grieving when you have no body to grieve over, and supporting someone with a terminal illness, 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 dealing 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, sadness 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, realistic, 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

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Beating Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Groundbreaking Ways to Help You Feel Better
Professor Jane Plant and Janet Stephenson
Foreword by Professor Stephen Holgate
The coauthors, including the author of Your Life in Your Hands, dispel the fear and
prejudice surrounding mental illness and present a new, effective program for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression
“A sympathetic and understanding guide for sufferers of depression, giving new
hope by looking at new treatments, casual problems, food factors and key points.”
—Bookseller
Designed to help sufferers, their families, and health professionals, this guide dispels
the fear and prejudice surrounding mental illness and presents a new, effective program
for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. The epidemic of these conditions that
is sweeping the Western world is accompanied by huge social, economic, and personal
costs, but change is possible. The successes of the new treatment methods are presented
in this book and readers will discover their own risk factors and how to reduce them,
how mental health problems can be diagnosed more effectively, and how to ensure the
best possible treatment. The 10 lifestyle factors that affect the likelihood of developing
anxiety and depression are provided and it reveals the 10 food factors that can improve
mental well-being—all leading to positive change for individuals and society.
Professor Jane Plant is a professor of environmental geochemistry and bestselling author of Your Life in Your Hands. Janet Stephenson is a therapist and part of a hospital specialist team tackling drug and alcohol addiction.
Health/Self-Help • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9780749939915 (Replaces 9780749928506) • Delayed • $12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Dealing with Depression
Understanding and Overcoming the Symptoms of Depression
Dr. Caroline Shreeve
A highly effective, personal self-help program designed to arm sufferers against depression each time it strikes
Answering such question as What exactly is depression, and what can be done about it?
Why is there so much fuss about antidepressants? and Is medication the only answer?,
this guide offers both information and advice. It is estimated that one in four adults is
affected by depression at some time in their lives, yet it tends to be something sufferers
keep to themselves. This book guides people to recognize the symptoms and
discusses the physical and psychological causes of depression. It explains how counseling and psychotherapy can help; how antidepressants can work wonders, and when
to take them; and how complementary therapies and yoga can help mind and body.
It also offers techniques for coping and relaxing and provides advice for families and
work colleagues.
Dr. Caroline Shreeve is a physician and a psychiatrist. She is the author of 16 books, including Fat-Burner Foods and How to Lower High Blood Pressure.
Health/Psychology • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941017 • March • $12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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The Endorphin Effect
A Breakthrough Strategy for Holistic Health and Spiritual Wellbeing
William Bloom
“A brilliant, mature, and enlightening book.” —Caroline Myss, author, Sacred
Contracts
“An important guide for those who seek to be both grounded and spiritually
connected.” —Julia Cameron, author, The Artist’s Way, on Psychic Protection
Presenting a major breakthrough in the field of health care and personal development, this book reveals a revolutionary method that enables people to produce endorphins for vitality and a positive mood whenever they want, even when
exhausted or in a crisis. Endorphins are the miracle hormones found in everyone
that kill pain, provide the foundation for good health, and create the physical sensations of pleasure. They are responsible for the euphoria of athletes and the pleasure of sexual activity. With this guide, readers will discover how to use the endorphin
effect for an easy and effective program of health care, healing, and self-improvement. It can be used to boost enjoyment of life, build good health, improve relationships at home and at work, and enhance performance in every aspect of life.
William Bloom is a holistic teacher and the author of several books, including Feeling Safe; Psychic Protection; Soulution; and Working with Angels, Fairies and Nature Spirits.
Body/Mind/Spirit/Health • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941260 (Replaces 9780749921583) • November • $15.95 Paper
Piatkus Books

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 informative 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

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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, combining numerology with astrology, will teach them how to use the energies and vibrations 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 characteristics 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 prebirth, 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

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 bodies 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 ability 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 successful
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

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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 effective 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 looking after one’s day-to-day
health to special details to consider when traveling. Color photographs 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 Teaching 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

Natural Approaches to Diabetes
The Complete Holistic Guide
Dr. Sarah Brewer
A pioneering health program helps diabetes sufferers take charge of their health
An invaluable resource for those suffering from diabetes, this book shows that with the
right dietary measures it is possible to lower one’s risk of contracting diabetes, control
diabetes, and eradicate some types altogether. Whether a sufferer has metabolic syndrome
(the forerunner of diabetes) or Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, following this nutritional approach can help to successfully manage the disease. Information on how to avoid contracting diabetes, diabetes causes and triggers, the drug treatments available, low
carbohydrate diets, effective dietary supplements and herbal extracts is also included.
Dr. Sarah Brewer worked as a general practitioner before moving into hospital medicine
and journalism. Her other books include Overcoming Diabetes, Overcoming High Blood
Pressure, and Simply Relax.
Health • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941956 (Replaces 9780749925321) • October • $15.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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The Acupuncture Handbook
How Acupuncture Works and How It Can Help You
Angela Hicks
From how to find the right practitioner for which of the “Five Element” types you
are—all the basics of this widely accepted yet little understood therapy
Acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies available to the general public, and yet many know little about it, what it can be used for, and how it works.
This guide explains how acupuncture works and what it feels like to have treatment. It
discusses how acupuncture helps to balance energy and strengthen immune systems and
how it can successfully treat a wide variety of ailments, from panic attacks and hot flashes,
to asthma, joint pains, and the common cold. Also explained is how acupuncture can
be used safely and effectively to treat pregnant women, children, and animals. Self-help
information and questionnaires are also included to enable readers to discover more about
their own Chinese medicine diagnoses.
Angela Hicks has been a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 25
years. She is a qualified Chinese herbal medicine practitioner and the coauthor of Five
Element Constitutional Acupuncture.
Health/Body/Mind/Spirit • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 B/W Photo • 19 B/W Illustrations
9780749941604 (Replaces 9780749924720) • February • $12.95 Paper
Piatkus Books

Think Quit
Smoke Free Forever
Mark Stephens
The proven method to help smokers quit the habit without side effects, withdrawal symptoms, or weight gain
Taking a holistic approach, this program to quit smoking tackles both the physical and mental 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 quitting 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 activities. 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 success 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 editorial 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 destructive 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 BoydMacMillan 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 Bringing 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 relationships 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
Life
Life
Life
Life
Life
Life
Life
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Lesson
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1: To Make Time for My Family
2: To Take Time to Talk
3: To Discover the Power of Encouragement
4: To Decide How I Will Parent
5: To Love Enough to Let Go
6: To Handle Conflict Effectively
7: To Experience the Magic of Traditions
8: To Learn to Love in January
9: To Appreciate the Extended Family
10: To Seize the Moment

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 dayto-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 important 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 professional 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 primarily for sufferers but with those who care for sufferers in mind, so that it can be an invaluably useful guide for both alike.
Jane Smith is the current director of Anorexia Bulimia Care. Kate Middleton is a psychologist 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 Recovery, 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 identifying 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 effectiveness, 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 people overcome alcohol dependence.
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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 offering of practical knowledge and advice on how to make wise choices during this difficult 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 “resident.” 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 multiple 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, either 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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Contented Dementia
Oliver James
A groundbreaking and practical method for managing dementia that will allow both
sufferer and carer to maintain the highest possible quality of life, throughout every stage
of Alzheimer’s
“An indispensable handbook for anyone coping with the effects of dementia and
who wants to keep a sufferer as happy as is humanly possible.” —Daily Express
“A revolutionary new way of treating dementia brings amazing benefits for patients
and carers alike.” —Guardian
Dementia is a little-understood and currently incurable illness, but this guide shows how
much can be done to maximize the quality of life for people with the condition. A person
with dementia will experience random and increasingly frequent memory blanks relating
to recent events; feelings, however, remain intact, as do memories of past events, and both
can be used in a special way to substitute for more recent information that has been lost.
The SPECAL method (Specialized Early Care for Alzheimer’s) outlined in this book works
by creating links between past memories and the routine activities of daily life in the pres­
ent. Drawing on real-life examples and user-friendly, tried-and-tested methods, this life­
saver provides essential information and guidance for carers, relatives, and professionals.
Oliver James is a former clinical child psychologist, journalist, broadcaster, television doc­
umentary producer, and the author of They F*** You Up: How to Survive Family Life.
Health/Medical • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780091901813 • September • $19.95 Paper • Ebury Press

Fit & Fabulous
For Life After Babies
Fiona Thomas Hargraves
Mothering is a relentless job, and health and fitness expert Fiona Thomas Hargraves 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

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The Viva Mayr Diet
14 Days to a Flatter Stomach and a Younger You
Dr. Harald Stossier and Helena Frith Powell
A glass of wine at dinner and a flatter stomach in two weeks? It can be done, with
this savvy diet for people in the real world who want to get a bikini body and revamp
their health with ease.
Based on the world-famous Viva Mayr spa clinic in Austria, the hottest health and weight
loss destination in Europe, this plan promises 14 days to a flatter stomach, glowing skin,
a springy step, and a fabulous beach-babe body. Explaining the simple principles of the
diet, and walking dieters step-by-step through the practical 14-day plan, the authors share
their experiences of following the diet with insight and humor, providing tips on what
to expect, how to avoid pitfalls, and how to reap the benefits of looking and feeling bet­
ter. Surprising rules include: For those agonizing over water or wine at dinner—make it
wine every time! Women on the go—stop eating on the move, eating when you’re all
stressed out is your number one enemy. Dieters craving a cheeseburger—eat one really
slowly and it’ll be better for you than wolfing down an all-organic fancy salad. And never,
ever skip breakfast! If you’re really that busy, drop dinner from your day instead.
Dr. Harald Stossier is president of the International Association of Physicians for Ap­
plied Kinesiology, a member of the International Society of Mayr Doctors, and author
of Treating Allergies with the F.X. Mayr-Cure. Helena Frith Powell is the author of All
You Need to Be Impossibly French and Be Incredibly Sexy. She is a regular contributor
to the Sunday Times—where she writes the “French Mistress” column—as well as the
Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Tatler, Harpers & Queen, and the Independent on Sunday.
Health/Fitness • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos
9780007309498 • November • $12.95 Paper • HarperCollins UK

The Waterfall Diet
Lose Up to 14 Pounds in 7 Days by Controlling Water Retention
Linda Lazarides
A revised and updated edition that focuses more attention on the health benefits of dealing with water retention—a major cause of high blood pressure
A revolution in dieting, this guide reveals that the problem many dieters face may not be
too much fat, but too much fluid. Explaining how to lose weight more effectively by con­
trolling fluid retention, the book shows readers how to easily identify if fluid retention is
a problem for them, provides a 7-day menu plan, and gives clear instructions on how to
follow the diet. This new edition includes a section on water retention in pregnancy and
testimonials and feedback from followers of the diet.
Linda Lazarides is an expert in nutritional health and former nutrition editor of the International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Health/Fitness • 304 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780749942533 (Replaces 9780749920258) • September • $16.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

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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

Taking the Medicine
A Short History of Medicine’s Beautiful Idea, and Our Difficulty Swallowing It
Druin Burch
Over the last 2,000 years doctors have killed patients far more often than they saved them,
and patients have colluded because they trusted them—this book is about how little and
how much has changed
“A fascinating history of the development of clinical trials and the thinking behind
them.” —Literary Review
“A valuable inoculation against complacency.” —New Scientist
“Both an assault on the myths of the infallible doctor and a history of pharmacology
. . . Burch makes a compelling case.” —Sunday Telegraph
For years patients have placed their trust in doctors and the drugs they prescribe; yet as
this thought-provoking history of medicine demonstrates, this trust has often been misplaced.
Whether prescribing opium or thalidomide, aspirin or antidepressants, doctors have con­
sistently failed to test their favorite ideas—often with catastrophic results. Only with the
development of antibiotics after World War II did doctors begin to cure more than they killed.
Arguing that the real heroes of medicine are the men and women who demonstrated the
vital importance of controlled testing over the “intuition” of doctors, this book questions
the new breed of wonder drugs and the control of people’s medicines—and their lives—by
global drug companies. Both alarming and optimistic, this is essential reading for anyone
interested in how and why to trust the pills they swallow.
Druin Burch is a hospital doctor and the author of Digging Up the Dead.
Medical/History • 330 pp • 5 x 8
9781845951504 • October • $17.95 Paper • Vintage UK

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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Ian Buxton
A fun and accessible guide to completing an education in whiskey from a
man who knows his hooch

Featured U.S. whiskies include: Basil Hayden’s, Bernheim
Original Wheat, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Elijah Craig, Glen
Breton, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Mellow Corn, Thomas H.
Handy Sazerac Straight Rye, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye,
Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve
Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly
expensive, whiskey expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world’s
whiskey warehouses to recommend an eclectic selection of old favorites, stel­
lar newcomers, and mystifyingly unknown drams that simply have to be drunk.
This witty, focused, and practical guide is not an awards list or a list of the
101 “best” whiskies in the world in the opinion of some self-appointed whiskey
guru. It’s simply a guide to 101 whiskies that enthusiasts really must seek out
and try—love them or hate them—to complete their whiskey education. What’s
more, it’s both practical and realistic as it cuts through the clutter, decodes
the marketing hype, and gets straight to the point; whether from India or Amer­
ica, Sweden or Ireland, Japan or the hills, glens, and islands of Scotland—
here are the 101 whiskies that every whiskey enthusiast needs to try. Sláinte!
Ian Buxton is a former marketing director of Glenmorangie. He was elected
a Keeper of the Quaich in 1991, the highest honor of the Scotch whisky in­
dustry; he is a member of the international tasting panel for the annual World
Whisky Awards; and he is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dis­
tillers. He writes regular columns for The Keeper, Whisky Magazine, and
WhiskyEtc, and has written for the Country Life, Scottish Field, and the Times.
Cooking/Reference • 224 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 101 Color Photos
9780755360833 • December • $19.95 Cloth • Hachette Books Scotland

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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

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 Foodies’ 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

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Funky Lunch
Feed Your Imagination
Mark Northeast
How to turn an ordinary lunchtime sandwich into something fun—like Spongebob, Hello Kitty, or a piano—to encourage children to eat a varied and healthy lunch
“This could be the answer for fretful parents everywhere—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, Ginger-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
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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 successful 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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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

Cook
A Year in the Kitchen with Britain’s Best Chefs
Observer Food Monthly
Edited by Rebecca Seal
Photographs by Steven Joyce
Foreword by Nigel Slater
A mouthwateringly delicious collection of simple and seasonal recipes from
such esteemed cooks as Gordon Ramsay, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Michel
Roux, and more
A sumptuous cookbook that will have mouths watering from the moment it’s
opened, this collection of the best that the Observer Food Monthly has to offer
covers a wide variety of cuisines and features contributions from Britain’s most
celebrated and well-known chefs. Such inestimable delights as Antonio Carluccio’s stuffed lamb cutlets, Gordon Ramsay’s mackerel paté, Mark Hix’s cauliflower
cheese, Thomasina Miers’s sticky Mexican ribs, and Giorgio Locatelli’s turkey meat­
balls all make an appearance—alongside recipes from The Ivy, Moro, and the River
Café. Not only that, but also included are secret ingredients and hints on tech­
nique that will have even a novice chef cooking like a pro. Beautifully photographed
and bursting with creative ideas, Cook is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever
clipped a recipe out of the newspaper to save for later.
Since 2001, Observer Food Monthly has provided a home for all things foodie
in the UK. Characterized by insightful interviews with key figures, in-depth re­
porting into the food industry, and delicious recipes, the OFM is a must-read for
food lovers worldwide. Rebecca Seal is the assistant editor of Observer Food
Monthly and Observer Woman. Steven Joyce works for such clients as the Guardian,
the Observer, and the Telegraph. Nigel Slater is the author of The Kitchen Diaries and Toast.
Cooking • 320 pp • 7.5 x 9.5
250 Color Photos
9780852652237 • February • $44.95 Cloth
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Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey
150 New Recipes Evoking the Flavours of the Far East
Rick Stein
Rick has visited traditional family-run restaurants, street vendors, floating markets, night markets, fishing villages, and local
cinnamon and rice farmers to learn about the authentic food
of the Far East and sample the delicious spectrum of flavors
In Vietnam, Rick Stein tracks down the best recipe for pho, a sear­
ing soup of vegetables, shrimp, chilli and fresh mint; in Cambo­
dia he makes kroeung, a kind of aromatic curry; and he samples
jhol, a light fish stew, in Bangladesh. Traveling on through Thai­
land, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia, he enjoys (and shows
readers how to make) an array of inspired dishes. More than 150
new recipes, divided by country, are each complemented by Rick’s
colorful travel anecdotes and stunning location photography. From
Thailand, he offers Oyster Omelettes and Green Papaya Salad.
Malaysian dishes include Malaysian Fruit Salad with Tamarind,
Chili, and Palm Sugar Dressing. Sri Lankan recipes include Po­
tato Mustard Curry and White Pumpkin Curry. This lavish and
unique collection evokes the magic of bustling markets, exotic lo­
cations, and exciting flavors.
Rick Stein is a chef, restaurateur, television host, and author. His
other titles include Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and Rick Stein’s
Seafood, which won the coveted James Beard Foundation Cook­
book of the Year Award.
Cooking • 320 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 165 Color Photos
9781846077166 • November • $34.95 Cloth • BBC Books

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Life Is Sweet
A Collection of Splendid Old-Fashioned Confectionery
Hope and Greenwood
Rose and Violet Creams, Sticky Toffee Truffles, Creamy
Honey and Ginger Fudge, Raspberry Marshmallows,
Twinkly Blackcurrant Flowers, Peppermint Crackers—a delightfully nostalgic collection of more than 50 recipes for
delicious confectionery and chocolates
In this jolly little gem of a book, sweetshop purveyors Miss
Hope and Mr. Greenwood offer 50 of their most delectable
sweet recipes—delights such as toffee and fudge, coconut ice,
gums, jellies, nougat and, of course, perfect handmade choco­
lates. Like the confectionery they sell in their shops, every­
thing in the book recommends the use of the best ingredients,
including fresh cream, butter, and natural vanilla, and no ar­
tificial flavors. Readers are also treated to a delicious array
of sweet stories, historical anecdotes, and scandal, which are
guaranteed to evoke chuckles. Exquisitely designed, lavishly
photographed, and filled with nostalgic illustrations, this
adorable collection will have every reader indulging in their
sweet tooth.
Hope and Greenwood are delightfully irresistible shops in Lon­
don that celebrate the best of British confectionery. Inspired
the Britain of yesteryear, they sell everything from sherbet
lemons to indulgent chocolate truffles.
Cooking • 128 pp • 7.5 x 7.5
40 Color Photos • 20 Color Illustrations
9780091932664 • October • $23.95 Cloth • Ebury Press

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Baking Magic
Kate Shirazi
Perfectly indulgent, this delicious installment in the Magic cooking 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 nononsense 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
9781862058897 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth
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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 mouthwatering 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-forgotten 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 Captain’s Table and Vegetarian Recipes.
Cooking • 424 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 140 Color Photos
9781905400966 (Replaces 9781905400423)
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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 designed for everyday living, as well as a selection of Did you really make that?
dinner party spectaculars

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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 demonstrates how to cook great Italian food in many different ways,
and how different techniques 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
Australia’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—from Fish Soup with Saffron and Garlicky
Sauce, to Chocolate Sour Cherry Brownies, and Honey and Olive Oil Cake
with Strawberries
“Delightful, spontaneous, warm and generous—just like Rachel herself.”
—Charmaine Solomon, author, The Complete Asian Cookbook
“Rachel Grisewood is a truly beautiful cook. To finally have this book, filled
with Rachel’s glorious recipes, is heaven indeed.” —Neil Perry, author, The
Food I Love

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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 Horseradish Cream, Fresh Fig with Buf­
falo Mozzarella and Parma Ham, and Warm Goat’s Cheese Salad with Blueberry Dress­
ing. 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 pur­
veyor 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

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Margaret Fulton Christmas
A Collection of Christmas Favourites
Margaret Fulton
From choosing what to serve for Christmas dinner and how best to shop and
prepare ahead, to planning a full menu and clever ideas for leftovers, how to
make the next Christmas dinner one to remember
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 Christmas—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
Fulton Kitchen.
Cooking/Seasonal • 338 pp • 8.5 x 10.5
100 Color Photos • 114 Color Illustrations
9781740667739 (Replaces 9781740666558) • October
$34.95 (Can $38.95) New in paper • Hardie Grant Books

Rifling Through My Drawers
Clarissa Dickson Wright
Entertaining, poignant, and never politically correct, this heartfelt memoir offers a year
in the life of one of today’s most unique culinary experts
“Riotous.” —New York Observer on Spilling the Beans
“Packed with hilarious anecdotes, fizzing with energy, throbbing with pain, this has
to be the autobiography of the year.” —Daily Mail on Spilling the Beans
With her inimitable wit and outspoken views, acclaimed cooking guru Clarissa Dickson
Wright provides an unrivaled collection of stories and anecdotes from her ever-eventful life
in this touching memoir. As a celebrated cook and a champion of the countryside, Clarissa’s
year includes meeting with local farmers and supermarket managers, attending an oyster
festival and county fairs, and encountering an adorable fishing terrier named Kipper. Introducing long-forgotten traditions and colorful local festivals alike, Clarissa meets up with
a range of extraordinary characters and good friends old and new.
Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the muchloved TV cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She is the author of five cookbooks, including
The Game Cookbook, A Greener Life, and Sunday Roast, as well as her autobiography
Spilling the Beans.
Autobiography/Cooking • 304 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 Color Photos
9780340977477 (Replaces 9780340977460) • February • $14.95 Paper
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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 simply 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 celebrate 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 information 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 greenfly, 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

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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, burning hot sun, and airborne pollution. A damp and gloomy basement 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 Majerus’s photographs have illustrated more than 40 books, including Gardening Spaces and Projects for Small Gardens.
She contributes to such publications as Country Homes and
Interiors, Country Life, the English Garden, Gardens Illustrated, the Guardian, Homes and Gardens, House and Garden, the RHS Garden Journal, and the Times.
Gardening/Design • 144 pp • 9 x 10 • 200 Color Photos
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ALAN TITCHMARSH HOW TO GARDEN
Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners
and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide
gardeners of all skill levels through the basics and on to advanced techniques, providing
everything one needs to know for successfully growing a beautiful and thriving paradise.
Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including The Complete How to Be a Gardener,
The Gardener’s Year, and the volume of memoirs Trowel and Error. He has twice been named Gardening Writer
of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers’ Guild.
Each: Gardening • 128 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • February • $12.95 Paper • BBC Books

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden:
Climbers and Wall Shrubs
The definitive guide to adding an impressive extra dimension to any garden through
vertical climbers and wall plants
Covering the ins-and-outs of growing climbers and wall plants, this guide teaches gardeners of all skill levels to get the very best in terms of cover, cropping, and flowering from their gardens. It looks extensively at flowering plants, fruit, and some vegetable
plants—showing how to make the most of every available space in any garden. Including creative ideas for using climbers and wall shrubs effectively in the garden, the
guide also contains quick lists of plants for specific purposes, conditions, or effects;
A-to-Z profiles of recommended plants; practical advice on training, pruning, and propagation; and beautifully illustrated step-by-step guides to essential techniques.
342 Color Photos • 10 Line Drawings • 9781846074035

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Flowering Shrubs
Expert advice on selecting the right flowering plants for any garden—looking at
color, size, and aspect to create stunning effects and healthy, happy plants
Flowering shrubs can be the most dramatic and beautiful features in a garden, and
this ultimate guide teaches gardeners of all skill levels how to achieve them. Including guidance on choosing flowering shrubs for color and situation and practical advice on planting, general care, propagation, pruning, and renovation, this truly is the
definitive guide on flowering shrubs for a garden. It also comes with illustrated A-toZ profiles of recommended plants, and features detailed planting plans for using shrubs
in borders, as well as step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques.
295 Color Photos • 30 Line Drawings • 9781846074028

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden:
Greenhouse Gardening
The ultimate guide to greenhouse planting—the ideal place to propagate seedlings,
nurture young plants, experiment with exotic planting, and hide from the rain
The greenhouse is one of the most useful tools a gardener can have, and this book
provides all the information and advice any gardener needs to set up a greenhouse
and get their planting going. The advice offered includes guidance on selecting, installing,
and maintaining a greenhouse; recommended vegetables, fruit, herbs, and ornamental plants for growing under cover; practical advice on general care, harvesting, storage, propagation, and pest control; a seasonal management guide; and charming
step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques.
147 Color Photos • 50 Line Drawings • 9781846074042

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ALAN TITCHMARSH HOW TO GARDEN
Alan Titchmarsh
Each: Gardening • 7.5 x 9.5 • February • $12.95 Paper • BBC Books

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Fruit
There’s no beating growing, picking, and eating fruit from a personal garden—this
deliciously definitive guide to home-grown sweets shows how
Guiding the everyday gardener through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, this
ultimate guide teaches everything there is to know about fruit gardening. From propagating the first seeds or planting the first tree, to selecting tasty home-grown fruits
for the dinner table, the book includes guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home
growing as well as handy tips for maximizing flavor and cropping. It also features illustrated A-to-Z profiles of recommended fruit; practical advice on care, harvesting,
storage, pruning, propagation, and pest control; and step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques.
128 pp • 143 Color Photos • 75 Line Drawings • 9781846074011

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden:
Perennial Garden Plants
The perfect perennial planting guide for gardeners of every skill level
Herbaceous perennials flower each year, dying down in the winter and coming back
to life the following spring. They are central features in the landscape of a garden
as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book
gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available. It includes creative
ideas and border planting plans; practical advice on care, maintenance, and propagation; illustrated A-to-Z profiles of recommended plants; recommended plants for
specific purposes, conditions, and effects; and step-by-step illustrations showing
essential techniques.
144 pp • 388 Color Photos • 30 Line Drawings • 9781846079115

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Small Gardens
Covering everything from window boxes, balconies, and small background gardens,
this definitive guide covers design, planting, landscaping, and plant growing
Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and this essential guide shows
how to achieve the right garden in the space available. With ideas for maximizing space,
design solutions for front gardens and driveways, and recommended plants to grow,
this is the ultimate guide for anyone wanting to create a garden on a small plot. It
also includes design ideas to match practical needs; A-to-Z profiles of recommended
plants; landscaping ideas for all garden shapes; practical uses for balconies and window boxes; and instructions on how to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit in any
small space.
144 pp • 147 Color Photos • 9781846074059

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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 individual fruits in orchards found worldwide, the generous size of this fruit bible is the perfect 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
9781862058507 • February • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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, including how to make a plant healthy from organic spraying with milk. Composting is covered 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 insects 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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Notes from the Garden
A Collection of the Best Garden Writing from the Guardian and Observer
Edited by Ruth Petrie
Pieces written by a stellar list of gardening correspondents—Vita Sackville-West, Penelope Hobhouse, Monty Don, Carol Klein, and Christopher Lloyd—chronicle the relationship between people and their gardens from 1856 to the present day
All aspects of British gardening are explored in this charming guide, from the 19thcentury plant hunters such as “China” Wilson and the Veitches, who brought seeds and
specimens from every corner of the world, to the designers such as Capability Brown
and Gertrude Jekyll, who set their mark on gardening styles. Stories about the restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the building of the great glasshouses at
Chatsworth, and the preservation work carried out at Kew paint a picture of how history can be unearthed through gardening, and emphasize how important it is to preserve green-fingered heritage. As well as charting the broad movements of British
gardening history over the past 150 years, it includes delightful asides such as a letter
condemning the fashion for “damnable tight trousers” that make gardening a contortionist’s art and the 2003 “cull” of Derbyshire garden gnomes. Coming right up to the
present day with pieces on the advances at the Eden project, this is the perfect bedside
companion for anyone who loves or envies British gardens.
Ruth Petrie is the editor of Cuttings: A Year in the Garden with Christopher Lloyd
and The Guardian Book of the Countryside.
Gardening/Literary Collections • 312 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 9 B/W Illustrations
9780852651278 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Guardian Books

Red Sky at Night
The Book of Lost Countryside Wisdom
Jane Struthers
How to navigate by the stars, attract butterflies to a garden, build the perfect bonfire, and bake one’s own bread—an indispensable guide to everything people knew
and loved before we went inside and turned on the TV
In a world of traffic congestion, supermarket shopping, and 24-hour internet access, it
is easy to feel disconnected from the beauty and rhythms of the natural world. This is
the book for anyone who has ever gazed in awe at stars in the night’s sky, tried to catch
a perfect snowflake, or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire. Readers will learn
how to predict the weather just by looking at the sky, how to forage for food, and how
to make cider. From differentiating types of owls to gardening by the phases of the moon,
and from curing a cold to brewing ale, this lovely guide is packed with instructions and
lists, ancient customs, and old wives tales, making it an indispensable guide to countryside lore.
Jane Struthers is the author of The Palmistry Bible, Read Your Future, and Working
with Auras.
Nature • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 92 B/W Illustrations
9780091932442 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Ebury Press

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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 covers 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

Wrath of God
The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755
Edward Paice
A gripping account of one of the most devastating catastrophes ever to hit a major city
in the Western world
“Paice is a remarkably good guide to this world of turmoil and upheaval, navigating
neatly between description and explanation. His eye for detail is strong—his description of the Lisbon of the early 18th century is a treat.” —Spectator
“A valuable contribution to 18th-century history.” —BBC History Magazine
“By a significant margin the best book to date on the Great War in East Africa.”
—Publishers Weekly starred review of World War I: The African Front
Just after half past nine on the morning of Sunday, November 1, 1755, the end of the world
came to the city of Lisbon. On a day that had begun with blue skies and gentle warmth,
Portugal’s proud capital was struck by a massive earthquake estimated at 8.7 on the Richter
scale—more powerful than the 1906 San Francisco or the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquakes.
An hour later, Lisbon and the Algarve coast were engulfed by a series of tsunamis, while
in areas of the city unaffected by the waves, fires raged for six days, completing the destruction of Europe’s fourth-largest city. By the time it was all over, 60,000 people had
perished and 85 percent of Lisbon’s buildings, plus an unimaginable wealth of cultural
treasures, had been destroyed by quake, fire, or water. The earthquake had a searing impact on the European psyche, and for Portugal itself, despite an ambitious program of reconstruction—which gave birth to the modern science of seismology—the quake ushered
in a period of decline. Drawing on primary sources, a vivid picture is painted of a city
and society changed forever by a day of terror. The quake itself and its immediate aftermath is described in detail, as are the political, economic, and cultural consequences.
Edward Paice is the author of Lost Lion of Empire: The Life of ‘Cape-to-Cairo’ Grogan,
Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa, and World War I: The
African Front.
History/Nature • 280 pp • 6 x 9 • 20 Color Photos
9781847247940 • September • $17.95 Paper • Quercus

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Wildlife of Australia
Louise Egerton and Jiri Lochman
Foreword by Michael Archer
A magnificently illustrated, authoritative, and entertaining compendium of the abundant and unique animals that live on the Australian continent today
In this account, the breathtaking scope of extraordinary wildlife in Australia 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 themselves 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 websites 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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Bugs Britannica
Peter Marren
Edited by Richard Mabey
From sea squirts to slugs to swallowtails—the third, fabulous, and gorgeously illustrated book in Richard Mabey’s series, a companion volume to Flora Britannica and Birds Britannica
“The 400–plus color illustrations throughout are superlative.”
—Library Journal on Birds Britannica
A comprehensive look at invertebrates that proves it’s the little things
that count, this essential and accessible work on bugs is not a biological guide but a richly illustrated cultural one, seen through the eyes of
writers, musicians, artists, and naturalists as well as contributions by ordinary men and women who are fascinated by creepy crawlies of all kinds.
Structured along a roughly evolving path, the book ranges from simple
cell life-forms to spiders, butterflies, and bees, and then back into the
water to meet mollusks and “almost-fish.” In addition to the fascinating habits of the bug world, the eccentric behavior of the bug obsessives
themselves is also included. But of course, the true heroes of the book
are the bugs themselves—the nimble-dicks, clock ladies, and coffincutters. From the Boring Sponge to the Mermaid’s Glove to the Penis
Worm, this rich compendium of bugs is a must not only for naturalists
but also for anyone who cares about the crawling and buzzing swarms
at their feet.

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Peter Marren is a wildlife writer, journalist, and authority on invertebrate folklore and names. He is the author of Britain’s Rare Flowers and
The New Naturalists, which won the Society for the History of Natural
History’s Thackray Medal. Called “Britain’s great living nature writer”
by the Times, Richard Mabey is the force behind the Britannica series.
He is the author of Beechcombings, Flora Britannica, Food for Free, Nature Cure, and The New Age Herbalist. He also collaborated with Mark
Cocker on Birds Britannica.
Nature/Reference • 512 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 400 Color Photos
9780701181802 • November • $49.95 Cloth • Chatto & Windus

Birds Britannica
9780701169077
$65.00 Cloth

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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 damaging 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 destruction 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.

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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
9781741750324 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Jacana

Tasmanian Devil
9781741143683
$24.95 (Can $33.95) Cloth

Anatomy of the Dog
In Straightforward Terms
Kerstin Mielke
A comprehensive manual explaining the workings of dog bodies in a concise and well structured 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 organs, 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

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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 communicate 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 positively reinforced. Based on behavioral and neurological research, effective and animal-friendly clicker training has evolved to the point of
genuinely facilitating communication between human and dog. In addition to basic knowledge regarding clicker training, easy-to-follow exercises 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 important 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 puppies 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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Line Training
for Dogs

Clicker Training
for Your Cat

9783861279617
$23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper

9783861279679
$19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper

Clever Dog!
Words of Wisdom from Your Canine Pal
Quercus
A photo collection conveys the wisdom of man’s best friend
More than 100 humorous photographs of furry best friends—playing, posing, and
demonstrating the truth of a proverb or well-known saying—are included in this
collection. It’s true that words of wisdom or inspiration can be given by a canine
pal. Famous sayings combined with the most hilarious pictures make this a fun
and enlightening collection and the perfect gift for dog lovers.
Pets/Humor • 176 pp • 4 x 6 • 100 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781848660229 • September • $7.95 Paper • Quercus

What’s Up Dog?
On the Couch: Dogs Tell Us their Problems
Quercus
From anger management problems to paranoia, our furry best friends reveal
what they are really thinking
I can’t help it—I prefer feline to canine.
I find I’m always barking up the wrong tree.
I’m a Great Dane trapped in a Yorkshire terrier’s body.
Underneath each tail-wagging, happy mutt is a delicate soul that is easily disturbed, offended, or obsessed and each photograph in this collection is accompanied by a speech bubble revealing the troubled hound’s inside thoughts, worries,
or obsessions. More than 130 dogs have taken time out from the couch to reveal their problems. Some are neurotic, some are in need of a little love, and others are as crazy as cats. But whatever they're going through, this hilarious collection
will ensure that dog lovers never look at their pets in the same way again.
Humor/Pets • 176 pp • 4 x 6 • 100 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781848660243 • November • $7.99 Paper • Quercus

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The Cat Yearbook
A Hilarious Album of Lazy, Crazy and Occasionally Purr-fect
Feline Students
Quercus
School’s out at Cat High, and all the feline students have had their photos taken
for the yearbook
An in-depth look at the latest class of pupils, this yearbook explores their best
teachers, the school clubs they belonged to—from fishing to food tasting—and
what they want to become in the big wide world, whether it’s a pest-control operative or a cat burglar. This entertaining album of photographs reveals that our
furry friends are no longer content to sleep and purr all day long, but actually
have hidden hopes and secret aspirations. Never will a cat lover find so many gifted
and ambitious felines in one book.
Pets/Humor • 176 pp • 4 x 6 • 143 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781848660236 • September • $7.95 Paper • Quercus

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
experiences 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 anxieties, 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. Sometimes 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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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 between horse and trainer, in which there is complete understanding 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 humans, the training system presented in this book is an increasingly popular training method among equestrians worldwide.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling explains his system of communicating naturally with the instincts and nature of horses. The
reader follows the progress of Arab stallion Marouk, and Lusitano stallion Queijo, in discovering a confident and harmonious
relationship with their rider. Giving comprehensive insight into
Hempfling’s methods, the horses’ progress is documented stepby-step, uncovering old wounds in the process that have resulted
in their difficult behavior. Readers will discover the fascinating 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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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 training 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 traditional 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 conformation; the philosophy of Academic Equitation, including the
language of the aids—seat, hands, legs; exercises for lateral flexibility, 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 pirouettes—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.

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Twisted Truths of
Modern Dressage
9783861279532
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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 coordination—teach riders a unique approach that can be easily integrated into any training 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 equestrian 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 management. It discusses infectious skin diseases such as viruses, bacteria, fungal skin diseases, and parasites as well as non-infectious skin diseases, including hereditary,
immunological, and environmental diseases. Correct recognition of the type of skin disease 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 understanding of the horse’s anatomy, the aim of the training approach 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, developing collection through lateral work, the flying change as a valuable tool, the pirouette for bend, and perfecting collection
through piaffe and passage.
Horst Becker runs courses throughout Europe demonstrating classical 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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Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider
Mary W. Bromiley
Foreword by Blyth Tait, MBE
New in paperback, this classic text is essential for all those involved in equestrianism,
from the backyard rider to top competitors worldwide
“Mary Bromiley’s vast wealth of experience in treating riders from all disciplines
makes her well-qualified to explain the art of massage.” —Horse and Hound
Massage as a curative treatment has been practiced in China since around 2700 BC and
has long been established as a highly effective therapy for both horse and rider. In this
authoritative book, leading veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley introduces the reader
to the benefits and techniques of both Eastern and Western massage for horse and rider.
Covering the surface anatomy, circulatory, muscular, and nervous systems, this book enables the reader to identify and understand the reasons and philosophies underlying the
many different methods and types of massage.
Mary W. Bromiley is a team physiotherapist to the New Zealand equestrian squad and a
past member of the Olympic Physiotherapy Committee. Her previous titles include Equine
Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation, and Massage for Horses. Blyth Tait, MBE, is an equestrian who has competed at four Olympics and won four medals.
Horses • 160 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 B/W Photos
9781847971838 (Replaces 9781861263568) • September • $24.95 New in paper
Crowood Press

Practical Steps in Rehabilitating Your Horse
Sara Wyche
Aimed at novice to advance riders, this resource looks at equine therapies and details
the steps owners can take to ensure their horse’s rehabilitation is successful one
Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints, and ligaments, which
tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating. The animals are
taken out of work for months, then brought back into work hoping that time has cured
them, and later sold on as less-than-sound, retired, or sent to the great pasture in the
sky. This guide argues that the rehabilitation process must be a series of local steps and
helps carers to know which procedures to implement and roughly how long it will take
for the horse to respond, as well as how to measure their expectations, know the pitfalls of each therapy available, and take charge of their emotions. Everybody can achieve
an improvement if their horse or pony suffered an injury, or needs help to recover from
surgery, if they have a better understanding of what they are trying to achieve. This book
offers an in-depth look at the causes and effects of lameness, how compensatory mechanisms can get in the way of diagnosis, how to find the root of the problem, and what
to do about it.
Sara Wyche is a veterinary surgeon, a practitioner of holistic medicine, a horse owner,
and an accomplished dressage rider. Her previous books include The Anatomy of Rid­
ing, The Horse’s Muscles in Motion, and Understanding the Horse’s Back.
Horses/Medical • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 80 Color Photos
9781847971692 • October • $29.95 Cloth • Crowood Press

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At the Water’s Edge
A Personal Quest for Wildness
John Lister-Kaye
A captivating exploration of the natural world by a respected nature writer draws de­
lightfully unexpected connections, and encourages the reader to rediscover natural sur­
roundings for themselves
“An environmental classic to stand alongside Leopold’s Sand County Almanac .”
—Spectator on Song of the Rolling Earth
For the last 30 years nature writer John Lister-Kaye has taken the same circular walk
from his home deep in a Scottish glen up to a small lake. Each day brings a new observation or an unexpected encounter—a fragile spider’s web, an osprey struggling to lift a
trout from the water, or a woodcock exquisitely camouflaged on her nest—and every day,
on his return home, he records his thoughts in a journal. Drawing on this lifetime of close
observation, John Lister-Kaye encourages a second look at nature and discovery of its
wildness. He also forges wonderful connections between the most unlikely subjects, from
photosynthesis and the energy cycle to Norse mythology, weasels, and the overpopulation of the planet. This touching work is a lyrical hymn to wildlife and a powerful warning to respect and protect it.
John Lister-Kaye is a naturalist and conservationist and the author of eight books on wildlife and the environment, including
Song of the Rolling Earth. He has served prominently in the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Nature Conservancy
Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. In 2003 he was awarded an Order of the British Empire for
services to nature conservation. He runs the Aigas Field Centre in Scotland.
Nature/Essays • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781847674050 (Replaces 9781847674043) • March • $13.95 New in paper
Canongate Books

Also available:
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9780349117614 • $16.95

The Country Diaries
A Year in the British Countryside
Edited by Alan Taylor
A portrait of country life across the centuries, as told by Britain’s greatest diarists
“This remarkable anthology includes entries from more than 170 diarists and is the
most wide-ranging and comprehensive ever compiled. Ten years in the making . . .
pays tribute to a fascinating genre . . . magnificent.” —Washington Post on
The Assassin’s Cloak
The unique beauty of the British countryside has been celebrated down the ages in music, poetry, and art. It has also been celebrated in countless private diaries. This delightful treasury
gathers together the very finest—from Rev. Gilbert White’s journal of life at his famous home
in Selborne to Beatrix Potter’s holiday diaries from Perthshire. Elsewhere, the thoughts of
Dorothy Wordsworth and John Fowles rub shoulders with the words of Queen Victoria, Siegfried
Sassoon, and Roger Deakin. These private records, which have been arranged as a diary of
the calendar year, paint a rich and surprising portrait of both a landscape and a way of life.
Alan Taylor is a journalist, the editor of the Scottish Review of Books, and the associate editor of the Sunday Herald. He is the coeditor of The Assassin’s Cloak: An Anthology of the
World’s Greatest Diarists.
Literary Collections/History • 384 pp • 5 x 8
9781847673268 • March • $13.95 Paper • Canongate Books

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An Island in Time
The Biography of a Village
Geert Mak
A fascinating account of the life and charming inhabitants of a typical countryside village,
and how it must adapt and change in order to survive in the modern world
“Eloquent.” —Guardian
“Movingly relevant.” —Irish Times
“Brilliant . . . stands out as a remarkable, insightful, exhilarating exposition on that pe­
culiar continent across the Atlantic.” —Publishers Weekly starred review of In Europe
The countryside is in crisis—the shops are closing down in the villages, there is no school for
miles around and, when they grow up, the few remaining children will escape to a less arduous life in the city. In this book Geert Mak returns to Jorwerd, the small Netherlands village
of his childhood with a population of less than 330 people. There he meets the present-day
Jorwerders: a stubborn, stoic people for whom the flat, windswept landscape has been a source
of livelihood for generations, but is now rarely more than a tourist attraction. He has tea with
the butcher’s wife, drops in on the pub for a beer, and recounts the stirring story of Old Peet,
a farmhand who was born, lived, and died in Jorwerd. Such men are an extinct species in the
new free-market Europe and, with his passing, the village he lived in moved a step along the road of terminal decline. Jorwerd
is a paradigm for the changing face of the countryside around the world, but Mak discovers that, despite its travails, Jorwerd
possesses a neighborliness and sense of community that no longer exist in urban life, while ancient families struggle to preserve
their long-established way of life.
Geert Mak is a journalist, a historian, and one of Holland’s bestselling writers. He is the author of Amsterdam and In Europe.
History/Social Science • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9780099546863 • November • $15.95 Paper • Vintage UK

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 northernmost 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 failure 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

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Each: Travel • 5 x 8 • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • Eye Books

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
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 adventure, 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 Commando. 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

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 successful advertising agency. So what on earth made him trade his suit for leathers, his office 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

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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 forbidden 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 textures 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 portraits 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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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 mission 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, fascinating, 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 working canal. Though a source of great national pride to the Chinese, one of China’s most economically 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 comfortable approach to walking—on-path rather than off-track, staying in simple accommodation 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 walking boots, hoist their pack, and head off down that winding track to discover the pleasures 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 historical novels, including When We Were Gods, under the name Colin Falconer.
Travel • 322 pp • 5 x 8
9781742372952 • November • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Arena

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Journey to the Edge of the World
Adventures in the Arctic Wilderness
Billy Connolly
The very hilarious and idiosyncratic Billy Connolly guides read­
ers through his gripping adventures and some of the world’s most
dramatic landscapes in the vast wilderness of the Arctic

Connolly stars as the King of Lilliputia in Gulliver's
Travels alongside Jack Black, Jason Segel, and Emily
Blunt. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens,
Shark Tale), in theaters December 2010
In the summer of 2008 Billy Connolly set sail on a 10-week journey
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by way of the North West Passage—
a fabled route deep within the Arctic Circle that has thwarted explorers
and fortune-hunters for centuries. For Cook, Drake, and countless other
adventurers, the North West Passage has been an alluring but impossible
journey, a trial of unparalleled physical and mental strength, a haunting and fascinating wilderness. Now the Arctic is melting at a rate of
36,000 square miles a year and the journey is finally possible. By plane,
rail, road, and boat, along coastlines and across sweeping landscapes
that represent the final Northern frontier of the inhabited world for
both man and beast, Billy’s adventure embraces a memorable mix of
bizarre encounters, Hemingway-esque characters, incredible wildlife,
forgotten languages, big game hunting, and all night carousing under
the midnight sun. He learns how to be a bear whisperer, pans for gold
with prospectors, learns how to square dance, kayaks through ice floes
between fishing trips, runs bare-assed into a sweat lodge, and attempts
the finer complexities of the Inuit language. He jams with fiddlers,
kisses a cod, goes hunting for Bigfoot, and invokes the spirit of the
ancients while iceberg-harvesting. Billy goes searching for the beauty
of ordinariness and bumps into all manner of weird and wonderful
people along the way. With his infectious enthusiasm and idiosyncratic
humor, this is more than just an informative and entertaining travel
guide, it is also equally hilarious and poignant time spent with a truly
unique citizen of the world.
Billy Connolly is a Scottish comedian, a musician, and an actor. He
has appeared in such films as The Boondock Saints, Indecent Pro­
posal, The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate
Events, Mrs. Brown, and The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and on such
shows as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with
Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Real Time with
Bill Maher.
Travel • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 100 Color Photos
9780755319022 • September • $12.95 Paper • Headline

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Right to the Edge
Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means
Charley Boorman
The adventures of Charley Boorman as he travels Australia, Papua
New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan—by
any means
“Replete with colorful characters, hair-raising action, and
enough raw machismo to knock over an elephant.” —Kirkus
Reviews on Race to Dakar
“Both McGregor and Boorman prove themselves to be engaging,
articulate, and entertaining narrators . . . a highly readable and
spiritually uplifting book about a dream come true.”
—Wanderlust on Long Way Round
Using quad bikes, hovercrafts, wooden scooters, canoes, paragliders,
and of course his favorite mode of transportation, the motorcycle,
Charley Boorman travels through some of the most exotic and exciting countries in the world. Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking
through Tibet, riding an elephant in India, or hiking through the forests
of Papua New Guinea, he encounters fascinating people and tests his
endurance to the limit. Packed with adventure, and written with
Charley’s trademark humor and enthusiasm, this travelouge will delight fans and new readers alike.
Charley Boorman is the author of By Any Means and Race to Dakar
and coauthor with Ewan McGregor of Long Way Down and Long
Way Round.
Travel/Autobiography • 336 pp • 5 x 8 • 63 Color Photos
9780751543452 • November • $12.95 Paper • Sphere

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Northern Wilderness
Ray Mears
In a stunning celebration of one of earth’s great wildernesses, Ray Mears journeys on foot,
by canoe, and by snowshoe through mountains, forests, tundra, and ice in this inhospitable
but awesome landscape where roads are still scarce
“Ray Mears is a bushman first and foremost and really can survive in any extreme envi­
ronment. I can’t think of a better companion in a crisis.” —GQ
Examining extreme environments, this fascinating look at the frozen north includes explorations
from the vast Boreal Forest with its rich animal life to the Hudson Bay where fur trappers traded
with hat manufacturers from England. The guide is rich in bushcraft and follows the paths of
the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearn and David Thompson, who trekked across
the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. The ways of the Inuit are also explored, including how
they combat snow blindness and build shelter, as are the ways the prospectors in the gold rush
used bushcraft skills to survive.
Ray Mears founded Woodlore, a school of wilderness bushcraft and survival. He is the author of Bushcraft, The Outdoor Survival Guide, Ray Mears Goes Walkabout, and Ray Mears
Vanishing World.
Nature/Autobiography • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • Hodder & Stoughton
77 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • 42 B/W Illustrations • 1 Map
New in paper: 9780340980835 • November • $14.95
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Vanishing World
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Landfalls
On the Edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah
Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Following on Travels with a Tangerine (a New York Times Notable book) and The Hall
of a Thousand Columns, here is the third volume in the author’s passionate pursuit of
the 14th-century traveler who out-traveled Marco Polo
“Enough excitement, exotic details, and information to satisfy the most exacting arm­
chair traveler.” —Publishers Weekly on Travels With a Tangerine
For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didn’t mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments, and air travel. It meant traveling the known world to its limits. Seven
centuries later, Tim Mackintosh-Smith’s fascination takes him to landfalls in remote tropical islands, torrid Indian Ocean ports, and dusty towns on the shores of the Saharan sandsea. His zigzag itinerary across time and space leads from Alhambra to Zanzibar and to a
climactic conclusion to his quest for the man he calls “IB”—a man who spent his days with
saints and sultans and his nights with an intercontinental string of slave-concubines. Tim’s
journey is a search for survivals from IB’s world—material, human, spiritual, edible—however, when your fellow traveler has a 700-year head start, familiar notions don’t always work.
Tim Mackintosh-Smith’s first book Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land won the 1998 Thomas
Cook Travel Book Award and is now regarded as a classic of Arabian description. His two
books on Ibn Battutah’s adventures in the old Islamic world and in India, Travels with a
Tangerine and The Hall of a Thousand Columns, were also received to huge critical acclaim.
For the past 25 years his home has been the Yemeni capital San’a.
Travel • 384 pp • 6 x 9
9780719567872 • November • $29.95 Cloth • John Murray

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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, students, and general history readers. While giving due regard to the early history of the region, 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

Xanadu
Marco Polo and Europe’s Discovery of the East
John Man
Respected historian and travel writer John Man tells the remarkable story of the world’s
most famous traveler—Marco Polo—and the moment when East met West for the first time
“John Man’s engaging and diverting study of the historical Xanadu renders the truths as
beguiling as the mythology. . . . With a combination of travel writing, historical analysis,
and anecdote, Man uses Xanadu almost as a keyhole through which to describe larger
events.” —Scotland on Sunday
“An in-the-footsteps-of-Marco-Polo journey through Europe to China which really
makes you feel you are wearing Polo’s threadbare, sweat-stained slippers as you go.”
—Scotsman
“Deploying the same lively style that attracted readers to his Genghis Kahn, Man trans­
forms a forbidding barrier into an inviting passageway into Asian culture.” —Booklist
on The Great Wall
“Brilliant and utterly readable. . . . Reads much like an adventure story that offers fine
access to this highly detailed subject.” —Library Journal on The Terra Cotta Army
Marco Polo’s late 13th-century journey from Venice, through Europe and most of Asia, to China is one of the most audacious
in history. His account of his experiences, known simply as The Travels, uncovered an entirely new world of emperors and concubines, great buildings—“stately pleasure domes” in Coleridge’s dreaming, huge armies, and imperial riches. He revealed the
wonders of Xanadu, where the emperor Kublai Khan spent his summers. His book shaped the West’s understanding of China
for hundreds of years, inspiring Christopher Columbus, who was aiming for Kublai’s China when he stumbled on America. John
Man traveled in Marco Polo’s footsteps to Xanadu, in search of the truth behind his stories; to separate legend from fact. He
takes readers across north China to Xanadu, then to Beijing and through modern China, where Marco Polo’s journey’s can still
be traced. Drawing on his own journey, archaeology, and archival study, John Man paints a vivid picture of the man behind the
myth and the true story of the great court of Kublai Khan.
John Man is an historian and a travel writer with a special interest in China and Mongolia. His books include Alpha Beta, Genghis
Khan, Gutenberg, The Great Wall, The Terra Cotta Army, and The Traveler’s Atlas. In 2007 he was awarded Mongolia’s prestigious Friendship Medal.
History/Travel • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 39 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • 2 Maps
9780553820027 • November • $15.95 Trade Paper • Bantam Press

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MR & MRS SMITH HOTEL COLLECTION
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
Each: Travel • 344 pp • 8 x 9.5 • 270 Color Photos • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • SPY Publishing

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 properties 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 sniffing 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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The Global Shortlist

UK/Ireland

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UK/Ireland
Volume 2
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MR & MRS SMITH HOTEL COLLECTION
Each: Travel • 344 pp • 8 x 9.5 • 270 Color Photos • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • SPY Publishing

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 detail. 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, design, food, and wine. A complimentary BlackSmith membership comes with each book, enabling 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.
9780954496494

2011 Collins Essential Road Atlas Europe
New A4 Edition
Collins UK
Updated for 2011 to increased map coverage in eastern Europe to cover Belarus and the
Ukraine, as well as up-to date digital mapping
This road atlas with popular lie-flat spiral binding features clear, detailed road mapping, at
a scale of 16 miles to 1 inch, with land height shown by attractive layer coloring. It includes
larger scale road maps of the Ruhr and Rhine, city through route maps, city center plans,
and a comprehensive place names index. The maps also show international road classifications and road distances in kilometers. Larger scale road mapping extends from Amsterdam
to Munich, making route following easier through this densely populated area.
Travel • 294 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior
9780007364121 (Replaces 9780007317929) • December • $18.95 Spiral • Collins UK

2011 Collins Handy Road Atlas Europe
New A5 Edition
Collins UK
A handy format road atlas of Europe at 34 miles to 1 inch with lie-flat spiral binding,
ideal for both drivers and those traveling by public transport
Every major European country is covered in this fully updated road atlas that features a ratio
of 34 miles to one inch. Euroroutes and highways are clearly identified as are all international road classifications, scenic routes, and common resorts. A route planning map, information on road signs, country fact files, and a full index of place names complete this ideal
travel companion.
Travel • 180 pp • 6 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
9780007364138 (Replaces 9780007325870) • December • $9.95 Spiral • Collins UK

95

Collins World Atlas: Reference Edition
Collins UK
The perfect family reference atlas for travel, planning,
school and college study, and for gaining a perspective on
how the world looks today
Detailed world mapping is attractively presented along with hundreds of facts, internet links, images, tables, and graphs. Highly
detailed maps give balanced worldwide coverage, alongside beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics including world and continental ranking tables. A
32-page section shows the latest global issues including the AIDS
epidemic, world conflict, climate change, and the international
drugs trade. Statistics, description, and flags are detailed for every
country in the world. An updated section shows the latest stunning satellite images, and all the UNESCO World Heritage sites
are listed with locations maps. This detailed atlas is an ideal addition to any reference collection.
Reference • 312 pp • 9 x 12.5
25 Graphs • 117 Maps • 55 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9780007347186 • September • $39.95 Cloth • Collins UK

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The Times Atlas of Britain
Times UK
The first atlas of Britain to be published for more than 20
years—perfect for finding out more about Britain, solving
quizzes and crosswords, or just exploring the country
“I love maps and atlases and The Times Atlas is the best
for the clarity of the cartography.” —Chris Bonington,
mountaineer
Covering England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, this
authoritative and prestigious slipcased atlas collects detailed
mapping and geographical information about every county.
Fully up-to-date reference maps, statistics, images, and historical
mapping give an exceptionally detailed view of Britain. Pages
on each county contain the flag or crest, a description, at-aglance statistics, a modern map, an historical map of the county,
fascinating descriptions from John Bartholomew’s Gazetteer
of the British Isles 1887, a list of well-known people born in
the county, and a quote from a celebrity about the county.
Reference/Travel • 448 pp • 10.5 x 14.5
150 Color Photos • 90 Maps
9780007345830 • November • $135.00 Cloth with Slipcase
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97

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.

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$16.95 (Can $18.95)

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Travel • 160 pp • 5 x 8.5 • 120 Color Photos • 25 Maps
9781852492748 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • CAMRA Books

The Good Pub Guide 2011
Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley
Now in its 29th year, the definitive reference provides details on more than 5,000 of the very
best pubs
“Easily the best.” —Time Out
The only truly independent guide of its kind, this go-to guide to watering holes features only
the very best pubs, thanks to its comprehensive annual updates and countless reader reports. It
contains much more information than other rival guides, including how to get there, what to
eat, whether children are welcome, wine and beer recommendations, and even ideas for local
walks. Travelers will find classic country pubs, town-center inns, riverside retreats, historic gems,
and exciting newcomers, plus pubs specializing in food, wine, malt whisky, or own-brew beer.
The top pubs are listed in each county for beer, dining, and accommodation; the cheapest areas
for pubs are highlighted as well as tips on how to save money on a pint; and the winners of the
coveted titles of Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year are announced. Clear cross-referenced
color maps and zip codes references help travelers get around.
Alisdair Aird has edited The Good Pub Guide since its first edition in 1983. Fiona Stapley has
worked with Alisdair Aird on The Good Pub Guide for more than 10 years.
Travel • 1056 pp • 4.5 x 8 • 32 Color Photos
9780091930264 (Replaces 9780091928902) • December • $24.95 Paper • Ebury Press

Discover Britain
Second edition
AA Publishing
Fully revised, this second edition contains a wealth of travel information about Britain
With more people choosing to vacation in and discover Britain, this beautiful book is
the perfect guide to exploring the unique island. Authoritative text is paired with su­
perb imagery and more than 90 walks compiled by regional experts. Each of the six
regions—the West Country, Southern England, the Heart of England, Wales and the Bor­
ders, Northern England, and Scotland—contains clear mapping for ease of navigation.
Travelers can also explore further through detailed descriptions of regional towns and
cities as well as feature spreads that highlight the best of what Britain has to offer.
AA Publishing is the UK’s largest travel publisher, with an extensive range of inspiring
travel guides, dependable driving books, and trusted maps and atlases.
Travel • 356 pp • 12 x 9 • 356 Color Photos
9780749564537 (Replaces 9780749532017) • October • $34.95 Cloth • AA Publishing

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London’s Hidden Walks
Volume 1
Stephen Millar and Lesley Gilmour
Twelve walks off the beaten path, rich in historical detail
People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than an­
swers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London’s history with both personal tales of those that wondered the same streets in former years
and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following
any of the 12 walks featured in the book will allow visitors to London to walk in the foot­
steps of authors and statesmen, murderers, and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate each
walk, indicating the route and where buildings and points of interest are located.
Stephen Millar is the author of London’s City Churches. Lesley Gilmour is the coauthor
of Book Lovers’ London and Museums & Galleries of London.
Travel • 392 pp • 4 x 6 • 400 Color Photos • 14 Maps
9781902910338 • November • $15.95 Paper • Metro Publications

Museums & Galleries of London
Fourth edition
Abigail Willis and Lesley Gilmour
The only comprehensive guide to both museums and galleries in London, complete with floor
plans of major locations and plenty of crowd-busting tips
“Witty, informative, as well as refreshingly irreverent. Essential reading before you join the
entry queues.” —Times
Whether a traveler is interested in firefighting or fine art, tennis, or toys, London’s museums and
galleries offer incredible choice for culture vultures—the only problem is knowing where to look.
This newly revised pocket guide provides all the information needed, with comprehensive cover­
age of museums and galleries across the city as well as London’s vibrant commercial art scene, art
fairs, degree shows, heritage venues, archives, and libraries. Floor plans, street maps, and an ex­
haustive subject index will help travelers rediscover old favorites such as the Science Museum and
track down newcomers such as the Household Cavalry Museum and the wonderfully quirky Mu­
seum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. With details of museum cafes and shops and crowdbusting tips on London’s lesser-known museums, this guide is essential reading for visitors and
Londoners alike.
Abigail Willis is a freelance writer and art researcher. Lesley Gilmour is the coauthor of Book Lovers’
London and London’s Hidden Walks.
Travel/Art • 288 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 100 Color Photos • 3 Maps
9781902910314 (Replaces 9781902910208) • October • $15.95 Paper • Metro Publications

Veggie & Organic London
Second edition
Russell Rose
From vegetarian caterers and juice bars to activist groups—all the information visitors need
to enjoy eating meat-free and organic food in the capital
“An invaluable reference tool for vegetarians and those interested in veggie and organic
food in this thriving gastronomic capital—don’t leave home without it!” —Celia Brooks
Brown, author, New Vegetarian
In this updated edition, Russell Rose reviews more than 280 vegetarian restaurants and cafés
ranging from the extravagant Apsley’s in Knightsbridge to the local Gallery Café in Bethnal Green.
There are also sections dedicated to vegetarian and organic shops, contact groups, veggie cook­
ing courses, and a full listing of London’s farmers’ markets. Shunning the tired and the tire­
somely chewy, this guide introduces visitors to some of the freshest, most flavorful food the
city has to offer.
Russell Rose is a restaurant reviewer and the coauthor of the guidebook Fashion Fabulous Lon­
don. He has written on health, food, nutrition, and lifestyle for BBC Good Food, Daily Ex­
press, the Daily Mail, and Now Magazine.
Travel • 320 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 70 B/W Photos • 12 Maps
9781902910321 (Replaces 9781902910215) • November • $14.95 Paper • Metro Publications

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Food Lovers’ London
Fifth edition
Jenny Linford
An appetizing guide to food shopping and eating out in the UK’s capital,
this expanded and updated foodie bible reveals the city’s most mouthwatering gastronomic delights
“A joy.” —Nigel Slater, author, The Kitchen Diaries
Offering full details on all the city’s best shops and restaurants, this popu­
lar guide to London’s rich variety of international foods tells everything there
is to know about eating out in the UK’s impressive capital. Within its pages
can be found information on the major cultures and cuisines in London; re­
views of all the best restaurants, cheese shops, bakeries, and fish and meat
markets; and a listing of the finest kitchen supply stores. A glossary defin­
ing common ingredients is also included, as well as where to buy ingredients
in the city—from basics such as freshly baked bread, artisanal cheeses, and
decent bacon to treats such as luscious mangoes, superior sushi, and hand­
made chocolates. With area maps showing more than 170 hand-picked food
shops and eatery locations, this is an essential guide to patrolling the deli­
cious bounty of London’s streets.
Jenny Linford is a freelance food writer and a restaurant reviewer who has written for such magazines and newspapers as the
Evening Standard, the Guardian, Time Out, and the Times. She is the author of Great British Cheeses, The London Cookbook,
Taste of London, and Writing About Food, among others. She lives in London.
Travel • 320 pp • 6 x 6 • 80 Color Photos • 6 Maps
9781902910352 (Replaces 9781902910222)
November • $17.95 Paper • Metro Publications

Book Lovers’ London
Fourth edition
Lesley Reader and Lesley Gilmour
An updated edition of the essential reference tool for travelers wanting to explore London’s bookshops and other literary delights
“Everything you need to know about literary London, from shops to places of literary
interest.” —Times
With well-researched reviews of all of London’s bookshops—from traditional book estab­
lishments such as G. Heyward Hill to contemporary book emporiums such as Taschen on
King’s Road—this guide is all a book-hunter needs in London. Largely dedicated to new, sec­
ondhand, and antiquarian bookshops, there are also chapters on libraries, book fairs, char­
ity shops, museums of literary interest, literary walks, and venues. For travelers wishing to
plan a literary shopping trip in the capital, three detailed maps are included—of Blooms­
bury, Charing Cross Road, and Mayfair.
Lesley Reader is the author of AAA Spiral Guide: London and The Rough Guide to FirstTime Asia. Lesley Gilmour is the coauthor of London’s Hidden Walks and Museums & Gal­
leries of London.
Travel • 384 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 30 B/W Photos • 3 Maps
9781902910345 (Replaces 9781902910260) • September • $13.95 Paper • Metro Publications

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COLLINS GEM EASY LEARNING
Ideal for practicing pronunciation, listening comprehension, and becoming more confident in both speaking
and understanding others, Collins Gem Easy Learning phrasebooks help learners speak like a native
Gem guides will give language learners the right word at the right time—every time. In all of the most common
travel situations, travelers need the reassurance that they can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable, and
easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Easy Learning phrasebooks, the right word will
always be at a traveler’s fingertips. These indispensable language guides cover the topics and phrases that crop
up everyday on vacation, from finding a hotel to going shopping. They include fully updated travel information,
travel tips, a 3,000 word dictionary, a comprehensive menu decoder, grammar and pronunciation sections, and
“face to face” sections. With the help of Gem, language learners will never be at a loss for words again.
Each: Reference • 256 pp • 3.5 x 4.5 • October • Collins UK

Arabic Phrasebook
Second edition
9780007358496 (Replaces 9780007246762) • $6.95 Paper

French Phrasebook
Third edition
9780007358588 (Replaces 9780007246687) • $6.95 Paper

French Phrasebook and CD Pack
Third edition
9780007358489 (Replaces 9780007246885) • $12.95 Paper & CD

German Phrasebook
Third edition
9780007358557 (Replaces 9780007246694) • $6.95 Paper

Greek Phrasebook
Third edition
9780007358526 (Replaces 9780007246700) • $6.95 Paper

Italian Phrasebook
Third edition
9780007358564 (Replaces 9780007246717) • $6.95 Paper

Japanese Phrasebook
Second edition
9780007358502 (Replaces 9780007246793) • $6.95 Paper

Japanese Phrasebook and CD Pack
Second edition
9780007358465 (Replaces 9780007247004) • $12.95 Paper & CD

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COLLINS GEM EASY LEARNING
Each: Reference • 256 pp • 3.5 x 4.5 • October • Collins UK

Korean Phrasebook and CD Pack
Second edition
9780007358441 (Replaces 9780007247004) • $12.95 Paper & CD

Mandarin Phrasebook
Second edition
9780007358519 (Replaces 9780007246816) • $6.95 Paper

Portuguese Phrasebook
Third edition
9780007358540 (Replaces 9780007246731) • $6.95 Paper

Spanish Phrasebook
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9780007358571 (Replaces 9780007246748) • $6.95 Paper

Spanish Phrasebook and CD Pack
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9780007358472 (Replaces 9780007246946) • $12.95 Paper & CD

Turkish Phrasebook
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9780007358533 (Replaces 9780007246755) • $6.95 Paper

Thai Phrasebook and CD Pack
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COLLINS EASY LEARNING
A multimedia course that lets the user choose how and when to learn, the In a Click series presents
the options of using a book and CD, an interactive DVD, or online access to all of the course materials
A unique interactive language learning package, the Collins Easy Learning series is for language learners
who want a variety of formats. At home? Use the book and CD. On the train with a laptop? Use the DVD.
In a hotel room? Go online. The choice is up to the user. Whether following the course through the
book and CD, on the interactive DVD, or by joining the Click online community, users will learn how to cope
in such situations as meeting people for the first time, booking in to a hotel, going to a museum and far
more besides. All audio is recorded by native speakers, using real-life situations to provide genuine practice
scenarios, and the language is specifically geared towards the traveler so those brushing up for a trip learn only
what they really need to know. Up-to-the-minute technologies such as voice recording capabilities and interactive
practice activities will ensure that this learning experience is not only successful, but also fun and engaging.
Each: Reference • 128 pp • 5.5 x 8 • November • Collins UK

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Emmanuela Pantelireis

Clelia Boscolo

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Ronan Fitzsimons

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Sample Course

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Unit 1: Pleased to Meet You

Unit 7: Talking to People

Unit 2: Where is . . . ?

Unit 8: Out Shopping

Unit 3: A Bit of Help

Unit 9: A Bit of Culture

Unit 4: At the Hotel

Unit 10: A Visit to a Vineyard

Unit 5: Out for Something to Eat

Unit 11: Nightlife

Unit 6: In the Restaurant

Unit 12: Friends for Life

COLLINS EASY LEARNING AUDIO COURSE
The perfect fast and flexible companion for vacations and business trips abroad
Complete confidence in foreign language is only eight hours away. For those who have always wanted to learn
a language but could never be bothered with the heavy textbooks and complicated grammar, this series
is the answer. Anywhere, anytime, a learner can just sit back and let the language experts equip them with
the essential words and phrases that are needed to speak French, Italian, or Spanish without even having to pick
up a pen. Just listen, speak, and learn. Each title is set over six CDs and features 24 units that introduce new key
words or phrases to help learners become confident dealing with everyday situations. Simple practice activities
and memory tips mean that even the most challenging phrases will stay firmly fixed in mind, while advice
on culture and customs means a traveler will never put a foot wrong. The CDs can be downloaded to an
mp3 player to learn on the go, and each unit takes less than 20 minutes to master. The CDs are accompanied
by two 48-page color booklets which provide full transcripts of the dialogues, as well as helpful hints. The first
12 units cover the basics, then learners can take their language skills further with the full 24, giving new speakers
the full flexibility to learn what they want, when they want.
Each: Reference • 96 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • October • $27.95 CD • Collins UK

Complete French
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Complete Italian
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Complete Spanish
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Rosi McNab

Clelia Boscolo

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The Times Codeword Book 2
Puzzler Media
A second addictive compendium of brand new puzzles that rely on patience, logic, and ingenuity to crack the code
The perfect alternative to knowledge-based crosswords and number-crunching sudokus, Codeword is an utterly addictive puzzle designed to test word power and logic. The concept is sim­
ple. Each number represents a letter; puzzle-crackers must use a base of solved letters to unveil
more letters, form words, and then crack the code. This compelling collection contains 150
new puzzles ranked in increasing levels of difficulty, making this the perfect introductory vol­
ume for novices.
Puzzler Media is one of the largest puzzle content providers.
Games • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9780007368198 • November • $9.95 Paper • Times Books UK

Also available:
The Times Codeword Book 1
9780007313969 • $9.95

The Times Killer Su Doku Book 6
Sudoku Syndication
With an added arithmetic challenge, the sixth and toughest Times Killer Su Doku collection
will test puzzlers’ skills to the limit
Taking Su Doku to a new and even deadlier level of difficulty, these puzzles use the same 9x9
grid as Su Doku but with an added mathematical challenge. The aim is not only to complete
every row, column, and cube so that it contains the digits one through nine, it is also necessary
to ensure that the outlined cubes add up to the same number as well. With 150 new tough and
deadly killer puzzles, there is no chance to ease in with easy puzzles. For those who like to live
dangerously and push beyond their mental comfort zone—here is the toughest collection yet.
Games • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780007319695 • October • $9.95 Paper • Times Books UK

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9780007305858 • $9.95

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 challenge—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

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MASTER BRIDGE SERIES

Logical Bridge Play
Hugh Kelsey
A master of the game gives readers the opportunity to hone their skills
of deduction
As Hugh Kelsey says in his introduction, the brilliant card player achieves
his results with a combination of logic and flair. Although many people may
think flair plays a disproportionate part, the expert player, in fact, produces
his sometimes unbelievable results almost entirely by the application of logic.
This guide teaches readers how to apply logic to card play in making the
correct inferences and deductions and in assessing the timing.
Hugh Kelsey was one of the all-time great bridge writers and analysts. He
was the author of more than 50 outstanding bridge books and was the bridge
advisor and editor for the Master Bridge Series from its foundation. Two
of his books, Advanced Play at Bridge and Killing Defence at Bridge, were
listed by the Official Encyclopedia of Bridge as “mandatory requirements
for a modern technical bridge library.”
Games • 192 pp • 5 x 8
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107

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
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PERFECT SERIES
The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything
from landing that first job to choosing a name for a baby. Written by experienced authors offering
tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all readers need to get it right the first time.

Perfect Speeches for All Occasions
Matt Shinn
For anyone who needs to prepare for public speaking, from being
asked to “say a few words” at a party to putting together a highlevel presentation
Preparing and delivering speeches that make a true impact will come
easily with this indispensable guide. Packed with everything from ad­
vice for speakers on structuring their thoughts to tips about master­
ing their nerves on the big day, it covers every aspect of speaking in
public. Whether new to speaking in public, or just wanting to brush
up this important skill, this guide equip anyone to deal with any pub­
lic speaking engagement.
Matt Shinn is a writer whose articles have appeared in the Guardian,
the New Statesman, and the Times.
Language & Linguistics/Writing • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9781847945556 • October • $12.95 Paper • Random House UK

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109

Facts Facts Facts
Edited by Chambers
At nearly 1,000 pages, this is the essential one-stop fact finder
Covering everything from music and mythology to the human body and history, this is
a remarkable collection of information in a single quick-reference volume. All facts are
arranged into 14 thematic sections—space; earth; climate and environment; natural his­
tory; human body, health, and nutrition; science and technology; history; arts and cul­
ture; thought and belief; sports and games; time; communication; social structure; and
nations of the world. All the essential facts and figures are clearly presented, together
with extra features such as mini-biographies and glossaries. The full index and detailed
contents listings make it easy to find specific information.
Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has
been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessi­
ble way since it was first established in the 19th century.
Reference • 992 pp • 6 x 8.5
9780550106841 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Chambers

The Hair of the Dog
And Other Scientific Surprises
Karl Sabbagh
From the dinosaurs that caused sonic booms to the irrational nature of the number pi,
essays on scientific strangeness
“The popular-science section of your local bookshop is awash with a growing tide of
anthologies that aim to answer life’s big questions. While [this book] is partly one of
those (Why is the sky dark at night?), it also collects more general and considered funsize essays, covering every imaginable facet of science, from cosmology to psychology
via particle physics, medical curiosities and mathematical anomalies.”
—Focus magazine
“A fluent, attentive, and compact chronicle of scientific deception and detection.”
—Publishers Weekly on A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud
Science is full of surprises, such as the peculiar peepshow beginnings of baby incubators, the
unexpected positive fallout from the H-bomb, or the fifth taste sensation lurking in everyone’s taste buds that nobody knew about—except for the Japanese. While shedding light on
these conundrums, Karl Sabbagh shows that seemingly trivial queries or assumptions lead to
a deeper understanding of how science works. Who would have thought that scientists would turn to the hypothesis “All swans
are white” to determine the stability of the entire universe? Or that if we choose to spend our hard-earned money on other peo­
ple it might make us happier than if we spend it on ourselves?
Karl Sabbagh is a writer and a television producer whose previous titles include Palestine: A Personal History, The Riemann
Hypothesis, and A Rum Affair.
Science/Reference • 304 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Line Drawings
9781848540897 • January • $12.95 Paper • John Murray

110

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 helmets—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 allsmiles 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

111

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 utterly repugnant. They are inhuman resources.
Michael Stanford has been a manager, a mentor, a boss, one of the “core management 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

Fabulous
Thoughts on Being a Woman
Peta Mathias
An uplifting and highly amusing compendium of invaluable advice for the modern woman
“Deeply funny . . . bound to brighten even the worst bad hair day.” —Woman’s Weekly
“Entertaining and very effective.” —Now
“Grab yourself a glass of wine and delve into this fabulously empowering read.”
—New Idea magazine
Writer and broadcaster Peta Mathias is a woman who has never been afraid to embrace life
with all its glorious inconsistencies, joys, and heartbreaks. Here she becomes every woman’s
confidante, as she shares the wisdom she has learned over years of living outrageously. She is
a woman who appreciates the importance of a gorgeous pair of shoes and the perfect shade of
lipstick. She knows the value of good friends, great music, lively conversation, beautiful sur­
roundings, and a one-way ticket to an exotic destination. And having loved and lost—more
than once—Peta also has her own theories on why relationships begin and end. This stellar book
includes 10 chapters covering nearly every aspect of a woman’s life—including work, love, sex,
food, clothes, and aging. Inspirational, razor-witted, and irresistibly funny, this is a must-read
for each and every fabulous woman out there.
Peta Mathias is a respected and prolific chef, author, broadcaster, and television presenter in New Zealand. In 2006 she founded
Fête Accomplie, a company hosting gastronomic adventures in Uzès in the south of France, Marrakesh, and Rajasthan, and in
2008 she set up her own television production company to produce cooking DVDs and a television series of her culinary trips.
She is the author of Just in Time to Be Late.
Humor/Self-Help • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations
9781845965754 • March • $13.95 Paper • Mainstream Publishing

112

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-meup 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

Have a Nicer Day
Rickard Fuchs
Bridging the gap between humor and self-help, a doctor and stand-up comedian offers
advice on living the good life with the nerve to be both deadly serious and very funny—
occasionally at the same time
“A Fuchs book prolongs life more than sprouts, fibre, and expensive jogging shoes—
one laughs and gets happy.” —Journal of the Swedish Medical Association
“Delighted me with its mix of tummy-clutching humor and seriously sensible advice.”
—Daily Mail
Entertaining and amusing, this collection is packed with wisdom and advice on fun, inter­
esting, and downright weird ways to make yourself feel happier. Always thought-provoking
and funny, the strategies this book offers readers to achieve a better life are varied, but with
one thing in common—none of them are dull and preachy. The book asks such important
questions as What if you fall ill and die? and What if you die and then fall ill? Other chap­
ters cover such advice as: watch out for naked emperors; avoid TV programs about croco­
diles; expect nothing; think first, act later; act first, think later; be a bit negative; smile (but
not all the time); only believe amusing rumors; become a billionaire; accepting the unacceptable;
and more.
Rickard Fuchs is an author, a medical practitioner, a lecturer, and a stand-up comedian. He
has been published in 18 countries.
Self-Help/Humor • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 20 B/W Illustrations
9781853757433 • October • $12.95 Cloth • Prion

113

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 answers 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, Service 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

The Believers
How America Fell for Bernard Madoff’s $65 Billion Investment Scam
Adam LeBor
Part financial scandal and part Greek tragedy, this book dramatically humanizes the results of Madoff’s scam by focusing on his connection to, and catastrophic impact on, the
Jewish community
“In these turbulent times we want a morality tale, dressed up with glamour and glitz,
about how Madoff seduced and shafted the rich, sophisticated, and stupid. LeBor
stumps up these rewards in a lively story that will satisfy even the economically literate.” —Times
“There’s almost no way to approach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with objectivity . . .
but [LeBor] has achieved the near-impossible. . . . A well-rounded and truly human insight into the conflict.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on City of Oranges
Opening up the clubbish world where financier Bernard Madoff operated, this book details
the scandal that rocked the financial trust of Americans. It was in luxurious Palm Beach, by
the manicured lawns and Olympic-sized swimming pool, that Madoff ravaged the world of
philanthropy and high society he strove so hard to join; vaporizing the assets of charities,
foundations, and individuals that had trusted him with their funds. It seems nothing was sacrosanct to Madoff, possibly the
greatest con-man in history—even Elie Wiesel’s foundation lost tens of millions. It all prompted the unsettling questions How
could Madoff, a pillar of the Jewish community, do this to a Nobel Laureate and Auschwitz survivor? and How could some of
the most sophisticated and worldly people in America fall victim to a collective delusion for years? Tracing the links from Palm
Beach and the Hamptons to the clubs of Manhattan society, the book details the network of relationships across which flowed
hundreds of millions of dollars, and shows how despite material success and acclaim, some human impulses remain eternal. It
reveals how an underlying sense of insecurity still shapes some of the richest and most successful individuals in America, mak­
ing them crave ever more status and peer acclaim.
Adam LeBor is an author and journalist with more than 25 years experience who currently reports from Central Europe for
the Times. His previous books include City of Oranges, Complicity with Evil, and Seduced by Hitler.
Finance/True Crime • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780753827437 (Replaces 9780297859192) • November • $16.95 New in paper • Phoenix

114

The New Capitalism
Robert Peston
The business editor of the BBC and former financial editor for the Financial Times
reveals how the economic landscape has changed forever, and what that means for
the future
“The most riveting book on finance you may ever bother to read.”
—Evening Standard on Who Runs Britain?
“Peston, in relaxed, conversational style is a great traveling companion along the
highways of finance.” —Observer on Who Runs Britain?
It’s been the worst financial and economic crisis since the 1930s and this book exposes
the naiveté and complacency of bankers and authorities when they were confronted with
the unmistakable signs that calamity was on the horizon. For banks, the crisis has been
a debacle like no other, but it could have been even worse—an economic Armageddon.
Posing the questions If the old capitalism failed, have we really learned anything? and
Do any of us really understand the painful implications of the new economic reality, that
we can no longer borrow as much as we’d like to maintain our living standards?, this ac­
count shows how the onset of that storm has changed the economic landscape forever.
It also predicts the jobs that will be available, the necessary skills that will be needed,
how to save, how the banks and big companies will be run, and what the new compact
between the public and private sectors will be.
Robert Peston is the BBC’s award-winning business editor. He was previously the Sunday Telegraph’s city editor and political editor, and the financial editor and head of in­
vestigations at the Financial Times.
Business/Economics • 368 pp • 6 x 9
9780340998618 • December • $19.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Life Coaching for Work
The Simple Formula for Total Job Satisfaction
Eileen Mulligan
How to deal with stress, handle office politics, get the promotion you deserve, and more,
using life coaching techniques
The simple yet powerful formula for success presented in this book can help anyone achieve
their ideal working situation. Whether starting a first job, dissatisfied with a current po­
sition, working for the wrong company, or seeking a new job, readers will find, in this
manual, the steps that will bring about total job satisfaction. Showing workers how to
assess their values and set their goals, evaluate their skills, and build harmonious work­
ing relationships, it goes on to describe how to find the right company culture and com­
municate and negotiate effectively. This guide also provides tools to enable all workers
to create a perfect work/life balance so they can achieve what they want, both personally
and professionally.
Eileen Mulligan is a former award-winning entrepreneur, a business consultant, a life coach,
and the author of Life Coaching: Change Your Life in 7 Days and Little Goals Big Results.
Career/Self-Help • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941802 (Replaces 9780749921613) • November • $13.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

115

Life Coaching
Change Your Life in 7 Days
Eileen Mulligan
From finances and spirituality to family, this guide helps readers become their own life
coaches and improve all areas of their lives
“In the space of three months I have doubled my workload and tripled my income. I
have also stopped smoking.” —Nick Morgan, Independent
Powerful life-coaching techniques are laid out in this book to help readers reassess their lives,
redefine success, and set new goals. Using questionnaires, checklists, and action plans, this
guide demonstrates how to devise their personal life program and how to fulfill their every
ambition. Readers will discover how to identify and achieve goals while overcoming the blocks
and problems that have held them back in the past. It will also help improve their relation­
ships, do the work they want to do, build confidence and self-esteem, and enjoy well-being
and contentment in all aspects of life.
Eileen Mulligan, a former award-winning entrepreneur, is a business consultant, life coach,
and the author of Life Coaching for Work and Little Goals Big Results.
Self-Help • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941901 (Replaces 9780749919375) • November • $13.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Little Goals Big Results
Achieve 100% Results with the 10% Approach
Eileen Mulligan
Advice from a life coach on achieving large life changes by breaking them down into manageable daily steps
Through a process established by this book of setting little goals on a daily basis, readers will
discover just how easy it is to turn their lives around and achieve the big results they have al­
ways wanted. Change does not have to be monumental or daunting, nor does it have to be
time consuming. Life coach principles explain how to achieve change quickly and each chap­
ter takes a different area of life, presenting case studies, exercises, goal-setting ideas, and ex­
amples. These are aimed at helping readers build a full picture of where they are, where they
would like to be, and how to get there—step by step. Readers will discover how to set goals
and identify their true values, what they need to do to bring out the best in themselves, how
to get organized and take control of their time, and how to boost confidence and find success.
Eileen Mulligan is a former award-winning entrepreneur, is a business consultant, a life coach,
and the author of Life Coaching and Life Coaching for Work.
Self-Help • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780749940751 (Replaces 9780749925468) • December • $13.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

116

INSTANT MANAGER
Written by leading experts, the Instant Manager series offers inexpensive, concise, and authoritative guides
suitable for managers just finding their way, and for those looking to enhance the skills they already have.
The portable format allows readers to easily to fit learning and development into a busy work life, and a handy
tear-out card covering the most salient points allows readers to carry the expertise with them. Based on the
10 most frequently asked questions, each chapter ends with a quick tip that can be used immediately.
Each: Career • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • Paper • Hodder Education

Managing Yourself
Bernice Walmsley
From how your personal values affect your career to using your time wisely and developing
your personal networks, a practical introduction to being your own manager
Those looking to best self-manage will find help, through this book, with answering such ques­
tions as What personal resources do you need to do your job? How can you fill any gaps in your
current skills? What do you need to do to develop yourself professionally? How does your work
role fit into your organization? and What is important to you? Also included is a fascinating in­
terview with Andy Green, the head of BT Global Services which manages the global networked
IT estate for such companies as PepsiCo and Procter and Gamble.
Bernice Walmsley is the author of Teach Yourself Decluttering and Teach Yourself Good
Study Skills.
40 Line Drawings • 9780340947388 • November • $15.95

Working with People
Sidney Callis
From developing working relationships with colleagues and managing teams to dealing with
grievances—a concise, authoritative guide to every aspect of managing people
An essential addition to any manager’s library, this guide stresses getting results, covering such
areas as recruiting and selecting people, allocating and checking work, monitoring progress and
quality, managing conflict, making the most of meetings, developing people, and building an organization's relationship with others.
Sidney Callis is a former management consultant, a principal of company specializing in pro­
viding business writing training and the editor of Business Executive magazine.
9780340947364 • December • $14.95

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117

Confident Networking for Career Success
Gael Lindenfield and Stuart Lindenfield
Quick-fix solutions to common problems for both introverts and extroverts
This practical and accessible self-help book enables career-minded readers to build confi­
dence and develop the essential personal and psychological qualities and skills needed in
order to acquire contacts, enjoy beneficial relationships, and develop a successful and ex­
citing career. Packed with information, advice, and anecdotes, this guide offers help in over­
coming shyness, anxiety, and low self-esteem as well as advice on developing communication,
emotional management, organizational, relationship, and electronic skills. This collection
contains tips and tools that will help anyone easily generate new contacts and enjoy the work­
ing life they want.
Gael Lindenfield is the author of Build Your Self Esteem, Increase Your Confidence, and Manage Your Anger. Stuart Lindenfield works for the world’s largest career management con­
sultancy. He is a presenter, a speaker, and a recognized authority on networking.
Career/Business • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9780749941703 • February • $12.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

Network Your Way to Success
The Secrets of Successful Business Relationships
John Timperley
How to succeed in one’s job, win more work, and widen a pool of contacts while avoiding cultural and etiquette gaffes
By following the simple networking strategies and the techniques of the world's top connecters
outlined in this book, readers will quickly learn how to build a network of useful contacts.
Effective networking is vital to the success of organizations—and the individuals who work
in them. Most people are poor networkers, but it is easy to improve networking skills with
this guide that explains how to polish communication skills, create a lasting impression, quickly
build a network, use a contacts database effectively, enjoy new friends and contacts, and max­
imize chances of success. This book is for individuals who answers no to any of the ques­
tions: Do you know enough people who could give or refer work to you? Do you know your
prospective clients better than your competitor? Are you great at following up contacts from
events you attend? Are you an excellent host at your own business or social function? Do
you know the secrets of making a real impact on those you meet?
John Timperley is a marketing director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest pro­
fessional services firm.
Career/Business • 272 pp • 5 x 8
9780749952631 (Replaces 9780749922832) • September • $15.95 Paper • Piatkus Books

118

May Contain Traces of Magic
Tom Holt
From the master of comic fantasy, a new reason to find technology terrifying
“Holt is, as usual, absurd, funny, and light-handed enough with the
completely ridiculous bits to keep the story moving, assuring that the
reader doesn’t actually notice how bizarre the story has become, or
how tangled the mystery is, until it’s nearly done.” —Booklist
“Holt has a touch that is equally breezy and serious: the story’s twists
and revelations feel like Douglas Adams emulating David Mamet.”
—Publishers Weekly on Falling Sideways
“The best similes since Douglas Adams. Buy it for heaven’s sake.”
—SFX on Little People
There are all kinds of products—good ones, bad ones, ones that stay in the
garage molding for years until your garden gnome makes a home out of it.
Most products are harmless if handled properly, but some are not—like the
ones that contain traces of magic. Chris Popham wasn’t paying enough attention
when he talked to his SatNav. Sure, she gave him directions, never talked back
to him, and always led him to his next spot on the map with perfect accuracy.
She was the best thing in his life. So was it really his fault that he didn’t start
paying attention when she talked to him? In his defense, that was her job. But
when “Take the next right” turned into “Excuse me,” the real trouble started.
Because sometimes a GPS isn’t a GPS—sometimes it’s an imprisoned soul trapped
inside a metal box that will do anything it can to get free. And some products
you just can’t return.
Tom Holt is the highly praised author of more than 20 comic fantasy nov­
els, including Barking, Falling Sideways, and Little People.
Fantasy • 368 pp • 5 x 8
9781841495064 (Replaces 9781841495057) • November • $12.95 New in paper • Orbit UK

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Little People

Falling Sideways

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Snow White and
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The Portable Door

Only Human

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In Your Dreams

Nothing but Blue Skies

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FELIX CASTOR
Mike Carey
“Engrossing . . . the resolution of this ingeniously multilayered tale will satisfy fans of both fantasy and
detective fiction. Felix Castor’s wisecracking cleverness in the face of weird nemeses makes him the perfect
hard-boiled hero for a new supernatural noir series.” —Publishers Weekly starred review of The Devil You Know
Mike Carey is the acclaimed writer of the comics Hellblazer and Lucifer and the current writer
on Marvel’s X-Men: Legacy and Ultimate Fantastic Four. The first three novels in his Felix Castor
series are The Devil You Know, Vicious Circle, and Dead Men’s Boots.
Each: Fantasy • 512 pp • 4.5 x 7 • $8.99 Paper • Orbit UK

Thicker Than Water
In the fourth gripping book in the highly acclaimed series Publishers Weekly calls “every
bit as good as the better-known Jim Butcher,” old ghosts of different kinds come back to
haunt Felix
“Witty, deadpan, and shudderingly noir. . . . Carey drives this thriller like Chandler at the
wheel of a runaway hearse.” —Daily Express
“You’ll be up all night finishing this one.” —Richard Morgan, author, Altered Carbon
Names and faces Felix Castor thought he’d left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bring­
ing about far more trouble than anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and
new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something
like hell—these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from
bad to worse for London’s favorite freelance exorcist. Castor’s stepped over the line this time,
and he knows he’ll have to pay; how much is the only question. It is not the best of times, then,
for an unwelcome confrontation with his holier-than-thou brother, Matthew, and just when he
thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, along comes Father Gwillam and the Anathemata.
9781841496566 • October

The Naming of the Beasts
The fifth dynamic outing for freelance London exorcist Felix Castor resolves a long-running arc, and finds Castor making a brutal choice
“There are some authors that guarantee a good read. Mike Carey is one of them. . . .
Although it can be read as a standalone novel, you don’t want to miss out on the previous
four . . . the novels just keep getting better.” —www.sfrevu.com
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Felix Castor, he’ll tell
you there’s quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. He should
know, for there are only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away
with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it’s left Castor with blood on his
hands. Well, not his hands—it’s always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances,
and bystanders. So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whiskey, while an innocent woman lies
dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives and there’s a demon
loose on the streets. It’s not just any demon—this one rides shotgun on his best friend’s soul
and can’t be expelled without killing him. It seems that Felix Castor’s got some tough choices
to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break loose—literally.
9781841496559 • January

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The Library of Shadows
Mikkel Birkegaard
An engrossing Danish literary thriller of intrigue, conspiracy, and the extraordinary power
of reading
When Luca Campelli dies a sudden and violent death, his son Jon inherits his second-hand
bookshop, Libri di Luca, in Copenhagen. Jon had not seen his father for 20 years—since
the mysterious death of his mother. After Luca’s death is followed by an arson attempt on
the shop, Jon is forced to explore his family’s past. Unbeknownst to him, the bookshop has
for years been hiding a remarkable secret. It is the meeting place of a society of booklovers
and readers who have maintained a tradition of immense power passed down from the days
of the great library of ancient Alexandria. Now someone is trying to destroy them, and Jon
finds he must fight to save himself and his new friends.
Mikkel Birkegaard’s first novel The Library of Shadows was a national bestseller in his na­
tive Denmark, and has now been published in 17 languages.
Fantasy/Mystery • 432 pp • 5 x 8
9780552775021 • November • $14.95 Paper • Black Swan

Above the Snowline
Steph Swainston
A prequel to Swainston’s Castle novels, this story of reader favorite character Jan Shira
is perfect for fans of China Mieville, Hal Duncan, and Alan Campbell—the bright cutting edge of contemporary fantasy
“Swainston—and her lyrical debut—got terrific press. Deservedly so.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“Brings a bold new vision to the fantasy genre, combining classic fantasy elements
with imaginative new images.” —Library Journal on The Year of Our War
“Scintillating prose, well–developed characters and talent for brilliant absurdities . . .
one of the more innovative fantasies of recent years.” —Publishers Weekly starred
review of No Present Like Time
Here is the story of Jant Shira’s life as a hunter in the mountains, before the drugs took
over. Awian exiles are building a stronghold in the Darkling mountains, where the Rhy­
danne hunt. Their clash of interests soon leads to bloodshed and Shira Dellin, a Rhydanne
huntress, appeals to the immortal Circle for justice. The Emperor sends Jant—halfRhydanne, half-Awian, and all confidence—to mediate. As Jant is drawn into the spiral­
ing violence he is shaken into coming to terms with his own heritage, and with his feelings
for the alien, intoxicating Dellin. This story of Jant’s early years in the Circle shows the
Fourlands as readers have never seen them before.
Steph Swainston is an archaeologist and the author of the Castle series, including Dangerous Offspring, No Present Like Time, and The Year of Our War.
Fantasy/Science Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9780575091238 • January • $14.95 Paper • Gollancz

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Jasmyn
Alex Bell
A husband’s sudden death leads a bereaved widow into a strange
and mystical world that hides a deep secret
“I was reminded of Neil Gaiman. But the mix of wonder,
creepy paranoia, and disjointed dream-logic Bell brings to
her tale of love, loss, revenge, and redemption is distinctively her own. . . . A deft and incisive exploration of myths
and romance, distinguished by flashes of true imaginative
power.” —Realms of Fantasy
“As an exercise in sustaining a fantasy world, it’s impressive.” —SFX
“Bell’s strength lies in fusing fairy-tale and psychological
suspense in a compelling modern narrative, combined with
effective characterization. Bell charts original territory with
considerable charm.” —Guardian
One day, without warning, Jasmyn’s husband Liam dies of an
aneurysm. Wrapped up in her grief, Jasmyn is trapped in a world
without color, without flavor, without Liam. But even through the
haze of misery she begins to notice strange events—things are not
as they should be and eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mys­
teries that have sprung up after her husband’s death. The mys­
teries turn out to be deeper than Jasmyn expects, and she quickly
finds herself immersed in a magical story of swans, castles, and
bones; of murder and a vicious battle between brothers; of a lost
past and a stolen love.
Alex Bell is the author of The Ninth Circle.
Science Fiction • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9780575084452 • November • $14.95 Paper • Gollancz

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Yellow Blue Tibia
Adam Roberts
A group of Soviet authors are shocked to watch the science fiction story they wrote 40 years ago slowly come to life in this
fantastic tale from the author of Swiftly
“Wildly imaginative yet delivering the absurdist punch associated with Kafka and Orwell, this novel of high spirits disguised as fact provides a field day for the literary enthusiast
as well as the UFO fan.” —Library Journal
“An endlessly inventive writer . . . one of our most intelligent
and versatile authors.” —SFRevue
“Part a droll comedy of manners parodying the fall of Soviet
communism, part an intellectual inquiry into the idea of multiple quantum realities, and part an attempt to discover why,
despite the ubiquity of reported sightings, UFOs have never
been proved to exist. As ever with Roberts, the writing is impeccable and the ideas riveting.” —Guardian

Short-listed for the British Science Fiction Award
In Russia, the year is 1946, and with the Nazis recently defeated,
Stalin gathers half a dozen of the top Soviet science fiction authors
in a dacha in the countryside. Convinced that the defeat of Amer­
ica is only a few years away—and equally convinced that the So­
viet Union needs a massive external threat to hold it together—Stalin
orders the writers to compose a massively detailed and highly be­
lievable story about an alien race poised to invade the earth. The
little group of writers gets down to the task and spends months
working until new orders come from Moscow to immediately halt
the project. The scientists obey and live their lives until, in the af­
termath of Chernobyl, the survivors gather again, because some­
thing strange has happened: the story they invented in 1946 is
starting to come true.
Adam Roberts is a novelist whose titles include Salt, Swiftly, and
Gradisil. His work has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke
Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. He also writes parodies, in­
cluding Doctor Whom: E.T. Shoots and Leaves, The Sellamillion,
and The Va Dinci Cod.
Science Fiction • 488 pp • 5 x 8
9780575083585 (Replaces 9780575083578) • October
$14.95 Paper • Gollancz

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Retromancer
Robert Rankin
In the newest madcap adventure from Robert Rankin, history has gone askew
and it’s up to the one and only Hugo Rune to face down aliens and monsters galore in order to put everything in its right place
“Rune’s explosive and satisfying smackdown with his eternally evil nemesis,
Count Otto Black, will please [Rankin’s] longtime fans.” —Publishers Weekly
“It’s easy to see why Rankin has a huge cult following. Drawing on a rich
vein of English humor that encompasses Python, Adams, and Stanshall,
his comedy-fantasies are filled with pop culture references, music hall
wordplay, and ironic quips galore.” —BBC FOCUS
“Rankin’s traditionally in-your-face humor is fully in evidence in Retro­
mancer, gearing it up to 11 and rarely, if ever, letting go of the reader’s attention. We loved it and we suspect that you might too.” —SciFi Now
There is big and evil magic upon the face of the Earth, and history has conse­
quently been changed. The Germans have won World War II; America is a nu­
clear wasteland; and worst of all the breakfast menu at the Wife’s Legs Café in
Brentford is serving bratwurst rather than the proper British sausage. When the
world is all wrong and it needs setting right, the only hope left is Hugo Rune,
a man who offers the world his genius and asks only that his expenses be cov­
ered. Hugo, also known as the hokus bloke, the Lad Himself, and the Retro­
mancer, sets out to rewrite history the way it should be, with the aid of his faithful
acolyte and companion Rizla. Together they return to war-torn London to solve
the 12 cosmic conundrums based upon Hugo’s personal tarot deck, each mys­
tery leading them closer to a final terrifying confrontation. They must match
their wits against beautiful spies, advanced alien technology, killer robots, and death rays; do battle with an ancient god;
and come face to face once more with Hugo Rune’s arch-enemy, the sinister Count Otto Black.
Robert Rankin is the author of The Brightnomicon, The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code, Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse,
Knees Up Mother Earth, Necrophenia, The Toyminator, and The Witches of Chiswick.
Science Fiction • 368 pp • 5 x 8
9780575085008 (Replaces 9780575078727) • February • $12.95 New in paper • Gollancz

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The
Brightonomicon

Knees Up
Mother Earth

9780575085466

9780575085459

The Hollow
Chocolate
Bunnies of the
Apocalypse
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of Chiswick
9780575085442

The Toyminator
9780575085473

The Da Da De
Da Da Code
9780575085480

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 precision 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, exper­
imental, and fun collection is a feast for the senses, a celebra­
tion 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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H. G. Wells Classic Collection
H. G. Wells
Illustrations by Les Edwards
The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men
in the Moon, and The Invisible Man are all collected in a stunning leather-bound omnibus
Five of the best science fiction novels by the father of science fiction are collected in one
volume. Unsurpassed in their timeless capacity to thrill and transfix, these are tales that
reach to the heart of human ambition, fear, intelligence, and hope. The Time Machine was
Wells’ first major piece of fiction: a haunting vision of a far future earth orbiting a sun
cooling to extinction. The War of the Worlds is still considered by many to be the best novel
of alien invasion ever written. The terrible creations of The Island of Doctor Moreau con­
tinue to haunt the popular imagination. The House of Pain anticipated our terror of ge­
netic engineering. The Invisible Man is the classic study of scientific hubris. In The First
Men in the Moon: A Scientific Romance, a fantastical voyage reveals a dystopian night­
mare. Acclaimed World Fantasy Award–winner Les Edwards contributes black-and-white
illustrations before and after each story.
H. G. Wells (1866–1946) is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
Les Edwards is an illustrator who has won the British Fantasy Society award for Best Artist
seven times, and was awarded the World Fantasy Award in 2008. He has done numerous illustrations for Robert E. Howard’s Conan
stories and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, and for books by such authors as Anne McCaffrey, Frank Herbert, and Jack Vance.
Science Fiction/Classics • 640 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 B/W Illustrations
9780575095205 • October • $34.95 Cloth • Gollancz

H. G. Wells Complete Short Story Omnibus
H. G. Wells
This collection of short stories by H. G. Wells is the most comprehensive yet, and showcases
the hugely fertile imagination of the great author, whose ideas and storylines remain hugely
relevant to this day.
H. G. Wells (1866–1946) is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
Science Fiction/Classics • 400 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780575095243 • January • $34.95 Cloth • Gollancz

The Plattner Story and Others:
The Plattner Story
The Argonauts and the Air
The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham
In the Abyss
The Apple
Under the Knife
The Sea Raiders
Pollock and the Porroh Man
The Red Room
The Cone
The Purple Pileus
The Jilting of Jane
In the Modern Vein
A Catastrophe
The Lost Inheritance
The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic
A Slip Under the Microscope

The Stolen Bacillus & Other Incidents:
The Stolen Bacillus
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
In the Avu Observatory
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist
A Deal in Ostriches
Through a Window
The Temptation of Harringay
The Flying Man
The Diamond Maker
Æpyornis Island”
The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eye
The Lord of the Dynamos
The Hammerpond Park Burglary
The Moth
The Treasure in the Forest

Tales of Space and Time:
The Crystal Egg
The Star
A Story of the Stone Age
A Story of the Days to Come
The Man Who Could Work Miracles

Twelve Stories and a Dream:
Filmer
The Magic Shop
The Valley of Spiders
The Truth About Pyecraft
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
The Inexperienced Ghost
Jimmy Goggles the God
The New Acclerator
Mr. Ledbetter’s Vacation
The Stolen Body
Mr. Brisher’s Treasure
Miss Winchelsea’s Heart
A Dream of Armageddon

The Time Machine and Other Stories:
The Beautiful Suit
The Country of the Blind
The Door in the Wall
The Empire of the Ants
The Land Ironclads
The Pearl of Love
A Vision of Judgement

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Individual stories:
Answer to Prayer
The Grizzly Folk
Little Mother
up the Morderberg
My First Aeroplane
The Queer Story
of Brownlow’s Newspaper
The Reconciliation
The Story of the Last Trump
The Stolen Body

SF MASTERWORKS
H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells (1866–1946) is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
Each: Classics/Science Fiction • 5 x 8 • $16.95 Cloth • Gollancz

The Island of Dr. Moreau
H. G. Wells’ terrifying classic tale of science run amok
Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here
he meets the sinister Dr. Moreau, a vivisectionist driven out of Britain in disgrace. Strange
events soon cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau’s activities on the island.
This science fiction classic mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal
kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivaled fashion. Its questions about how far
science should go will ring as true today as they did when it was first published in 1896.
224 pp • 9780575095168 • September

The Time Machine
The classic time travel novella that remains a cornerstone of science fiction literature
“The Great Holy Book of science fiction.” —Locus Magazine
A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he
finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When
his time machine goes missing, the Traveler faces a fight to enter the Morlocks’ domain and
return to his own time. The first novel by the father of modern science fiction, this classic
story has proved hugely influential.
144 pp • 9780575095175 • October

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Conan the Barbarian
The Original Unabridged Adventures of the World’s
Greatest Fantasy Hero
Robert E. Howard
Seventeen original adventures from Conan’s creator are
prefaced by an essay called “The Hyborian Age,” which
Howard wrote in 1932 to give his Conan stories a background that would set them in a historical context
Conan the Barbarian is a name known throughout Cimmeria,
Brythinia, Turan, and all the territories bordering the Vilayet
Sea—as well as most countries more familiar to us in the
real world. The character has become a multifaceted industry,
as famous in our world today as he was in his own world
during the Hyborian Age. More than 50 novels and count­
less short stories featuring Conan have been written by a va­
riety of authors, but the stories contained in this massive
volume are all by the character’s creator, Robert E. Howard.
Originally written by Howard to be published in the mag­
azine Weird Tales in the 1930s, these include short stories
such as “Shadows in the Moonlight” through to longer tales
such as “A Witch Shall Be Born.” Although many have taken
up the challenge to extend Conan’s adventures over the years,
Howard was a master of his craft, lovingly creating a myth­
ical world in which his original masterpieces reign supreme.
Robert E. Howard’s (1906–1936) tales of heroic and su­
pernatural fantasy won him a huge audience across the world
and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert
Jordan to Raymond E. Feist.
Fantasy • 512 pp • 7 x 9
9781853758027 (Replaces 9781853756993) • November
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The Best of Zane Grey

Edgar Allan Poe

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Sherlock Holmes

Jack London

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The Hyborian Age
Phoenix on the Sword
The Scarlet Citadel
The Tower of the Elephant
Black Colossus
The Slithering Shadow
The Pool of the Black One
Rogues in the House
Shadows in the Moonlight
Queen of the Black Coast
The Devil in Iron
The People of the Black Circle
A Witch Shall Be Born
Jewels of Gwahlurc
Beyond the Black River
Shadows in Zamboula
Red Nails

BEING HUMAN
“All three characters are highly appealing, but the charm of the show lies in the delicate balance of engrossing drama and
disarming humor; the series is not campy or self-conscious, it’s witty in an offhand, understated way.” —New York Times
“A delightful balance of modern coming-of-age dramedy and horror fantasy. . . . If you could imagine the love child
of Friends and Dexter you’d be close.” —Los Angeles Times
“Frighteningly good.” —TV Guide
A BBC America coproduction, Being Human is a witty and extraordinary look into the lives of three
20-somethings and their secret double lives—as a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost. They struggle to live
normal lives, despite their strange and dark secrets. BBC America aired Season 1 in July 2009, now available
on DVD and iTunes, and will debut Season 2 on July 25, 2010, with Season 3 to follow.
Fantasy/Television • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781846079009 • Available • $13.95 Paper • BBC Books

Bad Blood

Chasers

The Road

James Goss

Mark Michalowski

Simon Guerrier

One of Annie’s oldest friends has
come looking for her—and what’s
more amazing is that she’s found her

George and Mitchell are both asked for
favors—and each finds himself with a
painfully difficult choice to make

The roommates find their hands full
with a ghost to help and mysterious
deaths to solve

Denise is the ultimate party girl, and she
is determined to bring her old friend
Annie out of her shell. Mitchell is delighted, but George really thinks the last
thing they need to do is to go out and
meet new people. Annie and Denise
throw themselves into organizing a Bingo
night at the local sports hall—after all,
it’s for charity, and what’s not to love
about having a good time? But why is
Denise back in town? Why have Bristol’s
vampires suddenly started hanging
around wherever they go? And why does
George get the feeling that Bingo night
is going to go horribly, horribly wrong?

George’s friend, Kaz, arrives at the apartment with a staggering request: she and
her partner Gail want to have a child, and
they’d like George to be the father.
George is warming to the idea—he has
always wanted kids, and he can be as involved in the baby’s life as he wishes—
but he is wary. What if his condition is
genetic? Mitchell and Annie don’t approve of the new plan, but Mitchell is
wrestling with a difficult decision of his
own: a patient at the hospital, Leo, is surprisingly good company, but he seems a
little too interested in Mitchell’s history—
and he has a surprising request of his
own for his new friend.

Annie has learned quite a bit about her
new friend Gemma: she’s from Bristol, she
used to work in a pharmacy, and she’s
never forgiven herself for the suicide of
her teenage son. She also died 10 years
ago and doesn’t know why she’s come
back through that door. Perhaps it has
something to do with the new road
they’re building through the rundown
part of town. The plans are sparking
protests, and Annie knows those derelict
houses hold a secret in Gemma’s past.
Will stopping the demolition help Gemma
be at peace again? Annie, George, and
Mitchell get involved in the road protest,
but they are more concerned by mysterious deaths at the hospital.

James Goss is the author of the Torchwood novels Almost Perfect, The Radio
Adventure, and Risk Assessment.
9781846079009

Mark Michalowski has written several
Doctor Who–related novels and short
stories, including Relative Dementias,
Shining Darkness, and Wetworld.
9781846078996

Simon Guerrier has written and edited
numerous Doctor Who–related books,
including The Pirate Loop, The Slitheen
Excursion, and The Time Travellers.
9781846078989

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KNIGHTS TEMPLAR SERIES
Michael Jecks
“Boasts an exciting, twisting plot.” —Publishers Weekly on No Law in the Land
“Jecks’s painstakingly researched medieval whodunit . . . is neatly enfolded in the continuing
saga of Edward’s tumultuous reign.” —Kirkus Reviews on The King of Thieves
“Stirring intrigue and a compelling cast of characters will continue to draw accolades from fans
of the author’s hefty historicals.” —Mystery Lovers Bookshop News on The Malice of Unnatural Death
“Jecks does a good job of evoking the brutal and tempestuous society of the period.”
—Publishers Weekly on The Prophecy of Death
Michael Jecks is the bestselling author of the Knights Templar series and a member of the Medieval Murderers.

The Oath
Set amid the turmoil of war, when nobody’s life is safe, comes a
gripping new murder mystery from a master of medieval crime
1326. In an England riven with conflict, knight and peasant alike find
their lives turned upside down by the warring factions of Edward II,
with his hated favorite, Hugh le Despenser, and Edward’s estranged
Queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer. Yet even in such times
the brutal slaughter of an entire family, right down to a babe in arms,
still has the power to shock. Three further murders follow, and bailiff
Simon Puttock is drawn into a web of intrigue, vengeance, power, and
greed as Roger Mortimer charges him to investigate the killings. Michael
Brilliantly evoking the turmoil of 14th-century England, this novel features well-loved characters Simon Puttock and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill
as they strive to maintain the principles of loyalty and truth.
Mystery • 400 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781847379009 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

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No Law in
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The King
of Thieves

The Prophecy
of Death

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and Her Lover
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The Bishop Must Die
As the threat of war hangs over England, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff
Puttock must work desperately to prevent murder, in the latest
thrilling mystery in this hugely popular series
“Jecks once again captures the spirit of the period with another exciting visit to 14th-century England.” —Publishers Weekly
1326. In France, King Edward II’s estranged wife Queen Isabella shames
him by refusing to return to England and humiliates him further by flaunting her adulterous relationship with the king’s sworn enemy, traitor Sir Roger
Mortimer. When the king hears she has betrothed their son to the daughter of the Count of Hainault, all England fears an invasion of Hainault mercenaries. Meanwhile the Treasurer of England’s life is threatened. He has
made many enemies in a long political life, and Sir Baldwin and Simon must
do all they can to find the would-be assassin before he can strike.
Mystery • 512 pp • 4.5 x 7 • Headline
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The Malice of
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The Death Ship
of Dartmouth

A Friar’s
Bloodfeud

The Butcher
of St Peter’s

The Chapel
of Bones

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9780755322985

9780755322961

The Abbot’s Gibblet

The Traitor of St. Giles

The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

9780747255987

9780747263623

9780755301690

The Leper’s Return

The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker

The Templar’s Penance

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir

The Tournament of Blood

9780747259527

9780747266129

Belladonna at Belstone

The Sticklepath Strangler

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9780755301713

The Outlaws of Ennor
9780755301737

The Tolls of Death
9780755301751

The Devil’s Acolyte
9780747267256

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CROWNER JOHN MYSTERIES
Bernard Knight
“Another stellar historical whodunit from the practiced pen of a master.” —Booklist on Crowner Royal
“Meaty and entertaining . . . will appeal to Ellis Peters fans.” —Library Journal on The Elixir of Death
Bernard Knight is the author of the Crown John Mysteries series and is a member of the Medieval Murderers.

A Plague of Heretics
Bernard Knight
The 14th gripping murder mystery to feature 12th-century coroner, Crowner John
With the city of Exeter ravaged by an outbreak of the “yellow plague,” Sir John de
Wolfe, the county coroner, must divide his time between visiting his sick brother,
William, who has been struck down by the disease, and dealing with a series of brutal murders that appears to be linked to a revival of heresy in the city. When some
of the cathedral canons begin a crusade against this danger to the Church, Sir John
finds himself accused of being too sympathetic to the heretics, bringing him into
conflict with the ecclesiastic authorities. As the situation worsens, the coroner must
seek sanctuary in order to save his skin. Can he survive long enough to unmask the
real killer?
Mystery • 416 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781847393296 • January • $8.99 Paper • Pocket Books UK

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OATHSWORN
Robert Low
“Robert Low’s Oathsworn series is historical writing at its best and most full-blooded, with its tremendous
pacing, black comedy, a wonderfully vivid and rough-hewn prose style like runes hacked into granite, and
most appealingly of all, its doomy, pagan sense of comradeship-unto-death between Orm Rurikson and
his band of Viking brothers.” —William Napier, author, Attila
“A fantastic book, one of the best I have read for years. There’s a wonderful earthiness to proceedings and
he creates a tangible sense of being there. There’s a sturdy, lyrical and epic quality about the writing which makes
it feel like the kind of saga a Viking would recount in his old age.” —Simon Scarrow on The Whale Road
“No modern novelist knows more about the Vikings than Robert Low. . . . He has created a completely convincing
and utterly compelling modern Viking saga. The history, myth, and fiction are folded seamlessly together: wonderful,
unbeatable stuff.” —Harry Sidebottom, author, Fire in the East
Robert Low is a former war correspondent and the author of the Oathsworn series.

The Prow Beast
The gripping action-packed sequel to The White Raven

The first two books in the Oathsworn series, The Whale Road
(9780312361945) and The Wolf Sea (9780312361952), were
published by St. Martin’s Press
The Oathsworn have become feared and respected throughout the Viking world,
and although men cower in their presence, fame comes at a price. While the
Oathsworn revel in their new-found fame, Sterki, an old enemy with revenge in
his heart, attacks their homestead—the Fjord Elk is sunk, old oarmates die, and
the Oathsworn are forced to flee into the mountains. Unused to losing, the
Oathsworn retreat to lick their wounds and to care for Queen Sigrith, pregnant
and soon to bear the heir to the crown of Sweden. Though the urge for revenge
is strong, Orm’s first duty is to protect the queen, and Orm soon realizes that
revenge is not the only thing on Sterki’s mind—he has joined forces with Styrbjorn, nephew of King Eirik and next in line to the throne if he can only get rid
of the current heir. As the Oathsworn fight to defend themselves, their fortunes,
and an unborn prince, they have time to reflect that the hammer of fate can fall
heavy on the famous.
Fiction • 368 pp • 5 x 8
9780007298570 • November • $12.95 Paper • HarperCollins UK

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The White Raven
9780007287987 • $12.95

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Caligula
Douglas Jackson
A major new historical epic in the tradition of Conn Iggulden combines impeccable research
and historical detailing with the power and pace of a great thriller
“Light and dark in equal measure, colorful, thoughtful, and bracing.” —Manda Scott,
author, Dreaming the Eagle
As a young slave, Rufus grows up far from the corruption of Caligula’s imperial court, where
excess, huge building projects, the largest gladiatorial battles Rome was ever to see—men and
animals killed in the hundreds—conspiracies, assassination attempts, and sexual scandal were
the norm. But when Rufus’ growing reputation as an animal trainer and his friendship with
Cupido, one of Rome’s greatest gladiators, attract the cruel gaze of the Emperor, Rufus is bought
from his master and taken to the imperial palace as keeper of the imperial elephant. Rufus
soon learns that life here is dictated by Caligula’s ever shifting moods—he is as generous as
he is cruel, he is a megalomaniac who declares himself a living god who simultaneously lives
in constant fear of the plots against his life. But Caligula’s paranoia is not misplaced, intrigue
permeates his court, and Rufus and Cupido find themselves unwittingly placed at the center
of a conspiracy to assassinate the Emperor.
Douglas Jackson is an assistant editor at the Scotsman.
Fiction • 496 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780552156943 • October • $9.99 Paper • Corgi

Claudius
Douglas Jackson
Claudius desires total conquest. Caratacus will fight for freedom. An epic battle is coming, in this second gripping and visceral novel of the Roman invasion of Britain, for fans
of Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow
“Jackson triumphs. . . . If I were Conn Iggulden or Simon Scarrow, I’d be rather worried
by the new Scottish kid on the block.” —Scotsman
“What stands out are Jackson’s superb battle scenes. I lost myself in the riveting depictions of combat. . . . I was gripped from start to finish.” —Ben Kane, author,
The Forgotten Legion
43 AD: in Southern Britain, Caratacus, chief of the Britons, watches from a hilltop as the scarlet cloaks of the Roman army spread across his land like blood. Among them is Rufus, keeper
of the Emperor’s elephant, an unwilling participant in the invasion of Britain. The Roman legions smash into the British forces, but just as victory seems at hand, they wait. Reinforcements are coming, led by Emperor Claudius himself. And Rufus will have a very special part
to play in the coming epic battle. Heroes will be made and kings will fall in a struggle that
will echo through the annals of history.
Douglas Jackson is an assistant editor at the Scotsman.
Fiction • 464 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780552156950 • February • $9.99 Paper • Corgi

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Falco
The Official Companion
Lindsey Davis
A must-have companion to the acclaimed series about the Imperial private eye
“What makes Davis’s long-standing series so indelible is the expert blend of Falco’s
wisecracking observations and crazy family life with some masterly suspense. . . .
Another winner for historical mystery fans.” —Library Journal on Alexandria
“Davis’s vision of everyday life in the Roman Empire is superb. I haven’t read historical fiction this good since I, Claudius by Robert Graves and The Persian Boy by Mary
Renault.” —Detroit Free Press on Shadows in Bronze
“Davis makes Rome live.” —Washington Post Book World
As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes . . .
In 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood
on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum, and now, 20 years and
20 books later, Falco fans want a companion volume that will spill the beans on the travertine. Only here will readers learn the author’s private background, including her descent
from a failed assassin and how atheism improved her knitting. Here too are the real glories and heartache involved in research and creation—why the baby had to be born in Barcelona, which plots evolved from intense loathing of management trainees, what part a thermal vest played in the iconic Falco’s conception. Enlightening quotations from the Falco books and eminent sources: Juvenal, through Chandler, to 1066 and All That are also included.
Lindsey Davis’s bestselling Marcus Didius Falco mystery series features laid-back first-century Roman detective Falco and his
partner Helena Justina. She is also the author of Rebels and Traitors and has won the CWA Historical Dagger, the Dagger in
the Library, and a Sherlock for Falco as Best Detective awards. She has been Honorary President of the Classical Association
and is a past Chair of the Crimewriters’ Association. In 2009 she was awarded the Premio de Honor de Novela Historica by
the Spanish City of Zaragoza for her career as a historical novelist.
Literary Criticism/Reference • 256 pp • 6 x 9 • 100 B/W Photos
9781846056734 • November • $29.95 Cloth • Arrow

MASTERS OF THE SEA

Captain of Rome
John Stack
Two mighty empires battle each other for control of the high seas in the second installment of the thrilling maritime adventure
“Fans of historical naval fiction will be thrilled by this exploration of an oft-ignored
era.” —Publishers Weekly on Ship of Rome
Atticus is the young captain of the Aquila, the flagship of the attack fleet of the Roman navy,
but his commander is a young upstart whose position has been purchased rather than earned.
Bound to obey his inexperienced commander’s rash orders, Atticus sails straight into a carefully laid trap. In the battle that follows, it is only by defying his commander that he can pull
his men back from the brink of defeat. Atticus will pay a high price for his defiance though,
and is summoned to Rome; despite his friendship with Septimus, a Roman centurion, Atticus is dangerously unversed in the politics of the Roman senate and finds himself facing battles both at sea against an ever-more ferocious enemy and on his own ship by those close to
home who want their revenge. Culminating in one of the greatest sea battles of classical times,
this is a stirring and powerful novel.
Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9780007351442 • January • $12.95 Paper • HarperCollins UK

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9780007285242 • $12.95

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SIMON FONTHILL SERIES
John Wilcox
“Fonthill rivals Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe series in military
action and characterization.” —Historical Novels Review
John Wilcox is a former international journalist and the author of the Simon Fronthill series.

The Shangani Patrol
Adventurer Simon Fonthill is forced to take sides in the last and most
tragic battle of 19th-century British South Africa, in this gripping military adventure
In the African Cape, Simon Fonthill—one-time subaltern and ex-captain in the
North West Frontier’s Royal Corps of Guides—and his wife Alice find themselves on tribal land and at the mercy of ruthless Matabele warriors. While being
held under the orders of the warrior king Lobengula, Fonthill becomes aware
of a Portuguese plot to undermine a valuable treaty between Lobengula and
the richest man in Africa, Cecil Rhodes. When friction develops between Rhodes
and the Matabele tribesmen, Fonthill is forced to take sides. Together with Alice
and his comrade 352 Jenkins, he becomes embroiled in one of the bloodiest
battles in British history, the Shangani River massacre.
Fiction • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9780755345625 • November • $12.95 Paper • Headline

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The Horns of the Buffalo

The Road to Kandahar

9780755309832

9780755309856

The Diamond Frontier
9780755309870

Last Stand at Majuba Hill

The Guns of El Kebir

Siege of Khartoum

9780755327195

9780755327218

9780755345601

THOMAS CHALONER MYSTERIES
Susanna Gregory
“Brilliantly evokes 1663 London . . . Gregory salts the plot with several tantalizing subsidiary puzzles, and
has impressively integrated into the story line not only historical figures but debates about the content of the
period’s newsletters and newsbooks.” —Publishers Weekly starred review of The Butcher of Smithfield
Susanna Gregory is the pseudonym of a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner’s officer.
Her series of medieval mysteries have gained a formidable following.

A Murder on London Bridge
In 1664, there is an electric air of foreboding on the streets of London—an atmosphere Thomas Chaloner fears will only take a small
spark to ignite into another civil war
The murder of a man in broad daylight on London Bridge is the first indication that the Earl of Clarendon’s fears of a rebellion against the newly
restored monarchy may be well-founded. His spy, Thomas Chaloner, suspects the assassin may be a member of a group dedicated to seeing the
return of Puritanism, and at the same time he learns of a faction close
to the King determined to bring back the old ways of the Roman Catholic
Church. He discovers, too, that the killing on the Bridge is not the only
assault committed there recently and begins to decipher a link between
the violence and the people who manage the Bridge and its tottering,
ramshackle buildings. As he moves unobtrusively between White Hall,
the elegant mansions along the Strand, and the heaving congestion on
the only river crossing, he becomes aware of an undercurrent of restlessness in the capital. And it soon becomes clear that the groups he is
investigating are planning some extraordinary climax to achieve their
separate aims on Shrove Tuesday, which gives him very little time to identify the ring-leaders and thwart their intentions.
Mystery • 336 pp • 5 x 8
9780751541823 (Replaces 9781847442529) • March
$12.95 New in paper • Sphere

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MORLAND DYNASTY
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is a past winner of the Romantic Novelists Award and the creator
of the increasingly popular series of crime novels featuring Inspector Bill Slider.

The Dancing Years
The 33rd installment in the saga of the Morland family begins in the
year 1919
As the euphoria of the Armistice fades, the Morland family and the nation count the cost—millions dead or disabled, unemployment, strikes, and
shortages—and attempt to build a new life. Teddy tries to recreate balance but then a trip to France to see the place where Ned fell has unforeseen
consequences. Polly, grieving for Erich Kuppel, persuades her father to send
her to New York and, despite Prohibition, the great city, pulsing with life,
promises her a fresh start; Jessie and Bertie, detained in London by Bertie’s
job, long to start their new life together. Jack becomes a pioneer of civil
aviation, but when the company fails he’s faced with unemployment, with
a growing family to support. As they all seek relief from their own memories, the Morlands witness a new world struggling to be born out of the
ashes, and as long as the music lasts, they will keep on dancing.
Fiction • 640 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781847441232 • January • $26.95 Cloth • Sphere

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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
“A good strong mix of marital melodramas, political maneuverings, seductions, murders, and trials.” —Kirkus Reviews on Ben Retallick
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 proficiency 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

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The Duke’s Agent
Rebecca Jenkins
In the tradition of Georgette Heyer comes the first in this Regency mystery starring Raif
Jarrett, an intriguing new hero who illuminates the dark corners of Georgian England
“A well-crafted, pacy tale with very strong, well-defined characters . . . brings the
countryside vividly to life.” —Historical Novel Society
“A splended portrait of an enterprising rogue.” —Sunday Telegraph
Returning soldier Raif Jarrett is seeking a quiet life as an agent to the Duke of Penrith. So
when he is sent to the town of Woolbridge to settle the affairs of one of the Duke’s tenants
following his sudden death, the dangers of the Yorkshire countryside could not be more unexpected. Jarrett begins to uncover a network of crime and corruption but is thwarted at
every turn by the town’s powerful and much-feared magistrate, Mr. Justice Raistrick. When
a young woman dies in tragic and mysterious circumstances, Jarrett is accused of her murder and has to fight for his life while desperately seeking to uncover the truth. As he unravels one mystery, Raif Jarrett keeps the lid firmly closed on another. As a stranger in
Woolbridge, Jarrett sets tongues wagging, but he refuses to talk about his family, especially
his connection to the Duke, nor will he explain why he fled to the army—seeking almost
certain death—some years previously. Even the elegant and charming Henrietta, in whom
Jarrett longs to confide, cannot work out this enigmatic newcomer.
Rebecca Jenkins is a journalist and broadcaster.
Mystery/Romance • 296 pp • 5 x 8
9781847247889 • September • $12.95 Paper • Quercus

139

The Debonair Duke
Emily Hendrickson
A duke will stop at nothing to lay his hands on Pamela’s jewels in this winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
“A clever and tightly woven tale of secrets, scandal, and society. Meticulously
researched, the dialogue and settings are incredibly realistic and carry the reader to
another time and place with ease.” —Romance Junkies
“With graceful writing and an elegant sense of style, Hendrickson sprinkles her own
special 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
delivered 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
Nottingham—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 forgiveness for sins committed in the Holy Land for which he is certain he has earned
God’s curse. Resolved 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 consideration 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

140

PRIMAVERA BLACKSTONE MYSTERY SERIES
Quintin Jardine
“If Ian Rankin is the Robert Carlyle of Scottish crime writing, then Jardine
is surely its Sean Connery.” —Glasgow Herald
“This gritty, fast-paced mystery will pin even the most squeamish readers to the page.”
—Publishers Weekly on Thursday Legends
Quintin Jardine is the author of the Bob Skinner Mysteries and the Oz Blackstone series.

Blood Red
Primavera Blackstone herself becomes the prime suspect in the second breathtaking installment of this brilliant new series
Primavera is enjoying the quiet life in an idyllic village on the Catalan coast
of Spain. The attractive single mother and eight-year-old Tom, son of the
late and still lamented Oz Blackstone, are popular figures in the tiny community. But her close friendship with the parish priest has eyebrows rising and tongues wagging. Then a dispute explodes with a powerful councilor
who refuses to allow the village wine fair to go ahead. When his body is
found, head caved in, some ominous questions are asked.
Mystery • 416 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780755357697 (Replaces 9780755340248)• November
$8.99 New in paper • Headline

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BOB SKINNER MYSTERIES
Quintin Jardine
Quintin Jardine is the author of the Bob Skinner Mysteries and the Oz Blackstone series.

A Rush of Blood
A complex tale of deception and revenge leads Skinner and his people
to a bloody encounter and a dramatic confrontation in this 20th volume of Quintin Jardine’s outstanding cop series
“Remarkably assured . . . a tour de force.” —New York Times on
Skinner’s Rules
“Highly recommended for patrons who enjoy British police procedurals.” —Library Journal on Dead and Buried
The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur rouses suspicion
among the newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues.
They’ve crossed swords with the businessman before; why would a man with
everything to live for take his own life? As enquiries begin, a mystery girl,
drugged and incoherent, is dumped in a health center by a mysterious Galahad, who promptly disappears. Who is she, who is he, and where has he gone?
Is it coincidence that most of the massage parlors in the city have suddenly
closed overnight?
Mystery • 384 pp • 6 x 9
9780755329182 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Headline

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Fatal Last Words

Aftershock

Dead and Buried

Lethal Intent

Stay of Execution

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Skinner’s Round

Skinner’s Ordeal

Thursday Legends

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Skinner’s Rules

Skinner’s Ghosts

Autographs in the Rain

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Skinner’s Festival

Murmuring the Judges

Death’s Door

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Skinner’s Trial

Fallen Gods

Head Shot

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Skinner’s Mission

Gallery Whispers

9780747250432

9780747256670

DI GERALDINE STEEL
Leigh Russell
Leigh Russell is the author of Cut Short.

Road Closed
Following Cut Short, another thrilling case features Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel
“A stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you’re just
plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel.” —Jeffery Deaver, bestselling
author, on Cut Short
“This tense and compelling narrative introduces an extraordinary
new mystery protagonist. Escaping a failed relationship, Det. Insp.
Geraldine Steel moves to a smaller town, which she hopes will have
smaller problems. Instead she’s put in charge of investigating a young
woman’s brutal murder. Her coworkers are alternately supportive
and cynical, skeptical of her quick rise to the top, but Geraldine
doesn’t have time to worry about that when two more young women
are found dead in the same manner and location and the prime suspect is eliminated. Geraldine’s hunt for the severely disturbed killer
soon makes her a target. A wide variety of characters come seamlessly together to advance the fast-paced, twisty narrative. Russell
paints a careful and intriguing portrait of a small British community
while developing a compassionate and complex heroine who’s sure to
win fans.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on Cut Short
When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. The Murder Investigation Team are called in to investigate. The case takes on a new
and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked. As the police
enquiries lead from the expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel,
a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence—or cold-blooded murder? The Murder Investigation Team has problems of its own—and so does
Geraldine Steel. A shocking revelation threatens her peace of mind as the
investigation races towards its dramatic climax.
Mystery • 352 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781842433447 • November • $9.99 Paper • No Exit

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Cut Short
9781842432716 • $9.99

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DI JOE FARADAY
Graham Hurley
“There is no one writing better police procedurals today.” —Sunday Telegraph
Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. His sixth Faraday and
Winter novel, Blood and Honey, was short-listed for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.
Each: Mystery • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

Cut to Black
Installment five in the Faraday series is a gripping thriller about greed, power, corruption, and the iron pressures of political and personal compromise
“Readers who haven’t already found the brilliant Joe Faraday series of novels by Graham Hurley should pick up the latest superb episode—Cut to Black. Hurley is one of
the best of the new crop of realistic cop-shop writers. . . . He’s a very different kind of
writer to Ian Rankin but he’s every bit as good.” —Toronto Globe and Mail
“This book has everything required of a first rate police procedural and Hurley is now
firmly at the top, with few rivals in this genre.” —Sunday Telegraph
“A great British police procedural. Faraday is a fine creation.” —Michael Connelly,
author, A Darkness More than Night
Time is up for Bazza Mackenzie—his stranglehold on Portsmouth’s cocaine market has earned
him millions of dollars that he’s invested in legitimate businesses, but the police have mounted
an operation, code-named Tumbril, to take down the city’s biggest criminal. But when the
detective in charge is nearly killed in a mysterious hit-and-run, it falls to Joe Faraday to put
Mackenzie away. Tumbril is a career opportunity of a lifetime, but the team at the heart of
the operation is fighting a war of its own. Then Faraday’s son is arrested after a student dies
from a heroin overdose, and Faraday, finding himself totally isolated, begins to wonder just
who can he really trust.
496 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781409119999 (Replaces 9780752864211) • October

Blood and Honey
A reissue of the sixth novel in this highly acclaimed series of police procedurals
“No police procedural conveys a more authentic-seeming picture of what modern
British policing’s really like than Graham Hurley’s excellent series . . . another first-rate
thriller from a writer who is firmly up there with the best.” —Sunday Telegraph
“One of Britain’s most credible official sleuths, crisscrossing the mean streets of a city
that is a brilliantly depicted microcosm of contemporary Britain. His investigations are
realistic and authoritative, perhaps as a result of Hurley’s background in documentary
films. . . . A sterling demonstration of the way crime writing can target society’s woes.”
—Guardian
“There is no doubt that his series of police procedural novels is one of the best since
the genre was invented more than half a century ago.” —Literary Review
The discovery of a headless corpse in the sea beneath the cliffs is a grim beginning for Detective Inspector Joe Farraday’s latest investigation on the Isle of Wight. Identifying the body
proves impossible, but the disappearance of a young delivery driver who’s fallen foul of a
local nursing-home owner—an ex-soldier with a violent temper—gives the team an important lead. Meanwhile, Detective Constable Winter’s life lurches from crisis to crisis as he becomes involved with a beautiful young prostitute at the center of an investigation of a powerful
local businessman. Winter’s problems are further compounded by a series of vicious and debilitating migraines, the implications of which are alarming. For Winter, it is beginning to
look as if time is running out.
544 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781409120001 (Replaces 9780752878010) • October

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Each: Mystery • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

Beyond Reach
A brutal hit-and-run killing opens the path to another 25-year-old crime
“The dense, layered plotting, complex character development, and
thought-provoking details and motives add depth to an engrossing tale
of twisted motivation behind a murder. Fans of PD James, John Harvey,
and Jill McGown will appreciate this solid British crime novel.”
—Library Journal on One Under
“Strong characterization and tight plotting distinguish British author
Hurley’s seventh police procedural.” —Publishers Weekly on One Under
A young couple are mown down in a hit-and-run incident. The girl is badly
injured, the boy dies on the way to hospital. According to the sole witness
the boy was in the middle of the road giving the approaching car the finger.
Operation Melody is launched with DI Faraday at the helm. It reveals a mother
driven to desperation by the attacks on her son—and a link to a terrible crime
from the early 1980s that the victim does not want investigated. The investigation will rip apart a happy family, but the high-ups are desperate for their
cold cases to be cleared up, whatever the cost. And round it all circles ex-DC
Paul Winter, who has his own reasons for keeping the lid on an old crime.
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Cold Rain
Craig Smith
The author of The Blood Lance and The Painted Messiah demonstrates his versatility with this dark, stylish noir thriller set on and
around a Midwestern university campus
“Intelligent and exhilarating . . . plots will keep readers breathless.” —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 begin­
ning as Dave finds himself sucked into a vortex of conspiracy, betrayal,
jealousy, and murder. Unless he can discover quickly who is out to de­
stroy 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
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Still Bleeding
Steve Mosby
It’s a policemen’s job to look death in the eye—however sinister a form
it takes
“[A] powerful thriller. . . . Mosby intercuts between characters’ perspectives brilliantly, setting up a reveal toward the end that’s both
logical and unexpected.” —Publishers Weekly on Cry for Help
“One of a handful of writers who make me excited about crime fiction.” —Val McDermid, author, A Place of Execution
“He writes like the very best American thriller writers.” —Guardian
Sarah Pepper is dead—killed by her boyfriend in a drunken rage. He has
confessed, but he can’t remember exactly where he dumped her body. The
police appeal to the public for help finding Sarah’s remains. They’re look­
ing for a field with a wooden gate, an empty bottle of vodka by the road­
side. She will be partly concealed beneath a hedge. Shocked by the news,
Alex Connor travels halfway round the world to say goodbye to Sarah,
the friend who helped him through his darkest days. When he arrives, how­
ever, he finds only a mystery. The field has been located, but someone else
has got there first. Sarah’s body has been taken. On the other side of the
country, a killer is preying on young women. When a girl called Rebecca
Wingate vanishes, Detective Paul Kearney knows they only have a week
to find her—before her body turns up, drained completely of blood. Kear­
ney seemingly gets a break when a man confesses—but Rebecca’s body isn’t
where it should be. In their hunt to find the living and the dead, Kearney
and Alex are drawn together into a sinister world of death fetish and “mur­
derabilia,” where relics and mementos of killers are traded, and life is only
the first thing a victim will lose.
Steve Mosby is the author of The 50/50 Killer, Cry for Help, The Cutting
Crew, and The Third Person.
Fiction • 336 pp • 5 x 8
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FRANCIS HANCOCK MYSTERIES
Barbara Nadel
Barbara Nadel received the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award for Deadly Web, part of the
Inspector Ikman Mysteries series, which also includes Belshazzar’s Daughter, The Ottoman Cage, and Arabesk.

Sure and Certain Death
The fourth installment in a chilling World War II crime mystery series featuring undertaker Francis Hancock, by the author of the Inspector Ikmen Mysteries
“Impeccable mystery plotting, exotic and atmospheric.”
—Guardian on After the Mourning
In East London, 1940, Francis Hancock finds the brutally eviscerated
body of a woman in a derelict house. Francis’ sister, Nancy, knew the
victim. Then, shockingly, two more murders follow. Rumors start to spread
through the East End about a modern day Jack the Ripper. When a fourth
woman is murdered, Nancy admits that she knew all of the victims, and
Francis sets out to find the killer, discovering a trail of murderous re­
sentment that goes back decades.
Mystery • 352 pp • 4.5 x 7
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Last Rights

After the Mourning

Ashes to Ashes

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INSPECTOR IKMEN MYSTERIES
Barbara Nadel
Barbara Nadel received the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger for Deadly Web.
She is the author of the Francis Hancock Mysteries series.

Death by Design
In the 12th volume of the acclaimed Inspector Ikmen mysteries, the
chain-smoking, hard-drinking Istanbul detective ventures on to the
mean streets of low-life London to solve a vicious conspiracy
“Add Inspector Ikmen and his motley crew to the growing list of outstanding fictional cops plying their trades across all parts of Europe
and Asia, which have become hotbeds of police procedural excellence.”
—Booklist
When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down
district of Tarlabasi, a young man with explosives strapped to his chest blows
himself up in front of them. In the process, Istanbul’s Inspector Çetin Ikmen
is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the authorities in both Is­
tanbul and London to believe that a terrorist attack, in part orchestrated from
the Tarlabasi factory, is about to be enacted in the British capital. Ikmen goes
undercover among the North London Turkish community, although what he
uncovers there is certainly not what his British colleagues were expecting.
Mystery • 382 pp • 4.5 x 7
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Dance with Death

A Passion for Killing

Pretty Dead Things

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THE WESLEY PETERSON MURDER MYSTERIES
Kate Ellis
Each story combines an intriguing contemporary murder mystery with a parallel historical
case in this series featuring archaeology graduate Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson
who fights crime in the mean streets—or mean lanes—of South Devon.
Kate Ellis is the author of the joe Plantagenet Murder Mysteries series and has twice
been nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger Award.
Each: Mystery • 4.5 x 7 • $9.99 Paper • Piatkus Books

The Merchant’s House
Here is the first book in Kate Ellis’s wonderfully addictive series of Wesley Peterson, one of
Devon’s first black detectives
“A lively, unfancy prose style, an absorbing story, and believable characters.” —Kirkus Reviews
A black policeman from the Met might expect to meet some resistance when he’s transferred to a
West Country seaside town—but, for DS Wesley Peterson, it’s like coming home. One of the first
people he bumps into is an old friend—Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant’s
house, and Wesley has to tear himself away to become involved in a major search for a missing child.
The tension is mounting when a body is found—but to Wesley’s relief it is turned up at Neil’s dig
and is more than 400 years old. It seems to be a tragic murder nonetheless, for the bones are those
of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby. When another, more recent body is found, the
circumstances surrounding the child’s disappearance become more complex, and Wesley is increas­
ingly convinced that the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a
child are behind the crimes—ancient and modern.
256 pp • 9780749952754 (Replaces 9780749936990) • October

The Marriage Hearse
Wesley Peterson looks to classic literature for clues to a contemporary murder
When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some
alarming discoveries. Kirsten was being pursued by an obsessed stalker and she had dark secrets
her doting fiancé knew nothing about. But Kirsten’s wasn’t the only wedding planned to take place
that day. At Morbay register office a terrified young girl made her wedding vows, and a few days
later her bridegroom was found dead in a seedy seaside hotel. Meanwhile the skeleton of a young
female is found buried in a farmer’s field, a field that once belonged to the family of Ralph Strong,
the Elizabethan playwright whose The Fair Wife of Padua is to be performed for the first time in
400 years. Is this bloodthirsty play a confession to a murder committed in the reign of Queen Eliz­
abeth I? Or does it tell another story, one that might cast light on recent mysteries?
304 pp • 9780749937027 • October

The Shining Skull
An archaeological dig provides DI Wesley Peterson with a secret that may help him unveil the
culprits behind a string of kidnappings
Marcus Fallbrook was kidnapped in 1976 and when he never returned home, his grieving family
assumed the worst. Thirty years later, teenage singing star Leah Wakefield has disappeared and DI
Wesley Peterson has reason to suspect that the same kidnapper is responsible. Another abductor is
also at work in the area, a man who tricks blonde women into a bogus taxi and cuts off their hair.
Leah may have fallen prey to the man the newspapers call “The Barber,” or maybe she suffered a
more sinister fate? Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson’s gruesome task of exhuming the dead
from a local churchyard yields a mystery of its own when a coffin is found to contain one corpse
too many. The extra corpse may be linked to a strange religious sect dating back several hundred
years. Wesley’s case load now spans several decades, and he soon discovers that the past can be a
very dangerous place indeed.
288 pp • 9780749938093 • November

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Kate Ellis
Each: Mystery • $9.99 Paper • Piatkus Books

The Blood Pit
A string of grizzly murders and ominous epistles present a perplexing case
“Star author. Unputdownable.” —Bookseller
At the scene of an unusual crime, DI Wesley Petersen finds the body Charles Marrick, who has been
murdered and his body drained of blood. When a popular local vet is murdered in an identical fash­
ion, Wesley wonders what the two men could possibly have in common. Meanwhile Wesley’s friend
Neil Watson is alarmed when he begins receiving disturbing anonymous letters writing in gory de­
tail about macabre events at a medieval abbey; Neil fears that his letters are being sent by the killer.
Wesley’s investigation takes an unexpected twist when both a third body and a skeleton are found,
the latter possibly belonging to a sex offender who disappeared 20 years before. As the sinister truth
behind the mystery unfolds, both Wesley and Neil are forced to face tragedy, shocking revelations,
and a killer who bears the scars of past sins.
352 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 9780749908812 (Replaces 9780749908539) • November

A Perfect Death
A 13th-century legend could provide DI Peterson clues to a local murder
When a woman is burned to death in Grandal Field in Devon, it seems like a case of mistaken iden­
tity. Until DI Wesley Peterson learns of a legend involving a French woman who burned to death
there in the 13th century. When he discovers that records of a previous excavation on the site have
vanished and that two archaeologists involved in that dig died in tragic circumstances, Wesley starts
to investigate the possibility of a link between the legend and recent events. But edging closer to the
truth brings unexpected danger to Wesley, for the truth echoes a story of twisted love and obsession
from many centuries ago—a truth that someone wants to keep hidden, whatever the cost.
432 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 9780749909260 (Replaces 9780749909109) • December

The Flesh Tailor
Peterson uncovers the skeletons in a doctor’s closet—among other places
When Dr. James Dalcott is shot dead in his cottage it looks very much like an execution. As DI Wes­
ley Peterson begins piecing together the victim’s life, he finds that the well-liked country doctor has
been harboring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has dis­
covered six skeletons in nearby Tailors Court, skeletons that bear the marks of dissection and might
be linked to tales of body snatching by a rogue physician in the 16th century. But when Neil finds
the bones of a child buried with a 1930s coin and a toy car, the investigation takes a sinister turn,
begging the questions Who were the children evacuated to Tailors Court during World War II? and
Where are they now? When an elderly lady goes missing and a link is established between the wartime
evacuees and Dr. Dalcott's death, Wesley is faced with his most challenging case yet.
384 pp • 5 x 8 • 9780749953065 (Replaces 9780749909635) New in paper • January

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THE JOE PLANTAGENET MURDER MYSTERIES
Kate Ellis
Kate Ellis is the author of the Wesley Peterson Murder Mysteries series and has
twice been nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger Award.

Playing with Bones
Three seemingly separate cases quickly become entangled, and DI Joe
Plantagenet must sort them out before more lives are lost
“Atmospheric . . . a compelling thriller perhaps best enjoyed during
daylight.” —Booklist
“Ellis rates right up there with Peter Turnbull and Sally Spencer. For
fans of British procedurals.” —Library Journal
“Ellis keeps a steady hand on the tiller in DI Plantagenet’s second
outing, setting forth her tightly controlled plot in a way that’s both
cozy and creepy.” —Kirkus Reviews
Singmass Close has a sinister past, reputedly haunted by the ghosts of chil­
dren. In the 1950s it was the hunting ground of the Doll Strangler, a ruth­
less killer who was never brought to justice. Now DI Joe Plantagenet wonders
whether a copycat killer is at work when the strangled body of teenager Na­
talie Parkes is found with a mutilated doll lying by her side. With the recent
disappearance of a young female model and an escaped convict at large, this
new, horrific murder stretches Joe’s team to their limit. But as the bodies start
mounting up and Joe’s questioning brings him closer to the real strangler,
he comes to suspect a shocking connection between all three cases.
Mystery • 320 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780749909338 (Replaces 9780749909321) • November
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DETECTIVE JILL JACKSON MYSTERIES
Leah Giarratano
Leah Giarratano is a clinical psychologist and the author of Vodka Doesn’t Freeze and Voodoo Doll.

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 illegal 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
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House of the Lost
Sarah Rayne
A work of fiction reveals a nightmarish truth in this spellbinding new psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Ghost Song
“A memorable novel with the right mix of suspense, horror, and emotion.
Amazingly, she leaves no loose ends.” —Publishers Weekly starred review on
A Dark Dividing
“Rayne . . . writes with impressive authority, moving seamlessly through multiple perspectives, her expertly balanced prose creating sustained suspense.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Spider Light
When novelist Theo Kendal inherits the remote house in which his cousin Charmery
was murdered, he believes it will bring him closer to the truth about her death. It
will also be the ideal place to finish his new book. But the bleak Fenn House is a
lonely and sometimes uncomfortable place to spend the winter, and the strangest
thing is that Theo’s new novel seems to be writing itself—but heading in an unplanned
direction. Theo finds himself describing a young boy called Matthew who lives in
constant fear of a visit from the cold-eyed men. Struggling to understand the dan­
gerous secrets that surround him and his family, Matthew inhabits a terrifying world
where people die in macabre circumstances, where they can be imprisoned with­
out trial or reason, their identities wiped from the world forever. Then Theo dis­
covers that Matthew and his family really existed, part of a dark and violent segment
of recent history that threatens to reach across the years to tear his life apart. And
somehow it all connects to the death of his cousin Charmery.
Sarah Rayne is the pseudonym of a well-known award-winng British author of sev­
eral suspense novels, including A Dark Dividing, The Death Chamber, and Spider Light.
Fiction • 416 pp • 4.5 x 7
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DESMOND BAGLEY
Desmond Bagley
“As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as long as action,
authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the good adventure/thriller,
Desmond Bagley’s books will surely be read.” —Reginald Hill, author, Death’s Jest-Book
Well-known and acclaimed for their fast pace and rich local color, adventure thrillers by the classic
action writer are presented here in double doses, with each volume including special bonus materials
Desmond Bagley (1923–1983) was a journalist and a novelist who wrote 16 novels, becoming
one of the world’s top-selling authors, with his books translated into more than 30 languages.
He is considered to have established many of the basic conventions of the thriller genre.
Each: Fiction • 576 pp • 4.5 x 7 • October • $9.99 Paper • HarperCollins UK

Running Blind/The Freedom Trap
“108 percent action . . . breathe deeply and start counting.” —Kirkus Reviews on
The Freedom Trap

The Freedom Trap was filmed as The Mackintosh Man starring
Paul Newman (1973)
Running Blind: The assignment begins with a simple errand—a parcel to deliver. But to Alan
Stewart, standing on a deserted road in Iceland with a murdered man at his feet, it looks any­
thing but simple. The desolate terrain is obstacle enough, but when Stewart realizes he has
been double-crossed and that the opposition is gaining ground, his simple mission seems im­
possible. The Freedom Trap: The Scarperers, a brilliantly organized gang that gets long-term
inmates out of prison, spring a notorious Russian double agent. The trail leads Owen Stannard to Malta and to the suave killer masterminding the gang. Face-to-face with his oppo­
nents, Stannard must try to outwit both men—who have nothing to lose and everything to
gain by his death. The short story “A Matter of Months” is also included, about a murder in
a casino.
576 pp • 9780007304745

The Tightrope Men/The Enemy
“Crafty Mr. Bagley comes up with one of his tightest character adventures ever . . . this
master suspense writer works in full-color depth.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Enemy

The Enemy was made into a film starring Roger Moore (2001)
The Tightrope Men: When Giles Denison of Hampstead wakes up in an Oslo hotel room and
finds the face looking back at him in the mirror is not his own, things could surely get no more
bizarre. But it is only the beginning of a hair-raising adventure in which Denison finds him­
self trapped with no way to escape. One false move and the whole delicately balanced power
structure between East and West will come toppling down. The Enemy: Wealthy, respectable
George Ashton flees for his life after an acid attack on his daughter. Who is his enemy? Only
Malcolm Jaggard, his future son-in-law, can guess who Ashton’s enemy is, after seeing top-secret government file. In a desperate manhunt, Jaggard pits himself against the KGB and stalks
Ashton to the silent, wintry forests of Sweden. But his search for the enemy has barely begun.
672 pp • 9780007304752

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Desmond Bagley
Each: Fiction • 576 pp • 4.5 x 7 • December • $9.99 Paper • HarperCollins UK

Flyaway/Windfall
“From word one, you’re off. Bagley’s one of the best.” —Times
Flyaway: Max Stafford, security consultant, is beaten up in his own office. The Lockheed
Lodestar, the famous 1930s aircraft, has a secret. Accountant Paul Bilson has disappeared
in North Africa. All of them are indeed connected as the journey to the Sahara desert be­
comes a race to save Paul Bilson, a race to find the buried aircraft, and—above all—a race
to return alive. Windfall: When a legacy of £40 million is left to a small college in Kenya,
investigations begin about the true identities of the heirs—the South African, Dirk Hendriks,
and his namesake, Henry Hendrix from California. Suspicion that Hendrix is an impostor
leads Max Stafford to the Rift Valley, where a violent reaction to his arrival points to a sin­
ister and far-reaching conspiracy, well beyond mere greed. “The Circumstances Surround­
ing the Crime” is also included, Bagley’s true story about an attempted assassination.
704 pp • 9780007304769

The Golden Keel/The Vivero Letter
"As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as
long as action, authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the
good adventure/thriller, Desmond Bagley's books will surely be read." —Reginald
Hill, author, Death's Jest-Book

The Vivero Letter was filmed as Forgotten City starring Robert Patrick (2000)
The Golden Keel: When the Allies invaded southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini’s personal treas­
ure was moved north to safety under heavily armed guard. It was never seen again. Now, an
expedition plans to unearth the treasure and smuggle it out of Italy. But their reckless mis­
sion is being followed—by enemies who are as powerful and ruthless as they are deadly. The
Vivero Letter: Jeremy Wheale’s well-ordered life is blasted apart when his brother is mur­
dered. The killer was after a family heirloom—an antique gold tray—which sets Wheale on
a trail from Devon to the tropical rainforest of Yucatan. There he joins the hunt for a lost
Mayan city. But in the dense cover of the jungle a band of vicious convict mercenaries are
waiting to strike. A rare author's introduction to the books is also included.
624 pp • 9780007304776

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Desmond Bagley
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High Citadel/Landslide
“Bagley has become a master of the genre, a thriller writer of intelligence and
originality.” —Sunday Times

Landslide was filmed in Canada starring Anthony Edwards (1992)
High Citadel: When Tim O’Hara’s plane is hijacked and forced to crash land in the middle
of the Andes, his troubles are only beginning. A heavily armed group of communist soldiers
intent on killing one of his passengers—an influential political figure—have orders to leave
no survivors. Isolated in the biting cold of the Andes, O’Hara’s party must fight for their lives
with only the most primitive weapons. Landslide: Bob Boyd is a geologist, as resilient as the
British Columbia timber country where he works for the powerful Matterson Corporation.
But his real name and his past are mysteries—wiped out by the accident that nearly killed
him. Then Boyd reads a name that opens a door in his memory: Trinavant—and discovers
that Bull Matterson and his son will do almost anything to keep the Trinavant family for­
gotten forever. Included as a bonus is the previously unpublished short story “My Old Man’s
Trumpet,” about a New Orleans music shop owner.
656 pp • 9780007304790

Wyatt’s Hurricane/Bahama Crisis
“A pleasure to read this accomplished thriller.” —Sunday Telegraph
Wyatt’s Hurricane: Ferocious Hurricane Mabel is predicted to pass harmlessly amongst the
islands of the Caribbean. But David Wyatt has developed a sixth sense about hurricanes and
he is convinced that Mabel will change course to strike the island of San Fernandez and its
capital, St. Pierre. But nobody believes him, and the hurricane is only one of the problems
that threaten San Fernandez. Bahama Crisis: Tom Mangan was a sharply successful entre­
preneur who lured the super-rich to his luxury hotels in the sun-soaked Bahamas. Then vio­
lent tragedy struck—his own family disappeared, and a series of misfortunes, accidents, and
mysterious epidemics began to drive the tourists away and wreck Mangan’s livelihood. Fa­
tally, he becomes determined to confront his enemy—and the hunt is on. Included are Bagley’s
introduction to the Crime Wave anthology as well as his own author biography, both writ­
ten in 1981.
600 pp • 9780007304783

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DESMOND BAGLEY
Desmond Bagley
Each: Fiction • 576 pp • 4.5 x 7 • March • $9.99 Paper • HarperCollins UK

The Snow Tiger/Night of Error
“A tightly packaged tale . . . solid craftsmanship.” —Kirkus Reviews on Night of Error
“Bagley was an effortless master of the compelling action-packed thriller free from
gratuitous sex and violence. This posthumous novel has the elements of credible characters, meticulous research, and complex plot that together were the hallmark of his
previous bestsellers. . . . The result is sustained excitement complete with international
villains, natural and unnatural disasters, and an exciting twist of a conclusion.”
—Library Journal on Night of Error
The Snow Tiger: Fifty-four people died in the avalanche that ripped apart a small New Zealand
mining town, but the enquiry that follows unleashes more destructive power than the snow­
fall. As the survivors tell their stories, they reveal a community so divided that all warnings
of danger went unheeded. At the center of the storm is Ian Ballard, whose life depends upon
being able to clear his name. Night of Error: When Mark Trevelyan dies on a journey to a
remote Pacific atoll, the verdict that it was natural causes doesn’t convince his brother, Mike.
and the series of violent attacks that follows only adds to his suspicions. Just two clues—a
notebook in code and a lump of rock—are enough to trigger off a hazardous expedition,
and a violent confrontation far from civilization. As an added bonus, Bagley’s personal ac­
count of writing The Snow Tiger is included.
704 pp • 9780007304813

The Spoilers/Juggernaut
“The story, like the rig-juggernaut, keeps rolling through colorful West Africa and a
lively cast of characters.” —Publishers Weekly on Juggernaut
The Spoilers: When film tycoon Robert Hellier loses his daughter to heroin, he declares war
on the drug peddlers, the faceless overlords whose greed supplies the world with its deadly
pleasures. London drug specialist Nicholas Warren is called upon to organize an expedition
to the Middle East to track down and destroy them—but with 100 million dollars worth of
heroin at stake, Warren knows he will have to use methods as deadly as his prey. Juggernaut: It was no ordinary juggernaut: longer than a football field, weighing 550 tons, and
moving at just five miles per hour, its job—and that of troubleshooter Neil Mannix—is to
move a giant transformer across an oil-rich African state. But when Nyala erupts in civil
war, Mannix’s juggernaut is at the center of the conflict—a target of ambush and threat,
with no way to run and nowhere to hide. “The House of the Lions” is also included, a pre­
viously unpublished story written exclusively for Desmond Bagley’'s Christmas house guests
in the 1960s.
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158

PETER COTTON
Aly Monroe
“It’s really quite wonderful.” —Linda Fairstein, bestselling author, on The Maze of Cadiz
“A gripping thriller . . . precision and grace . . . rich authenticity. Let’s hope Monroe finds an American readership
and the book becomes more readily available here soon.” —Orange County Register on The Maze of Cadiz
“Her writing is skilful and evocative . . . a stylish and impressive debut.” —Economist on The Maze of Cadiz
Aly Monroe is the author of The Maze of Cadiz, which was the first Peter Cotton novel, a series
that begins during World War II and follows the process of decolonization and the aftermath of Empire.

Washington Shadow
Set in 1945, one year after The Maze of Cadiz, the second Peter Cotton book finds the agent in segregated D.C.
“A cerebral, sedately paced novel . . . wonderfully atmospheric . . .
excellent.” —Guardian
“The deliberate anticlimax is a bold and broadly justified gesture of
confidence in the power of her sense of time, place and character to
charm the reader into a story told entirely on her own terms.”
—Telegraph
It is September 1945. Bankrupt and desperate, Britain sends John Maynard
Keynes to boom town Washington, DC, to beg for a loan. Under cover of
the backup team, agent Peter Cotton is sent to investigate the break-up of
America’s wartime intelligence agency. Cotton finds himself caught up in
a world of shadows involving an extraordinarily attractive girl from the
U.S. State Department; a Soviet ex-tank commander claiming to be his op­
posite number; a contrarian African academic; an ambitious, quick-tempered boss from the world of misinformation; and an Anglo-American
conspiracy that will change the world of postwar intelligence for ever.
Fiction • 336 pp • 5 x 8
9780719520938 • November • $12.95 Paper • John Murray

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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 Morning 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 paramili­
tary training camp and south to a meeting of Traveller descendants in Kangaroo Val­
ley. 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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Master’s Mates

The Coast Road

Taking Care of Business

Saving Billie

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The Undertow

Appeal Denied

Big Score

Deep Water

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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
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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

Crime and Punishment
G. F. Newman
A blockbuster tale of four generations of one family and 60 years as the cops—and the
robbers—of London
“A Sopranos-meets-Eastenders saga . . . a rumbustious, violent, cynical and yet fright­
eningly credible romp through the underbelly of three decades of British history.”
—Times
“For readers who can think of no more delicious treat than a London underworld
saga of murder and mayhem . . . Newman knows all the moves and lands narrative
punch after punch . . . Bring on the sequel—soon.” —Independent
Since he was six, Brian Oldman has been haunted by the murder of his grandfather. He holds
a terrible secret that he must keep for fear of his life, but there is a most disturbing secret
Brian has yet to discover as he plunges into the criminal underworld of 1950s London, where
gangs are engaged in savage battle over territory. Meanwhile, Brian's uncle Jack, a boxer
who is dodging National Service, finds opportunities to make money by providing a bit of
muscle as he reaches for the World Light Heavyweight title. Stopped in his title hopes by
the Kerry twins, he's determined to destroy them. Spanning three decades, this saga follows
the lives of one family against the backdrop of a revolution in crime, as the underworld ex­
tends its influence to the very heart of the establishment.
G. F. Newman is a writer and television producer.
Fiction • 696 pp • 5 x 8
9781849160124 • October • $13.95 Paper • Quercus

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The Hijack
Duncan Falconer
From London to the Gaza Strip, from Riga in Latvia to Jerusalem—
compelling and authentic, at breakneck speed
“His novels contain even more bangs than rival Andy McNab’s.”
—Daily Mirror
Palestinian freedom fighter Abed Abu Omar and 20 men are prepar­
ing for their most daring mission yet: the hijack of a five-story super­
tanker laden with oil. Meanwhile, SBS Operative Stratton has been
assigned to bodyguard work and is bored by the lack of challenge. When
Omar’s plot is revealed, Stratton is quickly whisked away by helicop­
ter to assist in a daring rescue. With a rich cast of characters ranging
from Russian secret service operatives to Al Qaeda terrorists and the
Israeli military, this is a gripping thrill-ride packed with authentic de­
tail and heart-stopping narrative.
Duncan Falconer is a former member of the elite Special Boat Service
of the Royal Marines. He left after more than a decade of operational
service to work in private security. His SBS exploits were documented
in the bestselling First into Action. His other books include The Hostage,
Mercenary, The Protector, and Undersea Prison. He lives part of the
time in Los Angeles.
Fiction • 480 pp • 5 x 8
9780751544725 (Replaces 9780751533880) • December
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The Hostage

Mercenary

The Protector

Undersea Prison

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9780751536324

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The Operative
Duncan Falconer
Another enjoyable Falconer weave of thrill and action takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride across half the globe to a nail-biting climax
“A pacy, engaging book that makes great use of Falconer’s experiences to glimpse a
world we seldom see.” —Sunday Express
In war-torn Iraq, Stratton’s closest friend is killed while on operation, leaving behind a
grieving wife and child. When the widow moves to Los Angeles she is brutally murdered
and her child placed in state custody. Stratton, rocked to his foundations by the killing,
uncovers a FBI plot to hide the crime and sets off on a private operation of revenge that
eventually pits him against one of the most powerful Eastern European crime syndicates
in America. Hunted by the CIA and FBI as well as a brutal army of Albanian mobsters
and armed only with his wits and an extraordinary skill with explosives, Stratton re­
lentlessly pursues his private war, a fight he suspects could be his last.
Duncan Falconer is a former member of the elite Special Boat Service of the Royal Marines.
He left after more than a decade of operational service to work in private security. His
SBS exploits were documented in the bestselling First into Action. His other books in­
clude The Hostage, Mercenary, The Protector, and Undersea Prison. He lives part of the
time in Los Angeles.
Fiction • 544 pp • 5 x 8
9780751544770 (Replaces 9780316731300) • January • $12.95 Paper • Sphere

Traitor
Duncan Falconer
Stratton’s sixth adventure comes to a ripping climax in the heart of Russia, far below
the ground
“A gripping and authentic view of life and death in the dangerous world of pri­
vate protection.” —Soldier
After a surveillance mission in Sevastopol goes badly wrong, Stratton finds himself
doing penance at MI16, the government’s clandestine organization that creates weapons
equipment for special forces and the secret service. But Sevastopol has started some­
thing. In the North Sea a team of hijackers take over the giant Morpheus oil platform,
demanding two billion dollars within 24 hours—or the bodies will start falling. With
the SBS overstretched and its surveillance team locked down, there is only one op­
tion: Stratton and a team of unproven MI16 operatives. Stratton knows he has to re­
deem himself and he also has his own agenda. One of the men on the rig is an old
friend, and Stratton intends to save him. But one member of Stratton’s team has their
own deadly agenda, and Morpheus is just the beginning.
Duncan Falconer is a former member of the elite Special Boat Service of the Royal
Marines. He left after more than a decade of operational service to work in private
security. His SBS exploits were documented in the bestselling First into Action. His
other books include The Hostage, Mercenary, The Protector, and Undersea Prison.
He lives part of the time in Los Angeles.
Fiction • 432 pp • 5 x 8
9780751539523 (Replaces 9781847441195) • March • $11.95 Paper • Sphere

165

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-roaring 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
9781843174721 • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
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The Book With No Name

The Eye of the Moon

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Storm
Jack Drummond
Residents of a coastal town in a valley in Washington State must struggle to survive ecoter­
rorism, a rising sea, and baby sharks in this white-knuckle thriller
“Gripping stuff, though not recommended if you have a skiing trip booked.” —Choice
on Avalanche
When the small town of Melville is caught in a freak storm, its inhabitants must do everything
they can to survive. But with a ruthless ecoterrorist at large, and no chance of rescue from the
outside world, the townsfolk are on their own, facing one of the greatest environmental threats
the world has ever seen. Dramatic and powerful, this adventure is a riveting roller coaster of
a thriller.
Jack Drummond is the pseudonym of author Martin O’Brien, a former travel editor for British Vogue.
Fiction • 560 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780751539097 • September • $9.99 Paper • Sphere

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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

167

The Blue Mountain
A Novel
Meir Shalev
The absorbing first novel by one of Israel’s most important and acclaimed contem­
porary writers focuses on four idealistic early settlers of the modern state of Israel
“Passionate, ribald and tender . . . Shalev’s colorful, feisty characters and vibrant
prose animate this indelible depiction of the birth of a nation.”
—Publishers Weekly
“A demanding but often gripping look at what it costs to make dreams a
reality.” —Library Journal
Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the State of Israel, this funny and hugely
imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian im­
migrants as they pioneer a new life in a new land over three generations. Narrated by Baruch,
a grandson of one of the founding fathers of the village, this lyrical novel transcends time
and place by touching on issues of universal relevance, showcasing the skill of a master
storyteller who never fails to entertain.
Meir Shalev is a television host, a journalist, and one of Israel’s most celebrated novel­
ists. His other books include Four Meals and A Pigeon and a Boy, for which he won the
Brenner Prize, Israel’s highest literary recognition.
Fiction/Jewish Studies • 378 pp • 5 x 8
9781841952420 • September • $15.95 Paper • Canongate Books

Four Meals
A Novel
Meir Shalev
Translated by Barbara Harshav
From the author of the critically acclaimed A Pigeon and a Boy, the extraordinary
story of Zayde, his enigmatic mother Judith, and her three lovers
“Told in a euphonic voice and employing the magic conventions of a fairytale, this
is a heartwarming narrative agleam with moments of plangent sadness, rueful
humor and compassionate insight.” —Publishers Weekly
“Mesmerizing . . . the relationships . . . are magical, mythical, and wonderful.
Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

Previously published as The Loves of Judith
When Judith arrives in a small, rural village in Palestine in the early 1930s, three men
compete for her attention: Globerman, the cunning, coarse cattle-dealer who loves women,
money, and flesh; Jacob, owner of hundreds of canaries and host to the four meals which
lend the book its narrative structure; and Moshe, a widowed farmer obsessed with his
dead wife and his lost braid of hair which his mother cut off in childhood. During the
four meals, which take place over several decades, Zayde slowly comes to understand
why these three men consider him their son and why all three participate in raising him.
A virtuoso performance of spellbinding storytelling, this novel is a deeply satisfying read—
sensuous, hilarious, compassionate, and profound.
Meir Shalev is a television host, a journalist, and one of Israel’s most celebrated novel­
ists. His other books include The Blue Mountain and A Pigeon and a Boy, for which he
won the Brenner Prize, Israel’s highest literary recognition. Barbara Harshav teaches trans­
lation at Yale University. Her translations include American Yiddish Poetry, Esau, The
Last Jew, and Night Train to Lisbon.
Fiction/Jewish Studies • 332 pp • 5 x 8
9781841951140 • November • $14.95 Paper • Canongate Books

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The House of the Mosque
Kader Abdolah
A sweeping, compelling story bringing to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who
experienced it firsthand
“Beguiling and utterly original. It is that rare thing: a deeply political novel that informs,
thrills, and moves in equal measure.” —Tahmima Anam, author, A Golden Age
It is Iran in 1969. In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Jaan has lived for eight cen­
turies. Now it is occupied by three cousins—Aqa Jaan, a merchant and head of the city’s bazaar;
Alsaberi, the imam of the mosque; and Aqa Shoja, the mosque’s muezzin. The house teems with
life as each family grows up with their own triumphs and tragedies. Sadiq is waiting for a suitor
to knock at the door to ask for her hand, while her two grandmothers sweep the floors each
morning dreaming of traveling to Mecca. Shahbal longs only to get hold of a television to watch
the first moon landing. These daily dramas play out under the watchful eyes of the storks that
nest on the rooftop of the house. But this family will experience upheaval unknown to previ­
ous generations, for in Iran, political unrest is brewing. The Shah is losing his hold on power;
the Ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the Ayatollah returns—
the consequences of which will be felt in every corner of Aqa Jaan’s family. The story of a key
period of world history—the Iranian Revolution—is told through the eyes of one family.
Kader Abdolah (a pen name created in memoriam to friends who died under the persecution
of the current Iranian regime) was born in Iran in 1954. While a student of physics in Tehran,
he joined a secret leftist party that fought against the dictatorship of the shah and the subse­
quent dictatorship of the ayatollahs, writing for an illegal journal and clandestinely publishing
two books in Iran. In 1988, at the invitation of the UN, he arrived in the Netherlands as a po­
litical refugee. He now writes in Dutch and is the author of My Father’s Notebook. In 2008 he
was honored with Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Embassy in the Hague.
Fiction • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9781847672414 (Replaces 9781847672407) • March • $12.95 Paper • Canongate Books

MYTH

The Hurricane Party
Klas Östergren
A stunning entry in Canongate’s internationally acclaimed Myths series, which includes books
by Margaret Atwood, Karen Armstrong, Alexander McCall Smith, and Jeanette Winterson
“The reader is very quickly spun into very strange realms in Klas Östergren’s wildly
imaginative take on the Norse myths. Östergren’s high-octane weaving together of future
dystopia with ancient mythology makes for an exhilarating adventure that races through
times, places, and ideas.” —Metro
“Terrific plotline . . . courageous blend of sci fi, crime fiction, and mythology, of genre
sensibility and literary style.” —Sunday Business Post
Hanck Orn’s son is dead. When they come to the door, they tell him it was a heart attack but
he knows they are lying. So he travels to the archipelago at the outermost reaches of the land
to find out what really happened. He lands on an island and is met by a young woman, hair
streaked with blood, raving like a lunatic. She and her sisters tell him the story of how his son
died in the great hall of the Clan, the Norse gods, who were holding a party. The festivities
had gotten out of hand, the guests began to argue with one another, and the mischievous
shapeshifter Loki dealt a deadly blow. Set in a dystopian future that recalls Orwell and Zamyatin, this is a dizzying story
of magnificent scope and foul play. Moving from the golden halls to the depths of the underworld, it is about one man’s
search for justice for his son in a world on the brink.
Klas Östergren is the author of several novels, including Swedish cult classics Gentlemen and Gangsters. He has won
countless prizes, among them Piratenpriset and the Doblougska prize from the Swedish Academy. Östergren is also an
esteemed translator, whose many translations include works by J. D. Salinger, the collected works of Ibsen, and numer­
ous playwrights, such as Ted Hughes and Harold Pinter.
Fiction/Folklore & Mythology • 384 pp • 5 x 8
9781847672599 (Replaces 9781847672582) • March • $12.95 Paper • Canongate Books

169

The Nigger Factory
Gil Scott-Heron
An early novel from the groundbreaking artist behind The Revolution Will Not Be Televised—about militant student activists struggling against their administration for basic rights
“For more than two decades [Gil Scott-Heron] has been committed to examining
those facets of the human condition that most of us would rather forget . . . he is an
artist who has crafted witty but crucial insights for black America.”
—Washington Post
“One of the great pioneers of late-20th-century music.” —Independent

Gil Scott-Heron’s first new album in 13 years, I’m New Here, was released
through XL Recordings in February 2010, and has been widely compared to
Rick Rubin’s Johnny Cash recordings. Pitchfork’s review states that the
album “[sets] him up for a new incarnation as an elder statesman of
modern roots music . . . If Scott-Heron’s creative resurgence continues . . .
we could be looking at one of the most memorably resurrected careers of
our times.”
On the campus of Sutton University in Virginia, the students are trying to carry forth the mes­
sage of reconstruction to a university resistant to change. The failure of Sutton to embrace
the changing attitudes of the 1960s has necessitated extreme action and the revolution is nigh
in this scornful statement on the way in which human beings are conditioned to think.
Gil Scott-Heron is a highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist,
poet, novelist, and sociopolitical commentator who remains a unique and major figure in
global music. With more than 20 albums to his name, his politically charged output has won
him an international following.
Fiction/African American • 244 pp • 5 x 8
9781847678843 • September • $12.95 Paper Reissue • Canongate Books

The Vulture
Gil Scott-Heron
A new edition of the first novel by the legendary musician and Godfather of Rap, a 1970s
Harlem noir tale
“A tense and intriguing murder mystery . . . a fascinating portrait of late ’60s New
York.” —Mojo
“Gil Scott-Heron is timeless.” —New York Times
Digging the rhythms of the street, where the biggest deal life has to offer is getting high,
this hip, fast-moving thriller relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage boy called
John Lee. The story is told in the words of four men who knew him when he was just an­
other kid working after school, hanging out, waiting for something to happen. Just who did
kill John Lee and why?
Gil Scott-Heron is a highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist,
poet, novelist, and sociopolitical commentator who remains a unique and major figure in
global music. With more than 20 albums to his name, his politically charged output has won
him an international following.
Fiction/African American • 244 pp • 5 x 8
9781847678836 • October • $12.95 Paper Reissue • Canongate Books

Also available:
Now and Then
9780862419004 • $13.95

170

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 Rosenberg’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

171

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

172

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

173

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

Salvage
Gee Williams
Short-listed for the James Tait Black Memorial Fiction Prize, this is a remarkably assured,
suspenseful, and psychologically rich first novel about the secrets that unravel when a
couple find a diamond ring—with a finger attached—washed up on a beach
“A controlled and gifted stylist, Williams is inventive and inspiring in her craft. Salvage
masquerades as a murder mystery while exploring the less sunlit aspects of the Welsh
shoreline and of the human soul.” —Professor Colin Nicholson, James Tait Black
Prize judge
On the brink of scandal, five characters bound by marriage, friendship, and lust attempt to
rescue what is most important to them. Through their interwoven narratives, the dangers
of personal fictions are explored in a dark, compelling mystery that begins on a stretch of
the desolate Welsh coast, when Elly Kent discovers a ring—with a finger still attached. Writ­
ten in the brilliantly vivid, vernacular prose of everyday lives, this is a taut, engrossing study
of betrayal, self-justification, and the consequences of rewriting the past.
Gee Williams is a poet and dramatist and the author of the short story collections Blood, Etc.
Fiction • 212 pp • 5 x 8
9781847081087 • October • $14.95 Paper • Granta UK

174

What We Are Made Of
Thomas Hettche
One of the most outstanding voices in German literary fiction delivers a powerful and cin­
ematic literary thriller in the vein of David Lynch, exploring post-9/11 America from NYC
to Marfa, Texas
“As compassionate and cold-blooded as Truman Capote.” —Literaturen
“Hettche’s very literary concerns address what it means to be human in the bewildering
post-9/11 world.” —List

Runner-up for the German Book Prize
It is early September 2002 and Niklas Kalf, a German writer, is in New York for the first time.
He has just published a biography of a Jewish-German physicist named Eugen Meerkaz, who
emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1930s. Niklas is accompanied by his wife Liz, who is several
months pregnant. The hot New York City summer and the first anniversary of the World Trade
Center catastrophe weigh heavily on the city. Their third day there, Liz is kidnapped. In re­
turn for her release her anonymous captor demands information on secret experiments that
Meerkaz has supposedly conducted—information Niklas does not have. In desperation, he
reexamines every fact about the scientist and every document in his possession and comes up
with one faint lead—a letter addressed to Meerkaz’s widow Elsa by a German soldier and
postmarked in Marfa, Texas. Niklas embarks on a tumultuous journey to this reclusive part
of Texas, where he discovers secret links to an occultist group. Fearless, the young writer digs
deeper and deeper, but nothing can prepare him for what he is going to find and the real iden­
tity of his enemies—who know no mercy.
Thomas Hettche is the author of The Arbogast Case.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780330452083 • October • $12.95 Paper • Picador

Midsummer Nights
Edited by Jeanette Winterson
An anthology of opera-inspired stories by some of the most acclaimed writers of mod­
ern fiction includes new work by Kate Atkinson, Alexander McCall Smith, Ruth Ren­
dell, Anne Enright, and many more
“Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun.” —Times
“The strongest and wittiest anthology of short fiction to appear for years: a superior
selection box of irresistible delights.” —Tablet
“Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact.” —Spectator
Jeanette Winterson’s request of many of her best-loved contemporaries was that they “choose
an opera, and from its music or its characters, its plot or its libretto, or even a mood evoked,
write a story.” This specially commissioned collection of comedies, tragedies, and tales of
love won or lost is contemporary fiction at its very finest, a book as broad in content as it
is deep in atmosphere. The characters are from all walks of life, all parts of the world, and
are driven by all motivations. All the stories are rich with emotion and written to inspire.
Written for lovers of fiction and opera alike, this anthology includes notes explaining on
which opera each story is based, with a brief synopsis and a history of where and when it
was first performed. The inside front and back covers feature brand new opera-themed il­
lustrations from Posy Simmonds, the cartoonist whose work includes Gemma Bovary and
Tamara Drewe.
Jeanette Winterson won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel for Oranges Are Not the
Only Fruit. Since then she has written eight other novels, including Lighthousekeeping, The
Passion, and Written on the Body, and has been published in 32 countries.
Fiction/Music • 326 pp • 5 x 8 • 6 Color Illustrations
9781849161831 • September • $14.95 Paper • Quercus

175

Magnificent Bastards
Rich Hall
From Emmy Award–winning comedian Rich Hall, a hilarious short
story collection
“[Hall] is a masterful humorist, and this collection of offbeat sto­
ries is sure to produce public displays of hilarity . . . It’s a book
that bears repeated readings.” —Booklist starred review
“One of the funniest, smartest American wits alive.”
—Stephen Fry
“Recalls the deliriously bathetic fiction of Woody Allen.”
—Time Out on Things Snowball
From the grouchy, deadpan, comic genius and brilliantly witty author
of Otis Lee Crenshaw: I Blame Society and Things Snowball comes
this wonderful new collection of stories of magnificent bastards and
lost souls. Meet the man who vacuums bewildered prairie dogs out of
their burrows; a smug, carbon-neutral ecocouple; a teenage girl who
invites 45,000 MySpace friends to a house party; the author of a busi­
ness book entitled Highly Successful Secrets to Standing on a Corner
Holding Up a Golf Sale Sign; and a man whose attempts to teach soft­
ball to a group of indolent advertising executives sparks an interna­
tional crisis. With his trademark humor, this is guaranteed to delight
his loyal fanbase as well as draw in new readers.
Rich Hall is a comedian who has been a cast member of Not Neces­
sarily the News and Saturday Night Live and won two Emmys for his
work with David Letterman. He quit his job as a hurricane namer for
the U.S. Meteorological Service 18 years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony.
He lives in Montana.
Fiction/Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780349121338 (Replaces 9780349119656) • December
$12.95 Paper • Abacus

Also available:
Otis Lee Crenshaw:
I Blame Society
9780349118185 • $16.00

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Harare North
Brian Chikwava
In an astonishing, revelatory original debut, Caine Prize for African Writing winner Brian
Chikwava tackles head-on the realities of life as a refugee
“An hilarious and wrenching examination of immigrant life . . . from a prodigiously
talented and uncompromising writer.” —Ali Smith, author, The Accidental
“The darkest of comedies, fueled by an electric, wholly convincing voice.” —Observer
“Chikwava has created an utterly compelling anti-hero . . . mesmerizing.” —Guardian
When he lands in Harare North, our unnamed protagonist carries nothing but a cardboard
suitcase full of memories and an e-mail address for his childhood friend, Shingi. Finessing
his way through immigration, he spends a few restless weeks as the very unwelcome guest
in his cousin’s home before tracking down Shingi in a squat. This shocking, powerful first
novel is the story of a stranger in a strange land—one of the thousands of illegal Zimbab­
wean immigrants seeking a better life—with a past he is determined to hide. From the first
line the language fizzes with energy, humor, and not a little menace. As he struggles to make
his life in London and battles with the weight of what he has left behind in a strife-torn Zim­
babwe, every expectation and preconception is turned on its head. The inhabitants of the
squat function at various levels of desperation: Shingi struggles to find meaningful work and
to meet the demands of his family back home; Tsitsi makes a living renting out her baby to
women defrauding Social Services; Alex claims to have an important job in Croydon. Fear­
lessly political, laugh-out-loud funny, and with an anti-hero whose voice is impossible to for­
get, this novel is an arresting account of London as it is experienced by Africa’s dispossessed.
Brian Chikwava is among the exciting new generation of writers emerging from the African
continent. His short story “Seventh Street Alchemy” was awarded the 2004 Caine Prize for
African Writing.
Fiction • 234 pp • 5 x 8
9780099526759 • January • $14.95 Paper • Vintage UK

Love Me Tender
Jane Feaver
Enchanting, pitch-perfect tales of discord and discomfort in a small rural town
“These lives are captured in surprising, sometimes shocking ways. The timelessness of
Jane Feaver’s fiction conceals a quality of enchanting newness. This is a unique voice.”
—Philip Hensher, author, The Northern Clemency
“She has a wonderful way of teasing out the comedy of people struggling to deal with
what the poet Frances Cornford called ‘the long littleness of life.’” —Times
“Jane Feaver has proved an expert at creating a sense of place—tender, imaginative
prose.” —Sunday Herald
There is more going on in rural Buckleigh than meets the eye. Distinguished by its Silver
Band, whose presence is felt throughout, it soon becomes clear that the neighborliness and
sense of community the Band represents are as much a curse as a blessing. Lives are forced
into proximity, but the contact yearned for by each of the men and women gathered here
is of a different order. The local mayor is driven into the arms of a jaded single mother; his
father, in turn, captivated disastrously by the feathers of a former Tiller girl. A murderous
farmer’s wife confronts her fury and grief, and the postman is in danger of realizing his sex­
ual fantasies. In all cases the private vicissitudes of love are heightened by the locality: Buckleigh is a place close and vulnerable to natural forces—fire, wind, and high water—and a
community where rumor and paranoia are rife. As the lives of the inhabitants are revealed,
it is apparent that no one life, however secret the agony, exists in isolation from another.
Jane Feaver is the author of According to Ruth.
Fiction • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9780099521280 • November • $14.95 Paper • Vintage UK

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Heartland
Anthony Cartwright
In a richly imagined novel about grassroots politics, soccer, and the far right in a multicultural 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 fre­
quently 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 fa­
ther. He’s now a teaching 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
9780955647659 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Tindal Street Press

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 middleaged 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

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Dearest Rivals
Jane Elizabeth Varley
A story of sibling rivalry, a seemingly perfect marriage, and the secrets that threaten
everything
Nina is the peacemaker of the family—dutiful daughter, sister, and wife. Richard is the
baby of the family—he has always been spoiled, and in his mother’s eye, can do no wrong.
Susan is envious of everyone and always has the worst of everything—or so she believes.
Nina has been married to workaholic Alex long enough to decide that it’s time for a child,
but for him the moment is never right. There’s always another property to buy, another
deal to be struck. Or is there something else that’s keeping him late so often at the of­
fice, something readily on offer that he cannot refuse? But as the secrets of those closest
to her are shockingly revealed, suddenly everything is under threat—her marriage, her
home, and her future happiness.
Jane Elizabeth Varley taught law before returning to writing. She is the author of Hus­
bands and Other Lovers and Wives and Lovers. She lives in Enon, Ohio.
Fiction • 432 pp • 5 x 8
9780752884455 • October • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

The Truth About Love
Jane Elizabeth Varley
While Sally sacrificed her career for love, Anna has done the opposite. Which of them
made the right choice?
“A great page-turner that brings to mind the landscape associated with Joanna Trol­
lope novels.” —Daily Express
Sally seems to have everything—a marriage to Edward, a much-loved baby son, and a dream
house. Yet beneath an apparently content exterior, Sally struggles with the legacy of Edward’s past—his ex-wife, his resentful stepdaughter, and Edward’s mixed feelings about
the family he left behind. When Sally discovers the house holds a secret, her need to es­
cape the strains of her marriage leads her on a quest to discover the truth. But can she
solve the challenges of the present as well as the past? While Sally struggles, Anna moves
into the garden flat downstairs. A driven workaholic, Anna has always shunned domes­
ticity, although ironically her new project is a reality show called Marriage Menders. Dig­
ging beneath the surface of other people’s relationships leads her to ask questions she has
so far managed to avoid, about the importance of love and family. Then an error of judg­
ment threatens to destroy everything she has worked for—and leaves her wondering about
her entire life.
Jane Elizabeth Varley taught law before returning to writing. She is the author of Hus­
bands and Other Lovers and Wives and Lovers. She lives in Enon, Ohio.
Fiction • 384 pp • 5 x 8
9780752893129 • Available • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

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It’s The Little Things
Erica James
A gripping and poignant novel of how friendship survives the best and
the worst of times
Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive.
Three years after surviving one of the world’s biggest natural disasters—the
Indian Ocean tsunami—their lives have changed dramatically. Dan and Sally
are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of
their young son, and Sally is the breadwinner and loves her job as a partner
in a Manchester law firm. The arrangement has so far worked well, but when
Dan starts to question whether Sally has her priorities right, the cracks in
their marriage begin to appear. Dan and Sally have everything Chloe wishes
for in life—a happy marriage and a beautiful child. Dumped by her long-term
boyfriend just weeks after the tsunami, she has been on a mission ever since
to find the perfect father for the child she craves. When she meets Seth
Hawthorne, she thinks she may have hit the jackpot. But is Seth the man she
thinks he is? This is a moving, compelling story of how a life can change in
a heartbeat.
Erica James is the author of numerous novels, including 2006 Romantic Novel
of the Year Gardens of Delight, A Breath of Fresh Air, The Holiday, and A
Sense of Belonging.
Fiction • 448 pp • 5 x 8
9780752884332 • September • $12.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

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Tell It to the Skies

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The Japanese Lover
Rani Manicka
A breathtaking and absorbing saga set in Malaya and propelled by the superb storytelling
of the author of The Rice Mother
“Exotic, sensual, sometimes sentimental, often searing, and ultimately universal. . . .
Read this one slowly, to savor.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Rice Mother
Parvathi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and an arranged marriage to a wealthy busi­
nessman. But her father has cheated, supplying a different girl’s photograph, and Kasu
Marimuthu, furious, threatens to send her home in disgrace. Gradually husband and wife
reach an accommodation, and the naïve young girl learns to assume the air of sophisticated
mistress of a luxurious estate. She even adopts his love child and treats Rubini as her own
daughter—a generous act that is rewarded by a long-wished-for son. But it is a life without
passion, and Parvathi dreams of loving—and being loved—with complete abandon. When
the Japanese invade Malaya, in World War II, they requisition the estate. Marimuthu dies
and Parvathi is forced to accept the protection of the Japanese general who has robbed her
of her home. For the first time, she experiences sexual ecstasy, and gradually, her sworn enemy
becomes the lover she has always yearned for.
Rani Manicka’s first novel, The Rice Mother, won the South East Asia and South Pacific
Region Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, has been translated into 22 languages, and received
international acclaim.
Fiction • 448 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781444700336 • November • $9.99 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Barefoot Over Stones
Liz Lyons
What would it take to destroy your closest friendship? asks this enthralling debut novel
about love, loss, and friendship by a sparkling new Irish writer
“A gentle and completely absorbing read.” —Patricia Scanlan, author, Francesca’s Party
“An impressive debut, holding your interest with characters that are comprehensively
and sympathetically drawn.” —Irish Independent
Alison and Ciara meet at college in Dublin and soon become firm allies, sharing an apart­
ment and facing the world together. Ciara is all that Alison aspires to be—sassy, confident,
and fearless. Although their backgrounds could not be more different, they find solace and
humor in each other’s company. That is, until gorgeous Dan Abernethy, a young medical stu­
dent, enters their lives, and everything changes irrevocably. Friendship loses out when love
turns Alison’s world upside down and a terrible betrayal threatens the closeness known only
to best friends. It is only when tragedy strikes many years later that Alison and Ciara are
able to discover the redemptive power of friendship.
Liz Lyons is a former bookstore manager. This is her first novel.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781848270541 • November • $12.95 Paper • Transworld Ireland

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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

Beachcombing
Maggie Dana
Sometimes old flames burn the brightest
“A wonderfully uplifting story about a woman on her way to fulfillment.”
—Katie Fforde, author, Life Skills
“An attractive novel written with humor, brio, and a refreshing unsentimentality.”
—Elizabeth Buchan, author, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
“Seduces easily and satisfies completely. Rich, funny, and loving, reading this book is
akin to sharing a perfect meal with old friends. I never wanted the story to end.”
—Jeanne Ray, author, Julie and Romeo
Funny, sophisticated, and wise, this heartfelt book is a coming-of-middle-age story about
girlfriends when you are no longer a girl, growing up when you are already grown, and the
price you are willing to pay for love. Jillian Hunter treasures her independence. She has
raised two sons by herself, launched a small business, and restored a tumbledown beach
cottage in Connecticut. But when a trip to London reunites her with Colin—an old flame
she hasn’t seen in 35 years—Jill falls for him all over again. But love makes Jill reckless and
Colin isn’t quite the boy she remembers. She ends up risking everything she’s worked for—
her business, her home, and her two closest friends—to make a life with him. And when
she’s faced with the risk of losing Colin as well, Jill is forced to take an uncomfortably close
look at the woman she’s allowed herself to become.
Maggie Dana is a freelance book designer and the author of several books for children and
young adults. She lives on the beach in Connecticut.
Romance • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9780230742680 • October • $12.95 Paper • Macmillan UK New Writing

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Katy Carter Wants a Hero
Ruth Saberton
A fun, feel-good, modern rom-com about Katy Carter—a sucker for romance
Katy Carter knows she’s no domestic goddess—she’s scatterbrained, needs a fire extinguisher
at the ready when she’s cooking, and falls off the diet wagon on a daily basis. But that doesn’t stop her fantasizing about a hero to call her own. And Katy thinks she’s found him in
fiancé James, a charming, high-flying city banker. So why, then, does Katy find herself scrib­
bling steamy historical romances every spare moment she gets, and daydreaming about be­
coming a published author when she ought to be paying attention in staff meetings? As her
wedding day looms, Katy determines to become a wife James can be proud of, and employs
the help of her best friend Oliver to impress his colleagues and his family. But despite best
laid plans, the pair set off a hilarious train of events that leads Katy on a crazy journey through
celebrity, chaos, makeovers, and, finally, into the arms of her hero.
Ruth Saberton is a novelist, short story writer, and teacher.
Romance • 416 pp • 5 x 8
9781409103189 • September • $11.95 Paper • Orion Publishing

A LITTLE BLACK DRESS BOOK

Just Look at Me Now
Nell Dixon
Tia’s top beauty tip: apply heavy makeup carefully to prevent any cracks from showing

Smart, sassy, and sexy, the Little Black Dress collection is more than mere chick
lit. And Little Black Dress authors are so much more than mere writers. Readers will find out just how fabulous they are with this first book in the series.
Life is fabulous for Tia Carpenter. She has it all, money, looks, a great job as the beauty ex­
pert at stylish Platinum magazine, and, at last, the attention of her unrequited high school
love, Josh Banks. But Tia has a secret—back at school she was Barbara Baker, overweight,
crooked teeth, frizzy hair, and no fashion sense. Cosmetic dentistry, major weight loss, and
a complete makeover later, Tia has successfully erased her past life as Big Barb, tub of lard,
until the day Juliet Gold, the bane of her teenage existence, arrives to work at the maga­
zine. Juliet always got everything she ever wanted, and now she wants both Tia’s job and
Josh. Tia will have to use every makeover trick she’s ever learned to stop Juliet from un­
covering her past and stealing her man.
Nell Dixon is the author of Marrying Max and Things to Do.
Romance • 320 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780755354375 • March • $8.99 Paper • Little Black Dress

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SUSAN LEWIS
Susan Lewis is the bestselling author of 24 novels, including Cruel Venus, Dance While You Can, Darkest
Longings, A French Affair, Obsession, Vengeance, and Wildfire. Her novel The Hornbeam Tree was short­
listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
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The Hornbeam Tree
A fast-moving, funny, passionate, and heartbreaking story that travels the dizzying highs
and lows of love, the scandalous maneuverings of greed and power, and ultimately the
unbreakable bond between mother and daughter
“Spellbinding—you just keep turning the pages, with the atmosphere growing more
and more intense as the story leads to its dramatic climax.” —Daily Mail

Short-listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Novel of the
Year Award
Just as celebrated columnist Katie Kiernan thinks life is over, it suddenly arrives on her
doorstep in the shape of her sister Michelle—and all the intrigue Michelle brings with her.
Friction, resentment, and old jealousies make life in their house challenging, as Katie strug­
gles to cope with a rebellious teenager and Michelle longs for the man she’s left behind.
Meanwhile, Laurie Forbes is trying to rebuild her relationship with Elliot Russell after a
devastating betrayal, when she is plunged into a whirlwind of passion that threatens to tear
them apart completely. And top journalist, Tom Chambers—the man Michelle left behind—
faces the greatest challenge of his career when highly classified documents fall into his hands.
Realizing how explosive the material is, Tom calls upon Elliot Russell to help with the in­
vestigation, and very quickly they are caught up in the deadly efforts to stop them going
to print.
640 pp • 9780099534433 • October

Intimate Strangers
An engrossing story of love, heartbreak, and survival set in the terrifying world of
underground woman trafficking
Investigative journalist Laurie Forbes is planning a wedding to her dream man when she
receives a tip that a group of illegally smuggled women is being held somewhere in the
East End of London. During her search, unexpected and devastating events begin throw­
ing her own life into chaos—so fellow journalist Sherry MacElvoy steps in to help. Tak­
ing on undercover roles to get to the heart of the ruthless gang of human traffickers, neither
reporter can begin to imagine what dangers they are about to face. They encounter Neela,
one of the Indian girls being held in captivity. She fears not only for herself, but for her
six-year-old niece, Shaila. A disfiguring birthmark has saved Neela from abuse so far, but
she knows it is only a matter of time before she is sent for—and worse, before Shaila is
taken, as well. Her desperate bids to seek outside help are constantly thwarted, until fi­
nally she, and the women with her, agree there is only one way out.
560 pp • 9780099534426 • October

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Strange Allure
From a village in Somerset to the grandeur of London’s Belgravia and the exotic island
of Zanzibar, a story of passions gone utterly wild
Carla Craig is passionately in love with Richard Mere—he has a hold over her she cannot
resist. Even when her world is blown apart, Carla still can’t put the affair behind her. Avril
Hayden, Carla’s flamboyant and sensual friend, finds herself increasingly intrigued by this
mysterious connection—a connection that won’t go away. But as hidden truths are finally
revealed, intrigue turns to fear, and risk to terrible danger.
640 pp • 9780099534365 • December

Silent Truths
A compelling journey along the dark, decadent halls of power—complete with seduction
and intrigue—and finally to the terrifying truths behind the silence
“Fast-paced, sexy . . . excellent escapist stuff.” —Bookseller
When journalist Laurie Forbes turns up on Beth Ashby’s doorstep, minutes after Beth’s hus­
band, political highflier Colin Ashby, has been arrested for murder, neither can even begin to
guess the shocking repercussions that have just been triggered in both their lives. Beth attempts
to escape from her shattered life by throwing herself into the kind of reckless high living that
seems destined for disaster, while Laurie finds herself being threatened, terrorized, and even
taken prisoner for what she knows. As the dangerous truth draws closer, Laurie realizes that
if she is to save Beth from those preparing to destroy her, she must put her trust in hated rival
journalist Elliot Russell and face up to a ghost from the past.
736 pp • 9780099534372 • December

Wicked Beauty
Forbidden love, uncontrolled passion, and the ultimate exploitation of power rule in this
thrilling romance that proves there is a crime worse than murder
Tim and Rachel Hendon are riding high on an ideal marriage and Tim’s growing political
success. As they celebrate yet another election victory, they have no idea that they are on
the eve of a nightmare that is going to totally devastate their lives. After a high-profile mur­
der, Tim’s campaign manager Katherine Sumner has disappeared. Does this mean she is the
killer—or will the information she has on top government officials make hers the next body
to turn up on the coroner’s table? Certain that Katherine is alive and in hiding, acclaimed
reporter Laurie Forbes joins forces with Rachel Hendon to search out the truth behind one
of the world’s most secretive and dangerous organizations.
752 pp • 9780099534389 • January

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The Choice
There are some choices no parent should ever have to make
Nikki Grant has her whole life ahead of her when she discovers she is pregnant. But
she welcomes the news with joy—the baby will be a wonderful addition to the happy
household she shares with the love of her life, Spencer James, and three close friends.
Nikki’s parents have a very different view of what the baby is going to mean to their
daughter’s future. Deeply disapproving of Spencer and the friends Nikki has chosen,
their frustrations reach breaking point when Nikki refuses to be controlled by them
any more. A rift opens up between them that breaks their hearts, but they are all too
proud to back down. Baby Zac arrives, and with Spencer’s career taking off they are
ready to make a big move to London. But sudden events rush them down a very dif­
ferent road, and nothing could have prepared them for where they find themselves—
a frightening and alien place with Zac at the center and Nikki desperately trying to
hold onto her baby, her life, and her dreams. As they become more embroiled in a world
they cannot escape, the love between Nikki and her son is put to the kind of test no
parent should ever have to face.
512 pp • 9780099525691 • March

Lost Innocence
Two families locked in a battle that is fraught with mistrust, betrayal, and lies—a battle that threatens to destroy them all
“Get lost in this powerful novel.” —Woman & Home
When Alicia Carlyle returns to the home of her childhood after the tragic death of her
husband, she hopes to put the past behind her. But first she must come face to face with
the woman who nearly destroyed her marriage and tore her family in two—her sisterin-law, Sabrina. Their enmity runs deep, but Alicia is determined to make a fresh start
for herself and her two children, Nathan and Darcie, and to heal her fractured relationship
with her beloved brother. However, just when it looks as if they might have a chance at
a brighter future, Sabrina’s 15-year-old daughter, Annabelle, accuses 17-year-old Nathan
of a crime he insists he didn’t commit.
656 pp • 9780099525660 • March

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VINTAGE CLASSICS

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Maude Aylmer and Louise Maude

Ford Madox Ford
Introduction by Zoë Heller

“One of the greatest love stories in world literature.”
—Vladimir Nabokov

“One of the finest novels of our century.” —Graham Greene

“I’ve read and re-read this novel and every time I find
another layer in the story.”
—Philippa Gregory, author, The Other Boleyn Girl
“Better translators . . . could not be invented.”
—Tolstoy on Aylmer and Louise Maude
In a novel of unparalleled richness and complexity, set against
the backdrop of Russian high society, Tolstoy charts the course
of the doomed love affair between Anna, a beautiful married
woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer who pur­
sues Anna after becoming infatuated with her at a ball. Although
she initially resists his charms Anna eventually succumbs, falling
passionately in love and setting in motion a chain of events
that lead to her downfall. In this extraordinary novel, Tolstoy
seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters,
while evoking a love so strong that those who experience it
are prepared to die for it.
Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) published his first work in 1852, the
autobiographical Childhood. He served in the army during the
Crimean War and his Sevastopol Sketches (1855-6) are based
on his experiences. His two most popular masterpieces are War
and Peace (1864-69) and Anna Karenina (1875-8).
Classics • 992 pp • 5 x 8
9780099540663 • September • $13.95 Paper

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The Good Soldier

“The Good Soldier is my favorite novel.” —Ruth Rendell
The Good Soldier is a brilliant and heart-rending evocation of
destructive passion. When John Dowell and his wife befriend
Edward and Leonora Ashburnham they appear to be the per­
fect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and
intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their mar­
riage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a
tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.
Ford Madox Ford’s (1873–1939) most famous works are The
Good Soldier and Parade’s End. Zoe Heller is the author of
Notes on a Scandal and What was She Thinking?
Classics • 252 pp • 5 x 8
9780099540670 • September • $13.95 Paper

VINTAGE CLASSICS

Kim

The Jungle Books

Rudyard Kipling
“No summary can do this marvelous, rich, and unforgettable novel anything like justice.” —Philip Pullman
“The greatest of all Kipling’s books.” —E. M. Forster
Kim is an orphan who earns his living begging on the streets of
Lahore. One day he befriends an aged Tibetan Lama who, al­
though content to live simply in India, is a rich and powerful
abbot in his own country. When the Lama recruits Kim as a dis­
ciple and then funds his education at an English public school
an adventure begins that will take the unlikely pair to the Hi­
malayas on a thrilling journey of espionage and enlightenment.
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) is best known for Barrack-room
Ballads, The Jungle Books, and Just So Stories.
Classics • 314 pp • 5 x 8
9780099540786 • October • $12.95 Paper

Rudyard Kipling
Illustrations by J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E.,
and W. H. Drake
“As a child I loved The Jungle Books . . . If you want to
look at the India of Kipling’s time, there is no writer who
will give it to you better.” —Salman Rushdie
The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book tell stories of
the irrepressible Mowgli, who is rescued as a baby from the
jaws of the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Raised by wolves and guided
by Baloo the bear, Mowgli and his animal friends embark on
a series of hair-raising adventures through the jungles of India.
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) is also known for Just So Sto­
ries and Kim. J. Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E., (1837–1911) was
an illustrator and Rudyard Kipling’s father.
Classics • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations
9780099540922 • November • $15.95 Paper

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The Mill on the Floss
George Eliot
Introduction by Marina Lewycka
“Eliot dealt in human relationships and she was a mistress
of the art.” —Times
Maggie and Tom Tulliver are both willful, passionate children,
and their relationship has always been tempestuous. As they
grow up together on the banks of the River Floss, Tom’s selfrighteous stubbornness and Maggie’s emotional intensity in­
creasingly brings them into conflict, particularly when Maggie’s
beauty sparks some ill-fated attachments. George Eliot’s story
of a brother and sister bound together by their errors and af­
fections is told here with tenderness, energy, and a profound
understanding of human nature.
George Eliot is the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans (1819–
1880). Her most famous novel, Middlemarch, was published
serially in 1871. Marina Lewycka is the author of A Short His­
tory of Tractors in the Ukraine and Strawberry Fields.
Classics • 608 pp • 5 x 8
9780099519065 • November • $12.95 Paper

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Silas Marner
George Eliot
A heartwarming and poignant tale of a lonely man brought
back to life and faith
“A great novel of unquenchable optimism and boundless
humanity.” —Guardian
Silas Marner lives a friendless and isolated existence near the
country village of Raveloe, hoarding his gold. One night his
fortune is stolen and Silas loses everything he holds dear. But
then the golden-haired child Eppie appears in his home, and
Silas begins to reform bonds of faith and human connected­
ness that he once renounced forever.
George Eliot is the pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans (1819–
1880). Her most famous novel, Middlemarch, was published
serially in 1871.
Classics • 216 pp • 5 x 8
9780099519058 • December • $11.95 Paper

VINTAGE CLASSICS

The Magnificent Meaulnes
(Le Grand Meaulnes)
Alain-Fournier
Translated by Valerie Lester
A new translation of the story John Fowles called the “greatest novel of adolescence in European literature”
“A bewitching tale of adolescence, love, adventure and
the mysterious spaces in between.” —Sunday Times
When Augustin Meaulnes arrives in Francois’ home, he
changes everything. Life in the little town where they both go
to school suddenly becomes far more adventurous and excit­
ing. On one of his escapades, Meaulnes gets lost in the coun­
tryside finds himself at an extraordinary party where he meets
the girl of his dreams. From this point on he is haunted by her
memory and devotes his life, with Francois’ willing help, to find­
ing her again.
Alain-Fournier’s (1886–1914) sole novel has been twice filmed
and is considered a classic of French literature. Valerie Lester
is the author of Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens.
Classics • 230 pp • 5 x 8
9780099529729 • October • $14.95 Paper

Moll Flanders
Daniel Defoe
Introduction by Freya North
The original salacious story of a bad girl who makes good
“If Defoe can be revered as the godfather of the romantic
romp then his character Moll can be hailed as the god­
mother of feisty literary heroines.” —Independent
“Defoe conveys very forcefully that wit, courage, and en­
terprise are valuable attributes for a woman.”
—Guardian
These are the fortunes and misfortunes of Moll Flanders: born
in Newgate Prison, 12 years a prostitute, five times a wife (once
to her own brother), 12 years a thief, and eight years a trans­
ported felon in Her Majesty’s colony of Virginia. Daniel Defoe’s
rollicking tale presents life in the prisons, alleyways, and un­
derworlds of 18th-century London, and gives us Moll—scandalous, unscrupulous and utterly irresistible.
Daniel Defoe’s (1660–1731) other works include A Journal of
the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe. Freya North is the au­
thor of Love Rules and Pillow Talk.
Classics • 338 pp • 5 x 8
9780099518877 • December • $11.95 Paper

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Dracula
Bram Stoker
The definitive vampire story is presented with extra material including the history of vampires, myth-busting, and how to defend oneself from a vampire visitation
“An exercise in masculine anxiety and nationalist paranoia, Stoker’s novel is filled
with scenes that are staggeringly lurid and perverse.”
—Sarah Waters, author, Fingersmith
The door is shut, and the chains rattle; there is a grinding of the key in the lock; I hear the
creaking of lock and bolt . . . I shall not remain alone with them. I may find a way from
this dreadful place, away from this cursed spot, from this cursed land, where the devil and
his children still walk with earthly feet. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transyl­
vania on business for a mysterious Count. Months later in England, beautiful Lucy West­
enra falls ill and dies, inexplicably, as if from a severe loss of blood. Lucy’s friends, including
Jonathan’s fiancée Mina and the intrepid doctor Van Helsing, must begin a desperate bat­
tle against a powerful, ancient evil, in Bram Stoker’s definitive gothic tale.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) is also the author of The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of
the White Worm.
Classics/Horror • 432 pp • 5 x 8
9780099548454 • October • $12.95 Paper • Vintage UK

The Shakespeare Almanac
Curious Facts and Strange Wonders through the Seasons of the Bard’s Life
Gregory Doran
Lovingly compiled by one of the great Shakespearians of his generation, a sumptuously illustrated cornucopia of intriguing and wonderful details about the life
and times of England’s greatest playwright
“An extraordinary feat of research and scholarship that has taken its creator 10
years to complete.” —Stage
“Refreshingly different.” —Stratford Observer
“High production values, a feast for the eyes.” —Times Literary Supplement
An incredible day-by-day calendar of Shakespeare’s year, this resource covers the fam­
ily occasions, changing seasons, local customs, and global events that made up his world,
illustrated with quotations from his plays and poetry. It follows the rural farming cycle
of lambing to sheep-shearing to harvest home, as they are referred to in Shakespeare’s
plays and poetry, and it all the holidays, from Christmas to Easter, Candelmas to Hocktide. Every month is supplied with quotations from the plays about changeable weather
patterns, or the flowers and plants as they appear, as well as the animals and birds
he saw around him. Each day, significant events during Shakespeare’s lifetime are
recorded. Family occasions include the christening of his twins, the marriage of one
of his daughters, or the date when he bought his house in Stratford. There are eye­
witness accounts of duels and executions, an accident at a bear baiting, a masque at
Whitehall. Some days are accompanied by extracts from influential books of the pe­
riod. For example on January 24, reputedly the gloomiest day of the year, there is a
surprisingly funny piece from Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholia. There are also ac­
counts of discoveries around the globe and portraits of the Shogun of Japan, the mur­
derous Czar of Russia, and elephant fights with the great Moghul Emperor Akbar.
Gregory Doran is chief associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was
called “one of the greatest Shakespearians” by the Financial Times and “surely the
best director working on Shakespeare today” by the Daily Telegraph.
Biography/Drama • 400 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 3 B/W Photos
200 Color Illustrations • 300 B/W Illustrations
9780091926199 • October • $29.95 Cloth • Hutchinson

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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 Morland
is introduced to the delights of high society. Thanks to a new literary diet of the sensational 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 influence that shows no sign of waning,
with continual adaptations and echoes in contemporary culture, and an enthusiastic audience.
Classics • 228 pp • 9781847491350 • September • $11.95 (Can $12.95)

Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
Published in 1814, this nuanced examination of the social hierarchy of Jane Austen’s day con­
tains 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 increasingly
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 influence that shows no sign of waning, 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 encountered 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 published 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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Boris Godunov and Little Tragedies
Alexander Pushkin
Translated by Roger Clarke
The collected dramatic works of the father of modern Russian literature
“Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon, perhaps the only phenomenon of the Russian
spirit.” —Nikolai Gogol

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)

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 companion, 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, feuding 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 pictures and an extensive section about the author’s life and works.
Mark Twain (1835–1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer, and novelist 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 power­
ful 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 attempts to impose his rigid worldview on his family circle, and the uncaring businessman Mr. Bounderby. 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
polemical of his major novels, Hard Times is possibly the best introduction to the world of Charles
Dickens. 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)

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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 movement of mid-19thcentury 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 novels of the
19th century. Michael Pursglove edited editions of Tolstoy’s Childhood and Sevastoopol 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
“Someone who sees so much and so completely does not need to invent anything, someone
who observes everything so poetically does not need to compose anything.” —Stefan Zweig
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, combining nostalgic anecdote with frank personal assessment and philosophical extrapolation. An
early display of Tolstoy’s storytelling genius, written in his classically simple yet colorful language, these chronicles provide the reader with invaluable insight into the personal and literary 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 masterpieces 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 subject 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 aspires 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 translated 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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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 provided 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 poetry—a format which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited for expressing the feelings of uncertainty, 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)

Complete Poems
Guido Cavalcanti
Translated by Anthony Mortimer
“With all his gravity, he has the secret of lightness.” —Italo Calvino

New verse translation with facing Italian text
Guido Cavalcanti is best known to English readers through the essays, translations, and adaptations 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
figure in the group of poets associated with the dolce stil novo (“sweet new style”), a refined 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)

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 is my spiritual food.” —James Joyce
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 translation, together with facing Italian text, extensive notes, illustrations, and a critical apparatus 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)

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Best Poems on the Underground
Edited by Gerard Benson, Judith Chernaik, and Cicely Herbert
Forget the literary canon—here is the canon of human life
As a journey of literary discovery—one can turn the pages and find limericks, great works of romantic poetry, ancient Gallic texts, and Spike
Milligan nesting alongside Dylan Thomas—this much traveled collection of exceptional poetry has no equal. With content drawn from the
now familiar poem posters that first appeared in London’s tube and
underground trains in 1986, the poems in this anthology are poignantly
reminiscent of the ideal behind the movement—why not convert the
empty advertising space above the passenger’s heads into a simple celebration of the poetry that has underscored English literature for a thousand years or more? The poems soon caught the public’s imagination.
Here on the trains there was at last something different, words to soothe,
inspire, move, charm, surprise, arouse, even occasionally to shock, but
never to sell. This anthology brings together the best of them all in a
single accessible volume.
Gerard Benson is a writer, teacher, and performer, and a member of the
Barrow Poets. He has several anthologies to his name and spent a year
as Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust. Judith Chernaik is an
American academic who has lectured at American, British, and European universities. Cicely Herbert is also a member of the Barrow Poets
and has written several performance pieces with music by Jim Parker.
Poetry • 384 pp • 5 x 8
9780753827253 • November • $15.95 Paper • Phoenix

Sample Poems:

Come. And Be My Baby
Animals
The highway is full of big cars
Have you forgotten what we were like then
going nowhere fast
when we were still first rate
And folks is smoking anything that’ll burn
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth
Some people wrap their lives around a cocktail glass
it’s
no use worrying about Time
And you sit wondering
but we did have a few tricks up our sleeves
where you’re going to turn
and turned some sharp corners
I got it.
Come. And be my baby.
the whole pasture looked like our meal
Some prophets say the world is gonna end tomorrow we didn’t need speedometers
we could manage cocktails out of ice and water
But others say we’ve got a week or two
The paper is full of every kind of blooming horror
I wouldn’t want to be faster
And you sit wondering
or greener than now if you were with me O you
What you’re gonna do.
were the best of all my days
I got it.
—Frank O’Hara
Come. And be my baby.
—Maya Angelou

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E T RE M OT I SSI M A P RO PE

MODERN VOICES
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titles have been largely lost to the
general reading public; how
exciting that they’ve been made
available to us in these exquis­
itely cool little volumes.”
—Adrienne Miller, Esquire
“Hesperus Press is finding, and
often newly translating, astound­
ing forgotten works.”
—Benjamin Schwarz,
Atlantic Monthly
“A maverick publisher revives
literature with modern touches.”
—Michael Upchurch,
Seattle Times
“The Hesperus Library—consider knocking off one slim text
a day on your mass-transit commute—serves as a lasting inocula­
tion against industrially canned
literary judgment.” —Carlin
Romano, The Chronicle of
Higher Education
“Irresistibly tempting.”
—John Updike

Absent Presence

Rossum’s Universal Robots

Mahmoud Darwish
Translated by Mohammad Shaheen

Karel Capek
Translated by David Short

“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

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

Blurring the boundaries between prose
and poetry, this illuminating book explores the meaning of life, the impact of
exile, and an existence spent in companionship with the specter of death. Partially 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 introduction 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 recipient of multiple awards, including the
Lenin Peace Prize and the Lotus Prize.
Mohammad Shaheen also translated Darwish’s Almond Blossoms and Beyond.
Poetry/Autobiography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843914600 • December
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper

The film adaptation is to be
released in 2011 by Helicon
Arts, directed by James Kerwin
Determined to liberate the mass-produced but highly intelligent robots forged
in the machinery of Rossum’s island factory, Helena Glory arrives in a blaze of
righteousness only to find herself set
aback by the robots’ absolute lack of sentience. 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 publication 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
$15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper

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HESPERUS ANCIENT VOICES

The Devil’s Disciple

When in Rome . . .

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 psychological and legal.
Viscount Shiro Hamao (1895–1935) was the scion of one of modern 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.

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—including 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, euthanasia, religion, women, and the family. This is a truly invaluable 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

Mystery/Fiction • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843918578 • February • $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 birthplace of their nation’s literary hero. Anticipating romance and inspiration—in
other words, everything that’s been lacking in their daily lives to date—they find
instead that the house casts an altogether more sinister spell. Also included
is “The Private Life,” another littleknown work in which James again considers the relevance of the artist’s
persona—a theme with continued relevance in literature and the arts.
Henry James (1843–1916) was a novelist, 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
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper

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The Lazy Tour
of Two Idle Apprentices
Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickins
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 embarked on a sightseeing trip to Cumberland with his friend Wilkie Collins. They
reported their adventures for Dickens’ periodical 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 result 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 English novelist, playwright, and short story
writer. He is best known for his “sensation
novels,” the forerunners of modern detective fictions. Charles Dickens is considered 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
9781843912057 • November
$13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper

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 Christmas Fire (9781843911869)
A journeying gentleman finds himself
snowed in at the Holly-Tree Inn, and resolves to entertain himself by recording
the stories he hears from his fellow tenants. Trapped for a week, he is regaled
with tales from all around him, including the barmaid and the landlord. The fictional 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 considered one of the English language’s greatest 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
$13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper

BRIEF LIVES

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 family and famous siblings; his prolific literary output with its numerous 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 mythology 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.

Brief Lives: Emile Zola
Anthony Cummins
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 novels, Émile Zola analyzed the struggles of the Parisian working
class, the sexual intrigues of high society, and the rise of consumer 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
$15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper

Biography • 112 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919230 • February
$13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper

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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.

A Brief History of Biographies

A Brief History of Fables

From Plutarch to Celebs

From Aesop to Flash Fiction

Andrew Brown

Lee Rourke

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

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

Meditating on whether the success of celebrity biographies is a
mark of today’s prurient, voyeuristic times—or rather, if the fascination with the lives and struggles of others a facet of human
nature, reflected in literary tastes through the ages—this investigation 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 religious 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

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 enjoying 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 tortoise and hare and Plato’s socio-political works to Kafka’s anthropomorphism 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 aftermath, fables—the briefest of narratives given the most expansive 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

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A Brief History of Diaries

A Brief History of Encyclopedias

From Pepys to Blogs

From Pliny to Wikipedia

Alexandra Johnson

Andrew Brown

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

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

Be they fearless, candid, naïve, or exhibitionistic, personal bloggers 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 misunderstood—literary form. Tracing the diary’s quirky and compelling 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 diaries 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

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 deliberation on how accurate that claim can ever be. While the omissions 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 immediately as they are published, which begs the question: Is
the encyclopedic project fundamentally flawed? Also discussing the impact online encyclopedias have had on the conundrum, 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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CAPUCHIN CLASSICS
Each: Classics • 5 x 8 • September • Paper • Capuchin Classics

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. Intensely passionate and sharply original, it tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff’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 novelists 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 current 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 tensions 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 sometimes 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 journalist and the author of The Accidental American and The Rivals.
224 pp • 9780956294777 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)

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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 corruption caused by pride, avarice, and hatred, and its opposite—the divine grace that remains 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 American country, who fakes his own assassination and returns in disguise to the English village 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)

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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 elusive Kurtz, into the heart of the African continent, raises questions about the nature of civilization 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-serving moneyed elite. The pharisaical egoism of England’s ruling class (with which he was familiar, 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 shocking stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) is the author 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 relationship 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 superior 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 include Vincent and Theo and Wilde. Margaret Drabble is the acclaimed prize-winning author 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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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, following 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 everyone 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

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 fascinating 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

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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 Pendragon 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. Magnificent.” —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 number-one New York Times–bestseller New Moon
“Much as we adore the Twilight books, we know they’re a guilty pleasure . . . this hilarious 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

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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 Martin Sheen became involved with New Moon; and how Alex Meraz,
Chaske Spencer, Kiowa Gordon, and Bronson Pelletier bulked up for their trans­
formative 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
John Blake

Also available:

Blood Rivals
9781844549160
$13.95 (Can $15.95)

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 Diggory, 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.
Sarah Oliver is an entertainment journalist.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9781844549542 • October • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

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Russell Brand & Katy Perry
The Love Story
Dave Stone
A controversial, womanizing British comedian and a chart-topping, girl-kissing American pin-up—the most endearing celebrity couple around

Russell Brand will reprise his Forgetting Sarah Marshall character 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

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Joanna Lumley
The Unauthorized Biography
Tim Ewbank and Stafford Hildred
An affectionate look at the life and career of AbFab’s Joanna Lumley, drawing on numerous interviews
A former model, Bond girl, acclaimed actress, and human rights and animal rights activist—
this biography charts the remarkable life of Joanna Lumley, who has been a fascinating figure
for more than four decades, since her days as a top model in the Swinging Sixties. Today, she
is best known for her role as Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous and, most recently, her cham­
pioning of the Nepalese Gurkhas’ cause. Joanna is revered as much for her tireless campaign­
ing for animal rights and other causes, as for her repertory of characters on stage, screen, and
TV. Drawing on interviews with Joanna herself as well as her relatives, friends, and costars,
this is a meticulously researched and revealing portrait of a beloved star.
Tim Ewbank is an entertainment writer and former TV correspondent for the Daily Mail. Stafford
Hildred is a television critic and entertainment writer. They are the coauthors of Jamie Oliver,
Rod Stewart: The New Biography, and Russell Crowe: The Biography.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 10 Color Photos, 10 B/W Photos
9780233003054 (Replaces 9780233002903) • November • $14.95 Paper • Andre Deutsch

Jeremy Clarkson: The Biography
Gwen Russell
From causing huge disruptions and defending the rights of drivers to fisticuffs with Piers Morgan, 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

Car Fever
The Car Bore’s Essential Companion
James May
From political correctness to cars, Top Gear’s James May is back with his hilarious and controversial opinions on just about everything.
“James May is the best thing ever to come out of Top Gear.” —Radio Times
“Smart, sharply written.” —Guardian on James May’s Magnificent Machines
James May has an opinion on most things. In addition to writing about his first love, cars, James
also has a go at political correctness, the endless rules and regulations of modern life, the in­
ternal combustion engine, and personalized license plates. He discusses gastropubs, Jeremy Clarkson, and other trials of modern life. An indispensable guide to life for the modern driver, these
highly entertaining observations from behind the wheel will have readers laughing out loud.
James May is a writer, a broadcaster, and the cohost of Top Gear. His previous books include
James May’s Magnificent Machines, May on Motors, and Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure.
Transportation/Humor • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9780340994559 (Replaces 9780340994542) • September • $12.95 Paper
Hodder & Stoughton

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The Pocket Book of Boosh
Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
Join Howard Moon, Vince Noir, Naboo, Bollo, Bob Fossil, Old Gregg,
the Moon, and all your other favorite characters on a unique and graphically stunning journey into the world of The Mighty Boosh
“Something quite special . . . peculiar and magical. . . . Stories,
comic strips, and new insights into the Boosh world make this a
must-have for any devotee.” —Time Out
“Every page is something vivid, wacky, and different than the prior
page. I absolutely loved it.” —boingboing.net
“Goes beyond a thorough reference guide . . . its fresh, hilarious,
and brilliantly put together material will make any Boosh fan love
the show all the more.” —booshusa.com

Paperback in a "pocket" slipcase

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Incredibly funny, visually dynamic, surreal, musical, and wildly creative,
The Mighty Boosh is unlike anything else on television, and this beau­
tifully illustrated humor book promises to be the same. Boosh art di­
rector Dave Brown—aka Bollo the gorilla—has designed countless
graphics based on Boosh jokes, including a poster for the Howard vs.
kangaroo boxing match and a vintage Penguin-looking book cover for
Howard Moon’s Trumpet Full of Memories. Other artists have illustrated
such essentials of the Boosh-iverse as the a cappella songs known as crimps
and the eclectic hairstyles. Every Boosh fan will love Old Gregg’s Baileys-fueled watercolors, Vince’s Excuses for Being Late, and Bob Fossil’s Guide to Dance.
Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding started The Mighty Boosh in 1998 as
a live show, winning the Perrier Award for the Best Newcomer at the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They produced three critically acclaimed sea­
sons of The Mighty Boosh for BBC, shown in the United States on the
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2009. Barratt and Fielding have been
commissioned by the BBC to write a full-length feature film.
Humor/Television • 304 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • Four-color Interior
9781847674142 • October $19.95 New in paper • Canongate Books

The Mighty Book of Boosh
9781847673220 • $29.95

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The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi
Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian
Andrew McConnell Stott
An exuberant portrait of the original funnyman-as-celebrity, and a dazzlingly colorful chronicle of his theatrical milieu, from the frequent Drury Lane riots to stage elephants running amok
The son of a deranged Italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi (1778–1837) was the most cele­
brated of English clowns. The first to use white-face makeup and wear outrageous colored
clothes, he completely transformed the role of the Clown in the pantomime with a look as
iconic as Chaplin’s tramp. His friends included Lord Byron and the actor Edmund Kean, and
his memoirs were edited by the young Charles Dickens. But as this intimate portrait shows,
underneath the stage paint, Grimaldi struggled with depression and his life was blighted with
tragedy. His first wife died in childbirth and his son would go on to drink himself to death.
In later life, the extreme physicality of his performances left him disabled and in constant pain.
The outward joy of his performances masked a dark and depressing personal life, and insti­
tuted the modern figure of the brooding comedian. Drawing on a wealth of source material,
this work is the definitive biography of Grimaldi and a highly nuanced portrait of Georgian
theater in London.
A former stand-up comedian, Andrew McConnell Stott is now associate professor of Eng­
lish at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he specializes in comedy, popular
culture, and the history of the theater. He is the author of Comedy, and a contributor to
Slate magazine.
Biography/Performing Arts • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9781847677617 (Replaces 9781847672957) • December
$14.95 New in paper • Canongate Books

Disgusting Bliss
The Brass Eye of Chris Morris
Lucian Randall
One of the most enigmatic figures in British comedy, the celebrated and vilified satirist
Chris Morris
“Ugh, isn’t it annoying how we never find out about British comics until after the fact
(i.e. Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen)? We wanted to stay ahead of the curve before
Chris Morris explodes onto the American scene with a spoof on 9/11.” —Buzzfeed.com
U.S. fans of British comedy—the fans who knew about The Office or Ali G well before they
blew up—may already know Chris Morris from his role on The IT Crowd; or possibly from
one of his disturbing postmodern comedy series, Brass Eye or Jam. And they will definitely be
hearing talk of his feature film debut Four Lions—the most provocative movie at Sundance.
Referred to as both a comedy genius and the most loathed man on TV, as this look at his work
demonstrates, his uncompromising style of comedy means he is rarely far from trouble. Mor­
ris first came to prominence at the heart of a group of comedians brought together by Armando
Iannucci. This book follows them from their 1991 news satire On the Hour, which was even­
tually reinvented as the equally successful The Day Today, from which costar Steve Coogan
created a lasting anti-hero in Alan Partridge. But Morris himself was always the most com­
pelling character of all. Drawing on exclusive new interviews and original research, this book
creates a compelling portrait of Morris from his earliest radio days and of the comedians and
writers who frequently took on the industry they worked in, polarizing opinion to such a de­
gree that government officials threatened to ban them entirely.
Lucien Randall is the author of Ginger Geezer.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos
9781847371386 • November • $17.95 Paper • Simon & Schuster UK

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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

The Wire Re-Up
The Guardian Guide to the Greatest TV Show Ever Made
Edited by Steve Busfield and Paul Owen
Includes pieces by top crime writers like Michael Connelly and Irvine Welsh on David Simon’s
masterpiece, as well as episode guides that take on such themes as the women of The Wire,
fathers and sons, and food in The Wire
Multi-layered, morally-challenging, and action-packed—The Wire is an epic novel in the form
of a television program. Nothing like it has been made before and—to its millions of fans—
nothing as good will ever be made again. It is a show that prompts endless debate, and the de­
bates continue here. Is Omar Little the coolest criminal since Robin Hood? Which series has
the best theme tune? Will Bubbles survive Baltimore? Avon or Stringer? How does McNulty
have so much success with women? With the show now over, these and hundreds of other ques­
tions are discussed in this brilliant collection of features and comments from the Guardian’s
Wire Re-up blog. Together with interviews with the show’s creators and stars, running totals
per episode (murders, Bunk drunk, Herc screw-ups, and much more), and a quiz created by
the stars themselves, this book will guarantee fans that one last fix they’ve been craving.
Steve Busfield is the head of media and technology at the Guardian who launched a blog es­
pecially devoted to The Wire. Paul Owen is a Guardian journalist.
Television • 296 pp • 5 x 8
9780852652213 • September • $16.95 Paper • Guardian Books

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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 edition 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 illustrated.” —Library Journal
“Summarizes all the great sleuth’s celluloid moments, breaking
movies down into ‘the mystery,’ ‘the investigation,’ and ‘the solution,’ and offering cast lists and other facts, as well as a bit of astute 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, Private 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 Tarantino 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 unpublished 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 Millington, 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
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John Carpenter
Michelle Le Blanc and Colin Odell
From his hands-on filmmaking style to his writing and his composing—an indispensable guide to the ultimate cult auteur
“Odell and Le Blanc capture Miyazaki’s phenomenal career . . . and provide an excellent overview.” —Library Journal on Studio Ghibli

Horror movie The Ward, Carpenter’s first film since Ghost of Mars (2001),
is due for release September 24, 2010
One of the most iconic directors of American cinema, John Carpenter has astonished au­
diences the world over with his tightly crafted horror, thriller, and science-fiction films.
Not just a director, Carpenter’s talents also extend to writing the screenplays and sound­
tracks to many of his films, and this guide covers his work as a director, composer, writer,
and producer. It examines Carpenter’s influences and style and the films that have, in turn,
been influenced by him. From the existential comedy classic Dark Star through to the ter­
rifying smash hit Halloween, the taut siege of Assault on Precinct 13 to the visceral Vampires there’s action and tension all around. But it’s not all ghosts from The Fog or horrific
mutations in The Thing, there’s time for romance in the science-fiction road movie Starman and even for the King himself in the superior bio-pic Elvis: The Movie. John Carpenter’s
films are always memorable, distinctive, and unashamed of their genre roots.
Michelle Le Blanc and Colin Odell have coauthored books about John Carpenter, Tim Bur­
ton, horror films, Jackie Chan, Studio Ghibli, and vampire films.
Biography/Film • 160 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 16 Color Photos
9781842433386 (Replaces 9781903047378) • September • $22.95 Paper • Kamera Books

Blaxploitation Films
Mikel J. Koven
Fully updated to include Baadassss and The Hebrew Hammer and to cover the deaths of
Isaac Hayes and Rudy Rae Moore
In the early 1970s a type of film emerged that featured all-black casts; really cool soul, R ‘n’
B, and disco soundtracks; characters sporting big guns, big dashikis, and even bigger ‘fros;
and had some of the meanest, baddest attitudes to shoot their way across the screen. An an­
tidote to the sanitized “safe” images of blackness that Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby presented
to America, these films depicted a reality about the world which African-American audiences
could identify with, even if the stories themselves were pure fantasy. This guide reviews and
discusses more than 60 Blaxploitation films, considering them from the perspectives of class
and racial rebellion, genre, and Stickin’ it to the Man. Subgenres covered include Blaxploitation
horror films, kung-fu movies, westerns, and parodies.
Mikel J. Koven is the author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo
Film and Film, Folklore and Urban Legends, and coeditor of Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film
as Vernacular Entertainment.
Film/African American • 160 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 16 Color Photos
9781842433348 (Replaces 9781903047583) • October • $19.95 Paper • Kamera Books

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Neo-noir
Douglas Keesey
Directors discussed include the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Michael Mann, Christopher
Nolan, Steven Soderbergh, and Quentin Tarantino
A world-weary detective, a seductive femme fatale, a mysterious murder—these elements
of classic film noir live again in more recent hardboiled detective films from Chinatown to
Sin City. But the themes and styles of noir have also spilled over into contemporary films
about gangsters, cops, and serial killers, such as Reservoir Dogs, The Departed, and Se7en.
New hybrid genres have been created, including psycho-noirs such as Memento, techno-noirs
such as The Matrix, and superhero noirs like The Dark Knight. Beginning by showing how
neo-noirs have drawn upon contemporary social and historical events as well as the latest
technological advances in filmmaking, this book then discusses the landmark neo-noirs, the
cult auteur figures of neo-noir, international films, and the remakes that put a new spin on
past noirs. The main credits and a plot summary are given for each movies—including Fargo,
Get Carter, L.A. Confidential, Mulholland Drive, Oldboy, and Pulp Fiction—followed by
an in-depth analysis containing original insights into the film’s meaning. Also included are
fascinating facts, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and lively quotes from the cast and crew.
Douglas Keesey is a professor of film and literature at California Polytechnic State Univer­
sity. His other titles include Catherine Breillat, Don DeLillo, Erotic Cinema, Jack Nicholson, Peter Greenaway, and Paul Verhoeven.
Film • 160 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 16 Color Photos
9781842433119 • November • $19.95 Paper • Kamera Books

The Art of Acting
. . . And How to Master It
David Carter
Aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and those wishing to pursue their interest and undertake professional training, this basic introduction to the craft is full of valuable advice
The basic skills that every actor needs to develop are covered in this guide, including breath­
ing, voice control, the use of body language, timing, and handling the audience. The im­
portance of understanding a text and the interaction of the characters within it is considered,
as is the relationship between the actor/actress and director. Auxiliary activities such as
actors’ exercises and warm-ups are evaluated and general advice is provided. Specific skills
are discussed, such as learning lines, mime, mastering dialects and accents, period man­
ners, and how to ensure that makeup is suitable to the role. Summaries are provided of
the ideas of famous theorists, directors, and actors, such as Stanislawski, Lee Strasberg,
Michael Chekhov and Dorothy Heathcote, Peter Brook and Peter Hall, as well as John
Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Simon Callow, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Michael
Caine, and Dirk Bogarde. Other topics considered are the differences between stage and
screen acting; the problems of acting in the open air; and the particular demands of cer­
tain playwrights, such as Shakespeare and Brecht.
David Carter is a freelance writer and journalist and the author of East Asian Cinema, Georges
Simenon, Literary Theory, Plays . . . and How to Produce Them, and The Western. He has
more than 30 years of experience in amateur drama as an actor and a director.
Performing Arts • 224 pp • 5.5 x 7.5
9781842432211 • January • $29.95 Paper • Creative Essentials

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POCKET ESSENTIAL SERIES

Doctor Who
The Episode Guide
Fourth edition
Mark Campbell
Foreword by Kim Newman
A successful new Who series has introduced a whole new generation to
the joys of the beloved show, and this updated guide covers the more
than 700 episodes and 10 different actors who have inhabited the role
of the Doctor
From humble beginnings to its cancellation in 1989 and eventual resur­
rection in 2005, Doctor Who has a long and colorful history. The spinechilling theme music, the multi-dimensional Tardis, the evil metallic
Daleks, and the ever-changing face of the Doctor himself are explored here
as trademarks of the show’s witty, eclectic house style. Over the years Doctor Who has embraced such diverse genres as science fiction, horror, west­
erns, history, romance, adventure, and comedy—but has never strayed from
its first and most important remit: telling good stories. This new, updated
edition puts the first 10 doctors under the microscope with facts, figures,
and opinions on every Doctor Who story televised. There are sections on
TV, radio, cinema, stage, and internet spin-offs; novels and audio adven­
tures; missing episodes; and an extensive website listing and bibliography.
Mark Campbell writes for the Independent and has produced Pocket Essen­
tials on Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Carry On Films. Kim Newman is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines and
the author of BFI TV Classics: Doctor Who. He is the author of The Secret
Files of the Diogenes Club and Doctor Who: Time and Relative.
Television/Science Fiction • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781842433485 (Replaces 9781904048749) • September
$22.95 Cloth • Pocket Essentials

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Alan Moore

George A. Romero

Great British Movies

Monster Movies

9781842432846 • $12.95

9781842432822 • $9.95

9781904048596 • $8.95

9781842432518 • $9.95

Occult London

Philip K. Dick

9781904048886 • $16.95

9781904048923 • $16.95

Superhero Movies

Vampire Movies

9781842432754 • $9.95

9781842432808 • $9.95

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.
Each: Television/Science Fiction • 9.5 x 11.5 • Reynolds & Hearn

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: 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
9781845433857 • December
$24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Aurum Press

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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 manufacturers
solve similar problems and reveals how their methods can be adapted for home work­
shop use. Not just a how-to guide, this book is also fascinating reading for guitar en­
thusiasts 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

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Make Your Own
Electric Guitar
9780953104901
$34.95 (Can $38.95)

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
9781844549665 (Replaces 9781844548170) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) New in paper
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In the City
A Celebration of London Music
Paul Du Noyer
This definitive history of the city’s rich musical heritage draws upon extensive original
research, including interviews with David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Joe Strummer, Dusty Springfield, and Amy Winehouse
“A mighty achievement . . . an engrossing story, beautifully told.”
—Sunday Times Music Book of the Year
“The story of Liverpool music is incredibly rich. As you’re about to discover.”
—Sir Paul McCartney on Liverpool: Wondrous Place: Music from Cavern to Cream
The West End musicals, Ronnie Scott's jazz club, Abbey Road, mod culture, the Kinks, the
Who, and the Rolling Stones are just as much a part of London as the Houses of Parlia­
ment, Big Ben, and the Routemaster, and in this fascinating history of the city's popular
music, London's native talent is explored, from Noël Coward and David Bowie to the Sex
Pistols and Amy Winehouse. The London visits of artists such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hen­
drix, who also felt the city's influence, are also noted. From Elizabethan traders and pub­
lic execution songs, to The Beggar's Opera and East End music halls, right up to modern-day
troubadours such as Dizzee Rascal and Lily Allen, the guide charts the rich musical heritage
and the many styles and characters that have helped define the city's music over the years.
Above all, it is a celebration of the city—packed with stories of the people and places that
have made London one of the most exciting and innovative musical cities on earth.
Paul Du Noyer is the founder of Mojo magazine and a former editor for NME and Q mag­
azine. His previous books include The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, John
Lennon: Whatever Gets You Through the Night, Liverpool: Wondrous Place: Music from
Cavern to Cream, and The Clash: Modern Icons. He has worked on numerous projects with
Paul McCartney, including all of his tour programs.
Music • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • Virgin Books
New in Paper: 9780753515747 • October • $15.95
Cloth: 9781905264605 • Available • $34.95

In Search of the Craic
One Man’s Pub Crawl through Irish Music
Colin Irwin
Foreword by Moya Brennan
Chatting with Bono, Sinead O’Connor, and Christy Moore; visiting the spa town where
farmers come searching for wives; and drinking hot toddies with the legendary Keane sisters of Galway—Colin Irwin undertakes a long journey into Ireland’s musical soul
“Very clever, very entertaining, tremendously enjoyable and at times downright
hilarious.” —Folk Roots magazine
“A worthy addition to other rib-tickling tomes like McCarthy’s Bar and Round Ireland
with a Fridge.” —Irish Post
After 25 years visiting Ireland both as a music writer and a tourist, Colin Irwin goes in search
of Irish music in Ireland—not in big concert halls or grand arenas, but in the small pubs in
remote areas where the locals habitually gravitate for those informal sessions that invariably
develop into a serious social occasion universally known as the craic. For those who play it,
it is not a style of music, but a way of life, producing its own culture and characters. Con­
versations with such leading Irish musicians as Christy Moore, Donal Lunny, Paddy Moloney,
Martin Hayes, Andy Irvine, Cara Dillon, Paul Brady, and Frankie Gavin are detailed; they tell
Colin about their experiences and direct him to places where the craic is mightiest. This is the
story of Colin’s journey into Ireland's musical soul and the extraordinary characters he meets
along the way.
Colin Irwin has contributed to such publications as the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, and the
Sunday Times. He is the author of In Search of Albion and Legendary Sessions: Bob Dylan:
Highway 61 Revisited.
Music/Travel • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9780233002941 (Replaces 9780233000954) • October • $15.95 Paper • Andre Deutsch

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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 Kilmister 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 multiplatinum 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
$12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper • John Blake

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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 upclose 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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Patti Smith’s Horses and the Remaking of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Mark Paytress
Before the Sex Pistols, before the Clash, before the Ramones, there was Patti—Godmother
of punk
“Rock criticism at its most ambitious and engrossing.” —Record Collector
“A rhetorical thoroughbred that positively charges through its 250 pages.” —Word
Drawing on sources in music, literature, and art, as well as all-new interviews with those
close to the poet laureate of punk Patti Smith, the story of her debut album, Horses, is put
into its full context: from the singer’s early days to her rapid rise on New York’s perform­
ance art scene and the key role she played in the emerging art-punk movement at CBGBs.
Patti Smith burst onto a vacuous music scene in the mid-1970s with a raw and revolution­
ary sound—steeped as much in French symbolist poetry as it was in 1960s garage rock—
and an indelible, gender-bending stage persona. With the release of Horses, rock music would
simply never be the same. This remarkable book demonstrates the influence Smith and her
music continue to exert today in the work of luminaries such as Morrissey, Michael Stipe,
and PJ Harvey, and is the unforgettable story of a landmark album, the new rock aesthetic
that it brought about, and how Patti Smith became the most influential female rock ’n’ roller
of all time.
Mark Paytress is a renowned music journalist for such publications as the Guardian, MOJO,
and Q. His other books include BowieStyle, I Was There: Gigs that Changed the World, Siouxsie
and the Banshees: The Authorised Biography, and Vicious: The Art of Dying Young.
Music/Biography • 272 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Photos
9780749940263 (Replaces 9780749951078) • January • $12.95 New in paper • Piatkus Books

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-yearold 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 Specials' re­
union 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

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Dave Grohl
Nothing to Lose
Michael Heatley
Updated through the Foo Fighters Greatest Hits, this guide to his career places the
singer/guitarist/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
context 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 underground 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
Reynolds & Hearn

Michael Bublé
The Biography
Juliet Peel
The first biography of the Grammy-winning vocal sensation—now in paper
Since his debut in 2003, Michael Bublé has sold 18 million albums and as his popularity con­
tinues to grow, this comprehensive and definitive biography charts the fascinating and phe­
nomenal success story. Of Italian origin and born into a family of fishermen in Canada, Michael
was largely raised by his grandfather, whom he credited with introducing him to the kind of
music he would make his own—Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, and Elvis, to name
but a few. Since then, he has won numerous awards—including a Grammy—and reached the
top 50 of the Billboard 200 album charts with his first album Michael Bublé. His second album,
the multiplatinum It’s Time, was more successful still. His performances and concerts world­
wide have sold out and he has cultivated a huge and loyal fanbase; this ultimate biography
is one that no fan will want to be without.
Juliet Peel is a show-business journalist and writer.
Biography/Music • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9780749941437 (Replaces 9780749941383) • January • $12.95 New in paper
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Britney
Inside the Dream
Steve Dennis
A fully up-to-date and authoritative biography of the princess of pop, covering all her successes and setbacks, both professional and personal
“A balanced and perceptive ride through the highs, the lows, the squeaky clean and the
toxic.” —Daily Record
“Explosive.” —Life & Style Weekly
Following the astounding success of her 1998 hit single “. . . Baby One More Time,” Britney
Spears quickly became an international pop idol. At just 27 years of age, she has racked up
five number-one albums, seven top-10 singles, and seven sold-out world tours. For all of her
success, however, over the past decade Britney’s private life has been a difficult one. She has
endured numerous failed relationships as well as a very public divorce and custody battle,
all in the full glare of the international media. Drawing on exclusive interviews with those
closest to her, this is an engrossing portrait of fascinating superstar.
Steve Dennis is a celebrity ghostwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.
Biography/Music • 304 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 Color Photos • HarperCollins UK
New in Paper: 9780007318933 • November • $11.95
Cloth: 9780007317516 • Available • $24.95

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

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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 Cowell. 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
9781844549870 • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper • John Blake

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 orig­
inal 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 hum­
ble start in the EMI mail room, his meteoric rise began when he became a top A&R execu­
tive. 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 eligible bachelors.
Chas Newkey-Burden is the author of Amy Winehouse, The Dog Directory, Michael Jackson:
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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Cheryl Unauthorised
Sean Smith
From ordinary girl to record-breaking female powerhouse with five platinum albums to her
name, this tell-all biography covers all the highs and lows of Cheryl Cole’s illustrious career
“In his revealing book Sean Smith gives a remarkable account of Cheryl’s struggle to
the top . . . A first-rate biography.” —Sunday Express
High-profile sponsorship deals, allegations of a nightclub assault in 2003, and marriage to
England footballer Ashley Cole in 2006—as well as her role as the newest judge on X Factor—have all made Cheryl Cole one of the most in-demand and talked-about celebrities today.
Now, celebrity biographer Sean Smith casts his expert eye over this most remarkable star
to explore the woman behind the public persona. New research follows Cole from her child­
hood years as a competition-winning dancer and model to that big break and the instant
stardom that lay beyond. Smith assesses how an ordinary girl from Newcastle managed to
cope with such a weight of media attention and, in particular, with the highly publicized
heartbreak that surrounded allegations of her husband’s infidelity. Fully illustrated, this en­
thralling account of one of FHM magazine’s continual sexiest women of the year promises
to be one of the hottest celebrity biographies of today.
Sean Smith’s other biographies include Britney, J. K. Rowling, Jennifer, Justin, Kylie Con­
fidential, and Robbie.
Biography/Music • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 38 Color Photos
9781847393173 • November • $13.95 Paper • Pocket Books UK

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 nutrition 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 un­
derstands the relationship between nutrition and performance, they cannot manage a total
program effectively. 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
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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
9781862058866 (Replaces 9781862057562) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Pavilion

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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 ten­
tative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training acad­
emy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and
how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his de­
velopment as a sportsman 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 ill­
ness 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 Wim­
bledon crown, and ending 2009 at the number one position for the fifth time. This is a
candid look at one of the most winning and dynamic figures in modern sport.
Chris Bowers is the author of Fantastic Federder and The Book of Tennis, and writes reg­
ularly 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 grandslam 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 Fed­
erer 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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Eskrima
Filipino Martial Art
Krishna Godhania
The history, evolution, and essential principles and concepts of
the Filipino martial art
Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is the indigenous martial art
of the Philippine Islands and this fascinating book explains why Es­
krima uses training weapons, such as rattan sticks and daggers, from
the earliest stages, alongside unarmed techniques. Dynamic and flex­
ible, with a wide range of training methods, the technique can be
practiced by students of all ages and levels of fitness. Well-known
and respected as a highly practical weapons-based system, Eskrima
is practiced worldwide by civilians, law enforcement personnel, and
special units within the military. These training methods have been
found particularly effective at increasing coordination and reflexes,
providing a fast track to developing the qualities needed for prac­
tical self-defense. The instructional section of the book illustrates
how the Eskrima martial artist is able to succeed in a wide range
of combat situaions involving fighting with both weapons and open
hands. Techniques, two person flow drills, self-defense applications,
training with specialized equipment, and the philosophy of the art
are all covered in depth.
Krishna Godhania is an experienced martial artist who has spent
the past 18 years studying Eskrima in the Philippines. He is the Es­
krima technical editor and columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated mag­
azine and he heads the Institute of Filipino Martial Arts.
Sports/Martial Arts • 176 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 468 Color Photos
9781847971524 • October • $23.95 Paper
Crowood Press

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
9781861267597 • $29.95

Effective Taekwan-Do
Sparring
9781847971340 • $29.95

Kickboxing Sparring
9781847971302 • $36.95

Another Journey Through the Links
David Worley
Foreword by Peter Thomson
Lavishly illustrated with photographs and detailed pen-portraits 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
gorgeously illustrated sporting guide also comes with an outlined “perfect
trajectory,” a commentary on each hole’s remarkable attributes, and other
shots to enhance the readers’ perspective. By compiling a number of sub­
missions from both individuals and golf clubs, the guide produces a result­
ing “short list” of 800 holes that were put to an independent panel of
golfers—to arrive at a ranking 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 features 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

STRANGEST SERIES

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

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Fishing’s
Strangest
Days

Flying’s
Strangest
Moments

Football’s
Strangest
Matches

The Olympics’
Strangest
Moments

Rugby’s
Strangest
Matches

Sailing’s
Strangest
Moments

9781861055354

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9781861057457

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

The Wit of Golf
Barry Johnston
The humor of legendary players such as Seve Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin, Jack Nicklaus,
Lee Trevino, and Tiger Woods, as they share the funny side of playing in the Open Championship and the Ryder Cup
A bumper bag of humorous anecdotes and amusing tales from golf’s best-loved personali­
ties, this collection that proves golf is a funny old game—birdies, bunkers, and all! Hilari­
ous stories cover everything from caddies to the clubhouse by the game’s all-time great
characters, including Peter Alliss, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Sam Torrance, and Ian Woosnam.
Celebrity golfers Bruce Forsyth and Michael Parkinson provide rib-tickling anecdotes about
pro-am tournaments and club golf. This wonderful collection of jokes, stories, and anec­
dotes is perfect for any golf fan.
Barry Johnston is the author of The Wit of Cricket.
Humor/Sports • 208 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations
9780340919361 • December • $12.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

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a Grumpy Old Man
9780340978634 • $16.95

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The Official Manchester United Diary of the Season
Our Dramatic Story of the 2009–10 Campaign
Gemma Thompson and Steve Bartram
The full inside story of Manchester United’s dramatic 2009 season, as told by the players and all those at the center of the action
In this fascinating insider account of the season, all the key players reveal what were the
most important turning points of the 2009 campaign and what goes on behind the scenes
at Carrington to help build such a strong team spirit. When United set out in August 2009
to secure a record fourth successive league title and to avenge their Champions League
final defeat, they did so without their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sold to Real
Madrid for a world-record transfer fee. It was an opportunity for the rest of the squad to
step up, and for the new signings—Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen—to show how
they could bring something new to the team. By the end of January, United were already
through to the Champions League knockout stages, handily placed just behind early pace­
setters Chelsea in the Premier League and into the final of the Carling Cup. The entire
2009 season is detailed in this must-have book for any Manchester United fan.
Gemma Thompson and Steve Bartram are regular writers for manutd.com and the United
Review, and they are the coauthors of Behind the Scenes at Manchester United.
Sports/Reference • 256 pp • 6 x 9 • 32 Color Photos
9781847379092 • October • $24.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

The Official Illustrated History
of Manchester United 1878-2010
The Full Story and Complete Record
Alex Murphy
Foreword by Sir Bobby Charlton
The definitive, official history of the world’s most popular football club is the one
book no United fan can afford to be without
A masterful account of Manchester United’s beginnings and rise to success, this book
chronicles the club’s incredible story. When the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Com­
pany formed the Newton Heath L and YR Cricket and Football Club in 1878, they had
no idea what it was they were starting. Renamed Manchester United in 1902 after fi­
nancial problems, the new club would soon go on to win the league title and the FA
Cup. It was just the beginning of one of the most remarkable and gripping stories in
sports. In the bomb-damaged aftermath of World War II, the club recovered under the
brilliant guidance of Matt Busby. The loss of the core of the side in the Munich Air Dis­
aster of February 1958 stunned a nation, and fans around the world, but Busby recov­
ered to build a new side around the talents of Best, Law, and Charlton, becoming the
first English side to win the European Cup in 1968. More recently, United has domi­
nated English football under manager Sir Alex Ferguson, winning an incredible 11 Pre­
mier League titles, including a unique Treble in 1999. The incredible story of the Reds'
success and the great stars from Billy Meredith more than 100 years ago to Ferdinand,
Giggs, and Rooney today are all featured in this essential volume.
Alex Murphy has written many books on soccer. Sir Bobby Charlton is an English for­
mer professional soccer player who won the World Cup and was named the European
Footballer of the Year in 1966.
Sports/Reference • 352 pp • 75 Color Photos 75 B/W Photos
9781847379108 • December • $29.95 Cloth • Simon & Schuster UK

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The Official Premier League Records 2011
Peter Marshall
A reference that will keep soccer fans entertained for hours, this guide is a must for
settling—and starting—arguments
Packed with records from the Premier League since its launch in the 1992–93 season,
this comprehensive collection of facts will satisfy any fan. A special section has been dedicated to the 2009–10 season, detailing everything to know about the most recent Barclays Premier League campaign. As well as the staple appearances and goalscoring records,
there is data on assists, clean sheets, a fascinating “half-time” league table, disciplinary
records, and much more. In addition there are such topics as Premier League clubs’ records
throughout Europe, awards, international appearances, attendance records, managers
records, stadiums, transfer records, and television and media coverage. There is also the
fun factor—mascots, DVDs, chart hits, beach balls, and other snippets of trivia.
Peter Marshall is the publications editor of the Press Association–Sport, the world’s premier sports news agency.
Sports/Reference • 256 pp • 8.5 x 11.5 • 600 Color Photos
9781847326140 • November • $24.95 Cloth • Carlton

The Manager
The Absurd Ascent of the Most Important Man in Football
Barney Ronay
An affectionate look at the changing role, status, and style of the European football manager since the dawn of the professional era, from man with sponge, through flamboyant
medallion-wearing eccentric, to handsome celebrity millionaire fronting up a UN antilandmine campaign
This history traces the remarkable journey of the football gaffer, from his humble beginnings
as club secretary, to his modern incarnation—the man we all recognize, venting his spleen
at the ref or getting huffy at a postmatch press conference. It takes the reader beyond the
well-worn anecdotes, deeper into the stories of European football’s top men and the world
they inhabit. Barney Ronay asks the important questions about these compelling characters—
Where did they come from? Why are they so miserable? Where do they get their suits? Hilarious and absorbing, this book contains enough revelations to provide the most avid fan
with a library of fresh tales.
Barney Ronay is the author of Any Chance of a Game? He is a senior sports writer for
the Guardian online.
Sports/Biography • 304 pp • 5 x 8
9780751542790 (Replaces 9781847442505) • November • $12.95 Paper • Sphere

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Torres: El Niño
My Story
Fernando Torres
From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, one
of soccer’s hottest properties talks about the unique challenges faced in his two
years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field
“Torres has already achieved legend status at Liverpool.” —Jamie Carragher
At the age of 25, Spain’s Fernando Torres has already established himself as one of
the Liverpool greats and a proud wearer of the fabled No. 9 shirt. His first book
tells the captivating story of his career to date. Nicknamed “El Nino” (The Kid),
Torres opens up about life on the streets beside Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium,
signing for the club at age 15, and appointed club captain by 19. When Liverpool
broke their club transfer record to bring Torres to Anfield in 2007, it proved the
turning point in his career. Competing in the goldfish bowl of the English Premier
League, playing alongside Liverpool heroes like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher
and in the company of Spanish teammates Pepe Reina, Xavi Alonso, and Albert Rieira,
and performing in front of the Kop who quickly adopted him as one of their own,
Torres describes what it means to him to play on one of the greatest stages in world
soccer and compares and contrasts life in Spain with his new career in England.
Torres also discusses his life out of the spotlight with his childhood sweetheart Olalla,
his family and friends, and what inspires and motivates him. Fernando Torrres has
amassed more than 50 caps to date, and has played in two European Championships
and one World Cup.
Autobiography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 8 • 100 Color Photos
9780007334520 (Replaces 9780007323791) • October • $13.95 New in paper
HarperSport UK

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, Fernando joined Atletico Madrid in 1995 at just 11 and three years later was voted best under15 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, Torres has not looked back. Torres was the highest foreign goal-scorer in a debut season in Premier 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 successful 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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Red Men
Liverpool Football Club: The Biography
John Williams
In researching the first book to cover the complete history of Liverpool FC using a linear narrative, the author was given access to the club’s original minute books
“A brilliant book.” —Stephen Done, curator, Liverpool FC Museum
John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of soccer in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes in this unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club. This is the definitive history of a remarkable
club from its formation in 1892 to the present day, told in the wider context of the social and cultural development of the city of Liverpool and its people.
John Williams has been studying soccer as a sociologist for the past 30 years and is the author of
several books on Liverpool FC, including Into the Red, The Miracle of Istanbul, and Passing Rhythms.
Sports • 432 pp • 6 x 9 • 16 Color Photos
9781845965570 • October • $29.95 Cloth • Mainstream Publishing

My Liverpool Years
Then and Now
Kenny Dalglish
Kenny Dalglish discusses his career, the details of his departure from Blackburn, and his position as Newcastle’s manager
Among the figures whose feats have earned a special place in Liverpudlian hearts, Dalglish stands
at the top along with Bill Shankly. Dalglish is often shown alongside Rafael Benitez, Steven Gerrard, and Fernando Torres. Dealing with Dalglish’s long relationship with football, this memoir
tells how he grew up playing for Jock Stein at Celtic, later returning as a comanager with John
Barnes. He won 102 Scotland caps and had a memorable period in charge of Newcastle United.
Dalglish also focuses on Liverpool, the underrated brilliance of Bob Paisley, the influence of the
Boot Room, and the personalities he has encountered in the game, both as an active participant
and a supposedly detached observer.
Autobiography/Sports • 356 pp • 6 x 9 • 15 Color Photos
9781444706093 • November • $19.95 Paper • Hodder & Stoughton

Taking Le Tiss
My Autobiography
Matt Le Tissier
The fascinating, insightful, and at times hilarious memoirs of one of the most gifted and enigmatic British footballers of the last 25 years
“Unlike many players’ forays into print, this is no anodyne skim across the great games and
goals, but a refreshing memoir of the career of a footballer who did things his way.”
—Times
Nicknamed “Le God” by the Southampton faithful, Matt Le Tissier was not cast from the same
mold as most professional Eureopan footballers. He was a one-club man in a 16-year career that
brought little in the way of trophies but countless plaudits from soccer fans and commentators
alike. To the vast majority Le Tissier was a maverick to be treasured, a flair player who lit up
every match he played in and delighted fans with his sumptuous technique. Did he simply enjoy
the comfort zone of being a big fish in a small pond, or did he display commendable loyalty in
staying with Southampton for his entire career? Were England managers right not to pick him so
many times? Would Fabio Capello pick him for England now? Does the British game discourage
his style of play? How much would he be worth in today’s transfer market? Here is the great man’s
first chance to answer all these questions and many more.
Biography/Sports • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos
9780007310920 (Replaces 9780007310913) • October • $12.95 New in paper • HarperSport UK

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Michael Owen
The Biography
Oliver Derbyshire
A close-up look at one of the world’s most gifted strikers, with a global reputation for
incisive running, neat play, and deadly finishing
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. Signing 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 management uncertainty at St. James’s
Park, Micahel endured a turbulent time. But then came Manchester 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
9781844546435 (Replaces 9781844543106) • October $12.95 (Can $13.95) New in paper
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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
that unleashed David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, and the Neville brothers upon the
unsuspecting Premier League, 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 midfielder 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 midfielder to watch from the stands in 1999 as United enjoyed their most memorable
European night for 40 years: victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final
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 consummate 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 individuals. 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 football from the Sussex league 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

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Winning Is Not Enough
The Autobiography
Jackie Stewart
A pedal-to-the-metal account of a life spent behind the wheel
“Eminently readable . . . [Stewart’s] familiar piping brogue is almost audible on the page as he recounts racing adventures.”
—Sports Illustrated
“Narrated with brutal honesty . . . His dry Scottish character
shines through here, and his recall of specific races as if they happened last week is impressive .” —Publishers Weekly
“Beyond the sport, this is a compelling tale of his battle against
the odds and how he achieved worldwide recognition as a sportsman, role model, and accomplished and respected businessman.”
—Motoring & Leisure
One of the most highly regarded names in racing, Sir Jackie Stewart is
the winner of three F1 World Championships and 27 Grand Prix races,
and is ranked in the top-five drivers of all time. In the 1960s and 1970s,
with his black cap, sideburns, and aviator shades, Stewart was an unmistakable icon whose life was filled with excitement, tragedy, controversy, and stunning success. This is the compelling tale of a life spent
battling against the odds and achieving world-wide recognition as an
outstanding sportsman, a role model, and a highly accomplished businessman, updated to include Sir Jackie’s thoughts on the present F1 season and events in his life in the past year.
Jackie Stewart began his driving career in the early 1960s and competed
in more than 90 races before retirement. He was awarded an OBE in
1972 and a knighthood in 2001.

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16 Color Photos • 16 B/W Photos
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Winning Is Not Enough (Audio CD)
9781405505987 • $19.95

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The Little Book of Snooker
Sean Boru
Foreword by Jimmy White, MBE
Through informative snippets and bite-size facts, as well as 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
Who has the highest break? When were red balls first introduced? What do Marie Antoinette
and Mary Queen of Scots have in common (aside from being unable to keep their heads)? 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 legends 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 finalist.
Sports • 144 pp • 5 x 8
9780752455617 • October • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • The History Press

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Little Book of Boxing
9780752452531

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Nelson Mandela
A Force for Freedom
Christina Scott
A highly illustrated tribute to one of the world’s most inspirational and admired personalities, fully updated to show how Nelson Mandela has taken his place among
the world’s most revered statesmen
Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s most revered public figures, a man synonymous
with the long, bitter struggle to rid South Africa of an apartheid regime and replace it
with a multiracial democracy. Today he is seen as the face of world freedom, an ambassador for civil rights, and a heroic liberator whose influence and image of moral
integrity extend way beyond his homeland. Fully illustrated, this book chronicles his
remarkable life, from his days as a student activist and guerrilla leader to his position
as iconic statesman. After spending 27 years in prison, his eventual release and election
as South Africa’s first black president were landmark events in 20th-century history. The
incredible story recounted here encompasses seismic political change in South Africa as
well as extraordinary personal struggle, trauma, and triumph.
Christina Scott is an award-winning journalist in radio, television, print, and online.
She lives in South Africa.
Biography/History • 176 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 57 Color Photos 58 B/W Photos
9780233003061 (Replaces 9780233001586) • November • $29.95 Cloth
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Reflections on Nelson Mandela
Antoinette Haselhorst
The universally admired politician celebrated in moving words and photographs that span the globe
Internationally renowned photographer Antoinette Haselhorst has captured Nelson Mandela on camera on numerous occasions, and her photographs are collected in
this unique book, creating a reflection on the man himself as well as his significance on the global stage. Haselhorst 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, creating 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 portrait 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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A Promise to Nadia
A True Story of a British Slave in the Yemen
Zana Muhsen
The heart-breaking follow-up to Zana Muhsen’s shocking first exposal of the Yemeni sex
trade in Sold—now, Zana’s heading back into the snake pit to save her sister
“A powerful, skillfully written account of a woman’s struggle against a patriarchal,
disgusting, and contemptible practice that, unbelievably still happens today.”
—Sunday Business Post
Ten years ago Zana Muhsen escaped from the life of slavery in Yemen into which her father
had sold her as a child bride, leaving behind her baby son, her sister Nadia, and Nadia’s two
small children. As she described so powerfully in her book Sold, Zana made a solemn vow
to Nadia that she would do everything she possibly could obtain their freedom as well. This
book tells the extraordinary story of those 10 years, of the family’s lone campaign against
the Yemeni authorities, of the refusal of their own government in London to help, and of the
despair that forced them into a desperate deal with an unofficial military-style organization
specializing in the recovery of abducted children.
Zana Muhsen lives in Yemen. She is the author of A Promise to Nadia, Sold, and Vendidas.
Biography/Women’s Studies • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9780751543698 (Replaces 9780751509519) • November • $11.95 Paper • Sphere

Sold
One Woman’s True Account of Modern Slavery
Zana Muhsen
A newly updated edition of a young girl’s account of her terrifying experiences with being
sold by her father as a modern day sex slave in Yemen
Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her
she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Ages
15 and 13 respectively, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into
marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners. They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered walls, frequent beatings, and
the ordeal of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance. After eight years
of misery and humiliation Zana succeeded in escaping, but her sister is still there, and it seems
likely that she will now never leave the country where she has spent more than half her life.
Zana Muhsen lives in Yemen. She is the author of A Promise to Nadia, Sold, and Vendidas.
Biography/Women’s Studies • 240 pp • 5 x 8
9780751543988 (Replaces 9780751509519) • November • $11.95 Paper • Sphere

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Getting Our Way
500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: The Inside Story
of British Diplomacy
Christopher Meyer
A highly informed insider’s account of some of the “honest men” of Britain,
as they sought, by fair means or by foul, to help their country make its
way in the world
“Intriguing and eloquently argued. A pity that so few of our politicians
share his grasp of reality and clarity of vision.”
—Mail on Sunday
“An entertaining book and also a valuable one. Meyer writes well . . .
the book is not far short of a page-turner.” —Guardian
“Meyer knows very well that a good story sells an argument. These are
good stories, especially those about the grand failures.”
—Financial Times

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This inside account of the front lines of international diplomacy recounts nine
stories from Britain’s diplomatic annals over the last 500 years. It’s an inside
account of their extraordinary experiences—sometimes in the face of physical danger and often at history’s hinge. Be it Henry Killigrew’s mission to
Edinburgh in 1572, Our Man in Washington and the Nassau Deal, or the handover of Hong Kong to China, we can see how Britain has viewed its interests in the world and sought to advance them. Each story is illuminated by
colorful anecdotes and insights drawn from Christopher Meyer’s firsthand
experience of international relations. Moreover, the book is a salutary reminder
that foreign policy and diplomacy in all countries begin and end with the national interest. And far from being the preserve of aloof aristocrats, the pursuit of our national interest is replete with an extraordinary combination of
high principle and low cunning, vice and virtue—all with the specific aim of
getting our way.
Christopher Meyer served in Moscow, Madrid, Bonn, Brussels, the Foreign
Office, and in Number 10 before becoming Britain’s Ambassador to the United
States from 1997 to 2003. Knighted in 2001, he was the chairman of the Press
Complaints Commission until April 2009. He is the author of DC Confidential,
Fast Cycle Time, It’s Alive!, Knowledge Advantage, and Relentless Growth.
Essays/Political Science • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 28 Color Photos 8 B/W Photos
9780753827161 • January • $14.95 Paper • Phoenix

DC Confidential
9780753820919 • $16.95

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Churchill’s Cigar
A Lifelong Affair Through War and Peace
Stephen McGinty
A charming story of a love affair that went up in smoke daily
“Sparkles with unexpected revelations (the Nazi ban on smoking in public places is uncannily familiar) and splendid anecdotes.” —Independent
“Delightful.” —Times
“Literary heaven to anyone who appreciates a Cohiba Robusto.” —Mail on Sunday
During World War II, Winston Churchill’s cigar was such an important beacon of resistance
that MI5, together with the nation’s top scientists, tested the Prime Minister’s supplies on
mice rather than risk sabotage. Today, Churchill and his cigar remains a global icon, memorialized by a 151 foot statue of a cigar in Australia, while his cigar stubs are treasured
as relics. Using original archival research and exclusive interviews with Churchill’s staff, Stephen
McGinty explores Churchill’s passion for cigars and the solace they brought. He also examines Churchill’s lasting friendship with Antonio Giraudier, the Cuban businessman who
for 20 years stocked Churchill’s humidor, before fleeing Castro’s revolution.
Stephen McGinty is a senior writer with the Scotsman newspaper. He has also worked for
the Glasgow Herald and the Sunday Times. He is the author of Fire in the Night and This
Turbulent Priest.
Biography/History • 214 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 17 B/W Photos
9780330461214 • October • $12.95 Paper • Pan Books

Ancestors
The Story of China Told through the Lives of an Extraordinary Family
Frank Ching
“A stunning accomplishment . . . Frank Ching brings to life the last nine centuries of
Chinese history and culture as almost no other work in the English language has
done.” —New York Times
“Fascinating . . . The story of China’s survival.” —Wall Street Journal
“A tour de force.” —Washington Post
Frank Ching brings to life 900 years of Chinese history through his own fascinating family
tree. Beginning with his search for the grave of his first-recorded ancestor, the 11th-century
poet Qin Guan, and ending with a moving account of his relationship with his father, a victim of China’s historic upheaval, Frank Ching introduces a colorful cast of characters. His
unbroken family line includes—among many others—a lovelorn concubine, a traitor, a military hero, an imperial ghost-writer, a minister of punishments, and a woman noted for her
skills in both verse and martial arts. There is scarcely an aspect of Chinese life, from shamanism to violent rebellion, that Ching doesn’t touch upon in this fascinating work. Through
his vivid and personal portraits of his ancestors, the history of China itself unfolds: from
the days of the ancient empire to its radical transformation today.
Frank Ching worked as a journalist for the New York Times before setting up the Wall Street
Journal’s first bureau in Beijing. He also worked for Far Eastern Economic Review and the
South China Morning Post. He is the author of China: The Truth About Its Human Rights
Record.
History/Asian Studies • 544 pp • 5 x 8 • 29 B/W Photos
9781846041778 • October • $14.95 Paper • Rider

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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 intrinsic 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 reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their stories that Tom Keneally has woven a vibrant history to do full justice
to the rich and colorful nature of Australia’s unique national character. 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 bewilderment 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. Convicts 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 diggers 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 humanity 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 thinking? 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 technology 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 September. Thus the British, Australian, Canadian, American, and French forces defeated the German 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 support staff were required to run every base, meaning around 70% of U.S. Army Air Force service 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 interviews 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

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 ultimately, 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

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 international 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. Alongside 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 shooting 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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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 became 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 Wyllie brings Albert out of the shadows and explores the extraordinary relationship of the Goering 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 imprisoned 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 violent dynamism to achieve increasingly his own aims. Moeller was able to predict the atrocities 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 author 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 Holocaust: 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 forgotten 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 Freedom, 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 History 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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I Never Knew That About Britain
The Quiz Book
Christopher Winn
Bestselling author and quiz master Christopher Winn is back to test your knowledge of
Britain with more than 1,000 questions to perplex and puzzle about those glorious islands
Covering a myriad of subjects including history, cathedrals, sports, records, modern Britain,
royalty, people, places, deeds, discoveries, and disasters—there’s something for everyone
interested in trivia in this entertaining guide to Britain. It features a range of questions
from multiple-choice teasers and “odd ones out” to picture quizzes illustrated with charm­
ing line drawings to test your knowledge of the famous faces and facades of Britain. Along­
side these sit cryptic quizzes and special features spotlighting different regions so that readers
can tell just how well they know each local area. Perfect for all ages, it will provide hours
of entertainment and education for the whole family and have young and old proclaim­
ing: “I bet you never knew that!”
Christopher Winn is the author of I Never Knew That About England, I Never Knew That
About Ireland, I Never Knew That About Scotland, I Never Knew That About the Lake
District, I Never Knew That About Wales, and many others.
History/Reference • 232 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 450 B/W Illustrations
9780091933043 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Ebury Press

I Never Knew That About the Scottish
Christopher Winn
Illustrated throughout with beguiling pen and ink drawings, this entertaining guide unearths the traditions, triumphs, disasters, foibles, quirks, and customs that come together
to make the Scottish people so fascinating and unique
“[A] fascinating look at the heritage of a small country with a big, big history.”
—Daily Record
In this captivating book, bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scot­
tish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en
route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Scot­
tish character. From the capital of Edinburgh—birthplace of Henry Brougham, the man who
made the longest speech ever in the House of Commons, lasting moer than six hours—to
Callander, birthplace of Helen Duncan, the last person in Britain to be imprisoned for witch­
craft after correctly divining the sinking of HMS Barham, he accompanies us on a journey
uncovering little-known facts and amusing anecdotes from the Scottish Highlands to the
bustling inner-city streets of Glasgow.
Christopher Winn is the author of I Never Knew That About England, I Never Knew That
About Ireland, I Never Knew That About Scotland, I Never Knew That About the Lake
District, I Never Knew That About Wales, and many others.
History/Reference • 368 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780091926724 • November • $17.95 Cloth • Ebury 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 fascinating—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-andwhite 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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Great Irish Speeches
Richard Aldous
Foreword by Colm Toibin
A stirring anthology of 50 speeches—eulogies and damnations, new
beginnings and last words, threats of war and demands for peace—
that have shaped Irish history
Fifty of the most stirring and memorable speeches in Irish history are
collected here—from the political oratories of Charles Stewart Parnell,
Michael Collins, and Eamon De Valera to emotive addresses by the nation’s celebrated poets, writers, and musicians. All of the included
speeches have had a remarkable impact on the course of Irish and world
history. The oratorical skills of the greatest names in Irish politics and
culture are here: Henry Grattan, Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Par­
nell, Michael Collins, W. B. Yeats, Eamon de Valera, John F. Kennedy,
and Seamus Heaney, to name but a few. Each speech is preceded by an
introduction, which places the address in context and underlines its his­
torical significance, as well as an iconic photograph of the speaker. Pre­
sented chronologically, the collection provides tremendous insight into
Irish history.
Richard Aldous is the head of the School of History and Archives at
University College, Dublin. He contributes to the Irish Times and is the
author of The Lion and the Unicorn. Colm Toibin is an award-winning novelist. He is the author of numerous books, including Brooklyn, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize and won the 2009 Costa
Novel Award
History/Literary Collections • 234 pp • 5 x 8
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The Victorians
Britain Through the Paintings of the Age
Jeremy Paxman
From High Gothic architecture to the birth of the football league, from the novels of Dickens to the technological marvels of Brunel, the paintings of the era provide an overview
that ranges across the whole of Victorian life and culture
“A real contribution to art history, introducing the reader to a rich mix of the familiar
and the unfamiliar . . . the book certainly taught me things about the Victorians that I
either did not know or had not thought about with sufficient imagination.”
—A.N. Wilson, author, The Victorians
“A wonderful introduction to the sheer vibrancy of the Victorian era . . . genuinely impressive.” —Evening Standard
“[Paxman] writes with a wry sense of humor and a keen sense of history . . . an entertaining tour.” —New York Times on On Royalty
Jeremy Paxman’s unique portrait of the Victorian world takes readers on an exciting jour­
ney through the birth of modern Britain. Using the paintings of the era as a starting point,
he tells stories of urban life, family, faith, industry, and empire that helped define the Vic­
torian spirit and imagination. To Paxman, these paintings were the television of their day,
and his exploration of Victorian art and society explains how artists like Butler, William
Powell Frith, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Luke Fildes, and Ford Madox Brown were chron­
icling a world changing before their eyes. This enthralling history is an opinionated, informed,
surprising, and hugely enthusiastic appraisal of the Victorians’ influence on modern culture.
Jeremy Paxman is an award-winning journalist and the author of The English: A Portrait
of a People and On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families.
Art/History • 304 pp • 5 x 8 • 35 Color Photos • 30 B/W Photos
9781846077449 • October • $15.95 Paper • BBC Books

The Making of Modern Britain
Andrew Marr
A fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century as the
country recovered from the grand wreckage of the British Empire
“A fine example of popular history . . . engaging and intelligent.” —Financial Times on
The History of Modern Britain
“He has the rare gift of being able to explain complex issues in a few crisp sentences.”
—Sunday Telegraph on The History of Modern Britain
Beyond trenches, flappers, and Spitfires, this is a story of strange cults and economic mad­
ness, of revolutionaries and heroic inventors, sexual experiments, and raucous stage hero­
ines. Between the death of Queen Victoria and the end of World War II, Great Britain was
shaken by war and peace. The two wars were the worst they had ever known and the episodes
of peace among the most turbulent and surprising. As the political forum moved from Ed­
wardian smoking rooms to an increasingly democratic Westminster, the people of Britain
experimented with extreme ideas as they struggled to answer the question How should we
live? Socialism? Fascism? Feminism? Meanwhile, fads such as eugenics, vegetarianism, and
nudism were gripping the nation, while the popularity of the music hall soared. It was also
a time that witnessed the birth of the media as it is known it today and the beginnings of
the welfare state. From organic food to drugs, nightclubs and celebrities to package holidays,
crooked bankers to sleazy politicians, the echoes of today’s Britain ring from almost every page.
Andrew Marr is a political journalist who has worked for the Scotsman, the Independent,
the Daily Express, and the Observer, and spent five years as the BBC’s Political Editor. He
is the author of A History of Modern Britain.
History • 464 pp • 5 x 8 • 9 Color Photos • 57 B/W Photos
9780330510998 • November • $14.95 Paper • Pan Books

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A Short History of Europe
From Charlemagne to the Treaty of Lisbon
Gordon Kerr
From the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 to the signing of the
Treaty of Lisbon in 2007, an accessible history of the people, ideas,
institutions, and events that have shaped Europe during the last
1,200 years
A continent of countless disparate peoples, races, and nations, gov­
erned by different ideas, philosophies, religions, and attitudes, Eu­
rope nonetheless has a common thread of history running through
it, stitching the lands and peoples of its past and present into one
fabric and held together by the continent’s great institutions: the
Church of Rome, the Holy Roman Empire, the European Union, in­
dividual monarchies, trade organizations, and social movements. This
fascinating history for beginners provides a coherent map of the jum­
bled history of Europe and the European idea that has led up to this
point. However, is also an idea. People have always harbored aspi­
rations to make this vast territory one. The Romans came close and
a few centuries later, the foundations for a great European state were
laid with the creation of the Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon over­
reached himself in attempting to create a European-wide Empire—
as did Adolf Hitler. Now, Europe is as close as it ever has been to
being one entity, yet Europeans still cling to national independence.
Gordon Kerr is the author of Goners, Houses of Death, and Timeline: History of the World.
History • 160 pp • 5 x 8
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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 country’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

House of Treason
The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Dynasty
Robert Hutchinson
An enormously entertaining tale of sex, greed, and treachery at the heart of a Tudor regime
sheds new light on the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth
“Robert Hutchinson is making a corner for himself in popular, well-researched histories of the 16th century . . . A riveting story, splendidly told.” —Telegraph
“The scholarship of this book is meticulous, Hutchinson provides an across-the-spectrum grand slam portrait of the second Tudor monarch. No one writing about Henry
VIII in the future will be able to ignore this magnificent book.” —Daily Express
“Entertains us with fascinating close-ups of outlandish Tudor behavior.”
—Daily Mail
This history of the Howard family—the Dukes of Norfolk—is marked by treason, beheadings,
and incarceration—a dynasty whose pride and ambition secured only their downfall. The
wealthiest and most powerful aristocrats in Tudor England—regarding themselves as the
true power behind the throne—they were certainly extraordinarily influential, with two
Howard women marrying Henry VIII—Anne Boleyn and the 15-year-old Catherine
Howard. But in the treacherous world of the Tudor court no faction could afford to rest
on its laurels. The Howards consolidated their power with an awesome web of schemes
and conspiracies, but even they could not always hold their enemies at bay.
Robert Hutchinson is the author of Elizabeth’s Spymaster, Jane’s Submarines: War Beneath
the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day, and The Last Days of Henry VIII.
History/Biography • 416 pp • 5 x 8
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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
9780752456690 (Replaces 9780752448664) • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) New in paper
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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

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A Scandalous Life
The Biography of Jane Digby
Mary S. Lovell
From the acclaimed biographer of The Sisters, the story of one of the most remarkable
women of the 19th century, who traveled far and wide on a quest for true love
“A rollicking good tale! Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this
remarkable woman’s life.” —Sunday Express
“A compelling narrative! Jane Digby’s sins make a wonderfully good read.”
—Sunday Telegraph
“Enthralling tale of a 19th-century beauty whose heart—and hormones—ruled her
head.” —Harpers and Queen
“If ever there was a female equivalent of Byron, Lady Jane Digby was she . . . hugely
entertaining.” —Country Living
Produced from Jane Digby’s diaries, this sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman,
explores a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost
lost. A celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at 17. Their
divorce a few years later was one of England’s most scandalous at that time. In her quest
for passionate fulfillment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludwig
I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to travel Eastern Asia. In Syria,
she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, who was
20 years her junior. During the remainder of her life she adopted for six months of each
year the exotic but uniquely harsh existence of a desert nomad living in the famous black
goathair tents of Arabia; the remaining months she spent in the splendid palace she built
for herself and Medjuel in Damascus. As wife to the Sheikh and mother to his tribe this
passionate woman found not only genuine fulfillment but further adventures, all of which
she committed each year to her diary.
Mary S. Lovell is the author of Bess of Hardwick, The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family, and The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart.
Biography • 384 pp • 5 x 7
9781857024692 • October • $13.95 Paper • Fourth Estate

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-threatening 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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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 illness 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
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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 German Offensive Against the Kursk Salient 4-17
July 1943 .
Military/Technology • 80 B/W Photos
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The F-14 Tomcat Story

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9780752452340

The Shuttle Story
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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.

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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

QM2: A Photographic Journey
9780752450933
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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
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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 everything . . . 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 readers.” —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 Churchward 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 170year-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
9780752452982 • December • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Cloth
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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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A Nautical Odyssey
An Illustrated Maritime History
from Cook to Shackleton
David C. Bell
A unique maritime history, illustrated and annotated by a noted maritime artist
A unique combination of paintings and maritime his­
tory, this collection follows a historian’s journey as
he presents the ships whose line and design capti­
vate him and the mariners he most admires. It in­
cludes sections on Captain Bligh and The Bounty,
Admiral Nelson, and famous clipper ships such as
The Cutty Sark. Illustrated and annotated to be not
only fascinating to read but also a pleasure to be­
hold, this stunning marriage of words and pictures
will be coveted by anyone with an interest in sea his­
tory or maritime art.
David C. Bell is a former sea navigator and artist who
is best known for his marine paintings.
History/Art • 168 pp • 12 x 10.5
200 Color Illustrations
9781846890819 • November • $49.95 Cloth
Quiller Publishing

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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 statistics 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
9781742371221 (Replaces 9781741141375) • September
$17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Also available:

Excerpt from the Glossary of Biker Terms:
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

Dead Man Running
9781742370279
$15.95 (Can $17.95)

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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Londongrad
From Russia with Cash: The Inside Story of the Oligarchs
Mark Hollingsworth and Stewart Lansley
A dazzling tale of incredible wealth, ferocious disputes, beautiful women, private jets, megayachts, the world’s best soccer players, and chauffeur-driven Range Rovers with tinted windows
“A racy and alarming investigation.” —Economist
“Meticulously researched! A racy and intriguing read.” —Daily Express
“A magnificently emetic account of the lifestyles of the Russki oligarchs!” —Sunday Times
The amazing true story of how London became home to the Russian super-rich, this explosive
book tells the tale of a group of buccaneering Russian oligarchs who made colossal fortunes
after the collapse of communism—and then came to London to enjoy their newfound wealth.
From the origin of their journeys in Moscow and St. Petersburg to mansions in Mayfair, Knights­
bridge, and Surrey, the book plunges into a shimmering world of audacious multibillion-pound
deals, outrageous spending, and rancorous feuds. While London’s flashiest restaurants echoed
with Russian laughter and Bond Street shop-owners totted up their profits, however, darker
events were also playing themselves out. The killing of ex-KGB man Alexander Litvinenko in
London and the death—in a helicopter crash he all but predicted—of Stephen Curtis, the lawyer
to many of Britain’s richest Russians, chilled London’s Russians and many who know them.
This story of how Russia’s wealth was harvested and brought to London is a must-read for
anyone interested in how vast wealth is created, the luxury it can buy, and the power and in­
trigue it produces.
Mark Hollingsworth is a regular contributer to the Financial Times, Guardian, and Sunday Times.
He is the author of Saudi Babylon and Thatcher’s Fortunes. Stewart Lansley is an award-winning television and radio producer, and the author of Top Man: How Philip Green Built His
High Street Empire.
History/True Crime • 402 pp • 5 x 8
9780007356379 • November • $13.95 Paper • Fourth Estate

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

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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

The World’s Most Bizarre Murders
James Marrison
A blood-curdling compendium of truly odd crimes featuring murderous witches, mad scientists, 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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Underworld UK: Gangsters’ Wives
Married to the Mob
Tammy Cohen
Reveals what it’s like to live with Britain’s most lawless men, from the women who married them
Behind every good man is a good woman—but what lies behind every bad man? In 11 funny,
moving, searingly honest first-person accounts, details are revealed about the lives and loves
of the women who are, quite literally, married to the mob. Readers are introduced to de­
voted mother-of-three Judy Marks, who was imprisoned alongside her husband, notorious
drug smuggler Howard Marks; Flanagan, the first ever Page Three girl, who found herself
splashed across the papers as the fiancée of legendary East End villain Reggie Kray; and
Jenny Pinto, wife of gangster Dave Courtney, who gave the police keys to their house to
stop them breaking down the front door.
Tammy Cohen is the author of The Day I Died and Deadly Divorces.
True Crime/Biography • 268 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Photos
9781847249784 • October • $11.95 Paper • Quercus

Underworld UK: Women Who Kill
Hell Hath No Fury
Vanessa Howard
What drives women to commit the most serious crime of all?
Every murder is shocking, but few crimes shock society more than when the killer is a woman.
There has been an explosion in female violence in the last 10 years, and this book brings to
light some of the most horrific and compelling cases in this disturbing trend. Examining a
wide-range of criminals, this discussion includes teenage murderer Chelsea O’Mahoney; Heather
Stephenson-Snell, the psychotherapist turned Scream-masked psychopath; Edith McAlinden,
butcher queen of Glasgow’s “House of Blood;” and the mother of Baby P, aming others. Indepth and compelling, this book ultimately asks Are they victims themselves, or just evil?
and As society changes, will more and more women feel driven to kill?
Vanessa Howard has a background in magazine and newspaper journalism and her books
specialize in true crime and stories of endurance and survival. She is the author of Britain’s
Ten Most Wanted and Unconditional Love.
True Crime • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 B/W Photos
9781849160247 • October • $11.95 Paper • Quercus

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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 psychological 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
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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 Century 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
9781844549825 (Replaces 9781843580461) • November • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
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