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July Non-Fiction

Food DIY How to Make Your Own Everything: sausages to smoked salmon, sourdough to sloe gin, bacon to buns Tim Hayward
For fans of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Heston Blumenthal: the first comprehensive manual for the urban DIY cook
Over recent years, across much of the world, people have started rejecting shopbought food and are getting into making it themselves. The DIY food movement is spreading. But why DIY? Because it's fun, an adventure, thrifty, a great way to get your hands gloriously dirty, and because at a time when skills like baking, preserving and curing are in danger of being lost forever, it's more important than ever to learn how things work. Most importantly, though, when you do it yourself you can make sure that all the food you eat is absolutely delicious. In Food DIY, Tim Hayward will show you: How to make your own butter and cheese, sloe gin, suet pudding and potted lobster. How to smoke, and cure, fish and meats, airdry bresaola and boerwoers, as well as pickle fish, game and vegetables. He'll explain the mysteries of terrines and faggots, bread and buns, as well how to spitroast a whole lamb, make a clam bake in a wheelbarrow, smoke a salmon in a gym locker and deep fry a turkey outdoors. He'll teach you how to make your own takeaway: from delicious Peking duck and fried chicken to doner kebab and your morning cappuccino. Food DIY is the essential modern urban cook's manual. Tim Hayward is a food writer and broadcaster. He is a contributing writer at the Financial Times and a regular contributor to the Guardian 'Word of Mouth' Food Blog and Radio 4 Food Programme, among others. Tim is the publisher and editor of Fire & Knives, a quarterly magazine of new food writing, and winner of the 'Best Food Magazine'at the 2012 Guild of Food Writers Awards, and the publisher of Gin & It, a quarterly journal of new writing for drinkers and thinkers. He is the proprietor of the Fitzbillies bakery and restaurant in Cambridge. Food DIY is his first book.

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9781905490974 Price 25.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 384pp Territory 1W

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September Fiction

Everland Rebecca Hunt

1913: Dinners, MilletBass, and Napps three men bound not by friendship, but by an intense dependence founded on survival will be immortalized by their decision to volunteer to scout out a series of uncharted and unknown islands in the Antarctic, a big, indifferent kingdom. 2013: Brix, Jess, and Decker three researchers with their own reasons for being far from home set out on a field trip to the same ancient lumps of rock and snow, home to nothing but colonies of penguins and seals. Under the harsh ultraviolet light, as all colours bleach out, and the world of simple everyday pleasures recedes, they unknowingly begin to mirror the expedition of 100 years ago.

Rebecca Hunt graduated from Central Saint Martins College with a first class honours degree in fine art. She lives and works in London. Her first novel, Mr Chartwell, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards New Writer of the Year.

Praise for Mr Chartwell: 'The richness of Hunt's language make this first novel a vivid, moving delight' Helen Dunmore, Guardian '[A] marvellously original, tender and funny debut novel. Rebecca Hunt proves herself to be a gifted writer who has no need of fictional realism to deliver profound truths' Daily Mail 'A real joy to read: funny, clever and original' Scotsman

Pub Date March 2014 ISBN 9781905490653 Price 12.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 304pp Territory 1BEKZ US Rights Random House Translation Rights Lutyens & Rubinstein Film Rights Lutyens & Rubinstein Serial Rights Penguin UK

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October Non-Fiction

Ammonites and Leaping Fish A Life in Time Penelope Lively


One of our greatest writers addresses ageing, memory, time and a life in the 20th Century

'This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here.' Taking in old age, the context of one's life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers.

Penelope Lively is the author of many prizewinning novels and shortstory collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

Praise for A House Unlocked: 'Remarkable, richly enjoyable . . . a captivating memoir' Helen Dunmore, The Times 'Engaging, curious, compelling, remarkable . . . Any time spent with Penelope Lively is a joy' Observer

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780241146385 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 240pp Territory 1BKZ

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October Non-Fiction

Michelangelo His Epic Life Martin Gayford


A new biography of Michelangelo by the acclaimed author of Constable in Love and The Yellow House

There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the marble giant David and the Last Judgment were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.

Martin Gayford has been art critic of the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph. He is currently Chief European art critic for Bloomberg. Among his publications are: The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles, The Penguin Book of Art Writing, of which he was coeditor, Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, and contributions to many catalogues. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children. Praise for Constable in Love: 'Brilliant, wholly fascinating. I can't recommend this delightful book too highly' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 'Engaging, cunning, agreeable and alert to the vagaries of human behaviour' Literary Review

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9781905490547 Price 30.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 688pp Illustrations Integrated b/w Territory 1W

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November Fiction

The Dogs of Littlefield Suzanne Berne


Discontented lives and dog poisonings: The Dogs of Littlefield is a wonderfully well drawn and wry exploration of the darker side of suburbia from an Orange Prize-winning author

Had Barbara Pym written about suburban New England in the 21st century, she might have focused on Littlefield, Massachusetts, recently named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America. Full of psychologists and college professors, Littlefield is proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets and quaint village centre where George Washington once spent the night in what is now a yoga studio. In fact, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, Dr. Clarice Watkins, has moved to Littlefield for a year to study the elements of 'good quality of life'. Yet, no sooner has she arrived, than someone begins poisoning the town dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an offleash proposal for Baldwin Park the subject of much town debate or the sign of a deeper disorder? Why, for instance, is Clarice's lovely neighbour Margaret Downing so unhappy and her nice husband so frightened? Why do children keep pulling fire alarms at the middle school? And who is spraypainting ominous graffiti all over town could it be the young bearded Pakistani who bakes doughnuts every morning at the Forge Caf? A darkly comic novel that examines the relationships between men and women as well as the attempts of a community to remain a 'village' amid global disturbance, The Dogs of Littlefield is a wry reminder that the world's large concerns are built of small ones, and that yearning for something 'more' is the one characteristic shared by us all.

Suzanne Berne's first novel, A Crime in the Neighbourhood, won the 1999 Orange Prize. She is also the author of A Perfect Arrangement, The Ghost at the Table and Missing Lucile. Suzanne Berne lives with her husband and two daughters near Boston.

Pub Date December 2013 ISBN 9780241145661 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 304pp Territory 1BKZ

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July Fiction

The Victoria System Eric Reinhardt


Sex, capitalism, power, deception: a twenty-first century novel of ideas told through the twists and turns of an erotic obsession

David Kolski never sleeps with the same woman twice apart from his wife, naturally. Then he meets Victoria. Head of people at a multinational company, by day she is a ruthless executive in a lightningpaced, highpressured whirlwind of power and productivity. By night she likes good wine, luxurious hotel rooms, and abandoning herself to her boundless sexual fantasies. David is soon addicted. Under crushing pressure at work to oversee the construction of a huge Paris towerblock in nearimpossible circumstances, he takes new vigour and inspiration from his hardheaded capitalist lover. He works harder, faster and better, and then escapes to indulge in the most intense sexual passion he's ever experienced. But when Victoria offers to use her position to help him in his career, a dark shadow falls over their affair. Is she really capable of helping anyone other than herself, or is she hiding something from him? And who are the two men in the Audi he keeps seeing, always a few cars behind him?

Eric Reinhardt is one of the rising stars of contemporary literature in France, hailed for his incisive portraits of contemporary society. Born in 1965, he is the author of four previous novels and a freelance publisher of art books. He lives and works in Paris. The Victoria System is his first novel to be translated into English. Sam Taylor is the author of several novels and translated Laurent Binet's HHhH into English. 'Dark, twisted and devastating . . . A big novel of amorous adventures in the era of the BlackBerry. Eric Reinhardt is the new Alexandre Dumas' Nouvel Observateur 'Part classic, part tragedy, part thriller: Eric Reinhardt merges genres and invokes elusive echoes in this highly contemporary novel of a rare depth' Libration 'Visionary analysis of globalized capitalism . . . an erotic novel which is raw, violent and vertiginous' Emmanuel Carrre

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780241145586 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 480pp Territory 1W US Rights Penguin UK Translation Rights Andrew Nurnberg Associates Film Rights Editions Stock Serial Rights Penguin UK

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August Fiction

Mr Loverman Bernardine Evaristo


A tragi-comic tale of homosexual love set in contemporary London and infused with the unique exuberance of Evaristo's voice

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventyfour and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the sixties. A flamboyant, wisecracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather but he is also secretly homosexual, in a relationship with his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? Mr Loverman is a groundbreaking exploration of Britain's older Caribbean community, which explodes cultural myths and fallacies and shows the extent of what can happen when people fear the consequences of being true to themselves.

Bernardine Evaristo is the author of three novels which fuse fiction with poetry: Lara, The Emperor's Babe and Soul Tourists. Blonde Roots was her first prose novel. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004 and the Royal Society of Arts in 2006. She lives in London.

Praise for Blonde Roots: 'Astonishing, brilliant . . . takes one of the great horrors of history and turns it on its head. Almost Swiftian in its imaginative leaps, in which humour and suffering are effortlessly intermingled' The Times 'A bold and brilliant game of counterfactual history. Evaristo keep[s] her wit and anger at a spicy simmer throughout' Daily Telegraph

Pub Date August 2013 ISBN 9780241145784 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 320pp Territory 1BEKZ US Rights Curtis Brown Translation Rights Curtis Brown Film Rights Curtis Brown Serial Rights Penguin UK

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August Fiction

3 X Csar Aira Csar Aira


A stunningly designed boxed-set edition of three short novels

Irreverent, playful and prolific, Argentinean author Csar Aira has written over seventy books and has been acknowledged internationally to be one of the most original and provocative authors in world literature. Collected here are three of his most acclaimed books, to be published for the very first time in the UK. In Ghosts, an immigrant worker's family are squatting on the haunted construction site of a luxury condominium building. All of the workmen and their families see the ghosts which float around the place, but one teenage girl's interest in them becomes so intense that her mother realizes her life is in the balance. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter tells of a point in the life of German painter Johann Moritz Rugendas, when he visits Latin America to paint its spectacular landscapes. There, a strange episode interrupts his trip and irreversibly marks him for life. And in The Literary Conference, a young translator called Csar Aira travels to a literary conference, intent on world domination . . .

Csar Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. One of the most prolific writers in Argentina, Aira has published more than seventy books. 'Once you've started reading Aira, you don't want to stop' Roberto Bolao 'Aira is firmly in the tradition of Jorge Luis Borges and W. G. Sebald' Los Angeles Times

Pub Date August 2013 ISBN 9780241965962 Price 15.00 Format Slipcase edition Extent 336 Territory 1BKZ US Rights New Directions Translation Rights Literarische Agentur Michael Gaeb Film Rights Literarische Agentur Michael Gaeb Serial Rights Penguin UK

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September Fiction

Unexploded Alison MacLeod


A novel of fine-tuned beauty, sharp insight and emotional subtlety about a family in the shadow of WWII

May, 1940. On Park Crescent, Geoffrey and Evelyn Beaumont and their eightyearold son, Philip, anxiously await news of the expected enemy landing on the beaches of Brighton. It is a year of tension and change. Geoffrey becomes Superintendent of the enemy alien camp at the far reaches of town, while Philip is gripped by the rumour that Hitler will make Brighton's Royal Pavilion his English HQ. As the rumours continue to fly and the days tick on, Evelyn struggles to fall in with the war effort and the constraints of her role in life, and her thoughts become tinged with a mounting, indefinable desperation. Then she meets Otto Gottlieb, a 'degenerate' GermanJewish painter and prisoner in her husband's internment camp. As Europe crumbles, Evelyn's and Otto's mutual distrust slowly begins to change into something else, which will shatter the structures on which her life, her family and her community rest. Love collides with fear, the power of art with the forces of war, and the lives of Evelyn, Otto and Geoffrey are changed irrevocably.

Alison MacLeod is the author of two novels, The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels, and of a collection of stories, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction. She is Professor of Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester and lives in Brighton. www.alisonmacleod.com Praise for Alison MacLeod: 'Alison MacLeod is a strikingly original voice. Her stories create intimate worlds and make the reader live in them with an intensity which is haunting, disturbing and above all beguiling' Helen Dunmore 'MacLeod's fictions are . . . evocations of desire and its mysteries . . . [Her] characters are strong, and they are worth listening to' Guardian

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780241142639 Price 16.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1BEKZ US Rights David Godwin Associates Translation Rights David Godwin Associates Film Rights David Godwin Associates Serial Rights Penguin UK

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November Non-Fiction

American Smoke Journeys to the End of the Light Iain Sinclair


Rebel writer, poet and visionary Iain Sinclair turns his sights to America and the Beat Generation in his most epic journey yet

Completing the itinerary begun with Hackney, That Rose Red Empire and continued with Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair breaks for the border with American Smoke, his first full engagement with the memoryfilled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travellers. In a book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, this is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder and more, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports and strange adventures. With American Smoke Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary.

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that RoseRed Empire and Ghost Milk. He is also the editor of London: City of Disappearances.

Praise for Ghost Milk 'Inventive, dazzling, arresting. A superb chronicle of an impossible dream that has descended to a nightmare' New Statesman 'Brilliant, superb. Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure' Robert Macfarlane, Guardian

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780241145272 Price 20.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 320pp Territory 1BEKZ US Rights Farrar, Straus & Giroux Translation Rights Zeno Agency Film Rights Zeno Agency Serial Rights Penguin UK

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November Non-Fiction

Montebello Robert Drewe


A thought-provoking and evocative reminder of Robert Drewe's place as one of Australia's finest literary voices

'Listen to me,' my mother says. 'They've let off an atom bomb today. Right here in W.A. Atom bombs worry the blazes out of me, and I want you at home.' In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the three huge atom bombs that were detonated there, but they lodged in the consciousness of the young Robert Drewe and would linger with him for years to come. In this moving, frank yet humorous sequel to The Shark Net, Drewe travels to the Montebellos to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. In the aftermath of both manmade and natural events that have left a permanent mark on the Australian landscape and psyche from nuclear tests and the mining boom to shark attacks along the coast Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and love can emerge from chaos and loss.

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne and grew up on the West Australian coast. His novels and short stories, as well as his prizewinning memoir The Shark Net, have been widely translated and adapted for film, television, radio and theatre around the world. He was literary editor at The Australian before he began writing fiction, and a twotime recipient of the Walkley Award for excellence in journalism. 'A beautifully crafted book . . . it switches effortlessly between travel literature, reportage, local history, nature writing and film and literature criticism . . . a perfectly integrated work of art. Drewe's literary instincts are as impeccable as his ear for the English language is unfaltering' Weekend Australian 'Freeranging . . . entertaining, readable' Northern Rivers Echo 'A fine way for this eminent writer to follow up the brilliant Shark Net' Bendigo Weekly

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780241141359 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 272pp Territory 1BCE2A4KZ US Rights PAUS Translation Rights PAUS Film Rights PAUS Serial Rights Penguin UK

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July Fiction

The Carriage House Louisa Hall


A contemporary retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion set amongst the American elite

William Adair, patriarch, doting father of three girls, Men's Tennis Club Champion from 19671974, wakes up in his hospital bed and realizes that his family are less extraordinary than he had believed. For more than thirty years, his faith in life was grounded on two indisputable principles: his daughters' exceptional beauty and talents and the historical resonance of a carriage house built by his grandfather. Now, both have begun to collapse.

Louisa Hall was born in Philadelphia in 1982 and grew up in the nearby suburb of Haverford. She graduated from Harvard in 2004 and went on to play squash professionally for three years. She is now completing her Ph.D. in literature at the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her poems have been published in journals such as The New Republic, The Southwest Review, and Ellipsis. The Carriage House is her first novel.

Williams' daughters the once promising actress Elizabeth, tennis ace Diana and breathtakingly beautiful Isabelle having lost their father's pride, struggle to define themselves. And the carriage house has decayed beyond recognition and risks being condemned.

'Part Jane Austen, part John Cheever, this tale of upheaval in a suburban Philadelphia household marks the debut of a stunning new writer' Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust 'Every sentence in The Carriage House is full of clarity, attention, and grace. Louisa Hall is a writer to be admired' Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

To help him recover, William's daughters take on the battle for the carriage house and in doing so, each is forced to encounter the talented versions of themselves that they've lost. Overcoming misunderstandings, betrayals and wrong turns deep in the past, each of the Adairs ultimately finds a new place of forgiveness and love. The Carriage House is a moving, beautifully written novel about family, expectations, and rebuilding lost lives.

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780670922048 Price 12.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BKZ

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July Non-Fiction

High Price Drugs, Neuroscience, and Discovering Myself Carl Hart


A groundbreaking neuroscientist examines the relationship between drugs, pleasure, choice and motivation, both in the brain and in society

As a youth, Carl Hart didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life, dealing drugs and committing petty larceny. Today, he is a cuttingedge neuroscientist whose landmark controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eyeopening memoir, he recalls his journey of selfdiscovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty and drugs and explain why current policies are failing. But while Hart escaped the ghetto, he has not turned his back on it. Determined to make a difference, he tirelessly applies his science to help save real lives. But balancing his former street life with his achievements today has not been easy a struggle he reflects on publicly for the first time.

Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Hart is a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and on the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Drug Policy Alliance. He and his work are featured in Eugene Jarecki's acclaimed documentary The House I Live In. The film examines the war on drugs and highlights some of the research that Hart includes in High Price. He lives in New York City.

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780670919741 Price 9.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1BKZ

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August Fiction

Mr Lynch's Holiday Catherine O'Flynn


A comic and charming new novel by the bestselling and prize-winning author of What Was Lost and The News Where You Are

'I'm looking forward to seeing you and Laura and getting my first taste of "abroad".' Eamonn Lynch stares at the letter announcing the imminent arrival of his father, Dermot. His first thought is: I'll make an excuse, I'll put him off. But it is too late. Dermot is already here, in southern Spain, and soon he'll discover that Eamonn lives in an unfinished building site; that Laura's left him; and that it'll be just the two of them, father and son, for two long, hot weeks. Dermot doesn't entirely recognize his son; how can he stay quite so long in bed? And where is Laura? Eamonn doesn't seem to know quite what to make of his father's arrival. On the other hand, his neighbours pushy and domineering Roger and Cheryl, smug but disillusioned property developers Becca and Ian see in Dermot a respite from themselves. Swept up in the British expats' ceaseless barbecuing and bickering, both father and son slowly discover the truth about each other and the family past. But at the same time they uncover a shocking, unacknowledged secret at the heart of this defiant but beleaguered community. Mr Lynch's Holiday is a very funny and moving story about the clash of generations; about how families break apart and come together again; about how living "abroad" can feel less like a long holiday and more of a life sentence.

Catherine O'Flynn was born in 1970 and raised in Birmingham, the youngest of six children. Her parents ran a sweet shop. She worked briefly in journalism, then at a series of shopping centres. She has also been a web editor, a postwoman and a mystery shopper.

'An awesomely talented writer' Jonathan Coe 'A tenderness and warmth seep through . . . an astute and thoughtful writer, and her warm take on the world is pleasing' Sunday Times on The News Where You Are 'Darkly funny' Independent on Sunday on The News Where You Are 'A comic genius . . . entertaining and often thoughtful' Daily Mail on The News Where You Are

Pub Date August 2013 ISBN 9780670918560 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 272pp Territory 1BEKZ

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August Non-Fiction

I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic


The outrageous, critically acclaimed memoir of one of the world's most gifted and controversial footballers

'Guardiola has no balls. He drove me like a Fiat . . . I'm a Ferrari.' Zlatan Ibrahimovic professional football's most mercurial player, Swedish national hero, tabloid fixture, fashion icon, modernday philosopher and black belt in Taekwondo. Born to a Muslim father from Bosnia, and a Catholic mother from Croatia, Zlatan recounts his extraordinary life story, from his povertystricken upbringing as an immigrant in Malm, Sweden, to becoming one of the world's most soughtafter and expensive players, gracing Europe's finest clubs, from Ajax to Juventus, Internazionale to Barcelona, Milan to Paris SaintGermain. I Am Zlatan reveals a rare and ferocious intelligence, willpower and Godgiven talent most recently exhibited when Zlatan scored all 4 goals for Sweden in a 42 victory against England. His fourth goal, a 30yard overhead kick with his back to goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals of all time. The BBC described it as a goal that 'combined unfathomable imagination and expert technique'.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a professional footballer, one of the world's most prolific strikers. Captain of his native Sweden, he has played for all of Europe's top teams, including Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan and, most recently, Paris SaintGermain, where he is the league's top goalscorer.

'The best footballer's autobiography of recent years is probably I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic ' Simon Kuper 'Eagerly awaited, not least because Ibra seems to be spoiling for a fight on every other page. "Dynamite" said one Swedish reporter' Daily Mail on I Am Zlatan

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780241966839 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1W

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September Fiction

Expo 58 Jonathan Coe


Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novel

London, 1958: minor civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked out of his desk job at the Central Office of Information to help man the British stand at the fabulous new International Exhibition in Brussels. His job is to keep an eye on The Britannia, the typical British pub which is being built to form the heart of the exhibit a task for which he's been chosen because his father was a publican and his mother came from Belgium. Leaving his wife and baby, and his widowed mother, behind in dreary south London, Thomas finds Expo 58 a complete eyeopener: goodlooking girls, European sophistication, American enthusiasm, and some seriously interesting cultural events. Not even the increasingly disturbing news of the interest being shown in his wife by their creepy neighbour back home makes Thomas want to go back. Expo seems to represent the future, for the new postWar world and perhaps for Thomas himself until events take a distinctly odd turn when he's asked to take on a secret task which quickly gets out of hand and turns his life upside down. Soon he has to decide where his public and private loyalties lie. Returning to the comedy of What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, Jonathan Coe's new novel offers a fresh and invigorating portrait of Britain and Europe after the war: struggling to find its identity, torn between tantalizing visions of the future and the certainties of the past all of it mirrored in the life of a single, rather bemused civil servant.

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He is the author of nine novels, the latest The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim (2010), all of them available in Penguin. His biography of the novelist B. S. Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, won the 2005 Samuel Johnson Prize for the best nonfiction book of the year. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

'Coe has huge powers of observation and enormous literary panache' Sunday Times 'Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times' Observer 'Thank goodness for Jonathan Coe, who records what Britain has lost in the past thirty years in his elegiac fiction' Scotland on Sunday

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670923717 Price 16.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BEKZ US Rights Tony Peake Assoc Translation Rights Anagrama (Spain), Feltrinelli (Italy), De Bezige Bij (Holland), Gallimard (France) Film Rights Tony Peake Assoc Serial Rights Penguin

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September Non-Fiction

In It Together The Inside Story of the Coalition Government Matthew d'Ancona


The revelatory inside story of Britain's coalition government, that cuts right to the heart of the Lib Dem/Tory struggle, from a renowned political journalist

Andrew Rawnsley told the inside story of new labour in Servants of the People and The End of the Party and now renowned political journalist Matthew d'Ancona cuts right to the heart of the Lib Dem/Tory struggle in In It Together. With exclusive, unprecedented access to all the major senior figures, from David Cameron, George Osborne, Boris Johnson and Nick Clegg, he will tell the truth behind key relationships, the Uturns, the shifts in policies, the dramatic fights and arguments and the warring within the party. A breathtaking book that takes you into the heart of government, it reveals the truth behind the corridors of Whitehall and Number 10.

Matthew d'Ancona is the awardwinning political columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, a position he has held since 1996. He was Deputy Editor of that paper before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006. During his editorship, the magazine enjoyed record circulation and he was named Editor of the Year (Current Affairs) in the 2007 BSME awards.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670919932 Price 25.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 432pp Territory 1BCEKZ

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September Non-Fiction

Georgian London Into the Streets Lucy Inglis


An exciting English history packed with wonderful personal stories, for readers of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

All aboard for a tour of London's most formative agethe age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dognappers and lifemodels along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today.

In 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesserknown aspects of London during the eighteenth century including food, immigration and sex at GeorgianLondon.com, which was voted website of the year by the readers of History Today and won an unprecedented two Cliopatria awards. Her blog is regularly featured on the Guardian's and Time Out's pickofthe weekonline round ups and has over 70k viewers.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670920136 Price 20.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 400pp Illustrations 24pp b/w and colour Territory 1W

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September Non-Fiction

The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood Allan Ahlberg


One of Britain's best-loved children's authors tells the heart-warming story of his adoption and childhood in the Black Country

'My mother, who was not my mother, I see her now, her raw red cleaner's hands twisting away at her apron as she struggled to speak. Adoption was a shameful business then in many people's eyes, the babies being mostly illegitimate. Better not speak of it.' Allan Ahlberg was adopted as a baby. In 1938 he was picked up in London by his new mother and taken back to Oldbury in the Black Country. Now one of the most successful children's book writers in the world, in The Bucket he describes an oddly enchanted childhood lived out in an industrial town during the 1940s, in conditions which today we might describe as 'deprived'. He writes of a father in overalls smelling of wood shavings and oil, of a tough and fiercely protective mother who cries when he discovers that he is adopted, of life assurance policies ('6 if the child dies under age 3') and fearsome bacon slicers, of halfremembered trips to his mother's sister's grave and to the bluebell woods. And of his first days at school: 'Allan could do much better. He is most inattentive and dreamy at times' (school report, December 1946). Using a mix of prose and poetry, supported by new drawings by his daughter Jessica and old photographs, The Bucket retrieves a childhood which lovers of Ahlberg's classic picturebooks The Baby's Catalogue and Peepo! might feel they have glimpsed before but which are now exquisitely brought to life.

Born in Croydon but brought up by his adopted parents in the Black Country town of Oldbury, Allan Ahlberg held jobs as a gravedigger, postman and plumber's mate before becoming a teacher. He taught for ten years before collaborating with his wife Janet on a series of muchloved, now classic children's picture books. He lives in Bath, and his daughter Jessica is now an illustrator like her mother.

'Allan Ahlberg has a string of children's classics to his name' Nicolette Jones, Guardian

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670923038 Price 10.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 144pp Illustrations B/w throughout Territory 1W US Rights Penguin Translation Rights Penguin Film Rights Penguin Serial Rights Penguin

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October Fiction

Nora Webster Colm Tibn


The heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today

It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died and so she must work out how to forge a new life for herself. She must learn how to deal with the endless procession of annoying visitors and with her unnerving aunt who has both helped and deeply disturbed her children's daily life. And, more important than all of that, she must learn how to give her sons a future as she tries to hold onto the past. And, as Nora returns to memories of the happiness of her early marriage, something more painful begins to intrude: memories of her own mother and what brought about the terrifying distance between them. As heartbreaking as Brooklyn and as involving as only the best novels can be, Colm Tibn's Nora will live with you long after you've read the last page.

Colm Tibn was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship, The Master, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel Award, and, most recently, the massivelyacclaimed The Testament of Mary, as well as two collections of stories, Mothers and Sons and The Empty Family. 'A profoundly gifted world writer' Sebastian Barry 'With this elating and humane novel, Colm Tibn has produced a masterwork' Sunday Times on Brooklyn 'A beautiful and daring work . . . it takes its power from the surprise of its language, its almost shocking characterization' Mary Gordon, The New York Times on The Testament of Mary

Pub Date May 2014 ISBN 9780670918140 Price 17.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 240pp Territory 1BE

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Non-Fiction

Bonkers My Life in Laughs Jennifer Saunders


The riotous, touching life story of the iconic comedian, national treasure and creator of Ab Fab

'As the steady march of time takes its toll on my memory and the vultures circle, I thought I should have a stab at recollecting how it all happened. . .' Jennifer Saunders' brilliant comic creations have brought joy to millions for three decades. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bollyswilling Edina in Absolutely Fabulous to Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, touching and disarmingly honest memoir, filled with stories of friends, laughter and occasional heartache but never misery. From her childhood on RAF bases, where her father was a pilot, to her lifechanging encounter with a young Dawn French, on to success and family, the book charts her extraordinary story, including the slip ups and battles along the way. Prepare to chuckle, cry, and whoop with delight.

Jennifer Saunders is a comedian, writer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs (including the Bafta Fellowship), an International Emmy, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or, two Writers' Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award. She first found widespread attention in the 1980s when she formed The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. With her comedy partner Dawn French, she wrote and starred in French & Saunders, the longrunning hit sketch show. She won worldwide acclaim in the 1990s for writing Absolutely Fabulous, playing Edina Monsoon. She voiced the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2, and recently wrote Spice Girls musical Viva Forever!

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780241001561 Price 20.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 304pp Territory 1W

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October Non-Fiction

Spike Milligan: Man of Letters Spike Milligan


No one wrote a letter like the legendary Spike Milligan. No one dared to . . .

'Dear Cameron [President of the Cambridge Union], Thank you for your letter of 10th January. I would be useless at this debate primarily because I have been dead for 24 years now. Apart from that, I hate scientists and I hate artists. In fact, I hate everybody including you, do tell them that is why I'm not at the debate. Can the whole university please stand on the hour of midnight and think of me, it might cure my haemorrhoids, you never know. Sincerely, Spike Milligan' Before The Timewaster Letters, there was Spike Milligan, one of the most outrageous and unruly letterwriters of all time. This collection of his most entertaining missives contains eyewatering correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush Snr, HRH the Prince of Wales and Mr Lyne, Supervisor of Zones 4 and 6 of the Services and Parts Division of British Leyland. Edited and introduced by Spike's lifelong agent and confidante, Norma Farnes, the letters in this edition have never been seen before and reveal the many different sides of this remarkable man, appealing directly to readers of the unpublished letters to the Telegraph (Am I Alone in Thinking...?) and the millions of fans of Spike's inimitable writing style.

Spike Milligan (19182002) was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. In 1951, he joined forces with, among others, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to create the legendary Goon Show. Broadcast on BBC Radio, the ten series of The Goon Show ran from 1951 until 1960 and brought Spike to international fame, as well as to the edge of sanity and the breakup of his first marriage. Norma Farnes was Spike Milligan's agent, manager, mother confessor and friend for thirtysix years. Her books include Spike: An Intimate Memoir, Memories of Milligan and Milligan's Meaning of Life. 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780670923731 Price 25.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 400pp Illustrations 2 x 8pp b/w inset Territory 1W US Rights Penguin UK Translation Rights Penguin UK Film Rights Norma Farnes Serial Rights Penguin UK

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October Non-Fiction

Great Britain's Great War Jeremy Paxman


The renowned broadcaster and bestselling author's magnificent history of the First World War, accompanied by a 5-part flagship BBC TV series to mark its 100th Anniversary

What was life actually like for the British during the First World War? The images we have of the First World War a Tommy buried in the mud of the Western Front; the pointing finger of Lord Kitchener; the memorial poppies of Remembrance Day all reinforce the idea that it was, in the end, an utterly pointless waste of life, and very little more. So why did we fight it so willingly and how did we endure it for so long? Using a wealth of firsthand source material, Jeremy Paxman brings vividly to life the daytoday experience of the British over the entire course of the war, from politicians, newspapermen, campaigners and Generals, to Tommies, factoryworkers, nurses, wives and children, capturing the whole mood and morale of the nation and explaining how life and identity in Britain were utterly transformed, not always for the worse, by this experience. Rich with personalities, surprises and ironies, this broad narrative history paints a picture of courage and confusion, doubts and dilemmas, and is written with Jeremy Paxman's characteristic flair for storytelling, wry humour and pithy observation.

Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, awardwinning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of nonfiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire.

'Paxman is witty, incisive, acerbic and opinionated . . . In short, he carries the whole thing off with panache bordering on effrontery' Sunday Times on Empire 'He writes with wit and penetration, and every page can be read with relaxed pleasure' Spectator on Empire

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780670919611 Price 25.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 368pp Territory 1W US Rights Penguin UK Translation Rights Penguin UK Film Rights BBC Serial Rights Penguin UK

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October Non-Fiction

The Bully Pulpit Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin
From the bestselling author of Team of Rivals, the basis for Spielberg's Oscar-winning Lincoln, the astonishing story of Roosevelt and the remaking of America
Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed multimillioncopy bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, now turns to the birth of America's Progressive Era that heady, optimistic time when the 20th century is fresh. Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees. The story is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft. The decadeslong intimacy strengthens both men as they reform America, breaking up monopolies, protecting the rights of labour, banning unsafe drugs and closing sweatshops. Also at the heart of the story are the original 'muckrakers' a brilliant group of investigative journalists at the celebrated magazine McClure's. They publish popular exposs of fraudulent railroads and millionaire senators, aiding Roosevelt in his quest for change and fairness. As Roosevelt, Taft and the muckrakers confront corruption and expose exploitation, America is reborn. Doris Kearns Goodwin is the doyenne of US presidential historians. She won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995, and is the author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

Praise for Team of Rivals: 'A wonderful book . . . a remarkable study in leadership' Barack Obama 'The most uplifting book that I have read in the last two decades. Sensational' Jon Snow 'A fabulously engrossing, exciting narrative in the grand old style . . . overflowing with colour and character' Dominic Sandbrook

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670921003 Price 16.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 848pp Territory 1BKZ

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October Non-Fiction

H is for Hummus A Modern Parent's ABC Joel Rickett & Spencer Wilson
For sleep-deprived mums and dads in need of a laugh an ABC that's perfectly middle-class

A is for Apple, B is for Bear, C is for Cat . . . Z is for zzzzzz. Traditional ABC books just don't reflect the busy lives of today's toddlers. Far more useful to learn that A is for Allergy, B is for Babyccino, and C is for Controlled Crying. All the pain and joy of modern parenting is packed into this delightfully silly, beautifully illustrated ABC. From Active Birthing through to Zumba, H is for Hummus is a refreshingly honest read for sleepdeprived parents everywhere.

Joel Rickett is a publisher and a (very) occasional writer. His previous books include How To Avoid Huge Ships and Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage. He lives in North London (of course), where he's a thoroughly modern parent to two gorgeous, demanding girls. Spencer Wilson is an illustrator and cofounder of the design and animation company Peepshow Collective. He lives in the modern parenting paradise that is Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, with his wife and two girls who never cease to inspire him. www.spencerwilson.co.uk

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780670922536 Price 7.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 48pp Territory 1W

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November Fiction

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon Fatima Bhutto


A devastatingly moving, fast-paced and deeply resonant debut that goes to the heart of our times

In a small town in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, three brothers begin an ordinary day. The eldest, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. The second goes off in search of his troubled wife, who has slipped away unnoticed to the house of a stranger's family. And the youngest, the idealist, leaves for town on a motorbike. Seated behind him is a beautiful, fragile girl whose life and thoughts are overwhelmed by the war that has enveloped the place of her birth. By noon, their day will end with devastating consequences. In Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut novel, five young people struggle to live and love in a world on fire. Individuals are pushed to make terrible choices. And, as the events of this single morning unfold, one woman is at the centre of it all.

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1982. She is the author of the memoir Songs of Blood and Sword, published in 2010. She has written for many UK publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the New Statesman. She lives and writes in Karachi, Pakistan. 'A multilayered work, as remarkable for its adroit interweaving of the personal and the political as for its ambitious scope' Guardian on Songs of Blood and Sword 'Political intrigue, administrative corruption and widespread avarice, refracted through a narrative of family history and sibling hostilities, make Songs of Blood and Sword read like a darker version of Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy' Irish Times

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670922987 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 240pp Territory 1W

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November Fiction

The Penguin Complete Jane Austen Jane Austen


Enduringly popular, treasured and enjoyed, the seven great novels of Jane Austen beautifully repackaged in a new hardback edition

Sense and SensibilityPride and PrejudiceMansfield ParkEmma Northanger AbbPersuasionLady Susan Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, she paints vivid portraits of English middleclass life as the eighteenth century came to a close. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not mere romances; ironic, comic and wise, they are masterly studies of the society Jane Austen observed. The seven novels in this volume contain some of the most brilliant, dazzling prose in the English language.

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. She was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twentytwo years old. All four of her novels Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815) published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both 1817) were published posthumously.

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670919680 Price 30.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 1344pp Territory 1W

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November Non-Fiction

Love, Nina Despatches from Family Life Nina Stibbe


The laugh-out-loud story of the trials and tribulations of a very particular family

We're considering cancelling the milkman and getting cartons with the main shop. AB is trying to put us off, saying we should support the milkman otherwise there might not be any milkmen.

In the 1980s Nina Stibbe wrote letters home to her sister in Leicester describing her trials and triumphs as a nanny to a London family. There's a cat nobody likes, a visiting dog called Ted Hughes (Ted for short) and suppertime visits from a local playwright. Not to mention the two boys, their favourite football teams, and rude words, a very broadminded mother and assorted nice chairs. From the mystery of the unpaid milk bill and the avoidance of nuclear war to mealtime discussions on pie filler, the greats of English literature, swearing in German and sexually transmitted diseases, Love, Nina is a wonderful celebration of bad food, good company and the relative merits of Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton.

Nina Stibbe grew up in Leicestershire. At 19 she had a brief spell in France before moving to London. In London she became a nanny, then a student and then worked in publishing. In 2002 she moved to Cornwall. She now lives in Truro with her partner, their two children and seven guinea pigs. 'Nina Stibbe is the funniest new writer to arrive in years. Love, Nina is her first book a memoir so warm, so witty and so wise, it's like finding the friend you always deserved' Andrew O'Hagan

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670922765 Price 12.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 336pp Territory 1W

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November Non-Fiction

The Siege Three Days of Terror Inside the Taj Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark
Trapped inside the Taj with terrorists. A searing account of the horror siege at Mumbai's famous Taj Hotel

On 26th November 2008 the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai is besieged by Pakistani Islamists, armed with explosives and machine guns. For three days, guests and staff of the hotel are trapped as the terrorists run amok. On 29th November commandos launch Operation Black Tornado. The world holds its breath. The Siege is a helterskelter thriller, threaded with powerful human stories. By turns tragic and heroic, the events are told through a cast of real characters, who were thrown together in the luxurious, centuryold Taj: waiters, chefs, captains of industry, hedge funders, celebrities, tourists, policemen, special forces and terrorists. For the first time, this astonishing book takes us through the news footage and into the heart of the hotel. Each hostage has a choice: hide, run or fight. What would you do?

Cathy ScottClark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 Where the Terror Began (Harper Press UK; Penguin India). For 16 years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and then the Guardian. In 2009, the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They coproduce documentaries for British and American television; including in 2010 a film for C4 Dispatches on Pakistan's war on terror, City of Fear, which was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Last year they also produced for C4 Kashmir's Tort

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670922567 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1W US Rights Penguin USA Translation Rights Penguin UK Film Rights David Godwin Associates Serial Rights Penguin UK

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November Non-Fiction

Hundred Days The End of the Great War Nick Lloyd


The brutal, heroic and extraordinary final days of the First World War

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. The Armistice, which brought the Great War to an end, marked a seminal moment in modern European and World history. Yet the story of how the war ended remains littleknown. In this compelling and groundbreaking new study, Nick Lloyd examines the last days of the war and asks the question: how did it end? Beginning at the heralded turningpoint on the Marne in July 1918, Hundred Days traces the epic story of the next four months, which included some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Using unpublished archive material from five countries, this new account reveals how the Allies British, French, American and Commonwealth managed to beat the German Army, by now crippled by indiscipline and ravaged by influenza, and force her leaders to seek peace.

Nick Lloyd was educated at the University of Birmingham and is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command & Staff College in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. He specializes in British military and imperial history in the era of the Great War and is the author of two books, Loos 1915 (2006), and The Amritsar Massacre: The Untold Story of One Fateful Day (2011).

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670920068 Price 25.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 384pp Territory 1W

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August Fiction

Coco's Secret Niamh Greene


If Coco Swan is to live up to her glamorous name she needs a hell of a wake-up call

Coco Swan has always been embarrassed by her name. With a name like Coco, people expect you to be as exotic and glamorous as the famous designer, not an ordinarylooking smalltown antiques dealer who could win an award for living cautiously. But when a vintage Chanel handbag turns up in a box of worthless bricabrac, Coco's quiet world is turned upside down. Where did it come from? And is it just coincidence that it's the same bag Coco's late mother always wanted for her? When Coco discovers a mysterious, decadesold letter hidden in the bag's lining, she sets off on a quest to piece together the story behind it, stumbling across secrets that span three generations as she goes. Could the beautiful Chanel bag be about to teach Coco more than she wants to learn? Or will it show her just where her heart can take her if she lets it lead the way?

Niamh Greene lives in the Irish countryside with her husband and two children. Unlike the lucky heroine of this novel, she has never stumbled upon a vintage Coco Chanel handbag, although she's not giving up hope yet. 'You'll laugh your way from cover to cover' RT Guide on Letters to a Love Rat 'An accomplished romp through the chaos of family life' Irish Times on Letters to a Love Rat 'You'll love this tale of wrong turns, romance and reinvention' Daily Record on A Message to your Heart

Pub Date August 2013 ISBN 9780241951989 Price 6.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1W

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August Fiction

Mad About You Sinad Moriarty


'One of the brightest voices in modern women's fiction' Bella

Emma and James Hamilton have weathered lots of storms in their tenyear marriage. From the heartbreak of infertility, to the craziness of then becoming parents to two babies in one year, to coping with James losing his job, somehow they have always worked as a team. However, the pressure of moving from Dublin to London for James's new job away from familiar surroundings and the family Emma loves puts them under stress like never before. So when James starts getting texts from a stranger texts that show startling insights into their lives Emma is not sure what to think. She is far from home, isolated and before long finds herself questioning everything about their relationship. Maybe those texts are telling her the truth and the life she believed to be solid and secure is just a mirage. Somehow she has to get a grip, but how can she do that when a stranger is set on driving Emma out of her home and her marriage?

Sinad lives in Dublin with her husband and their three children. Mad About You is her ninth novel.

'Cecelia loses her chicklit crown to Sinad' Irish Independent 'This book is as good as it gets in terms of chicklit polish and poise, humour and pain, pace and plot . . . Sinad Moriarty can still bring readers from hilarity to heartbreak with great deftness' Sunday Independent 'Moriarty knows how to weave an engaging story . . . [she] gives her fans all the escapism they crave' Irish Independent

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9781844882960 Price 12.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 400pp Territory 1BCEKZ

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September Fiction

Mount Merrion Justin Quinn


A rich, gripping family saga, and a brilliant literary debut

Declan and Sinad Boyle are pillars of society born into prosperous families, educated at Dublin's finest schools, dwellers in a fine house in a leafy suburb. So why are they in so much trouble? Declan wants to serve his country but he also wants to serve his own ambition. Sinad wonders if she is allowed, in the Ireland of the 1960s and '70s, to have ambitions at all. Their son, Owen, seems intent on squandering the advantages of a prosperous upbringing and an expensive education. Their daughter Issie, gifted and attractive, has all the options in the world and keeps choosing the wrong one. Mount Merrion, the dazzling debut novel by Justin Quinn, tells the story of the Boyles from Declan and Sinad's first meeting, in the late fifties, through decades of success, failure and tragedy. Set against the brilliantly realized backdrop of a changing Ireland, it is a pageturning drama, a biting satire and a lovingly detailed portrait of a marriage and a family.

Justin Quinn was born, raised and educated in Dublin. His first book of poems was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Mount Merrion is his first novel.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9781844883011 Price 12.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 272pp Territory 1W US Rights Penguin Translation Rights Penguin Film Rights Penguin Serial Rights Penguin

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September Non-Fiction

Citizen Quinn Gavin Daly & Ian Kehoe


The staggering rise and fall of Ireland's richest man

A few years ago, Sean Quinn was ranked among the two hundred richest people in the world, with a personal fortune of some $6 billion. Today he is bust, and his businesses have been taken from him. His efforts to keep his assets from his creditors have seen him sent to jail for contempt of court. He and his family remain embroiled in one of the biggest and most dramatic legal battles in Irish history. And that battle has caused perhaps the most intense and emotive debate over the merits of a single Irishman since Roy Keane left Saipan. How did it all happen? In Citizen Quinn, Ian Kehoe and Gavin Daly trace the remarkable life of the 'simple farmer's son' who made most of his money through guts and graft long before the excesses of the Celtic Tiger, who brought economic vibrancy to a depressed border region, and who then lost it all through a disastrous move into the insurance business and a multibillioneuro gamble on the shares of the world's most toxic bank. Drawing on exclusive sources close to Quinn, his businesses and his creditors, they tell the most extraordinary single story of the Irish crash.

Ian Kehoe, a former investigative reporter for Prime Time, is a reporter with the Sunday Business Post. Gavin Daly is a business reporter with the Sunday Times.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9781844883141 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 352pp Territory 1W

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September Non-Fiction

The Price of Power Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition Pat Leahy

The Price of Power is the riveting inside story of how Fine Gael and Labour swept into power in February 2011 and what happened next. They had promised a new politics. They would stand up to Europe (Labour's way or Frankfurt's way), get the country working again (Fine Gael's fivepoint plan), reverse the culture of favours and jobs for the boys, stand up to vested interests and protect the vulnerable. But even before the ink was dry on a coalition deal, senior figures in both parties knew that not a word of their election rhetoric would be realized the economic situation was even worse than their direst imaginings. This is the story of trying to govern a country on the verge of ruin the favours, the deals, the policy compromises and previously unthinkable choices that had to be made. It is a gripping tale of high drama (and high dudgeon), of betrayal, backstabbing and disillusionment, of those who rose to the challenge and those who withered under the strain. In Showtime, acclaimed political writer Pat Leahy got under the skin of the Fianna Filled government that wrecked Ireland. Now, with the same mix of unrivalled inside information, astute analysis and exciting writing, he lifts the lid on the coalition that is supposed to get us out of the fix.

Pat Leahy is the Sunday Business Post Deputy Editor and Political Editor and is a regular contributor to political discussions on radio and television programmes. His first book was Showtime. Praise for Showtime: 'Compelling . . . at times it is truly like a thriller' Irish Times 'Just brilliant. I couldn't put it down . . . a great rollicking read' Ryan Tubridy, RTE 'Very impressive and he told me a lot that I didn't know' Vincent Browne, TV3

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9781844882847 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 320pp Territory 1W

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October Fiction

Downturn Abbey Ross O'Carroll-Kelly


The barbarians may be at the gate of Ross's mock something-or-other mansion, but does he care? Does he fock.

The century is not yet a teenager, yet everything is shrouded in gloom. People are tightening their belts, rationing and making do. Across Europe, there is uncertainty, with the possibility of, like, serious conflict hanging in the air. Yet, amidst the splendour of Honalee a mocksomethingorother mansion in Killiney that we recently inherited life goes on. The world is changing quickly especially for me. As I stare down the barrel of middle age, I've decided that it's time to possibly do right by Sorcha and put our marriage back together. But I have even bigger challenges to face. My son has hitched his future to a family of commoners, my old dear is involved in a love affair that threatens disgrace for the family, and my daughter has turned into the worst little madam you can imagine. Oh yeah, and I'm about to become a grandfather at 31. As Sorcha embraces her new life of afternoon teas on fine bone china plates and Downton Abbey theme parties, I'm suddenly wrestling with duty, loyalty and the thousands of women out there who still desire the pleasure of my company.

Downturn Abbey is the thirteenth novel in Paul Howard's 'Ross O'CarrollKelly' series. Formerly a distinguished journalist, Paul is one of Ireland's leading satirists and apart from the awardwinning and bestselling 'Ross' novels and stage plays, in recent times he has also written Triggs, a 'biography' of Roy Keane's dog, and Anglo The Musical, a musical based on Ireland's financial collapse.

'Unremittingly funny' RT Guide on The Shelbourne Ultimatum 'The preeminent satirist of our times . . . says more about contemporary Ireland than a whole Aosdna'sworth of stateofthenation authors' Irish Times 'Paul Howard has brilliantly, seemingly effortlessly, catalogued the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger' Irish Independent

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9781844882922 Price 13.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 416pp Territory 1BCEKZ

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October Fiction

The Pleasures of Autumn Evie Hunter


'Move over Fifty this gives far more pleasure . . . a thrashing good read'

A daring jewel heist. A beautiful suspect. A determined investigator who will not let his quarry escape. When fine arts curator Sinead O'Sullivan is charged with stealing the Fire of Autumn, a dazzling ruby with a history of violence and treachery, bail is set at one million Swiss francs. Investigator Niall Moore is hired to stop her fleeing and to find the jewel. Niall knows Sinead's form as the feisty redhead led him a merry dance when their paths crossed once before. Despite the overwhelming sexual chemistry between them, Niall knows that he cannot trust her. Sinead toys with Niall, refusing to tell him what she knows about the theft. An expert in interrogation, Niall uses every trick of the trade and every tool in his erotic armoury to get at the truth. And Sinead just as well armed counters his every move with one of her own. As thief and thieftaker fight for dominance, there can be only be one winner . . . but what happens when the stakes are raised and it's no longer just a jewel and Sinead's freedom in play?

Evie Hunter is actually two authors, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley, who met at a creative writing workshop in 2010. On discovering that they shared a passion for erotic fiction, they became the best of friends. In early 2012 they got a chance to cowrite a series of erotic novellas for an online publisher. When they completed the second one without killing each other, they decided to take on something bigger. Eventually, they emerged into daylight, clutching The Pleasures of Winter, saying 'Never again'. Thankfully they soon forgot the agony and The Pleasures of Autumn is the result of their third marathon writing adventure. 'Move over Fifty this gives far more pleasure . . . a thrashing good read' Irish Independent on The Pleasures of Winter

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780241966662 Price 7.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 400pp Territory 1W

Portfolio

Portfolio

July Non-Fiction

Daring Greatly How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Bren Brown
The sensational US bestseller that teaches us how to embrace vulnerability
In this bestselling book, Bren Brown teaches us how to embrace vulnerability to transform the way we live, love and lead. In Daring Greatly, Dr Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement and meaningful connection. Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth and trust in our organizations, families, schools and communities. Bren Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a New York Times bestselling author and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her groundbreaking work was the subject of a PBS special, and has been featured on NPR and CNN. Her 2010 TEDx talk on the topic of vulnerability went viral and has been translated into 38 languages. Bren is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't). 'Bren writes with wisdom, wit, candor and a deep sense of humanity. If you're a student, teacher, parent, employer, employee or just alive and wanting to live more fully, you should read this book. I double dare you' Sir Ken Robinson 'A wonderful book: urgent, essential and fun to read. I couldn't put it down, and it continues to resonate with me' Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception and Linchpin

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780670923540 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 304pp Territory 1BKZ

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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast How to Achieve More at Work and at Home Laura Vanderkam
A powerful book about high productivity from bestselling author Laura Vanderkam
We're all busy. But we all waste time. What are the secrets of using every hour productively? How do the most successful people spend their time? First, Vanderkam will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jumpstart your day before it's begun. She reveals how, if we use our mornings wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Second, Vandekam helps you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek on track. She explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something, how to balance work and play, and why Sunday nights are crucial. Finally, Vanderkam challenges you to make the most of your time at the office. Focusing on matching your todo list to your natural body clock, she shows you how to maximize your productivity so you can accomplish more in less time. Through anecdotes and research, Vanderkam shows us what the most successful people do, and how we can all make the most of every hour. Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, USA Today and Fortune, among others.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670923618 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 192pp Territory 1BKZ

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September Non-Fiction

Do What You Were Meant to Do G. Richard Shell


A simple, life-changing book that shows us how to be happy

'Who am I? What will I do with my life?' The answers to these questions can't come from the outside. But this brilliant, lifechanging book will help you discover them. Richard Shell, an awardwinning author and Wharton School professor, challenges you to set aside ideas of success as defined by society family, and the media. Then he helps you replace them with hopes and goals based on your unique values and true talents. He shows you how to make choices that will make you happy, and fills the book with engaging advice and inspiring stories of people who have defined success for themselves. Take a chance. Do what you were really meant to do.

G. Richard Shell's previous books, available in fourteen languages, include the awardwinning Bargaining for Advantage and The Art of the Woo (with Mario Moussa). He teaches college students, MBAs, and senior executives about success and directs the Wharton School's Executive Negotiation and Strategic Persuasion Workshops. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780241002834 Price 12.99 Format 234 x 153mm pb Extent 256 Territory 1BKZ

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September Non-Fiction

The Launch Pad Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups Randall Stross
A behind-the-scenes look at how tomorrow's hottest startups are being primed for greatness

Twice a year, in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs, from around the world, for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand new, two or threeperson startups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, FAST. Each YC session culminates in Demo Day, when investors and venture capitalists flock to hear pitches from the new graduates. Any one of them might turn out to be the next Dropbox (class of 2007, now valued at $5 billion), or Airbnb (2009, $1.3 billion). Randall Stross is the first journalist to have flyonthewall access to Y Combinator. He tells the full story of how Paul Graham started this ultraexclusive institution, how it chooses among hundreds of aspiring Mark Zuckerbergs, and how it teaches them to go from concept to profitability in record time. The Launch Pad is both a gripping narrative and a goldmine of useful insights.

Randall Stross writes the "Digital Domain" column for The New York Times and is a professor of business at San Jose State University. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including eBoys, Planet Google, and The Wizard of Menlo Park. He has a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. 'A mustread for anyone interested in the realities of modern entrepreneurship' Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup 'Stross's account of the best new entrepreneurs and the exciting companies they're building at startup schools is a great read for founders and wouldbe founders alike' Marc Andreessen, cofounder, Andreessen Horowitz

Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780670923496 Price 9.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BKZ

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October Non-Fiction

In My Shoes A Memoir Tamara Mellon


The Jimmy Choo founder's personal and candid account of her life in the fashion business

When Tamara Mellon's father lent her the seed money to start Jimmy Choo, he cautioned her to 'make sure more money comes in than goes out'. He needn't have worried. Thanks to Mellon's business savvy and creative eye, Jimmy Choo took off immediately. Soon it was a multimilliondollar business and a premiere name in the competitive fashion world. Now, a year after she was forced out and sold her share of the company, Mellon is ready to tell the story of how she built her shoe empire from scratch and to share her perspective on the gossip and controversies that have accompanied her success. Beginning with her upbringing in London, she will write about her early years as an editor at Vogue. She chronicles the struggles that went into founding Jimmy Choo and tells the truth about her cofounder, the cobbler Jimmy. With thoughts on everything from her very public relationships to her lawsuit against her own mother, Mellon offers an honest and compelling account of the events and choices that have made her what she is today. As Mellon readies herself for her next entrepreneurial venture, In My Shoes is the definitive book for both fashion aficionados and aspiring entrepreneurs eager for her story.

Tamara Mellon is the founder and former CEO of Jimmy Choo, one of the world's premiere luxury shoe brands, which she led for fifteen years. She was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to fashion and was named a business ambassador for Great Britain by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010. Since leaving Jimmy Choo in 2011, she has focused on creating a new eponymous lifestyle brand to be launched in 2013.

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780670923632 Price 20.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BKZ
Deborah Anderson

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The Secret Club That Runs the World Inside the Fraternity of Commodities Traders Kate Kelly
The acclaimed journalist investigates how commodities traders covertly manipulate prices for staggering profits

Through a characterdriven drama, Kelly shows how a looseknit band of traders helped jack up prices so high that it caused Americans to struggle for fuel, corporations to struggle for a profit, and impoverished people to struggle for food. But this is not just a book about commodities like crude oil, wheat and cotton it's a gripping narrative about the covert club that runs the world and the enormous power concentrated in the hands of a few. Her characters include: Beau Taylor: A 40yearold Greenwich hedgefund manager who has $500 million to play with on any given day Ivan Glasenberg: The South African coal trader who ran Glencore, a Swiss trading and mining company, and drove up the price of hardsought material Isabelle Elet: A toughasnails Frenchwoman who runs Goldman Sachs's commodities trading unit, and helped the firm churn out nearly $1 billion per week in revenue in its heyday Kelly covers the sofar hapless efforts by the Obama Administration to rein in the cowboys, the immeasurable global impact of high power and food prices which threaten to take lives and slow growth in countries like India and China and tracks where the price shocks might leave us in the years to come.

Kate Kelly joined CNBC in May 2010 as a reporter focusing on Wall Street. She appears during CNBC's Business Day programming and contributes to CNBC.com. Kelly was previously a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal for nearly ten years where she covered the stock market and other financial news. Prior to joining the WSJ in January 2001, she was a writer and reporter for Time magazine where she covered business, society, and politics. She also worked as a reporter for the New York Observer from 1997 to 2000.

Pub Date April 2014 ISBN 9780670922666 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 304pp Territory 1BKZ
Virginia Sherwood, CNBC

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October Non-Fiction

The Curve From Freeloaders into Superfans: The Future of Business Nicholas Lovell
A breakthrough business idea: Chris Anderson's The Long Tail meets Seth Godin's Purple Cow

The Curve is a new way of understanding business. For most of the last century, companies strived to control costs and shift as many units as possible. The Internet has changed everything: the price of many products has dropped to zero, but you can now forge direct relationships with a vast global audience. The Curve means accepting that millions of people now expect your product for free because a small number of high spenders are enough to build a profitable business. In games, free is the norm, but some fans now spend hundreds or thousands of dollars while playing a single title. That means the focus is no longer how many units you can sell. It is how you can satisfy those users who are happy to pay enormous amounts of money for things they value. The Curve has already transformed areas like music, books and film, and is rapidly spreading to the physical world as 3D printing becomes reality and the spectre of casual piracy hits businesses of every kind. With stories drawn from cuttingedge artists, videogames and more, The Curve shows you how to forge relationships with your biggest fans and sustain longterm success.

Nicholas Lovell helps companies make money from the transformative power of the internet. His blog, GAMESbrief, is read by those seeking to learn how digital is transforming gaming and how to apply that knowledge to other industries. His clients have included Atari, Firefly, nDreams and Square Enix (creators of Tomb Raider), as well as Channel 4 and IPC Media. He is a columnist for Gamasutra, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, and his articles have appeared in TechCrunch and Wired. He lives in London.

Pub Date October 2013 ISBN 9780670923830 Price 16.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 256pp Territory 1W

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November Non-Fiction

Jony Ive The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products Leander Kahney
An intimate look at how the legendary designer made Apple iconic

Jony Ive's designs have not only made Apple the most vauable company in the world, they've overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets. His impact is so great that he is increasingly cited as an influence in industries Apple doesn't compete in, like automotive. But for someone who has changed the world and the way we interact with it, little is known about Ive. Unlike his former boss and frequent collaborator, Steve Jobs, Ive shuns the spotlight. Naturally shy and softspoken, he lets his work speak for itself and concerns himself only with the craft that catapulted him to success: designing. This is the first book to detail Ive's design philosophy and methodology. Blending biography with design howto, Leander Kahney offers a rigorous and systematic examination of one of history's most remarkable careers. He provides readers with a clear, practical understanding of the guiding principles underlying Ive's phenomenal success. With humour and insight, Kahney tells the story of how this one man designs killer products, attracts fanatically loyal customers, and has helped build the world's most powerful brand. Having covered Apple as an editor and reporter for decades and interviewed Ive on numerous occasions, Kahney has become the acknowledged expert on Apple, with unprecedented access to Ive's world.

Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and written three popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers: Inside Steve's Brain, a New York Times bestseller; Cult of Mac, a popular coffeetable book about Apple fans; and Cult of iPod, a popculture paperback about the iPod's impact on music, technology and culture. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com.

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670923236 Price 20.00 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BKZ

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November Non-Fiction

The Frackers The Inside Story of the Energy Revolution Gregory Zuckerman
The riveting, untold story of the tycoons behind the new gas mining controversy

The Frackers is a riveting narrative of how a group of risktakers ushered in a new energy age. These individuals transformed the economic, environmental and geopolitical course of the US and the world, making a fortune in the process. It's a saga that has unfolded on barren rocky fields, in the cluttered pickup trucks of visionary geologists, and in Wall Street boardrooms. US oil and gas output is up about twenty per cent since 2007, making the country the world's fastest growing energy producer. Daily production is expected to hit ten million barrels by the end of 2015, equal to what Saudi Arabia currently produces. But some of the very drilling methods that have been a boon to consumers and businesses, such as fracking, also have brought potential environmental danger. A debate is heating up about how serious the dangers are and whether the individuals at the vanguard of the movement will be remembered as much for their environmental impact as the remarkable blessings they've brought.

Gregory Zuckerman is a senior writer at the Wall Street Journal. He pens the widely read 'Heard on the Street' column and writes about hedge funds, investing, and other Wall Street topics. Zuckerman appears on CNBC twice a week to explain complex trades. He is a twotime winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for coverage of the credit crisis, the demise of WorldCom, and the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors.

Praise for The Greatest Trade Ever: 'Simply terrific. Easily the best of the postcrash financial books' Malcolm Gladwell 'Zuckerman was the first to tell the world about John Paulson's sensational trade . . . He's written the definitive account of a strange and wonderful subplot of the financial crisis' Michael Lewis

Pub Date November 2013 ISBN 9780670923670 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 416pp Territory 1BKZ

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December Non-Fiction

Finish Big How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top Bo Burlingham
The bestselling author of Small Giants returns with an original guide to exiting your company successfully and gracefully

Bo Burlingham's book Small Giants became an instant classic for its original take on a common business problem how to handle the pressure to grow. It used deeplyresearched entrepreneurship stories to provide fresh insight into what really makes a great small business. Now Burlingham returns with a look at an even more common problem how to leave your company gracefully. Seeking to understand what makes a good exit, he interviewed dozens of owners who have sold or bequeathed their companies and distilled nine key lessons for success. For example, Ray Pagano turned down an initial offer for his 28yearold company that manufactured casings for security cameras in favour of making the business more efficient and profitable. The effort paid off when he sold his newly improved company at the bottom of a recession for four times the original offer. His experience shows how planning ahead for your exit will make all the difference. Through stories like Pagano's, Burlingham offers an inspirational and enlightening guide through one of the most common and stressful processes every business owner must face.

Bo Burlingham is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big, a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2006. An editor at large at Inc., he has also written for Esquire, Harper's, Mother Jones, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.

Praise for Small Giants: 'Bo Burlingham reminds us of a vital truth: big does not equal great, and great does not equal big' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great 'Small Giants is one of the most relevant and articulate arguments for staying bold and creative, intimate and manageable as I have ever read' Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

Pub Date March 2014 ISBN 9780670923267 Price 14.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 288pp Territory 1BKZ

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August Non-Fiction

Exposure From President to Whistleblower at Olympus Michael Woodford


The bestselling business book of 2012, now in paperback 'Woodford's story has the hallmarks of a John Grisham novel. A brilliantly gripping book, with a great hero at its heart' Evening Standard 'The kind of integrity and courage that Woodford displayed is unusual' Economist

The Impact Equation Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise? Chris Brogan & Julien Smith
Want to make social media pay? Two digital gurus show you how 'Their advice on the importance of being able to write to make a splash online is solid . . . when it comes to building a brand online Brogan and Smith have been there and done that' Financial Times

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September Non-Fiction

September Non-Fiction

Bend, Not Break From Mao's China to the White House Ping Fu
One of the most inspiring stories of the year, now in paperback 'Few people embody optimism like Ping Fu. She shows us how the human spirit can endure amazing hardship to find happiness, joy, and astounding success' Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why

Life's A Pitch What the World's Best Sales People Can Teach Us All Philip Delves Broughton
Now in paperback, the bestselling business author takes a sideways look at the greatest sales people 'You can never look upon a sale in quite the same way again. Buy Life's A Pitch and be enlightened' Economist

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Penguin Paperbacks July Fiction

July Fiction

Mo said she was quirky James Kelman


The inimitable James Kelman explores the life of a woman in London in this acutely insightful and movingly compassionate novel 'A brilliant novel which portrays the multifaceted ways in which a working woman and her daughter are susceptible to severe hardship . . . Kelman may have written his most important novel yet' Independent

Mutton India Knight


The fourth novel from India Knight is a hilarious, heartfelt exploration of women's relationships with their looks 'Had me choking with laughter . . . Knight has pulled off a clever trick here. With humour and wit, she's addressed the serious subject of how to swallow the bitter pill of ageing not necessarily gracefully' Evening Standard

Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780141041612 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 240pp Territory 1BEKZ

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July Fiction

July Fiction

Love is the Easy Bit Mary Grehan


An exciting debut novel telling a tender, heartbreaking but ultimately redemptive story of a damaged young mother facing her demons

The Testament of Mary Colm Tibn


The moving story of the Virgin Mary as told by a novelist famous for writing brilliantly about the family 'A profoundly gifted world writer' Sebastian Barry 'Beguiling and deeply intelligent . . . In a single passage and in a rendition, furthermore, of one of the most famous passages of western literature Tibn shows how the telling and the details are allimportant' Robert Collins, Sunday Times

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July Non-Fiction

July Non-Fiction

Missing Out In Praise of the Unlived Life Adam Phillips


Acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not We all have two lives the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But what if the key to happiness lies in the unfulfilled opportunities of the life unlived? Missing Out is a thoughtprovoking examination of unexplored possibilities and of the person we are not.

The Spanish Ambassador's Suitcase Stories from the Diplomatic Bag Matthew Parris
What our ambassadors didn't want you to see another volume of not-so-diplomatic writing
Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780241957080 Price 9.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 400pp Illustrations 8pp inset Territory 1BCEKZ

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'Marvellous and revealing. These despatches catch a moment just before Whitehall spin doctors took control of communications and when ambassadors abroad lost their autonomy' Evening Standard

Penguin Paperbacks July Non-Fiction

July Non-Fiction

Telling Stories Tim Burgess


Keith Richards meets Blur a startlingly revealing memoir by the frontman of The Charlatans 'Clear, honest. An unusually frank and wellwritten rock memoir' Will Hodgkinson, The Times
Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780241957974 Price 9.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 256pp Illustrations 8pp colour inset Territory 1BCKZ

The End of Men And the Rise of Women Hanna Rosin


The explosive new feminist argument for how and why women are winning the battle of the sexes 'One of the most controversial books since Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth' Stylist
Pub Date July 2013 ISBN 9780241964422 Price 9.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 336pp Territory 1BKZ

'Written with the stylish flow of a novel light and dark, hilarious and melancholic' Emma Forrest 'Eyewatering. Burgess writes candidly and with charm about Madchester, Britpop and beyond' Independent

'One of the year's most sparred over books' The Times 'Rosin's reporting is not just deep and thorough and responsible, it rises to the level of art' Financial Times

July Poetry

August Fiction

As Far As I Know Roger McGough


'The same blend of mischievous wordplay, subversion of clich and distinctive sense of humour that makes him one of Britain's most popular poets' Spectator 'Moving poems on memory, love, aging, death and youth . . . with his characteristic mix of wordplay and punning, wit, melancholy and selfdeprecation' Independent

A Good American Alex George


A sweeping, uplifting story of hope, family, love, history, and identity from the US editor of The Help and The Postmistress 'A sweeping, lush, intergenerational novel about a family . . . learning to live in twentiethcentury America' O, The Oprah Magazine 'There's plenty of storytelling charm on display here, with echoes of John Irving's humane zaniness' The New York Times

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August Fiction

A Hologram for the King Dave Eggers


The critically acclaimed new novel from one of the world's most influential living writers 'A fascinating novel' New Yorker 'Completely engrossing' Fortune
Pub Date September 2013 ISBN 9780241145869 Price 8.99 Format UNKNOWN Extent 336pp Territory 1BKZ

'A spare but moving elegy for the American century' Publishers Weekly

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August Non-Fiction

The Herbalist Niamh Boyce


A story of yearning and obsession among a group of women in 1930s small-town Ireland Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving story set in rural Ireland at a time when women paid a high price for becoming pregnant out of wedlock.
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Black Milk On Motherhood and Writing Elif Shafak


An affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female author 'Black Milk is a book to dip into, to lend around, a book that you feel deserves to be read by all women attempting to draw together so many differing aspirations . . . It's a book to be readily passed on . . . ' Le Magazine Azur

September Fiction

September Non-Fiction

City of Women David Gillham


A gripping and evocative tale of life in Berlin at the height of the Second World War: romance, duplicity and unfathomable choices 'In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings wartorn Berlin to life . . . powerful and piercingly real' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

Both Flesh And Not David Foster Wallace


A stunning collection of non-fiction, including David Foster Wallace's best-loved essays and work never before published in the UK 'A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian . . . he's in a different timespace continuum from the rest of us' Zadie Smith
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'Wallace's essays brim with cerebral energy, acute observation and fizzing wit. Enviably good' Sunday Times

October Non-Fiction

November Non-Fiction

Artful Ali Smith


Part fiction, part essay, a revelation of what writing can do and a reaffirmation of Ali Smith's unmatched literary powers 'Artful is a revelation; a new kind of book altogether, a book that defies categorisation. Artful makes you glad to be alive' Jackie Kay 'Original, brilliant and moving . . . as delightfully dodgy as the character from Oliver Twist whom the title evokes' Evening Standard

War Memorial The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003 Clive Aslet
'A moving look at the harrowing stories behind a century of names inscribed on the war memorial of a small and sleepy Devon village' Sunday Times
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'A touching tribute to ordinary lives . . . brutally cut off long before their allotted time' Sunday Telegraph

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