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The long-awaited story of an Essendon legend

The amazing true story behind the most audacious heist in history

Alice-Miranda's wild adventures aboard the cruise ship Octavia!

The incredible story of Bear Grylls

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‘CatCh-22 is the only war novel i've ever read that makes any sense.’
haRPER LEE, 1961
Catch-22
Joseph Heller
Posters

The 50th anniversary of Catch-22 's publication.
Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage. Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him. Joseph Heller's bestselling novel is an hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one man’s efforts to survive it.
9780099529125 | $12.95 | Paperback | Vintage
Publicist: Alysha Farry: afarry@randomhouse.com.au

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Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in World War II and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete.

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‘James Patterson’s stand-alone thrillers always provide readers with some fantastic new characters and gripping plots – remember recently Swimsuit and Sail. Now You See Her is no exception – it is truly gripping and I just loved the main character Jeanine Fournier. Curl up with a copy this winter – you are in for a roller-coaster ride.’
Jo Munroe, Head of Marketing Random House Australia

Now You See Her
James Patterson

James Patterson’s most head-spinning, actionfilled story yet.
Twenty-two-year-old Jeanine Fournier had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband and a carefree life in Key West. When she learnt that she was pregnant with their first child, her life was complete. Jeanine’s happiness was then shattered when she unearthed a terrible secret that caused her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greater horror leads her to risk everything she’s earned – a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves – to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet – a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
9781846054693 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Century
Publicist: Karen reid: kreid@randomhouse.com.au

James Patterson is one of the bestknown and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other No. 1 bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books specifically for young readers.

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CRIME FICTION

CRIME FICTION

The Brotherhood
Yvette Erskine

The Vault
Ruth Rendell

One dead cop, one small island and an impact that will last a lifetime.
When Sergeant John White, mentor, saviour and all-round good guy is murdered during a routine callout, the tight-knit world of Tasmania Police is rocked to the core. An already difficult investigation into the death of one of their own becomes steeped in political complexities when the main suspect is identified as Aboriginal and the case, courtesy of the ever-hostile local media, looks set to make Palm Island resemble a Sunday afternoon picnic in comparison. And as the investigation unfolds through the eyes of the sergeant's colleagues, friends, family, enemies and the suspect himself, it becomes clear that there was a great deal more to John White – and the squeaky-clean reputation of the nation's smallest police service – than ever met the eye. The Brotherhood is a novel about violence, preconceptions, loyalties, corruption, betrayal and the question a copper should never need to ask: just who can you trust?
9781742750156 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Bantam Australia
Publicist: shannon Lane: sllane@randomhouse.com.au

The brand new Wexford mystery.
The impossible has happened. Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. Wexford takes great pleasure in his books, but, for all the benefits of a more relaxed lifestyle, he misses being the law. But a chance meeting with an old acquaintance changes everything. Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case. The bodies of two women and a man have been discovered in the old coal hole of an attractive house in St John's Wood. The man's jacket pockets contain a string of pearls, a diamond and a sapphire necklace as well as other jewellery valued in the region of £40,000. It is not a hard decision for Wexford. He is intrigued and excited by the challenge, and, in the early stages, not really anticipating that this new investigative role will bring him into physical danger.
9780091937119 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Hutchinson
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The Fix
Nick Earls

Written with the warmth and humour synonymous with all of Nick Earls’ work, and with a new touch of the detective, The Fix will leave you guessing until the very last page.
Josh dreamed of becoming an investigative journalist, exposing corruption and changing the world. After a romance and friendship fail simultaneously he leaves university with little motivation except a desire to head to London. Back in Brisbane and short of money, he takes on a job for a law firm, getting some coverage for one of their employees who is to be awarded the Star of Courage. That employee happens to be ex-university mate and girlfriend-stealer Ben Harkin. Details of the office siege, in which Ben is said to have performed a conspicuous act of courage in saving partner Frank Ainsworth's life when he is threatened by a crazed gunman, just don't ring true for Josh. Is he still holding a grudge or is Ben keeping something from him? This novel is written with the warmth and humour synonymous with all of Earls' work and a new touch of the detective.
9781864711509 | $32.95 | Trade Paperback | Vintage Australia
Publicist: Kate Mayor: kmayor@randomhouse.com.au

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AUTHOR TOUR

Nick earls is the author of 14 books, including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and The True Story of Butterfish. Perfect Skin and 48 Shades of Brown have been adapted into feature films, as well as being successfully adapted for theatre.

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Sex on the Moon
Ben Mezrich

The Stickmen Book of Rugby
Peter Vegas

Ocean’s Eleven meets A Beautiful Mind . . . Sex on the Moon is the amazing true story of the 25-year-old genius who pulled off one of the most unique and significant heists in US history.
How did a NASA-employed genius find himself in one of the most dangerous county prisons in the country, sworn to secrecy by NASA and the FBI, and concocting the next step in universal history? Thad Roberts' heart was, at a young age, stolen by astronomy. He found himself accepted into NASA's highly competitive co-op program and, after catching a glimpse of moon rocks on a volunteer task at the NASA space station, Thad's curiosity was captured. Soon he was strategising over how he could obtain these gems and on his third tour at NASA's Johnson Space Center, after meticulous planning and at phenomenal risk, he did the unthinkable and stole a safe full of the world's most precious substance – moon rocks. From NASA to the harshest prison in Florida, Sex on the Moon is the compelling story of one of the biggest and most unique heists ever.
9780434020799 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann
Publicist: Kate Mayor: kmayor@randomhouse.com.au

Next in the bestselling Stickmen series comes The Stickmen Book of Rugby.
Featuring 109 hilarious cartoon and line drawings, the Stickmen Book of Rugby covers all aspects of rugby. Commentators, fans, referees and, of course players, are all given the famous Stickmen treatment. Published in time for Fathers Day and the Rugby World Cup 2011, The Stickmen Book of Rugby will be a must have for both rugby and Stickmen fans of all ages. Particular content for Australia and New Zealand.
9781864712155 | $14.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia
Publicist: shannon Lane: sllane@randomhouse.com.au

‘I laughed on every page! I really love Stickmen – it is so simple yet just so funny.’
Mark Lewis, Non-Fiction Publisher Random House Australia

From the author that inspired The Social Network.

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A ‘goal kicking’ autobiography from an AFL legend
Straight Shooter
Matthew Lloyd

A brutally honest account of an astonishing career from a man who is a straight shooter in more ways than one.
Matthew Lloyd at his peak was a goal kicking machine in an era where the power forward was fading from the game. A fivetime all Australian, he topped the AFL goal kicking three times in his 270 game career and kicked the ton twice, his first in the Essendon Premiership season of 2000. This book is the story of a kid driven by a fear of failure to climb the highest peaks in football. Of a young footballer who taught himself a process to become the most accurate shot for goal in the AFL after a tirade from one of his coaches. It is how a boy with natural ability became the captain of the Essendon Football Club, a premiership player and a life member of the AFL. And now it is about the transformation into devoted father and a multi-media expert on AFL when it looked, from the outside, like his career was cut short before its time; of a testy relationship with his final coach and the bone crunching hit that saw him finish his time as a player on suspension. It looks at how he considered a future with other clubs before deciding to retire on his terms.
9781864712933 | $49.95 | Hardback | Ebury Australia
Publicist: Peri Wilson: pwilson@randomhouse.com.au

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AUTHOR TOUR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – Matthew Lloyd:
• Essendon Football Club 1995-2009 (captain 2006-2009) • 270 AFL games, 926 goals (seventh highest goal scorer in VFL/AFL history) • All-Australian 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 • Essendon premiership side 2000 • Coleman Medal winner 2000, 2001, 2003 • Essendon yearly leading goalkicker 1997-2005, 2007, 2008 • Essendon all time leading goalkicker • AFL Life Membership

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AVAILABLE JUNE

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

HUMOUR

Mud, Sweat and Tears
Bear Grylls

Top Gear Drivers' Handbook
Top Gear

The extraordinary life story of the world's most intrepid young explorer.
Bear is a man who has always loved adventure. After leaving school, he spent months hiking in the Himalayas as he considered joining the Indian Army. Upon his return to England after a change of heart, he passed SAS selection and served with 21 SAS for three years. During this time he broke his back in several places in a free-fall parachuting accident and it was questionable whether he would ever walk again. However, after months of rehabilitation, focusing always on his childhood dream of climbing Everest, he slowly became strong enough to attempt the ultimate ascent of the world’s highest peak. At 7.22 am on 26 May 1998, Bear entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only 23 years old and this was only the beginning of his extreme adventures . . . Known and admired by millions – whether from his prime-time TV adventures, as a bestselling author or as a worldclass motivational speaker – Bear has been there and done it all. Now, for the first time and in his own words, this is the story of his action-packed life.
9781905026548 | $34.95 | Trade Paperback | Corgi
Publicist: Alysha Farry: afarry@randomhouse.com.au

A bigger, faster, louder alternative to the AA and the RAC.
In the venerable tradition of the AA Members' Handbook, Top Gear provides its own essential almanac for today's motorists, with information on everything from buying cars and car maintenance to taking your car on holiday, by ferry, train or how to adapt it for travelling by sea. You'll find a mileage chart and new routes across the country that you might have previously thought impossible, advice on how to find the ideal car, even if you are 18 feet tall, and a special section on what happens if you fill the screen-washer bottle with soup. All this, plus up-to-the-minute vital safety news on a range of cars, including the notorious recall on 2500 Vauxhall Ocelots after the interior was accidentally fitted with some wolves. Illustrated throughout with helpful photographs and linedrawings, this indispensible guide should be kept in the glovebox, and never taken out.
9781849901536 | $24.95 | Hardback | BBC Adult
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Bear Grylls was trained by the British SAS. A world-record-breaking adventurer, successful TV presenter and bestselling author, he is also one of the world's youngest and most sought-after motivational speakers. He was recently awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy.

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How to be Compassionate
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes
Deepak Chopra

The message of this book is as renowned as the Dalai Lama himself: that compassion is essential for individuals and for the world.
When we think of His Holiness, we immediately think of the compassion he embodies, and to which he has devoted his entire life. He suggests we pay close attention to the way we respond to everyone and to everything around us, explaining how caring for others can be a profound source of happiness on an individual level, which can then be extended outward in wider and wider circles. He goes on to describe basic mistakes (such as hatred towards others) that lead us into personal turmoil and interpersonal disruption. He helps us to understand how the transformation of our attitude is possible and suggests how we can implement compassion in our daily lives, and go on to live with greater care and concern for all beings.
9781846042966 | $32.95 | Hardback | Rider
Publicist: Peri Wilson: pwilson@randomhouse.com.au

Balance, transformation, power, compassion, intuition, creativity, transcendence.
In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offered his sage advice on how we can materially improve our individual lives. But times have changed and, more than ever, the world is at a major crossroads. From global warming to terrorism, poverty to human rights violations, the story of life on this planet is desperately in need of a monumental shift. Now, in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes, this inspiring writer argues that we need superheroes to help save ourselves and the planet. In each of the seven laws, Chopra will guide us on why these laws are essential and how to apply them to our daily lives. As each law awakens us to our own super powers, we discover a profound manual for living to our potential, discovering the superhero within, and rewriting the story of humanity.
9780593068106 | $29.95 | Hardback | Bantam Press
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The Borrower
Rebecca Makkai

The Story of Beautiful Girl
Rachel Simon

A fabulous debut novel about the stories we read and the ones we tell ourselves.
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favourite patron, 10-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing Evangelical mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly anti-gay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man tailing them? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
9780434021000 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | William Heinemann
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A devastatingly powerful and memorable novel for readers of The Memory Keeper's Daughter.
Pennsylvania, 1968. Lynnie, and her sweetheart Homan, have escaped from The School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, an institution where people with disabilities were routinely shut off from society, and left to languish, forgotten. They find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher, where they reveal that Lynnie has a newborn baby. But moments after they arrive and tuck the baby upstairs, the police are at the door. Homan manages to escape into the darkness, but as Lynnie is being taken back to the school, she whispers two words to Martha: ‘Hide her’. And so begins the odyssey of three people trying to keep their secrets, and yet find their way back to each other, and a woman whose lonely life is forever changed by her promise.
9781848093393 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | Preface
Media enquiries: media@randomhouse.com.au

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‘I loved it and think this could be a little sleeper.’
Brett Osmond, Marketing & Publicity Director Random House Australia

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Pepsi Bears and Other Stories
Anson Cameron

Lady Blue Eyes
Barbara Sinatra

Daring and provocative short stories from one of Australia’s best comic writers.
A collection of fables in which the intuition of animals is set against the hubris of man, Anson Cameron is part court jester, part acclaimed writer of short stories and novels, and part national conscience. A cola company uses the last wild polar bears as billboards. A boy is forced to compose poems for cats. A dog starts a race-riot. A zebra shames two armies. A zoologist vivisects a gorilla to disprove evolution and has his own brain placed in the ape’s head. In New Guinea, Zookeepers eat their exhibits. In Gippsland, the face of the Lord appears on dairy cows. In the Western Desert, mummified egg-bandits hang from trees . . .
9781864711721 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | Vintage Australia
Publicist: Alysha Farry: afarry@randomhouse.com.au

Barbara Sinatra tells how a gangly kid in pigtails from Bosworth, Missouri became the fourth Mrs Frank Sinatra – a marriage that lasted more than 20 years.
Thirty years after she first heard his voice singing to her from a jukebox at her local drive-in, Barbara began her love affair with Frank Sinatra. After a tempestuous courtship, she finally heard him say the wedding vows that began his fourth, final and most enduring marriage; one that would last more than two decades until the end of his life. Generous and jealous, witty and wicked, Frank comes alive in this poignant inside story of the highs and lows of marriage to one of the world's most famous men. In this, her first public love letter to the husband she adored, his wife celebrates the sensational singer, sexy heartthrob, possessive mate and loyal friend that was Frank Sinatra. This book will let his legions of fans see another side of ‘Ol' Blue Eyes’. Though Frank Sinatra's children have written memoirs about their father, this is the first time his wife of 22 years is sharing intimate details of life with the man and the legend.
9780091937249 | $49.95 | Hardback | Hutchinson
Publicist: shannon Lane: sllane@randomhouse.com.au

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Anson Cameron has written five critically acclaimed novels, Silences Long Gone, Tin Toys, Confessin’ the Blues and Lies I Told About a Girl, Stealing Picasso, as well as a collection of short stories, Nice Shootin’ Cowboy. He was born in Shepparton in 1961 and lives in Melbourne where he writes a column for The Age newspaper.

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COOKERY/WINE AWW Family Barbecues
The Australian Women's Weekly

AUTHOR TOUR

Barbecues are a fun and easy way to feed the family whether it's a weekend celebration or a midweek family dinner.
The barbecue recipes in this book go way beyond steaks and sausages. There are delicious salad combinations, such as caramalised fig, orange and fennel salad, and prawn, strawberry and poppy seed salad, and there are warm vegetable skewers too. For out-of-the-ordinary seafood, try dukkah fish in vine leaves or cuttlefish skewers in rosemary basil and garlic. Among the many chicken, beef, lamb and pork recipes is a selection of deliciously sticky ribs and kebabs.
9781742451398 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | ACP Books
Publicist: Jordanna Levin: jlevin@acpmagazines.com.au

COOKERY/WINE Rick Stein's Spain
Rick Stein

Rick Stein explores the edible delicacies and delights found in Spain's diverse regions.
In his beautifully designed and illustrated cookbook, Rick has selected over 120 recipes that capture the authentic taste of contemporary Spain. Spanish cooking has a rich history, with flavours reflecting the broad range of cultural influences that resulted in the subtle changes in taste between regions. Rick samples his way through the specialties and hidden treats of each region, taking in the changing landscape from the mountainous northern regions through the Spanish plains to Mediterranean beaches. With more than 100 location and recipe photographs, this is an essential book for food-lovers as well as a stunning culinary guide to a diverse country. Spain is a country that tantalises every sense with its colourful sights, evocative music, vibrant traditions and bold cookery.
9781849901352 | $59.95 | Hardback | BBC Adult
Publicist: Karen reid: kreid@randomhouse.com.au

COOKERY/WINE AWW Classic Cookies
The Australian Women's Weekly

Complete cookie recipe collection.
Following the success of its predecessors in this series, Classic Cakes, Classic Christmas and Classic Cupcakes, Classic Cookies delivers on its promise: here are all the classic cookies from around the world. There are savoury biscuits to serve with pâté or cheese, plain sweet cookies, rich filled and iced cookies, biscotti, macaroons and meringues. There are instructions on the right ingredients to use, how to make refrigerator cookies, how to freeze and how to thaw frozen cookies. The beautiful design of the book makes it a perfect gift, or a sweet treat for yourself.
9781742450650 | $34.95 | Hardback | ACP Books
Publicist: Jordanna Levin: jlevin@acpmagazines.com.au

HEALTH AWW Diabetes
The Australian Women's Weekly

All recipes are endorsed by Diabetes Australia.
All the recipes in this book have been checked and endorsed by Diabetes Australia. If you have diabetes you should eat low-fat, low-GI food. But that shouldn’t mean that it’s low in flavour or interest, it shouldn’t mean you feel deprived. New Diabetes brings you food that is so good the whole family will happily eat it (and thereby improve their health too). There are breakfasts, lunches and light meals, mains and a few desserts. There’s a seven-day menu planner and lots of information about controlling diabetes through diet and exercise.
9781742451121 | $19.95 | Paperback | ACP Books
Publicist: Jordanna Levin: jlevin@acpmagazines.com.au

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Alice-Miranda has her work cut out for her in the latest fun-filled adventure aboard the cruise ship Octavia.

Ships Ahoy!

‘I really loved the book. It was all fabulous. I would give it 9/10.’
Juliette, 9, Book Buddies Club

‘A modern story with a touch of the classics about it.’
Kids’ Book Review blog

Alice-Miranda at Sea
Jacqueline Harvey

There is excitement above and below deck as Alice-Miranda encounters a deeply suspicious ship’s doctor, a stowaway and a would-be jewel thief.
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where Aunty Gee is hosting the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and Lawrence Ridley. Even Ambrosia Headlington-Bear has come along, much to her daughter Jacinta's surprise. Wild weather and rumours of a jewel thief throw the travellers into turmoil, but something else is giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings. Why does the ship's doctor look so familiar? And who is the shy blond boy hiding in one of the suites? When Alice-Miranda seeks help from an unexpected source, will they manage to set things to rights in time for the celebrations?
9781864718485 | $15.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

MARKETING & PUBLICITY POINTS: • Author videos • Book trailer for whole series • Advertising in Girl Power magazine • Book giveaways with Total Girl and Disney magazine • Bookmarks • Digital banners • Total Girl + Girl Power website advertising

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Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She is pleased to say that she has never yet encountered a headmistress like Miss Grimm, but she has come across quite a few girls who remind her a little of Alice-Miranda.

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CHILD PICTURE Barry
Colin Thompson

Barry came to save the world, but he’s been stuck down the back of the couch.
Barry may be no larger than a can of beans, but his powers are awesome. The trouble is he has been trapped down the back of the sofa for over 50 years unable to do the job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling apart. Floods, droughts, wars and reality TV are only a few of the things that are threatening the whole of civilisation. With only a bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness and save the world before it is too late?
9781864718836 | $24.95 | Hardback | Random House Australia
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

CONFIDENT READERS

George and the Big Bang
Lucy Hawking & Stephen Hawking

YOUNG ADULT Siren's Storm
Lisa Papademetriou

Following the success of George's Secret Key to the Universe and George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt comes a third out-of-this-world adventure from Lucy Hawking and Professor Stephen Hawking, the most famous science genius in the universe!
Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand Switch-on. Will they suceed? Whose side is Reeper on this time? And why does he want to speak to Annie and George so desperately?
9780385615532 | $24.95 | Paperback | Doubleday Childrens
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

Compelling and eerie, this mesmerising novel is steeped in nautical lore and the mythology of the sultry and mysterious Sirens.
Nothing has been the same for Will ever since what happened last summer. One day, on an ordinary sailing trip with his brother, there was a strange accident. When Will wakes up, he learns his brother has disappeared, presumed drowned. Worst of all, Will can't remember what happened – his family finds him unconscious, with no memory of the accident. Now Will and his best friend and neighbour, Gretchen, are starting a new summer. Gretchen seems troubled – her sleepwalking habit is getting worse, and she keeps waking up closer and closer to the water. Will is drawn to Asia, the exotic new girl in town. Nobody knows where she's from – all Will knows is that her beauty and her mesmerising voice have a powerful effect on people. Then there is another mysterious drowning, and Will and Gretchen begin to wonder: Is Asia just another beautiful, wealthy summer resident? Or is she something entirely more sinister . . . and inhuman?
9781742751276 | $18.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

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Stephen Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. He has held the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663 at Cambridge. Lucy Hawking is a writer of novels, a selection of newspapers and is a contributor on radio.

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YOUNG ADULT The Shadow Girl
John Larkin

A story of courage, survival, and taking charge of one's destiny.
The shadow girl never imagined she'd live on the streets. After her parents disappear, life with her aunt and uncle takes a sinister turn. Terrified that the authorities will believe her uncle over her, she flees. She tricks her way into a new school and pretends to have a loving family. No one knows she sleeps in rail yards, sand dunes and abandoned houses. At school she meets the author she will call on years later. Together they piece together the story of how she survived, who helped her, and the friend she wishes she could have saved. Thrilling, profound and blackly funny, The Shadow Girl is John Larkin's best and most important novel to date.
9781864718751 | $18.95 | Paperback | Woolshed Press
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

CHILD PICTURE The Koala Who Bounced
Jimmy Thomson & Eric Löbbecke

A stunning rejacket of a favourite picture book.
Karri discovers he is quite different from the other koalas when he falls out of the tree – and bounces! But what good is being able to bounce when nobody else can do it with you and you have no friends? Karri feels lonely and not very special at all. Then one day he bounces up into a tree and finds out just how useful he can be!
9781742752242 | $14.95 | Paperback | Random House Australia
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

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TEENAGE READER Killing Honour
Bali Rai

A powerful, hard-hitting teen novel on the controversial topic of honour killing by multiaward-winning author Bali Rai. The Lovely Bones meets East is East.
‘Honour,’ I repeated, wondering how such a small word could have caused so much trouble. When Sat's sister, Jas, is married off into the Atwal family she changes, she's quiet and distant. But Sat's too busy with his own life; his girlfriend, his friends, football . . . Then Jas disappears. According to her new husband, she's run off with another man. Her family disowns her; doesn't seem to care if she's ever found. But Sat doesn't believe it. Something has happened to his sister and he's determined to figure out what. But his investigations take him into dark and dangerous territory . . . A powerful, hard-hitting teen novel on the controversial topic of honour killing, by multi-award-winning author Bali Rai.
9780552562119 | $17.95 | Paperback | Corgi Juvenile
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

CHILD PICTURE The Koala Bounces Back
Jimmy Thomson & Eric Löbbecke

Karri the bouncing koala is back!
Karri the bouncing koala has a peaceful new home – until a gang of fierce, football-crazy cats moves in. The moggies aren't welcome – they keep chasing the bush birds and animals – but they've got nowhere else to live. Karri makes a deal with the cats. They'll play football and if the cats win they get to stay. But then he remembers . . . Karri and his friends don't know the first thing about the game!
9781742750071 | $19.95 | Hardback | Random House Australia
Publicist: dorothy tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

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THE FOUR LATEST ADVENTURES IN THE BESTSELLING SERIES

Silverback Mountain
Bindi Irwin & Various
The Irwins are visiting Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home of the endangered mountain gorilla. During a plane ride over the park, Bindi notices a mysterious glint coming from a forested area. Once she realises that a valuable mineral called coltan is found in the area, Bindi helps chase down an illegal mining operation while Terri and Robert help out with an unexpected gorilla delivery.
9781864718348 | $9.95 | Paperback

Island Ambush
Bindi Irwin & Various
A gorgeous diving holiday in the Maldives becomes a quest to stop illegal shark finners from attacking one of the Maldive islands' most incredible drawcards.
9781864718355 | $9.95 | Paperback

Trapped!
Bindi Irwin & Various
Bindi loves helping out at an outback sheep station near the Simpson Desert. But the enjoyment is hampered by a neighbour who wants to hunt down a dingo that has killed one of her sheep. Bindi wants to change her mind. But how? It seems that a landslide and a venomous snake may just solve the problem . . .
9781864718362 | $9.95 | Paperback

Panda-monium
Bindi Irwin & Various
Australia Zoo sends their red panda keeper, Vicki, to Nepal to spend some time researching the red panda in the wild. Bindi comes along to help out, and before long, becomes embroiled in the fight to create the world's first protected sanctuary for the red panda.
9781864718379 | $9.95 | Paperback

O N LY $ 9.95 R RP!
Ideal for girls (and boys) 6-9 years.
All titles: Random House Australia | Independent Readers Publicist: Dorothy Tonkin: dtonkin@randomhouse.com.au

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