Allen&Unwin january 2015 new books • Amy Hatvany • Philippa Christian • Lisa Heidke • Ava Reilly • Dr Sarah Boston • Anne Holt NANNY CONFIDENTIAL Philippa Christian A deliciously gossipy novel about the rich and famous from the Nanny who has seen it all When Lindsay Starwood moved from a small town to Melbourne, she had no idea that her after-school babysitting job would turn into a career as a nanny for the rich and famous in Hollywood. After working for a football player famous for his extramarital activities, word gets out about the Australian nanny who is great with kids and capable of keeping secrets. But being a celebrity nanny is no Mary Poppins fantasy. Especially when Lindsay finds herself caring for a fame-hungry reality television star’s daughters with a film crew watching her every move and duties way outside her job description. From affairs to bomb threats and suspicious deaths, it’s a side of Tinseltown not seen in the magazines. This fast-paced, outrageous novel with a cast of millionaires ripped straight from the headlines is for anyone who loves gossip, glamour and a sneak peek into the unbelievable world of a nanny to the stars. Philippa Christian has worked as a nanny for the rich and famous. Born in Melbourne, she has lived and worked in LA. Allen & Unwin 9781760111014 $24.99 PB FICTION OUTSIDE THE LINES Amy Hatvany A powerful and intriguing father and daughter story about being lost and found When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from her life. Twenty years later, after a series of failed relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find him. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a chef and, in return, he helps her in her quest. As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found. Amy Hatvany is the author of Heart Like Mine, Safe with Me, Best Kept Secret and The Language of Sisters. She lives in the USA. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743317082 $29.99 PB 2 FICTION IT STARTED WITH A KISS Lisa Heidke Can Friday find true love and the fresh start her life needs via internet dating? Friday Jones is shattered when Liam, her husband of almost twenty years and the father of their teenage daughters, tells her their marriage is over. Still heartbroken many months after Liam’s departure, Friday is deeply flattered when a funny, handsome man shows an interest in her. Unable to control her desire, she embarks on an intense affair with him, despite numerous warning signals. When Friday’s best friend, Rosie, discovers Friday is risking further emotional pain she convinces her to join a dating website. But not long after Friday dives into the murky world of online romance she starts receiving anonymous gifts and letters. Clearly one of her flings has become a little too obsessed with her. It Started with a Kiss is about the secrets and lies that tie a couple togetherem and those that can also tear them and their family apart. Lisa Heidke is the author of Lucy Springer Gets Even, What Kate Did Next, Claudia’s Big Break and Stella Makes Good. She lives in Sydney. arena 9781743319758 $29.99 PB FICTION VOLCANO STREET David Rain In the tradition of great Australian literature, a wonderfully vivid portrayal of small-town life and the uncertainties of childhood What would Germaine do?’ This is the mantra that Skip and Marlo Wells turn to as they navigate their way through the twists and turns that life brings. After their mother is sectioned, they are farmed out to relatives in a backwater town called Crater Lakes. Sixteen-year-old Marlo spends her days working in the family hardware store, while twelve-year-old Skip spends hers avoiding their overbearing aunt and fighting at the local school. Both sisters dream daily of escape, but first impressions can be deceiving. When they meet their new neighbours, Skip’s classmate Honza and his older brother Pavel, they begin to see a different side to the town. As the hot Australian days roll by, the Wells sisters begin to settle into Crater Lakes, where they discover that prejudice and violence run deep, but belonging and family run deeper. David Rain is the author of The Heat of the Sun. An Australian writer, he is currently living in London. ATLANTIC 9780857892072 $27.99 PB FICTION 3 THE LION’S MOUTH Anne Holt Less than six months after taking office, the Norwegian Prime Minister is found dead. But was it a politically motivated assassination or personal revenge? The hunt for her killer is complicated, intense and gruelling. Hanne Wilhelmsen must contain the scandal before a private tragedy becomes a public outrage, in what will become the most sensitive case of her career. This powerful story of lies, intrigue and politics questions who really holds the power in Norway, and how far they will go to use it. Anne Holt is Norway’s former Minster for Justice and bestselling female crime writer with over 6 million books sold in 30 languages. CORVUS 9780857898135 $29.99 PB CRIME FICTION FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE Robert Bausch Bobby Hale is a Union veteran several times over. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. As he stumbles around the West, he finds meaning in the people he meets—settlers and native people—and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses. Far as the Eye Can See is a story of survival, and how two people—a white man and a mixed-race woman—in the midst of such majesty and violence can manage to find a pathway to their own humanity. Robert Bausch is the award-winning author of six novels including Almighty Me. He lives in the USA. bloomsbury circus 9781408844304 $29.99 PB THE RUMOUR MILL A Jazzy Lou novel Roxy Jacenko A fast-paced peek inside the glamorous world of Sydney’s hottest PR agency. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111373 $19.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK 4 FICTION ARCTIC SUMMER Damon Galgut A literary tour-de-force evoking EM Forster’s travels to India, and the inspiration he found there. ATLANTIC 9781782391593 $19.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART Peter Swanson A thriller about the memories we hold closest to our hearts. FABER 9780571301911 $19.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK CONFESSIONS OF A MILLIONAIRE’S MISTRESS The true story of a young woman, an illicit affair and a world of wealth and glamour Ava Reilly An extraordinary story of opulence and overpowering desire already followed by more than 100,000 Facebook fans When Ava Reilly first met Hugh, she was shocked at the depth of feeling that she instantly felt. Soon, they had embarked on a passionate, stormy love affair that seemed inescapable. An affair was never something she thought she would have. Never something she believed in or could justify. But there was something more powerful happening between her and Hugh. Confessions of a Millionaire’s Mistress is the full story of how they came together, fell in love and tried to break apart. It is a fast-paced, sexually-charged romp that will take you inside an elaborate world of excessive wealth, great glamour and irresistible seduction. Ava Reilly is a young Australian woman. By day she works in Media PR and Marketing. By night she writes her much loved Confessions of a Millionaire’s Mistress blog and keeps her 130,000 social media followers up-to-date and eager for another hit of the story. Allen & Unwin 9781760112035 $29.99 PB AUTOBIOGRAPHY 5 BEHIND THE GATES OF GOMORRAH Life inside one of America’s largest hospitals for the criminally insane, treating the real Hannibal Lecters of the world Stephen Seager A gripping, eye-opening look inside the world of the criminally insane Nothing could have prepared Psychiatrist Stephen Seager for what he encountered when he accepted a job at California’s Gorman State hospital, known locally as ‘Gomorrah’. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, is reserved for the ‘bad actors’, the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. It is a place of remarkable violence, a place where a small staff of clinicians are expected to manage a volatile population of prisonhardened ex-cons, where lone therapists lead sharing circles with psychopaths, where homemade weapons and contraband circulate freely, and where patients and physicians often measure their lives according to how fast they can run. Honest, reflective, and at times darkly funny, Seager’s gripping account of his experiences give us an extraordinary insight into a unique and terrifying world, inhabited by figures from our nightmares. Stephen Seager is a psychiatrist, a former professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and a multiply-published author. Allen & Unwin 9781760112301 $29.99 PB TRUE CRIME LUCKY DOG How being a veterinarian saved my life Dr Sarah Boston An hilarious and heart-warming memoir about what our beloved pets can teach us about our health and ourselves What happens when a veterinary cancer surgeon thinks she has cancer herself? Enter Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is thyroid cancer. From the moment she uses a portable ultrasound machine to investigate her lump, it’s clear this will not be your typical crisis-and-recovery memoir. Sarah takes us on a funny and thought-provoking journey through the human health care system from the perspective of an animal doctor. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she’s treated along the way, this is an insightful memoir about what the human medical world can learn from the way we treat our canine counterparts. Lucky Dog teaches us to trust our instincts, be our own advocates, and most of all to laugh while we’re doing it. Sarah Boston is an associate professor of surgical oncology and has practised veterinary medicine in Canada, the USA and New Zealand. She lives in Florida. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111991 $29.99 PB 6 AUTOBIOGRAPHY The great reformer Francis and the making of a radical pope Austen Ivereigh The first in-depth biography of Pope Francis draws on extensive interviews to trace the life of this revolutionary thinker, from his childhood in Argentina to the world leader he is today. It shows how his experiences have shaped his beliefs and enabled him to challenge and redirect the Church. Identifying the Pope’s innovative vision, it also explores the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Austen Ivereigh is a British writer, journalist and founder of media group, Catholic Voices. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113162 $39.99 HB BIOGRAPHY The Internet is Not the answer Why the internet has been an economic, political and cultural disaster—and how it can be transformed Andrew Keen Now a quarter of a century old, there can be no doubt that the worldwide web has transformed the world. But this controversial new book argues that this disruption has been a terrible failure—debasing culture, empowering mob rule, and encouraging vulgarity and narcissism. So what is to be done? The Internet is Not the Answer lays out a five-part solution to rethink the web, revive government authority, rebuild the value of content, resurrect privacy and, above all, reconceive humanity. Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, broadcaster, speaker and author of Digital Vertigo and The Cult of the Amateur. atlantic 9781782393412 $29.99 PB HISTORY EPILOGUE A memoir Will Boast When Will Boast’s father dies he is alone in the world: an American with distant English roots, orphaned, and derailed by grief. Everything he thought he knew about his parents unravels when he discovers he has two half-brothers living in England. In exquisite prose, Boast sets about piecing together a new sense of himself, attempting as he does to understand, forgive and heal the mistakes of his father’s past. Epilogue is a gripping and poignant literary memoir about grief, identity and family secrets. Will Boast is the award-winning author of Power Ballads. Born in England, he grew up in Ireland and the USA. GRANTA 9781847088208 $27.99 PB MEMOIR 7 HUMANS: AN A-Z Matt Haig Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as ‘democracy’ and ‘sofas’, and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, it unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth. It is the perfect guide to the human race for the perplexed, heartbroken or confused. Matt Haig is the bestselling author of five novels including The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. He lives in the UK. CANONGATE 9781782115427 $16.99 PB GENERAL the MILLIONAIRE MYSTIQUE How working women become wealthy—and how you can too! Jude Miller Burke Fifty years ago, The Feminine Mystique uncovered the hidden world of the housewife. Now The Millionaire Mystique looks at today’s self-made female millionaires and how they successfully manage career and family life. Learn how to banish guilt while balancing work and home responsibilities, what personality factors wealthy working women have and how to foster them, how to overcome obstacles to success, and how to build on early career experiences to create a stronger pathway to your goals. Jude Miller Burke is a business psychologist, executive coach, and a millionaire. She lives in the USA. NICHOLAS BREALEY 9781857886214 $27.99 PB BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT GATECRASHING PARADISE Misadventures in the real Maldives Tom Chesshyre To many the Maldives is the dream destination: turquoise waters, white sands, palm trees. Until recently outsiders were banned from islands not officially endorsed as resorts but now 1,000 sandy shores have opened up. Rather than the glitzy, five-star hideaways, Tom Chesshyre travels around the many islands and atolls of the remote nation to communities that haven’t seen an outsider for decades. Staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries, he discovers the real Maldives with both gorgeous beaches and colourful characters aplenty. Tom Chesshyre is the author of A Tourist in the Arab Spring, Tales from the Fast Trains, How Low Can You Go and To Hull and Back: On Holiday in Unsung Britain. He lives in the UK. NICHOLAS BREALEY 9781857886276 $27.99 PB 8 TRAVEL THE TEST BOOK Fifty tools to lead you to success Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler This pocket-sized compendium of the world’s fifty most useful psychological tests is a vital tool for anyone looking to gauge their abilities and improve their performance. From intelligence to personality type via creativity and leadership skills, it will help you see how you fare on every essential trait you need to succeed. The Test Book also provides sample diagnostic tests for your career, relationship and business, sketching out not just what your skills are but how well you’re utilising them. It is the fastest way to equip yourself for happiness and success. Roman Tschõppeler and Mikael Krogerus are the authors of the international bestsellers The Decision Book, The Question Book and The Change Book. profile books 9781781253205 $22.99 HB PSYCHOLOGY EMPTY MANSIONS NOT YOUR ORDINARY HOUSEWIFE UNSTOPPABLE Nikki Stern Nick Vujicic Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr An unflinching account of the incredible life of the queen of Australian erotica. Guidance and inspiration for having faith in yourself, your talents and your purpose. The #1 bestselling true story of wealth and loss in the world of a reclusive heiress’s lost fortune. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112189 $22.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK INSPIRED LIVING 9781760112158 $19.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK ATLANTIC 9781782394785 $22.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK THE SNOWDEN FILES Luke Harding The story of the individuals behind the biggest leak in history and the forces that tried to stop them. FABER 9781783350377 $22.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK The incredible power of faith in action cool gray city of love Gary Kamiya A love song to an extraordinary city, taking 49 different sites as inspiration. BLOOMSBURY 9781620401262 $19.99 PAPERBACK NEW IN 9 DIARY OF A GOLF PRO DIARY Of a BASKETBALL HERO Shamini Flint Marcus the maths whiz and his sport-loving Dad are back for a hilarious 7th and 8th instalment Marcus Atkinson is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a selfhelp author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to—with hilarious results. Now Marcus is a golf pro and basketball hero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his bounce and in his swing. In illustrated diary format, Marcus’s gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport. For ages 7-11. Shamini Flint is the author of six other ‘Diary of a . . .’ titles. She lives in Singapore. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111496 9781760111502 $9.99 PB CHILDREN ANDERS AND THE COMET Gregory Mackay A sweet and funny adventure story in cartoons that will delight fans of Peanuts and Tom Gates Anders isn’t a super hero: he’s an average little kid with a big imagination who likes low tech fun, is sometimes afraid of things and is often klutzy and a bit difficult. He is not the fastest, the bravest or the toughest, but he is the most curious. It’s the last day of school and there is a new kid in Anders’ class. It’s Bernie. And soon Anders and Bernie, and Anders’ older cousin Eden set off on a series of unexpected adventures. The first in a new series, Anders and the Comet is a delightfully humorous adventure story that celebrates the everyday things kids get up to. For ages 6-9. Gregory Mackay is a renowned cartoonist who has published numerous comics. He lives in Australia. Allen & Unwin 9781760111151 $12.99 pb 10 CHILDREN ATTICUS CLAW LEARNS TO DRAW Jennifer Gray The latest in this popular series about master-criminal, turned police-cat, Atticus Claw. Famous works of art are going missing. Atticus is on the case. The prime suspect is Ricardo Butteredsconi—Italian theme park entrepreneur and art connoisseur. Then Inspector Cheddar goes missing from the Tate Modern, and Atticus and his friends suspect Butteredsconi and his evil pet pig. In the scariest adventure of his nine lives, Atticus has to act fast if he wants to stop Inspector Cheddar becoming a waxwork! For ages 7-9. Jennifer Gray is the author of a number of popular children’s series including Guinea Pigs Online, Chicken Mission and Atticus Claw. She lives in the UK. FABER 9780571305339 $12.99 PB CHILDREN LOVE ALWAYS EVERYWHERE Sarah Massini A glorious, inspirational celebration of love to warm the heart of everyone All you need is love! And this joyful, inspirational book celebrates love in its many forms. Whether quiet, loud, shy or proud, the lyrical text champions love for a faithful pet, a best friend or simply your most favourite person in the WHOLE world. Heart-warming and tender, with charming artwork, this is the perfect Valentine’s gift to share and read aloud. For ages 3-7. Sarah Massini is the illustrator of Books Always Everywhere. She lives in the UK. NOSY CROW 9780857632494 $19.99 HB CHILDREN 11 SNAPPY BIRTHDAY Mark Sperring and Laura Ellen Anderson One day an invitation came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour who they’d never met before. The children can’t wait—a birthday party? What fun! But their next-door neighbour is not all he seems. For starters, there’s his large snout and very sharp teeth. Not to mention his scaly skin . . . Erm, crocodiles don’t eat children, do they? A riotous romp of a picture book that is the perfect present for any child whether it’s their birthday, or not. For ages 3-6. Mark Sperring is the author of Dino-Baby, Dino-Mummy. Laura Anderson illustrated Cerrie Burnell’s Snowflakes. They live in the UK. bloomsbury 9781408852613 $22.99 hb CHILDREN THERE WILL BE LIES Nick Lake Shortly after being struck by a car, Shelby and her mother set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon. All she knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust . . . if anybody. This heart-pounding new novel from a master storyteller takes an emotionally charged thrill ride to a shocking ending that will have you flipping back to the beginning. For ages 12+. Nick Lake is the much-acclaimed author of In Darkness and Hostage Three. He lives in England. BLOOMSBURY 9781408853818 $22.99 HB YA THE PRINCESS AND THE PRESENTS Caryl Hart A comic tale for pampered princesses everywhere— with a free audio reading. 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