ALLEN&UNWIN OCTOBER 2014 new books Jodi Picoult • Garth Nix • Maggie Joel • Kate Llewellyn • David Horner • Dr Munjed Al Muderis LEAVING TIME Jodi Picoult The gripping story of a daughter searching for her missing mother—one of Jodi’s most powerful and affecting novels yet Nothing will replace a mother’s love JODI PICOULT The number one international bestseller 2 Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it’s been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment—or worse. Still Jenna, now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief, steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother’s desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones, and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother’s disappearance and the strange, possibly linked death of one of her mother’s co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Jodi Picoult’s twenty-first novel is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-one novels. Her most recent, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf and Sing You Home, have all been #1 on the Australian and New Zealand fiction bestseller lists. Jodi lives in New Hampshire, USA. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743317211 $32.99 pb FICTION Dumpbin, Poster and Header available THE LONG-AWAITED PREQUEL TO INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Sabriel GARTH NIX CLARIEL Garth Nix The long-awaited prequel to the fantasy masterwork Sabriel—an epic fantasy adventure as rich and compelling as the original Old Kingdom novels Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen, and to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, Clariel finds herself at the centre of sorcery and intrigue: a plot is brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan; her parents want to marry her off to a killer; and a dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage and save the King? Set approximately six hundred years before the birth of Sabriel, Clariel will delight Old Kingdom fans as well as new readers hungry for epic fantasy adventure. 234 Garth Nix is the author of the award-winning YA fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; the dystopian novel Shade’s Children; and the space opera A Confusion of Princes. He lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781741758627 $22.99 pb FICTION Dumpbin, Poster and Header available DOES THE WALKER CHOOSE THE PATH, OR THE PATH THE WALKER? 3 HALF THE WORLD IN WINTER Maggie Joel Misfortune on the railways echoes a terrible secret at the heart of a family Winter in London, 1881. The newly extended railway line is beset with accidents. Facing inquiries and protests, railway company director Mr Lucas Jarmyn must find the reasons behind the tragic deaths. But there is also trouble a lot closer to home. Even though it is December and bitterly cold, Lucas refuses to light the hearths at his fashionable Bloomsbury townhouse. He is still struggling to come to terms with the death of his beloved young daughter, Sofia, in a terrible fire in the drawing room. His wife, Aurora, is just emerging from her mourning after six months. And their daughter, eighteen-year-old Dinah, is questioning the changing meaning of life as England heads towards the turn of the century. Now, two maids have left the household in quick succession on sighting strange shadows and hearing unexplained screams from the depths of the house. Does Major Austin Randle, Aurora’s battlescarred and demented uncle, have the answer to what really happened to Sofia before all their lives are torn apart? Maggie Joel is the award-winning author of The Past and Other Lies and The Second-Last Woman in England. She lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743310908 $29.99 pb 4 FICTION THIS PICTURE OF YOU Sarah Hopkins Urgent and intoxicating—an unforgettable journey into the heart of a family and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart, from one of the rising stars of Australian writing Martin and Maggie have been together for thirty-seven years. He is a judge and she is a painter. They have a high-flying lawyer son and a much loved grandson. Life is good, comfortable, familiar. But one day Martin leaves a family lunch and takes his son’s car, driving to a suburb miles away, where he has an accident. No one knows why he was there, not even Martin himself, whose mind starts unravelling. It’s clear to Maggie that something from Martin’s past is troubling him greatly, and she resolves to find out what it was that drew him there, to that particular street. As Maggie attempts to piece together the events of that day, Martin takes refuge in what he can remember, regaling his son with his now-vivid memories of one night in New York more than forty years ago, the night he and Maggie met. As Martin’s mind spirals inward, the fabric that has been holding his lifetime of secrets at bay gradually starts to tear, and in the process we also see that the son keeps very similar secrets to his father’s. Nothing is what it seems in this searing story of love and betrayal, and a family coming apart at the seams. Sarah Hopkins is a criminal lawyer and author of The Crimes of Billy Fish, which was highly commended in the inaugural ABC Fiction Awards, and Speak to Me. She lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319406 $29.99 pb FICTION 5x TO NAME THOSE LOST Rohan Wilson A moving father-and-son love story set amid the beauty and violence of the poor and preyed-upon of our colonial past Summer, 1874. Launceston teeters on the edge of anarchy. The Black War veteran Thomas Toosey must return to the city to search for his twelve-year-old son, William. His journey takes him through the island’s northern districts during a time of impossible hardship—hardship that has left its mark on him too. Arriving in Launceston, Toosey discovers a town in chaos. Desperate to find his son amid the looting and destruction, he is confronted by the Irish transportee Fitheal Flynn and the hooded man, to whom Toosey owes a debt that he must repay. With an eye for the dirt, the hardness, the sheer dog-eat-doggedness of the lives of the poor, To Name Those Lost reveals human nature in all its horror and beauty as Thomas Toosey struggles with the good and the vile in himself, and learns what he holds important. Rohan Wilson is The Australian/Vogel’s Award-winning author of The Roving Party and was chosen as one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists in 2012. He lives in Tasmania. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318324 $29.99 pb FICTION STONE MATTRESS Nine tales Margaret Atwood A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy, creativity, intelligence, and humour A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet’s syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. And a crime committed long-ago is revenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion year old stromatalite. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood ventures into the shadowland earlier explored by fabulists and concoctors of dark yarns such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Daphne du Maurier and Arthur Conan Doyle—and also by herself. Stone Mattress shows her at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game. Margaret Atwood is among the most-honoured authors of fiction in recent history. Her novels include The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and most recently The Year of the Flood. She lives in Canada. BLOOMSBURY 9781408857168 $35.00 hb FICTION 5 MISS CARTER’S WAR Sheila Hancock A remarkable novel of our life and times by the unstoppable, bestselling author It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. After surviving working for the SOE behind enemy lines, half-French, half-English Marguerite Carter has returned to England to become one of the first women to receive a Cambridge degree. Now she pins back her unruly curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible shoes and sets out on her future as an English teacher in a South London girls’ grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission; to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls. Miss Carter’s War tells the remarkable life of one woman from the first Aldermaston march in the 1950s, through the rise of the Labour Party and the Swinging Sixties, to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, and the spectre of a new war in Iraq. Sheila Hancock is a successful actress and bestselling author of Ramblings of an Actress and The Two of Us. She lives in London. BLOOMSBURY 9781408860243 $29.99 pb FICTION MR MAC AND ME Esther Freud The masterful depiction of an artist’s life, sure to set the literary world alight 1914. Thomas Maggs lives with his publican parents in a village on the Suffolk coast. Life is quiet—until a mysterious Scotsman and his red-haired artist wife arrive. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the inn. And whisper they do. Mac, who is actually the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, becomes a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas, but just as their friendship blossoms, war with Germany is declared. With the brutality weighing heavily on this coastal community, they become more suspicious of Mac and his curious behaviour. This tender and compelling story of an unlikely friendship paints a vivid portrait of a home-front community during the First World War, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation. Esther Freud is the bestselling author of Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a feature film. She lives in London. BLOOMSBURY 9781408857182 $32.99 hb 6 FICTION RETURN TO FOURWINDS Elisabeth Gifford One house. Two families. A lifetime of secrets. At Fourwinds they gather: Alice and Ralph, Patricia and Peter, to celebrate the marriage of their children. But the bride is nowhere to be seen. Can a century of family secrets be unravelled in time to bring her back? Moving from the orange groves of Valencia and the spacious houses of the British countryside to the post-war slums in the north, Return to Fourwinds is a sweeping, lyrical story of the things we tell and the things we keep to ourselves. Elisabeth Gifford is the author of Secrets of the Sea House. She lives in the UK. CORVUS 9781782391142 $29.99 pb FICTION THEIR LIPS TALK OF MISCHIEF Alan Warner In 1980s London, two future stars of the literary scene—or so they assume—are hard at work, tapping out words of wit and brilliance between ill-paid jobs. Well entrenched in a life eked out on dole payments, pints and porridge, Llewellyn and Cunningham don’t have it too bad, with a pub on the corner and the delightful company of Llewellyn’s model fiancée—the woman of Cunningham’s increasingly vivid dreams. Their Lips Talk of Mischief is a darkly comic tale of hope and humanity against the grim urban landscape of Thatcher’s Britain. Alan Warner is the award-winning author of Morvern Callar, The Stars in the Bright Sky and The Deadman’s Pedal. He lives in the UK. FABER 9780571311279 $29.99 pb FICTION OUTLINE Rachel Cusk A female writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. She becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her, one after another, the stories of their lives. In the stifling heat and noise of the city, the sequence of voices begins to weave a complex human tapestry. Outline is a novel about writing and talking, about self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal form. Rachel Cusk is the author of The Bradshaw Variations, Arlington Park, The Country Life and In the Fold. She lives in the UK. FABER 9780571233632 $29.99 hb FICTION 7 WATCH ME James Carol A Louisiana lawyer is burned alive in a seemingly motiveless attack. The local sheriff calls in former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter to consult on the case. A deadline has been set, and Winter has just hours to track down a killer with a dark secret before he strikes again. Winter knows all about secrets. His father, a notorious serial killer, had everyone fooled for years. Winter also knows that the problem with secrets is they have a nasty habit of turning against you when you least expect it. James Carol is the author of the first novel in the Jefferson Winter crime series, Broken Dolls. He lives in the UK. FABER 9780571302765 $19.99 pb CRIME FICTION PAPER AEROPLANE Selected poems 1989–2014 Simon Armitage When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, his reputation as one of Britain’s most original, most respected and best-loved poets is confirmed in this personal selection from across a quarter-century, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work. Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet, bestselling author and Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield, UK. FABER 9780571310678 $32.99 hb POETRY A TED HUGHES BESTIARY Poems Ted Hughes Originally the medieval bestiary set out to establish safe distinctions between us and animals, but Ted Hughes’s poetry works in a contrary direction: showing what man and beast have in common. Alice Oswald’s selection is arranged chronologically, with an eye to different books and styles, but equally to those poems that embody animals, rather than just describe them. The resulting collection is subtly responsive to a central aspect of Hughes’s achievement, while offering room to some wonderful overlooked poems, and to ‘those that have the wildest tunes’. Ted Hughes (1930–1998) was one of the giants of 20th century British poetry. Alice Oswald is an award-winning poet. She lives in Devon, UK. FABER 9780571301430 $24.99 hb 8 POETRY HOW’S YOUR FATHER Rose Boyt What goes on behind closed doors? How’s Your Father tells it like it is from the inside: four generations of one Hackney family on a roller-coaster ride of drugs, violence, sickness, infidelity and the redeeming joys of motherhood. Like a female Irvine Welsh, Rose Boyt’s novel is a devastating, moving and tragically funny story delivered with the most striking and original voice to come out of fiction this year. Rose Boyt is the author of Rose and Sexual Intercourse. She lives in London. FABER SHORT BOOKS 9781780721477 $29.99 hb FICTION MISSING Sam Hawken Jack Searle is an American widower, bringing up his two stepdaughters in a border town. Marina, the elder sister, persuades him to let her go to a concert with her cousin in Nuevo Laredo—a dangerous city devastated by violence and corruption. They never come back. Missing is a tough, terrifying thriller depicting one man’s fight to rescue two young girls from the drug cartels in the lawless chaos of a Mexican border town. Sam Hawken is the author of Tequila Sunset and The Dead Women of Juarez, which were both nominated for Dagger awards. He lives near Washington DC. SERPENTS TAIL 9781846689420 $19.99 pb CRIME FICTION THE LAST ILLUSION Porochista Khakpour In a rural Iranian village, Zal has spent a decade locked in a birdcage by his demented mother. Freed and adopted by a behavioural analyst, Zal awakens in New York to the possibility of a future. But as the city begins hurtling toward 9/11, he finds himself in a cast of fellow outsiders. Like the rest of New York, he is on a collision course with devastation. The Last Illusion is a bold, fabulist coming-of-age novel reflecting the legend from the medieval Persian epic The Shahnameh. Porochista Khakpour is the acclaimed author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects. She lives in New York. BLOOMSBURY 9781408858585 $29.99 pb FICTION 9 THE SPY CATCHERS The official history of ASIO, 1949–1963 David Horner A revealing and authoritative account of the early years of Australia’s national security intelligence service For the first time, ASIO has opened its archives to an independent historian. With unfettered access to its records, David Horner tells the real story of Australia’s domestic intelligence organisation, from shaky beginnings to the expulsion of Ivan Skripov in 1963. From the start, ASIO’s mission was to catch spies. In the late 1940s, the top secret Venona program revealed details of a Soviet spy ring in Australia, supported by leading Australian communists. David Horner outlines the tactics ASIO used in counter-espionage, from embassy bugging to surveillance of local suspects. His research sheds new light on the Petrov Affair, and details incidents and activities which have never been revealed before. This first of three groundbreaking volumes overturns many myths about ASIO. It provides new information about Eastern Bloc spies and ASIO’s long investigations into the Communist Party of Australia, throws fresh light on key incidents and relationships between Australia, the US and the UK, and offers new insights into broader Australian politics and society in the fraught years of the Cold War. David Horner AM is Professor of Australian Defence History in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, and is the author or editor of 32 books on military command, operations, defence policy and intelligence. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319666 $59.99 hb 10 HISTORY WALKING FREE Dr Munjed Al Muderis The timely and extraordinary story of a young Iraqi refugee’s experience of the Australian refugee system, and his journey to become one of our leading surgeons The extraordinary true story of a young man who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre and went on to become a pioneering surgeon. Dr Munjed Al Muderis was born in Iraq and grew up during Saddam Hussein’s reign. He went to school with Saddam’s sons and later trained to be a doctor as the war was beginning. While working at Baghdad Hospital, the army requested that he remove the ears of deserters. In refusing to go against the medical code of conduct he placed his own life in danger, leaving him with no choice but to flee that very day to Kuala Lumpur. It was there he met the people smugglers who would finally deliver him to Australia. Having gone through the refugee system, been in solitary confinement and been repeatedly brutalised for standing up for himself within that system, Munjed was finally free to start a new life. But his qualifications held no power in this country, so he started from scratch to work his way back up the medical ladder. Now, fifteen years later, Munjed is at the forefront of orthopaedic medicine as he pioneers a new form of prosthesis to, ironically, transform the lives of soldiers mutilated in the Iraq war. This is an extraordinary story of growing up in Iraq and experiencing its descent from cradle of civilisation to war-torn land. It is also an inspiring tale of escaping, against all odds, to find a new country in which to start over. Dr Munjed Al Muderis is one of only five surgeons in the world performing oseointegration, a radical new treatment for those who have lost limbs. He lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760110727 $32.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY 11 DOG EAT DOG A story of survival, struggle and triumph by the man who put AC/DC on the world stage Michael Browning The man who helped launch Australia’s two biggest-ever bands to world domination … and survived to tell the story Michael Browning progressed from being a young Melbourne street kid with an uncanny ear for music, to running venues and an agency business during the heyday of Aussie rock. In 1974, he spotted AC/DC at one of his clubs. They were raw and rough but Michael knew they had something. Within a week he signed them to a management contract and embarked on a shared journey to international prominence. Then in the 1980s, Michael signed an up-and-coming band named INXS to his label Deluxe Records and also set them on course to superstardom. Later he achieved great success with the band Noiseworks—whose singer Jon Stevens would one day replace Michael Hutchence in INXS. This is the story of one of the true believers of the local music industry, and an insider’s look into Australia’s most successful bands. Michael Browning is a music promoter, agent and manager. He lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111915 $32.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY A LITTLE HISTORY A LITTLE HISTORY Photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts, 1981–2013 Bleddyn Butcher Nick Cave & cohorts, 1981–2013 B L E D DY N B U T C H E R A LITTLE HISTORY Nick Cave & cohorts, 1981–2013 B L E D DY N B U T C H E R WHEN BLEDDYN BUTCHER first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. A stunning record of the amazing career of one of the world’s coolest musicians, by one of the rock world’s most brilliant photographers He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave’s creative career from the apoplectic extravagance of The Birthday Party to the calmer disquiet of 2013’s Push The Sky Away via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the When Bleddyn Butcher first saw The Birthday Party play, back in 1981, he was astonished. And then enthralled. He set about trying to catch their lightning in his Nikon F2AS. That quixotic impulse became a lifelong quest. A little history got made on the way. Collected here for the first time are the fruits of his labour. A Little History is an extraordinary document, tracking Nick Cave’s creative career via snapshots, spotlit visions and sumptuous, theatrical portraits. It mixes the candid and uncanny, the spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave’s baddest lieutenants, men for the most part who long since burned their own bridges down. Butcher’s Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave’s glorious, sprawling story: it’s a splendid testament to two brilliant careers. spontaneous and the patiently staged, and includes eyeball encounters with Cave’s baddest lieutenants, men for the most part who long since burned their own bridges down. Butcher’s Nikonic eye defines moment after arresting moment in Cave’s glorious, sprawling story: it’s a splendid testament to two brilliant careers. Bleddyn Butcher is a celebrated rock photographer whose work has appeared in many leading music journals and in the permanent collection at Australia’s National Portrait Gallery. He lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760110680 $49.99 hb 12 6/05/2014 5:01 pm MUSIC DANCING WITH A COCAINE COWBOY Love and life with a Colombian drug trafficker Robyn Windshuttle How a beautiful Australian showgirl became entangled in a European cocaine ring that changed her life forever This is the extraordinary story of a free-spirited girl from Sydney’s northern beaches who was catapulted into the middle of a European cocaine ring on her first day in Paris. A dancer with the Moulin Rouge, her life changed irrevocably the moment she met Daniel, a handsome and charismatic Colombian. Drawn together by an irresistible chemistry, a trusting and naive Robyn takes Daniel at his word. But he is not, as first thought, a photographer for the Nikon Gallery. While living an exotic and exciting life in Paris, partying with the beau monde, Robyn is unwittingly drawn in to the cut-throat dealings of Daniel’s Colombian drug syndicate. Her innocence is shattered, and out of the uncertainty, violence and drama of this world, she finds strength to reclaim her own life and that of their son. Robyn Windshuttle danced with both the Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse. She now lives in Australia. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111427 $32.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY A FIG AT THE GATE Kate Llewellyn A deeply satisfying diary about establishing and nourishing a new garden and a new life, enriched by the knowledge of many years Following the joyful trial-and-error crafting of her gardens in the Blue Mountains and north of Wollongong in NSW, Kate Llewellyn buys a house in Adelaide, hoping to reconnect with old friends and family. In her bare backyard, Kate creates what is mainly a food garden, beautiful and nurturing, where there was none. Her joy and solace in eating what she grows, keeping chickens and ducks, and in the fruiting of her trees is a major focus of the meaning of her life. Weather, birds and learning new skills delight and enrich her. But Kate also writes of relishing old friends, making new ones, long companionable beach walks, old recipes, food and wine, and family. Woven with a wicked sense of humour, honesty and gentle ruminations on ageing, renewal, growth and decay, Kate shares generously the beauties and frailties of the human condition. Kate Llewellyn is a distinguished Australian poet and the bestselling author of nineteen books, including The Waterlily and Playing with Water. She lives in Adelaide. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760110888 $27.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY 13 AN OUTBACK NURSE How a city girl became an Outback Nurse, found love and had her life changed forever Thea Hayes A nostalgic memoir of an extraordinary woman Thea Hayes left her Sydney city life behind in 1959 when she took her first job as a newly qualified nurse at Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory. Little did Thea know that she was about to find herself living among a large aboriginal community on a vast station. This is the inspiring story of how she took on the job, met the love of her life and became part of the historical Wave Hill Station walk out. In the tradition of books like An Outback Life and In Stockmen’s Footsteps, it is a wonderful tale of a strong woman living and working in remote and difficult circumstances. Thea Hayes is a qualified former nurse. She lives in the Riverina, NSW. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111328 $32.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY FORENSICS An anatomy of crime Val McDermid A bestselling crime writer picks up her scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine—from the crime scene to the courtroom The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died— and who killed them. Forensic scientists can use a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair to unlock the secrets of the past and allow justice to be done. Drawing on interviews with top-level professionals, Forensics delves into the questions and mysteries that surround this fascinating science. How is evidence collected from a brutal crime scene? What happens at an autopsy? What techniques, from blood spatter and DNA analysis to entomology, do such experts use? Looking at famous murder cases, as well as investigations into the living, it lays bare the secrets of forensics from the courts of seventeenth-century Europe through Jack the Ripper, to the cutting-edge science of the modern day. Val McDermid has published twenty-eight crime novels, which have sold millions of copies worldwide, been translated into sixteen languages and won multiple awards. She lives in Scotland. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781251690 $32.99 pb 14 TRUE CRIME BEING MORTAL Atul Gawande A revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine The outcome of living is inevitably death. But why do we spend so little time preparing for it? Being Mortal confronts the realities of ageing and dying, and emerges with a story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound: What happens to people’s teeth as they get old? Did human beings really commit senecide, the sacrifice of the elderly? How should someone give another person the news that they will die? This is a story told only as Atul Gawande can—penetrating people’s lives and also the systems that have evolved to govern our mortality; systems that fail to serve people’s needs and priorities beyond mere survival. And the consequences are devastating lives, families and even whole economies. But, as he reveals in this engrossing tale of science, history and remarkable characters, it doesn’t have to be this way. Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, public health researcher and author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto. He lives in New York. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253946 $27.99 pb POPULAR SCIENCE THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE BROWN LIFE LESSONS FROM LUCY THE PHILOSOPHY OF SNOOPY THE WISDOM OF WOODSTOCK A Peanuts Guide to Life Charles M. Schulz A brand new series of beautiful small-format themed gift books for all generations, featuring the much-loved Peanuts characters sharing their philosophy and outlook on life—in their own inimitable style. Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. PROFILE BOOKS 9781782113096 9781782113119 9781782111139 9781782113102 $14.99 hb GIFT BOOKS 15 CHILDHOOD OF AN IDIOT Dom Harvey ‘How I survived to tell the tale of my young years is a miracle—we had no seatbelts, no bike helmets, no sunscreen, we had trampolines with exposed springs, playgrounds with concrete floors and we shared bath water.’ This is the laugh-out-loud story of a life as a kid in 1980s New Zealand. It’s a book for anyone who has ever been told to stop crying or you will be given something to really cry about. Dom Harvey is the bestselling author of Bucket List of an Idiot and is part of New Zealand’s most popular breakfast radio team. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781877505430 $23.99 pb HUMOUR Header available BIRDS Jonathan Elphick Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds, through the age of exploration, to the present day. It contains an outstanding selection of images from the unrivalled collection of London’s Natural History Museum, some of which have never been reproduced before, and includes exquisitely crafted works from some of the most famous natural-history artists, interwoven with fascinating ornithological information. Jonathan Elphick is a writer, editor, consultant, lecturer and broadcaster specialising in ornithology. He lives in the UK. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760110109 $49.99 hb NATURAL HISTORY BRICK FLICKS 60 iconic movie scenes and posters to make from lego® t for the LEGO enthusiast and film ck Flicks contains more than 60 meticulously recreated scenes of ovies, from musical numbers and to romantic scenes and classic gns. The full-colour photography is d by commentary on the movies ep-by-step instructions for ects to build at home. BRICK FLICKS LICKS Warren Elsmore WARREN ELSMORE BRICK FlickS 60 iconic movie scenes and posters to make from lego® WARREN ELSMORE From Ghost Busters to The Godfather, and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz to Norman Bates in Psycho, here is a collection of the most iconic film moments and characters of all time, expertly built from LEGO. A perfect gift for the LEGO enthusiast and the film fan alike, Brick Flicks contains more than 100 entertaining recreations of favourite movies accompanied by commentary on how they were made, interesting facts about the movies themselves, and instructions on how to build them from your own LEGO collection. Warren Elsemore is the author of Brick City and Brick Wonders. He lives in Edinburgh. CROWS NEST 9781760110635 $24.99 pb 16 HOBBIES, QUIZZES & GAMES BELLES AND WHISTLES Five journeys through time on Britain’s trains Andrew Martin For those who wonder whatever happened to porters, dining cars, mellow lighting, timetables, luggage in advance and trunk murders, the answers are all here. Belles and Whistles recreates five famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern day equivalents. They add up to an idiosyncratic history of Britain’s railways, combining humour, historical anecdote, reportage from the present and romantic evocations of the past. Andrew Martin is a journalist and bestselling author of Underground, Overground. He lives in the UK. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781252123 $29.99 hb HISTORY THE SMALL BIG Steve J. Martin, Noah J. Goldstein, and Robert B. Cialdini The small BIG describes how, in today’s information-overloaded world, it is now the smallest changes that lead to the biggest differences in results. Offering deceptively simple suggestions and explaining the extensive scientific research behind them, it presents over fifty small changes, from little adjustments that make meetings more effective, to the costless alteration to correspondence that saved a government millions. The small BIG is full of surprising, powerful—and above all, tiny—changes that could mean the difference between failure and success. Martin, Goldstein and Cialdini are co-authors of the international bestseller Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781252741 $27.99 pb PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY From the French Revolution to the Present Francis Fukuyama The Origins of Political Order took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, the thread is picked up again in the second instalment of this definitive account of mankind’s emergence as a political animal. This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events, how the modern landscape evolved and how, in the United States and other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged. This magisterial account is required reading for anyone wishing to know more about mankind’s greatest achievements. Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building and After the Neocons. He lives in the USA. PROFILE BOOKS 9781846684364 $49.99 hb POLITICS 17 INSTRUMENTAL James Rhodes James Rhodes has had an astonishing life. This searingly honest narrative recalls his childhood abuse, ensuing addictions and nervous breakdown. But it also shows the beam of light piercing his darkness; James’ passion for classical music, which enabled him to become a renowned concert pianist. A passionate tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, Instrumental weaves in fascinating facts about how classical music works and the lives of the great composers. The result is a stunning, raw and inspirational memoir that will provoke, enlighten and inspire. James Rhodes is a professional and acclaimed concert pianist, writer and TV presenter. CANONGATE 9781782115342 $29.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1,411 QI FACTS TO KNOCK YOUR BLOCK OFF John Lloyd and John Mitchinson 1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year’s groaning sack of astonishment … Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can’t walk and breathe at the same time. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. Traffic lights existed before cars. The soil in your garden is 2 million years old. These are just some of the all-new mini-morsels of knowledge from the QI team that will astonish, delight and enlighten. John Lloyd is the creator of the TV comedies Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder. John Mitchinson is an author, publisher and writes a weekly QI newspaper column. They live in the UK. FABER 9780571317776 $22.99 hb HUMOUR THE HOLLOW CROWN The Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors Dan Jones The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, to Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was hacked down, this is the real story behind the War of the Roses. Dan Jones is an acclaimed historian, award-winning journalist and author of The Plantagenets. He lives in London. FABER 9780571288076 $39.99 hb 18 HISTORY BEETHOVEN Anguish and triumph Jan Swafford This magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. It brings the man, not the myth, vibrantly to life. More than a decade in the making, Beethoven offers insightful readings of his key works and will be the standard Beethoven biography for years to come. Jan Swafford is a broadcaster, composer and award-winning biographer of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms. He lives in Massachusetts, USA. FABER 9780571312559 $59.99 hb BIOGRAPHY VICTORIA A.N. Wilson When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. A.N. Wilson’s far-reaching, exhaustively researched and definitive biography explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria’s coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage, Prince Albert’s pivotal influence, her widowhood and her intimate friendship with John Brown. It is a sweeping and majestic portrait of a monarch whose name defines a golden era in British history, and whose reign marks the dawn of the first truly global age. A.N. Wilson is a prolific and award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. He lives in North London. ATLANTIC 9781848879560 $49.99 hb BIOGRAPHY SCREAM Jonathan Rendall Boxer Mike Tyson grew up in almost indescribable poverty, and discovered he had extraordinary physical power when incarcerated at the age of ten. Originally announced for publication in 2007, Scream presents an oral history of Tyson’s life, built around statements from those who knew him intimately from the beginning. First-hand reports are interspersed with Rendall’s atmospheric prose, which is immersed in the vernacular of the boxing ring. This compelling short biography chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most controversial figures in world sport. Jonathan Rendall (1964–2013) was a sports writer and award-winning author of This Bloody Mary is the Last Thing I Own and Twelve Grand. FABER 9781780722214 $29.99 hb BIOGRAPHY 19 THE MAKING OF HOME Judith Flanders The Making of Home traces the evolution of the house from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century across Northern Europe and America, and shows how the ‘homes’ we know today bear only a faint resemblance to ‘homes’ throughout history. Along the way, it investigates the development of ordinary household items from cutlery and chairs to curtains, while also dismantling many domestic myths. Judith Flanders is the bestselling author of The Victorian City and The Victorian House. She lives in London. ATLANTIC 9781848877986 $49.99 hb HISTORY 33 ARTISTS IN 3 ACTS Sarah Thornton 33 Artists in 3 Acts compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question: what is an artist? It draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world’s most important artists, to ask what it means to be making artworks in different parts of the Original Section world today. A generational touchstone, a powerful triptych and a gripping anti-monograph about truth, integrity, credibility and Religion recognition, this masterful act of storytelling will also delight any reader seeking to understand creative lives. Sarah Thornton is the author of the international hit Seven Days in the Art World. She lives in London. C. S. Lewis A Grief Observed A New Edition GRANTA 9781847089052 $32.99 pb THE ARTS l Hansen Disobeying Hitler DISOBEYING HITLER Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and a Chair in Politics at the University of Toronto. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Nuffield College, a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, and a Tutorial Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, where he ran the PPE school. He has held visiting fellowships at UCLA, the Institute for Political Science (Sciences Po), Paris, the Humboldt University, Berlin and Trinity College, Dublin. His last book, The Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-5 was published in 2008 to great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. He has given public lectures throughout Europe and North America, and regularly speaks on local, national and international radio. Allies closed in on ssued orders for most gratuitous truction of ry and even entire zis, German army ians obeyed him and awful end. A few ok tells their stories. German resistance in the last year of WWII Randall Hansen 20 C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. In the last months of the war, Hitler ordered the poisoning, blocking and wrecking of all ports across Europe; the destruction of all industries, railroads, bridges, archives and museums in Europe; and the destruction of the most beautiful city in the world: Paris. Thanks to the determination and bravery of a few, Hitler’s orders were often disobeyed. This is the true story of how and why key figures in the German military ignored Hitler’s demands, and the profound and lasting effect that resulted for the war and its aftermath. hs of the war, Hitler oning, blocking and ports across Europe; of all industries, and museums in destruction of the ity in the world: a determined and ncluding those who ives, Hitler’s orders eyed. The result was lasting effect on the math. g and gripping Hansen explores y phenomenon of d its consequences: single-handedly ruction of all zed life? Did the russian General total devastation? In April 1956, C. S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. To defend himself against the loss of belief in God, Lewis wrote this journal, an eloquent statement of rediscovered faith. In it he freely confesses his doubts, his rage and his awareness of human frailty. In it he finds again the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition will include the original text of A Grief Observed well as specially commissioned Randall Hansen is the asacclaimed author of The Fire and Fury. He divides his time between Toronto and Berlin. 21/08/2014 978 0 571 28451 1 400pp Hardback £20.00 UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada _ _ responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers. FABER 9780571284511 $45.00 Confirmed hb contributors HISTORY so far include: Hilary Mantel, Rowan Williams, Francis Spufford, Jenna Bailey and Douglas Gresham and Maureen Freely. 07/08/2014 978 0 571 31087 6 160pp Paperback £9.99 UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada _ HISTORIC HESTON Heston Blumenthal Historic Heston sees the cutting-edge chef chart a quest for identity through the best of British cooking, from medieval to lateVictorian recipes. It provides a sublime twenty-first-century take on delicacies such as meat fruit, quaking pudding and mock turtle soup, examining the history behind each one’s invention and the science that makes them work. Putting these dishes in their social context, he follows obscure culinary trails, ferreting out curious sources and creating an idiosyncratic culinary history of Britain. Heston Blumenthal OBE won the coveted three Michelin stars for his restaurant The Fat Duck, which has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World. He lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408857571 $79.99 hb FOOD & DRINK KIDNAP IN CRETE The abduction of a Nazi general Rick Stroud This is the real story behind one of the most daring Allied exploits of WWII, showing how a small SOE unit kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. From the adrenaline rush of the kidnapping and resulting pursuit across the mountains, to the help provided by the Cretan partisans and people, Kidnap in Crete explains the overall context of Crete’s role in WWII and reveals the devastating consequences of this mission for all. Rick Stroud is the author of The Phantom Army of Alamein and The Book of the Moon. He lives in London. BLOOMSBURY 9781408851753 $32.99 hb HISTORY NARCOLAND The Mexican drug laws and their godfathers Anabel Hernandez The product of five years of investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign bodyguards to its author, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. The definitive history and anatomy of the drug cartels and the ‘war on drugs’ that has cost more than 50,000 lives in just five years, the book explains in riveting detail just how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. Anabel Hernández is an award-winning Mexican journalist known for her investigative works on slave labour, sexual exploitation, political corruption and drug cartels. VERSO 9781781682968 $22.99 pb POLITICS 21 80 CAKES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Claire Clark Six continents, fifty-one countries, eighty cakes. Cake, in all its multifarious incarnations, is adored the world over. Top pastry chef Claire Clark explores six continents of cake culture in this treasury of adventurous baked delights. Discover the cakes most loved around the world and make the best versions of them in your own home. These favourites are finessed to perfection and each given an inimitable twist. An inspiring and diverse range of indulgent cakes for every home baker to enjoy! Claire Clark is regarded as one of the top three pastry chefs in the world. She lives in California. BLOOMSBURY 9781472907424 $39.99 hb FOOD & DRINK THE BIBA YEARS: 1963–1975 Barbara Hulanicki and Martin Pel This book tells the story of the Biba years, from the first ensembles, through the iconic London shops, to the eventual flourishing of a lifestyle brand that revolutionized British retail and fashion culture. Featuring a wealth of previously unpublished material, including early fashion illustrations and full-colour facsimiles of the luxurious catalogues, it investigates the innovative ethos of the company whose extensive impact on the fashion industry can still be felt today. Barbara Hulanicki OBE, co-founder of Biba, is a photographer, illustrator and designer. Martin Pel was the curator of the Biba and Beyond exhibition. BLOOMSBURY 9781851777990 $69.99 hb THE ARTS HORST: PHOTOGRAPHER OF STYLE Susanna Brown Horst P. Horst crafted some of fashion’s most iconic images, with equal admiration for the physical ideals of classical sculpture and the surrealism of Salvador Dali. The first major book to celebrate the legendary fashion photographer, this richly illustrated survey spans fashion, nudes, portraiture, interiors and art, and traces a career remarkable for its range, daring and depth. Susanna Brown is Curator of Photographs at the V&A. She lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781851778010 $79.99 hb 22x THE ARTS ICONIC DESIGNS 50 stories about 50 things Edited by Grace Lees-Maffei By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this fascinating and detailed analysis of the world’s most famous designs and brands explores what it really takes to be iconic in today’s culture, and how that aids our understanding of design. Grace Lees-Maffei is a leading design scholar and co-editor of The Design History Reader and Made in Italy. She lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9780857853523 $50.00 pb THE ARTS TACKLING RUGBY What every parent should know Alyson M. Pollock Every week, young children are hospitalised on the rugby playing fields. Yet the subject is rarely investigated, nor is there any concerted attempt to work out how to make sport safer. Using meticulous research, the book sets out the true risks associated with the sport, raising uncomfortable questions for politicians and educational authorities. Would parents be so willing to let their children play rugby if they knew the average risk of serious injury over a season is nearly one in six? Allyson M. Pollock is Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at the University of London. BLOOMSBURY 9781781686027 $21.99 pb SPORT THE GRAPHIC ART OF THE UNDERGROUND A countercultural history Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince Showcasing the visual art and design emanating from Western pop culture’s iconoclastic, underground youth movements since the 1950s, this countercultural history presents a visually stunning collection of provocative graphics in one volume for the first time. It also includes interviews with high-profile artists such as Jamie Reid and Martin Sharp, and an entertaining and informative exposition of the links between the various movements and how they challenged the perceived social and cultural complacency of the establishment. Suzy Prince is as a freelance journalist, lecturer and former editor of Nude magazine. Ian Lowey is a freelance writer, journalist and former co-publisher and designer of Nude magazine. BLOOMSBURY 9780857858184 $59.99 hb THE ARTS 23x BREAKING NEWS BROKEN NATION Paul Barry Joan Beaumont The decline of the Murdoch Empire, and who will take over when Rupert dies. The Australian experience of war from the homefront and the battlefront—widely reviewed as one of the best books published for the centenary of WWI. Sex, lies and the Murdoch succession ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112165 $32.99 Australians in the Great War NEW IN PAPERBACK ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111304 $35.00 LEADERSHIP TRANSFORMED How ordinary managers become extraordinary leaders Dr Peter Fuda Seven stories for leadership transformation from the internationally-renowned, Australian leadership expert. THE ELEMENTS OF ELOQUENCE How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase Mark Forsyth A characteristically witty, delightfully obscure and annoyingly erudite exploration of literary style from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon. ICON 9781848317338 $19.99 PROFILE BOOKS 9781781251256 $22.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK NEW IN PAPERBACK SURREAL THINGS DRUNK TANK PINK Surrealism and design The subconscious forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave Ghislaine Wood A lavishly illustrated book which traces Surrealism’s journey from radical avant-garde art movement to cultural phenomenon. BLOOMSBURY 9781851775019 $49.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK Adam Alter A brilliant study of the strange recesses of our minds and the hidden forces that shape our every thought, feeling and behaviour—without us ever realising. BLOOMSBURY 9781780745831 $19.99 22 NEW IN PAPERBACK NEW IN PAPERBACK ALISON LESTER Alison Lester goes to the beach My Farm goes to the beach ics. The delightful Noni is back in a follow-up to the hugely successful preschool picture book Noni the Pony is friendly and funny. She loves going down to the beach when it’s sunny. With her two very best friends Dave Dog and Coco the Cat, and even the cows from next door, it’s going to be a wonderful day. Come to the beach with the nicest pony you could ever meet in this purely delightful rhyming story by a much-loved author. For ages 1–4. the ren and NONI THE PONY GOES TO THE BEACH AL ISON LEST ER Alison Lester is the very popular creator of bestselling books including Imagine, Magic Beach, My Farm and Noni the Pony. In 2012, she was named as one of Australia’s first Children’s Book Laureates. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743311141 $24.99 hb CHILDREN Cutout available COOPER BARTHOLOMEW IS DEAD Rebecca James A compulsive psychological thriller—the must-read YA drama for this year Cooper Bartholomew is dead. Suicide. That’s the official finding, that’s what everyone believes. Cooper’s girlfriend, Libby, has her doubts. They’d been happy, in love. Why would he take his own life? As Libby starts asking questions and probing more deeply into what really happened the day Cooper died, she and her friends unravel a web of secrets and betrayals that refuse to stay hidden. Will the truth set them all free? A gripping new novel which will be devoured by both teen and adult readers. Rebecca James is the author of the international publishing sensations Beautiful Malice and Sweet Damage. She lives in Canberra. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319239 $19.99 pb YOUNG ADULT Poster available 23 PANDORA JONES: DECEPTION Barry Jonsberg The electrifying, action-packed second adventure in the thrilling series Pandora and her team are already two members down. The survival of humanity in the post-plague world depends on them. But Pan is still struggling to distinguish between her dreams and reality. When she wakes in the Infirmary, her mind replays the sight of Nate running along the shoreline and the way his body froze after he was shot. But her memories hold more questions than answers, and she doesn’t know who to trust. When she forms an unlikely alliance with Jen to try to make sense of everyone’s hauntingly similar memories, she finds herself with unexpected enemies. Pan and Jen are determined to seek the truth—no matter what rules they must break or how terrible the danger they face. But can they even trust each other? For ages 14+. Barry Jonsberg is the award-winning author of The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull, It’s Not All About YOU, Calma!, Dreamrider, Being Here and My Life as an Alphabet. He lives in Darwin. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318126 $17.99 pb YOUNG ADULT Shelftalker available SACRIFICE: ELEMENTALS 5 Brigid Kemmerer After the cliffhanger of Book 4 comes the stunning conclusion to the spellbinding series Earth. Fire. Air. Water. One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time. Michael Merrick understands pressure. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it in for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way. His girlfriend, Hannah, understands pressure too. She’s got a child of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could put her life in danger at any moment. But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s ‘bad luck’. Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war. Everything is set for the final showdown. Four elements, one family. Will they hold together, or be torn apart? For ages 13+. Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the other titles in the Elementals series: Storm, Spark, Spirit and Secret. She lives in Pasadena, USA. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318621 $14.99 pb 24 YOUNG ADULT Dumpbin available THE CLEO STORIES: THE NECKLACE AND THE PRESENT Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood 211 The Necklace and The Present Cleo desperately wants a necklace. Her parents say special presents are only for birthdays but Cleo doesn’t want to wait. It’s her mum’s birthday and Cleo doesn’t know what to give her … until she has the best idea of all! Warm and irresistible, this delightful book of stories shows how a little girl with a big imagination can always find a way to have fun. For ages 4–7. The Necklace and Gleeson The Present Blackwood Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood are children’s book legends who have previously collaborated on a number of award-winning picture books, including Amy and Louis and Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House. Libby Gleeson Freya Blackwood ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743315279 $16.99 hb CHILDREN Bookmarks available THE WOMBATS AT THE ZOO Roland Harvey Our favourite group of kids and their two teachers are off to the zoo for a memorable time … but by the end of the day, the Wombats don’t want to leave. Can you help Ms Annabel and Mrs Nott find out where they all went? Another hilarious story full of zany and detailed illustrations. For ages 6–9. Roland Harvey is one of Australia’s best-loved illustrators whose books include The Wombats Go on Camp, At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, To the Top End and On the Farm. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319048 $24.99 hb Come Count with Me! Marika Wilson CHILDREN Poster available COME COUNT WITH ME Marika Wilson Nana! Nana! Come count with me. I can count … Look! Look! 1, 2 and 3. Well, little chicky, Now let me try … Featuring a warm and loving relationship between a little chick and her grandma, this joyful book is great to read aloud, and makes learning to count fun for all ages. For ages 0–5. Marika Wilson is an Adelaide based author and illustrator. This book was produced through the Emerging Indigenous Picture Book Mentoring Project, a joint initiative between The Little Big Book Club and Allen & Unwin, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743313435 $19.99 hb CHILDREN 25 THE ROYAL BABYSITTERS Clementine Beauvais Anna and Holly have spotted an advert for the intergalactic holiday of a lifetime. But how will they get enough money to go? Simple: they’ll become royal babysitters. Unfortunately, the girls are in for a shock. Once King Steve and Queen Sheila have left, the country’s archenemy decides to stage an invasion. Will the girls be able to keep their royal charges safe and still go on their holiday? Silly jokes and mad-cap adventures are the order of the day in this very funny series for ages 7–11. Clementine Beauvais the author of the Sesame Seade Mysteries. She lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408850770 $12.99 pb CHILDREN PLAYBOOK CASTLE Corina Fletcher and Britta Teckentrup Share this bright and colourful pop-up book story, and then just unfold to transform it into a sturdy 3D play-mat: a medieval world with stand-up card knights, princesses and animals for jousting joy! This portable, fun novelty package is vibrant and sturdy, and will provide hours of play before being stored safely away in its own carry case—making it perfect for journeys, play-dates and home-time too. Corina Fletcher is an award-winning designer who specialises in pop-up books and paper engineering. Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning illustrator, author and fine artist. NOSY CROW 9780857633217 $24.99 box CHILDREN THE GRAVEYARD BOOK GRAPHIC NOVEL, PARTS 1 & 2 Neil Gaiman The glorious two-volume, four-colour graphic novel adaptation of the #1 New York Times–bestselling, Carnegie and Newbery Medal–winning, adventure story about a boy raised by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres of a local graveyard. Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists. For ages 14+. Neil Gaiman is also the multi-award-winning and bestselling author of Coraline and Stardust, both of which are major motion films. He lives in the USA. BLOOMSBURY 9780747594802 $16.99 pb BLOOMSBURY 9781408859001 $16.99 pb 26 YOUNG ADULT Available August YOUNG ADULT DRAGON JELLY Claire Freedman, illustrated by Sue Hendra Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruit bat drool paddling pool! Then it’s tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly! Kids will laugh out loud at Max’s monstrously gloopy, gunky follow-up to Spider Sandwiches. Claire Freedman is the internationally bestselling author of the Aliens Love Underpants series and Barry the Fish with Fingers. Sue Hendra is the creator of several bestselling picture books including Wanda and the Alien, which is being made into an animated TV series. They live in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408838846 $15.99 pb CHILDREN AMELIE AND NANETTE: SNOW FLAKES AND FAIRY WISHES Sophie Tilley Christmas is coming, and best friends Amelie and Nanette are busy making their fairy costumes for the party at school. There are cakes to bake and paper chains to make too. But on the day of the party, poor Nanette starts to shiver and sneeze, and has to stay at home! An enchanting festive story about the best Christmas gift of all—friendship! Featuring two very special girls and irresistible ‘French-chic’ style artwork. For ages 3–6. Sophie Tilley is an illustrator, designer and author of Amelie and Nanette: Sparkly Shoes and Picnic Parties and the bestselling Princess Evie’s Ponies series. She lives in Wales. BLOOMSBURY 9781408836644 $22.99 hb CHILDREN WHISPER THE DEAD: THE LOVEGROVE LEGACY 2 Alyxandra Harvey As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the whispers of other witches’ spells, which makes it difficult to use her gift. But when something evil begins to menace Mayfair, Gretchen must find a way to master her power. Along with her cousins, a madcap named Moira, and the icy yet irresistible Tobias Lawless, Gretchen faces deadly threats and unimaginable loss in the hopes of preventing the terrible Greymalkin Sisters from rising again. This second book in The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy will leave readers spellbound. For ages 12+. Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet, the Drake Chronicles series and the first book in the Lovegrove Legacy, A Breath of Frost. She lives in Ontario, Canada. BLOOMSBURY 9781408854839 $12.99 pb YOUNG ADULT 27 Coming in November 2014 • Michael Connelly • Michelle de Kretser • Fiona Higgins • Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum • Allan Border • Thomas Keneally • Russell Brand PUBLICITY ENQUIRIES CUSTOMER SERVICE Email: [email protected] Ph: (02) 8425 0100 Web: www.allenandunwin.com/mediacentre United Book Distributors, 30 Centre Road, Scoresby VIC 3179 • Ph: (03) 9811 2555 Free Call: 1800 33 88 36 Fax: (03) 9811 2405 Email: [email protected] PUBLICITY ENQUIRIES for BLOOMSBURY, A&C BLACK, V&A and DUCKWORTH Email: [email protected] Children’s titles Email: [email protected] A&U HEAD OFFICE BOOKSELLER ENQUIRIES Please note: All prices are recommended unless otherwise indicated. Publication month and prices are subject to change without notice. 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