ALLEN&UNWIN MARCH 2015 new books new zealand Kazuo Ishiguro• Charity Norman • Peter Corris • Anne Crawford • Rebecca Starford THE BURIED GIANT Kazuo Ishiguro A major international publishing event: an extraordinary new novel from the Man Booker Prize–winning author of the international bestseller Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day ‘You’ve long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it’s time now to think on it anew. There’s a journey we must go on, and no more delay . . .’ The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in nearly a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge, and war. Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of seven previous books, which have won him wide renown and numerous honours. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have more than one million copies in print and were adapted into highly acclaimed films. He lives in London. FABER 9780571315048 $36.99 pb 2 FICTION THE SECRET LIFE OF LUKE LIVINGSTONE Charity Norman What do you do when you find that your husband, your father, your son, is not who you thought? Luke Livingstone is a lucky man. He’s a respected solicitor, a father and grandfather, a pillar of the community. He has a loving wife in Eilish, children who adore him and an idyllic home in the Oxfordshire countryside. Yet Luke is struggling with an unbearable secret, and it’s threatening to destroy him. All his life, Luke has hidden the truth about himself. A truth so fundamental that it will shatter his family, rock his community and leave him an outcast. Luke has nowhere left to run. He must either end his life, or become the woman he knows himself to be—whatever the cost. His family is tested to its limits as each is forced to consider what makes a person essentially themselves. A beautifully written, sensitive and witty novel of a family in utter chaos. Charity Norman is the author of Freeing Grace, Second Chances, After the Fall and The Son-in-Law. She lives in New Zealand. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318386 $36.99 pb FICTION 3 WE ARE PIRATES Daniel Handler The mega-bestselling author (aka Lemony Snicket) gives us his most ambitious novel yet: a dark, rollicking, stunningly entertaining human comedy Phil is a husband, a father and a struggling radio producer. But he’d like to be a rebel and a fortune hunter. Gwen is his daughter. She’s fourteen and a student. But she’d like to be an adventurer and an outlaw. Phil teams up with his young, attractive assistant. They head for the open road, attending a conference to seal a deal. Gwen teams up with some restless souls. They head for the open sea, stealing a boat to hunt for treasure. We Are Pirates is a novel about our desperate searches for happiness and freedom, about our wild journeys beyond the boundaries of our ordinary lives. It’s also about a teenage girl who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay while her hapless father tries to get her home. Daniel Handler, as Lemony Snicket, is responsible for many books for children, including the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events. He lives in San Francisco. BLOOMSBURY 9781408821459 $36.99 pb FICTION THE IRON NECKLACE Giles Waterfield A remarkable evocation of a family redefined by war amid all of its political, social and economic chaos The wedding of Thomas, an idealistic German architect, and Irene, an English artist, brings together the Curtius and Benson families. But their peace is soon shattered by the outbreak of war in Europe. While Irene struggles to survive in a country where she is the enemy, her sister Sophia faces the war as a nurse on the Western Front. For their brother Mark, diplomatic service sees him moving between London, Washington and Copenhagen, all the while struggling to confront his own identity. Against a backdrop of war and its aftermath, relationships are tested, sacrifices are made and Irene and her siblings strive to find their place in an evolving world. Giles Waterfield is the prize-winning author of The Long Afternoon and an independent curator. He lives in London. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111489 $36.99 pb 4 FICTION GUN CONTROL Peter Corris Cliff Hardy returns in his 40th case, playing a cool hand as a decades-old crime resurfaces and old scores are settled Is Sydney gun city? It certainly seems so when Cliff Hardy is hired by entrepreneur and one-time pistol shooting champion Timothy Greenhall to investigate the violent death of his troubled son. Soon Hardy is pitched into a world of crooked cops—former members of the Gun Control Unit—outlaw bikies, and honest police trying to quietly clean the stables. Two more murders raise the stakes and relationships are stretched to breaking point. Hardy hooks up with a determined policewoman and forms an unlikely alliance with a charismatic bikie chief. Uncovering the tangled conspiracy behind the murders takes Hardy to the Blue Mountains and Camden, to plush legal chambers and a confrontation in an inner-west parkland . . . all against the roar of 750cc engines. Peter Corris has been writing his bestselling Cliff Hardy detective stories for over thirty years. He lives in Australia. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112066 $36.99 pb CRIME FICTION Dumper, header, poster and crossword available NOT QUITE NICE Celia Imrie A charmingly funny debut novel about the joys and challenges of retiring abroad, from a star of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Forced into early retirement and fed up with babysitting her demanding daughter’s bratty children, 59 year-old Theresa is desperate for a change. Impulsively, she makes the life-affirming move from Highgate to a picture-perfect town outside Nice—home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of foreigners with plenty of expats among them. There’s the infinitely glamorous American heiress and her doting husband; the erstwhile British TV star; the ferocious businesswoman and her wayward Australian poet husband. And then of course there’s the suave and charming Brian, who catches Theresa’s eye. Brimming with a host of charming characters and narrated with effortless humour, Not Quite Nice is a story of secrets, friendships and a lesson that it’s never too late to have a new beginning. Celia Imrie is an actress best known for her fun-loving roles in films such as Bridget Jones’ Diary and Calendar Girls, and is the author of The Happy Hoofer. She lives in the Isle of Wight and Nice. BLOOMSBURY 9781408860298 $34.99 pb FICTION 5 THE EXIT Helen FitzGerald Twenty-three-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but after her mother puts her foot down, she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home. One of the residents, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced something sinister is going on in Room Seven and her life is under threat. But Rose has dementia—so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway? As Catherine starts investigating, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what’s really going on before it’s too late? Helen FitzGerald is the acclaimed author of Dead Lovely, My Last Confession and The Cry. An Australian, she now lives in Glasgow. FABER 9780571323715 $29.99 pb FICTION BEFORE, DURING, AFTER Richard Bausch When Natasha, a congressional aide, meets Michael, a priest struggling with his faith, their love blossoms. A month before their wedding, he is in New York as the 9/11 terrorist attacks shatter the nation’s innocence. Vacationing in Jamaica, she endures a private trauma of her own. A few days later, they are reunited, but the horror of that day creates a schism in their relationship, between the ‘before’ and ‘after’. This gorgeously rendered, emotionally devastating novel accounts the complexities of trauma and how we respond to it, in public and in private. Richard Bausch is the prize-winning and world-renowned author of twelve novels and eight volumes of short stories. He lives in California. ATLANTIC 9781782393955 $35.00 pb FICTION MELNITZ Charles Lewinsky In the tradition of the great family romances of the nineteenth century, Melnitz is the internationally bestselling saga of the SwissJewish Meijer family, spanning five generations from the Franco-Prussian War to World War II. It is a novel of fate, fortune and great falls; a homage to the sunken world of yiddish culture and a celebration of the enduring spirit of biting Jewish humour. Charles Lewinsky is the award-winning author of St. John’s and Gerron. He lives in Zurich and the French Vereux. ATLANTIC 9781848877665 $39.99 pb 6 FICTION FISHBOWL Matthew Glass When you’re the next big thing in Silicon Valley, the whole world is watching. As a gifted student, Andrei Koss hit upon an idea that would revolutionise social networking. He is now the 21-year-old CEO of a multi-billion-dollar empire. His creation reaches into every corner of the planet. But its immense power has many uses, and some will stop at nothing to get a piece of it. A gripping techno-thriller that questions who controls the internet and how much the internet controls us. Matthew Glass remains anonymous. The author of two critically acclaimed novels, Ultimatum and End Game, he is believed to live somewhere in the UK. CORVUS 9781782392613 $36.99 pb FICTION NOTHING SACRED David Thorne A mother’s nightmare: her children taken from her because of unexplained injuries all over their bodies. Who will believe her story? When lawyer Daniel Connell is begged for help by his trouble-making old flame Victoria, he can see she is terrified. As he enters Vick’s life once more, Daniel’s search for truth leads from the dark heart of Essex to the mountains of Afghanistan and a terrifying world where monsters are real and nothing is sacred. David Thorne is the author of the first novel in the Daniel Connell series, East of Innocence, and writes for television and radio comedy. He lives in the UK. CORVUS 9781782393634 $36.99 pb CRIME FICTION KILL FEE Owen Laukkanen State Investigator Kirk Stevens and FBI Special Agent Carla Windermere are witnesses to the assassination of a local Minnesota billionaire. The shooter flees the scene, but not before the pair see his face. Their investigation leads them across the country, down dead ends and into long-forgotten cold cases, until they finally discover a chilling clue: a high-tech murder-for-hire website. Who recruits the assassins? And who profits from the fee? It is a race against the clock, and the killer has his next target in sight . . . Owen Laukkanen is the author of the first two instalments in the Stevens and Windermere series, The Professionals and Criminal Enterprise. He lives in Vancouver. CORVUS 9781782396017 $24.99 pb CRIME FICTION 7 NOBODY IS EVER MISSING Catherine Lacey When Elyria leaves her loving husband, she flies to New Zealand, the only place she can think of far enough to offer her some kind of peace. Once there she embarks on a hitchhiker’s odyssey, travelling in the cars of overly kind women and deeply strange men, sleeping on beaches and in gardens, doggedly trying to outrun her past and her grief. As she journeys further and further from home, she asks herself, what is it that I am missing? A bold debut about love, loss and leaving everything. Catherine Lacey is the recipient of a 2012 NYFA Artist’s Fellowship in Fiction Writing. She lives in New York. GRANTA 9781783780877 $35.00 pb THE TEA CHEST Josephine Moon An enchanting, witty novel about the unexpected situations life throws at us, and how love and friendship help us through. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113094 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK TERMS AND CONDITIONS Robert Glancy An eye-wateringly funny and heartbreakingly quirky novel about freedom and frustration, success and second chances, and the devils that live in the detail. BLOOMSBURY 9781408852255 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK 8 FICTION THE YELLOW EYES OF CROCODILES Katherine Pancol A warmly funny tale about a little white lie and its lifechanging consequences. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112202 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK THE TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN Sebastian Barry A stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture. FABER 9780571276998 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK CRIMSON DAWN Fleur McDonald By the bestselling author of Red Dust, an inspirational novel celebrating strength in the face of adversity the enriching power of love. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112196 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK THE ACCIDENT Chris Pavone A riveting time-bomb of a thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Expats. FABER 9780571298945 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK THE BURNING GATES A Makana Mystery Parker Bilal Private Investigator Makana is hired by a powerful art dealer wanting to track a famous painting that went missing from Baghdad during the US invasion. The world of art is a far cry from the shady streets of Cairo Makana knows, but he soon finds this side of the city has its own underbelly. As those involved in the case begin to die in horrifying ways, the trail will lead him back into the dark days of the war and threaten to send the new life he has built for himself up in flames. Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub, whose critically acclaimed literary novels have been widely translated. He lives in Barcelona. BLOOMSBURY 9781408841082 $29.99 pb CRIME FICTION SHE WILL BUILD HIM A CITY Raj Kamal Jha There are twenty million bodies in Delhi and these are only three. But their stories, of a secret love that blossoms in the shadows of grief, of a corrosive guilt that taints the soul, and of an orphaned boy who maps out his own destiny, weave into the lives of those around them to form a dazzling kaleidoscope of modern India in all its complexity. Beautifully strange and audacious, this is the story of love and horror, of belonging and forgiveness, and a city and its people. Raj Kamal Jha is the award-wining author of The Blue Bedspread, If You Are Afraid of Heights and Fireproof. He lives in India. BLOOMSBURY 9781408855058 $36.99 pb FICTION REDEPLOYMENT Phil Klay A timeless portrait of the tragedy and folly of war— shortlisted for the 2014 National Book Award. CANONGATE 9780857864246 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK 9 RALF How a giant Schnauzer brought hope, happiness and healing to sick children Anne Crawford The heart warming and inspiring true tale of how the love of a dog can restore hope for life Ignored as a puppy, Ralf the giant schnauzer had developed a barking problem and was about to be put down when Caroline Lovick took him home. It soon became clear that Ralf loved children. He stopped barking and became a loving dog gently playing with her four active children and warmly greeting others who patted him at the school gates. His potential as a therapy dog was obvious, and before long he was working at Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. Ralf became an instant hit with the terminally ill children and made worldwide headlines for his extraordinary ability to bring hope to the sick. Ralf’s story is a true tale of how the love of a human owner can change a dog’s life, and how the love of a dog can bring life back to those who have lost faith. Anne Crawford is author of Great Australian Horse Stories and Women of Spirit. She lives in country Victoria. Royalties go to the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the Therapy Dog program. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111229 $36.99 pb BIOGRAPHY FOUR WAYS TO CLICK Rewire your brain for stronger, more rewarding relationships Dr Amy Banks with Leigh Ann Hirschman How to use your brain to create strong relationships at home, at work and in your social life Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection. There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance and energy. This ground breaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause. Amy Banks MD is the first person to bring relational-cultural theory together with neuroscience and remains the foremost expert in the field. She lives in Massachusetts. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113254 $36.99 pb 10 POPULAR SCIENCE THE FISH LADDER A journey upstream Katharine Norbury Part travelogue, part memoir, this deeply moving story of adoption and grief encompasses nature writing at its finest As a baby, Katharine Norbury was abandoned in a Liverpool convent. Raised by a loving adoptive family, she was always a wanderer, a roamer, drawn to the ancient paths of the countryside. One summer, following the miscarriage of a much-longed-for child, Katharine sets out—often accompanied by her nine-year-old daughter, Evie—to follow watercourses to their source. The luminously observed landscape grounds the walkers, earths them, providing both a constant and a context to their wanderings. But what begins as a diversion from grief soon evolves into a journey to the source of life itself, and to the door of the woman who abandoned her. The Fish Ladder has a rare emotional resonance as it explores the relationship between adoptee and adoptive family, motherhood and marriage, life-threatening illness and the extraordinary majesty of the natural world. Katharine Norbury is a film editor and creative writing teacher. She lives in London. BLOOMSBURY 9781408859247 $36.99 pb MEMOIR SOPHIA Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary Anita Anand In 1910, three hundred suffragettes marched to the House of Commons with Indian princess-in-exile Sophia Duleep Singh leading the way. Brought up in Norfolk, Sophia was raised as an upper-class Englishwoman but, at the age of thirty-one, she went secretly to India and returned a revolutionary. Her causes were to be the struggle for Indian Independence—and the fight for female suffrage. Carefully researched and passionately written, this is an enthralling story of an extraordinary woman who lived through some of the most eventful times in British and Indian history. Anita Anand is a radio and television journalist. She lives in London. Sophia has been made into the feature film Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep, Cary Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. BLOOMSBURY 9781408862001 $36.99 pb BIOGRAPHY 11 THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF PUPPIES The body language of young dogs Andrew Banks This one-stop guide to your puppy’s first year will take the guesswork out of teaching appropriate behaviour. It will give you the insight needed to raise a happy, well-behaved dog by translating the vocal communication, behaviour and body language of your puppy, and how it sees the world, along with guidance on puppy health and care. As this book shows, there are no bad puppies, only owners who don’t yet understand their pup’s ‘secret language’. CROWS NEST 9781760110611 $24.99 pb NATURAL HISTORY THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF KITTENS The body language of young cats Tammy Gagne Understand how your kitten sees the world and know how your attempts at communication and interaction are interpreted with this invaluable insight into all forms of feline communication. With easy-to-access information based on the latest research and techniques, this one-stop guide takes the mystery out of kitten communication, giving you the insight you need to raise a kitten into a happy, well-behaved cat. Tammy Gagne is a freelance writer who specialises in the health and behaviour of companion animals. She lives in New England. CROWS NEST 9781760110628 $24.99 pb NATURAL HISTORY GIRL IN A BAND Kim Gordon Often described as aloof, Kim Gordon opens up as never before, telling the story of her family, her art, the men in her life, her music, and, of course, her band Sonic Youth. This beautifully written memoir takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and 90s that gave rise to the alternative revolution in popular music. Evocative and edgy, it is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist. Kim Gordon is a musician, vocalist, visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer and actress. She lives in the USA. FABER 9780571313839 $36.99 pb 12 MUSIC MY DEAR BESSIE A love story in letters Chris Barker, Bessie Moore, edited by Simon Garfield Crossing continents and years, this single volume of the wartime correspondence that first warmed people’s hearts in Simon Garfield’s To the Letter is a remarkable portrait of love played out against the backdrop of WWII. It’s all here: bombs, lust, comical misunderstandings and deep yearning—brought to life in deft and elegant language. My Dear Bessie is a moving love story, a remarkable account of life during the war and, above all, a unique example of the power of letters to transform ordinary lives. Chris Barker and Bessie Moore were colleagues at a post office before war separated them. Simon Garfield is the author of fourteen acclaimed books including On the Map and Just My Type. CANONGATE 9781782115670 $24.99 pb BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE Adventures in a Russia beyond belief Peter Pomeranzev This journey into the glittering, surreal heart of New Russia shows how it has travelled from communist collapse to a new form of dictatorship. Erupting with new money and power, its fast change has broken all sense of reality, with identities being easily switched and values changeable. From 70s Soviet decay to the post-communist 90s oil boom and to the new tyranny of Putin, this is the essential book for anyone looking to understand the increasingly wild life of an ever-changing super power. Peter Pomeranzev is a journalist and has worked as a consultant for the EU and World Bank on development projects in Russia. FABER 9780571308019 $36.99 hb TRAVEL FRUGAL INNOVATION How to do more with less Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu Once the preserve of business in less developed markets, companies across the globe are now seeking ways to appeal to cost-conscious and environmentally aware consumers. With a huge global market and potential cost savings to be gained, frugal innovation is revolutionising business and reshaping management thinking. The book gives an overview of the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, offering a blueprint for leaders and managers on how to profit from doing more with less. Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu are writers and consultants at Judge Business School, Cambridge. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253755 $35.00 pb BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT 13 DEMENTIA: THE ONE STOP GUIDE Practical advice for families, professionals, and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease June Andrews Many people diagnosed with dementia, or those dealing with a loved one’s diagnosis, can feel unsure about the future. With clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive, this practical, detailed guide will help dementia sufferers and their families to make sure that they can stay well and happy as long as possible. June Andrews is a leading expert on dementia and has previously co-written 10 Helpful Hints for Carers. She lives in the UK. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781251713 $35.00 pb HEALTH HOW TO KILL A UNICORN Mark Payne This behind-the-scenes look at today’s most in-demand innovation factory shares the ground breaking methodology it uses to create some of the boldest products and successfully bring them to market. Combining what it calls Magic—the creative side of innovation—with Money—the business side, How to Kill A Unicorn shows you and your company how to hunt for gaps in the market that your idea could fill, and offers blow-by-blow inside accounts of how the experts grapple with and solve their biggest challenges to success. Mark Payne is the head of Idea Development for Fahrenheit 212, a leading innovation consultancy firm. He lives in New York. NICHOLAS BREALEY 9781857886283 $36.99 pb BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT WARRIORS ON HORSEBACK A captivating insight into the history and lives of professional jockeys John Carter Jockeys who earn a living riding on racehorses are a remarkable group. Long-term success requires courage, skill, athleticism and understanding how to ‘get a tune’ out of a horse. This book celebrates both the old and the new, highlighting the headline performers down the last five centuries as well as providing a stunning and riveting insight into the lives of professional jockeys in the 21st century. It includes coverage of the careers of Scobie Breasley, Edgar Britt, George Moore and Glen Boss. John Carter is a sports writer and author of Newmarket and History of Horse Racing. BLM SPORT 9781472909695 $29.99 pb 14 SPORT INTRODUCING PERSONAL FINANCE Michael Taillard Introducing Personal Finance teaches you everything you need to know about managing your financial life. It’s crammed full of practical advice on how to save, earn and get the most out of your money. Make your money work for you by matching your spending and investments to your values; control your spending behaviour by gathering and tracking financial information efficiently; simplify your financial management by learning to use the right tools effectively; and realise your savings goals by understanding what you want to, and can, achieve. Michael Taillard is an economics expert and author of Economics for Dummies. ICON 9781848317239 $15.99 pb SELF HELP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCING WELL-BEING Patricia Furness-Smith Introducing Well-Being is a holistic manual designed to improve life for the whole of you. Full of expert, practical advice, it uses the latest scientific knowledge to help you achieve a healthy state of mind and body. Become more energised by adopting quality sleep patterns; optimise mental and physical health by harnessing your natural ability to heal; achieve calm by learning to manage your stress levels; and discover happiness and fulfilment by investing in yourself and others. Patricia Furness-Smith is a psychologist and author of Overcoming Problem Eating and Overcoming Phobias. ICON 9781848317963 $15.99 pb MIND,BODY,SPIRIT SCIENCE FOR LIFE Brian Clegg What is science telling us right now about changing our lives for the better? Discover the antioxidants that aren’t good for you and the truth about fat and sugar. Find out why playing babies Mozart doesn’t enhance brainpower and why caffeine and nicotine can. From the shortcomings of the five second rule to the truth about phone towers and nuclear power, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world. Brian Clegg is editor of www.popularscience.co.uk and author of Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Dice World, The Quantum Age and Introducing Infinity. He lives in the UK. ICON 9781848318182 $39.99 hb POPULAR SCIENCE 15 GIRLS, UNINTERRUPTED Tanith Carey In the age of social media trolls, internet pornography and overly sexualised children’s clothes, girls are finding it harder than ever to stay young, carefree and happy. The solution, however, is not avoidance, but equipping our daughters to navigate this world without losing their innocence. From combatting the Lolita effect, to teaching girls how to accept their bodies, Girls, Uninterrupted is packed with expert advice and up-to-date research that will show you how your daughter can grow up to be a strong, confident woman. Tanith Carey is a journalist and the author of six books, ranging from biography to social history and parenting. She lives in the UK. ICON 9781848318205 $24.99 pb SELF-HELP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT I, SUPERORGANISM Jon Turney New research is revealing many startling facts about bacteria. They help regulate allergies and inflammation. They influence bowel disease, heart disease and cancer. They may even have a role in developing behaviour. This research also shows each of us as a new kind of creature: not just an isolated human, but a superorganism. I, Superorganism is an essential primer for the decades ahead, in which, with new medical approaches, we will learn to look after our bacteria, instead of ignoring or exterminating them. Jon Turney is a science writer, editor and reviewer. He lives in the UK. ICON 9781848318229 $36.99 pb POPULAR SCIENCE IT’S NOT ABOUT THE SHARK How to solve unsolvable problems David Niven Open the door to the ground breaking science of solutions by turning problems—and how we solve them—upside down. It’s Not About the Shark shows that putting problems at the centre of our thoughts shuts down our creative abilities, depletes stamina, and feeds insecurities. If you start by thinking about a solution, you’ll never worry about your problems again. Combining hard facts, good sense, and a strong dose of encouragement, it provides positive ways to think about problem solving. David Niven PhD is the international bestselling author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People. He lives in the USA. ICON 9781848318243 $35.00 pb 16 POPULAR PSYCHOLOGY RISK WISE Nine everyday adventures Polly Morland Risk often gets bad press as being reckless or foolhardy, but could any of us live in a world without it? Through a series of nine rich portraits, Risk Wise takes us on a journey through the routine risks we accept as part of our everyday lives, often unconsciously. It addresses fundamental questions about our perceptions of risk-taking and argues that being risk wise—understanding and accepting risk as a force for good—is an essential part of the human experience and living a full and rewarding life. Polly Morland is the author of the widely acclaimed book The Society of Timid Souls. She lives in the UK. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781254486 $27.99 pb GENERAL COWBOYS AND INDIES The epic history of the record industry Gareth Murphy From the invention of the sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, Cowboys and Indies takes us on a fascinating and wildly entertaining tour of the ever-changing music industry. Combining colourful behind-the-scenes stories with tales about the business of marketing and selling music, it covers all the most important recordings of the past 150 years and the companies that brought them to us. It is the definitive history of the music industry. Gareth Murphy is a freelance writer, composer and owner of Atlantis Recordings. He lives in Paris. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781254523 $39.99 pb MUSIC THE VITAL QUESTION Why is life the way it is? Nick Lane Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same? The Vital Question radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. In unravelling these scientific enigmas, it provides a solution to life’s vital questions: why are we as we are, and why are we here at all? Nick Lane was recently awarded a 2015 Biochemical Society Award for his outstanding contribution to the molecular life sciences. He lives in the UK. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781250365 $59.99 hb POPULAR SCIENCE 17 EMILY’S TIARA TROUBLE: THE ANTI-PRINCESS CLUB 1 BELLA VS THE BACKYARD BULLIES: THE ANTI-PRINCESS CLUB 2 GRACE’S DANCE DISASTER: THE ANTI-PRINCESS CLUB 3 CHLOE’S RIVER RESCUE: THE ANTI-PRINCESS CLUB 4 Samantha Turnbull It’s hard being a ten-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily . . . Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of adults trying to turn them into helpless princesses. When maths whiz Emily Martin’s mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it’s the last straw—the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto WE DON’T NEED RESCUING. Can they use their awesome skills to show the world that girls want to be valued for more than what they see in the mirror? For ages 7–9. Samantha Turnbull is a multi-award-winning journalist. She lives in Byron Bay. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319840 9781743319857 9781743319864 9781743319871 $12.99 pb 18 CHILDREN ZAFIR: THROUGH MY EYES Prue Mason, edited by Lyn White Zafir has a comfortable life in Syria, until his father is arrested for helping a protester. While his mother heads to Damascus, Zafir stays with his grandmother—until her house is bombed. With not a friend left in the city, Zafir must stay with his Uncle Ghazi. But that too becomes dangerous as the city becomes besieged. Will Zafir survive long enough to be reunited with his parents? This gripping story is the sixth in a series inviting young readers to enter the fragile worlds of children living in contemporary war zones. For ages 11–14. Prue Mason is the author of Camel Rider and Destination Abudai. Lyn White is a teacher-librarian. They live in Australia ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743312544 $19.99 pb YOUNG ADULT EVERY MOVE Ellie Marney The final thrilling instalment featuring the ever-popular teen crime-fighting couple Watts and Mycroft . . . and this time they may not make it out alive. A series of murders suggests that the mysterious Mr Wild is still hot on their tails and that Mycroft has something he wants—and is prepared to kill for. Can Watts and Mycroft stay one step ahead of the smartest of all criminal masterminds? The stage is set for a showdown of legendary proportions. For ages 13–18. Ellie Marney is the acclaimed author of Every Word and Every Breath. She lives in Victoria. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318539 $23.99 pb YOUNG ADULT SQUISHY MCFLUFF: MEETS MAD NANA DOT Pip Jones Ava and her imaginary cat Squishy, are back and up to their normal no-good in their third adorable adventure. Dad whisks them off to Nana Dot’s—Mum’s got to go to the hospital to bring back Ava a baby sister! But Mad Nana Dot’s lost her glasses, so she can’t SEE Squishy McFluff . . . and a trip to the hairdresser, the post office and the fishmonger all end in adorable disaster. With irresistible rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations, this series has become a favourite for everyone! For ages 4–6. Pip Jones is the author of the prize-winning Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat and Squishy McFluff and the Supermarket Sweep! She lives in the UK. FABER 9780571302543 $14.99 pb CHILDREN 19 PIP AND POSY: THE SUPER SCOOTER PIP AND POSY: THE LITTLE PUDDLE Axel Scheffler Pip and Posy are best friends and they have fun . . . but sometimes, just like any other toddlers, they get cross and sad, so sometimes it takes friendship, sharing and understanding to make things better. This popular and perfect series about the dramas of toddler life is now available as board books. For ages 2–6. Axel Scheffler is the best selling illustrator of many favourite children’s picture books, including the awardwinning The Gruffalo, which has sold over two million copies worldwide. NOSY CROW 9780857634429 9780857632395 $11.99 bdbk CHILDREN I DON’T WANT A ROYAL BABY Martha Mumford, illustrated by Ada Grey The Royal Palace is in chaos yet AGAIN, but what on earth could be the cause of all the excitement? You’ve guessed it—there’s a new baby on the way! The nursery has been prepared, the balloons and bunting are up (the young prince’s auntie is quite the party planner, you know) and the welcome committee is ready at the palace gates. Everyone is excited. Everyone, EXCEPT the Royal Baby. A brilliantly funny picture book for anyone preparing for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister. For ages 0–5. Martha Mumford and Ada Grey are the creators of the hilarious picture books Shhh! Don’t Wake the Royal Baby! and Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! They live in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408865712 $18.99 pb CHILDREN THE WINNER’S CRIME Marie Rutkoski The hotly anticipated second book in The Winner’s Curse trilogy. The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince is the event of a lifetime. It means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth . . . if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is a spy and is close to uncovering a shocking secret. For ages 13+. Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society and the Kronos Chronicles. She lives in New York City. BLOOMSBURY 9781408858691 $19.99 pb 20 YOUNG ADULT LOVE BOMB Jenny McLachlan Betty Plum has never been in love. She’s never even kissed a boy. But when H.O.T. Toby starts school it’s like a bomb has exploded—a love bomb! More than ever, Betty wishes her mum hadn’t died. She really needs to ask her advice. And that’s when she finds hidden letters for just these moments. Letters about what your first kiss should feel like and what real love is all about. This hilarious new ‘clean teen’ romance about friendship, fortitude and following your heart is impossible not to fall in love with. For ages 12+. Jenny McLachlan is the author of Flirty Dancing. She lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408856093 $18.99 pb YOUNG ADULT URBAN OUTLAWS: BLACKOUT Peter Jay Black Power out. Security down. Computers hacked. The world’s most destructive computer virus is out of control and the pressure is on for the Urban Outlaws to destroy it. Jack knows that it’s not just the world’s secrets that could end up in the wrong hands. The secret location of their underground bunker is at the fingertips of many and the identities of the Urban Outlaws are up for grabs. More non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat adventure in the next book in this sensational series. For ages 9–14. Peter Jay Black is the author of Urban Outlaws. He lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408851456 $19.99 pb CHILDREN SWEET DAMAGE Rebecca James Chilling and nail-bitingly suspenseful storytelling from the acclaimed author of Beautiful Malice. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112493 $22.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK 21 Coming in April 2015 • Josephine Moon • Fleur McDonald • Marion Halligan • Marlena de Blasi • Peter Rees NEW ZEALAND PUBLICITY ENQUIRIES CUSTOMER SERVICE Sales email: [email protected] Publicity email: [email protected] Ph: (09) 377 3800 • Fax: (09) 377 3811 United Book Distributors, 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland • Ph: (09) 422 7410 Fax: (09) 442 7406 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 NZ 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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