ALLEN&UNWIN APRIL 2015 new books new zealand Christopher McDougall • Josephine Moon • Fleur McDonald • Marion Halligan • Marlena de Blasi • Louis Nowra THE CHOCOLATE PROMISE Josephine Moon This real-life fairy godmother must learn to find her own magic Christmas Livingstone has ten rules for happiness. Nurturing the senses every day, doing what you love, and sharing joy with others are some of the rules but the most important for her is Number 10—‘Absolutely no romantic relationships’. Her life is good. In her enchantingly seductive shop, The Chocolate Apothecary, she tempers chocolate and creates handmade pieces; her friends and family surround her; and her secret life of wish granting brings joy to herself and others. She doesn’t need a handsome botanist ace who knows everything about cacao to walk into her life. One who has the nicest grandmother intent on interfering, who’s adopted a gorgeous rescue dog, and who needs her help to write a book on her passion, chocolate. She really doesn’t need any of that at all. Or does she? Set across Tasmania, Paris and Provence, this is a glorious novel of a creative woman about to find out how far in life a list of rules will take her, with an enticing tangle of freshly picked herbs, pots of flowers, and delicious chocolate scenting the background. Josephine Moon is the author of The Tea Chest. She lives on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318003 $36.99 pb 2 FICTION EMERALD SPRINGS Fleur McDonald From the bestselling author comes an enthralling story of a young woman proving herself to a rural town After finishing university, Amelia Bennett returns to Jervois and promptly falls in love with the wonderful—if broke and slightly stubborn—Paul Barnes. Determined to prove herself as the treasurer of the local rodeo committee, she is devastated to find out she is the objects of gossip and suspicion in town after being the victim of a robbery. To prove her innocence, and that of the man she loves, Amelia must convince a sceptical rural detective that her account of what happened does add up and that he must help her track down the real culprits. With its cracker plot, feisty heroine and engaging love story, Emerald Springs will have you reading well into the night. Fleur McDonald is the author of the bestselling novels Crimson Dawn, Red Dust, Blue Skies and Purple Roads. She lives on an 8000-acre station near Esperance in Western Australia. ARENA 9781743315323 $36.99 pb FICTION GOODBYE SWEETHEART Marion Halligan A powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life A successful lawyer, bon vivant, loving husband and father has a heart attack and dies while swimming in the local pool. A man apparently happily married, yet with two divorces behind him and three puzzled children. In death, it seems that he is not the man everyone thought. As his extended family gathers to mourn, secrets and lies unfold uncomfortably around them. But somewhere in the turmoil of mourning each of them has to find an answer to the question… Who was this man really and what mysteries has he taken to the grave with him? Marion Halligan AM is one of Australia’s most important writers, with a long list of literary prizes to her credit. She lives in Canberra. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111298 $36.99 pb FICTION 3 WEIGHTLESS Sarah Bannan Nothing much had ever happened in Adamsville, Alabama. Every week, everyone would pray for the football team to win. Its captain, Shane Duggan, went out with the ‘hottest’ girl in school, the cheerleaders never hung out with the swim team, seniors did not go out with freshmen and everything was as it had always been. Then the new girl arrived…This haunting coming-of-age story for the digital generation is a provocative examination of the hypocrisy of small town life. Sarah Bannan attended high school in Alabama and is Head of Literature with the Arts Council of Ireland where she now lives. BLOOMSBURY CIRCUS 9781408856437 $34.99 pb FICTION THE DISCREET HERO Mario Vargas Llosa The Discreet Hero follows two fascinating characters in Peru whose lives are destined to intersect: Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, owner of an insurance company whose lazy sons want him dead. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and rise above the pettiness of their surroundings. This perceptive, funny, and affecting masterpiece is about love and betrayal, and a younger generation that can no longer tell the difference between reality and desire. Mario Vargas Llosa is the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. He lives in Peru. FABER 9780571310715 $36.99 pb FICTION THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT Kate Hamer ‘Compulsively readable . . . a disturbing and original story. Beautifully written and unpredictable.’ —Rosemary Lupton, author of Afterwards and Sister. When Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother she is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. As days become weeks with her new family, eight-year-old Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is—and who she might become. She is the missing girl. But she doesn’t know she’s lost. Kate Hamer previously won the Rhys Davies Short Story Prize. She lives in Cardiff. FABER 9780571316441 $36.99 pb 4 FICTION THE POCKET WIFE Susan Crawford Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you…Dana Catrell wakes from a drunken stupor to find out her neighbour Celia Steinhauser has been murdered. Only hours earlier, Celia had shown her a photo of Dana’s husband with another woman—and now she has blank spots of what happened to the rest of the afternoon. This gripping domestic psychological thriller will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Susan Crawford is an award-winning writer for short fiction and poetry. She lives in Georgia, USA. FABER 9780571321889 $36.99 pb FICTION PAST CRIMES A Van Shaw mystery Glen Erik Hamilton Raised to be a thief, Van Shaw abruptly abandoned the illicit life and joined the US Army, leaving behind Seattle and the grandfather who taught him the trade. But after ten years of estrangement, Van’s grandfather has suddenly asked him to come home. He does so, only to find his grandfather shot in the head. In a violent, high-stakes world where the lines between right and wrong are easily blurred, Van finds that the secrets held by those closest to him are the deadliest of all. Glen Erik Hamilton is currently working on a second novel featuring Van Shaw and Seattle’s criminal underworld. He lives in Seattle. FABER 9780571314584 $36.99 pb CRIME FICTION THE HARD PROBLEM Tom Stoppard Premiering at London’s National Theatre, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner. Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain-science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues. Is the day coming when the computer will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Sir Tom Stoppard has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, including the plays Arcadia and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He lives in the UK. FABER 9780571322930 $28.99 pb PLAYS 5 THE DEATH’S HEAD CHESS CLUB John Donoghue When SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz, he sets about improving flagging camp morale by setting up a chess club for the officers and enlisted men. When he hears that chess is also played by the prisoners and there is a Jewish watchmaker who is ‘unbeatable’, he sets out to discover the truth behind the rumour . . . and what he finds will haunt him to his death. This deeply intelligent and page-turning novel explores the difficulties of guilt and forgiveness in an impossible friendship between a Nazi and a Jew. John Donoghue works in mental health and has written for numerous medical journals. He lives in Liverpool, UK. ATLANTIC 9781782393115 $35.00 pb FICTION THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL Bob Shacochis This 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-finalist spans five decades and travels from Haiti to Croatia, Istanbul, and the US in an epic masterwork that traces a global lineage of political, cultural, and personal tumult. In riveting prose, it unravels tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance to build a complex and disturbing story about the coming-of-age of America in a pre-9/11 world. The Woman Who Lost Her Soul brings to life, through the mystique and allure of history, an intricate portrait of catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and America today. Bob Shacochis is one of America’s foremost contemporary fiction writers and the author of four previous award-winning novels. ATLANTIC 9781611855616 $39.99 pb FICTION Available February ROME’S LOST SON Vespasian VI Robert Fabbri Rome, AD 51: Even Vespasian’s victory against the British warrior Caratacus cannot remove Agrippina, Emperor Claudius’s wife, from Roman politics. Claudius is a drunken fool and Narcissus and Pallas, his freedmen, are battling for control of his throne. Sent East to Armenia to defend Rome’s interests, Vespasian is captured and immured in the oldest city on earth. How can he escape? And is a Rome ruled by a woman who despises Vespasian any safer than a prison cell? Robert Fabbri is the best-selling author of the Vespasian series. He lives in in London and Berlin. ATLANTIC 9780857899675 $36.99 pb 6 FICTION ALL DAYS ARE NIGHT Peter Stamm Gillian seems to have it all—beauty, success and a secure marriage—until a tragic car crash shatters her world. She wakes in the hospital as a widow with a ruined face and no way back to the person she thought she was. Only by piecing together the painful shards of her present existence, and revisiting a relationship from her past, is she able to glimpse the freedom that comes with her loss. All Days are Night is a quietly disquieting exploration of identity, inside and out. Peter Stamm is the author of Seven Years, nominated for the Man Booker International award and We’re Flying. He lives in Switzerland. GRANTA 9781783780075 $35.00 pb FICTION LEONORA Elena Poniatowska A British heiress, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the life of the moneyed classes. But rebelling against the strict rules of her social class, her parents and the hegemony of religion and conservative thought, she broke free to artistic and personal freedom. Today she is recognised as the key female Surrealist painter. Poniatowska’s novel charms this exceptional character back to life to create a whirlwind tribute to creative struggle and artistic revolution. Elena Poniatowska is Mexico’s greatest living novelist translated into over twenty languages. She lives in Mexico City. PROFILE BOOKS 9781846688553 $35.00 pb FICTION THE PATRON SAINT OF LOST DOGS Nick Trout A heart-warming novel about a man who inherits his father’s failing veterinary practice and the unlikely friendships and second chances that develop as he tries to save it. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112998 $28.99 KOLYMSKY HEIGHTS Lionel Davidson Wrenching excitement, shredding suspense, and with twists that continue until the very last page. ‘The best thriller I have ever read.’ — Philip Pullman. FABER 9780571324217 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK NEW IN PAPERBACK 7 NATURAL BORN HEROES The lost secrets of strength and endurance Christopher McDougall The million-copy-selling author of Born to Run takes on the rest of the body Everything you’ve been told about exercise is wrong. Cancel the gym membership, dump the protein shake and immerse yourself in a Boy’s Own story of a group of English academics and local shepherds who resisted the Nazi occupation of Crete using ancient Greek fitness techniques. By exploiting the innate versatility of the body’s natural movements to re-create themselves as physical weapons, they ran, crawled, jumped, climbed, swam and lifted their way to superhuman strength and endurance—most notably smuggling a kidnapped German general to Egypt under the nose of a Nazi manhunt. Chris McDougall takes us to pioneering research laboratories in Germany, an assault course in the Brazilian jungle and Parisian parkour routes, to explode common exercise myths. Used by CrossFit and Bruce Lee, the ‘Natural Movement’ trend is poised to revolutionise the way we think about strength, fitness and our own bodies. Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent, contributing editor for Men’s Health and author of the cult classic Born to Run. He lives in Pennsylvania. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781250129 $35.00 pb 8 HEALTH/FITNESS THE UMBRIAN SUPPER CLUB Marlena de Blasi Food for the senses and the soul that embraces love, life and motherhood Every month, a group of four Italian rural women gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Orvieto. There— along with their friend, Marlena—they cook, sit down to a beautiful supper, drink their beloved local wines, and talk. Surrounded by candle light, good food and friendship, they tell their life stories of loves lost and found, of aging and abandonment, of mafia grudges and family feuds, and of ingredients and recipes whose secrets have been passed down through the generations. Luscious and evocative, The Umbrian Supper Club recounts their stories and recipes as they share their food and all that life has offered them. It is a delight to read and to taste. Marlena de Blasi is the bestselling author of A Thousand Days in Venice, Tuscan Secrets, An Umbrian Love Story, That Summer in Sicily and Antonia and her Daughters. She lives in Umbria. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743317921 $36.99 pb BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY MAWSON’S REMARKABLE MEN The personal stories of the epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition David Jensen To be launched by the Governor General, Peter Cosgrove at the Mawson’s Huts Foundation in Tasmania: In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart. Much is known about Mawson but what of the men who set off with him? The 32 land-based members had an average age of just 26 and included doctors, soldiers, a Rhodes Scholar, a former ‘female’ spy, a lawyer and an architectural draftsman. These enthusiastic novices, some who had never before seen snow, are an important part of this ‘heroic era’ of exploration. David Jensen AM is founding Chairman of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation and the author of Mawson’s Huts. He lives in Australia. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113339 $39.99 pb HISTORY 9 PREVENTING CANCER Richard Beliveau and Denis Gingras Cancer is now the primary cause of death in industrialised countries. But multiple studies have shown, beyond a doubt, that the vast majority of cancers can be prevented just by making simple changes to your lifestyle. Preventing Cancer draws together the sum of current knowledge to define ten simple steps to help people prevent cancer. It is an indispensable tool to remind the general public and the medical community of the importance of the old proverb: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Richard Beliveau holds the Chair in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer at the University of Quebec where Denis Gingras is a leading researcher. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112929 $39.99 pb HEALTH/FITNESS THE CHICKEN KEEPER’S PROBLEM SOLVER Chris Graham While keeping chickens isn’t rocket science, getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of areas such as housing, feeding, breed choice and health requirements. The Chicken Keeper’s Problem Solver explains the causes of, and provides solutions for, 100 of the most common problems faced by chicken owners. Whether you’re a newcomer or an old hand, it will provide all the information you need to raise happy, healthy chooks. Chris Graham has been the editor of Practical Poultry magazine and is the author of Choosing and Keeping Chickens and Wisdom for Hen Keepers. He lives in Sussex. CROWS NEST 9781760111113 $29.99 pb NATURAL HISTORY FASHION ON THE RATION Julie Summers For thousands of women throughout the long years of the Second World War, fashion was not simply a distraction, but a necessity—and one they weren’t going to give up easily. In the face of bombings, conscription, rationing and ludicrous bureaucracy, they maintained a sense of elegance and style with determination and often astonishing ingenuity. Beautifully illustrated and full of gorgeous detail, Fashion on the Ration weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life and fashion during the war. Julie Summers is the bestselling author of Jambusters, When the Children Came Home and Stranger in the House among others. She lives in Oxford. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253267 $49.99 hb 10 HISTORY HOW TO BE A KNOWLEDGE NINJA Study smarter. Focus better. Achieve more. Graham Allcott Fed up of procrastinating? Studying hard, but not getting anywhere? Overwhelmed by everything you have to learn? Whether you’re studying for exams, trying to get essays done or simply need to improve how you absorb knowledge in your day-to-day life, it’s time to think like a Ninja! How to be a Knowledge Ninja will show you how to work smarter, not harder, and control exam nerves so you’ll love learning again. Graham Allcott is the author of How to be a Productivity Ninja and the founder of Think Productive, a leading productivity training company coming to Australia in 2015. He lives in the UK. ICON 9781848318168 $35.00 pb SELF HELP/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN Women tell the truth about motherhood edited by Victoria Young Parenting books show glowing mothers-to-be and pristine children—but is this reality? In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter, Things I Wish I’d Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers everywhere. Victoria Young is an international journalist and magazine editor. She lives in London. ICON 9781848318366 $29.99 hb PARENTING THE VILLAGE EFFECT Why face-to-face contact matters Susan Pinker While information about diet, exercise and new drugs were the life-changing breakthroughs of the past decades, the new evidence is that social bonds—the people we know and care about—are just as critical to our survival. The Village Effect tells the story of the ways face-to-face human contact changes our minds, literally. Drawing on the latest discoveries in social cognition and neuroscience, salted with profiles of real people and relationships, it explains why we are driven to form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Susan Pinker is a developmental psychologist and award-winning author of Sexual Paradox. She lives in Montreal. ATLANTIC 9781848878587 $36.99 pb POPULAR SCIENCE 11 GOOD FOOD GOOD DRINKS Ambrose Heath First published in the 1930s, these timeless and enticing collections of seasonal recipes and cocktails are a celebration of a return to classic dining and entertaining. With beautiful covers and illustrations by Edward Bawden, they are perfect for party hosts, foodies and design enthusiasts alike. Ambrose Heath (1891-1969) was a British journalist, food writer and broadcaster. FABER 9780571323920 9780571323937 $29.99 hb FOOD&DRINK THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1987-1988 THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1989-1990 Charles Schulz Garry Trudeau and Lemony Snicket introduce the latest titles in the highly collectible series featuring the much-loved Peanuts characters. Their charming storylines include such classics as Charlie Brown’s attempt at flirting which sends him to the school nurse, Snoopy’s ‘kiss-and-tell’ book, Linus’s Great Pumpkin Movement and Sally’s bumpy career as a playwright. Plus Rerun, Spike, Peppermint Patty and Marcie…and Snoopy’s feathered Beagle Scouts! A must for old and new fans alike. Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. CANONGATE 9781782115168 9781782115175 $36.99 hb GIFT BOOKS THE FAMILY PROJECT A creative handbook for anyone who wants to discover their family story—but doesn’t know where to start Harriet Green and John-Paul Flintoff Part workbook, part diary, part how-to guide, The Family Project will inspire you to become a psychoanalyst, social historian and detective rolled into one—and gain insights into your own unique history. With playful prompts, thought-provoking tips and practical advice from a wide range of experts, it will help you create a beautiful, unique and moving record of the people who came before you—in fact, something that you will want to pass on to the people who come after you. Explore. Record. Create. Harriet Green is an editor and John-Paul Flintoff is a film-maker and author of How to Change the World. They live in the UK. FABER 9781783350704 $29.99 pb 12 GIFT BOOKS THE MESSENGER Shiv Malik Every reporter knows the first rule of journalism: never betray your source. But what if your source betrays you? The Messenger is about the unlikely friendship between two men looking to change the world—a repentant jihadist and a journalist. With twists and turns, this real-life thriller takes us through their first meeting in Manchester, a bombing in Pakistan, a dramatic arrest and a reporting career in ruins. It lays bare the deceits pedalled to us by governments and terrorists alike. This is investigative journalism and storytelling of the highest order. Shiv Malik is a journalist and author of Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth. He lives in the UK. FABER 9781783350452 $36.99 pb TRUE CRIME GIRL IN THE DARK Anna Lyndsey Anna enjoyed her job; she was ambitious; she was falling in love. Then the unthinkable happened. What started out as a mild intolerance to artificial light, suddenly developed into an extreme allergy to light in all forms, leaving her to spend weeks on end in one blacked-out room in complete darkness. Told with great beauty and astounding honesty, Girl in the Dark is a captivating account of the importance of love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the ability to find light even in the darkest of places. Anna Lyndsey worked for several years in London as a civil servant until she became ill. BLOOMSBURY 9781408858271 $34.99 pb AUTOBIOGRAPHY GRANTA 131 Borderlands Edited by Sigrid Rausing With award-winning reportage, memoir, fiction and photography, Granta illuminates the most complex issues of modern life through the refractory light of literature. Within this issue: Janine di Giovanni reports from Baghdad, Charles Glass on an Armenian family in Aleppo, Edward Luttwak on the middle managers of the CIA, Oliver Bullough on the head of the Crimean Tartars, Andrew Feinstein on the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, Binyavanga Wainaina on a gay village in Ghana, along with new fiction from China Miéville and Mark Slouka. Sigrid Rausing is Editor and Publisher of Granta magazine and of Granta and Portobello Books. GRANTA 9781905881871 $29.99 pb LITERATURE 13 RIVER COTTAGE AUSTRALIA Paul West Featuring more than 120 recipes from the first three series of TV’s River Cottage Australia, this outstanding cookbook reveals the delicious dishes which Paul West has been creating on the farm such as pumpkin scones, roasted octopus salad, baked salmon, spiced aubergine salad, pig on a spit, borlotti bean broth, raw courgette salad and warm curb cake with honey rhubarb. With a preface by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (and a sprinkling of his recipes throughout), plus atmospheric, beautiful photography by Mark Chew, this is one of the best cookery books of the year. Paul West trained as chef at Melbourne’s renowned Vue de Monde and is the host of River Cottage Australia. BLOOMSBURY 9781408858387 $55.00 hb FOOD & DRINK BEARING WITNESS The remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia’s greatest war correspondent Peter Rees Charles Bean was Australia’s most famous war correspondent. He is the man who created the ANZAC legend by reporting the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet so little is known about the real man. Bearing Witness, is the first complete biography of a man who was not just a key figure in the telling of military history, but also in shaping the emerging identity of a nation. Peter Rees is the Australian author of Other Anzacs, Lancaster Men, Anzac Girls and Desert Boys. He lives in Canberra. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781742379548 $39.99 pb BIOGRAPHY DAUGHTER OF THE TERRITORY Jacqueline Hammar Jacqueline Hammar has spent most of her life in the remotest reaches of the Northern Territory. Growing up in a succession of outback towns, she fell in love with a cattleman and together they turned thousands of acres of uncleared scrub into a thriving million-acre cattle station. A larger-than-life tale of adventure, survival and love in some of Australia’s most isolated country, Daughter of the Territory is an extraordinary autobiography that zips along at a cracking pace, with one entertaining yarn after another. Jacqueline and Ken Hammar are now in their eighties and live in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. ARENA 9781760112011 $39.99 pb 12x BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY THE TAO OF COACHING Max Landsberg The essence and success of The Tao of Coaching has always been its focus on the practical tips and techniques for making work more rewarding through the habit of coaching—and this philosophy continues to underpin the brand new reissue of the bestselling business classic. Completely refreshed and updated, and featuring two brand new chapters, it demonstrates that coaching is not simply a matter of helping others and improving performance, but is also a powerful force for self-development and personal fulfilment. Max Landsberg is an internationally recognised authority on executive coaching. He lives in London. PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253328 $24.99 pb BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT BILL ODDIE UNPLUCKED Columns, blogs and musings Bill Oddie This compelling collection includes Bill Oddie’s latest magazine columns, website blogs and general musings. Writing in his witty and inimitable style, Bill is sure to entertain and enthrall his many fans with this new compilation of his thoughts and opinions on the world of natural history in Britain and abroad. Bill Oddie is a birdwatcher, broadcaster, actor, television presenter, writer, songwriter, musician, conservationist and onetime member of The Goodies. He lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781472915313 $39.99 hb NATURAL HISTORY HITLER’S LAST DAY Jonathon Mayo and Emma Craigie 30 April 1945 was a day that millions had dreamed and died for. The man who envisioned a thousand-year Reich is in a bunker beneath Berlin saying his farewells. By 3pm he will be dead. Hitler’s Last Day: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, as seen through the eyes of those who were in the bunker, waiting for news back home, fighting in the streets of Germany, or pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow. It was a day of endings and beginnings when ordinary people were placed in extraordinary situations. Jonathan Mayo is an award-winning documentary maker and author of D-Day: Minute by Minute. Emma Craigie is the author of Chocolate Cake with Hitler. They live in the UK. FABER 9781780722337 $36.99 hb HISTORY 13x JUNK DNA A journey through the dark matter of the genome Nessa Carey For decades after the structure of DNA was identified, scientists focused purely on genes dismissing other regions of the human genome as junk. Now researchers have discovered that variations in this junk DNA underlie many previously intractable diseases. Junk DNA shows how it plays an important role in areas as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, human biological complexity, disease treatments, even evolution itself, and reveals how we are only now truly unlocking its secrets. Nessa Carey is a scientist and acclaimed author of The Epigenetics Revolution. She lives in the UK. ICON 9781848318267 $49.99 hb POPULAR SCIENCE A FORTUNATE MAN The story of a country doctor John Berger In 1966, John Berger spent three months shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall; a fortunate man whose work occupies and fulfils him, and whose life and work are happily blurred. Berger’s text reveals with extraordinary intensity the life of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he becomes the hub. Drawing on psychology, biography and medicine, A Fortunate Man is a portrait of sacrifice. It is also a profound exploration of what it means to heal. John Berger is an English art critic, painter, poet and author of the Booker prize-winning G and Influential Ways of Seeing. CANONGATE 9781782115014 $36.99 hb HEALTH/FITNESS WISDEN ON GRACE An anthology Edited by Jonathan Rice The world’s most famous sports book celebrates the nineteenth century’s most famous sportsman. W.G. Grace arguably did more to popularise the game of cricket than anyone before or since. Many of Grace’s records will stand for ever and, to many, he is still the greatest cricketer who ever lived. In the year of the centenary of W.G.’s death, Wisden’s tribute gives a clear picture of the way that Grace and the game in general have been viewed over the past 150 years. Wisden on Grace is a celebration of the ‘Champion’ and a delight for any cricket lover. Jonathan Rice is a well-respected Wisden writer and the author of a variety of cricket books. He lives in the UK. WISDEN 9781472911636 $50.00 hb 14x 16 SPORT GALLIPOLI The Dardanelles disaster in soldiers’ words and photographs Richard Van Emden and Stephen Chambers Gallipoli is well known as one of the great disasters of World War I. Presenting more than 150 never-before-published photographs, many taken by the soldiers themselves, together with unpublished written material and eyewitness reports from the British, Anzac, French and Turkish this is an unrivalled account of what really happened. It provides a personal and illuminating study of one of the Great War’s most catastrophic events. Richard van Emden is one of Britain’s leading WWI historians, having sold more than 600,000 books worldwide. Stephen Chambers is a military historian and a well-known battlefield tour guide. BLOOMSBURY 9781408856154 $59.99 hb HISTORY THE MONOPOLISTS Obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world’s favourite board game Mary Pilon The Monopolists is the inside story of how the game of Monopoly came into existence, the heavy embellishment of its provenance by Parker Brothers, the lost female originator of the game, and one man’s lifelong obsession to tell the true story about its questionable origins. More than just a book about board games, it illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century—a social history of corporate greed that reads like the best detective fiction, told through the real-life winners and losers in the Monopoly wars. Mary Pilon is an award-winning staff reporter at The New York Times. She lives in New York City. BLOOMSBURY 9781620408384 $29.99 pb BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT RESCUE PILOT Jerry Grayson Whether saving desperate survivors from a sinking ship or flying into the teeth of storms to search for drowning sailors, the work of a search and rescue pilot is vital, dangerous, thrilling and also on-the-edge. As the most decorated search and rescue pilot in history, Jerry Grayson’s inside view of this heroic service is as inspirational as it is celebratory. Excitingly told, frequently funny but also very poignant, it is a salute to all the men and women who have turned tragedies into triumphs. Jerry Grayson served in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm before becoming one of the film industry’s leading helicopter pilots. He lives in Australia. ADLARD COLES 9781472918840 $36.99 hb 14 AUTOBIOGRAPHY 14 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Claire Wilcox This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain’s most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections. Illustrated with striking images by leading fashion photographers, it features previously unseen material as well as ground-breaking essays and feature spreads by multiple authors and leading fashion commentators. Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator of the Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion at the V&A. V&A 9781851778270 $110.00 hb THE ARTS PALESTINE SPEAKS Narratives of life under occupation Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the global focal point of intractable conflict, and one of the world’s most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In their own words, men and women from West Bank and Gaza describe how their lives have been shaped by the conflict. Here are stories that humanise the oft-ignored violations of human rights that occur daily in the occupied Palestinian territories. Cate Malek and Mateo Hoke are award-winning journalists. They live in the Middle East and the USA. BLOOMSBURY 9781784780500 $39.99 pb LOVE, SWEAT AND TEARS GREAT ANZAC STORIES The inspiring true story of a young Aussie battler who now leads an extraordinary life as a top international animal trainer. Stories of heroism, suffering and endurance—and also humour—from the main wars in which Australians have fought. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112967 $28.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760110857 $28.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK Zelie Bullen and Freda Marnie Nicholls 15 POLITICS Graham Seal A SPY AMONG FRIENDS Ben Macintyre The true, untold story of history’s most famous traitor—a #1 bestseller. BLOOMSBURY 9781408851784 $24.99 NEW IN PAPERBACK 15 PRINCE OF AFGHANISTAN Louis Nowra Dramatic and riveting storytelling about the special bond between a young soldier and an army dog Black parachutes are falling from the sky. Soldiers—and a dog—are on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the rescue mission goes wrong and ends in chaos. A young soldier and his dog find themselves alone in hostile territory. Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They must depend on each other to survive. Will they make the journey back to base? For ages 13—16. Louis Nowra is the acclaimed author of Into that Forest. He lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743314821 $21.99 pb YOUNG ADULT THE LAST PLACE Michael Adams The explosive conclusion to the LAST trilogy—a thought-provoking and nightmarish vision of the Information Age’s near-future Danby is desperately fighting to save the last of humanity. But with Jack’s sinister influence more powerful than ever, her one hope for freeing his minions—and her little brother—seems lost. The only option for the few survivors now is to escape. Danby will also have to confront a danger much closer to home as she finds that she may have risked her own sanity in her ferocious battle to live. Embracing a brutal warrior code might save Danby’s life, but the price is high. In the explosive final act, she must save who she can, even if it means abandoning hope for her last remaining family. With soldiers, marauders and toxic bushfires closing in, Danby has no choice but to fight before she can take flight. For ages 14+. Michael Adams is the author of the other titles in the series The Last Shot and The Last Girl. He lives in the Blue Mountains. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743316740 $21.99 pb 20 YOUNG ADULT 16 THE GUY, THE GIRL, THE ARTIST AND HIS EX Gabrielle Williams A snappy, witty adventure caper about art, love, death and everything in between. A jilted lover. Her prodigious ex. A girl with a past. A party animal. Four young people’s lives collide spectacularly when the biggest scandal Melbourne’s art world has ever seen has very unexpected consequences. Hilarious, romantic and sizzling with energy, The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex is about the infamous theft of a famous Picasso painting, a curse and the irresistible force of true love. For ages 15+. Gabrielle Williams is the author of the critically acclaimed Beatle Meets Destiny and The Reluctant Hallelujah. She lives in Melbourne. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319550 $22.99 pb YOUNG ADULT RESONANCE Celine Kiernan A dark and thrilling masterpiece about three young people drawn into righting an ancient wrong. Ireland, 1890: two ruthless immortals prowl in search of food for their ‘Angel’. A seamstress, the young man who loves her and a penniless magician soon find themselves imprisoned in a snow-bound country estate. Here, they are nothing but food, nothing but entertainment, and soon they will be nothing at all. Tina, Joe and Harry will come to understand that far more is at stake than their lives. For ages 15—18. Celine Kiernan is the author of the internationally acclaimed Moorehawke Trilogy and award-winning Taken Away. She lives in Dublin. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743313084 $28.99 pb YOUNG ADULT RUN, PIP, RUN J.C Jones A smart but prickly ten-year-old must survive on wits and luck when she goes on the run in modern-day Sydney. With her beloved Sully in hospital, Pip Sullivan needs time, money and a place to stay. With help from her friends—including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist—she needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better. Run, Pip, Run is a warmhearted story about loyalty, bravery and friendship. For ages 8—12. J.C. Jones is a journalist. She lives in Sydney. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319222 $15.99 pb 17 CHILDREN 21 THUNDERSTORM DANCING Katrina Germein, illustrated by Judy Watson When a sunny day at the beach turns stormy, a little girl runs for cover. Her daddy and brothers are wild in the wind and lightning, and her poppy is as loud as thunder. They fill the house with stamping and crashing while Granny plays piano to their riotous thunderstorm dancing. Rhythm, rhyme and family mayhem . . . Perfect for reading aloud, this playful, energetic story will have young children leaping into action. For ages 3—6. Katrina Germein is the popular author of Big Rain and My Dad Thinks He’s Funny. Judy Watson illustrated the award-winning Goodnight Mice! They live in Australia. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743314593 $29.99 hb CHILDREN FOLLOW THAT CAR Lucy Feather, illustrated by Stefan Lomp Are you ready? Then let’s go! Follow that car! Packed with comic capers and animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse’s madcap race after Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings, from navigating a busy building site, to avoiding an Alpine avalanche. With scores of captivating cars to count and spot on every page, and a mapped-out route to trace your finger along, this zany book will keep little ones entertained for hours. For ages 2+. Lucy Feather is the author of Monty’s Christmas. She lives in the UK. NOSY CROW 9780857633842 $28.99 hb CHILDREN ANY QUESTIONS? Marie-Louise Gay Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. Through a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children collaborating on writing and illustrating, this story-within-a-story shows how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect them and how words sometimes float out of nowhere, asking to be written. Any Questions? presents a world where kids become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild, becoming inspired to create tales of their own. For ages 6–9. Marie-Louise Gay is a world-renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She lives in Montreal. ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113179 $24.99 hb 22 CHILDREN 18 WITCH WARS Sibéal Pounder When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim’s shed to tell her she’s a witch, Tiga doesn’t believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH and magics her away to compete in Witch Wars—the competition to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City. Filled with silly spells, delectable dresses, ridiculous riddles and a serious shoe problem, Witch Wars is a witch story like no other. For ages 7—9. Sibéal Pounder works as a writer and researcher. She lives in the UK. BLOOMSBURY 9781408852651 $15.99 pb CHILDREN ALFIE IN THE BATH Debi Gliori Alfie is a little rabbit with a BIG imagination. In the second picture book in this delightful series, Alfie is splashing around in the bath. His world turns from real to imagined as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he’s on an amazing deep-sea adventure. Alfie is a deep-sea monster waving his tentacles, a little pink crab snapping his claws, a whale spouting water high in the air. Filled with exquisite illustrations, Alfie in the Bath is a celebration of toddler’s irrepressible imaginations. For ages 2—5. Debi Gliori is the bestselling author of over 80 books for children, including Alfie in the Garden and the No Matter What series. She lives near Edinburgh. BLOOMSBURY 9781408853511 $28.99 hb CHILDREN MONSTER Michael Rosen, illustrated by Neal Layton A topsy-turvy picture book about the adventures of a dog and his pet human, Rover. When Rover goes to school, our four legged narrator thinks she is trapped against her will. So he goes to her rescue, with chaotic consequences! A funny dog’s eye view of the world from a master storyteller and renowned illustrator. For ages 4—6. Michael Rosen and Neal Laytonis are the creators of the bestselling picture book Rover and Howler. They live in the UK. 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