brochure for the New Zealand market

APRIL 2015
new books
new zealand
Christopher McDougall • Josephine Moon • Fleur McDonald • Marion Halligan • Marlena de Blasi • Louis Nowra
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,
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318003 $36.99 pb
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GRANTA 9781783780075 $35.00 pb
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Zelie Bullen and Freda
Marnie Nicholls
Graham Seal
Ben Macintyre
The true, untold story of
history’s most famous
traitor—a #1 bestseller.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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