brochure for the New Zealand market

JUNE 2015
new books
new zealand
Julian Leatherdale • Judy Sharp • Garth Nix • Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Julian Leatherdale
An elegant and engaging mystery with twists and secrets to keep you
compulsively reading until its thrilling end
A sweltering summer’s day, January 1914. The charismatic and ruthless Adam Fox
throws a lavish birthday party for his son and heir at his elegant clifftop hotel in the
Blue Mountains. Everyone is invited except Angie, the girl from the cottage next door.
The day will end in tragedy, a punishment for a family’s secrets and lies.
In 2013, Fox’s grand-daughter Lisa, seeks the truth about the past. Who is this Angie
her mother speaks of: ‘the girl who broke all our hearts’? Why do locals call Fox’s
hotel the ‘palace of tears’? Behind the grandeur and glamour of its famous guests
and glittering parties, Lisa discovers a hidden history of passion and revenge, loyalty
and love.
A grand piano burns in the night, a séance promises death or forgiveness, a fire
rages in a snowstorm, a painter’s final masterpiece inspires betrayal, a child is given
away. With twist upon twist, this lush, strange mystery withholds its shocking truth to
the very end.
Julian Leatherdale has a background in theatre, publishing, television documentary,
marketing and public relations, and is the author of a number of history and art books.
He lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760111601 $36.99 pb
Myfanwy Jones
A heartbreaking, heart-lifting story about love and grief and everything in between
High school sweethearts, Joe and Jen have an argument at a party. He walks out and leaves her. A few hours later,
she dies. Three years on, driven by the need to make good, Joe spends all his spare time doing parkour—l’art du
deplacement—training his mind and body to conquer the hostile urban environment that took his love. Joe is broken by
grief but the outside world won’t let him hide. A bewitching girl turns up on the doorstep, somehow painfully familiar to
him. Can Joe staunch the flooding return of desire—or is it time to let go of the past? Will he make the nine-foot leap or
does he want to fall? While at its heart is a searing absence, Leap is driven by an exhilarating life force. Moving, quirky
and original, it quietly creeps up on you until its final jaw-dropping pages.
Myfanwy Jones is author of The Rainy Season, shortlisted for The Melbourne Prize for Literature Best Writing Award
2009, and co-author of Parlour Games for Modern Families, Book of the Year for Older Children ABIA 2010.
She lives in Melbourne.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781925266115 $32.99 pb
Love, betrayal, revenge
An extraordinary novel of family relationships, entwining love affairs, betrayal and the revenge that binds them
Zara is a biographer, living in Sydney. She and Sergei have been married for over twenty years when an encounter
with the predatory Caitt changes their life forever.
Lili is a property agent in London. She and Will, her husband of ten years, are developing their dream home in Northern
Cyprus when she discovers he is having an affair with a Russian pastrycook, Larissa (‘Slutski’, as she calls her).
Eve lives in Shanghai with her husband of eight years, Henry, when she realises he has been having a dalliance
with Chrystal, his ex-PA.
Zara waits and hopes, but she is fatalistic. Lili’s plans are complicated by her great affection for her stepson,
a relationship that may not survive her divorce from Will. Eve seems prepared to dramatically cut herself loose.
When a family crisis reunites them in Sydney the sisters converge, swap stories and discuss vengeance.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319208 $36.99 pb
Stewart O’Nan
A rich, sometimes heartbreaking novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, his wife was in
a mental asylum and his finances were in ruins. By 1940, he would be dead. Those last three years are the focus of
this gracefully written novel; with flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald’s past, his orbit of literary fame and the
Golden Age of Hollywood brought vividly to life through a romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest
Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the
end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset is a masterpiece.
Stewart O’Nan is the author of fourteen novels as well as several works of nonfiction including, with Stephen King, the
bestselling Faithful. He lives in Pittsburgh.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781925266559 $36.99 pb
A tale of the Old Kingdom and other stories
Garth Nix
A collection of the fantasy master’s best short stories, featuring a diverse cast of characters—protectors,
travellers, warriors—ranging across vividly evoked worlds and times
Far north of the magical Old Kingdom, the Greenwash Bridge Company has been building a bridge for a hundred years.
It is not easy, for many dangers threaten the builders, from nomad raiders to Free Magic sorcerers. Despite the danger,
Morghan wants nothing more than to join the Bridge Company as a cadet. But the company takes only the best. For
the night might come when even an untried young cadet must hold the bridge alone against the most devastating of
foes ... Also included in this remarkable collection are eighteen short stories that showcase Nix’s versatility as he adds
a fantastical twist on an array of genres, including science fiction, paranormal, realistic fiction, mystery, and adventure.
‘The reader’s absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is
irresistible pleasure’— Australian Review of Books
Garth Nix is the multi-award winning writer of the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series and The Keys to the
Kingdom series. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world. He lives in Sydney.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743316559 $24.99 pb
Rebecca Dinerstein
From an exhilarating new voice, a stunning novel, which Jonathan Safran Foer calls as ‘lyrical as a poem,
psychologically rich as a thriller’
In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are
surprised to find refuge in each other. Their lives have been upended—Frances has fled heartbreak and claustrophobic
Manhattan for an isolated artist colony; Yasha arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father’s last wish: to be buried
‘at the top of the world’. They have come to learn how to be alone. But in Lofoten, an archipelago of six tiny islands in
the Norwegian Sea, ninety-five miles north of the Arctic Circle, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of
their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty. With nimble and sure-footed prose, Dinerstein reveals that
no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is ultimately love that gives us our place in the world.
Rebecca Dinerstein is the author of Lofoten, a bilingual English-Norwegian collection of poems. She lives in Brooklyn.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408863046 $35.00 pb
Susan Abulhawa
A devastatingly beautiful tale that brings a raw humanity and delicate authority to the story of Palestine
It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a quiet village in Palestine is home to Mamdouh’s family. When Israeli forces gather outside
its borders, terror descends. Amidst smoke and ash, the family set out on the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will
test them to their limits, and with consequences that will echo throughout generations. Sixty years later in America,
Mamdouh’s granddaughter Nur falls in love with a doctor and follows him to Gaza. There she meets Alwan, the mother
of a boy trapped in his own body, unable to wake up from a deep blue dream. It is through her that Nur will at last
discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance. Spanning generations and continents, The Blue Between Sky
and Water is a story of powerful, flawed women; of relocation, separation and heartache; of renewal, family, endurance
and love.
Susan Abulhawa is a human rights activist, political commentator and author of the international bestseller Mornings in
Jenin. She lives in Pennsylvania.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408865118 $36.99 pb
Cal Moriarty
When a sleepy, devout town is rocked by bombs, an extraordinary mystery is unravelled. While blast victim Clark Houseman, a rare
books dealer, hovers on the brink of death, Detectives Sinclair and Alvarez are under pressure to stop panic spreading. Amid a
vortex of conspiracy theories and local politics, their investigation unearths a web of intrigue surrounding the immensely powerful
local church. With time running out, the Detectives start to wonder if there could be more to the mild-mannered Clark Houseman
than first thought.
Cal Moriarty is a graduate of the Faber Writing Academy Writing a Novel course. She writes for film and theatre, and previously
worked as a private eye. She lives in the UK.
FABER 9780571305391 $36.99 pb
Tim Clare
1935. Norfolk. War is looming in Great Britain and the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion.
As thirteen-year-old Delphine Venner discovers its secret network of hidden passages, she uncovers a world more dark and
threatening than she ever imagined. She must find the soldier within herself to battle the deadly forces amassing in the woods.
A dark, glittering and dangerously unputdownable novel which invites you to enter a thrilling world unlike any other. ‘Astutely
brilliant… a riveting, fantastical, adventure… a rich, gripping delight.’ —Matt Haig.
Tim Clare is a performance poet. He lives in the UK.
CANONGATE 9781782114765 $35.00 pb
Sofi Oksanen
This Scandinavian #1 bestseller brings to life the frailty—and the resilience—of humanity under the shadow of tyranny. 1941: in
Communist-ruled Estonia, freedom fighter Roland and his slippery cousin, Edgar flee from the Red Army. When the Germans
arrive, Roland goes into hiding; Edgar abandons his wife, Juudit, and takes on a new identity as a Nazi supporter. 1963: Edgar is
now a Soviet apparatchik, desperate to hide the secrets of his past. But his fate remains entangled with Roland’s, and with Juudit,
who may hold the key to uncovering the truth…
Sofi Oksanen is the multi-prize winning author of Purge. She lives in Helsinki.
ATLANTIC 9781782391258 $35.00 pb
Malcolm Brooks
In the mid-1950s, America saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In
this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape, in a tale of the modern and the
ancient, of love and fate, and of heritage threatened by progress. Painted Horses sends a dauntless young woman on a heroic
quest, sings a love song to the horseman’s vanishing way of life, and reminds us that love and ambition, tradition and the future,
often make strange bedfellows.
Malcolm Brooks is a writer whose fiction, essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications. He lives in Montana.
GROVE PRESS 9781611855562 $36.99 pb
Helen Humphreys
Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter spends his war in a German prison camp. Now Rose, James’s young wife, has
fallen in love with someone else. When James’s brusque sister Enid comes to live with her, Rose tries to conceal her affair. But
later both look back on this strange interlude as one of their happiest. Beautifully written and full of moments of hope, The Evening
Chorus is a stirring story of four lives torn apart by war, about falling in and out of love, and the unlikely moments that come to
define a life.
Helen Humphreys is the acclaimed author of Leaving Earth and The Reinvention of Love. She lives in Canada.
SERPENT’S TAIL 9781781253021 $29.99 hb
A Victorian romance
Patricia Duncker
Max and Wolfgang Duncker’s thriving Berlin publishing business owes its success to one woman: ‘The Sibyl’, or George Eliot.
When Max visits the Sibyl, she proves as enthralling as her books. But Max is encouraged to consider the beautiful eighteenyear-old Sophie von Hahn as a potential wife. An old acquaintance, she comes from a family of great wealth. However, Sophie
proves to be far from an angelic vision of domesticity… Sophie and the Sibyl is both a thrilling and compulsive read and a literary
achievement of the highest order.
Patricia Duncker is the award-winning author of five previous novels and is Professor of Contemporary Literature at the
University of Manchester.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408860533 $36.99 pb
Lucy Dawson
Sophie wakes to find a stranger watching her from the foot of her bed. The intruder hands her a letter which is to be opened at
her forthcoming fortieth birthday party, in front of gathered family and friends. Any failure to comply will not end well. But what can
the letter possibly contain? And why must it be read in front of everyone she loves best? Sophie is not the only person holding a
secret about the evening ahead. In one night, the course of several people’s lives will be altered forever.
Lucy Dawson is the bestselling author of His Other Lover. She lives in the UK.
CORVUS 9781782396208 $36.99 pb
Owen Laukkanen
The fourth Stevens and Windermere high octane thriller: a sheriff’s deputy in Cass County, Minnesota is lying dead in the mud.
A mysterious young woman found sitting by the body, holding the deputy’s own gun, has been taken into custody. She has no ID,
speaks no English. The mystery only deepens as Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere, partners in the BCA–FBI violent crime task
force, begin to investigate and find themselves on the trail of a massive international kidnapping and prostitution operation.
Owen Laukkanen is the author of the multi-award-nominated The Professionals. He lives in Vancouver.
CORVUS 9781782396390 $24.99 pb
E.C. Osondu
A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighbourhood and one remarkable
house, seen through the eyes of a young member of the household. The house lies in a town seemingly lost in time, full of colourful,
larger-than-life characters. At the narrative’s heart are Grandpa, the family patriarch whose occasional cruelty is balanced by his
willingness to open his doors to those in need, and the house itself, which becomes a character in its own right and takes on the
scale of legend.
E. C. Osondu is the award-winning author of Voice of America. Born in Nigeria, he currently lives in Rhode Island.
GRANTA 9781847081827 $36.99 hb
T.C Boyle
A powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in
contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an
ageing Vietnam veteran; his psychologically unstable son; and the son’s paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an
explosive confrontation. It is a thought provoking look at the fine line between heroism and savagery and how far a parent can be
held accountable for the actions of the their child.
T.C. Boyle is the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of nine collections of stories and fourteen
novels. He lives in California.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408859933 $36.99 pb
Kylie Ladd
An insightful and
entertaining look into the
complicated, emotional
world of mothers and their
teenage daughters.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781925266245
Moira McKinnon
P. D. James
A stunning novel of terror,
love and survival in the
most inhospitable country
on earth—the literary debut
novel of 2014.
The late P.D. James’s
penultimate Adam
Dalgliesh mystery.
FABER 9780571325108
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112981
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Karl Ove Knausgaard
Stella Rimington
‘It’s a masterpiece …’
Sydney Morning Herald
From the international
literary sensation—an
innovative examination of
the relationships between
human, angels and God.
The next instalment
of the Liz Carlyle series:
a pacy, intelligent
espionage thriller from
the woman with true
insider knowledge.
ATLANTIC 9781848875425
GRANTA 9781846275913
BLOOMSBURY 9781408841075
Jean-Michel Guenassia
Judy Sharp
The inspirational story of how a boy diagnosed with severe autism went on to
become one of Australia’s best-known international artists and the creator of
Laser Beak Man
When Judy Sharp took her three-year-old son Tim to a paediatric specialist she was
told that his autism was so severe he would never be able to communicate with her,
talk or learn to live in a normal household. The advice at the time was that he would
be better off in an institution. More than twenty years later, Tim is a world-famous
artist, whose joyful paintings and drawings involving the super hero he created,
Laser Beak Man, have been exhibited around the world. Laser Beak Man’s appeal
is so widespread it’s gone on to inspire, among other things, an eight-part animated
children’s TV series and an off-Broadway play in New York.
Tim’s journey from an autistic child unable to communicate even with his mother to
an artist and acclaimed public speaker (Judy and Tim received a standing ovation for
their presentation at Sydney’s 2014 TEDx Conference) has involved many hurdles,
moments of despair and incredible hard work from Tim, Judy and those who helped
them. But it’s ultimately a triumphant story of love and hope that will inspire and
delight everyone who reads it.
Judy Sharp raised two boys as a single mother, Tim and his younger brother Sam.
Sam is a former state swimmer and trialled for the Olympics. He now works as a highlevel swimming coach. Tim’s art is exhibited all around the world. He spends much of
his time helping organisations and schools that work with autistic children. They live
in Brisbane.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112561 $39.99 pb
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Insights from the afterlife
Allison DuBois
The afterlife explained by those who have been there
With her characteristic warmth and compassion, Allison DuBois reaches out to those who have lost loved ones and
explains the journey of the soul after death. She explores what is experienced in the transition to the afterlife and the
ways that you can reconnect with those who have passed over. Through sharing the stories of children, parents and
spouses who have died, Allison conveys that while death appears final, it is never too late to heal the wounds between
the living and the deceased. By exploring death from the perspectives of those who have passed over, as well as
the stages of bereavement, Allison tenderly reveals that there is a path through grief that brings hope, healing and
reconnection with the people we have lost.
Allison DuBois is a psychic and the inspiration for the blockbuster TV series Medium, and is the author of Talk to Me.
She lives in Arizona.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781925266153 $29.99 pb
Matthieu Ricard
The magnum opus of ‘the happiest man alive’ makes a passionate case for altruism and why we need it now
more than ever
In Happiness, Matthieu Ricard demonstrated that true happiness is not tied to fleeting moments or sensations, but is an
enduring state of soul rooted in mindfulness and compassion for others. Now he turns his lens from the personal to the
global, with a rousing argument that altruism—genuine concern for the well-being of others—could be the saving grace
of the 21st century. It is, he believes, the vital thread that can answer the main challenges of our time: the economy in
the short term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long term. Altruism makes a robust and passionate
case for cultivating altruistic love and compassion as the best means for simultaneously benefitting ourselves and our
society. It’s a fresh outlook on an ardent struggle—and one that just might make the world a better place.
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, scientist and internationally bestselling author of Happiness and The Art of
Meditation. He lives and works on humanitarian projects in Tibet and Nepal.
ATLANTIC 9780857896995 $36.99 pb
Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson
The cookbook that will leave you feeling cleansed from the inside out—with 200 delicious recipes and tailored
detox plans
The power of good, natural food beats any fad diet. By bombarding your body with a sea of nutrients and a range
of delicious flavours, your skin will glow, your hair will shine, your stress levels will decrease and you’ll feel full of
energy. This is what the Detox Kitchen philosophy is all about. Using mouth-watering flavour combinations and an
encyclopaedic knowledge of ingredients, founder and chef Lily Simpson and nutritionist Rob Hobson have created 200
carefully tailored recipes and a variety of meal plans to bring you this ultimate, comprehensive bible of detox food—all
wheat-, dairy- and sugar-free. Whether you’d like a weekend plan to nurture your body after a demanding week, or a
seven-day regime to improve your skin, to boost your energy levels or to gain relief from a health condition, the book will
allow you to ‘eat yourself well’.
Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson are a chef-and-nutritionist team operating a unique detox food delivery service, The Detox
Kitchen. They live in the UK.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408852859 $59.99 hb
Warren Elsmore
This incredible collection of moving inventions to make from LEGO ® includes the most memorable icons of manmade transport
from around the globe, from the Wright Brothers’ plane to Concorde, from the Penny Farthing to 21st-century road bikes. Whether
you are a fan of LEGO ®, interested in the world of transport, or just fascinated by the use of LEGO ® as a modelling medium, this
book will take you on a fascinating journey through history and around the globe.
Warren Elsmore is an adult fan of LEGO ® and is the author of Brick City, Brick Wonders and Brick Flicks.
He lives in Edinburgh.
CROWS NEST 9781760111687 $29.99 pb
A. N. Wilson
A dazzling and original exploration of how, and why, we should still be reading the Bible due to its relevance, even in a largely
secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for
nearly two thousand years. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal
work of literature, and a book for the imagination.
A. N. Wilson is a prolific and award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. He lives in London.
ATLANTIC 9781848879607 $36.99 pb
The Arctic Thirty: a hundred days in a Russian jail
Ben Stewart
With the rush to exploit resources at any cost, Vladimir Putin orders Russia’s oil rigs to move north. But one early September
morning in 2013 thirty men and women from eighteen countries including Australia and New Zealand—the crew of Greenpeace’s
Arctic Sunrise—decide to draw a line in the ice and protest the drilling in the Arctic. Their protest is met with brutal force and they
are imprisoned as pirates. This is their astonishing tale of passion, courage, brutality… and survival.
Ben Stewart is head of media at Greenpeace. He lives in London.
GUARDIAN BOOKS 9781783350773 $35.00 pb
and other lessons from the crematorium
Caitlin Doughty
A New York Times bestseller. Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but at twenty-three, Caitlin Doughty took a job at
a crematorium, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is her unusual coming-of-age story full of
unforgettable scenes. Her eye-opening, candid and often hilarious tale leads us behind the black curtain of her unique profession to
demystify death and to explore our death rituals and those of other cultures. Honest and heartfelt, this eye-opening account makes this
otherwise terrifying subject fascinating.
Caitlin Doughty is a writer, performer, film-maker, licensed funeral director and creator of the hit YouTube series Ask a Mortician.
She lives in LA.
CANONGATE 9781782111030 $35.00 pb
Gavin Francis
Explore the hidden pathways of the human body, from the brain’s pea-sized pineal gland, the ‘seat of the soul’, to the delicate
machinery of the hand, and back to where it all begins, in the womb. Blending case studies and first-hand accounts, and providing
insights from literature and history, Adventures in Human Being provides a unique look at what it is to be human. Poetic, eloquent
and profoundly perceptive, it will transform the way you view your own body.
Gavin Francis is a GP and prize-winning author of Empire Antarctica. He lives in Edinburgh.
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253410 $36.99 hb
Paul Edmondson
Shakespeare is the world’s greatest writer. This lively and authoritative introduction presents Shakespeare afresh as a dramatist
and poet, and encourages us to take ownership of his works for ourselves as words to be spoken as well as discussed. We get a
wide sense of what his life was like, his rich language and astonishing cultural legacy. Above all, we see how Shakespeare tackled
the biggest themes of humanity: power, history, war and love, and in the process remind ourselves just why he is so celebrated in
the first place.
Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He lives in the UK.
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253373 $24.99 pb
1915 and the General Theory of Relativity
John Gribbin
In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences; a theory of gravity, matter, space and
time: the General Theory of Relativity. It described the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the behaviour of orbiting neutron
stars, and why clocks run slower on Earth than in space. It even suggested the possibility of time travel on the 100th anniversary of
Einstein’s major theory. Einstein’s Masterwork puts his astonishing breakthrough in the context of his life and work.
John Gribbin is one of the world’s best-known and bestselling popular science authors. He lives in Sussex.
ICON 9781848318526 $28.99 hb
Easy recipes for understanding complex maths
Eugenia Cheng
Calling on a baker’s dozen of entertaining, puzzling examples and mathematically illuminating culinary analogies, brilliant mathematical
crusader Eugenia Cheng is here to tell us why we should all love maths. From simple numeracy to category theory, she takes us
through the joys of the mathematical world. Packed with recipes, puzzles to surprise and delight even the innumerate, Cake, Custard
& Category Theory will whet the appetite of maths whizzes and arithmophobes alike. This is maths at its absolute tastiest.
Eugenia Cheng is a Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics and has a strong YouTube following. She lives in the UK.
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781252871 $35.00 pb
11th edition
The Economist
‘Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible’ That’s the thinking that
underpins this updated and refreshed edition of the bestselling guide to English usage, and the mantra for anyone wanting to
communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned.
Matthew Engel is a journalist and author. He lives in the UK.
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253120 $39.99 pb
Lessons from America’s best-run companies
Tom Peters and Robert H Waterman Jr
In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school and bedside table, and continues
to influence the thinking of leaders across the globe today. Based on a study of forty-three of America’s best-run companies,
this reissue of the classic business bestseller identifies eight common ‘attributes of excellence’ that made these organisations
successful. These simple business truths are proof that the fundamentals of management ring as true today as they ever did.
Tom Peters is a renowned writer on business management practices. Robert H Waterman Jr is an internationally known business
executive, speaker and author. They live in the USA.
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781253403 $28.99 pb
The untold story of Britain’s highest award for bravery
Gary Mead
Born out of the squalor of the Crimean War in 1856 and the fragility of the monarchy, the Victoria Cross (VC) takes precedence
over all other orders and medals in Britain and the Commonwealth. But why have so many brave men who deserved the medal been
denied it, and why has no women ever been awarded it? This vivid and balanced account exposes the hypocrisy behind one of the
UK’s last sacred cows, and explores its role as a barometer for political and social change during the last 150 years.
Gary Mead is a journalist, military historian and author of The Doughboys and The Good Soldier. He lives in the UK.
ATLANTIC 9781843542698 $59.99 hb
Lucy Fry
As increasing numbers of her sporty female friends began signing up to swim, cycle and run their way through weekends
previously reserved for partying and hangovers, Lucy Fry couldn’t help feeling left out and confused: why had a sport formerly
reserved for serious athletes suddenly become so popular with ordinary women? One year, six races, and four different countries
later, she’s got quite a story to tell. Warm, funny, and inspirational, Run, Ride, Sink or Swim is a book for die-hard triathletes as
much as for those who’ve never entered a transition zone.
Lucy Fry is a fitness, lifestyle and travel journalist. She lives in the UK.
FABER 9780571313143 $36.99 pb
Inside the Homs Uprising
Jonathan Littell
In 2012, Jonathan Littell went to the heart of the Syrian conflict, embedding himself with the Free Syria Army in the historic city of
Homs. He watched from the front line as the city was ruthlessly pummelled by Assad’s forces, and finally surrendered. His urgent
notebooks speak directly of the horrors of the civil war and bear witness to the lives and the hopes of freedom fighters. Syrian
Notebooks will be seen as a classic account of war reportage.
Jonathan Littell worked for a humanitarian agency in Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is
the award-winning author of the The Kindly Ones. He lives in Spain.
BLOOMSBURY 9781781688243 $36.99 hb
One man’s quest to find his son’s voice at sea
Paul Heiney
Paul Heiney’s gifted son Nicholas committed suicide aged 23. To try to reconnect with the happier memory of his son as a keen
sailor, Paul decides to set out—alone—on a challenging voyage around Cape Horn. Poignant, moving, funny, thought provoking
and beautifully written, Paul’s account of setting his own course through seemingly insurmountable grief makes for a powerful
story. Injected with humour, perceptiveness and philosophy, recounting his highs, lows, frustrations and triumphs, the honesty and
openness of Paul’s story makes this very personal account a universal tale.
Paul Heiney is a well-known British writer and broadcaster.
BLOOMSBURY 9781472919489 $39.99 hb
Philippe Brunel
Bernard Hinault—known as Le Blaireau (the Badger)—is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, and
the only cyclist to have won each more than once, including winning the Tour de France five times. This visually stunning
celebration of his life and achievements includes interviews, stories and photographs that explore the career of one of
cycling greats.
Philippe Brunel is a writer for L’Equipe, and author of the bestseller Merckx. He lives in France.
BLOOMSBURY 9781472912961 $99.00 hb
Ken Silverstein
The true cost of cheap meat
Philip Lymbery
A wake-up call to change current food production
practices that are threatening our countryside, farms
and food.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408846346 $24.99
A riveting, immersive investigative exposé of
the corrupt and violent side of the globe’s key
BLOOMSBURY 9781781688670 $24.99
The light of Andalucía
Steven Nightingale
Yearning for change, Steven Nightingale took his family to live in the ancient Andalucían city of Granada. As he journeyed through
its hidden courtyards and sun-warmed plazas, he discovered its present could not be separated from its past. Literary and sensual,
this portrait reveals the resilience and kindness of its people, the resonance of its gardens and architecture, and the cyclical nature
of darkness and light in its history. At once personal and far-reaching, Granada is an epic journey through the soul of this most
iconic of cities.
Steven Nightingale is the author of two novels and six books of sonnets. He now divides his time between California and Granada.
NICHOLAS BREALEY 9781857886313 $35.00 pb
TRAVEL Early release April 2015
Secret weapons of the world’s top tennis players
Mark Hodgkinson
Is there anything better to help you improve your game than advice from the men and women who have won Grand Slam titles and
held the world’s number one ranking? Taken from exclusive interviews with the legends of the sport, including Maria Sharapova,
Andy Murray, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Martina Navratilova, you can find their collected tips and
wisdom here in the ultimate tennis guide—the perfect inside edge/performance advantage for fans and players of the game.
Mark Hodgkinson is a sports journalist and author of Andy Murray: Champion. He lives in the UK.
BLOOMSBURY 9781472922625 $24.99 pb
Alan Cumming
‘One of the most
memorable, heart-stopping
autobiographies I have
ever read’ - Stephen Fry
CANONGATE 9781782115465
Catherine Burns,
introduction by Neil
The most spell-binding
collection of real stories
you will ever read.
‘Brilliant and quietly
addictive… crammed with
personality… full of colour
and life.’— The Guardian.
SERPENT’S TAIL 9781846689901
Val McDermid
‘The sheer brio of
McDermid’s writing
produces that increasingly
rare thing, a genuine pageturner that doesn’t insult
its readers’ intelligence.’—
The Independent
PROFILE BOOKS 9781781251706
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
A classic fairy tale with a uniquely modern twist—the much-anticipated sequel
to Between the Lines
Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver, a prince literally taken from the
pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been
able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place
of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favourite
book. In this multi-layered universe, the line between what is on the page and what
is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily
ever after.
Full of witty commentary, Off the Page is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion
to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for
a fairytale ending. This charming and timeless story combines romance, humour,
fantasy and action to create a riveting read sure to capture the hearts of readers
around the world. For ages 11+.
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 bestsellers The
Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle
with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister’s Keeper. Samantha
van Leer was in high school when she conceived the idea for Between the Lines
and pitched it to her mum while she was in the middle of a book tour.
They live in New Hampshire.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743439982 $29.99 pb
CHILDREN Dumpbin available
Photo © Elena Seibert
Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble
A gorgeous 20th Anniversary Edition of everyone’s favourite hero—the perfect gift for Tashi fans! A whole generation of readers
know that when Tashi says, ‘Well, it was like this...’ a new adventure is about to begin. In this first book of his daring adventures,
Tashi tells of the time he escaped from a war lord in a faraway place and tricked the last dragon of all. All children should meet
Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories… For ages 5–8.
Anna Fienberg and her mother, Barbara, are both storytellers who write the Tashi stories together. Kim Gamble is one of Australia’s
favourite illustrators for children.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743319697 $14.99 hb
Trace Balla
A moving and beautiful story for the very young about loss and the everlasting power of love from the maker of Rivertime
Trace Balla wrote this story for her young niece and nephew after the sudden death of their father. It is a story about the death of a
parent, grief and the everlasting power of love. She hopes it will be of some assistance to other families dealing with such a difficult
time. Shine is a moving picture book to share with young children, and a catalyst for talking about big questions. For ages 3–6.
Trace Balla is the creator of the acclaimed Rivertime. She lives in Victoria.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743316344 $24.99 hb
Trinity Doyle
Lucy’s life was going as smoothly as any teenager’s could. She lived with her parents and her brother, Cam, in the small coastal
town she’d known all her life. She was in the local swimming club, and loved it. Now Cam is dead, her parents might as well be—
and Lucy can’t bear to get back in the pool. Lucy starts asking questions. Why did Cam die? But she discovers much more than
she expects. About Cam. About her family. About herself. A beautiful, poetic and heart-breaking novel for ages 13+.
Trinity Doyle writes realistic young adult fiction. She lives in Newcastle.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112486 $21.99 pb
Geoffrey McSkimming
Phyllis Wong, that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth, is confronted with a quest which began in the time of her greatgrandfather, Wallace Wong, Conjuror of Wonder! Could it be that one of the most mysterious figures from history can be
found? Phyllis hopes desperately that this might be so, for only a figure this magical could possibly hope to thwart The Great
Whimpering—the ending of the world as we have come to know it! The third astonishing mystery starring Phyllis Wong for ages 9+.
Geoffrey McSkimming is the author of the Phyllis Wong series, the bestselling Cairo Jim chronicles and and a book of verse,
Ogre in a Toga and Other Perverse Verses. He lives in Sydney.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760113384 $19.99 pb
Olivia Tuffin
Georgia and her palomino pony, Lily, are hoping to make it to the Horse of the Year Show. Georgia isn’t sure she’s good enough
and it’s affecting how she rides. How she feels about everything, in fact. It’s almost as if Georgia has forgotten why she loves
riding. Can Lily help her remember that it’s not just about competing and winning trophies but about the joy of running free? Book
four in the adventure-filled series perfect for every horse-lover. For ages 9+.
Olivia Tuffin is the author of the Palomino Pony series. She lives in the UK.
NOSY CROW 9780857634443 $11.99 pb
Deborah Hart
Guarding Eden tells the personal stories of twelve ordinary people from all walks of life who were so concerned about climate
change that they altered their lives to do something about it. Some did quiet backroom work in research, drafted submissions
or wrote to politicians; others decided to go public—one was part of the team occupying a power-plant chimney, another helped
organise 1500 people to make a giant human sign on a beach. Surprisingly touching, Guarding Eden makes an issue as complex
as climate change feel human and deeply real. For ages 13–18.
Deborah Hart is the prime mover behind ClimActs, a political theatre troupe that uses spectacle and humour to draw attention to
climate change. She lives in Australia.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781760112356 $22.99 pb
Ross Collins
Poor Mouse! A bear has decided to settle in his favourite chair. Mouse tried all kinds of tactics to move Bear, from glaring at him
and scaring him, to luring him with a pear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up from the chair and walks home.
But what’s that? Is that a Mouse in Bear’s house?! With echoes of Dr Seuss, this joyously illustrated picture book by a multiaward-winning talent is perfect for sharing. For ages 3+.
Ross Collins is a prize-winning author/illustrator. He lives in Glasgow.
NOSY CROW 9780857633934 $28.99 hb
Anne Booth, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Poor Betty! She’s always getting into messy muddles. She can’t paint a rainbow, or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well,
pretty precarious. You see, with so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there’s just no time for Betty to practise all the
things a fairy should. But when it come to the Fairy Ball, Betty’s friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is
actually the fairiest fairy of them all. A charming rhyming story with an uplifting message for ages 3+.
Anne Booth is the author of Girl with a White Dog and Lucy’s Secret Reindeer. She lives in the UK.
NOSY CROW 9780857633156 $28.99 hb
Lucy Saxon
Aleks Vasin doesn’t want to work in his father’s shop in westernmost Siberene for the rest of his life. Deciding to leave, he heads
south to Rudavin, headquarters of the Kingsguard, to sign up for the army. After a brutal beating, Aleks escapes into the night,
hoping to find safety and a new life in the north. And there, this deserter finds love, adventure and a skyship in which he might just
prove himself a hero after all… A thrilling, edge-of-seat fantasy adventure for ages 12+.
Lucy Saxon is nineteen years old and is the author of Take Back the Skies. She lives in the UK.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408847701 $19.99 pb
Tom McLaughlin
Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world in the clouds? You have? Then you’ll love this book about Franklin.
There isn’t a single cloud that Franklin can’t spot—big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky-pretend-they-can’t-see-you ones. But
when Scruffy Dog comes along, things change. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction?
And what’s more important–his hobby or his friend? A beautifully realised picture book, celebrating the power of the imagination
and the importance of friendship for ages 3–6.
Tom McLaughlin is an illustrator and creator of The Story Machine. He lives in the UK.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408854969 $28.99 hb
Paul Dowswell
Every boy dreams of flying, but in war that can turn into a nightmare. Harry Friedman is the gunner of an American Flying Fortress.
WWII is raging and the Nazis have swept over Europe. The crews of every Flying Fortress face terrible odds on their bombing
missions. To make it through alive, Harry will need courage. Courage to keep going when close friends die. Courage to confront a
terrible evil. And the courage to make it home from behind enemy lines. Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling for ages 11+.
Paul Dowswell has written over 60 books, including the acclaimed Ausländer. He lives in the UK.
BLOOMSBURY 9781408858493 $19.99 pb
Maureen McCarthy
There is no getting away from the past…
A breathtaking novel spanning generations, that will
be devoured by young women, their sisters, friends,
mothers and grandmothers.
ALLEN & UNWIN 9781743318348 $21.99
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