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CONTENTS
Literary Fiction
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Commercial Fiction
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Non-Fiction
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Biteback Publishing & Robson Press
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PETER ACKROYD
Literary Fiction
Peter Ackroyd
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Melvyn Bragg
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Winner of
South Bank Show Award for Literature,
the Whitbread Book Award,
the Guardian Fiction Prize,
and the Somerset Maugham Award
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize (Chatterton)
Steven Carroll
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Rachel Elliott
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Susan Hill
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Penelope Mortimer
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Patrick O’ Brian
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Sarah Rayner
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Jean Rhys
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Diane Setterfield
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Rose Tremain
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Peter Ackroyd is one of the UK’s most respected and
celebrated writers, whose historical novels such as Dan
Leno and the Limehouse Golem and Chatterton bring to life the sights and smells
of 17th, 18th and 19thc. London with skill and realism. He has also published four
collections of poetry.
‘One of the few English writers of his generation
who will be read in a hundred years’ time’
The Sunday Times
‘ovels of outstanding intelligence…one of the most
inventive and challenging contemporary novelists’
The Literary Review
MILTO$ I$ AMERICA
DA$ LE$O A$D THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM
THE HOUSE OF DOCTOR DEE
CHATTERTO$
HAWKSMOOR
THE GREAT FIRE OF LO$DO$
THE LAST TESTAME$T OF OSCAR WILDE
E$GLISH MUSIC
UK: Random House Group
US: Doubleday
FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Brazil Record China Yilin Press Denmark Klim,
Finland Weilin and Goos Oy France Laffont / Gallimard Germany Knaus
Greece Kastaniotis Israel Modan, Holland BZZToH, Hungary agyvilag Japan
Hakusisha Korea Sol Publishing Co / Baekrak Latvia Mansards Lithuania Alma
Littera $orway H.Aschehoug Poland Zysk i S-ka, Portugal Teorema, Republic
of Macedonia Magoor Doo Romania Editura Romanul Russia Corpus / Kriga
Serbia Clio izdavgacko Spain Edhasa, Sweden orstedt Turkey Yapi Kredi.
Japanese sub-agent: Tuttle Mori
(For Peter Ackroyd’s non-fiction titles see page 54)
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MELVYN BRAGG
Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels
include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life
Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John
Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier’s Return, winner of the
WH Smith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the
Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Booker Prize,
and most recently Remember Me. He has also written
several works of non-fiction, the last being The Book of
Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and
Cumbria.
NOW IS THE TIME
STEVEN CARROLL
Joint winner of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award 2014
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2008
Winner of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2008
(South East Asia & Pacific Region)
Steven Carroll works as Theatre Critic for Australia’s The Sunday Age. His novel
The Art of the Engine Driver was shortlisted for the Elle Readers’ Prize and the
Prix Femina Étranger 2005. Steven was again shortlisted for this prize and for the
prestigious Miles Franklin Award with The Gift of Speed. He has gone on to win
this award with the third part of the Glenroy sequence, The Time We Have Taken.
Film rights to The Art of the Engine Driver have been optioned. He lives in
Melbourne.
Praise for Steven Carroll:
At the end of May 1381, the fourteen-year-old King of England had reason to be
fearful: the plague had returned, the royal coffers were empty and a draconian
Poll Tax was being widely evaded. Yet Richard, bolstered by his powerful,
admired mother, felt secure in his God-given right to reign. Within two weeks, the
unthinkable happened: a vast force of common people who believed that England
had to be saved invaded London demanding freedom, equality and the complete
uprooting of the Church and State.
In this gripping novel, Melvyn Bragg brings an extraordinary episode in English
history to fresh, urgent life on both a grand and intimate scale, vividly portraying
its central figures. It is an archetypal tale of an epic struggle between the powerful
and the apparently powerless.
‘The Lost Life, like Ian McEwan’s Atonement, pays
eloquent tribute to modernist literature’ The Age
‘Carroll ... transmutes the grey facts of daily life into light and luminous art’
The Australian
‘This is a memorable book; a moving love story, and a troubled reflection on the
relationship between war and words ... Carroll has created,
with delightful ingenuity, a rich and layered work.’
The Weekend Australian
A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE
UK & Commonwealth: Sceptre
Publication: October 2015
Set in 1941 during the Blitz, this novel traces the love
affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and
Iris, a forthright young Londoner, finding her voice as a
writer. Haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, the
couple struggles to build a future free of society's thinlipped disapproval. Miles Franklin Award-winning author
Steven Carroll has produced a delicate yet unflinching
piece of historical fiction that captures quiet romance in the
midst of great unrest. A World of Other People is a
companion novel to Carroll's earlier novel the Lost Life.
Other fiction titles:
CREDO
A SOLDIER’S RETUR$
A SO$ OF WAR
CROSSI$G THE LI$ES
REMEMBER ME
GRACE A$D MARY
AUS & $Z: 4th Estate/HarperCollins (PUBLISHED)
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FOREVER YOUNG
Forever Young is set against the tumultuous period of
change and uncertainty that was Australia in 1977.
Whitlam is about to lose the federal election, and things
will never be the same again. Radicals have become
conservatives, idealism is giving way to realism,
relationships are falling apart, and Michael is finally
coming to accept that he will never be a rock and roll
musician. A subtle and graceful exploration of the passage
of time and our yearning for the seeming simplicities of the
past, Forever Young is a powerfully moving work – clear,
beautiful, affecting - by one of our greatest authors.
RACHEL ELLIOTT
Rachel Elliott is a writer and psychotherapist. She has
worked in arts and technology journalism and her writing
has featured in a variety of publications, from digital arts
magazines to the French Literary Review. She was a
finalist in the Dundee International Book Prize and
shortlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition, the Fish
Short Story Prize and Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award
for New Writers in the US. Rachel was born in Suffolk,
grew up in Norfolk and the Midlands, and now lives in
Bath.
AUS & $Z: 4th Estate/HarperCollins
Publication: May 2015
OPTIO$ PUBLISHER: France Phébus
PREVIOUS FOREIG$ SALES: Germany Liebeskind / Heyne
The Glenroy novels:
1- THE ART OF THE E$GI$E DRIVER
2- THE GIFT OF SPEED
3- THE TIME WE HAVE TAKE$
4- THE SPIRIT OF PROGRESS
The T S Eliot quartet
THE LOST LIFE
A WORLD OF OTHER PEOPLE
DRY SALVAGES (forthcoming)
EAST COKER (forthcoming)
‘In an over-connected world, a crisp, beguiling voice observes chaos – and
conjures miracles. Elliott is an inspired observer - fresh, wry and true.’
Liz Jensen, author of The inth Life of Louis Drax
WHISPERS THROUGH A MEGAPHONE
Miriam hasn't left her house in three years, and cannot raise her voice above a
whisper. But today she has had enough, and is finally ready to rejoin the outside
world. Meanwhile, Ralph has made the mistake of opening a closet door, only to
discover with a shock that his wife Sadie doesn't love him, and never has. And so
he decides to run away. Miriam and Ralph's chance meeting in a wood during
stormy weather marks the beginning of an amusing, restorative friendship, while
Sadie takes a break from Twitter to embark on an intriguing adventure of her
own. As their collective story unfolds, each of them seeks to better understand the
objects of their affection, and their own hearts, timidly refusing to stand still and
accept the chaos life throws at them.
Filled with wit and sparkling prose, Whispers Through a Megaphone explores our
attempts to meaningfully connect with ourselves and others, in an often deafening
world - when sometimes all we need is a bit of silence.
World English: ONE (Pushkin Press)
Publication: September 2015
RIGHTS SOLD: France Payot Rivages Germany Kein & Aber Spain Alba
Editorial
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SUSAN HILL
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and Winner of the
Whitbread Award (The Bird of ight)
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
(I’m the King of the Castle)
Susan Hill’s books have won the Whitbread and John
Llewellyn Prizes, the W. Somerset Maugham Award and
been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her ghost story, The
Woman in Black, has been running in London's West End
since 1988. Susan Hill is married with two adult daughters
and lives in North Norfolk.
Praise for the Simon Serrailler novels:
‘ot all great novelists can write crime fiction but when one like Susan Hill does the
result is stunning’ Ruth Rendell
THE SOUL OF DISCRETION
The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any
other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes
and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the
land. When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton’s new Chief
Constable, Kieron Bright, he is asked to take the lead role in a complex,
potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately,
without telling anyone – not even his girlfriend Rachel. To complete his special
operation, Simon must inhabit the mind of the worst kind of criminal. As the
operation unfolds, Lafferton is dragged into the sort of case every town dreads.
And Simon faces the fight of his life.
UK: Chatto & Windus (PUBLISHED)
UK: Overlook Press
Other titles in the Simon Serrailler series:
1- THE VARIOUS HAU$TS OF ME$
2- THE PURE I$ HEART
3- THE RISK OF DARK$ESS
4- THE VOWS OF SILE$CE
5- THE SHADOWS I$ THE STREET
6- THE BETRAYAL OF TRUST
7- A QUESTIO$ OF IDE$TITY
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Fronta, Denmark Cicero, France Laffont, Germany Droemer, Holland
Luitingh-Sijthoff, Italy Kowalski, Japan VillageBooks, Poland Amber, Romania
Leda, Spain Edhasa, Turkey Yapi Kredi
umber 1 box office hit The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe is
the most successful British horror film ever made
The Woman in Black translated in 25 languages
THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt
marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is
summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house’s sole
inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered
windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black,
at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling
deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her
terrible purpose.
UK: Vintage (PUBLISHED)
US: David Godine / Vintage US
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China Shanghai 99, Croatia Mozaik, Czech Republic Metafofa, Denmark
Loxodonta, Estonia Hea Lugu, France L’Archipel, Germany Droemer, Greece
Eurobooks, Holland Luitingh-Sijthoff, Hungary Partvonal, Italy Marco Polillo,
Japan Hayakawa, Korea Munhakdongne, Lithuania Oboulys, Poland Amber,
Portugal Objectiva, Romania Leda, Russia AST, Serbia Okean, Spain
EDHASA, Sweden Modernista, Turkey Yapi Kredi.
Other ghost stories:
PRI$TER’S DEVIL COURT
DOLLY
THE SMALL HA$D
THE MA$ I$ THE PICTURE
THE MIST I$ THE MIRROR
Stand- alone novels & short stories:
BLACK SHEEP
A KI$D MA$
THE BEACO$
GE$TLEMA$ A$D LADIES
A CHA$GE FOR THE BETTER
A BIT OF SI$GI$G A$D DA$CI$G
I’M THE KI$G OF THE CASTLE
Japanese sub-agent: The English Agency
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THE ALBATROSS & OTHER
STORIES
STRA$GE MEETI$G
THE BIRD OF $IGHT
I$ THE SPRI$GTIME OF THE
YEAR
AIR A$D A$GELS
THE BATTLE FOR GULLYWITH
PENELOPE MORTIMER
PATRICK O’BRIAN
Dr. Patrick O’Brian C.B.E. (1914 - 2000) is known for his
acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales, for his biographies of
Joseph Banks and Picasso, and his English translations of
French writers including Simone de Beauvoir and Papillon.
In 1995, he was awarded the Heywood Hill Prize for a
lifetime’s contribution to literature. A feature film, Master
and Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring
Russell Crowe and directed by Peter Weir, was released in
2003 and won two Oscars.
Penelope Mortimer (1918-1999) was a novelist and
freelance writer contributing to the ew Yorker. Her
novel The Pumpkin Eater (1962) was made into an
Oscar-nominated film scripted by Harold Pinter and
starring Anne Bancroft. She was married to the writer
and barrister John Mortimer and their tempestuous
marriage was the inspiration for much of her writing.
‘…the best historical novels ever written’ $ew York Times Book Review
‘Penelope Mortimer’s novels have an economy and aptness of detail that make them
refreshingly unlike much confessional women’s literature. Her best-known novel The
Pumpkin Eater still reads with remarkable force’ $ew York Times
‘Beautiful … almost every woman I can think of will want to read this book’
Edna O’Brien, Daily Express on The Pumpkin Eater
ovels:
THE PUMPKI$ EATER
JOHA$$A
A VILLA I$ SUMMER
THE BRIGHT PRISO$
DADDY’S GO$E A-HU$TI$G
THE PUMPKI$ EATER
THE HOME
LO$G DISTA$CE
THE HA$DY MA$
MY FRIE$D SAYS IT’S BULLET PROOF
SATURDAY LU$CH WITH THE BROW$I$GS
CAVE OF ICE
WITH LOVE A$D LIZARDS
Biography:
QUEE$ ELIZABETH THE QUEE$ MOTHER
Autobiography:
ABOUT TIME
ABOUT TIME TOO
UK: HarperCollins
THE PUMPKI$ EATER
UK: Penguin Modern Classics
Publication: 2015
The Aubrey-Maturin series:
MASTER A$D COMMA$DER
POST CAPTAI$
HMS SURPRISE
THE MAURITIUS COMMA$D
DESOLATIO$ ISLA$D
THE FORTU$E OF WAR
THE SURGEO$’S MATE
THE IO$IA$ MISSIO$
TREASO$’S HARBOUR
THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL
THE LETTER OF MARQUE
THE THIRTEE$-GU$ SALUTE
THE $UTMEG OF CO$SOLATIO$
CLARISSA OAKES
THE WI$E-DARK SEA
THE COMMODORE
THE YELLOW ADMIRAL
THE HU$DRED DAYS
BLUE AT THE MIZZE$
THE FI$AL U$FI$ISHED VOYAGE OF JACK AUBREY
US: The New York Review Books
(PUBLISHED)
FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Italy Minimum Fax Spain Impedimenta
US: WW Norton
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Korea Golden Bough $orway Oktober Poland Zysk I S-ka Portugal ASA
Romania Litera Russia Amphora Serbia Laguna Spain Edhasa Sweden
Wahlstrom & Widstrand Turkey Dogan / TEAS Press
Japanese sub-agent: Tuttle Mori
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SARAH RAYNER
JEAN RHYS
Jean Rhys (1890–1979) started writing in the 1930s,
encouraged by Ford Madox Ford, who also discovered
D.H. Lawrence. She was spurred on to writing by an
anguish that surfaced when the first of her three
marriages broke down, but when she began, she was
already decades ahead of her time. Now, reading
through the lens of post-war tolerance and
understanding, Rhys’s novels are strikingly and
powerfully modern. She writes in a style that is
inimitably intimate yet hauntingly simple, filled with the
joys and the pains of human existence.
Author of One Moment, One Morning,
a bestseller with over 300,000 copies sold
Sarah Rayner has worked as an advertising copywriter for
almost 20 years. She has also written for women’s magazines
and the marketing press. She is the author of five novels and
one work of non-fiction.
Praise for Sarah Rayner:
'In evoking ordinary lives invaded by a deep, primitive yearning,
Rayner's portrayal of her characters' interior landscapes is
carefully crafted and empathetic’ Sunday Times
‘She is loved not just for a talent that seems so spontaneous
and individual in its personality as physical beauty,
but for a special kind of courage’ Guardian
‘Her strong, sympathetic characters feel drawn from life, and their
real-world feelings and experiences get passed on to the reader.’ Booklist
‘A real page-turner […] You’ll want to inhale it in one breath’ Easy Living
ovels:
QUARTET
AFTER LEAVI$G MR. MACKE$ZIE
VOYAGE I$ THE DARK
GOOD MOR$I$G MID$IGHT
WIDE SARGASSO SEA
Short stories:
THE LEFT BA$K
TIGERS ARE BETTER LOOKI$G
(Includes stories from THE LEFT BANK AND OTHER
STORIES)
SLEEP IT OFF LADY
LET THEM CALL IT JAZZ
Autobiography:
SMILE PLEASE
ANOTHER NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY
There’s Karen, a recent widow, who’s about to lose her father too, Abby, whose
autistic son requires 24/7 care, and Michael, a florist and family man dangerously
close to bankruptcy. As each comes close to sinking under the strain, they’re
brought together at Moorlands Clinic, and it is here, behind closed doors, they
struggle to open up their hearts to one another and learn to laugh again. But will
they all manage to come out unscathed?
Another ight, Another day is a moving exploration of what happens when three
very different people hit crisis point.
UK: Picador (PUBLISHED)
US: St Martin’s Griffin
RIGHTS SOLD: France Michel Lafon Italy Ugo Guanda Russia Exmo
UK: Penguin
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EunHaeng amu Spain Lumen, Portugal Bertrand
Japanese sub-agent: The English Agency
Other titles:
THE TWO WEEK WAIT
O$E MOME$T, O$E MOR$I$G
THE OTHER HALF
GETTI$G EVE$
(For Sarah Rayner’s non-fiction titles see page 62)
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US: WW Norton
Japanese sub-agent: Tuttle Mori
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DIANE SETTERFIELD
ROSE TREMAIN
The YT umber 1 Bestselling Author
Diane Setterfield is a former academic, specializing in
the twentieth-century French Literature. Having spent
time in France, she now lives in Harrogate. Her debut
novel The Thirteenth Tale has been published in 40
countries, and was a #1 international bestseller, selling
millions of copies. She is currently writing her third
novel.
'The overt creepiness is a long time coming, but this is a
ghost story half hidden inside a fascinating family saga,
where the dark stain spreads slowly… fabulous’
The Times
BELLMAN & BLACK: A Ghost Story
As a boy, William Bellman kills a rook with his slingshot. The act is soon
forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games, but has unforeseen and terrible
consequences. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, he
seems to have put the whole incident behind him. But rooks don’t forget. When a
stranger mysteriously enters his life, William’s fortunes begin to turn. Desperate
to save the one precious thing he has left, he enters into a bargain. A rather
strange bargain, with an even stranger partner, to found a decidedly macabre
business. And Bellman & Black is born.
UK: Orion (PUBLISHED)
Canada: Doubleday
US: Atria
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THE THIRTEENTH TALE
Shortlisted for the BBC $ational Short Story Award 2014
(‘The American Lover’)
Winner of the Orange Prize 2008 (The Road Home)
Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2004 (The Colour)
Winner of the Whitbread $ovel Award 1999 (Music & Silence)
Winner of the Prix Femina Etranger 1994 (Sacred Country)
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1989 (Restoration)
Rose Tremain’s bestselling novels have won many awards.
Restoration was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and
made into a film in 1995. In 2007, Rose was made a CBE in
the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She lives in Norfolk and
London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.
‘a collection of stylish daring, tonal mastery and smart, tough love.’
The $ew York Times Book Review
THE AMERICAN LOVER
Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories. In her
precise yet sensuous style she lays bare the soul of her characters – the admirable,
the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy and the adorable – to uncover a
dazzling range of human emotions and desires.
UK: Chatto & Windus (PUBLISHED)
US: WW Norton
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ovels:
MERIVEL
TRESPASS
THE ROAD HOME
THE COLOUR
MUSIC A$D SILE$CE
THE WAY I FOU$D HER
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Short stories: THE DARK$ESS OF WALLIS SIMPSO$
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SACRED COU$TRY
RESTORATIO$
THE SWIMMI$G POOL SEASO$
THE CUPBOARD
LETTER TO SISTER BE$EDICTA
SADLER’S BIRTHDAY
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Commercial Fiction
Michael Asher
Raffaella Barker
James Barlow
Christopher Bartley
Clifford Beal
Alexandra Connor
Catherine Cookson
Elizabeth Corley
David Crossland
Gordon Doherty
Angus Donald
Chris Ewan
Robert Fabbri
N.S. Fountain
Sam Gasson
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Michael Asher has served in the Parachute Regiment
and the SAS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Literature, and has won the Ness Award of the Royal
Geographical Society and the Mungo Park Medal of the
Royal Scottish Geographical Society for Exploration.
Praise for Death or Glory quartet:
‘Breathtaking bravery, astonishing feats of endurance,
raids and battles described with terrific immediacy and
pace. Compelling and definitive . . . will surely not be
bettered’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Detailed, scathingly honest. Asher has brought the critical eye of the
knowledgeable insider to his in-depth study of SAS
operations and personalities’ Herald
CODE OF COMBAT – Vol.4 of the Death or Glory quartet
Italy, 1943 - SAS Captain, Tom Caine, is being held captive by Nazi forces.
Whilst imprisoned he befriends another member of the SAS - one who has heard
a rumour. The operative knows the location of an ancient codex. A codex he
claims will lead them to the location of the original texts of Tacitus' Germania.
Caine is deployed by the Nazis to find the codex and retrieve the texts on a
mission that will most certainly bring about his death, and refusal is not an option.
Caine has little choice but to begin his most deadly campaign yet.
UK: Penguin (PUBLISHED)
Other titles in the Death or Glory quartet:
1-THE LAST COMMA$DO
2-THE FLAMI$G SWORD
3-HIGHROAD TO HELL
PREVIOUS FOREIG$ SALES: Poland Reader’s Digest Czech Reader’s
Digest Slovak Reader’s Digest
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RAFFAELLA BARKER
JAMES BARLOW
James Barlow (1921-1973) was a regular contributor to
the magazine Punch and in 1956 published his first
novel, The Protagonists, to much critical acclaim in both
the UK and the US. The Patriots, written in 1960,
became a bestseller and in 1972, Barlow won an award
from Pan Publishers for Liner, beating competition such
as The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth.
Raffaella Barker, daughter of poet George Barker, is the
author of nine novels for adults and one children's book, all
of which have been widely acclaimed. She is a regular
contributor to Country Life and the Sunday Telegraph. She
lives in Norfolk with her three children.
‘Instantly likeable characters… a light, enjoyable novel,
best read by the sea’ Sunday Times
‘beautifully written… perfect for a
hammock on a sunny day’ Daily Mail
FROM A DISTANCE
April, 1946. Michael, a soldier, returns to Southampton on a troop ship.
Brutalised and in shock, he cannot face the life that awaits him at home.
Impulsively he boards a train to the western tip of Cornwall, where his life is
shaped by his heart and the fragmented Britain he has come back to.
More than half a century later, Kit, an enigmatic stranger, arrives in Norfolk to
take up his unwanted inheritance- a decommissioned lighthouse, half hidden in
the shadows of the past, now sweeping its beam forward through time. According
to Kit, his life is complete, and he doesn't wish to see anything the lighthouse's
glare exposes. But the choice is out of his hands.
Luisa, a second-generation Italian, has so far lived through her children and has
reached a point of invisibility. The constant push and pull of family life has turned
like the tide, and she is suspended, without direction. Kit and Luisa meet and
neither can escape the inevitability of Michael's split-second decision at the
Southampton docks.
World All Languages: Bloomsbury (PUBLISHED)
Other titles: (Translation Rights with Sheil Land Associates)
HE$S DA$CI$G
SUMMERTIME
A PERFECT LIFE
GREE$ GRASS
PHOSPHORESCE$CE
THE HOOK
COME A$D TELL ME SOME LIES
POPPYLA$D
PREVIOUS FOREIG$ SALES: Azerbaijan TEAS Press Germany Droemer,
Holland ijgh & Van Ditmar, Hungary Bolt Kft, Russia TEAS Press, Turkey
TEAS Press
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Barlow’s 1968 novel, The Burden of Proof, was made
into a successful film (retitled Villain) starring Richard
Burton. In 1962, Term of Trial was turned into a film
starring Laurence Olivier (whose performance received a BAFTA nomination),
Simone Signoret, Thora Hird and Terence Stamp. The television adaptation of his
third novel, The Man with Good Intentions, starred Francesca Annis.
The film rights for The Protagonists have just been optioned.
‘James Barlow is one of the most able thriller writers in the business, with an
alarmingly acute eye for the degenerate quirks of society and the knack of
unraveling a plot as complicatedly knit as spaghetti’ Spectator
‘Passion, violence and retribution, suspense
and superb storytelling!’ Los Angeles Times
‘We have to welcome a careful and painstaking talent’ Sunday Times
ovels:
THE PROTAGO$ISTS
THE HOUR OF MAXIMUM DA$GER
BOTH YOUR HOUSES
THE BURDE$ OF PROOF
O$E MA$ I$ THE WORLD
THIS SIDE OF THE SKY
O$E HALF OF THE WORLD
I$ ALL GOOD FAITH
THE LOVE CHASE
LI$ER
TERM OF TRIAL
THE PATRIOTS
THE MA$ WITH GOOD I$TE$TIO$S
World English: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Italy Sellerio Editore
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CHRISTOPHER BARTLEY
Christopher Bartley is a clinical psychologist and a
professor at the University of Hawaii, and also directs
research at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. He
conducts clinical trials, epidemiology, and mental health
services research, mostly with prisoners and combat
veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. He is
fascinated with the history of jazz, gangsters, bank robbers
and baseball, all of which seemed to converge in the 1920s,
30s and 40s. Setting his novels just after prohibition
allowed him to delve into one of his favourite periods.
‘A stiff noir cocktail: sharp dialogue, shadowy settings, and severe,
cold-blooded violence… The prose can sparkle, the atmosphere is there, period
details are pitch-perfect, and the action scenes are executed with verve’
Kirkus Reviews
EVERY SECRET THING
The California Tule fog sits oppressively over the small town of Gentryville but it
seems it has not deterred the antics of corrupt politicians, greedy developers and
canny mobsters as they go about their business as usual.
Ross Duncan, en route to San Francisco and in town, is drawn to help Carmelita
back home to her father after being stranded by her boyfriend, the boxer Joey
Cosimo. Joey is manipulated through drugs by the local mayor and mobster, Tony
Vargas. As Duncan slowly discovers the secrets of the town, he tries to stay alive
and protect Carmelita and Joey but the body count increases as the stakes get
higher. Mobsters from Detroit come into Gentryville to disrupt Vargas’ plans and
to seek revenge from a past killing but as the violence mounts, Duncan finds
himself at the centre of an even larger plan to usurp control of the Hetch Hetchy
Water System.
CLIFFORD BEAL
Clifford Beal is a former journalist and the author of
Gideon's Angel and The Rave's Banquet, from Solaris Books.
He is also the author of Quelch’s Gold (Praeger Books
2007), the true story of a little-known but remarkable early
18th century Anglo-American pirate. Originally from
Providence, Rhode Island, he lives in Surrey.
THE GUNS OF IVREA
Valdur is not a happy kingdom. Five fractious duchies, a royal enclave no bigger
than a market town and a vain and lazy King, whose dukes and high stewards are
free to plot and scheme. Here, landsmen and mer-men coexist in a state of mutual
distrust, meeting only to trade, and even then in secret.
Acquel is a young and unwilling Greyrobe, sent to the cloisterhood to reform his
thieving ways. When an earthquake destroys the sarcophagus of revered prophet
Elded the Lawgiver, Acquel is forced to rely on the wits he sharpened as a thief to
survive. He has seen something that spelled the deaths of the few other witnesses
- Elded's bones show him to have been a mer-man, a shocking secret that the
rulers of Valdur will stop at nothing to suppress. For this is the secret on which
their kingdom is built and there is more at stake that Acquel could ever have
imagined...
World English: Solaris
Publication: February 2016
World English: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
Other titles in the Ross Duncan series:
1- THEY DIE ALO$E
2- SLEEP $OT, MY CHILD
3- FOR A SI$ OFFERI$G
4- TO CATCH IS $OT TO HOLD
5- U$TO THE DAUGHTERS OF ME$
6- A BULLET TO DREAM OF
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ALEXANDRA CONNOR
CATHERINE COOKSON
Alexandra Connor's work has been featured in The Times,
Telegraph, Observer, ew Woman, Woman's Journal,
Woman and Home, Hello!, The Express, Daily Mail, and
many foreign newspapers such as Le Figaro and La
Sicilia. Alexandra is listed in Debrett's 'People of Today';
is an entrant in the Dictionary of International Biography;
and inaugural version of The Cambridge Blue Book. She
is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She writes
both fiction and non-fiction in a number of genres.
Over 100 million copies sold around the world
Translated into 25 languages
Catherine Cookson (1906 - 1998) was born in the bleak
industrial heartland of Tyneside, England, the illegitimate
daughter of the woman whom she had believed to be her
elder sister. The poverty, exploitation and bigotry she
experienced aroused deep emotions that stayed with her
throughout her life. At the age of forty, she began to write
about the lives of the people around her, and rose to
become one of the most successful novelists of all time.
She received an OBE in 1986 and was created Dame of
the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an
Honorary Fellow at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford in 1997.
She passed away aged 91.
BODILY HARM (A Rae Spears Mystery Thriller)
Rae Spears, a neurosurgeon, is reeling from the suicide of her husband, Stuart,
when she is approached by an old lover, Ted Rimmer, a detective with the
Manchester Police Force. Rimmer asks for her specialist appraisal of a murder
suspect called Terry Farrell who is exhibiting neurological symptoms. Is he
faking? Or is he really ill? Rae believes that he is innocent and becomes
determined to defend him, but the police remain sure of his guilt. Hounded by the
press, shunned by those she worked with but mostly haunted by the death of
Stuart, Rae finds her equilibrium shaken to the point of doubting her own
decisions. With nothing to lose, and knowing she is risking her reputation and her
own safety, Rae sets out to find the killer and vindicate herself: a journey which
takes her into the darkness alone.
World English: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
ovels:
KATE HA$$IGA$
THE FIFTEE$ STREETS
COLOUR BLI$D
HA$$AH MASSEY
THE GAMBLI$G MA$
A RUTHLESS $EED
RILEY
THE THURSDAY FRIE$D
THE BO$$Y DAW$
THE LADY O$ MY LEFT
A HOUSE DIVIDED
ROSIE OF THE RIVER
THE SA$D DA$CER
THE MALLE$ SECRET
Autobiography:
Rae Spears Mystery Thriller series
BODILY HARM
CIPHER
OUR KATE
CATHERI$E COOKSO$ COU$TRY
LET ME MAKE MYSELF PLAI$
PLAI$ER STILL
Sagas
A$ A$GEL PASSI$G OVER
MASK OF FORTU$E
THE FACE I$ THE LOCKET
THE HOUR OF THE A$GEL
THE TUR$ OF THE TIDE
THE VELVET GLOVE
‘The most celebrated novelist of our time’ The Times
GREE$ BAIZE ROAD
MID$IGHT’S SMILI$G
THE GREE$ BAY TREE
THE SIXPE$$Y WI$$ER
THE WELL OF DREAMS
WI$TER WOME$, MIDSUMMER ME$
Horror/Magic Realism – previous published as Alexandra Hampton
THE DEAF HOUSE
THE EXPERIE$CE BUYER
on-fiction
PRIVATE VIEW
A full list of Dame Catherine’s 106 published works is available
UK: Headline & Corgi
FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Bulgaria Svetovna Biblioteka, Czech Republic
Euromedia, Denmark Det Bedste a/s Estonia Varrak, Finland Gummerus,
France Presses de la Cite Germany Heyne / Weltbild. Greece Oceanida,
Holland De Boekerij, Hungary Magyar Konyvklub, Italy Sperling & Kupfer
Korea Simji Publishing, Latvia Zvaigzne ABC, Lithuania Alma Littera,
$orway Cappelen, Poland Wydawnictwo Bis Portugal Circulo de Leitores,
Romania Miron / Pygmalion / Mondial / Vivaldi, Russia Mir knigi, Family
Leisure Club, South Africa Rooi Rose Magazine Slovakia Sloyensky Spisoyatel,
Spain Editorial Planeta, Sweden Bonniers Turkey Aarion Yayin
Japanese sub-agent: Tuttle Mori
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ELIZABETH CORLEY
DAVID CROSSLAND
David Crossland was born in 1967 in Bonn, then the
capital of West Germany, where his father was a foreign
correspondent. David worked for Reuters for ten years
before becoming a freelance journalist. He writes
extensively about the growing threat posed by neo-Nazis
in the former communist east. He is bilingual and
treasures his roots in the Rhineland. He is married with a
son and lives in Berlin.
Sales in Germany exceed 300,000 copies
Elizabeth Corley grew up in West Sussex, England. She
manages to balance her passion for crime-writing with a
successful position as Chief Executive for a global
investment company. She divides her time between
London, Germany and France. She was inspired to write
the first of her novels featuring DCI Andrew Fenwick
during a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, and her first
four books have become bestsellers in Germany.
‘Very tense, superb…sure to appeal
to fans of Tana French and Tess Gerritsen’ Booklist
The Jewish Candidate has triggered huge numbers of reviews, features and
interviews with Reuters, The Chicago Tribune, the Jewish Post, Deutsche Welle,
The Local (Swedish-owned), Spiegal Online and Juedische Allgemiene
(Germany’s largest Jewish newspaper).
‘Virtuoso’ Die Welt
‘Described with great subtlety…cleverly done and
genuinely exciting’ Literary Review
DEAD OF WINTER
Chief Superintendent Andrew Fenwick isn't pleased to be assigned a high-profile
celebrity case - the disappearance of teenager Issie Mattias, the privileged
granddaughter of Hollywood royalty. But as his investigation takes shape, and
unsettling hints of an abusive past surface, he grows ever more concerned for the
girl's safety. Meanwhile Inspector Louise Nightingale is searching for a serial
rapist - could the cases be linked? As the country is gripped by a treacherous
winter, Fenwick and Nightingale are running out of time...
A gripping tale of revenge and first love gone bitterly wrong, Dead of Winter marks
the welcome return of Fenwick and Nightingale, and sees Elizabeth Corley at the
peak of her powers.
UK: Allison & Busby (PUBLISHED)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Germany S. Fischer / Scherz, Holland LuitinghSijthoff, Poland Zysk, Turkey Pegasus.
Japanese sub-agent: Owl’s Agency
Praise for The Jewish Candidate:
‘As the European Union faces a resurgence of the right-wing ultranationalism,
veteran journalist David Crossland paints a chilling scenario of the threats posed
to contemporary German society by the neo-azi extremists. A real page-turner’
Efraim Zuroff, the head of The Simon Wiesenthal Center
‘This new novel has shed timely light on the right-wing extremist violence that has
plagued the country since 1990 and was swept under the carpet for years. A fastpaced thriller’ Reuters
TEUTONIA
Long before the Nazis central Europe was shared, uneasily perhaps, between the
Germans and the Russians. Old strategic realities never die…
Bruno Haxelreuter (‘Haxi’) is the poster boy of German industry – blond,
handsome, fun loving and ruthless. He is also Prussian and dreams of reuniting
the old Prussian lands of eastern Poland with the German fatherland once again.
But do his ambitions stop there? Investigative journalists Carver and Renner find
themselves drawn into a terrifying race against time to uncover a plot which
threatens the whole of Europe.
Set against the backdrop of German triumphalism in which long dormant
ambitions find their voice once again in the boardrooms of Germany’s economic
powerhouse, Teutonia is another brilliantly informed political thriller from the
author of The Jewish Candidate.
Other titles:
FATAL LEGACY
REQUIEM MASS
GRAVE DOUBTS
I$$OCE$T BLOOD
UK: on submission
Other titles:
THE JEWISH CA$DIDATE
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GORDON DOHERTY
Gordon is a Scottish writer, whose historical fiction has
sold tens of thousands of copies. His Legionary series is set
in the Eastern Roman Empire circa 376 AD and follows the
adventures of the border legions as the empire begins to
waver under the relentless crush of barbarians from the
East and the North.
His Strategos series is set around the build up to the Battle
of Manzikert in 1071 AD and follows the dark and troubled
life of a Byzantine general in a land riven with bloodshed
and doubt.
THE SCOURGE OF THRACIA – Vol.4 of the Legionary series
377 AD: Thracia’s legions are few and broken in the wake of the Battle of Ad
Salices. But the scattered centuries and cohorts rally in an effort to blockade the
Haemus Mountain passes and hold back the relentless attacks of Fritigern’s
swelling Gothic armies. These passes must endure until Eastern Emperor Valens
and Western Emperor Gratian can muster and bring their Praesental Armies in
relief. Numerius Vitellius Pavo and the men of the XI Claudia return to
Constantinople from their brutal Persian sortie to hear widespread tales of
Thracia’s plight and the precarious mountain blockades. Each of them knows
what is at stake should those passes fall: the heartland of the Eastern Empire
would face the wrath of the barbarians and loved ones would be at the mercy of
their savage blades. When the Claudia are despatched to aid the effort at the
mountains, Pavo can think only of two souls wandering in the jaws of the Gothic
threat: his beloved Felicia and his lost half-brother, Dexion. So he and his
comrades march at haste, headlong into the storm that awaits them . . .
ANGUS DONALD
King’s Man & Holy Warrior – top 50 UK bestseller
Outlaw has sold approaching 150,000 copies
Angus Donald was a journalist on the London Times from
2002 to 2008. Previously, he was foreign correspondent for
the Financial Times in India and Pakistan, and covered the
Battle of Tora Bora, Afghanistan for The Independent.
Television rights in the Outlaw Chronicles have just been
optioned.
Praise for Outlaw:
‘Angus Donald’s gloriously entertaining
reboot of the Robin Hood legend’ The Times
THE IRON CASTLE – Vol.6 of the Outlaw Chronicles
Ad 1203: Robin Hood Must Turn The Tide Of War
England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for power. The fate of the
embattled duchy of Normandy is in the hands of the weak and untrustworthy King
John. Facing disaster, he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.
King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin - the Earl of
Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle under the English banner,
supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle
away.
The most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Chateau Gaillard can resist the
French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this last bastion against
overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle falls, Normandy will fall with it.
UK: Kindle Direct Publishing (PUBLISHED)
UK: Little, Brown (PUBLISHED)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Greece Chryssalis Books Italy ewton & Compton
Russia Veche
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Brazil Record, Germany Droemer, Holland
Luitingh-Sijthoff, Poland Amber, Portugal Objectiva, Russia Exmo, Spain
Edhasa
Other titles in the Legionary series:
1-LEGIO$ARY (Italy ewton & Compton, Russia Veche)
2-VIPER OF THE $ORTH (Italy ewton & Compton)
3-LA$D OF THE SACRED FIRE
Strategos series:
1-BOR$ I$ THE BORDERLA$DS (Greece Chryssalis Books)
2-RISE OF THE GOLDE$ HEART
3-ISLA$D I$ THE STORM
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Other titles in the Outlaw Chronicles:
1-OUTLAW
2-HOLY WARRIOR
3-KI$G’S MA$
4-WARLORD
5-GRAIL K$IGHT
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CHRIS EWAN
Over 500,000 copies sold of Safe House
Chris Ewan is the award-winning author of The Good
Thief's Guide to ... series of mystery novels, which are in
development with 20th Century Fox Television on behalf
of showrunner Hart Hanson (Bones). Safe House, his first
stand-alone thriller, was a number one bestseller in 2012
and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime
Novel of the Year Award. Chris lives in England with his
wife, Jo, and their daughter.
Praise for Safe House:
‘Proceeding at warp speed with plenty of twists and excellent use of
its setting, Safe House is a terrific holiday read’ The Guardian
LONG TIME LOST
Nick Miller and his team provide a highly discreet, highly illegal service,
relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. But
when Miller prevents the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland
in an isolated cliff-top house on the Isle of Man, he sets in motion a chain of
events that threaten the safety of everyone in his network.
To protect the clients Miller has taught to hide in plain sight, he and Kate must
race across Europe, from Hamburg to Rome, and Prague to central Switzerland.
But they’re not alone. They’re being watched. And the enemy they both share –
the man responsible for killing Miller’s wife and daughter – will stop at nothing
to locate the person he’s searching for.
UK: Faber & Faber
Publication: TBC
ROBERT FABBRI
Masters of Rome # 9 Times hardback bestseller
Over 250,000 copies sold of the Vespasian series
Robert Fabbri read Drama and Theatre at London
University and has worked in film and TV for 25 years. He
has worked on productions such as Hornblower,
Hellraiser, Patriot Games and Billy Elliot. His life-long
passion for ancient history, especially for that of the
Roman Empire, drew him to write his first novel. He lives
in London and Berlin and is now working on the seventh
book in the series.
VESPASIAN VI: ROME’S LOST SON
Rome, AD 51: Vespasian brings Rome's greatest enemy before the Emperor.
After eight years of resistance, the British warrior Caratacus has been caught. But
even Vespasian's victory cannot remove the newly-made consul from Roman
politics: Agrippina, Emperor Claudius's wife, pardons Caratacus. Claudius is a
drunken fool and Narcissus and Pallas, his freedmen, are battling for control of
his throne. Separately, they decide to send Vespasian East to Armenia to defend
Rome's interests. But there is more at stake than protecting a client kingdom.
Rumours abound that Agrippina is involved in a plot to destabilise the East.
Vespasian must find a way to serve two masters - Narcissus is determined to ruin
Agrippina, Pallas to save her. Meanwhile, the East is in turmoil. A new Jewish
cult is flourishing and its adherents refuse to swear loyalty to the Emperor. In
Armenia, Vespasian is captured. 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?
UK: Corvus (Atlantic Books)
Publication: March 2015
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Germany Rowohlt Italy Fanucci Lithuania Jotema
Russia Exmo Turkey Pegasus
Stand alone titles:
SAFE HOUSE
DEAD LI$E
DARK TIDES
THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO… AMSTERDAM, PARIS, VEGAS,
VE$ICE & BERLI$
(UK Simon & Schuster, US St Martin’s Press, Bulgaria Bard, Croatia
Algoritam, Germany Lübbe, Greece Mamaya, Holland De Boekerij, Poland
Amber, Japan Kodansha, Russia 36.6, Slovak Republic Ikar)
RIGHTS SOLD: Holland Karakter
Other titles:
I: TRIBU$E OF ROME
II: ROME’S EXECUTIO$ER
III: FALSE GOD OF ROME
IV: ROME’S FALLE$ EAGLE
V: MASTERS OF ROME
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Czech Laser Holland Karakter Hungary Alexandra
Italy ewton Compton Poland Rebis Russia Veche Spain Edhasa
Japanese sub-agent: Japan Uni
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N.S. FOUNTAIN
SAM GASSON
N.S. (Nev) Fountain is an award winning comedy writer,
for television and radio. He is chiefly known for his work
on the Dead Ringers sketch show and as a staff writer for
Private Eye magazine, but he has also contributed to
many other programmes, including Have I Got ews for
You and 2DTV. Painkiller is his first novel.
Sam Gasson is a thirty-two year old graduate (with
distinction) of UEA’s MA in Creative Writing. He spends
his days teaching English at a secondary school and his
evenings writing.
PAINKILLER
THE CAT WHO SAW IT ALL
Monica suffers from chronic neuropathic pain. The pain consumes half her mind,
and the drugs that are supposed to deal with the pain consume the other half.
There are whole years of her life which are a blur to her. So when she finds a
suicide note, written by her, saying she is going to end it all, she can't remember
writing it or why she kept it in the first place. She gradually comes to suspect that
someone tried to kill her once and is trying to do so again...
Jim Glew is a private detective with a heart condition who has decided to retire.
Bruno, his over imaginative eleven year old son raised on a diet of TV whodunits,
sees crime everywhere; the one thing he loves more than playing detective is his
rescue cat Mildred. Curious to have a cat’s eye view of the world, Bruno fits a
collar camera to Mildred. The camera becomes vitally important when Poppy
Rutter, the Glew's neighbour, is brutally murdered and bloody paw prints are
found at the scene. But where are Mildred and her camera?
UK: Sphere (Little, Brown)
Publication: February 2016
RIGHTS SOLD: Germany Goldmann
Jim and Bruno both set out to investigate: for Jim the investigation is a chance to
return to doing the thing he is good at and to prevent further tragedy. For Bruno it
is a journey into an adult world which is more complex and sinister than anything
he could have imagined.
The Cat who Saw it All plays with the concept of the old fashioned whodunit,
combining humour and a well-executed plot with some darker and more
contemporary themes. The heroine of the piece is of course Mildred, and through
her we have an insight into the secret lives of cats, a source of enduring
fascination.
UK: on submission
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MARGARET GRAHAM
Margaret Graham is a bestselling author and has been
writing for thirty years. Her first novel was published in
1986 and since then she has written a further 13 novels.
Margaret has written two plays, co-researched a television
documentary, which grew out of A Canopy of Silence, and
has written numerous short stories and features.
Praise for Margaret Graham:
‘Moving and memorable’ Daily Mail
‘Emotional, thoughtful… Margaret Graham has a sure,
delicate touch’ Good Housekeeping
EASTERLEIGH HALL AT WAR
The second novel in a compelling new series set in County Durham just before and
during the First World War. Perfect for fans of Longbourn and Downton Abbey.
England is at war and Easterleigh Hall has been turned into a hospital for the
duration of the hostilities. With its army of volunteers and wounded servicemen,
cook Evie Forbes is determined that everyone will be properly provided for,
despite the threat of rationing and dwindling supplies. All the while she waits for
letters from her fiancé and beloved brother, fighting on the Western Front. Then
the worst happens – a telegram arrives with shattering news. And Evie wonders if
she’ll have the strength to carry on…
UK: Arrow (Random House UK)
Publication: May 2015
Graham Hancock is the author of numerous bestselling
works about historical mysteries. His books have sold more
than five million copies worldwide and have been translated
into twenty-seven languages. His public lectures and
broadcasts, including two major TV series for Channel 4,
Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of
the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an
unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions
about humanity’s past. His first foray into fantasy fiction
was Entangled, published in 2010 to critical acclaim. His
first historical fiction, War God, begins an epic trilogy.
‘In this fast-moving highly recommended novel, Graham Hancock masterfully
reconstructs the biggest clash of civilizations ever, revealing aspects that only a
genius author could unveil’
Javier Sierra ew York Times bestselling author of
The Secret Supper and The Lost Angel
WAR GOD: Return of the Plumed Serpent
– Vol.2 of the War God trilogy
The conquistador Hernán Cortés is hell-bent on conquering Mexico for the
Aztecs’ gold. Having destroyed the Maya at Potonchan, Cortés now marches on
Tenochtitlan, the Golden City of the Aztecs, wrapped in the aura of a returning,
vengeful god. His small force of just five hundred men will have to defeat the
psychotic emperor Moctezuma and the armies of hundreds of thousands he
commands.
WAR GOD: Nights of the Witch – Vol.1 of the War God trilogy
EASTERLEIGH HALL
When Evie Forbes starts as an assistant cook at Easterleigh Hall, she goes against
her family’s wishes. For ruthless Lord Brampton also owns the mine where Evie’s
father and brothers work and there is animosity between the two families. But
Evie is determined to better herself. Evie works hard and gains a valued place in
the household. And her dream of running a small hotel grows ever closer. Then
War is declared and all their lives are thrown into turmoil.
UK: Arrow (Random House UK) (PUBLISHED)
Other titles:
THE FUTURE IS OURS
A CA$OPY OF SILE$CE
A BITTER LEGACY
A DISTA$T DREAM
BED OF ROSES
GRAHAM HANCOCK
LOOK WITHI$ YOUR HEART
OUT OF THE $IGHT
PRACTISI$G WEARI$G PURPLE
SATURDAY MOR$I$G
THE VISIT
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The epic story of a clash of two empires and two gods of war begins in February
1519 when the conquistador, Hernan Cortes, sets sail from Cuba with his fleet
towards Mexico with just five hundred adventurers. Little do they know that they
will pit themselves against the most brutal armies, hundreds of thousands strong,
of the ancient Americas, in their quest for gold and riches.
UK: Hodder & Stoughton (PUBLISHED)
RIGHTS SOLD: Czech Republic Talpress, Italy ewton Compton, Spain
Ediciones B
Other titles:
E$TA$GLED
(For Graham Hancock’s $on-Fiction titles see page 57)
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PREVIOUS FOREIG$ SALES: Bulgaria Bard, Brazil Aleph/Record, China
Beijing Classic & Wise Culture Development Co./China Light Industry
Press/ew World Press, Croatia Stari Grad/Mozaiek, Czech Republic
Columbus, Holland Tirion, Estonia Sinisukk, France Pygmalion/du Rocher,
Germany Bastei-Verlag/Kopp/Hoffmann und Campe, Greece Livani/Enalios,
Hungary
Pecsi,
Italy
Corbaccio/Piemme,
Japan
Koike
Shoin/Shueisha/Shogakukan, Korea Kachi, Poland Amber, Portugal Presenca,
Romania Excalibur/Aldo, Russia Exmo, Serbia Mono & Manjana, Slovak
Aktuell, Spain Ediciones B/Martinez Roca/Planeta, Taiwan Taiwan Wisdom
Publishing Co., Thailand Ruan Boon/Infinity, Turkey Kitapcilik
MARK LAWRENCE
Mark Lawrence is a research scientist working on
artificial intelligence. He is a dual national with both
British and American citizenship and has held secret level
clearance with both governments. Married with four
children, he lives in Bristol. Mark is now working on the
third book in the Red Queen’s War Trilogy.
Praise for Prince of Thorns:
‘This is an absolutely stunning book. Dark and relentless…A
two-in-the-morning page turner.’ Robin Hobb
‘Being hailed by the publisher as the British answer to
The Game of Thrones, this is dark, exciting and fun.’
The Bookseller
THE LIAR’S KEY – Vol.2 of the Red Queen’s War trilogy
Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed-for luxuries of his
southern palace. And although the North may be home to his companion, the
warrior Snorri ver Snagason, he is just as eager to leave. For the Viking is ready
to challenge all of Hell to bring his wife and children back into the living world.
He has Loki’s key – now all he needs is to find the door. As all wait for the ice to
unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to claim what was so nearly his – the key to
the underworld -- so that his dead subjects can rise and rule.
UK: Voyager (Harper Collins)
Publication: June 2015
US: Ace (Penguin)
PRINCE OF FOOLS – Vol.1 of the Red Queen’s War trilogy
The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other.
Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all.
The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of
women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and
content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not
there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and
the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it’s all a
rumor—nothing that will affect him. But he is wrong…
RIGHTS SOLD: Brazil DarkSide France Bragelonne Hungary Fumax Latvia
Prometejs AB Poland Ksiezyc Russia Fantastika
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The Broken Empire Trilogy:
1-PRI$CE OF THOR$S
2-KI$G OF THOR$S
3-EMPEROR OF THOR$S
FRANKIE LEAHY
Frankie Leahy (who writes under the pseudonym
Frankie Gaffney) is best placed to offer a faithful
literary treatment of the Irish crime scene having had
himself immersed in Dublin’s underworld whilst
growing up in the inner-city. In his mid-twenties he
left all this behind and went to Trinity College. He
studied English Literature graduating with a first, and
has since been awarded the Ussher Fellowship at
Trinity. Dublin 7 is his debut novel, making it rare that
someone from his background has had access to a high
literary education and to make some use of it.
RIGHTS SOLD: Brazil Barba egra Bulgaria Bard Czech Republic Talpress
France Bragelonne Germany Heyne Greece Chryssalis Books Holland Luitingh
Hungary Fumax, Indonesia UFUK Italy ewton Compton Poland Ksiezyc
Romania Editura Trei Russia Fantastika Spain Minotauro (Planeta) Thailand
okhook Publishing Turkey Pegasus
Japanese sub agent: The English Agency
DUBLIN 7
Dublin 7, akin to Trainspotting in its grittiness and raw depiction of life at the
edges, tells the story of a working class teenager’s descent into gangland brutality.
The story is told through the lens of Shakespeare’s ‘seven ages’ with each chapter
representing one age.
Shane is enjoying a summer of drink and drugs and has no desire to end it with a
badly paid job or further education. Instead, he becomes involved with a local
gangster and cocaine supplier, Griffo, who teaches Shane the tricks of the drug
trade. In search of excitement, status and financial security, he sets himself up as a
dealer.
Shane’s new found confidence encourages him to pursue a beautiful inner-city
girl, Elizabeth Byrne. But Elizabeth’s own murky past leads him further into the
squalor of Dublin’s underworld and into the path of his biggest rival, the brutal
Paddy Lawless.
As Shane finds himself embroiled in affairs that are outside of his control, his
inability to extricate himself from his situation renders the conclusion inevitable.
UK & Ireland: Liberties Press
Publication: 2015
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JANE LYTHELL
SARA-ELLA OZBEK
The Lie of You in Top 10 Kindle bestseller
Sara-Ella Ozbek lives in London and is an agent at Next
Model Management. She is a frequent contributor to
Suitcase magazine, a multi-media fashion and travel
publication. In the past, she has worked at Vogue
Magazine, Pan Macmillan and Working Title Films.
The author went to the University of Exeter, where she
received a First Class BA Single Honours Degree in
English Literature. She has travelled extensively and
spent long periods of time in South Africa, Turkey,
South East Asia and India.
Jane Clarke (who writes as Jane Lythell) worked as a
television producer and commissioning editor before
becoming Deputy Director of the BFI and Chief
Executive of BAFTA. She now writes fiction full time.
Her first novel, The Lie of You, was widely acclaimed.
Praise for The Lie of You:
‘Fascinating…memorable…thrilling’ Daily Mail
‘A very credible portrait of obsession to the point of
madness’ Literary Review
GIRL DU JOUR
AFTER THE STORM
Rob and Anna can't bear to come home from their holiday in Central America.
They want one final adventure, and they find it: Kim and Owen, a friendly young
couple they met in the harbour, need help crewing their beautiful old boat to a far
off island.
Rob dreams of lazy afternoons spent snorkelling, sunbathing and learning to sail.
Anna looks forward to the silence and solitude of ten days at sea. It will be the
perfect end to a perfect trip.
But why is Owen so secretive about his past? Why does Kim keep a knife zipped
into her bag? Maybe Anna and Rob are too quick to trust in friendly strangers...
The Devil Wears Prada meets Less than Zero in a darkly glamorous debut novel
by a startling new talent.
Obsessed over by millions, the world’s top models are more high profile, more
famous and more sought after than ever before. Girl du Jour takes the reader
behind the twitter and instagram accounts to portray a world and a lifestyle which
many will find shocking.
Alongside the fame, the adoration, the parties and the vast amounts of cash, come
the insecurities, the drugs, the eating disorders and the sheer narcissistic
exhaustion of being on display all the time. It’s a lethal cocktail.
WORLD excl. Germany: Head of Zeus (PUBLISHED)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Germany Piper
Written by one of the UK’s top young fashion agents (Sara-Ella represents Suki
Waterhouse) and with a title given to her by Cara Delavigne, Girl du Jour could
not have a better provenance. It is a novel borne out of real experience that will
shock and fascinate in equal measure.
Other titles
THE LIE OF YOU
UK: on submission
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CATHERINE QUINN
SU QUINN
The Thief Taker no. 1
in the Kindle historical and crime fiction charts.
Over 150,000 copies of the Ivy Trilogy sold in Germany
Over a quarter million books sold worldwide
Catherine Quinn is a bestselling author of fiction (under
the nom de plume J S Taylor) and an award-winning
freelance journalist. Among other topics, she writes
about employment, food and travel for The Times,
Guardian, Independent, Telegraph and Mirror.
Susannah Quinn is an internationally bestselling romance
author and has sold over a quarter million books worldwide.
Her mystery thrillers Glass Geishas and Show, Don’t Tell
are published by Hodder. Her self-published erotica has
become a sensation in the UK, US and Germany, where her
novels have reached the Buchreport top 50 for Goldmann.
Su is currently working on a new series of books.
Praise for The Thief Taker:
'Captivating, vivid writing. Descriptions come straight
off the page and permeate deep into your senses, and a
truly electrifying pace. Quinn is a brilliant new talent!'
Peter James
FIRESTORM
The sequel to the top ten bestseller The Thief Taker
The year is 1666 and thief-taker Charlie Tuesday has a new case. He must track
an errant prostitute and return a stolen ring to its rightful owner. But as the smoke
rises from Pudding Lane, a dark plot to burn London is revealed. And whilst
flames savage the city Charlie discovers his old nemesis Blackstone has turned to
alchemy and is firing the city in a systematic deployment of chemical fireballs.
Following an alluring gypsy courtesan who Charlie can’t seem to get the better of,
the Thief Taker has his work cut out. Particularly when he discovers that the
Brotherhood of the Sealed Knot once owned a royal treasure – documented in a
set of papers he let slip in an old Dutch sea-chest. With London exploding around
him, can Charlie unmask Blackstone and find the chest before everything burns?
World English & Germany: Thomson & Mercer (Amazon)
Publication: November 2015
THE THIEF TAKER
The year is 1665. Black Death ravages London. A killer stalks the streets in a
plague doctor’s hood and mask... When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker
Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains
tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master
plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own
past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague
obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie
deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy,
witchcraft and
blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most
powerful magic of all.
World English & Germany: Thomson & Mercer (Amazon) (PUBLISHED)
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THE ICE SEDUCTION – Vol. 1 of the Devoted Trilogy
The nanny.
The master of the house.
A forbidden obsession …
No one would dare defy Patrick Mansfield.
When Seraphina Harper accepts a job at Mansfield Castle, she’s warned that no
nanny has lasted more than a week in this cold, secretive house. The head of the
household, Lord Patrick Mansfield, is a lethally handsome ex-army officer who
insists his rules are obeyed at all times.
But Seraphina isn’t a girl who’s used to following orders – especially from a man
as arrogant as Patrick. Soon Patrick is obsessed with the only girl who has ever
defied him. And the more he tests her, the deeper the pair fall into a forbidden,
passionate romance that breaks all the rules …
Devoted Trilogy:
1-THE ICE SEDUCTIO$
2-BED OF ICE
3-HEART OF ICE
RIGHTS SOLD: Germany Goldmann
Ivy Trilogy:
1-THE IVY LESSO$S
2-WHERE THE IVY GROWS
3-BOU$D BY IVY
RIGHTS SOLD: Brazil Editora Fundamento France J’ai Lu Germany
Goldmann Holland Xander Italy ewton Compton Poland Amber
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ROBERT RIGBY
Robert Rigby has worked in television for many years and
was a script writer for well known children’s programmes
such as Byker Grove. He has collaborated with Andy
McNab on the incredibly successful Boy Soldier series, the
first of which has sold over 60,000 copies in the UK alone.
He has also written tie-in novels for the Goal! films (Corgi)
and the official London 2012 teen novels for Carlton Books,
and is currently writing tie-in novels for the Wolfblood
series (Piccadilly Press).
CATHERINE ROBERTSON
umber 1 bestselling ew Zealand author
Catherine Robertson lives with her husband and two sons
in Wellington, New Zealand. She has travelled widely
and has previously lived in San Francisco and London.
As well as running a successful marketing business with
her husband, Catherine also writes articles and interviews
for several weekend magazines.
CODENAME EAGLE – Vol.2 of The Eagle Trail series
After his failed escape to England across the Pyrenees, Paul Hansen is living,
once again, in France. While the Germans blitz London and other major cities,
Paul is getting more and more restless. Though he's part of the resistance
movement, the past six months have been quiet. Then one night, like phantoms,
they arrive by parachute: six men from the German Brandenburg Regiment, a
special force of elite soldiers. Do they have information about Paul's father, who
was mysteriously shot in London? Is Paul their target now?
UK: Walker Books
Publication: August 2015
THE EAGLE TRAIL – Vol.1 of The Eagle Trail series
WWII, German-occupied Antwerp, and life continues as usual for 16-year-old
Paul Hansen – until his father is shot. Paul learns that his parents are part of a
group of resistance fighters and he's whisked away by his father's closest friend,
to the home of an elderly couple. There Paul learns he must leave Antwerp as
quickly as possible and travel south through France and across the Pyrenees into
Spain, and from there to England, and freedom. It is a journey to save his life.
Along the way he is aided by a collection of courageous men and women
prepared to risk everything to help him in his desperate fight for survival. Danger
is ever present; who can Paul really trust?
THE HIDING PLACES
Rich in myth, mystery, warmth and wit — a touching novel about what it means
to be alive.
When April Turner's small son is killed by a car, she decides she is no longer
entitled to anything but the barest existence. Five years on, she has shed
everything and everyone she loves, and expects to be this way for ever. Then a
letter arrives from an English solicitor, informing April that she is the last
surviving heir to Empyrean, a long-abandoned country house. At first, April
resists. But with the letter comes a map full of tiny mysteries, and she is drawn all
the way from New Zealand to the English countryside, and into a small but
intriguing circle of people: musician Oran, who remains loyal to his faithless
wife; Jack, who lives wild in the woods with a dog; and Sunny, Lady Day,
approaching ninety but more vital than others half her age. Sunny knew
Empyrean in its prime, and her stories bring the past to life. But will April be
prepared to give up her principles and start coming alive again herself?
UK: Walker Books (PUBLISHED)
$Z: Random House
Publication: April 2015
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Germany Heyne Italy Corbaccio
Other titles:
THE ‘GOAL’ TRILOGY
DEEP WATERS, RU$$I$G I$ HER SHADOW, PARALLEL LI$ES,
WHEELS OF FIRE (World Rights: Carlton Books)
The Imperfect Lives trilogy:
THE SWEET SECO$D LIFE OF DARRELL KI$CAID
THE $OT-SO-PERFECT-LIFE OF MICHELLE LAWRE$CE
THE MISPLACED AFFECTIO$S OF CHARLOTTE FFORBES
PREVIOUS FOREIG$ SALES: Brazil Record, Czech Republic & Slovakia
Columbus, Germany Ullstein, Greece Ellinika Grammata, Japan East Press, Poland
Zysk I S-Ka, Portugal Text Editores Romania Corint Junior, Spain Texto Editores,
Turkey Alfa,US Hispanic Vintage Espagnol
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DAVID N ROBINSON
TOM SHARPE
Life sales worldwide total over 10 million copies
David N Robinson has flown the equivalent of eight
round trips to the moon during his travels with a large
international professional firm, a private equity business
and latterly with one of the UK’s largest law firms. His
amassed business experiences in Russia, China and the
Middle East have been his sources for his books. David’s
fascination and professional interest in cyber crime and
identity theft led him to write his first thriller, The
Morpheus etwork and his second, The Dossier was a
Top Ten Bestseller on Amazon Kindle for several weeks.
THE DOSSIER
Former Green Beret, Ben Lewis, manages to get to a journalist who has just been
shot in a London square.
With her last breaths, she implores him to look after her cell phone and keep it
safe. Unbeknownst to Lewis, the Russians and the Chinese are also tracking the
journalist and the shooting starts a spiral of relentless attacks on Lewis as both
parties try to retrieve the cell phone.
Lewis follows the clue left by the cell phone, leading his pursuers across London
and then to Geneva and the Swiss Alps. He has to keep one step ahead of the
killers and not only has to contend with Saul Zeltinger, a police detective hell bent
on finding the person responsible for the shooting, but realises there is someone
within his own side who is also desperate to get to the dossier.
Set against illicit bartering of nuclear technology and weaponry in exchange for
oil, this is a fast-paced thriller with its explosive action and suspense making it a
great page turner and the reader burning the midnight oil.
Wilt in $owhere Sunday Times Bestseller
with over 300,000 copies sold in the UK alone
Britain’s best-loved satirist and comic writer has had all
his titles re-launched by Arrow, Random House. His
novels, which have never gone out of print, lend
testimony to Sharpe's enduring and wickedly funny
tales. Tom Sharpe passed away on 6th June 2013, aged
85.
‘The Best of British farce-masters’
Mail on Sunday
‘Black humour, comic anarchy at its best’
Sunday Times
ovels:
THE GROPES
RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY
I$DECE$T EXPOSURE
PORTERHOUSE BLUE
BLOTT O$ THE LA$DSCAPE
THE GREAT PURSUIT
THE THROWBACK
A$CESTRAL VICES
VI$TAGE STUFF
GRA$TCHESTER GRI$D
THE MIDDE$
The Wilt series:
WILT
THE WILT ALTER$ATIVE
WILT O$ HIGH
WILT I$ $OWHERE
THE WILT I$HERITA$CE
World English: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Brazil Editora Rocco, Catalan Columna, Czech
Republic Aurora, Denmark Thaning & Appel Forlag, Finland Gummerus,
France Belfond, Germany Goldmann, Greece Kanaki, Holland De Harmonie,
Hungary Partvonal, Indonesia Gagas Media, Italy Longanesi, Japanese
Kodansha, $orway Ex Libris, Poland Zysk i S-ka, Portugal Teorema, Romania
Polirom, Russia Phantom, Slovenia DZS, Spain Anagrama, Sweden Forum
Other titles:
THE MORPHEUS $ETWORK
FILM, TV & THEATRE:
Blott on the Landscape – new TV adaptation on development with independent
production company.
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JOANNA TAYLOR
Joanna Taylor is a best-selling cross-category author,
who has sold over 150,000 books. She teams fiction
writing with a successful and award-winning journalism
career, working for The Times and the Mirror in
London, UK. Her first adult romance, Spotlight, became
an Amazon bestseller, and Joanna ranks in the top ten
adult-romance writers on Amazon. Joanna is currently
working on her next historical romance novel.
JAMIE THOMSON
Dark Lord: The Teenage Years
Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012
Jamie Thomson is a British writer, editor and game
developer. Born in Iran, he grew up in Brighton and
studied politics and government at university. As well as
an author of over 20 books for children, he has written for
television, radio and computer games. He lives in East
Sussex.
Praise for Dark Lord: The Teenage Years:
‘This is a wonderfully absurd take on beings from another planet or another world
and like all books with this theme it makes us think about how odd and crazy we are’
Michael Rosen, chair of judges Roald Dahl Funny prize 2012
A stunning new British voice in romantic Regency fiction.
If you like Diana Gabaldon, Anne O'Brien and
Georgette Heyer, you'll adore Masquerade!
‘A parody of fantasy media that will appeal to anyone who likes a laugh.’
(The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) The Sunday Times
‘One of the most original children's books of the year.’ Daily Express
MASQUERADE
Regency London: for the rich, a world of silk, scandal and seduction. For the
poor: a daily struggle to survive. Lizzy Ward, escapee of the most exclusive
brothel in London, spends her days working the streets of Piccadilly, navigating
the debt collectors and the gin halls. Lizzy is determined to build a better life, and
a chance meeting with a fine Lord has the potential to change her fortunes for
ever - if she succeeds in masquerading as a Lady, his Lady, for an entire week. It
is the beginning of an adventure she could never have foreseen, but sumptuous
gowns and an impeccable toilette will only take Lizzy so far . . . for even the most
expensive mask can't protect her heart.
DARK LORD: THE PRINCIPAL OF EVIL
Can a street girl fool the Ton? Only time will tell . . .
Dirk’s old headmaster Grousammer has drunk of the Essence of Evil and found
his way to the Darklands. There he takes over the Iron Tower and establishes
himself as the new Dark Lord but with the spirit of a headmaster from a 1950s.
He has renamed himself the Principal of Evil and his new evil empire is run along
the lines of a school... The Principal re-organizes the Orcs and Goblins into
houses and instead of Captains he has Prefects. Punishment is usually 'strokes of
the cane' like lashes. Detention is the primary method, but a new kind of horrible
Detention in the Black Pit of a Thousand Lines. The 'New Curriculum' is what
Grousammer calls his plan for taking over the Darklands and then invading earth with an army of the undead, but first of all he wants his revenge on Dirk!
UK: Little, Brown
Publication: August 2015
UK: Orchard Books
Publication: Spring 2016 (TBC)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: France J’ai Lu
PREVIOUS FOREIG$ PUBLISHERS: Czech Republic Argo France Seuil
Germany Arena Spain & Catalan Alfaguara Italy Salani Portugal Booksmile
Turkey Epsilon
Other titles in the Dark Lord series:
1-DARK LORD: THE TEE$AGE YEARS
2-DARK LORD: A FIE$D I$ $EED
3-DARK LORD: ETER$AL DETE$TIO$
Other titles:
THE WRO$G SIDE OF THE GALAXY (Czech Republic Argo)
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KARL VADASZFFY
J. S. VON DACRE
The Missing $o. 1 in the Kindle chart
and in the Top 20 for over eight weeks
J. S. has lived in London for the majority of her life but her
roots stem from the Caribbean (and a host of other places).
She has a performing arts background and following drama
school at Arts Ed. Her wide range of performances included
dancing at the Royal Opera House. She has spent recent
years living in various places like New York, the Caribbean
and Oslo. Her time in Manhattan and extensive background
in performing arts inspired some of the settings and
characters in her debut novel, The Story of ash Rivers.
After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at
university, Karl Vadaszffy trained as an English teacher
and actor. He has edited magazines, taught English as a
foreign language in Poland and is currently the Head of
English, Drama and Media Studies at an outstanding
school in Hertfordshire. He has written three novels and is
currently working on a fourth novel.
Praise for Karl Vadaszffy:
‘Karl Vadaszffy is just the sort of writer we should encourage – young, ambitious and
creative.’
Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards
‘Masterful and thrilling, this is a book to devour – I found it impossible to leave alone.
I love thrillers that take me into an unfamiliar world and make it real, and Sins of The
Father does exactly that’
Elizabeth Haynes, bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner
SINS OF THE FATHER (Previously titled On Guard)
The sins of a master fencer have not been forgotten – revenge, jealousy and
wanton murders return to haunt him. Ageing fencing master József Varga escaped
from Budapest, Hungary, during the Revolution of 1956. Years later, female
members of his fencing club are found dead, stabbed through with snapped
fencing blades. Someone from his past is attempting to destroy his present. His
son, Detective Sergeant Michael Varga, himself a fencer, tries to unravel the
mystery, while keeping the hidden jealousy he has for his distant father from
emerging. The mystery leads Michael to Budapest, where he must learn about his
father’s past from the days of the Revolution and the years that followed in order
to make sense of the killer’s identity and motivation.
THE STORY OF NASH RIVERS
Being born into a high profile, affluent family, to the outside world, Nash Rivers
appears to have the perfect life. Yet behind closed doors, it is a very different
story. The accidental meeting of a mysterious girl causes his existence to plummet
into something horrendous. Nothing makes sense any more. He is plagued by
strange dreams and ghost-like intruders. A series of unexplainable events ensue:
objects that alter and walls that change colour of their own accord. Furthermore,
he is aware of being followed by an obscure invisible figure whose ubiquitous
presence is felt with each step.
His compulsion to unearth the truth brings about a discovery so powerful that it
threatens to destroy everything he knows, everyone he loves and everything that
is his life as it is known to exist.
UK: on submission
A gripping read, Sins of the Father features the little-known historical context of
the Hungarian Revolution along with realistic fencing sequences that will keep
the reader enthralled throughout.
UK: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHER: Russia Centrepolygraph
Other titles:
THE MISSI$G
FULL OF SI$
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MICHAEL WHITE
NEIL WHITE
Longlisted for the CWA 2014 Dagger in the Library award
Michael White is the author of ten novels and 28 non-fiction
books. He has appeared in three different Top Ten Charts: as
a novelist, non-fiction writer and a pop star. He co-wrote
Private Down Under with James Patterson which went to the
Top Ten in the Sunday Times Bestseller chart. Before
Michael’s incredible successes in fiction, he wrote many
bestselling and critically acclaimed non-fiction titles including
Stephen Hawking – A Life in Science which has been
translated into 15 languages.
‘Fast-paced and action-packed, The Kennedy Conspiracy brilliantly weaves the
present day with the past to deliver a pacy and unforgettable thriller’
Tangled Web
THE KENNEDY CONSPIRACY
When journalist Mark Bretton is asked to write an article on Professor Abigail
Marchant, who has been denounced by the American Psychology Association for
her belief that rebirth is a genuine phenomenon, he's more than a little sceptical
about the assignment. An ambitious journalist, Mark would much rather be
writing about current affairs but, once he meets the beautiful Professor and hears
her theories, he can't help but be won over. Eventually persuaded to undergo
regressive hypnosis himself, Mark is shocked and horrified by what he sees. He is
returned to the early '60s when he worked for the Kennedy administration and not
only does he learn the truth about the conspiracy that led to JFK's assassination
but also his own murder. Struggling to make sense of it all, Mark turns to Abi for
help but someone is watching Mark's every move and will stop at nothing to
ensure that the truth about JFK's murder never comes to light...
UK & Commonwealth ex. Canada: Arrow (Random House) (PUBLISHED)
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Brazil Ediouro, Bulgaria Bard, China Tongren
Books, Czech Republic Brana, Denmark Cicero, Estonia Varrak, Finland
Presses de la Cite, France Pocket, Germany Knaur, Greece Livani, Holland
Unieboek, Hungary Gabo, Israel Keter, Italy Sonzogno, Japan Hayakawa,
Lithuania Jotema, Macedonia Aea Izdavaci, $orway Schibsted, Poland Rebis,
Portugal Casa das Letras, Romania RAO, Russia AST, Serbia Laguna,
Slovakia Eastone, Spain Roca Editorial, Sweden Bra Bocker, Turkey Dogan
Other titles (as Michael White):
THE ART OF MURDER
THE MEDICI SECRET
THE BORGIA RI$G
EQUI$OX
Other titles (as Sam Fisher):
$A$O
AFTERSHOCK
STATE OF EMERGE$CY
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Over 500,000 copies of his books sold in the UK
Cold Kill was the third bestselling Kindle title in 2011
across all genres
Neil White is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Lancashire. He
has been the Street Crime Specialist for East Lancashire and
a specialist in racist and homophobic crime. Most of his
days are spent in Court. He also advises police in murder
and rape cases, theft and drug allegations.
Praise for $ext to Die:
‘Superb, tense, action-filled tale with lots of human interest and totally
unputdownable’ The Bookseller
'Authenticity reeks from every page...hypnotic, troubling crime writing with a
superb villain and a distinctive atmosphere.' Daily Mail
THE DOMINO KILLER
Joe Parker is a defence lawyer, Sam Parker a detective, two brothers on opposite
sides but both tormented by the murder of their sister Eleanor on Joe’s eighteenth
birthday, seventeen years earlier.
Joe’s world is turned upside down when he believes he has seen his sister’s killer,
and longs to carry out his long-held promise to himself to avenge Eleanor’s
murder. Sam, on the other hand, is working on a series of murders that have an
unusual link, in that the killer in one murder becomes the victim in the next. As
they both try to discover more, the cases become intertwined, until both brothers
work together to stop the Domino Killer toppling any more.
UK: Little, Brown
Publication: June 2015
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: Bulgaria Infodar France Philippe Rey Germany
Weltbild Poland Amber Russia Centrepolygraph
Japanese subagent: Tuttle Mori
The Sam and Joe Parker series:
1-$EXT TO DIE
2-THE DEATH COLLECTOR
The McGanity/Garrett series:
1-FALLE$ IDOLS
2-LOST SOULS
3-LAST RITES
4-DEAD SILE$T
5-COLD KILL
Stand-alone:
BEYO$D EVIL
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PETER ACKROYD
NON-FICTION
2015 – 50th anniversary of TS Eliot’s death
Peter Ackroyd
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Praise for TS Eliot:
Nate Anderson
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Dr. Claire Guest
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Graham Hancock
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‘Excellent… Ackroyd’s biography is scrupulous in
maintaining the principle that what we are told about life
must increase our understanding of the work. He has an
extraordinary power of entering the mind of his subject’
Stephen Spender, Observer
Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Richard Holmes
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Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
60
The Brothers Mcleod and Fenella Smith
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Sarah Rayner
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TS ELIOT
Yvonne Sherratt
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Hazhir Teimourian
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Boris Volodarsky
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Martin Windrow
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James Wyllie and Michael Mckinley
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Thomas Stearns Eliot, in his last years, declared that there had been only two
periods of his life when he had been happy – during his childhood, and during his
second marriage. This biography is, in large part, an account of the years between,
the years in which he wrote his poetry. The best of that poetry, he once confessed,
had cost him dearly in experience; the connection between the life and the work is
here explicitly made, and it will be the purpose of this book to attempt to
elucidate the mystery of that connection.
Biteback Publishing & The Robson Press
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‘A major biography… the result does justice to the complexity
of Eliot’s genius, and builds up a commanding case for the
unity of life and work. We are unlikely to have a better biography
of Eliot for many years’
John Carey, Sunday Times
UK: Hamish Hamilton / Sphere Books (PUBLISHED)
US: S&S
RIGHTS SOLD: Turkey Everest
OPTIO$ PUBLISHERS: China Beijing ormal University Press
Republic Host Brno Italy eri Pozza Russia Kriga
Japanese sub-agent: Tuttle Mori
Other non-fiction titles:
BLAKE
THOMAS MORE
DICKE$S
(For Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction titles see page 4)
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Czech
NATE ANDERSON
DR. CLAIRE GUEST
Nate Anderson is a senior editor at Condé Nast’s Ars
Technica where he covers technology law, politics, and
culture. He holds an MA in English literature from the
University of North Carolina.
Claire Guest is the founder of Medical Detection Dogs
and the world pioneer of training dogs to detect illness.
Jean Ritchie is a journalist and author with twenty one
successful books to her credit. Her books range from
ghosted autobiographies to investigative non-fiction,
and include Prescription for Murder, The Secret World
of Cults and Stalkers. Jean has written four authorized
Big Brother books and co-wrote Little Girl Lost, one of
Richard and Judy’s True titles. She has ghost written
on a number of major titles including Wherever You
Are: The Military Wivesand The Yorkshire Shepardess.
Praise for The Internet Police:
‘Brisk, eminently readable, and important
… and as you'd expect, it's excellent’
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net
TEMPORARY KINGS
Perhaps no group better sums up the early, wild west phase of internet life than
the leaderless, memberless hacker collective known only as ‘Anonymous’.
Anonymous believed it had grown so strong that government power was
irrelevant and corporate power was toothless. A loose collection of young hackers
believed they could take on the world’s vested interests and win. They were
wrong. Indeed, though they did not know it at the time, they had already lost. The
FBI had actually arrested top hacker “Sabu” in summer 2011 and turned him into
an agency mole for nine months. Anonymous was crushed, it heroes thrown
down, its future direction unclear.
Temporary Kings will tell the extraordinary story of the rise and fall of
Anonymous and promises to do for Anonymous what The Accidental Billionaires
did for the story of Facebook.
World English: WW Norton
Publication: Spring 2016
UNTITLED MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS MEMOIR
The best cancer detecting machinery that science has so far created is only about
85% accurate and, obviously, hugely expensive and slow. Amazingly dogs’ sense
of smell is so sensitive that after they have been properly trained, they are more
than 90% accurate. They are also a lot less expensive than the machines, a lot
quicker and a LOT nicer to be around.
Back in the early noughties when Claire Guest began her experiments to work out
how to train dogs to detect illness the scientific establishment scoffed and even
she questioned her own sanity a little as she laid out endless little bowls for her
dogs to pick on her parent’s kitchen floor. But her persistence bore fruit and
surviving her own cancer scare – which she was alerted to by her own dog, Daisy
– Medical Detection Dogs is now at the forefront of one of the most exciting new
developments in medicine of the century and a whole new chapter in the ongoing
story of our relationship with man’s best friend.
THE INTERNET POLICE
The Internet: borderless, anonymous, chaotic? ot anymore
UK: on submission
Veteran reporter Nate Anderson gives a firsthand look at how the Internet was
patrolled by ‘Carnivore’, the FBI's original Internet wiretap tool; how the
Cleveland man behind the ‘natural male enhancement’ pill Enzyte helped protect
the privacy of your e-mail; and why a twenty-three-year old Russian spam king
ended up in a Milwaukee jail after an ill-advised trip to Las Vegas.
World English: WW Norton (PUBLISHED)
Japanese sub-agent: Japan Uni
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GRAHAM HANCOCK
Graham Hancock is the author of numerous bestselling
works about historical mysteries. His books have sold
more than five million copies worldwide and have been
translated into 27 languages. His public lectures and
broadcasts, including two major TV series for Channel 4,
Quest for the Lost Civilisation and Flooded Kingdoms of
the Ice Age, have further established his reputation as an
unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions
about humanity’s past.
MAGICIANS OF THE GODS
Powerful new evidence has emerged that supports Hancock's disturbing thesis of
a massive global cataclysm in the window between 13,000 and 12,000 years ago,
around the last Ice Age, that wiped out and destroyed almost all traces (except the
'fingerprints') of a great global civilisation of prehistoric antiquity. Hancock
analyses the evidence emerging from popular science for events such as North
America being struck by several pieces of a giant fragmenting comet, and the
discovery in Turkey of an extraordinary 12,000 year-old megalithic site called
Gobekli Tepe, on the scale of Stonehenge, but 7,000 years older than any of the
great stone circles. Mysteries of this calibre drive the quest of Magicians of the
Gods, each leading us to a labyrinth of further possibilities. Magicians of the
Gods transports readers for years to come with realms of mystery, enchantment
and extraordinary possibilities.
UK: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication: September 2015
US: St Martin’s Press
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HEAVE$’S MIRROR
FI$GERPRI$TS OF THE GODS
KEEPER OF GE$ESIS
TALISMA$
SUPER$ATURAL: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
THE MARS MYSTERY
THE SIG$ A$D THE SEAL
U$DERWORLD
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FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY
Felicity Hayes-McCoy has been a professional writer all
her working life. Her commissions include books,
original TV dramas and contributions to series; radio
soap opera, features, documentaries and plays;
screenplays; chamber opera libretti; and interactive
multimedia product.
The House on an Irish Hillside, the story of her personal
relationship with the Dingle peninsula in Ireland, was
published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK, and by
Hachette Ireland, in June 2012.
Praise for The House on an Irish Hillside:
‘Writing to relish – a beautiful book’
Frank McGuiness
‘Fresh, daring and blazingly beautiful’
Joanna Lumley
ENOUGH IS PLENTY
The Celts celebrated the cycle of the seasons as a vibrant expression of eternity,
endlessly turning from darkness to light and back again. Enough is Plenty
celebrates these seasonal rhythms in and around the author's house and garden at
the western end of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. It is about the ordinary small
pleasures that can easily go unnoticed, and offers recipes from her kitchen and
information on organic food production and gardening. It views the year from a
place where a vibrant twenty-first century lifestyle is still marked by Ireland's
Celtic past and the ancient rhythms of Samhain (winter), Imbolc (spring),
Bealtaine (summer) and Lughnasa (autumn). In this way of life, health and
happiness are rooted in awareness of nature and the environment, and
nourishment comes from music, friendship and storytelling as well as from good
food.
Ireland & UK: The Collins Press
Publication: April 2015
Other titles:
THE HOUSE O$ A$ IRISH HILLSIDE (UK: Hodder & Stoughton)
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RICHARD HOLMES
Richard Holmes (1946-2011) was one of Britain’s most
distinguished and authoritative military historians. His TV
credits include the award-winning The Western Front,
Comrades in Arms, Dunkirk 1940 and The War Within.
Holmes both wrote and presented the War Walks series,
Battlefields and Brothers at War.
MAGNUS MACFARLANE-BARROW
Magnus McFarlane-Barrow founded a charity called
Mary’s Meals. He was named one of 2010’s Top Ten
Heroes by CNN. He received an OBE in the 2011
New Years Honours list shortly after which he had a
private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He
was named Outstanding Young Person of the World
2005 (Junior Chamber International) and the Unsung
Hero of 2006 (Sunday Mail), and was twice awarded
with the Paul Harris Award (Rotary Club). Gerald
Butler is a big fan and has agreed to write a foreword.
Other high-profile figures, including Annie Lennox
and Celine Dion, have also given their support.
Praise for Richard Holmes:
‘One of our foremost military scholars and a skilled writer who knows his
audience well. This is excellent popular history: scholarly, highly
readable and utterly absorbing’ Daily Telegraph
‘Stirring and magnificent . . . covers every aspect of army life you can
think of, and many you wouldn’t have’ Sunday Times
‘One simple decision, and thousands of starving children have been fed. That’s
what Magnus did.’ Gerard Butler
‘Through the grace and love provided by Mary’s Meals, there is hope, there is a
future, there is life.’ Celine Dion
THE SHED THAT FED A MILLION CHILDREN:
The Extraordinary Story of Mary’s Meals
Military history & biography:
SOLDIERS
MARLBOROUGH
WELLI$GTO$
DUSTY WARRIORS
SAHIB
REDCOAT
I$ THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHURCHILL
THE MILITARY HISTORY OF I$DIA
FIRI$G LI$E
FATAL AVE$UE
THE ARMY BATTLEFIELD
TOMMY
RIDI$G THE RETREAT
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In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when
he got an idea that would change his life – and radically change the lives of
others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers
agreed to take a week’s hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected
is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew
to become Magnus’s life’s work – leading him to leave his job, sell his house and
direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world’s poorest children.
Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming
display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary’s Meals; an
organisation that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This
humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our
society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact
that one person can make.
UK & US: HarperCollins
Publication: May 2015
Japanese sub-agent: Japan Uni Agency
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THE BROTHERS MCLEOD
& FENELLA SMITH
The Brothers McLeod are illustrator-animator Greg
and screenwriter Myles. They have developed, written
and directed a series for the BBC and have directed
advertising campaigns brands including Guinness. In
2009, they were nominated for three BAFTAs; in
2011 they won a BAFTA for their work with BBC
Learning.
Fenella Smith is a ceramicist based in Henley-onThames. Her highly individual products are available
in Liberty of London and Bloomingdales in the US, as
well as numerous high-end retailers internationally.
‘A new illustrated guide to 100 different kinds of dog,
Breeds is drawn with the eye of a true dog lover’
Guardian
‘Charming illustrations capture the true characters of the dogs we love.‘
Daily Mail
BREEDS: A Canine Compendium
A charming gift book, filled with humour and wry observation, about Man’s Best
Friend. Featuring 96 different breeds of dog (and one cat), including:
• Corgi: Spirited yet loyal dogs. Unusually large ears, all the better for
hearing with. The queen’s favourite and they know it.
• Dachshund: A long, loving and inquisitive dog. Slightly neurotic, will
spend large parts of the day worrying. Make excellent draft excluders.
• Pug: Affectionate and mischievous dog. However, much like an old
man they are obstinate and wheeze, snort and snore loudly.
• Scottie: Elegant and compact. Trot along like a dressage horse. Deeply
suspicious of other dogs, all of whom are considered lesser beings.
UK: Square Peg (Ebury) (PUBLISHED)
SARAH RAYNER
Author of One Moment, One Morning,
a bestseller with over 300,000 copies sold
Sarah Rayner has worked as an advertising copywriter for
almost 20 years. She has also written for women’s
magazines and the marketing press. She is the author of five
novels and two works of non-fiction.
MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE MENOPAUSE
Written with Sarah Rayner’s trademark warmth and humour, this book reads like
a chat with a friend. Together with GP Patrick Fitzgerald, she helps explain why
stopping menstruating causes such profound chemical changes in the body,
leading us to react in a myriad of ways physically and mentally. Filled with
practical advice, details of the treatment options as well as tips and insights from
women keen to share their wisdom on a subject many still find hard to talk about,
Making Friends with the Menopause will give you a greater understanding of the
process, so you can enjoy your body and your sexuality as you age.
UK: The Creative Pumpkin Ltd
Publication: March 2015
MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY
Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery, Sarah shares
her insights into this extremely common and often distressing condition with
compassion and humour. She reveals the seven elements that commonly
contribute to anxiety, including adrenaline, negative thinking and fear of the
future, and explains what causes the worry and panic that is such a problem for
many of us. Packed with tips, exercises and anecdotes from the author's life, it
shows that an understanding of the way our minds and bodies work together can
help restore our sense of confidence and control.
US: Flat Iron (St Martin’s Press)
UK: The Creative Pumpkin Ltd (PUBLISHED)
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YVONNE SHERRATT
Yvonne Sherratt was educated at Cambridge University,
was a fellow of Corpus Christi College and most recently
taught at New College, Oxford. She is author of Adorno's
Positive Dialectic and Continental Philosophy of Social
and Political Science.
Praise for Hitler’s Philosophers:
'A powerful portrait of collaboration, and corruption.’
Financial Times
‘A fascinating, disturbing and necessary book.’
Independent
HITLER’S PHILOSOPHERS
Hitler saw himself as a 'philosopher-leader', and astonishingly gained the support
of many intellectuals of his time. In this compelling book, Yvonne Sherratt
explores Hitler's relationship with philosophers - those who supported his rise to
power and those whose lives were wrecked by his regime. Sherratt illuminates
how Hitler vulgarized noble thinkers of the past, and reveals how leading
philosophers of the 1930s eagerly collaborated to lend the Nazi regime a cloak of
respectability, while opponents and Semitic thinkers - Huber, Benjamin, Adorno
and Arendt - were forced to flee, were hunted down or murdered.
Sherratt not only confronts the past; she also tracks down chilling evidence of
continuing Nazi sympathy in Western universities today.
UK & US: Yale University Press (PUBLISHED)
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HAZHIR TEIMOURIAN
Hazhir Teimourian was born in 1940 in Kurdish western
Iran and studied classical Persian and Arabic before being
sent to London to study science. He drifted into
broadcasting in the World Service of the BBC and
became a regular fixture for any troubles in the region. In
1980, he was called to The Times as a commentator on
Middle Eastern politics and history and remained with the
newspaper for 16 years. At times of the most intense
turmoil in the Middle East, he was constantly
in the
television studios and became a familiar and respected
face and voice throughout the English-speaking world.
Praise for Hazhir Teimourian:
‘A respected commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, Hazhir Teimourian’s Omar
Khayyám is a work of considered scholarship and tremendous imaginative
sympathy.’ Justin Marozzi, The Spectator
THE CONSOLATIONS OF AUTUMN
How did the great sages of the past try to remain functional human beings in the
face of loss, misfortune, illness, old age, even social calamity? How did they fight
the lonely battles that most of us will have to fight at one or other stage of our
lives? How did their particular experience of life equip them for those battles? To
what extent did they succeed?
As he approached the 75th year of his life, and as he saw chunks of the world
seemingly descend into Malthusian turmoil, the commentator Hazhir Teimourian
sought inspiration in the lives of the philosophers, artists and scientists he admired
– Socrates, Darwin, Pasternak, Boethius, Beethoven, Seneca and Bertrand Russell
– and sought strength in the works of the poets. Teimourian has written a most
reflective book that manages to include feelings of loss and solace, as well as
love, joy and hope.
World English: Peach Publishing (PUBLISHED)
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Pegasus
Other titles:
OMAR KHAYYÁM: Poet, Rebel, Astronomer
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BORIS VOLODARSKY
Boris Volodarsky, who has a PhD from the London School
of Economics, is a former captain of the Soviet
intelligence and currently an independent intelligence
analyst. He is a member of the World Association of
International Studies (Hoover Institution, Stanford
University) and has written a number of articles on
intelligence for the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of
The KGB’s Poison Factory: from Lenin to Litvinenko and
ikolai Khokhlov: Self-esteem with a Halo. He lives in
London.
MARTIN WINDROW
Martin Windrow is a military historian and founding
publisher of Osprey Books. As an author, he is best
known for his history of the French defeat in Vietnam,
published in 2004 for the 50th anniversary by Cassell.
‘Unlikely books are often very endearing – this is one such
book. An utterly charming work, perhaps best read at night
when there are owls about.’
Alexander McCall Smith
‘othing less than a small masterpiece in animal literature’
The Wall Street Journal
STALIN’S AGENT: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov
This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB
deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. It is the story of
General Alexander Orlov, Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the
Spanish Civil War and the Soviet handler controlling Kim Philby, the British spy.
Escaping Stalin's purges, Orlov fled to America in the late 1930s and lived
underground until Stalin’s death. But there is a twist in the Orlov story beyond the
dreams of even the most ingenious spy novelist: 'General Alexander Orlov' never
actually existed. An intriguing tale of Russian espionage and deception, stretching
from the time of Lenin to the Putin era, it is a story that many people in the
world's intelligence agencies would almost definitely prefer you not to know
about.
World English: OUP (PUBLISHED)
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‘Anyone who thinks the bond between man and dog or cat is the supreme human-house
pet attachment will have to reconsider after reading Martin Windrow’s touching account
of the bird who changed his life’
Liesl Schillinger, The $ew York Times Book Review
THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR
When author Martin Windrow met the tawny owlet that he christened Mumble, it
was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling, through adolescence and into
her prime years, Windrow recorded every detail of their time living together
(secretly) in a south London tower block, and later in a Sussex village. This is the
touching, intriguing and eccentric story of their 15-year relationship, complete
with photographs and illustrations of the beautiful Mumble. Along the way, we
are given fascinating insight into the ornithology of owls – from their evolution
and biology to their breeding habits and hunting tactics. The Owl Who Liked
Sitting on Caesar is a witty, quirky and utterly charming account of the
companionship between one man and his owl.
UK: Transworld (PUBLISHED)
US: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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JAMES WYLLIE &
MICHAEL MCKINLEY
Michael McKinley is an award-winning author,
filmmaker, journalist and screenwriter. He is based in
New York and has written for a range of publications
including The ew York Observer, The ew York Daily
ews and The Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of a
number of books and has made documentaries for CNN,
The Discovery Channel and CBC.
BITEBACK PUBLISHING
& THE ROBSON PRESS
WILSON MCORIST
Wilson McOrist is a qualified physicist, lawyer and
entrepreneur. His eight years of research for this
book were conducted in the UK, Australia, New
Zealand and Antarctica and involved detailed
analysis of the actual field diaries of the central
characters. He lives in Australia.
James Wyllie is an author, award-winning screenwriter
and broadcaster. He published Goering and Goering:
Hitler’s Henchman and His Anti-azi Brother in 2010,
and has worked on numerous films for the BBC, Film4
and Talkback among others. He has written for a number
of TV drama series, including The Bill, The Tribe,
and Atlantis High.
THE CODEBREAKERS:
The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed
the course of the First World War
While battalions hunkered down in the mud of western France, anti-aircraft guns
took aim at zeppelins floating over the capital, and Atlantic convoys tried
desperately to evade German U-boats, another, more secret battle was underway.
Down gloomy Whitehall corridors in London, a team of eccentric and pioneering
codebreakers were fighting for information that would give them a decisive
advantage over the enemy.
The stories of Bletchley Park and the spies of the Second World War are well
known, but it was Room 40 and their colleagues across the intelligence services
that started it all. From the docks of New York City to shady Cairo hotels, this is
the gripping and fast-paced story of spies, codebreakers and saboteurs.
UK: Ebury
Publication: June 2015
‘A gripping tale with the most tragic of endings.’ Sir Ranulph Fiennes
SHACKLETON’S HEROES
Shackleton’s Heroes is a genuine treasure of Antarctic history, and an almost
unbelievable tale of real heroes who risked themselves for the lives of others. It
tells the extraordinary story of how a small party of men, against almost
insurmountable obstacles, put down vital food depots on the Great Ice Barrier for
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The
complete story is revealed here for the first time, through the diaries of these
forgotten men, written out on the ice and at their base camp.
Shackleton’s Heroes is an adventure story of the highest calibre, told through the
voices of the men who completed an almost impossible task in horrific conditions.
Publication: March 2015
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PIERS DUDGEON
Piers Dudgeon worked for ten years as an editor in
London before starting his own publishing company,
Pilot Productions. He is the author of bestselling
biographies of Catherine Cookson, Edward de Bono,
the composer Sir John Tavener, and the novelists
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Josephine Cox, J. M. Barrie
and Daphne du Maurier.
THE REAL PETER PAN: The tragic life of Michael
Llewelyn Davies
Michael Llewelyn Davies was the fourth of five brothers who provided the
inspiration for J. M. Barrie’s characters Peter Pan, the Lost Boys and the Darling
brothers. Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents
when he encountered them playing in London’s Kensington Gardens, an area that
would become the Neverland of his most enduring work. Throughout the heartrending saga of Barrie’s involvement with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, it is the
figure of Michael, the most original and inspirational of their number, and yet also
the one whose fate is most pitiable, that stands out.
The Real Peter Pan is a captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love
and regret.
Publication: April 2015
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