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Jon Mitchell - Pan Macmillan
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Jon Mitchell
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Pan Macmillan
Translation Rights Guide
London Book Fair 2016
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Contents
Fiction – 3
YA, Fantasy & Science Fiction – 20
Biographies, History and Current Affairs – 28
Lifestyle, Self-Improvement and
Real-Life Stories – 40
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Fiction
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THE SPACE BETWEEN THE
STARS
Anne Corlett
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A compelling mix of space travel, an apocalyptic
future, and the struggle for survival against all
odds, but also of love, heartache, the choices we
make, and what it means to be human
Macmillan
May 2017
Manuscript available
Rights sold
US: Berkley
Jamie had left her partner Daniel, mourning the
miscarriage of a baby she never wanted. She
needed to get away, so had arranged a posting as a
vet on the planet Soltaire. As she wakes to realise
she has survived a deadly many planets-wide virus,
Jamie’s terrified she might be the only one alive on
this world and that Daniel might not have survived.
So she heads to Soltaire’s port to try and contact
him.
There she meets two others, Lowry and Rena. All
three – for disparate reasons – long to return to
earth, specifically to the Northumbrian coast. They
make contact with Callan Jacobs, the captain of a
trading vessel, and he agrees to take them as far as
the planet Aglaea. But he won’t commit himself to
travelling back to earth. As they pick up other
survivors, tensions rise. Not everyone in the small
band of misfits has the same agenda…
Essentially a novel of love, loss, and second
chances, it’s also an exciting interplanetary roadtrip, as a woman journeys across a plague ravaged
universe to the place she once called home, and the
man she once loved.
Anne Corlett completed her PhD in Creative
Writing tutored by Fay Weldon and Maggie Gee.
She has won awards, and had several short stories
published. This is her first novel.
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THE FACE ON THE CUTTING
ROOM FLOOR
Cameron McCabe
With an introduction by Jonathan Coe
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An extraordinary post-modern detective novel
from an author who remained a mystery for
decades, now relaunched as a Picador Classic
1930s King's Cross, London.
Picador
September 2016
Manuscript available
When aspiring film actress Estella Lamare is found
dead on the cutting-room floor of a London film
studio, Cameron McCabe finds himself at the centre
of a police investigation. There are multiple
suspects, multiple confessors and, as more people
around him die, McCabe begins to perform his own
amateur sleuth-work, followed doggedly by the
mysterious inspector Smith.
But then, abruptly, McCabe's account ends…
Who is Cameron McCabe? Is he victim? Murderer?
Novelist? Joker? And if not McCabe, who is the
author of The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor?
Though The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor was
first published in 1937, the true identity of its
author remained a mystery until 1974 when it was
discovered that the well-known German sexologist,
jazz musician and critic Ernest Borneman was
'Cameron McCabe'. Borneman died in 1995.
‘A dazzling… unrepeatable box of tricks… The
detective story to end all detective stories’ - Julian
Symons
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CONNECT
Julian Gough
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A brilliantly and thrillingly smart novel of today
and tomorrow, by one of the most genuinely
original voices in Irish writing
Colt is a teenage boy, the only child of divorced
parents, living in Nevada. For all his brilliance, he is
impossible at school and is being home-schooled
by his mother. Supposedly. His mother is a
biologist, on the verge of a major breakthrough; his
father works for a mysterious government agency
that isn't supposed to exist.
Socially awkward and benignly neglected by his
parents, Colt spends most of his timing living in a
virtual reality gaming world.
Picador
February 2017
Manuscript available
Rights sold
German: C. Bertelsmann
Turkish: Monokl
US: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Colt is on the spectrum, to say the least. Like most
people who are borderline autistic, Colt tries to
keep his life simple. But when Colt meets a girl
online; when he submits his mother's
breakthrough scientific paper to a conference and
the paper comes to the attention of the
organisation his father works for; when his father
comes to see his own son and ex-wife as threats to
national security, things start to become
complicated. Very complicated indeed...
Julian Gough is author of three previous novels:
Juno & Juliet; Jude in Ireland; and Jude in London. In
2007 he won the largest prize for a single short
story and has twice been shortlisted for the
Everyman Bollinger Wodehouse Prize.
'An outstanding talent' - Observer
'Julian Gough is a wonderful writer' - Sebastian
Barry
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MONKEY WILLIAMS /
MURMUR
Richard House
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Two new books from the Booker-nominated
author of The Kills, both set in the world of the
global protest movement, over the last 30 years
Picador
September 2017 (Monkey Williams)
April 2018 (Murmur)
Manuscripts: Autumn 2016
Rights sold (The Kills)
Dutch: Uitgeverij De Geus
Italian: Fanucci Editore
Japanese: Hayakawa
Spanish: ECC Ediciones
US: Picador
Richard House is an author, film maker, artist and
university lecturer. As well as the Man Bookerlonglisted The Kills, he has written two previous
novels (Bruiser and Uninvited), which were
published by Serpent’s Tail in the 1990s.
Praise for The Kills:
‘Prepare to be dazzled by this monumental novel… a
true achievement.’ - Sunday Times
‘A gigantic experiment, bracing, thrilling and worthy
of a medal for narrative heroism, Richard House’s
four-volume The Kills plays an epic set of variations
on the shadow war for loot and influence behind the
chaos of Iraq.’ - Boyd Tonkin, Independent Books of
the Year
‘A genuine attempt to embrace new possibilities for
the novel form.’ - Metro
‘House writes sharp, poetically exact sentences, and
varies the pace of his writing so moments of stasis
are quickly alleviated by movement. He successfully
manipulates our empathy, making us sicken along
with his characters.’ - The Times Literary
Supplement
‘Let’s call it biz-crime-heist-noir. The Kills is four
interconnected books in one and if you read it on an
iPad you get lots of bonus digital goodies. It’s a killer
of a read.’ - Daily Mail, Books of the Year
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THE ALLEGATIONS
Mark Lawson
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From the best-selling author of The Deaths, a
hilarious and poignant satire about scandal in
modern Britain
On the morning after he has celebrated his 60th
birthday party at a celebrity-filled party, Ned
Marriott is in bed with his partner, Emma, when
there's a knock on the door. Detectives from the
London police force's 'Operation Millpond' have
come to arrest him over an allegation of sexual
assault.
Picador
June 2016
Manuscript available
By turns shocking and comic, reportorial and
thoughtful, The Allegations startlingly and heartbreakingly captures a contemporary culture in
which allegations are easily made and reputations
casually destroyed. Asking readers to decide who
they believe, it explores a modern nightmare that
could happen, in some way, to anyone whose view
of personal history may differ from someone else's.
Mark Lawson is a novelist and cultural critic. He
has published four novels including Idlewild, Going
Out Live and Enough Is Enough. His work as a
broadcaster includes presenting Radio 4's Front
Row and Foreign Bodies - A History of Crime Fiction
and BBC4's Mark Lawson Talks to… He also writes
for the Guardian and the New Statesman.
Praise for The Deaths:
'Superbly sharp' - Sunday Times
‘Sharp and very funny… wonderfully vivid and
detailed’ – Guardian
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TRADING FUTURES
Jim Powell
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The brilliantly observed and very witty story of
one man's unravelling
This is Matthew Oxenhay at sixty: a stranger to his
wife, an embarrassment to his children, and failed
former contender for the top job at his City firm.
Seizing on his birthday party as an opportunity to
deliver some rather crushing home truths to his
assembled loved ones, it seems as though Matthew
might have hit rock bottom. The truth is, however,
that he has some way to go yet…
Picador
March 2016
Rights sold
French: Sonatine Editions
(The Breaking of Eggs)
UK: W&N
US: Penguin
Catalan: La Campana
Croatian: Ljevak
Danish: HR Ferdinand
Icelandic: Bjartur
Italian: Einaudi
Norwegian: Pax
Polish: Albatros
Portuguese (Brazil): Geracao
Portuguese: Livaria Civilizacao
Editora
Darkly funny, Trading Futures forces us to confront
how change, like death, is an inevitable fact of life:
feared by most, it can transform or overwhelm us.
Jim Powell is the author of one previous novel, The
Breaking of Eggs, and was named by BBC2's The
Culture Show as one of the ‘12 Of The Best New
Novelists’ of 2011.
‘With his gallows humour and observational wit, Jim
Powell gives us a vivid portrait of a man in
meltdown.’ - Daily Mail
‘It’s well worth spending an afternoon ... with this
admirably slim encore.’ - The Times
‘This is one of those novels that is really a catch-all
vessel for the writer’s observations about life, spiced
with some neat one-liners.’ – Sunday Times
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COMETH THE HOUR
Jeffrey Archer
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The sixth and penultimate book in the
spellbinding, number one bestselling Clifton
Chronicles
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a
suicide note, which has devastating consequences
for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and
Lady Virginia.
Macmillan
February 2016
Series publishers
US: St Martin’s Press
Brazil: Bertrand
Bulgarian: Bard
Chinese simple: Chongquin
Chinese complex: Spring International
Danish: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Dutch: Meulenhoff Boekerij
Finnish: Sitruuna Kustannus Oy
French: Les Escales
German: Heyne
Greek: Harlenic Hellas
Hebrew: Modan
Hungarian: General Press
Japanese: Shinchosha
Latvian: Kontinents
Lithuanian: Jotema
Marathi: Mehta
Norwegian: Vigmostad & Bjørke
Polish: Rebis
Portuguese: Bertrand
Romanian: Vivaldi
Russian: Atticus-Azbooka
Serbian: Laguna
Slovak: Motyl
Spanish: Planeta
Swedish: Massolit Förlag
Turkish: Altin
Vietnamese: Huy Hoang
Giles must decide if he should withdraw from
politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he
loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin
truly in love with him, or is she a spy?
Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no
way out of her financial problems, until she is
introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his
horse run at Royal Ascot.
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories
include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat
O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around
the world, with sales of over 270 million copies.
He is the only author ever to have been a number
one bestseller in fiction (eighteen times), short
stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison
Diaries).
‘Archer continues his storytelling magic to create
characters of spellbinding substance, and readers
can count on his surprising twists and shocking
conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy,
Archer provides a killer cliffhanger.’ – Publishers
Weekly
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AMONG THE LEMON TREES
Nadia Marks
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She had thought that they would be together
forever, but Max's betrayal leaves Anna
questioning their marriage and fearing the
future
Macmillan
May 2017
Manuscript: April 2016
So when her elderly widowed father invites her to
spend the summer with him on the small Aegean
island of his birth, Anna agrees - unaware that a
chance discovery is about to unleash a host of
family secrets. Kept hidden for sixty years, they
reveal a torrent of events, beginning in Greece at
the beginning of the 20th century and ending in
Naples at the close of the Second World War.
Confronted by their family's long buried truths,
both father and daughter have their worlds turned
upside down and Anna begins to realise that, if she
is ever to heal the present, she must first
understand the past…
Nadia Marks (ne Kitromilides, which in Greek
means ‘bitter lemons’) used to be Art Director for
Company and She magazines, and is now a
freelance journalist, who has been published in
various national and international newspaper and
magazines including The Guardian, Mail on Sunday,
Daily Express, Independent, the Royal Photographic
Society Journal, Psychologies and In Style magazine.
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THE GIRL FROM LACE ISLAND
Joanna Rees
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The next glamorous, epic saga by the author
of A Twist of Fate and The Key to it All
1989: When happy-go-lucky fifteen year-old Leila
is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a
cold English boarding school, it is just the
beginning of her woes. Feeling that she's just too
foreign to ever fit in, she's desperate to get back to
her family and friends. But in her absence, her
paradise island has changed beyond all recognition
and the life she once loved is now just a memory.
Worse still, everyone and everything she loves is
now in terrible danger.
Pan
July 2016
Manuscript available
2016: Jess dreams of far off places, of white sandy
beaches and warm tropical seas. When she gets her
longed-for job as cabin crew, those dreams are
suddenly realised - especially when she's swept off
her feet by the handsome and charismatic Blaise.
But Jess has a troubled past and her present is
about to become complicated and dangerous…
Two women, decades apart, their lives submerged
in disaster and betrayal. Both are on a mission to
find out the truth about Lace Island, but what if
their search for paradise comes at too high a price?
Jo Rees grew up in Chelmsford before getting an
English and Drama degree at Goldsmiths' College.
In 2007 Jo went solo and wrote Platinum, followed
by Forbidden Pleasures in 2010. This is her
thirteenth novel.
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THE SNOW ROSE
Lulu Taylor
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A thrilling and suspenseful novel from the
bestselling author of The Snow Angel and The
Winter Children
Kate is on the run with her daughter, her identity
hidden and her destination unknown to her
husband and family. She's found a place where she
and Heather can be alone and safe, a huge old
house full of empty rooms. But it turns out she's
not alone. There are the strange old ladies in the
cottage next door, Matty and her blind sister Sissy.
Pan
December 2016
Manuscript: April 2016
Previous publishers
Bulgarian: Ergon
French: City Editions
German: Krueger
Greek: Oceanida
Latvian: Kontinents
Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
How long can Kate hide Heather's presence from
them? And then the newcomers arrive, the band of
eccentrics led by the charming and charismatic
Archer. Kate begins to realize that she is involved
in something strange and dangerous, and the past
she's so desperate to escape is about to find her…
Lulu Taylor studied English at Oxford University
and had a successful career in publishing before
she became a writer. Her first novel, Heiresses, was
nominated for the RNA Readers' Choice award. She
is also the author of The Snow Angel, The Winter
Folly and The Winter Children.
Praise for The Winter Children:
‘A gripping psychological thriller.’ - Essentials
Magazine
‘Taylor is at the top of the chick lit tree with her
beautifully written, emotionally compelling stories.’ Daily Mail
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SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS
Claire Sandy
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Everybody wants it to snow at Christmas…
Don't they?
Asta's plane touches down in Ireland as the first
flakes of snow begin to settle. As the weather
worsens, it turns what should be a flying visit into a
snowed-in Yuletide with her chaotic family.
Pan
November 2015
Rights sold
Swedish: Printz
(What Would Mary Berry Do?)
Dutch: De Fontein
Asta fled her childhood village years ago, with a
secret hidden deep within her. That secret is now a
feisty sixteen-year-old - Kitty - who's keen to meet
her long- lost relatives. It seems there are many
family mysteries waiting to be unwrapped, along
with the presents under the tree...
Missing the man she left behind in London, yet
drawn to a man she meets in Ireland, Asta is caught
in an emotional snowstorm.
Maybe this Christmas Asta will find a cure for her
long-broken heart?
Claire Sandy is the pen name of Bernadette
Strachan, author of a number of successful
women’s fiction novels, including What Would
Mary Berry Do?, as well as The Valentine’s Card,
writing as Juliet Ashton.
Her new novel The Perfect Family Dinner (and
Other Myths) is out in April 2017.
Praise for A Very Big House in the Country:
‘A great summer read’ - Bella
‘A warm and amusing easy read, full of gentle
suspense and South-West sunshine.’ - Daily Mail
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THE HOUSE AT
STREET
Michelle Birkby
BAKER
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It is time for Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson to
emerge from the shadows and stand in the
spotlight…
When Sherlock Holmes turns down the case of
persecuted Laura Shirley, Mrs Hudson - the
landlady of Baker Street - and Mary Watson - the
wife of Dr Watson - resolve to take on the
investigation themselves. From the kitchen of
221b, the two women begin their inquiries and
enlist the assistance of the Baker Street Irregulars
and the infamous Irene Adler.
Pan
February 2016
Rights sold
Czech: Grada
Latvian: Kontinents
A trail of clues leads them to the darkest corners of
Whitechapel, where the fearsome Ripper
supposedly still stalks. They soon discover Laura
Shirley is not the only woman at risk - the lives of
many others are in danger too.
As Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson put together the
pieces of an increasingly complex puzzle, the
investigation becomes bigger than either of them
could ever have imagined. Can they solve the case
or are they just pawns in a much larger game?
Michelle Birkby has always loved crime stories,
and read her first Sherlock Holmes book when she
was thirteen.
The second book in the series, The Women of
Baker Street, is out in February 2017 (manuscript:
Summer 2016).
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EXPOSURE
Aga Lesiewicz
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You know that moment when you think your
life’s on track and then something happens
which turns everything on its head? It’s hard
but you deal with it
Macmillan
January 2017
Manuscript: April 2016
Rights sold
French: Belfond
When up-and-coming photographer Kristin Ryder
begins to receive anonymous emails, her life in a
trendy loft in London’s Hoxton with ultra-cool
street artist boyfriend, Anton, suddenly feels
unsafe. The emails come with sinister attachments
that suggest the sender has an intimate knowledge
of Kristin’s past, and soon her life spirals out of
control.
Who can she trust? And will she be able to discover
the sender’s identity before it’s too late?
Breathtaking and shocking, Exposure will grip you
until the last snap of the camera shutter.
Aga Lesiewicz is a former TV producer and
director. Her first novel Rebound was published in
2016.
Praise for Rebound:
‘Lesiewicz sets a scorching pace in this creepy
thriller and leaves us gasping with a genuinely
chilling pay-off.’ - Independent
‘Compelling and addictive’. - Debbie Howells, author
of The Bones of You
‘A smart, sexy first novel… it races along with great
verve and introduces an interesting new voice.’ Daily Mail
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LOST GIRL
Adam Nevill
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How far will he go to save his daughter? How
far will he go to get revenge?
It's 2053 and climate change has left billions
homeless and starving - easy prey for the
pandemics that sweep across the globe, scything
through the refugee populations. Easy prey, too, for
the violent gangs and people-smugglers who thrive
in the crumbling world where 'King Death' reigns
supreme.
Pan
October 2015
Previous publishers
US: St Martin’s Press
Chinese complex: Faces
Chinese simple: Shanghai
French: Bragelonne
German: Heyne
Polish: Publicat
Russian: Eksmo
Serbian: Laguna
Spanish: Minotauro
Thai: Tawansong
Turkish: Pegasus
The father's world went to hell two years ago. His
four-year-old daughter was snatched from his
garden when he should have been watching. The
moments before her disappearance play in a
perpetual loop in his mind. But the police aren't
interested; amidst floods, hurricanes and global
chaos, who cares about one more missing child?
Now it's all down to him to find her, him alone…
Adam Nevill is the author of Banquet for the
Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House
of Small Shadows and Lost Girl.
His new book is out in January 2017 (manuscript:
May 2016).
‘Adam Nevill’s Lost Girl is bleak, disturbing and
terrifying - and horribly compelling.’ – The
Independent, Sci-Fi Books of the Year 2015
‘Adam Nevill excels at making nightmares real…
Nevill's portrayal of the breakdown of civilisation,
mirrored by the father's own spiralling moral crisis,
is unflinchingly realistic - though not without hope.’
– The Guardian
‘Nevill ornaments his tale of brutality and bloodshed
with florid Gothic prose, like flock wallpaper gracing
a torture dungeon.’ – Financial Times
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TRUST NO ONE
Clare Donoghue
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The third crime novel from Clare Donoghue in
the DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer series
A marriage is what you make it, isn't it? It's what
you put into it. It's not just about love, it's about
understanding another person's point of view.
Sometimes there are things you find out about
yourself and each other which means the marriage
has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved
- but all pretty normal.
Normal that is, until there's a murder.
Pan
March 2016
Series publishers
Dutch: De Fontein
German: Egmont
Italian: Fanucci
DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in
to investigate one of the South London murder
squad's most difficult and distressing cases yet where family and friends come under scrutiny in
the hardest of circumstances.
After ten years in London, working for a City law
firm, Clare Donoghue moved back to her home
town in Somerset to undertake an MA in Creative
Writing at Bath Spa University. Never Look Back
was her first novel and in 2011 she was long-listed
for the CWA Debut Dagger. No Place to Die was
published in 2015.
Praise for Never Look Back:
‘An atmospheric, authentic police story… a cracker
of a book’ - Elizabeth Haynes
‘An assured and shocking debut from a talent to
watch’ - David Hewson, author of The Killing
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NONE BUT THE DEAD
Lin Anderson
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None but the Dead are left to tell the tale
Macmillan
August 2016
Manuscript available
When human remains are discovered to the rear of
an old primary school, forensic expert Dr Rhona
MacLeod and her assistant arrive to excavate the
grave. Approaching mid winter, they find daylight
in short supply, the weather inhospitable and some
of the island's inhabitants less than co-operative.
When the suspicious death of an old man in
Glasgow appears to have links with the island, DS
Michael McNab is dispatched to investigate.
Desperately uncomfortable in such surroundings,
he finds that none of the tools of detective work are
there. No internet, no CCTV, and no police station.
As a major storm approaches, bringing gale force
winds and high seas, the islanders turn on one
another, as past and present evil deeds collide, and
long buried secrets break surface, along with the
exposed bones.
Lin Anderson has published several novels and
one novella featuring forensic expert Dr Rhona
MacLeod, which have been widely translated. Her
short story Dead Close was chosen for the Best of
British Crime 2011 and is currently in
development as a feature film.
‘Anderson clearly knows what her readers want and
how to keep them coming back for more’ - The
Sunday Herald
‘This unusual police procedural series has been
running for more than a decade but shows no signs
of flagging, with its solid plotting and recurring
characters who are worth getting to know’ Morning Star
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YA, Fantasy &
Science Fiction
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THE BURNING PAGE
Genevieve Cogman
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Librarian spy Irene has professional standards
to maintain. Standards that absolutely do not
include making hasty, unplanned escapes
through a burning besieged building
Pan
December 2016
Manuscript available
Series publishers
German: Bastei Luebbe
Italian: Fanucci
Portuguese (Brazil): Editora Morro
Branco
Turkish: Timas Basim Ticaret Sannayi
US: Roc
But when the gateway back to your headquarters
dramatically malfunctions, one must improvise.
And after fleeing a version of Revolutionary France
astride a dragon (also known as her assistant, Kai),
Irene soon discovers she's not the only one
affected. Gates back to the Library are
malfunctioning across a multitude of worlds,
creating general havoc. She and Kai are tasked with
a mission to St Petersburg's Winter Palace, to
retrieve a book which will help restore order.
Genevieve Cogman has written for
playing game companies, including
Files RPG for Evil Hat Productions.
Library and The Masked City were
acclaim in 2014 and 2015.
several rolethe Dresden
The Invisible
published to
Praise for The Masked City:
‘A book very much in the humorous and satirical
tradition of Discworld.’ - Guardian
‘The Masked City is a joy to read and Cogman makes
it look effortless. She knows her characters,
understands how to pace the action and the world
she has built is intricate and compelling. Lovers of
literature will adore this universe… You simply can't
get more fun than this.’ - SciFiNow
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WRATH
John Gwynne
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In the vein of George R. R. Martin's Game of
Thrones, or David Gemmell's novels, comes
Wrath - the last thrilling episode in this epic
fantasy quartet.
Tor
November 2016
Manuscript available
Series publishers
US: Orbit
Italian: Fanucci
German: Blanvalet
Events are coming to a climax in the Banished
Lands, as the war reaches new heights. King
Nathair has taken control of the fortress at Drassil
and three of the Seven Treasures are in his
possession. And together with Calidus and his ally
Queen Rhin, Nathair will do anything to obtain the
remaining Treasures. With all seven under his
command, he can open a portal to the Otherworld.
Then Asroth and his demon-horde will finally
break into the Banished Lands and become flesh.
Meanwhile Corban has been taken prisoner by the
Jotun, warrior giants who ride their enormous
bears into battle. His warband scattered, Corban
must make new allies if he hopes to survive. But
can he bond with competing factions of warlike
giants? Somehow he must, if he's to counter the
threat Nathair represents. His life hangs in the
balance -and with it, the fate of the Banished Lands.
John Gwynne's Malice won the Gemmell Legend
award for best debut novel. Wrath is the fourth
novel in John Gwynne's epic fantasy series
continuing from Malice, Valour and Ruin.
Praise for Malice:
‘Hell of a debut: highly recommended.’ - Conn
Iggulden
‘Gwynne hits all the right spots… definitely one to
watch.’ - SFX
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THE TIGER AND THE WOLF
Adrian Tchaikovsky
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The first book in a brand new fantasy series - a
coming-of-age tale as a young girl must find her
place in a dangerous world on the brink of war
Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but
she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the
Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for
generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All
can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye
can take on tiger and wolf shapes. She refuses to
disown half her soul, so escapes, rescuing a
prisoner of the Wolf clan in the process. The killer
Broken Axe is set on their trail, to drag them back
for retribution.
Macmillan
February 2016
Previous publishers
US: Prometheus
Bulgarian: Bard
Czech: Zoner
German: Heyne
Polish: Rebis
Russian: AST
Spanish: Alamut
Maniye's father plots to rule the north and
controlling his daughter is crucial to his schemes.
However, other tribes also prepare for strife.
Strangers from the far south appear too, seeking
allies in their own conflict. It's a season for omens
as priests foresee danger, and a darkness falling
across the land. Some say a great war is coming,
overshadowing even Wolf ambitions. A time of
testing and broken laws is near, but what spark
will set the world ablaze?
Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the critically
acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series.
‘It's addictively brilliant! The protagonist is vivid and
sympathetic - and I love both the story and the world
Adrian has created. It's meticulously thought out
and utterly believable’ - John Gwynne
‘A classically brilliant fantasy writer, a pusher of
boundaries, a great storyteller’ - Paul Cornell
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LEVIATHAN'S BLOOD
Ben Peek
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The second novel in the Children Trilogy
continuing from The Godless
Macmillan
April 2016
Rights sold
US: Thomas Dunne
German: Piper Verlag
The city of Mireea has been destroyed and its
survivors seek shelter, refugees from a great war.
Among them, Zaifyr and his companions arrive at
the gates of Yeflam, seeking asylum. Zaifyr's
immortal status might gain them access - but will
that be enough? And although they are weary
indeed, they also face a bigger threat than lack of
sanctuary. A new child god has entered the world,
and she will do anything to destroy those who
might threaten her power. Zaifyr warns Yeflam of
the danger she poses. But it's too late. Priests of the
new god have entered the city.
Then on the other side of the world, the saboteur
Bueralan returns home. Around his neck he carries
a terrible cargo: the soul of a dead man. He's been
set on a dark path by the child god and he must
face the consequences. For they will change a
whole world.
Ben Peek is the critically acclaimed author of The
Godless and three previous novels: Black Sheep,
Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, and Above/Below, cowritten with Stephanie Campisi. He has also
written a short story collection, Dead Americans.
Praise for The Godless:
‘An enthralling story… thrills, blood, intrigue,
excitement and an original world populated with
compelling characters’ - TheBookBag
‘A fast-paced page turner set in an enthralling new
world’ - SpeculativeBookReview
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HEARTLAND
The Worldmaker Trilogy: Book 2
Lucy Hounsom
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Following Starborn, Heartland is the second in
Lucy Hounsom's captivating new fantasy series
She seeks allegiance. But the Empire wants war.
Kyndra has taken on the sunken citadel of Naris
and won - for now. In its subterranean chambers,
she faced its dangerous politics and a fanatical sect.
And as she discovered more about herself than she
ever believed possible, she almost lost her life.
Now, she's changed the rules for a whole world,
but her greatest challenge is still to come.
Tor
May 2016
Rights sold
German: Piper Verlag
A tale of heroism, where lost powers will once
more walk the earth. This will be perfect for fans of
adventurous fantasy fiction who enjoy Trudi
Canavan, David Eddings and Gail Z. Martin.
Lucy Hounsom works for Waterstones and has a
BA in English & Creative Writing from Royal
Holloway. She went on to complete an MA in
Creative Writing under Andrew Motion in 2010.
Praise for Starborn:
'Evocative, original worldbuilding and a wonderfully
feisty heroine: top marks to Lucy Hounsom' - Karen
Miller
'A brave heroine, a perilous destiny, and an
intriguing world full of myth and mystery make for
an enthralling read' - Gail Z. Martin on Starborn
(Book One)
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WAR FACTORY
Transformation: Book 2
Neal Asher
.....................................................................................
The action packed follow-up to Neal Asher's
Dark Intelligence, a no-holds- barred space
opera…
Thorvald Spear's only goal was to get his revenge
on the rogue artificial intelligence, Penny Royal.
The AI apparently left him to die and killed
thousands of his comrades in the process. But
things aren't as clear-cut as they seem. Can he truly
rely on his own version of events? And has Penny
Royal been meddling with his memories and his
very identity?
Tor
May 2016
Rights sold
US: Skyhorse Publishing
Previous publishers
Czech: Polaris
French: Fleuve Noir
German: Luebbe
Japanese: Hayakawa
Lithuanian: Eridanas
Romanian: Nemira
Russian: Eksmo
Spanish: Factoría de Ideas
The alien prador Sverl also has to find Penny Royal,
to make some sense of his own transformation. Is
he turning into the thing his kind most loath - a
curious hybrid incorporating human and AI
elements. Meanwhile, the prador Cvorn plans to
use Sverl's changing biology for his own ends. If he
can prove that humanity's Polity alliance meddled
with a prador, using one of its artificial
intelligences, it could mean war. And there is
nothing Cvorn would like more than another
chance to battle with the Polity - however high the
cost.
Neal Asher was born in Essex, and is author of
over sixteen highly-acclaimed SF novels and short
stories, including Gridlinked, The Line of Polity, The
Departure, Zero Point and Jupiter War.
Praise for Dark Intelligence:
This is space opera at a high peak of craftsmanship Publishers Weekly (starred review)
One of his best works so far… Asher is a modern
master of Sci-Fi - Starburst magazine
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SURVIVAL GAME
The Apocalypse Duology: Book 2
Gary Gibson
....................................................................................
Gary Gibson's high-octane follow up to
Extinction Game - where two civilizations face
annihilation
Tor
August 2016
The Novy Empire has discovered that the
Authority's
Pathfinders
have
found
an
exotic artifact. This is one the Novy Empire has
been desperately hunting for, across multiple
worlds. So Katya must go undercover in a different
world, gaining access to the Pathfinders' island to
steal it. The artifact holds the key to accessing
infinite worlds - where the searcher can find
whatever they most desire. The Novy Empire's
dying Tsar wants to live. And Borodin, his driven
secret service chief, has his own reasons for
needing the object.
Series publishers
French: L’Atalante
Gary Gibson’s novels include the Shoal series
(Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light) plus the
stand-alone books Angel Stations, Against Gravity,
Final Days and The Thousand Emperors. The first
book in the series, Extinction Game, was published
in 2014.
Praise for Extinction Game:
This potent, teeth-gritting SF thriller shows death
and love only a shadow away from our ordinary lives
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
To be considered alongside the leading triumvirate
of British hard SF writers: Al Reynolds, Peter
Hamilton, and Neal Asher… a treat for all fans of
intelligent space opera - Guardian
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Biographies, History and Current Affairs
∞
28
MY TURN
Johan Cruyff
....................................................................................
The long-awaited autobiography of one of the
world's most renowned footballers
Throughout his playing career, Johan Cruyff was
synonymous with 'Total Football', a style of play
crafted by the coach at Ajax with Cruyff the on-field
conductor. His legacy lives on in teams across
Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich. Widely
regarded as one of the greatest players in football
history, Cruyff won the Ballon d'Or three times, and
led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974
World Cup, receiving the Golden Ball as the player
of the tournament.
Macmillan
October 2016
Manuscript: April 2016 (Dutch)
June 2016 (English)
Rights sold
Catalan: Planeta
Danish: Rosinante
French: Solar
German: Droemer
Italian: Rizzoli
Japanese: Futami-Shobo
Polish: Literakie
Russian: Eksmo
Spanish: Planeta
Turkish: Domingo
US: Nation Books
Johan Cruyff's autobiography will tell the full story
of Cruyff's unparalleled career and the philosophy
that shaped not only his game but that of
generations of footballers, managers and the fans
who followed them.
Johan Cruyff started his career at Ajax, where he
won eight national titles and three European Cups.
In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the
Century, and came second behind Pelé in the World
Player of the Century poll. Considered to be one of
the most influential figures in football history,
Cruyff's style of play and his football philosophy
have significantly influenced many notable
managers and players, including Pep Guardiola,
Arsène Wenger, Eric Cantona and Xavi.
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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Nicholas Martin and Jasper Rees
..................................................................................
The remarkable story of America's best-known
- and least-talented - soprano, Florence Foster
Jenkins, now the subject of a major feature film
"People may say I can't sing. But no one can ever
say I didn't sing."
Despite having no pitch, no rhythm and no tone,
Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's
best-known sopranos, giving a sell-out concert at
Carnegie Hall.
Pan
May 2016
Manuscript available
Rights sold
Chinese (complex): China Times
German: Goldmann
Italian: Piemme
US: St Martin’s Press
Born in Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence Foster
adored music and as a girl was a talented pianist,
but her wealthy father refused to allow her to
study in Europe. Over forty years later, after a
lifetime supporting New York's classical musical
societies - and even founding her own - Florence's
greatest dream was finally realized. At the age of
seventy-six, she gave a recital - by public demand at Carnegie Hall.
Her extraordinary story is now a film, starring
Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by
Stephen Frears.
Nicholas Martin has worked as a journalist,
contributing to The Sunday Times, the Guardian and
various magazines, before graduating from the
National Film and Television School as a
screenwriting 1992.
Jasper Rees has been a journalist since 1988. He
has written over the years for most broadsheets,
but principally the Daily Telegraph, Independent,
Evening Standard and The Times Saturday
Magazine.
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THE DARKENING AGE
Catherine Nixey
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Almost two thousand years ago an intolerant,
violent and fundamentalist religion overthrew
a liberal, sophisticated and polytheistic state
That the religion involved was Christianity has
been forgotten, and in the absence of any books on
this subject we persist in the whitewashing of our
own history.
Macmillan
September 2017
Manuscript: December 2016
(Proposal available)
Rights sold
Dutch: Hollands Diep
German: Siedler
US: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Many people know how the great texts of the
ancient world had to return to Europe from the
Middle East, where they had been preserved in
collections such as The House of Wisdom. What
they don't know is why they had to leave and then
return in order to spark the European renaissance.
After all, why weren't they held in the great
monastic libraries? And why had so many of the
surviving scrolls (as with a heart-breaking
reference here to a lost work on politics by Cicero)
been overwritten with religious texts?
The Darkening Age is the story of how the forces of
Christianity so comprehensively and deliberately
extinguished the learning and the texts of the
ancient Greeks and Romans that the members of
the Philosophy school in Athens, the inheritors of a
thousand year old tradition, had to flee to Persia,
and of how all over the ancient Roman world books
were burnt, temples were thrown down and pagan
priests were killed or exiled.
Catherine Nixey is a 34 year-old journalist who
works on staff on the Arts Desk at The Times
newspaper, commissioning and writing features
across an erudite spectrum from theatre to radio
and book reviews.
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THIS IS LONDON
Life and Death in the World City
Ben Judah
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This is the new London: an immigrant city. Over
one-third of Londoners were born abroad, with
half arriving since the millennium. This has
utterly transformed the capital, for better and
for worse
Ben Judah is an acclaimed foreign correspondent,
but here he turns his reporter's gaze on home,
immersing himself in the hidden world of London's
immigrants to reveal the city in the eyes of its
beggars, bankers, coppers, gangsters, carers and
witch-doctors.
Picador
January 2016
Rights sold
Dutch: Atlas Contact
Ben Judah studied at Oxford University, and his
writing has featured in numerous publications,
including the New York Times, the Evening
Standard and Standpoint. His first book, Fragile
Empire, was published by Yale University Press in
2013.
‘It is hard to overstate the value of what Judah has
done… This is London is an important and
impressive book’ - Sunday Telegraph
‘An eye-opening investigation into the hidden
immigrant life of the city… You won't read a more
succinct analysis’ - Sunday Times
‘A revelatory work, full of nuggets of unexpected
information about the lives of others… [Judah] is a
fine, intrepid reporter’ - Financial Times
‘Mesmerising, trenchant and deeply compassionate’ Book of the Month, Bookseller
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THE GAMES
A Global History of the Olympics
David Goldblatt
...................................................................................
The definitive sporting, social and political
history of the modern Olympic Games, the
world that made them and the world they
helped to shape
David Goldblatt tells the epic story of the Games,
from their reinvention in Athens in 1896 to the
present day, chronicling classic moments of
sporting achievement from Jesse Owens to Nadia
Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice to Usain Bolt.
Macmillan
July 2016
Manuscript available
Rights sold
Chinese (simple): Huazong University
Press
US: W.W. Norton
He goes beyond the medal tables to explore how
international conflicts have played out at the
Olympics, including the clash of rising America
with the fading British Empire, the role of the
Games for fascist Germany and Italy, and the cold
war and the struggles of the post-colonial world for
recognition.
And he tells the extraordinary story of how women
fought to be included on equal terms, how the
Paralympics started in the wake of World War
Two, and how the Olympics have reflected
changing attitudes to race and ethnicity, from
African 'savages' being pitted against American
students in 1904 to the Black Power salute in 1968
and beyond.
The paperback edition will feature an additional
chapter about the Rio games.
David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball Is Round:
A Global History of Football , the definitive
historical account of the world's game, and
of Futebol Nation , a highly acclaimed footballing
history of Brazil. The Game of Our Lives has won
the 2015 William Hill sports book of the year
award.
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I AM DURAN
Roberto Duran
.....................................................................................
The autobiography of Roberto Duran, one of
the greatest boxers of all time
They called him 'Hands of Stone'. In his own words,
and for the first time, Roberto Duran tells his
unbelievable story. From the mean streets of
Panama to the bright lights of Las Vegas, blazing a
trail through the golden decade of boxing, Duran, in
unflinching form, dispels myths and the lays bare
the cost of conquering the world. He also returns to
the debacle that entered sporting folklore during
his rematch with Sugar Ray Leonard, when he
uttered the infamous words 'no mas' - no more.
Macmillan
September 2016
Manuscript: April 2016
Starting life in abject poverty as the illegitimate son
of a serving US soldier, Duran quickly realized that
his fists could both protect him on the streets and
put food on the table. His reputation in and out of
the ring travelled to the corridors of boxing power
on the day, for a bet, he knocked down a horse with
a single punch.
From his stunning debut in New York to the
glorious defeat of Sugar Ray Leonard, the world
titles and the chaos that ensued after the No Mas
encounter, Duran's explosive life in the ring was
matched only by the volatility outside of it, as he
lurched from kingmaker to bankruptcy, before the
ultimate ending of a bloody comeback and, finally,
redemption.
The book is currently in production for film release
in 2016. Hands of Stone is starring Robert De Niro
and Ellen Barkin.
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WALLS
COME
DOWN
Daniel Rachel
TUMBLING
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An oral history of 'Rock Against Racism', '2
Tone', and 'Red Wedge', consisting of
interviews with over 150 contributors, from
the acclaimed writer of Isle of Noises
Picador
September 2016
Manuscript available
Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal
period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics
and pop music come together for the first time in
Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans
suddenly became instigators of social change, and
'the political persuasion of musicians was as
important as the songs they sang'. Through the
voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and
politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of
three key movements of the time: 'Rock Against
Racism', '2 Tone', and 'Red Wedge', revealing how
they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a
generation.
Composed of interviews with over 150 of the key
players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a
fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account
of those crucial sixteen years in Britain's history.
Daniel Rachel wrote his first song when he was
sixteen and was the lead-singer in Rachels
Basement, which he formed in his early twenties.
In 2001, he released his debut solo album, A Simple
Twist Of Folk, on Dust Records, followed in 2006 by
A Taste Of Money.
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THE END OF THE COLD WAR
1985-1991
Robert Service
.....................................................................................
The first comprehensive account to reveal
exactly how the Cold War - and the Soviet Union
- came to an end, a process which transformed
the world in the late twentieth century
The dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the
spread of Perestroika throughout the former Soviet
bloc was a sea change in world history and two
years later resulted in the dissolution of the Soviet
Union.
Macmillan
October 2015
Rights sold
US: Perseus
Previous publishers
Czech: Argo
Estonian: Varrak
French: Plon-Perrin
German: Suhrkamp
Japanese: Hakasuisha
Korean: Gyoynagin
Malayalam: DC Books
Portuguese (Brazil): Record
Portuguese: Aletheia
Spanish: Ediciones B
Turkish: Abis Yayinlari
In The End of the Cold War, acclaimed Russian
historian Robert Service examines precisely how
that change came about. Drawing on a vast and
largely untapped range of sources, he builds a
picture of the two men who spearheaded the
breakthrough: Ronald Reagan, President of the
United States, and Mikhail Gorbachev, last General
Secretary of the Soviet Union and first and last
President of the USSR.
Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy
and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written
several books, including the highly acclaimed
Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a
People, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History
of World Communism, as well as many other books
on Russia's past and present.
His next book The Last of the Tsars is publishing
in February 2017 (manuscript: Summer 2016).
‘Our leading historian of the Soviet Union...
magisterial’ - Observer
‘Well-written and thought-provoking’ - Christopher
Andrew, Literary Review
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REVOLUTION
The History
Volume IV
of
England:
Peter Ackroyd
....................................................................................
The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's
enthralling History of England begins in 1688
with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a
famous victory
Macmillan
September 2016
Series publishers
Czech: BB Art
US: St Martin’s Press
Ackroyd takes readers from William of Orange's
accession following the Glorious Revolution to the
Regency, when the flamboyant Prince of Wales
ruled in the stead of his mad father, George III and
England was - again - at war with France, a war
that would end with the defeat of Napoleon at
Waterloo.
The Bank of England was founded, as was the stock
exchange, the Church of England was fully
established as the guardian of the spiritual life of
the nation and Parliament became the sovereign
body of the nation with responsibilities and duties
far beyond those of the monarch. It was a
revolutionary era in English letters, too, a time at
which newspapers first flourished and the English
novel was born. But it was also a time of
extraordinary and unprecedented technological
innovation, which saw England utterly and
irrevocably transformed from a country of blue
skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and
coal.
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, as
well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet and
historian. He is the author of more than 40 books.
He holds a CBE for services to literature.
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THE GENIUS WITHIN
David Adam
....................................................................................
Intelligence, and the attempt to measure it, is
not simply an abstract concept, it defines who
we are and how society sees us
Picador
April 2017
Manuscript: Summer 2016
Rights sold
German: DTV
(The Man Who Couldn’t Stop)
US: Sarah Crichton/FSG
Chinese complex: Athena
Chinese simple: FLTRP
Dutch: Nieuw A’dam
German: DTV
Korean: Interpark
Polish: Jagiellonian
Portuguese (Brazil): Objetiva
Portuguese: Temas Debates
Thai: Kledthai
In the 1920s, eugenicists in the UK and America,
quite as much as in Nazi Germany, used IQ tests as
an argument for sterilisation or worse, despite the
fact that IQ tests essentially test whether someone
is good at IQ tests, and no more.
Until very recently, a man's IQ was a red line on
Death Row: you might either be 'too stupid' to be
put to death, or lucky enough to be clever enough...
to be killed. And then there are those extraordinary
savants who, often through sustaining an
accidental injury, acquire 'genius' in a narrow field.
What is going on here?
Dr David Adam is a science journalist and an
editor at Nature scientific journal. He has been a
correspondent at The Guardian and was named
feature writer of the year by the Association of
British Science Writers. His previous title is The
Man Who Couldn’t Stop.
Praise for The Man Who Couldn’t Stop:
‘The Man Who Couldn’t Stop is a fundamentally
important book... I urge anyone to buy it. It will
make you think again’ - Sunday Times
‘A superb book… a brave and helpful contribution to
deepening our understanding of the intricate
complexities of mental ill-health’ - The Times
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NO CUNNING PLAN
Tony Robinson
...................................................................................
Tony Robinson is one of our best-loved actors
and presenters. And now, in this warm, funny
and surprising autobiography, he takes us on
an adventure-filled journey through his career
It's fair to say that things have not always gone
according to plan. For some time, it seemed his
career had peaked early after he became a child
star in the stage version of Oliver! - during which he
loved and hated Steve Marriott.
Sidgwick & Jackson
September 2016
Manuscript available
He was snubbed by Liza Minnelli, failed to impress
John Wayne on the set of Brannigan, and
unexpectedly found fame for his iconic
performance as Baldrick in Blackadder.
He
narrowly avoided arrest for grave-robbing on his
first archaeological trip with Mick Aston,
entertained the nation for twenty years on Time
Team, was caught by an armed policeman having a
sneaky pee in the shrubbery at Buckingham Palace
while digging up the gardens, and learned first
hand how horrible some of the worst jobs in
history can really be.
Sir Tony Robinson is a multi-award-winning
children's television writer and has authored many
children's books, including the history series Tony
Robinson's Weird World of Wonders. He has also
written several books for adults.
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Lifestyle, Self-Improvement and
Real-Life Stories
∞
40
LEAN IN 15 – THE SHAPE PLAN
15 Minute Meals with Workouts to
Build a Strong, Lean Body
Joe Wicks
.....................................................................................
The second book from the man who wants you
to eat more (and exercise less!)
Bluebird
June 2016
Fully illustrated
Rights sold
Portuguese (Brazil): Rocco
Norwegian: Gyldendal
Series publishers
Chinese simple: Hainan
Czech: Slovart
Finnish: WSOY
German: Goldmann
Italian: TEA
Norwegian: Gyldendal
Polish: Zysk
Portuguese (Brazil): Rocco
Portuguese: Clube do Autor
Romanian: Lifestyle
Slovak: Slovart
Spanish: Roca Editorial
Swedish: Bonnier
US: William Morrow
In his first book, Lean in 15, Joe Wicks, aka The
Body Coach, revealed how to achieve great fatburn, shift body fat and significantly increase
fitness levels. In Lean in 15: The Shape Plan it's all
about SHAPING the body by combining Joe's
signature 15-minute recipes with short bursts of
intensive cardio and resistance training.
Taking your fitness to the next level, this shaping
cycle introduces Joe's own Volume Resistance HIIT
workouts. Maintaining his ethos of not spending
hours in the gym, he explains how these sessions
will see you achieving great muscle-shaping effects,
increasing your metabolic rate and seeing your
body burn even more calories, both during the
workout and for hours afterwards. To complement
the training, Joe shares a hundred mouth-watering
new recipes that will ensure you gain lean mass
while simultaneously burning fat.
Fully illustrated with over sixty recipe images and
an easy-to-follow plan that puts you firmly in
control, Lean in 15: The Shape Plan introduces a
new way of eating and exercising, taking you one
step further towards building a fit, strong and lean
body for life.
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Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, has helped tens of
thousands of people achieve new levels of fitness
and fat loss with his 90 Day Shift, Shape and Sustain
programme and his Instagram account.
His record-breaking bestseller LEAN IN 15 - THE
SHIFT PLAN held on to top of the UK chart for
nine non-consecutive weeks.
Over 550,000 copies sold in 12 weeks
The biggest cookery book in 10 years
One of the top 20 bestselling cookbooks of all
time
Joe has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science from St
Mary's University, is a REPS (Register of Exercise
Professionals) Level Three personal trainer and is
an advanced boxing coach.
His third book LEAN IN 15 - THE SUSTAIN PLAN
will publish in December 2016.
Fully illustrated and with 100 quick-to-prepare
meals and four workouts, the plan is perfect for
busy people who don't have time to spend hours in
the kitchen or gym. Joe gives advice on how to
combine his tasty, nutritious recipes with a brandnew training programme to make you leaner, fitter
and healthier than ever before.
It's time to make LEAN IN 15 part of your lifestyle
forever!
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HOW TO HYGGE
Signe Johansen
.....................................................................................
A fully illustrated lifestyle book that shares the
secrets of Scandinavian living and explores the
concept of hygge
Bluebird
October 2016
Proposal available
Rights sold
US: St Martin’s Press
Hygge is central to the Scandi sense of well-being.
Roughly translated as 'cosiness', it implies warmth,
conviviality and community. With fifty recipes and
glorious imagery, Johansen explains how to enjoy
the outdoors the Scandi way, the joy of fika
(coming together over cake and coffee), how to
collaborate to achieve a sense of community and
why alcohol is integral to the healthy hedonism of
hygge. For those who have long admired the
region's stylish design heritage, she reveals how to
achieve Scandi-Cool in your own home, without
breaking the bank.
Explore the culture of hygge, and learn how to live
your life to the fullest, Scandinavian-style.
Signe Johansen is a Norwegian cook and author of
Scandilicious and Scandilicious Baking. A longtime
whisky enthusiast, she is the co-founder of
'Spirited Women', a new project to get more
women into whisky and other spirits. After
graduating with a bachelor's degree in Archaeology
and Anthropology from the University of
Cambridge, she trained at Leith’s School of Food
and Wine in London, worked in several of the UK's
top restaurants and went on to do her masters in
the Anthropology of Food at SOAS Food Studies
Centre at the University of London.
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BAKE
Lorraine Pascale
.....................................................................................
The new book from Number One Sunday Times
bestseller and UK’s favourite TV chef and
cookery author, Lorraine Pascale
Bluebird
March 2017
Lorraine Pascale trained at the leading Leiths
School of Food and Wine before completing spells
in some of the most renowned kitchens in the
world. Eager to work for herself and exercise her
baking talents Lorraine couldn't wait to start her
own business, The Cupcake Bakehouse, in
London's Covent Garden.
Manuscript: Summer 2016
Wide public attention beckoned after her landmark
BBC 2 TV series, Baking Made Easy, introduced
millions of viewers to her easy, impressive recipes.
The book of the series went on to be a bestseller
and was followed up by an even more popular
book and series, Home Cooking Made Easy, making
Lorraine the most successful debut cookery writer
in the UK at that time.
With further bestsellers, including Fast, Fresh and
Easy, Lorraine has since sold over 1 million books
in the UK alone, and continues to satisfy fans with
her simple approach to delicious cooking.
Praise for Home Cooking Made Easy:
‘Finally, a chef who cooks real food.’ - Daily Mail
‘She bubbles and oozes warmth and charm, making
you want to grab a fork and dive right in to the easy,
entertaining lifestyle she embodies’. -Style
‘No rush, no fuss, just delicious cooking that keeps
friends and family entertained.’ - Red magazine
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COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP
Jack Monroe
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The 100 recipe sequel to Monroe’s first
cookbook the runaway bestseller A Girl Called
Jack
Bluebird
December 2016
Manuscript: Summer 2016
Originally launched on Kickstarter it met its
funding target in just one day and Jack will produce
a limited print run for these backers. The cookbook
will follow the same style as Jack’s first, with
chapters including Breads and Breakfasts, Super
Soups, Beans, Pulses and Lentils as well as new
additions such as ‘Eat Your Greens’ and ‘Don’t
Throw That Away’ for nifty tips on using leftovers.
This edition will contain a number of original, full
colour photographs.
Cooking on a Bootstrap will deliver affordable,
authentic and delicious recipes to those who want
to cook but don’t have the money for fancy gadgets
or premium ingredients.
Jack Monroe is a writer, journalist and activist.
Monroe is known for activism surrounding poverty
issues, particularly on hunger relief, and has
published a blog and several books of "austerity
recipes".
Praise for A Girl Called Jack:
‘A terrific resource for anyone trying to cook
nutritious and tasty food on a tight budget’ - Sunday
Times
‘A powerful new voice in British food’ - Observer
‘Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on £10 a
week. We need more like her.’ - The Telegraph
45
THE HEALTHY LIFE
Jessica Sepel
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Are you ready to nourish your body with
nutrition and heal your relationship with food?
Nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel
understands the dangers of dieting and
overexercising from her own experience. Years of
study and personal and clinical practice have
taught her how to heal her difficult relationship
with food, and find a gentler path, not just for
herself but for her patients and many online
followers.
Bluebird
February 2016
Jessica believes great health starts with positive
lifestyle changes such as more sleep, less stress and
a better connection with those we love. But mostly
it's about the food. She shows how we can eat with
a sense of deep peace and enjoyment by choosing
the foods that will nourish our bodies. She
recommends whole foods, simply prepared. She
explains why what we eat has such a strong effect
on our mood, and shows us how to choose and
prepare food that will create happiness rather than
stress.
With meal plans, expert advice on the nutritional
value of different ingredients and over 120
delicious, nurturing recipes, this book will help you
finally find the freedom to truly enjoy good food
and great health.
Jessica Sepel is a qualified nutritionist with a
Bachelor of Science degree, a health blogger and a
wellness coach.
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THE FIVE STEPS
WINNING MINDSET
TO
A
What Sport Can Teach Us About Great
Leadership
Damian Hughes
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Damian Hughes draws on his lifetime's
experience as a sports psychologist to reveals
the best ways to create a winning mindset in
both personal and professional life
The role of a sports team leader is fascinating,
complex and tough. Fantasy football leagues may
convince us that success is all about buying
players, and selecting a team.
Macmillan
July 2016
Manuscript: April 2016
In reality, it is about creating winning
environments,
recruiting,
developing
and
nurturing talent, effectively communicating a
shared vision with a diverse collection of
individuals, delivering on enormous expectations
from a range of stakeholders, overcoming
significant challenges, handling pressure and
staying focused throughout - a set of challenges
familiar to leaders in all sectors.
Having worked with some of the top teams in the
UK, and watched some of the best coaches in the
country at work, Damian Hughes distils the five
keys principles that separate the best coaches and
teams from the rest: Simplicity; Tripwires;
Emotions; Practical; Stories: STEPS.
Professor Damian Hughes is a sports
psychologist by profession – he has worked with
everyone from Bradford Rugby League, to top
football clubs and Olympic athletes as well as blue
chip companies from RBS to Unilever. His previous
titles include Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like
Sir Alex Ferguson.
47
HOW TO: ACADEMY
.....................................................................................
The How to: Academy offers sharply focused
seminars, talks and workshops on business
topics, and has been created to offer innovative
educational experiences to adults and
teenagers
Bluebird
September 2016
Manuscripts available
Get your Website Noticed by Filip Matous
Write Better Copy by Steve Harrison
Speak with Confidence in Public by Edie Lush
Give a Perfect Presentation by Neil Chalmers
6 new titles publishing in 2017
Negotiate by Genevieve Helleringer
Sell by Gavin Presman
Train your memory by Phil Chambers
Use Crowdfunding by Julian Costley
Use Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace by
Patrick Collister
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HOW TO… Series 3
......................................................................................
Started in 2012 as a ground-breaking
experiment, the first two series have since
grown into an international phenomenon
Macmillan
March 2016
How to Make a Home by Ed Hollis
How to Choose a Partner by Susan Quilliam
How to Live in the City by Hugo Macdonald
How to Think Like an Entrepreneur by P.D.
Broughton
How to Be a Leader by M. Bjergegaard & C. Popa
How to Be Bored by Eva Hoffman
Series publishers
US: Picador
Albanian: Botime Pegi
Bulgarian: Alma
Chinese complex: Prophet Press
Chinese simple: Shanghai 99
Dutch: De Arbeiderspers
French: Pocket
Greek: Patakis
Hebrew: Modan
Hungarian: HVG
Italian: Ugo Guanda
Japanese: East Press
Korean: Sam & Parkers
Persian: Hanooz Publishing
Polish: Foksal / The Green Tree
Portuguese: Lua de Papel
Portuguese (Brazil): Objectiva
Romanian: Vellant
Russian: Eksmo
Serbian: Mind Servis
Slovene: Medijski partner d.o.o
Spanish: Penguin Random House
Turkish: Sel
6 new titles publishing in 2017
Collaboration
Growth Mindset
Communication
Life Insight
Resilience
Personal Effectiveness
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A MANUAL FOR HEARTACHE
Cathy Rentzenbrink
..................................................................................
The wise and inspiring new book from the
bestselling author of The Last Act of Love – now
shortlisted for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize
When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her
happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable
tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache she describes
how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find
joy in the world again. She explores how to cope
with life at its most difficult and overwhelming and
how we can emerge from suffering forever
changed, but filled with hope.
Picador
February 2017
Manuscript: June 2016
This is a moving, warm and uplifting book that
offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going
through a painful time, whatever it might be. It’s a
book that will help to soothe an aching heart and
assure its readers that they’re not alone.
Cathy Rentzenbrink was born in Cornwall, grew
up in Yorkshire and now lives in London, where
she works as a writer and journalist.
Praise for The Last Act of Love:
‘Beautiful, devastating and ultimately uplifting,
intimate and universal all at once.’ - Jessie Burton,
bestselling author of The Miniaturist
‘The book's real power lies in Rentzenbrink's skill as
a writer, her ability to unearth precise and agonising
details quietly, with no self-pity or drama (…) She
emerges from this unflinching memoir with dignity,
strength and an enormous heart.’ - Sunday Times
‘I never knew a story of grief could have so much joy
in it.’ – Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina
50
LIVING THE LIFE UNEXPECTED
12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful
and Fulfilling Future Without Children
Jody Day
.....................................................................................
A practical 12-week guide offering help and
hope
Across the globe, millions of women are reaching
their mid-forties without having had a child.
Although some are child free by choice, many
others are childless by circumstance and are
struggling in a life they didn't forsee. Most people
think that women without children either 'couldn't'
or 'didn't want' to be mothers. The truth is much
more complex.
Bluebird
February 2016
Rights sold
Czech: Dobrovsky
In this book, Jody addresses the taboo of
childlessness and provides a powerful, practical
12-week guide to help women come to terms with
their grief, and to move on to live creative, happy,
meaningful and fulfilling lives without children.
Previously self-published this updated edition
includes a wealth of international case studies
reflecting the global reach of Jody’s network,
Gateway Women, which has been talked about in
the media across the world.
Jody Day is a trainee psychotherapist, fellow in
Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business
School, Cambridge University, and founder of
Gateway Women, the global friendship and support
network for childless women.
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THE EDIBLE CITY
A Year of Urban Foraging
John Rensten
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A beautifully illustrated guide to making use of
the wild ingredients that surround us in the city
As we walk through the city with our headphones
in or our eyes glued to screens, it's easy to forget
that we are surrounded by wonderful produce. Our
parks, canals, gardens and wild spaces are
crammed full of delicious, nutrient-rich plants; all
we need to know is how to find them.
Boxtree
September 2016
Manuscript: May 2016
In The Edible City, urban forager John Rensten gives
us the tools to identify, source and cook delicious
food from the bounty that surrounds us. This
account of a year of urban foraging is perfect for
the armchair naturalist or home cook looking for
exciting new ingredients to experiment with.
John Rensten runs foraging walks throughout the
year through his company Forage London.
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GREAT BRITAIN IN COLOUR
Paul Farrell
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A beautifully illustrated journey through the
British Isles by one of the country's top
illustrators
Boxtree
September 2016
Material: May 2016
How do you define Great Britain using shapes and
colours? Paul Farrell wanted to map an illustrated
journey through Britain that took in the ancient
and new, manmade and natural, and brought
together all the elements that made these isles
quintessentially British. The result is Great Britain
in Colour, a tour of the nation through all the small
details and the hidden gems.
In Great Britain in Colour, Farrell tours the country
through the provinces, cities, isles and coastal
edges, and has coloured this land of diverse
extremities. Great Britain is such an eclectic mix of
building styles and advanced engineering that it
lends itself perfect for a diverse palate of colours.
Old traditions die hard with folklore and arts and
craft decorating our everyday life, and much of our
green and pleasant land is unspoilt - a patchwork
of natural features and epic views, all exposed to
our ever-changing weather - a perfect canvas for an
illustrator to work with.
Paul Farrell is a designer and printmaker based in
Bristol. His bold, colourful graphic style is inspired
by nature and an interest in graphic art. Paul is
represented at major art galleries and shops
throughout the UK, including Heal's in London and
Paul Smith in New York.
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PERPETUAL
DISAPPOINTMENTS DIARY
Asbury & Asbury
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An appointments diary and journal with a
series of disappointing twists
Boxtree
October 2016
Material: Summer 2016
Ground yourself with a weekly demotivational
proverb ("If ignorance is bliss, why are you so
sad?", "Crappe diem") and reminders of Notable
Deaths. Travel the world with Useful Phrases
translated into French, German, Mandarin and
Spanish ("Do you have any very cheap wine", "I
have destroyed my rental car"). Evaluate your
future with Personal SWOT Analysis (with
extended space for weaknesses and threats). And
save time with templates for Apology Notes and
Passive-Aggressive Notes.
An address book section includes space for People
Who Never Call, Imaginary Friends and Imaginary
Enemies. A notes section includes Ideas You'll
Never Follow Up and Notes Toward A Tweet
Everyone Will Ignore. Also contains Bank
Insecurity Questions, originally published on
McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
The diary is not specific to one year. Monthly dates
are marked as normal, with a sheet of 'Monday'
stickers to mark the start of each working week.
Asbury & Asbury is a creative partnership
between writer Nick Asbury and designer Sue
Asbury.
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ODD TRUMPS
James and Eddie Ward
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A hilarious and surreal riff on the children's
classic card game
Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight
between Justin Beaver and Huge Jackman? Or who
might triumph in a battle between Pierce Bros-Nan
and Lay-Z? Finally you can put the argument to rest
with this collection of celebrity remix Pop Trumps.
Read them, collect them, battle them!
Boxtree
October 2016
Material: Summer 2016
Eddie and James Ward are two brothers who
create designs which interest them and make them
laugh. Their designs are printed on T-shirts and
greeting cards, which they sell in UK shops, online
and at markets in London.
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ON THE PROWL
Rupert Fawcett
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The follow-up to Off the Leash - but this time for
cats!
With a hugely popular following on Facebook, On
the Prowl has developed a regular daily following
of more than 100,000 cat lovers from around the
world. Now the best of Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly
observed, touchingly true cartoons come together
in book form for the first time.
Boxtree
October 2016
Manuscript: May 2016
Series publishers
US: St Martin’s Press
Czech: Paseka
Finnish: Alligaattori Kustannus Oy
French: Larousse
German: Fred & Otto
Italian: Edizioni Sonda
Portuguese (Brazil): Rocco
Russian: Tuloma
Featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of
cats of every size, shape and breed, this gorgeous
book is a celebration of our favourite feline friends.
Rupert Fawcett is an English cartoonist living in
London. His Fred cartoons went on to be
syndicated in the Mail on Sunday, were published
in several books and to date over 9 million Fred
greetings cards have been sold in the UK, Australia
and New Zealand.
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HAMLET: THE COLLECTED
PORKS OF SHAKESPEARE
.....................................................................................
A book filled with iconic scenes from
Shakespeare reenacted by a cast of teacup pigs
Boxtree
October 2016
Material: Summer 2016
57
BILBO THE LIFEGUARD DOG
Steve Jamieson
...............................................................................................
The heroic and moving true story of Bilbo, the
amazing life-saving dog
When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate
Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the
little bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge
space in his heart and change his life forever. The
pair soon became inseparable, with Bilbo
accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of
Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his
webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo
was an excellent swimmer and he was soon
promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even
credited with saving the lives of three people.
Macmillan
July 2016
Manuscript: April 2016
Word about Bilbo spread and fans began coming
from miles around to meet the friendly giant. But
little did Bilbo and Steve know the obstacles that
life would throw at them. Together, they would
have to gather every bit of their strength to fight
for their livelihood.
Steve Jamieson was born in the Shetland Islands.
He briefly worked for the Ministry of Defence
before adopting a life of freedom as a waterman
and lifeguard in, on and by the sea at Lands End,
Cornwall.
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THE CHRISTMAS DONKEY
Tracy Garton
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A heart-warming and amusing read about one
lady’s battle to save donkeys, and of Alan the
donkey who because the village’s Christmas
star
Macmillan
Autumn 2016
Manuscript: Summer 2016
Tracy had run for the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary
for twenty years and it was a real labour of love.
But after a devastatingly difficult winter with sky
high vet bills and extreme weather, Tracy was
really counting the cost. It was the first week of
January, and she really didn’t know how they’d get
through the year ahead.
Then, the phone rang. A donkey had been
abandoned donkey 130 miles away. Tracy grabbed
the keys to her rickety old horsebox and raced
down to Birmingham where she found Alan forlorn, balding and shivering - tethered up tightly
in a supermarket car park. Riddled with lice and
barely able to walk on his painfully overgrown
hooves, he had been left to die. Suddenly her debts
didn’t seem matter anymore, and the long hours
and aching limbs from running the sanctuary faded
from her mind. Tracy ran her hands gently over
Alan’s protruding ribs, and whispered in his ear:
‘Don’t worry boy, I won’t give up on you.’
As Christmas rolled around, Alan barely resembled
the skinny, shy donkey he was a year before. So,
when Tracy received a desperate call from a
church in the next village begging for a donkey to
complete their nativity play, she knew there was
only one animal for the job - it was Alan’s time to
shine. Tracy’s lovable rogue became the star of the
show, and of the sanctuary. She had given her
donkey the gift of life, and now Alan had given her
the best Christmas present ever… the gift of love
and laughter.
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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE
YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS
Amanda Owen
.....................................................................................
The further adventures of Amanda Owen as she
juggles farming life with the demands of family
on her remote Yorkshire farm
From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more
tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill
farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children
and 900 sheep.
Sidgwick & Jackson
May 2016
Manuscript available
Rights sold (The Yorkshire
Shepherdess)
German: Osburg Verlag
Writing with her trademark warmth and humour,
Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old
Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the
flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl.
She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a
mother sheep determined to find her lamb and
gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse.
Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight
stakeout to catch a sheep-rustling dog and
becomes the object of affection for a randy young
bull.
Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of
the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone
interested in the countryside and those who farm
it.
Amanda Owen is the author of the top ten
bestseller The Yorkshire Shepherdess.
‘Amanda Owen is like a breath of fresh air. Amanda's
life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and
plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary.’ Ben Fogle
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THE STAIRCASE GIRLS
Catherine Seymour
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The fascinating story of the lives of the
working-class women who looked after the
students of Cambridge University
'As she stood outside the enormous carved wooden
gates Joyce shivered in the cold pre-dawn air. She
knew the people inside here had all the rights and
the likes of her had none. Some of the students had
taken advantage of girls from the town and got
away with it because their parents were rich or
influential. And now she was about to make their
beds, clean their rooms and lug coal up flights of
stairs to make their fires…'
Pan
July 2016
Manuscript available
In the 1950s women like Joyce, Nance and Shirley
lived in some of the poorest streets in Cambridge
and suffered great hardships but every day their
work as servants in the colleges took them into an
extraordinarily privileged world. Known as
'bedders' (short for 'bedmakers'), they often
became close to their charges, mothering them,
covering up for them, sometimes falling in love
with 'their boys', some of whom would go on to
become household names. Revealing their stories
for the first time, this is a vivid, poignant account of
these remarkable women's lives.
Catherine Seymour was born in Barnwell,
Cambridge, and comes from generations of
bedders. Encouraged by her nana, Nance, she
became the first female in her family to attend
university. After a career in television as a
documentary maker, she now teaches drama in
Cambridgeshire.
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TERRIFIED
Angela Hart
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The first book in a series by foster mum Angela
Hart who, along with her husband Jonathan,
has fostered over fifty children in the past
twenty-seven years
Terrified tells the emotionally devastating but
ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who
arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and
unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at
the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return
home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and
waking nightmares. This book tells the moving
story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.
Bluebird
March 2016
THE GIRL WHO JUST WANTED TO BE
LOVED
Angela Hart
....................................................................................
The second book in the series by foster mum
Angela Hart
Eight year old Keeley looks like the sweetest little
girl you could wish to meet, but demons from the
past make her behaviour far from angelic. She
takes foster carer Angela on a rocky and very
demanding emotional ride as she fights daily
battles against her deep-rooted psychological
problems. Can the love and specialist care Angela
and husband Jonathan provide help Keeley
triumph against the odds?
Bluebird
July 2016
Angela Hart trained as a specialist carer for
teenagers with complex needs, and has fostered
more than fifty children over the past thirty years.
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MINDFULNESS MOMENTS
Colouring for Everyday Wellbeing
Emma Farrarons
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The new book from the bestseller author of The
Mindfulness Colouring series, now published in
22 territories with more than 700,000 copies
sold worldwide
Mindfulness Moments will be more than a colouring
book. As well as being beautiful, it will be
experiential, with activities and tips to help readers
achieve calm quickly and easily, all surrounded by
patterns and illustrations to colour in.
Macmillan
October 2016
Material: June 2016
Series publishers
Afrikaans: Macmillan
Arabic: Arab Scientific
Bulgarian: Knigopis
Chinese complex: Commonwealth
Czech: Albatros
Danish: Rosinante
Finnish: Dolphin/Unio Mystica
French: City Editions
German: Droemer
Italian: TEA
Japanese: Publication Laboratory
Korean: Dahli Children’s Book
Macedonian: Tri
Polish: Insignis
Portuguese: Lua de Papel
Portuguese/ Brazil: Record
Russian: Alpina
Spanish: Paidos
Swedish: Modernista
Thai: Dolphin/Unio Mystica
Turkish: Pegasus
US: The Experiment
Unlike some of the clinical guides out there,
Mindfulness Moments will use Emma’s unique hand
drawn style will make achieving mindfulness feel
more personal and engaging.
Emma Farrarons is a French illustrator and
graphic designer based in London. She studied
illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art and
l'École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
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… AND RELAX
Pattern, Colour and Be Well
David Sinden and Nikalas Catlow
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The next book from the bestselling author of
The Little Book of Calm Colouring
Switch off from everyday life and improve your
well-being with this uniquely relaxing book. Keep it
with you for when you wish to fill time positively,
or to help you regain happiness and calm.
Bluebird
May 2016
Follow and absorb its day-to-day tips and practices
for increased mindfulness, colour in the gorgeous
hand-drawn illustrations, and embellish its pages
with your own meditative doodles and decorations.
Take time out, open at any page… and Relax.
David Sinden studied Fine Art at Central Saint
Martins College of Art and Design before qualifying
as an art teacher at the Institute of Education,
London University. He is the co-creator of AntiJournal, a creative, anarchic journal for all ages.
Nikalas Catlow gained an MA in Illustration at the
Cambridge School of Art. He has lectured and
taught workshops in art, design and illustration,
and now works as a writer, illustrator and TV
development producer.
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MORE COLOURING & DOODLING
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MIDNIGHT
COLOURING
ANTI-STRESS
DOT-TO-DOT
Anti-Stress Art
Therapy for
Sleepless Nights
Beautiful, Calming
Pictures to Complete
Yourself
Kate Larsen
(introduction by
Richard
Wiseman)
Emily Milne Wallis
Rights sold: Italian
(Newton Compton)
CRAP
COLOURING IN
Mindless Art
Therapy
for Modern Life
Joe Sumner
Rights sold: Czech
(Euromedia), German
(Heyne), Slovak (Ikar)
and US (Ulysses Press)
MINDFUL DOODLING
Pattern Your Way to a
Stress-Free Day
Gwen Burns
THE LITTLE
BOOK OF CALM
COLOURING
THE LITTLE
BOOK OF MORE
CALM COLOURING
David Sinden
and Victoria Kay
David Sinden
and Victoria Kay
Rights sold: Czech
(Dobrovsky), Danish
(Rosinante) and US
(Simon & Schuster)
Rights sold: Czech
(Dobrovsky), Danish
(Rosinante) and US
(Simon & Schuster)
RECENTLY PUBLISHED
………………………………………………………………..
THIS IS HAPPENING
Ditch the "Digital Detox". Rohan Gunatillake shows us how we
can be mindful in our lives as they are: with our tablets in hand,
on our phones, in the digital worlds we inevitably inhabit.
Rights sold: German (Droemer), Spanish (Maeva), Russian
(Eksmo), and US (St Martin’s Press)
………………..
ALBERTO’S LOST BIRTHDAY
A country that promised to forget, an old man who's lost more
than he realized, and a little boy who believes everyone should
have a birthday…
Rights sold: French (City Editions), German (Droemer), and
Italian (Nord)
………………..
AUSSIE GRIT- MY FORMULA ONE JOURNEY
For the first time, Webber tells the inside story of one of
Formula One's most intriguing battles - it is a story that goes to
the heart of why the sport is loved by millions of fans around
the world.
Rights sold: Polish (SQN)
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THE WELL OF BEING
An enchanting illustrated enquiry into the pursuit of happiness,
and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments.
Rights sold: Chinese complex (Commonwealth), German
(Droemer), Japanese (Asuka Shinsha), and US (Flatiron)
………………..
AN ATLAS OF COUNTRIES THAT DON’T EXIST
Nick Middleton takes us on a magical tour of countries that,
lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabit a
world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten
peoples.
Rights sold: Chinese complex (Editions du Flaneur), Czech (65
Pole), French (Arthaud), German (Bastei Luebbe), Italian
(Rizzoli), Spanish (Planeta), and US (Chronicle)
………………..
THE WORLD OF POLDARK
The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling
stories and the era that Winston Graham - and the television
series - set out to recreate, the England that Ross Poldark
returned to from the American War of Independence.
Rights sold: US (St Martin’s Press)
………………..
BEST OF THE BACKLIST
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1946 by Victor Sebestyen
PHILOMENA by Martin Sixsmith
A compelling account of a crucial year
in post-war history
The tale of a mother and a son,
now a major film starring Judi Dench
Rights sold: Chinese complex (Marco Polo), Chinese
simple (Changsha Senxin), Estonian (Tanapaev),
German (Rowohlt), Italian (Rizzoli), Lithuanian
(Sofoklis), and US (Pantheon).
Rights sold: Chinese complex (Rye Field), Chinese
simple (Beijing Uni-Wisdom), Czech (Argo), Dutch
(Xander), French (Presses de la Cite), German
(Ullstein), Italian (Piemme), Japanese (Shueisha),
Korean (Mirbook), Polish (Proszynski), Portuguese
(Planeta), Portuguese/Brazil(Verus), and Spanish
(Santillana).
THE RESTORATION OF ROME
by Peter Heather
BORN FREE
by Joy Adamson
The compelling sequel to the international
bestseller The Fall of the Roman Empire
The great Elsa the lioness classics, Born Free,
Living Free, Forever Free in one volume
Rights sold: Chinese complex (Peking University
Rights sold: Castilian (Critica), Chinese simple (Citic),
Press), Chinese simple (Jinghua), Czech (Euromedia),
German (Klett Cotta), Polish (Rebis), Russian
Hungarian (Konyvmolykepzo), Japanese (Bungei
(Entrepolygraph), and US (Oxford University Press).
Shunju), Korean (Dourei), Italian (Rizzoli), and
Russian (Bertelsmann).
THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA
by Caz Hildebrand
THIERRY HENRY – LONELY AT THE TOP
by Philippe Auclair
A stunning fusion of good food and good design
The definitive biography of the Arsenal,
France and Barcelona legend
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(Sperling & Kupfer), Korea (The Open Books), and US Polish (Anakonda).
(Quirk Books).
BEFORE THE FIRE by Sarah Butler
COME BACK TO ME by Mila Gray
The stunning novel from the author of
the international sensation
Ten Things I've Learnt About Love
A scorchingly hot story about love, friendship,
family and finding your way back
from the edge of heartbreak
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Italian
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French
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Portuguese
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Portuguese/Brazil (Sextante), and US (Simon Pulse).
and Swedish (Norstedts).
THE KEYSTONE by A.M.Dean
ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Ryan David Jahn
Her revenge will be their downfall.
Perfect for fans of Dan Brown and lovers of
action-packed conspiracy thrillers
A sprawling, cinematic tour-de-force, a terrifying
crime novel unlike any other
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Autor),
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Spanish
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Lectores), and US (Viking).
ACCIDENTS HAPPEN by Louise Millar
LITTLE GIRL LOST by Brian McGilloway
What if the one in a million is you? The second
gripping psychological thriller from the
bestselling author of The Playdate
A breathtaking new crime thriller from the author
of the acclaimed Inspector Devlin series
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