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  • J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

    SCREENPLAY TO BE PUBLISHED

    J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
  • For Emerging Writers

    The Richell Prize

    The Richell Prize
  • Natasha Lester

    A Kiss For Mr Fitzgerald

    Natasha Lester
  • Chris Cleave

    Everyone Brave is Forgiven

    Chris Cleave
  • Available 31st July 2016

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD SCRIPT BOOK

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD SCRIPT BOOK
  • Joe Hill

    The Fireman

    The Fireman
  • Leigh Hopkinson

    Two Decades Naked

    Leigh Hopkinson
  • Six Tudor Queens

    Katherine of Aragon

    Six Tudor Queens
For Emerging Writers

The Richell Prize

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19th November 2016

J.K. ROWLING'S 'FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM' SCREENPLAY
Little, Brown

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition)

By J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne.Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screen writing debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016.

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let The Right One In both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugarwater for the Graeae Theatre Company, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for Hightide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue and Cast-Offs and the upcoming National Treasure. In 2012 he won BAFTAs for best series (The Fades) and best serial (This Is England '88).

John Tiffany directed Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann's Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year.The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne.The Harry Potter series, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster filmsHarry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story, set nineteen years after Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, featuring beloved characters Harry, Ron and Hermoine as adults
Hachette Australia

A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald

By Natasha Lester
If you loved THE PARIS WIFE and Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, you will devour this deliciously evocative love story of a small-town girl with big ambitions in 1920s New YorkIt's the roaring twenties in the Manhattan of gin, jazz and prosperity. Women wear makeup and hitched hemlines and enjoy a new freedom to vote and work. Not so for Evelyn Lockhart, who is forbidden from pursuing her passion to become one of the first female doctors. Chasing her dream will mean turning her back on her family: her competitive sister, Viola; her conservative parents; and the childhood best friend she is expected to marry, Charlie.

In a desperate attempt to support herself through Columbia University's medical school, Evie auditions for the infamous late-night Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. But if she gets the part, what will it mean for her fledgling relationship with Upper East Side banker Thomas Whitman - a man Evie thinks she could fall in love with, if only she lived a life less scandalous . . .

Captivating, romantic and tragic, A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD follows a young woman ahead of her time amid the fragile hearts and glamour of Jazz Age New York.

'I loved this book.'
Rachael Johns, bestselling author of THE PATTERSON GIRLS

'I'm calling it, Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott.' Tess Woods, award-winning author of LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT

'Remarkable, intelligent and heartfelt . . . one of the best Australian fiction releases of the year.' J. F. Gibson

'I absolutely adored Natasha Lester's book! What a GEM!' Sara Foster, bestselling author

'A thoughtful and engaging read, A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald explores the true meaning of sacrifice and the importance of maintaining one's integrity in the face of adversity.' Books+Publishing

'Exquisite!' Vanessa Carnevale, author and blogger

Heralds the arrival of a remarkable Australian talent. - The Age on WHAT IS LEFT OVER, AFTERA moving story about a woman gaining self-knowledge and maturity. - Herald Sun on WHAT IS LEFT OVER, AFTERIt is a subtle and sensitive work that eloquently tackles loss, love and life. - West Australian on IF I SHOULD LOSE YOUI was captivated by this honest, beautiful story. Written with extraordinary emotional wisdom and intelligence. - Liz Byrski on IF I SHOULD LOSE YOUNatasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for ten years, including stints at cosmetic company L'Or al, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published by Fremantle Press. The Age newspaper described Natasha as "a remarkable Australian talent", and her work has appeared in The Review of Australian Fiction and Overland, and the anthologies Australian Love Stories, The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Purple Prose.

In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing, is a sought after public speaker and can often be found playing dress-ups with her three children. She lives in Perth. For all the latest news from Natasha, visit www.natashalester.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Natasha_Lester, or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.If you loved THE PARIS WIFE and Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD, you will devour this deliciously evocative love story of a small-town girl with big ambitions in 1920s New YorkSumptuous package for Mother's Day gift purchase. The second book in contract (for Mother's Day 2017) is set in England and New York 1920s to 1940sFor fans of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (11.7k Bookscan sales, 2013) and The Paris Wife (27k Bookscan sales across editions, 2011)Critical acclaim received for Natasha's first two novels published by Fremantle PressNatasha matches the 'brand' of her novel: promotable, professional and glamorous, she was a marketing exec for 10 years including managing Maybelline cosmeticsNatasha has a popular blog, online video book club, popular Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest presence
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HEX

By Thomas Olde Heuvelt
The incredible, horrifying thriller from the Hugo-nominated author of 'The Boy who Cast No Shadow.'Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses. Because if the stitches are ever cut open, the story goes, the whole town will die.

The curse must not be allowed to spread. The elders of Black Spring have used high-tech surveillance to quarantine the town. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town's teenagers decide to break the strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into a dark nightmare.A great writer, the next genre superstarHEX takes the horror/thriller genre to a whole new level. It's deeply unsettling, wholly original, brilliantly written and contains scenes that will haunt you for a long time to come. I dare you to read it.HEX is reminiscent of vintage Stephen King, and I can think of no higher praise. Chilling, moving and, in its odd way, not a little profound.Dutch novelist Thomas Olde Heuvelt (1983) is the author of five novels and many short stories of the fantastic. His short fiction has appeared in English, Dutch and Chinese, among other languages. He has been awarded the Harland Award (for best Dutch fantasy) on three occasions, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. In 2015 he won the Hugo award for Best Short Story.

Olde Heuvelt wrote his debut novel at the age of sixteen. He studied English Language and American Literature in his hometown of Nijmegen and at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Since then, he has become a bestselling author in The Netherlands and Belgium. He calls Roald Dahl and Stephen King the literary heroes of his childhood, who created in him a love for dark fiction.

HEX is Olde Heuvelt's worldwide debut. Warner Bros. is currently developing a TV series based on the book.The incredible, horrifying thriller from the Hugo-nominated author of 'The Boy who Cast No Shadow.'AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR: Thomas Olde Heuveldt has, at age 30, already published five novels and many short stories, including 'The Boy who Cast No Shadow,' which was nominated for a Hugo.ENGLISH DEBUT: Hex is Thomas' first novel to be translated into English.INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: HEX was a best-seller in the Netherlands, Thomas' native country.PASSION SHARED: Proofs available
Orbit

The Summon Stone

By Ian Irvine
The start of a brand new epic fantasy series from fan favourite Ian Irvine, set in the world of his View from the Mirror seriesThe Merdrun, cruel warriors blooded by thousands of years of slaughter, are gathering in the void between the worlds.

Their long-hidden summon stone is waking, corrupting good people as well as bad, and turning arcane places into magically polluted wastelands. If it is not destroyed it will create a portal and call the Merdrun through.

In a nightmare, a nine-year-old girl sees the Merdrun leader - and he sees her. If Karan and Llian are to save their daughter and their world, they must find a way to stop the greatest warrior in the void.For sheer excitement, there's just no one else like Irvine - SFXGreat action set pieces . . . This is the sort of book you'd pick up if you were prepared to be late for your next appointmentIan Irvine lives in the mountains of NSW, Australia. He has been writing epic fantasy novels for over a decade, and is the author of classic series The View From The Mirror, The Well of Echoes and The Song of the Tears.The start of a brand new epic fantasy series from fan favourite Ian Irvine, set in the world of his View from the Mirror seriesOver 146,000 copies of Ian Irvine's books have sold through Australian Bookscan aloneA new adventure for Ian Irvine's fan-favourite characters, Karan and Llian, from the View from the Mirror series - his readers have been demanding this for years.A fantasy that will appeal to fans of Terry Brooks, Brent Weeks and Michael J. SullivanSimultaneous release from Orbit UK and US to maximise global appealPrevious title: Rebellion 9780733624285
Gollancz

The Fireman

By Joe Hill
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.Nobody knew where the virus came from.

FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s.

MSNBC said sources indicated it might've been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of Revelation.

CNN reported both sides.

While every TV station debated the cause, the world burnt.

Pregnant school nurse, HARPER GRAYSON, had seen lots of people burn on TV, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.

With the epic scope of THE PASSAGE and the emotional impact of THE ROAD, this is one woman's story of survival at the end of the world.One of the most assured and confident new voices in horror and dark fantasy to emerge in recent years - PUBLISHERS WEEKLYA new master in the field of suspenseJoe Hill is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A.E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.

For more information, visit www.joehillfiction.com, visit joehillsthrills.tumblr.com, or follow @Joe_Hill on twitter.From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.Joe Hill is the new king of horror.HEART-SHAPED BOX sold 10,000 copies across all formats, and was critically acclaimed.HORNS was not only a bestseller, but was also released as a major movie in 2013.There is scarcely an award Joe Hill has not won: WORLD FANTASY AWARD, RAY BRADBURY FELLOWSHIP, BRITISH FANTASY, BRAM STOKER, INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD, A.E. COPPARD and WILLIAM CRAWFORD AWARDs.NOS4A2 is absolutely terrifying.This is true horror - perfect for Stephen King, James Herbert and Dean Koontz readers.Previous title: NOS4R2 9780575130685
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Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren
A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that will make you look at the natural world in a whole new light.LAB GIRL is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to get there; about her childhood playing in her father's laboratory; about how lab work became a sanctuary for both her heart and her hands; about Bill, the brilliant, wounded man who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their field trips - sometimes authorised, sometimes very much not - that took them from the Midwest across the USA, to Norway and to Ireland, from the pale skies of North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be her best, and her unswerving dedication to her life's work.

Visceral, intimate, gloriously candid and sometimes extremely funny, Jahren's descriptions of her work, her intense relationship with the plants, seeds and soil she studies, and her insights on nature enliven every page of this thrilling book. In LAB GIRL, we see anew the complicated power of the natural world, and the power that can come from facing with bravery and conviction the challenge of discovering who you are.Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at University of California Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. Currently, she is a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, where in 2008 she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health.A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that will make you look at the natural world in a whole new light.A moving and warm work of narrative non-fiction in the tradition of Cheryl Strayed, Oliver Sacks, Kay Redfield Jamison and Temple Grandin
Mitchell Beazley

Sirocco

By Sabrina Ghayour
The eagerly awaited follow-up to top 10 bestseller PersianaThe eagerly awaited follow-up to top 10 bestseller Persiana.

From the golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery, SIROCCO will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.

Praise for Persiana:

'Loving Persiana' - Nigella Lawson

'An instant classic' - Observer Food Monthly

'The most exciting debut cookbook of the year' - Sunday Telegraph Stella

'A fantastic treasure trove of good food' - Raymond Blanc

'Sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant' - Mail on Sunday

'The most appetizing book - I want to eat every page of it' - Pierre Koffmann

'Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat' - Bruno Loubet

'Brilliant for the novice, the timepoor and even the seasoned cook' - Guardian

'Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page' - Independent

'This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food' - Waitrose Kitchen

'Easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and... surprisingly easy to pull off' - Huffington Post

'A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond' - A Little Bird

'The latest doyenne of Persian food' - MetroSabrina Ghayour is a phenomenal Persian chef. - Gizzi ErskineSabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavours distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen. - Bruno Loubet.A lovingly-written homage to the enchanting dishes of the Middle East. Sabrina Ghayour takes the reader on her magic carpet to the ancient and beautiful lands of rose-scented sherbets...and to a table of abundant feasts, and of honeyed and spiced delights. What a fantastic treasure trove of good food! Within these pages, the cook will find recipes for tagines, soups, stews, salads and plenty of sweet treats. Through the pages of Persiana, Sabrina delivers the Eastern promise in its delicious, gastronomic form. If you want to eat like an Arabian Knight, then start here...but be sure to stock up on cinnamon, cumin and coriander... - Raymond BlancA chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today. Past collaborations include the 'Passage to Persia' pop-up with Anna Hansen at The Modern Pantry with guest chefs Ben Spalding, Omar Allibhoy, Alexis Gauthier and Tim Anderson, Oliver Peyton's 'Friday Night Socials' at The National Gallery and a pop-up at Grain Store with chef Bruno Loubet.

With regular appearances at the BBC Good Food Show, Taste London and more, her work has featured in The Times, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, delicious. magazine, Waitrose Food magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine and BBC Good Food magazine. She has also appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen, BBC2's Great British Menu and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.

Sabrina's debut first cookbook, Persiana, was awarded 'Best New Cookbook' at the Observer Food Monthly awards 2014 and 'Book of the Year' at the 2015 Food & Travel Awards.

Connect with Sabrina at www.sabrinaghayour.com

Twitter @SabrinaGhayour

Instagram @SabrinaGhayourThe eagerly awaited follow-up to top 10 bestseller PersianaPersiana is a top 10 bestseller and sold over 100,000 copies in the UK.Middle Eastern food is an ongoing trendCooking Middle Eastern food no longer requires a trip to a speciality shop - ingredients are widely available in supermarkets and onlinePrevious title: Persiana 9781845339104
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L'art de la Simplicite (The English Edition)

By Dominique Loreau
To simplify your life is to enrich it. Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller.If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master.

Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of 'less is more', and imbues all areas of existence, from the material to the spiritual. She captured her philosophy in the ground-breaking L'ART DE LA SIMPLICIT , which was an massive bestseller in her native France and is now available in the English language for the first time.

Simplify your home, empty your wardrobe, abandon compulsive purchases, eat more frugally but better, take care of your body and mind. From the art of feeling well in your home to the art of feeling well in your body, this compelling and elegant book will transform your life and take you on an empowering journey to happiness. You will feel energised, more confident and free. You will discover the essence of being truly alive and how to live a more centred life. One full of real pleasure, clarity and satisfaction.Dominique Loreau is a French essayist who has lived in Japan since the 1970s. After fully adopting the Japanese way of life, she now offers seminars for those who want to simplify their lives. L'art de la Simplicite was published in France in 2005 by Laffont and is an international bestseller.To simplify your life is to enrich it. Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller.De-cluttering and simplifying is a hot trend at the moment with Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying having sold over 2 million copies in the US.L'Art de La Simplicite is a huge bestseller in France (over 350k copies sold) and has been translated into 17 languages but no English language edition exists - an exciting opportunity for us.It fuses the huge interest in oriental philosophy and French culture.
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TED Talks

By Chris Anderson
The official TED guide to public speakingIn Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' Elizabeth Gilbert.

Anderson shares his five key techniques to presentation success: Connection, Narration, Explanation, Persuasion and Revelation (plus the three to avoid). He also answers the most frequently asked questions about giving a talk, from 'What should I wear?' to 'How do I handle my nerves?'.

Ted Talks is also full of presentation tips from such TED notable speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert, Amanda Palmer, Matt Ridley and many more. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable speech. In Ted Talks Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare an exceptional presentation.Is there a single recipe for a great speech? Of course not. But there are some essential ingredients, which the TED team sets out here with concision, verve and wit (which are also some of the ingredients). An inspiring, contemporary guide to the venerable arts of oratory. - Sir Ken Robinson'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' - Elizabeth Gilbert.CHRIS ANDERSON is TED's president and head curator. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED, which he and his non-profit organization acquired in 2001. His TED mantra - 'ideas worth spreading' - continues to blossom on an international scale. He lives in New York City.The official TED guide to public speakingWORLDWIDE FANBASE: TED talks have been watched over one billion times around the worldHUGE FOLLOWING ONLINE: TED talks have over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, over 4 million followers on Twitter and over 7 million likes on Facebook.WORLDWIDE COVERAGE: The book will be promoted at the end of every TED video.
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Girls on Fire

By Robin Wasserman
Every parent knows their teenage daughter has secrets - but some secrets are beyond their wildest imaginings...This is not a cautionary tale about too much - or the wrong kind - of fucking. This is not a story of bad things happening to bad girls. I say this because I know you, Dex, and I know how you think.

I'm going to tell you a story, and this time, it will be the truth.

Hannah Dexter is a nobody, ridiculed at school by golden girl Nikki Drummond and bored at home. But in their junior year of high school, Nikki's boyfriend walks into the woods and shoots himself. In the wake of the suicide, Hannah finds herself befriending new girl Lacey and soon the pair are inseparable, bonded by their shared hatred of Nikki.

Lacey transforms good girl Hannah into Dex, a Doc Marten and Kurt Cobain fan, who is up for any challenge Lacey throws at her. The two girls bring their combined wills to bear on the community in which they live; unconcerned by the mounting discomfort that their lust for chaos and rebellion causes the inhabitants of their parochial small town, they think they are invulnerable.

But Lacey has a secret, about life before her better half, and it's a secret that will change everything . . .

Starting - and ending - with tragedy, GIRLS ON FIRE stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.Robin Wasserman is a Harvard graduate and former book editor, and has published or has pieces forthcoming in the LA Review of Books, Tin House, and The New York Times. She has also written YA novels with over half a million copies in print. Girls on Fire is her first novel for adults.Every parent knows their teenage daughter has secrets - but some secrets are beyond their wildest imaginings...Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - with a wild and powerful plot that never lets up for a moment.Robin Wasserman creates a world filled with ominous tension, with expert plotting and incredibly powerful characters.A perfect book club read - extraordinarily assured writing combined with a recreation of the suffocating obsession of teenage female relationships. Girls on Fire reads like a thriller, with big themes to explore.This is Robin's first book for adults, previous titles have been aimed at the YA market.Previous title: The Waking Dark 9781907411458
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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

By Chris Cleave
Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is a story of passion, loss, prejudice and incredible courage. This is the novel Chris Cleave was born to write.The breathtaking new novel from the multi-award-winning author of

THE OTHER HAND.

'A cracker' Stylist, 10 Exciting Books in 2016

'His best book to date' Esquire, 10 best novels of 2016

Guardian Literary Highlight of 2016

Independent Best Book to read in 2016

Irish News Top Picks for 2016

Washington Post 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2016

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.It's a war novel but not as you know it. Cleave, a Guardian journalist and celebrated novelist (Incendiary, The Other Hand), has reportedly written his best book to date with this tale of a young teacher determined to stay in Blitz-time London. - Esquire, Top 10 Best New Novels of 2016Among the most hyped novels of 2016 - The Independent The Best Books to Read in 2016a second world war story that moves between blitz-hit London, where an aristocratic young woman teaches children deemed unsuitable for evacuation, and the bombarded island of Malta. - The Guardian Books in 2016 - A literary calendarA story of romance and heartbreak set during World War II. - The Washington Post - The 20 novels we can't wait to read in 2016. And this list only gets us to JuneAlthough humour is an important ingredient in this novel, it's a book with a lot of heart and insight ... it is profound and provocative and beautifully written. - Sunday Telegraph, Australia on THE OTHER HANDExquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour. - Observer on THE OTHER HANDBig themes, high emotion and cliffhangers aplenty... an enormously affecting investigation of love, guilt and global responsibility, told with a bittersweet urgency. - Justine Jordan, Guardian on THE OTHER HANDChris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Surrey. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is a story of passion, loss, prejudice and incredible courage. This is the novel Chris Cleave was born to write.OUR BIGGEST BOOK FOR 2016: Accessible, highly readable literary fiction. Watch this space for we are certain of prize-winning potential.EPIC WWII LOVE STORY: A WWII epic for a new generation of readers. This decade's ATONEMENT. Be a part of history and don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime love story. For fans of Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks and Anthony Doerr.AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: THE OTHER HAND was Costa-shortlisted; INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham; and both books were shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize.A PERSONAL STORY: Characters are loosely based on Chris' grandparents - his maternal grandfather and grandmother. Readers can learn about their touching stories in the Author's Notes.PASSION SHARED: Proofs are available as well as an in-house review sheet. Head office is very excited to be presenting this book for 2016. ANZ exclusive cover.Previous title: GOLD (9780340963449, C Fmt, 12/06)
Gollancz

Night Shift

By Charlaine Harris
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels-"the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed"-comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day...Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you'll read this year.

Welcome to Midnight, Texas.

At Midnight's local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves-only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town.

Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There's a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place.

And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose-which just might happen-it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be...Charlaine Harris is unmatched - ROMANTIC TIMESHarris offers a brilliant cocktail of domestic drama and supernatural adventure - DAILY MAILMidnight Crossroad sparkles - SFXCharlaine Harris is the internationally bestselling author of, amongst others, the Sookie Stackhouse novels. She is a full time writer, living in Texas, USA.From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels-"the Mark Twain of things that live under your bed"-comes a new novel of Midnight, Texas, the town where some secrets will never see the light of day...Charlaine Harris is a four-time No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestselling authorThis is her bestselling new series.Perfect for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and of HBO's TRUE BLOODThis is a brilliant, claustrophobic small-town mystery, featuring strong characters and a supernatural twist.NBC will be adapting the MIDNIGHT series into a drama, coming late 2016.Previous title: Day Shift 9780575092891
Sceptre

Britt-Marie Was Here

By Fredrik Backman
From the critically acclaimed author of the international phenomenon A MAN CALLED OVE. A funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (knives, forks, then spoons). We're not animals, are we?

But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.

So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.PRAISE FOR MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS:Quirky, humorous and poignant. - Sunday Canberra TimesI did not want this book to end. It is an enchanting and emotionally engaging journey. - Queensland TimesFredrik Backman does it again, managing not only to write a charming novel with extraordinary, memorable characters, but to also convey that it's okay to be different and that everyone has stories which make them what they are. - Coolum and North Shore NewsA warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish. - Gavin Extence, author of THE UNIVERSE VS. ALEX WOODS on A MAN CALLED OVEFredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A MAN CALLED OVE was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instant New York Times paperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik's subsequent novels, MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES and BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, also went straight to number 1 in Sweden on publication.From the critically acclaimed author of the international phenomenon A MAN CALLED OVE. A funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances.AN OLD FAVOURITE: Britt Marie first appears in Fredrik Backman's previous novel MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES. The story was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award in 2015.FOR FANS OF: THE ROSIE PROJECT, WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE and THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED.PASSION SHARED: Proofs availablePrevious title: MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES (9781444775846, C Fmt, 06/15)
Orion

Ready, Steady, Glow

By Madeleine Shaw
100 quick and delicious recipes for a happier, healthier life.Nutritional health coach to the stars, and bestselling author of Get the Glow, Madeleine Shaw knows that life is a balancing act. Monday to Friday it's hard to juggle the demands of work and family with eating healthily, and the weekends are full of temptations that undermine our best efforts to get our glow. Madeleine offers the answer in READY, STEADY, GLOW, a beautiful and accessible cookbook designed for real life.

READY, STEADY, GLOW is a book of two halves offering weekday recipes that can be made in less than 30 minutes, alongside sumptuous show-stopping meals perfect for the weekend. All recipes are wheat- and sugar-free, bursting with flavour and nutritional value, and contain natural ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket. You'll be amazed by deceptively speedy breakfasts such as coconut and lime quinoa porridge with honey almond crumble; lunches on-the-go like courgette and halloumi frittatas with lemon poppy yoghurt; and fuss-free, fridge-fix dinners such as Goan chicken curry. At the weekend, you can unwind and de-stress as Madeleine provides sumptuous brunches perfect for lazy days, along with impressive mains and desserts, designed to be shared. You'll be feasting - not fasting - on food that tastes so good you'll forget the things you're cutting out.

With Madeleine's expert yoga routine, trademark meal plans, inventive tricks for speedy preparation and specialist down-to-earth advice, READY, STEADY, GLOW is all you need to eat well and be well, for life.I love Madeleine's book and her recipes. She makes heathy eating a joy - Millie Mackintosh, fashion designer and make-up artist (on Get the Glow)A woman for all women. Madeleine is as bright as sunshine, tender,strong, passionate, human. She sparkles with health and she brims withwholesome, do-able, utterly delicious recipes (including the best bananabread anywhere). To know her is to unearth a key to feeling better - CONDE NAST TRAVELLERNot so long ago, Madeleine Shaw would wake up feeling bloated, tired and unhealthy. So she decided to turn her life around and embarked on a journey to health that saw her travel to Sydney where she learned the art of eating well. Inspired to share her story with others, she is now a trained nutritional health coach, food blogger and creative cook. Her six-week 'Get the Glow' programme is in-demand by an impressive list of high-profile clients, all of whom Madeleine has helped enliven the hottest, healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. For now at least, Madeleine lives in London, where she is never too far away from her healthy staples: a blender, a yoga mat and a coconut!

Visit Madeleine's website at: http://madeleineshaw.com which is bursting with health and nutritional advice. She also has a Twitter account @madeleine_shaw_ and an Instagram page: http://instagram.com/madeleine_shaw_100 quick and delicious recipes for a happier, healthier life.Madeleine has been featured in RED magazine, the SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL and GRAZIA and has a roster of celebrity clients such as stars of MADE IN CHELSEA Millie Mackintosh and Caggie Dunlop, with Millie willing to provide the foreword to this book.Her profile is expanding rapidly; she holds monthly luxury supper clubs in West London, runs a successful blog and has recently become the new face of Philips juicers (replacing Jason Vale). She aslo has an impressive range of brand partnerships, including Savse, Brira, Neals Yard, Harvey Nichols and Be:Fit.Madeleine is a walking advert for her own nutritional plan- she looks amazing; she is also a qualified Nutritional Health Coach.Her social media presence is strong and continuously growing, currently with over 202K followers on Instagram, 36.7K followers on Twitter and almost 19K likes on Facebook.Madeleine is now the guest chef on Endemol's new channel, ICON. You can view the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel