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  • The Other Side of the World

    Stephanie Bishop

    A story of melancholy beauty that proves the only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again. 'A striking new voice, calm and fresh' - Helen Garner on Stephanie Bishop's debut novel, THE SINGING.
  • Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

    Wicked Charms

    A brand new Lizzy and Diesel mystery in the WICKED series from No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
  • The Flower Arrangement

    Ella Griffin

    A delightful, life-affirming novel woven around a Dublin florist from Irish author Ella Griffin.
  • Gwen Wilson

    I Belong to No-One

    Rape, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy, domestic abuse - in 1970s Australia all were shameful secrets that trapped women in poverty, loss and ongoing emotional trauma. This is one woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive.
  • Julie and Marcus McSorley

    Out of the Box

    The crazy true story of an Australian champion athlete who posted himself home, became a drug smuggler and found himself on death row in a Sri Lankan prison.
  • Pamela Cook

    Close to Home

    A captivating story that shows the only thing harder than letting go is moving on.
  • Candace Bushnell

    Killing Monica

    In Killing Monica Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation - Monica.
  • Brett Morgen and Richard Bienstock

    Montage of Heck

    The riveting companion book to the highly anticipated documentary about the life of Nirvana frontman and grunge legend Kurt Cobain, featuring expanded exclusive interviews with the family and friends who knew him best and never-seen-before photographs and artwork.
  • Sarah Winman

    A Year of Marvellous Ways

    A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT
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The Other Side of the World

By Stephanie Bishop
A story of melancholy beauty that proves the only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again. 'A striking new voice, calm and fresh' - Helen Garner on Stephanie Bishop's debut novel, THE SINGING.Cambridge, 1963.

Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes marriage and parenthood bring, with losing the time and the energy to paint. Her husband, Henry, wants things to be as they were and can't face the thought of another English winter.

A brochure slipped through the letterbox slot brings him the answer: 'Australia brings out the best in you'.

Despite wanting to stay in the place that she knows, Charlotte is too worn out to fight. Before she has a chance to realise what it will mean, she is travelling to the other side of the world. Arriving in Perth, the southern sun shines a harsh light on both Henry and Charlotte and slowly reveals that their new life is not the answer either was hoping for. Charlotte is left wondering if there is anywhere she belongs and how far she'll go to find her way home . . .

The story of Charlotte and Henry - the melancholy beauty of its prose, and the sharpness of its insights into nostalgia and belonging - has stayed with me for weeks now. - Geordie Williamson, Chief Literary Critic, THE AUSTRALIANA stunning emerging Australian writer, Stephanie Bishop's first novel was THE SINGING, for which she was named one of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD's Best Young Australian Novelists. THE SINGING was also highly commended for the Kathleen Mitchell Award. This, her second novel, was recently shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award under the title DREAM ENGLAND.

Stephanie's fiction and poetry have appeared in SOUTHERLY, OVERLAND and ISLAND and she is a frequent contributor to THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, THE AUSTRALIAN, THE SYDNEY REVIEW OF BOOKS, THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW and the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. She is a recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant, an Asialink Fellowship, an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, a Varuna Mentorship Fellowship and Varuna Residency Fellowship. She holds a PhD from Cambridge and is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of New South Wales. She is currently at work on two new projects - a third novel and a collection of essays. Stephanie lives in Sydney.A story of melancholy beauty that proves the only thing harder than losing home is trying to find it again. 'A striking new voice, calm and fresh' - Helen Garner on Stephanie Bishop's debut novel, THE SINGING.Exciting award-winning Australian literary voice publishes her second novel.Already raves from literary editor of THE AUSTRALIAN.'A striking new voice, calm and fresh. Her story has the seductive authority and the quietly shocking beauty of a dream.' - Helen Garner on Stephanie Bishop's debut novel, THE SINGING.Available on NetGalley

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A Year of Marvellous Ways

By Sarah Winman
A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBITMarvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it.

Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid.

A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter, it is by turns rhapsodic and elegiac, always unashamedly lyrical, yet there's enough pepper in its observations of love, loss and ageing to keep too much sweetness at bay. The rivery Cornish setting evokes an intense, Neverland nostalgia and envy in the reader. And, once again, Winman's central characters inspire up a powerful, playground yearning. These are people you want to love and protect and be claimed by, who live in a place where you want to move forthwith - Patrick GaleI loved it. Every line in the book is pure poetry and I found myself reading whole paragraphs again and again just to revel in the book's lyricism. Sarah Winman has created a protagonist in Marvellous Ways who's a wonderful combination of independence and vulnerability, and the sense of magic infused through the novel casts a spell over the reader that makes you not want to put the book down until you've turned the final page - Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE S HANDBOOKA book to savour, to read in wonderful, rich little bits like dark chocolate. Winman's prose is poetry, with a rhythm, a heartbeat, that carries you through like music. The world she creates is wonderful-weird and I loved losing myself to it - Emma Hooper, author of ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMESPraise for WHEN GOD WAS A RABBITSarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written two novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBITSPECIAL RELEASE AVAILABLE 23/06/2015. Hardback edition to be published at the same time. Please see Indent Fiction.WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT was a bestselling debut of 2011. Sarah won the National Book Award for New Writer of the Year, and it's now been published in 26 countries and has sold nearly six hundred thousand copies and counting.It's an utterly captivating piece of storytelling, with the same magic and charm that readers so loved about WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT. It has huge emotional punch and characters you care for deeply.This is the new A MAN CALLED OVE and THE ROSIE PROJECT. Beautiful proofs are being distributed.MARKETING PLAN: Target booklovers and pioneers; quote cards for handselling; poster, bin and pack

Little, Brown

Killing Monica

By Candace Bushnell
The new from Candace Bushnell, full of her trademark wit and styleIn Killing Monica Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation - Monica. With her trademark humour and style, Killing Monica is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date.

This is Bushnell at her best - full of mordant wit, casual sex and highly conspicuous consumption.Sex and the City is not Tolstoy (thank God.) But it is not cute either. It is hilarious, hard-edged, delightful, harsh, elegant and fun. You might not have a boyfriend who gives you white mink coats, and perhaps you don't flirt with Hollywood stars in Aspen, and maybe you've never even been to "one of those parties that should be in a movie". But Sex and the City captures a certain essence of what being a single woman is still all about. - Hadley Freeman, GuardianEvery woman can find something relatable in Sex and the City. Remember those "I'm a Carrie" shirts from way back when? - Marie ClaireFor women of a certain age, Carrie Bradshaw and her "Sex and the City" pals are surrogate friends - lovable yet flawed characters who've collectively experienced the many and messy permutations of modern-day urban romance. - Los Angeles TimesCompared by the Observer to Nancy Mitford and by the Sunday Telegraph to 'Jane Austen with a Martini', Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling novelist whose first book, Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series. Bushnell captured the country's attention with Sex and the City by breaking down the bedroom doors of New York City's rich and beautiful to expose true contemporary stories of sex, love and relationships.The new from Candace Bushnell, full of her trademark wit and styleAbacus has sold almost half a million copies of Candace Bushnell's titles through TCM alone, and her books have sold millions of copies worldwide.Candace Bushnell's debut novel Sex and the City was the basis for the HBO hit series which aired 1998-2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, and two subsequent blockbuster movies released in 2008 and 2010.See www.candacebushnell.com for interviews with Candace Bushnell and full media coverage of all her books.

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Orbit

Aurora

By Kim Stanley Robinson
A major new novel from one of SF's most powerful voices, telling the incredible story of mankind's first voyage beyond the solar system in search of a new homeOur voyage from Earth began generations ago.

Now, we approach our destination.

A new home.

Aurora.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, AURORA is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.Polymathic, visionary brillianceRobinson blends mystery and suspense with lyrical evocation of a complex futureVivid and beautiful . . . AstonishingKim Stanley Robinson is one of science fiction's greats . . . readers will be astonished by the depth, breadth and power of Robinson's inventionKim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. He is the author of over twenty previous books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the highly acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain. He lives in Davis, California.A major new novel from one of SF's most powerful voices, telling the incredible story of mankind's first voyage beyond the solar system in search of a new homeAurora is an epic space opera, perfect for fans of Alastair Reynolds, Peter F. Hamilton and Arthur C. ClarkeRobinson's novels have won eleven major science fiction awards - including the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial AwardTime magazine has hailed Robinson as one of 32 leaders and visionaries on the environment and has called him 'perhaps the foremost practitioner of literary utopias'Kim Stanley Robinson wrote the award-winning Mars trilogy and 2312, two landmark epics in SFA worldwide Orbit release

Sceptre

The Bone Clocks

By David Mitchell
The dazzling new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas, at once the kaleidoscopic story of an unusual woman's life, a metaphysical thriller and a profound meditation on mortality and survival.Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this is the kaleidoscopic new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas.

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . .

The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.A globe-trotting, mind-bending, hair-raising triumph - GuardianHe is funny, hip and full of life. Which other writer could match his witty elision of fiction and science, of sense and nonsense? This beautiful explosion of adventurous ideas may well take him, finally, beyond the Booker shortlist. - The TimesIf only real life were as elegant and generally encouraging as a Mitchell novel! He writes with scintillating verve and abundance. - Daily TelegraphFor its experimentation, humour, hybrid energy, and sheer narrative pleasure, The Bone Clocks compels admiration. - Evening StandardNo one, clearly, has ever told Mitchell that the novel is dead. He writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience - New York Times Book ReviewMitchell's vision of the future may be bleak, but the force of his storytelling made The Bone Clocks a joy - Time Australia, Number Two in Best Fiction of 2014A globe-trotting kaleidoscope that covers both ancient and new ground, The Bone Clocks is fiction at its most spellbinding - MiNDFOODDavid Mitchell is one of the most acclaimed authors of his generation - 'Just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is' (Observer). He has been shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize and longlisted four times, as well as won the John Llewellyn Rhys, Geoffrey Faber Memorial and South Bank Show Literature Prizes, and the Richard & Judy Best Read. He was also selected as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and named by Time as one of the world's 100 most influential people in 2007. His previous novels are Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, which was adapted for film in 2012, Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. It was an immediate bestseller in the UK and later in the US as well. The Bone Clocks is David Mitchell's sixth novel.The dazzling new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas, at once the kaleidoscopic story of an unusual woman's life, a metaphysical thriller and a profound meditation on mortality and survival.AVAILABLE 30/06/2015Longlisted for the Man Booker PrizeExceptional reviews for the hardback, heralded as his best novel yet - it will be huge in paperbackDavid Mitchell will be appearing at the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2015.

Headline Review

My Mother's Secret

By Sheila O'Flanagan
From the author of IF YOU WERE ME comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequencesWhen Steffie helps her two siblings organize a surprise wedding anniversary party for their parents her only worry is whether they'll be pleased. What she doesn't know is this is the day that her whole world will be turned upside down.

Jenny wants to be able to celebrate her ruby anniversary with the man she loves, but for forty years she has kept a secret. A secret that she can't bear to hide any longer. But is it ever the right time to hurt the people closest to you?

As the entire family gather to toast the happy couple, they're expecting a day to remember. The trouble is, it's not going to be for the reasons they imagined...Praise for Sheila's novels:'O'Flanagan is insightful, witty and full of fun ... this is touching, tense and clever writing that will sell in its droves. Drink it deep like a refreshing glass of sangria and book the next flight to Seville to find your own summer of love - Irish IndependentMake some space in your suitcase - CandisReally enjoyable... Will keep you guessing right up until the end - HeatA very warm and touching book ... deserves to be a bestseller - Woman's WayRomantic and charming, this is a real must-read - CloserO'Flanagan's lightness of touch and gentle characterisations have produced another fine read; an ideal addition to that summer holiday - Sunday Expressa heart-searching new novel for every women who still remembers her first love. - Country News, Victoria on IF YOU WERE MESheila O'Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels, including If You Were Me, Things We Never Say, Isobel's Wedding, Someone Special and Bad Behaviour, as well as the bestselling short story collections Destinations, Connections, and A Season to Remember.

Sheila has always loved telling stories, and after working in banking and finance for a number of years, she decided it was time to fulfil a dream and give writing her own book a go. So she sat down, stuck 'Chapter One' at the top of a page, and got started. Sheila is now the author of more than twenty bestselling books. She lives in Dublin with her husband.

You can follow Sheila on Twitter @sheilaoflanagan or visit her Facebook page at Facebook.com/sheilabooks.From the author of IF YOU WERE ME comes an engaging, warm and thought-provoking new novel about a secret that can't be kept under wraps any longer - whatever the consequencesAVAILABLE 30/06/2015. Hardback edition to be published at the same time. Please see Indent Fiction.Sheila O'Flanagan writes with warmth and emotional depth about utterly believable women facing dilemmas all women can relate to - whether it's discovering the truth about their parents' marriage, realising their boyfriend really isn't Mr Right, or having to decide what really matters to them in life. Sheila's novels are so much more than stories.With a stunning new cover style in place for Sheila, there is also a backlist repackaging programme in hand which will raise Sheila's profile in all markets.Sheila's novels are essential reading for fans of Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, Erica James and Cathy Kelly.IF YOU WERE ME sales are at 6,800 on AUS Bookscan.

Lothian Children's Books

The Fyrelit Tragedy

By Nicholas Lochel, Alison Lochel
A city lost to darkness, a ruthless enemy and two brothers on an impossible quest . . . The first book in the bestselling ZARKORA series from an Australian brother-and-sister writing team.Five years after the death of their parents, poor farm boys Neleik and Ervine Fyrelit witness the kidnapping of their beloved little sister, Skye. Determined to rescue her, the Fyrelit brothers set off on a journey into darkness.

As they traverse unknown lands, they meet loyal companions and face powerful enemies in the hope of rescuing their sister. And they discover a long-hidden secret that will change their world forever . . .

THE FYRELIT TRAGEDY is the first in the four-book Zarkora series, from the Australian brother-and-sister writing team, Nicholas and Alison Lochel.

'a compelling fantasy from two bright newcomers' Isobelle CarmodyA solid fantasy adventure for young readers that engagingly depicts a fully realized fictional world. - Kirkus ReviewsNicholas Lochel (Author)

Nicholas Lochel grew up in Brisbane, Australia, along with his two brothers and sister, Alison, with whom he is co-writing the ZARKORA series. It was the close bond he shared with his siblings that first inspired the story. He has held a wide variety of jobs over the years, including work as an actor, a bartender and a postie, but his love for stories, and the pursuit of a career as an author, has remained constant throughout. He devotes most of his time to writing, and when he is not seen with a pen and paper or a good book, he can usually be found riding his Triumph motorcycle about town or on some grand adventure.

For more information, visit www.zarkora.com and facebook.com/zarkora, or follow Nicholas on twitter: @NicholasLochel

Alison Lochel (Author)

Alison Lochel, for as long as she can remember, aspired to be an author. At the age of fourteen, she began writing the first book in the ZARKORA series, THE FYRELIT TRAGEDY, along with her brother, Nicholas. Her passion for writing continues to this day as the four-book series nears its completion. She has a cupboard full of dragons, and has been known to read for long periods of time - so long, in fact, that she is often coated by a thin layer of dust. Achoo!

For more information, visit www.zarkora.com and facebook.com/zarkora

A city lost to darkness, a ruthless enemy and two brothers on an impossible quest . . . The first book in the bestselling ZARKORA series from an Australian brother-and-sister writing team.A classic fantasy adventure story, beautifully told.A self-published blockbuster from Queensland brother and sister team.For fans of ERAGON, RANGERS APPRENTICE and THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES.Shortlisted for Book of the Year in the Speech Pathology Awards.Shortlisted for an Express Media award.

Virago

Saving Safa

By Waris Dirie
From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGMWaris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her autobiography, Desert Flower. The book was subsequently made into a film and little Safa Nour, from one of the slums of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was chosen to play the young Waris.

The book and the film record many extraordinary things - from facing down a tiger, to being discovered by a famous photographer in London - but it also tells the grim story of female circumcision, an ordeal that the young Waris had to endure.

SAVING SAFA opens with a letter from Safa, now aged seven, who explains that she is worried that she will undergo FGM in spite of the contract her parents have signed with Dirie's Desert Flower Foundation stating that they will never have their daughter cut. Waris drops everything and flies to Djibouti where she meets Safa's father and mother who thinks her daughter should be cut to stop the community ostracising them. Waris brings them to Paris and to Vienna, they learn about the foundation and Safa's father finally comes round to the idea of working for the foundation as well.

As Safa was saved from FGM through a contract with her parents, the Foundation believes a thousand other girls can be saved through providing their families with aid in return for a promise no t to mutilate their daughtersWaris Dirie is an internationally renowned model and was the face of Revlon skin-care products. In 1997 she was appointed by the UN as special ambassador against FGM. She lives in Vienna with her son.From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGMThe UK campaign against FGM has never been strongerWaris Dirie is a much loved activist and the Desert Flower Foundation is opening offices around the world.

Yellow Kite

Yoga Girl

By Rachel Brathen
Uplifting memoir and lifestyle advice from the yoga instructor turned Instagram superstar, Rachel Brathen AKA Yoga Girl, who inspires millions every day.By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day.

Part self-help and part memoir, Yoga Girl is an inspirational look at the adventure that took writer and yoga teacher Rachel Brathen from her hometown in Sweden to the jungles of Costa Rica and finally to a paradise island in the Caribbean that she now calls home. With more than one million followers on Instagram, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day. In Yoga Girl, she gives readers an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the happy and inspiring life she's built through yoga and meditation.

Featuring spectacular photos of Rachel practising yoga in amazing locations, along with step-by-step yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and fearless lifestyle, Yoga Girl is all you need to inspire your own yoga journey.Swedish native Rachel Brathen has been practicing yoga since she was a young teen. After leaving school she travelled to Costa Rica, and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. After moving to Aruba in early 2010, she started teaching yoga full time on the Caribbean island. Rachel leads workshops all across the globe, focusing on handstands, arm balances, vinyasa foundation, and fearless living.

Rachel is one of the first people in the world to take yoga from the mat and onto a paddle board, and she teaches SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga) in all of her retreats and also at festivals and events in different countries around the world. Follow her on Instagram @Yoga_GirlUplifting memoir and lifestyle advice from the yoga instructor turned Instagram superstar, Rachel Brathen AKA Yoga Girl, who inspires millions every day.AVAILABLE 30/06/2015Rachel has a huge social media following (Instagram: 1.1m, Facebook: 183.7k, Twitter: 26.4k) and has a dedicated, engaged and ever-growing international fan base.Rachel will be holding classes in Australia in autumn 2015 (TBC). Previous classes in Sweden catered for up to 600 people in one class and during Rachel's visit to the UK in 2014 her classes sold out in minutes.She is the face of yoga and is very well-known within the yoga community as well as inspiring yoga novices to take up the practice.Yoga is the exercise of choice for many celebrities and health gurus. Celebrities who practice yoga include Charlize Theron, Russell Brand, Matthew McConaughey and Gwyneth Paltrow. Our own Deliciously Ella is holding a series of yoga brunches. Rachel herself is fast becoming a celebrity in her own right and is recognised wherever she travels in the world.

Hachette Australia

Cobain: Montage of Heck

By Brett Morgen, Richard Bienstock
The riveting companion book to the highly anticipated documentary about the life of Nirvana frontman and grunge legend Kurt Cobain, featuring expanded exclusive interviews with the family and friends who knew him best and never-seen-before photographs and artwork.More than twenty years have passed since Kurt Cobain took his own life in April 1994. Today, his legacy continues to fascinate, inspire, and haunt us. This riveting chronicle, which accompanies award-winning director Brett Morgen's highly anticipated documentary, paints an illuminating and honest portrait of the Nirvana frontman, capturing the contradictions that made up his character: he could be sincere and sentimental and also ironic and sarcastic, was sweet yet sour, and was both serious and very funny.

This book - the only book about Kurt that has been produced with the cooperation of his widow, Courtney Love, and the Cobain Estate - includes interviews with numerous family members and friends, many of whom speak publicly about their relationship with Kurt for the first time, along with animation stills from the film, never-before-seen photographs, and other artefacts, offering revealing new insights into the life and character of Kurt Cobain. It is the ultimate book for fans of Nirvana, whose popularity continues to endure, and of Kurt, who remains a fascinating icon of popular culture.Dubbed the 'mad scientist' of documentary film by the NEW YORK TIMES, Brett Morgen has been directing films for the past fifteen years. His credits include ON THE ROPES (1999), THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (2002), CHICAGO 10 (2007), NIMROD NATION (2008), JUNE 17, 1994 (2010), and CROSSFIRE HURRICANE (2012).The riveting companion book to the highly anticipated documentary about the life of Nirvana frontman and grunge legend Kurt Cobain, featuring expanded exclusive interviews with the family and friends who knew him best and never-seen-before photographs and artwork.Author Brett Morgen's 1999 film On the Ropes was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. He is the winner of numerous other awards, and was approached directly by the Cobain Estate for this project.The documentary has been produced-for the first time ever-with the full support of Kurt's family, who granted access to their own personal archives of never-before-seen materials. Full access was also granted to Kurt's entire inventory of materials, including 4000 pages of unedited journals, as well as every known painting, recording and film he created.The book includes full transcripts of hundreds of hours of interviews with many people who have never spoken publicly before.The film will include stunning animation by award-winning animator Hisko Hulsing, some of which appears exclusively in this book.Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary will be in Australian cinemas 30 April.

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Headline Review

Wicked Charms

By Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
A brand new Lizzy and Diesel mystery in the WICKED series from No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.Lizzy Tucker is happy to work quietly at Dazzle's Bakery, preparing delicious treats for the locals. But her partner Diesel is all about the hunt. Right now he's tracking down a famous pirate's treasure, hidden somewhere along the coast of New England. This bounty contains much, much more than gold and jewels: it's also the hiding place of the powerful Stone of Avarice.

Lizzy and Diesel aren't the only ones searching for the Stone. Some greed-driven seekers are willing to kill for it, or even make a deal with the devil. And one of those dangerous seekers looks a lot like Diesel's deceptively charming cousin, Wulf - who also happens to desire Lizzy herself...Praise for WICKED APPETITE:'We're huge fans of Janet Evanovich... one of the most enjoyable reads of the year' - BellaA well thought out and totally tickling mystery - NowPraise for Janet Evanovich:'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' - Sunday TimesAmong the great joys of contemporary crime fiction - GQA laugh-out-loud page-turner - HeatRomantic and gripping...an absolute tonic - Good HousekeepingJanet Evanovich is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox & O'Hare series with Lee Goldberg, the Lizzy and Diesel WICKED series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Troublemaker graphic novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in Florida.

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Phoef Sutton is a TV producer, screenwriter and author of ALWAYS SIX O'CLOCK and THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. He won two Emmy Awards and a Writer's Guild Award as executive producer for the TV series CHEERS. He lives in California.

www.phoefsutton.comA brand new Lizzy and Diesel mystery in the WICKED series from No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.SPECIAL RELEASE AVAILABLE 23/06/2015. Hardback edition to be published at the same time. Please see Indent Fiction.Janet Evanovich is one of the world's biggest selling authors. Most recently the hardback and ebook of TOP SECRET TWENTY-ONE shot straight to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and the paperback of TAKEDOWN TWENTY went straight to No. 2. Over 75 million copies of Janet Evanovich's novels have been sold worldwide.Janet has 35,000 followers on Twitter and over half a million 'likes' on Facebook. Her online newsletter has 110,000+ subscribers and her print newsletter has 200,000 subscribers. Janet's website, www.evanovich.com, generates 3 to 4 million hits each month, and the books have also spawned about 20 fan sites.In 2012 Janet launched a new crime/mystery series with co-writer Lee Goldberg. THE HEIST debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times ebook bestseller list and No. 5 on the New York Times hardback list. THE CHASE, book two in

Orion

The Flower Arrangement

By Ella Griffin
A delightful, life-affirming novel woven around a Dublin florist from Irish author Ella Griffin.From her florist shop window, Lara, owner of Blossom & Grow, watches those who've bought her flowers head off to face all manner of life-changing occasions. Bridal posies, anniversary bouquets, surprise deliveries from secret admirers, new baby bunches - Lara arranges them all. And then there are the sadder occasions - the memorial wreaths, the 'I'm sorry...' flowers.

No stranger to heartbreak herself, Lara knows that flowers can say more than words ever can. Beneath the twinkly fairylights, surrounded by buckets filled with cooling water and heaving with flowers, customers spill their secrets, the things they want to say, the things they wished they'd said. And despite the pain in her heart, Lara finds a way to bring their message to life. Behind every flower arrangement, there's a story to be told...

Weaving together a delightful cast of characters, Ella Griffin's gorgeous new novel brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to a little Irish florist.Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page'This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down' - CLOSERA touching story that reminds us all that love's never as simple as it sounds - WOMANA funny, witty, story of the colliding lives of four Dubliners - IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENTElla Griffin was born in Dublin. She is an award-winning advertising copywriter and travel writer. She lives in County Wicklow with her husband Neil and their deerhound Haggis.A delightful, life-affirming novel woven around a Dublin florist from Irish author Ella Griffin.A captivating, bittersweet story centred around the comings and goings in a small Irish florist, where every flower tells a story.A contemporary of Marian Keyes, Ella's inviting, lively voice shows why Irish fiction is heralded for its broad appeal and emotional honesty.Ella Griffin is a natural and accomplished storyteller.This is commercial fiction at its best and it deserves to put her firmly in the spotlight as a very gifted Irish storyteller.

Hachette Australia

I Belong to No One

By Gwen Wilson
Rape, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy, domestic abuse - in 1970s Australia all were shameful secrets that trapped women in poverty, loss and ongoing emotional trauma. This is one woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive.A teenager in the 1970s, Gwen Wilson grew up in Western Sydney. It was a tough childhood. Illegitimate, fatherless - her mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals; it would have been easy for anyone to despair and give up. Yet Gwen had hope. Despite it all, she was a good student, fighting hard for a scholarship and a brighter future.

Then she met Colin. Someone to love who would love her back. But that short-lived love wasn't the sanctuary Gwen was looking for. It was the start of a living hell. Rape was just the beginning. By sixteen she was pregnant, her education abandoned. Australian society did not tolerate single mothers; prejudice and discrimination followed her everywhere. In an effort to save her son, Jason, from the illegitimacy and deprivation she'd grown up with, Gwen chose to marry Colin - and too quickly the nightmare of physical abuse, poverty and homelessness seemed inescapable.

In 1974, in the dying days of the forced adoption era in Australia, this isolated teenager was compelled to make a decision about her child that would tear her life apart, one she would never truly come to terms with.

I BELONG TO NO ONE is one woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive and eventually triumph.Gwen Wilson started writing her memoir in her fifties. Essentially self-educated, Gwen worked as a motel receptionist, dental nurse and switchboard operator until at nineteen, in the exciting days of the pre-container era, a chance opportunity saw her land a role in customs clearance on the male-dominated Port Adelaide waterfront. A stable marriage and successful career in shipping and logistics followed until she retired, after which Gwen entered university for the first time and now holds a Master's degree in Electronic Commerce. Gwen and husband Bill live in Wollongong, New South Wales.Rape, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy, domestic abuse - in 1970s Australia all were shameful secrets that trapped women in poverty, loss and ongoing emotional trauma. This is one woman's story of all she lost and how hard she fought to survive.AVAILABLE 30/06/2015A powerful true story of loss and subsequent triumph over adversity.Shows the stigma attached to illegitimacy, teen pregnancy and forced adoption in 1970s Australian society and the ongoing consequences for the lives of those women affected.Addresses the controversial, painful and topical issue of forced adoption.GIRL 43, covering similar issues, was published successfully in 2014, along with the TV series Love Child (Nine Network)

Hachette Australia

Out of the Box

By Julie McSorley, Marcus McSorley
The crazy true story of an Australian champion athlete who posted himself home, became a drug smuggler and found himself on death row in a Sri Lankan prison.Reg Spiers arrived in England in 1964 as a world-class athlete. He returned to Australia in a box ... ALIVE! And that was only the start of his adventures.

Crazily impulsive, quixotic and free-spirited, Reg was a champion athlete living in the UK when he became a national hero and hit the international headlines for smuggling himself on a 63-hour, 13,000-mile journey from Heathrow to home because it was cheaper than buying a ticket. But as his fame and sporting career faded, Reg decided to smuggle something very different. In 1980, he and his five housemates were arrested for conspiracy to import A$1.2 million of cannabis resin into Australia. Rather than face years in prison, Reg and his girlfriend, Annie, went on the run.

A wild trip across India, Africa and Sri Lanka brought high-stakes drama - idyllic beaches and prison hellholes, shady friends and shadier cops, gun-toting militias and gun-running gangsters - and ultimately led Reg to a day of reckoning in a courtroom in Sri Lanka. Travelling on a French passport under the name Patrick Albert Claude Ledoux, he was caught by customs with a shoulder bag containing 1149 grams of heroin. Found guilty and sentenced to death, Reg had to use all his wiles and that same astonishing chutzpah that saw him freight himself home twenty years before to fight for his life.Julie McSorley (Author)

Julie McSorley was born in Adelaide. She later lived in Singapore before studying at Harrow College of the Arts and freelancing as an illustrator in London. Julie's published work includes numerous magazine illustrations and private commissions. after settling in Queensland she illustrated a children's book, CAPTAIN DEADLIGHT'S TREASURE by S. A. Wakefield, a CBCA Notable Book for Younger Readers. Her artwork has been reviewed in the Brisbane SUNDAY SUN and the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. She completed a master's degree and doctorate in educational art criticism while lecturing on various university programs in Brisbane. Her published articles include academic art journals and book reviews. Julie co-authored this book with her son, Marcus, after hearing her husband tell stories about his mate Reg Spiers. With Reg's cooperation, Julie and Marcus have captured this amazing life, where truth is stranger than fiction. Julie currently lives in Spain.

Marcus McSorley (Author)

Marcus McSorley was born in the UK but spent most of his formative years in Australia where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) degree at QUT in Brisbane. He has since built a diverse list of credits on stage, film and TV commercials. Marcus grew up listening to stories about his Dad's friend, Reg Spiers, and how his father built a box for his mate to post himself home from the UK to Australia. After meeting Reg he knew this was a life story that had to be told. Marcus has co-authored OUT OF THE BOX with his mother, Julie. Marcus lives in the UK.

The crazy true story of an Australian champion athlete who posted himself home, became a drug smuggler and found himself on death row in a Sri Lankan prison.Originally self-published, this book has already had loads of publicity in Australia. This is a larger than life story with film interest pending.'Papillion, Shawshank, Catch Me if You Can, Midnight Express, Ronnie Biggs and Howard Marks all rolled up in one.' Arthur McKenzie (acclaimed British crime writer, THE BILL and WYCLIFFE)'Full of vivid detail and destined for the big screen'. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Hachette Australia

Close to Home

By Pamela Cook
A captivating story that shows the only thing harder than letting go is moving on.Orphaned at thirteen, Charlie Anderson has been on her own for half her life. Not that she minds - she has her work as a vet and most days that's enough. Most days. But when she's sent to a small town on the New South Wales coast to investigate a possible outbreak of the deadly Hendra virus, Charlie finds herself torn between the haunting memories of her past, her dedication to the job and her attraction to a handsome local.

Travelling to Naringup means coming face to face with what is left of her dysfunctional family - her cousin Emma, who begged Charlie not to leave all those years ago, and her aunt Hazel, who let her go without a backwards glance. But it also means relying on the kindness of strangers and, when she meets local park ranger Joel Drummond, opening her heart to the possibility of something more . . .

As tensions in the country town rise, can Charlie reconcile with the past and find herself a new future in the town she left so long ago?The author has captured the delights and nuances of small towns with evocative descriptions of the landscape and environment. This is an entertaining read . . . a lot of fun. - Books+Publishing on Blackwattle LakePamela is a writer and teacher whose love of books has taken her from a career as secondary school English teacher to a writer of Australian Rural Fiction. Her first novel, Blackwattle Lake was published in 2012 after being selected as part of the Queensland Writers Centre/Hachette Manuscript Development Program. Essie's Way was published in December 2013. Pamela teaches creative writing through her business, Justwrite Publishing and especially loves encouraging beginning writers. She is proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, a global organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in developing countries. A passionate horserider, Pamela divides her time between her home in the southern suburbs of Sydney and her 'other' home on the south coast of New South Wales.

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@PamelaCookAUA captivating story that shows the only thing harder than letting go is moving on.AVAILABLE 30/06/2015Fits perfectly into the farm-lit genre, and another product of Hachette's relationship with the Queensland Writers' Centre.A great story that is an effortless read and extremely entertaining.Strong characters, and a gutsy leading lady.Will appeal to fans of Australian rural fiction.It's got everything - romance, action and tragedy.

Two Roads

Blackout

By Sarah Hepola
A raw, vivid and ultimately uplifting memoir of addiction and recovery, in the spirit of High Sobriety and Wild.'READ THIS BOOK... IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY. BUT IT WILL ALSO MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD... A TOUR DE FORCE' Huffington Post

A raw, vivid and ultimately uplifting memoir of addiction and recovery from the Salon.com personal essays editor, in the spirit of Drinking: A Love Story and Wild.

For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman.

But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead.

A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure-the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent themselves or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most-but getting yourself back in return.Sarah Hepola's Blackout is the best kind of memoir: fiercely funny, full of hard-won wisdom, marked by a writer with phenomenal gifts of observation and insight. The book engages universal questions -- Where do I belong? What fulfills me? -- that will engage any reader. - Emily Rapp, New York Times bestselling author of THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLDThe story of a rising star's journey of self-destruction and realization, Blackout is gripping, alternately excruciating and funny, scary and hopeful, and beautifully written. I loved it. - Anne LamottHere's What People In Media Are Excited About In 2015... Sarah Hepola's Blackout, a dark, funny, honest-to-the-bone account of getting sober. - BuzzfeedThe most anticipated pop cultural events of 2015... Hepola's dark, wise and often terrifically funny insights into her own toughest experiences are unfailingly riveting, and there's no doubt in our minds that her debut memoir, coming in June, will be a sensation - SalonThis is a book about welcoming yourself back from a long absence. It's a memoir, but its author is not its main character; she is a new person sprung from the ashes of another one whose alcoholic self-erasure she describes with painful honestSarah Hepola is the personal essays editor at Salon.com. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Glamour, Slate, Guardian, and Morning News. She has worked as a music critic, travel writer, film reviewer, sex blogger, beauty columnist, and high school English teacher. She lives in Dallas.

sarahhepola.com

twitter.com/sarahhepolaA raw, vivid and ultimately uplifting memoir of addiction and recovery, in the spirit of High Sobriety and Wild.AVAILABLE 30/06/2015Good commercial proposition and an opportunity - women's enlightenment/empowerment/struggle narratives has come a long way: we now have Lena Dunham, Leslie Jamieson, Cheryl Strayed, Caitlin Moran and Bryony Gordon forging a new clever, post-post feminist path.Alcohol misuse among young women is on the rise. Blackout's exploration of this issue will engage the media.Will appeal to readers of bestselling addiction/young middle-class women messing up memoirs such as Smashed, Dry, Drinking: A Love Story, The Wrong Knickers, High Sobriety and Wild.Sarah Hepola has a brilliant profile in the US where she has contacts at major papers and websites. Her writing is a fixture on Salon.com.Clever, funny true - has all the potential to be a word of mouth book