YOUTH, FRIENDSHIP, ENVY * Katie, Maeve and Evelyn - friends forever, united by their childhood games and their dreams of escaping the tiny Irish town of Glenbruff. Outspoken, unpredictable and intoxicating, Evelyn is the undisputed leader of the trio. That is, until the beautiful, bold Pamela Cooney arrives from Dublin and changes Glenbruff forever... Told from Katie's witty, quirky perspective, Frances Macken's debut beautifully captures life in a small town and the power of yearning for something bigger. Filled with unforgettable characters and crackling dialogue, #YouHavetoMakeYourOwnFunAroundHere takes a keen-eyed look at the complexities of female friendship, the corrosive power of jealousy and guilt, and the way that life can quietly erode our dreams unless we're willing to fight for them. * Published in March 2020; bound proofs available to request. Cover: Ben Summers
WHEN LIFE ON THE BRINK IS ALL YOU KNOW… * Substance-fuelled partying, endless women and a slew of smash records are music hotshot Adam Fairhead's lifeblood. But when an avoidable accident occurs under his drug-addled watch, he is forced to re-evaluate the life he has created. Increasingly disillusioned with what once seemed so pulsatingly cool, Adam begins to question everything. * #TheEdge is published in hardback on 23rd January 2020. Cover: @hayleywarnham
Happy #publicationday to Ibn Taymiyya by Jon Hoover!
IT'S WAITING IN THE DARK. WHISPERING MY NAME... * When psychotherapist Alexis Cosse is found murdered in the playground of the sleepy northern village of Burrowhead, DI Strachan and her team of local police investigate, exposing a maelstrom of racism, misogyny and homophobia simmering beneath the surface of the village. Shaken by the revelations and beginning to doubt her relationship with her husband, DI Strachan discovers something lurking in the history of Burrowhead, while someone (or something) equally threatening is hiding in the strange and haunted cave beneath the cliffs... In the first of the Burrowhead Mysteries, an atmospheric murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where no one is innocent. * #WhentheDeadComeCalling publishes in hardback on 9th January 2020. Cover: @tomsandersondesign
SHE BLOWS THINGS UP TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE * Dr Jaq Silver. Skier, scientist, international jet-setter, explosives expert. Working on avalanche control in Slovenia, Jaq stumbles across a problem with a consignment of explosives. After raising a complaint with the supplier, a multinational chemical company, her evidence disappears and she is framed for murder. Jaq must find the key to the mystery. But can she uncover the truth before her time runs out? * The paperback of The Chemical Detective publishes on 16th January. Cover: Ben Summers
WE ARE EATING BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE. SO WHY AREN'T WE ALL GETTING THINNER? * There is an unsolved puzzle at the heart of nutrition science. Recent studies show that we are eating less sugar,less fat, fewer carbs and fewer overall calories. In fact, the only thing we're eating more of is fruit and vegetables. At the same time, 63% of adults are now overweight, with 27% of them considered obese. It is clearly not a matter of discipline. Everyone has a friend who has cut out sugar, another who doesn't eat fat, and probably a third who cares lovingly for their gut microbes. But the blame always seems to be shifting from one food group to another, and the only thing that stays consistent is the number of people struggling with their weight. * Anthony Warner, author of #TheAngryChef, has decided to get to the bottom of it once and for all. Is there a fat gene? Is obesity really an epidemic? Can you be addicted to food? Can't you just exercise your way to freedom? And what the heck is a food desert? You want the truth without the sugar-coating? The science, without the prejudice. You can handle it. * The paperback of #TheTruthAboutFat publishes on 9th January 2020. Cover: Ben Summers
NOTHING BEGINS WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT DID... * Over billions of years, fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and ape-like primates changed into humans who walk on two legs, talk and write. If you think that feathers arose to help animals fly, or lungs to help them walk on land, you'd be in good company. You'd also be entirely wrong. Neil Shubin delves deep into the mystery of life to bring us closer to answering one of the great questions - was life on earth inevitable, or was it all an accident? * Proofs now in of this March 2020 publication. Cover: Ben Summers
Today we celebrate ten years of publishing fiction plus our Spring 2020 highlights in our #OneworldShowcase 🎈 Each attendee will receive an exclusive signed hardback proof of #SilverSparrow by Tayari Jones plus some very hot-off-the-press books we can't wait to show you all! Keep an eye on our Stories today for behind-the-scenes from the event.
'A GREAT SCHOLAR' Tom Holland * Whether we believe in them or not, we are all familiar with the concepts of heaven and hell. There was a time, however, when no one thought they would go to either of these places after they died. So where did these ideas come from? In #HeavenandHell, Bart Ehrman provides a fascinating history of the afterlife, spanning the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Old Testament, the teachings of Jesus and his early followers, and the writings of Augustine. Beginning in a time when Greeks, Jews and Christians held competing views of the afterlife, he reveals how the ideas of heaven and hell were closely connected with the social, cultural and historical worlds out of which they emerged. * Proofs now in of this April 2020 publication. Cover: Ben Summers
DEMOCRACY IS FOR ALL, NOT SOME * 'There is a ticking time-bomb at the heart of our representative democracy and in more than fifty countries around the world. The problem is as large and as widespread as it is serious.' #ACGrayling * In the UK, we need: proportional representation; to lower the voting age to 16; a written constitution; to separate the functions and powers of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. In this companion volume to #DemocracyandItsCrisis, A. C. Grayling sets out ideas that will enable 'the good state' to be built. * Published in hardback on 27 Feb 2020. Cover: Ben Summers
Happy #publicationday to Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, whose book #OtherLife publishes today 🎉
Happy #publicationday to these terrific titles!