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The Observing Eye

Muriel Spark
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Muriel Spark

The Observing Eye is a collection of Muriel Spark's brilliant asides, sayings, and aphorisms. No other writer can hold a candle to her wry, puckish observations:'Neurotics are awfully quick to notice other people's mentalities.''It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.''The sacrifice of pleasure is of course itself a pleasure.''Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time in your life it may occur.''Ridicule is the only honourable weapon we have left.'Spark's striking insights are precise and unforgettable - they will make you laugh and nod in agreement, with a wicked smile on your face. Her wise words never fail to hit exactly the right note.

Hachette Audio

Meet David Sedaris: Series Six

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Robinson

Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection

Simon Clark
Authors:
Simon Clark
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A Boy Made of Blocks

Keith Stuart
Authors:
Keith Stuart
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Superstition

Roy Bainton
Authors:
Roy Bainton
PublicAffairs

The Good Girls Revolt (Media tie-in)

Lynn Povich
Authors:
Lynn Povich

The inspiration for the original television seriesIt was the 1960s- a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek , renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the Swinging Sixties." Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job- for a girl- at an exciting place.But it was a dead end. Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else."On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit- the first by women journalists- and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit.Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders. In The Good Girls Revolt , she evocatively tells the story of this dramatic turning point through the lives of several participants. With warmth, humour, and perspective, she shows how personal experiences and cultural shifts led a group of well-mannered, largely apolitical women, raised in the 1940s and 1950s, to challenge their bosses- and what happened after they did. For many, filing the suit was a radicalizing act that empowered them to find themselves" and fight back. Others lost their way amid opportunities, pressures, discouragements, and hostilities they weren't prepared to navigate. The Good Girls Revolt also explores why changes in the law didn't solve everything. Through the lives of young female journalists at Newsweek today, Lynn Povich shows what has- and hasn't- changed in the workplace.

Hachette Audio

The Last Days of Jack Sparks

Jason Arnopp
Authors:
Jason Arnopp

THE MOST CHILLING AND UNPREDICTABLE THRILLER OF THE YEAR.Jack Sparks died while writing this book. It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed. Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account.Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now. 'Wow. Seriously hard to put down...Chilling and utterly immersive' - M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS'This is The Omen for the social media age' - Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane thrillers'Wittier than the lovechild of Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker, scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum' - Sarah Lotz, author of The ThreeDISCOVER THE LAST DAYS OF JACK SPARKS - DESTINED TO BE 2016'S MOST TALKED-ABOUT THRILLER

Seal Press

Under This Beautiful Dome

Terry Mutchler
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Terry Mutchler

One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want,to express their love through marriage. I believe that today, their relationship would have played out much differently than it did twenty years ago. Because times have changed, and we all view things differently. But the law has not caught up with society." ,Representative Ann Williams Under This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Forced to engage in an elabourate ruse to keep their relationship a secret, the two women constantly fear discovery in their conservative town. Denied legal access to the altar, they face even greater hardships when Penny is diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing treatment.Set in the political arena, Under This Beautiful Dome reminds us why the march to legalize same-sex marriage is both personal and political. This vivid, beautiful story paints an intimate portrait of a loving relationship and the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today.

Yen Press

No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular, Vol. 7

Nico Tanigawa
Authors:
Nico Tanigawa

Tomoko plunges into her second summer vacation as a high school student. Though determined to do absolutely nothing to the best of her ability, she ends up getting dragged into a school event in the early days of her break... Later, Tomoko sees Kii-chan again for the first time in months. Can Tomoko triumph in a covert battle of wills against her little cousin...?

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Great Lost Albums

Mark Billingham, David Quantick, Martyn Waites, Stav Sherez
Authors:
Mark Billingham, David Quantick, Martyn Waites, Stav Sherez

We can all name the classic rock and pop albums of the last fifty years. But what about the great lost albums? The albums that fell behind the back of the musical sofa? The albums that, in a very real sense, have been completely made up by the authors of this book?It took a bestselling crime writer or three to hunt down these fifty lost classics, and an award-winning TV comedy scriptwriter to buy them a pint and make them write it. From the 60s to the 00s, with track listings and full histories, Great Lost Albums reveals the recordings that - just perhaps - never existed, but really should have done. Albums include:· Bob Dylan's legendary collaboration with Liberace· Joy Division's 'musical theatre' period· Coldplay's IKEA Sessions, including 'Conscious Uncoupling (See Leaflet for Details)' and 'In my Place (There's a Lovely HEMNES Shelving System)'· The Who's magisterial, abandoned rock opera 'Bingo Wizard' · Kraftwerk's hastily deleted Christmas album, featuring the melancholic classic 'I Wish to Return this Item'...and many, many more.

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Broadchurch (Series 1)

Erin Kelly, Chris Chibnall
Authors:
Erin Kelly, Chris Chibnall

Inspired by the first season of the BAFTA award-winning ITV series, this is the official, unmissable Broadchurch novel. Incredibly moving and containing never-before-seen material, it takes you inside the minds and motivations of the unforgettable cast of characters.It's a hot July morning in the Dorset town of Broadchurch when Beth Latimer realises that her eleven-year-old son, Danny, is missing. As Beth searches desperately for her boy, her best friend, local police officer DS Ellie Miller, arrives at work to find that the promotion she was promised has been given to disreputable Scottish outsider DI Alec Hardy.When Danny's body is found on the beach Ellie must put her feelings aside as she works with DI Hardy to solve the mystery of Danny's death. As the case becomes a murder investigation the news hits the national press, jolting sleepy Broadchurch into the national spotlight.As the town's secrets begin to unravel, members of this tight-knit community begin to consider those in their midst. Right now it's impossible to know who to trust...

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National Service

Colin Shindler
Authors:
Colin Shindler

Permission to speak, Sah!In the aftermath of the Second World War, over two million men were conscripted to serve in Britain's armed services. Some were sent abroad and watched their friends die in combat. Others remained in barracks and painted coal white. But despite delivering such varied experiences, National Service helped to shape the outlook of an entire generation of young British males.Historian Dr Colin Shindler has interviewed a wide range of ex-conscripts, from all backgrounds, across all ranks, and spanning the entire fourteen years that peacetime conscription lasted, and captured their memories in this engrossing book. From them, we experience the tension of a postwar Berlin surrounded by Russians, the exotic heat and colour of Tripoli in 1948, the brief but intense flashpoint of the Suez Crisis, and the fear of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. But we also hear about the other end of the scale, the conscripts who didn't make it outside the confines of their barracks, or in one case, beyond his home town.Through these conversations we learn as much about the changing attitudes of servicemen as war became more of a distant memory as we do about the varied nature of their experiences. We see, too, the changing face of British society across these pivotal years, which span everything from the coronation of Elizabeth II, to the birth of rock 'n' roll, to the beginning of the end of the Empire. The stories within these pages are fascinating. And they deserve to be told before they are lost forever.

Constable

Cobras in the Rough

Grant Gordon
Authors:
Grant Gordon

When his father dies suddenly, Grant Gordon's life descends into freefall. Having long harboured an obsession with the British in India, and in particular what they did for recreation, Grant goes to find the golf courses the British built during the Raj and decides to play them.Along the way, he has a golf lesson on the highest golf course in the world, in the mountains of Kashmir; negotiates cobras, peacocks and monkeys in Delhi - on a course moulded by the British around the ruins of a Mughal emperor's palace; has a round with Indian Army colonels in the shadow of Everest; gets drenched several times over on the wettest golf course on Earth; and searches on Tiger Hill for Darjeeling's lost British golf course. In Agra he tees off in full view of the Taj Mahal, while in Lucknow, the ghosts of the famous siege during the 1857 Mutiny seem to affect his swing. Throughout, he is faced with the challenge of getting his golf clubs to increasingly obscure locations, using an array of quirky transport.As Grant travels across India, he slowly begins to understand the relationship he had with his father. Cobras in the Rough is a book about golf but also about fathers and sons, and the ways in which they follow, or refuse to follow, in each other's footsteps.

Constable

The Benidorm Guide to a Happy Holiday

Derren Litten
Authors:
Derren Litten

You've worked hard all year and now it's time to reward yourself with a well-deserved week or two in the sun. But regardless of whether it's Bognor, Benidorm or Barbados forewarned is forearmed.This helpful holiday handbook tells you everything you need to know for a truly victorious vacation, with advice from all the Solana regulars. From top tanning tips by Madge Harvey, a guide to holiday romance from Mateo to advice on how to make your holiday 'swing' from Donald and Jacqueline, you'll find it all within the pages of this essential holiday bible.The Benidorm Guide to a Happy Holiday - don't leave the airport without it!

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The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks
Authors:
Nicholas Sparks

How far can love endure?Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other.But when these distant memories begin to slide into reality, the passion that had lain still is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade.

for The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling Interviews and Scottish events

J. K. Rowling will be headlining this year’s Lennoxlove Book Festival on the opening evening, Friday 2nd November at 8.30pm. It will be the only public event she will be doing in Scotland for The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults. Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday 13th September.

for The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling Scottish event and interviews announced

J. K. Rowling will be headlining this year’s Lennoxlove Book Festival on the opening evening, Friday 2nd November at 8.30pm. It will be the only public event she will be doing in Scotland for The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults. Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday 13th September.

Author of The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt Events

Little, Brown is delighted to welcome DONNA TARTT, acclaimed author of the international bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend, to the UK and Ireland this November – her first tour here in ten years – to celebrate the publication of her much-anticipated new novel, The Goldfinch.

Roy Bainton

Roy Bainton author of Honoured By Strangers, The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena and A Brief History of 1917: Russia's Year of Revolution travelled the world in the Merchant Navy. He has written extensively for radio, TV, magazines and newspapers.

The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling Events

J.K. Rowling will be appearing at the following public events to discuss her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy.