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Author

M.C. Beaton

M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a Crime Drama TV series on Sky. She lives in Paris and in a Cotswold village that is very much like Agatha's beloved Carsely.

Piatkus

Arrogant Bastard

Zara Cox
Authors:
Zara Cox

I'm known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison.I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn't want to be excited by the danger. Didn't want to crave the wicked passion only he could provide. But I did want, so now I run. And I pay. I never meant to corrupt her, but I'm not sorry. After all, I'm already damned.After four years of searching and longing, I've finally found her. Faith, the one person in the world I breathe for. She lives beneath my skin as surely as I wear proof of our transgressions inked on my body. And like the forbidden fruit that doomed us from the beginning, our end is inevitable. We lived with no regret. We loved without inhibition. We betrayed those closest to us. We killed for that love. Now...we will burn in hell together.Praise for Beautiful Liar:'An exotically filthy, devastatingly beautiful story, that will captivate and tease you long after the book is finished.' Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author'Zara Cox is known for scorching reads and she delivers again with Beautiful Liar. Add in a twisty plot and the pages fly by on this read!' Jana Aston, New York Times bestselling author

Piatkus

Garden of Lies

Amanda Quick
Authors:
Amanda Quick
New Harbinger

Body Image Workbook for Teens

Julia V. Taylor
Authors:
Julia V. Taylor

Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn't fell good enough? Whether it's online, on TV, or in magazines, images of thin, beautiful-and often photo-shopped-young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to be 'perfect.' But did you know that only 5 percent of the population has the body type of most actresses and models? So how can you start feeling good about who you are, not who you could be?In order to gain real confidence and Body acceptance, you need to change the way you think about yourself. In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including; comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressure, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a drear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily pressure of being a teenage girl.Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, an no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build real, lasting self-confidence-an attractive trait in itself-this book is your go to guide.

New Harbinger

Autism Playbook for Teens

Irene McHenry
Authors:
Irene McHenry

Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors.They are natural observers-able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others.This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers.

Corsair

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay
Authors:
Roxane Gay

'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.'In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

Corsair

Midnight Blue-Light Special

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity--and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn't quite work out that way...But now, with the snake cult that was killing virgins all over Manhattan finally taken care of, Verity is ready to settle down for some serious ballroom dancing-until her on-again, off-again, semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of St. George, informs her that the Covenant is on their way to assess the city's readiness for a cryptid purge. With everything and everyone she loves on the line, there's no way Verity can take that lying down.Alliances will be tested, allies will be questioned, lives will be lost, and the talking mice in Verity's apartment will immortalize everything as holy writ--assuming there's anyone left standing when all is said and done. It's a midnight blue-light special, and the sale of the day is on betrayal, deceit...and carnage.

Corsair

Discount Armageddon

Seanan McGuire
Authors:
Seanan McGuire

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them.Meet Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan to pursue her dream career in professional ballroom dance. That is, until talking mice, telepathic mathematicians, and a tangle with the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George, get in her way.

Abacus

The Fields

Kevin Maher
Authors:
Kevin Maher

We'd never seen anything like that around our place before. Not right in front of our eyes. You always heard about it, though. Through friends of friends. Or when The Mothers got together for coffee mornings. They'd sit around in a steamy kitchen circle like four mad witches, and dip ginger-snaps into Maxwell House until they went wobbly-warm, and take turns at saying, Jahear about so-and-so, Lord rest his soul, only thirty years old, poor creature?! They were brilliant at it. Scaring the shite out of each other, grinning inside.Jim Finnegan is thirteen years old and life in his world consists of dealing with the helter-skelter intensity of his rumbustious family, taking breakneck bike rides with his best friend, and coveting the local girls from afar - until one day when everything changes.The Fields is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary character: Jim's voice leaps off the page and straight into the reader's heart as he grapples with his unfairly interrupted adolescence.

Corsair

The New Yorkers

Cathleen Schine
Authors:
Cathleen Schine
Corsair

Hurt

Brian McGilloway
Authors:
Brian McGilloway

Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable . . . but can she protect herself?Late December. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is called to identify the body. The only clues to the dead teenager's last movements are stored in her mobile phone and on social media - and it soon becomes clear that her 'friends' were not as trustworthy as she thought.Lucy is no stranger to death: she is still haunted by the memory of the child she failed to save, and the killer she failed to put behind bars. And with a new boss scrutinizing her every move, she is determined that - this time - she will leave no margin for error.Hurt is a tense crime thriller about how, in the hands of a predator, trust can turn into terror.Praise for Little Girl Lost:'Effortlessly blending Black's personal woes into her professional life, McGilloway weaves a taut police procedural in an unadorned style that belies the stories complexity.' Irish Times. 'Cleverly constructed, packed with vibrant and believable characters . . . It confirms him as one of the most original voices in the notably expanding field of Irish crime fiction .' Irish Independent. 'Assured and grittily realistic tale from an author who is being compared to James Lee Burke and Ian Rankin.' Sunday Business Post.

Abacus

Night Falls On The City

Sarah Gainham
Authors:
Sarah Gainham

Vienna, 1938. Beautiful actress Julia Homburg and her politician husband Franz Wedeker embody all the enlightened brilliance of their native city. But Wedeker is Jewish, and just across the border the tanks of the Nazi Reich are primed for the Anschluss. When the SS invades and disappearances become routine, Franz must be concealed. With daring ingenuity, Julia conjures a hiding place. In the shadow of oppression, a clear conscience is a luxury few can afford, and Julia finds she must strike a series of hateful bargains with the new order if she and her husband are to survive.A highly acclaimed bestseller when first published in the 1960s, Night Falls on the City is a true lost classic, and an unforgettable portrait of wartime.

Hachette Australia

Mums Shape Up

Lisa Westlake
Authors:
Lisa Westlake
Piatkus

The Lazy Girl's Guide To A Blissful Pregnancy

Anita Naik
Authors:
Anita Naik
Little, Brown US

How To Get Pregnant

Sherman Silber
Authors:
Sherman Silber

For decades this book has been the most popular resource for couples trying to conceive. Now thoroughly revised and updated to provide cutting edge information on all the very latest treatments the new edition of How To Get Pregnant will be the ultimate guide for prospective parents in the 21st century. One in every five couples is infertile and with more and more people putting off pregnancy until later in life, Dr. Silber's compassionate, informative book is in greater demand than ever. The comprehensive text explains not only the essential facts of getting pregnant but also how to solve once-insurmountable fertility problems with the latest high-tech findings, tests and procedures - including the revolutionary antral follicle count, which allows women to discover how many eggs they have left and may determine whether they have to find a way to preserve their eggs. For all couples determining whether to have a child, this book will be the only resource they will need, addressing all concerns they may have.

Constable

Oscar Wilde

Jonathan Harris, Phillippe Julian
Authors:
Jonathan Harris, Phillippe Julian

'..a biographer of supreme intelligence and industry, since the bibliography is immense and he has delved into it with extraordinary taste and imagination.' - The Spectator'An excellent book, detailed where detail was still needed, sensibly perfunctory where almost everything possible has already been told and said.' - The Observer'M. Jullian's book succeeds in keeping the reader's interest unflaggingly alive.' - The Economist

Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is the No 1 international bestselling author of six novels, three works of non fiction, three plays and short stories and essays. The first of her Languedoc Trilogy, Labyrinth, was a multi-million bestselling and critical success on an international scale. It won the Best Read category at the British Book Awards 2006, was No 1 in UK paperback for six months and was named as one of the Top 25 books of the past 25 years by Waterstones and was translated into thirty-eight languages. The second in the Languedoc Trilogy, Sepulchre, was also a worldwide bestseller, as was Citadel, the final novel in the series. Inspired by the forgotten women's stories of the Occupation in France, it tells the history of an all-female resistance unit in Carcassonne during World War II. Kate will be taking part in the inaugural event of the Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Sussex in May. Other fiction includes the No 1 bestselling The Winter Ghosts and The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales. Her non fiction includes Chichester Festival Theatre at Fifty and The House: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize). She is on the Board of the National Theatre and a Patron of the Sussex based Consort of Twelve and the Fishbourne Centre. In 2012, she won the 'Spirit of Everywoman Award' for services to literature. In 2013, she was named as one of the Bookseller's Top 100 most influential people in publishing and in January 2014 was included in the Sunday Times/Debretts 500 Most Influential People list in the UK. In June 2013, Kate was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.

Nao Akinari

Nao Akinari is the artist behind the hit manga series Trinity Seven.

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The Fields Longlisted for Desmond Elliott

Little, Brown are delighted to announce that The Fields by Kevin Maher has been longlisted for the 2013 Desmond Elliot prize.

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