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Danny is only five years old but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.
As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

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The twenty-eighth book in the number one bestselling Alan Banks crime series - by the master of the police procedural.

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'Becky Chambers' debut is a delight... A genuine joy' Tor.com

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.

But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants.

Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful.

But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

'a novel which is thoughtful and imaginative but above all else will lift your spirits' Daily Express

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Praise for Camino Winds:

'In American icon John Grisham's new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane-the perfect crime scene' Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing

'The Camino Island series, featuring trouble-prone bookseller Bruce Cable, is a perfect escapist mix of detective action, insider riffs on the literary world - and even a little romance' Mail on Sunday

'Camino Winds has all the usual Grisham hallmarks - a pacy plot and tension-filled scenes' Independent

'Another compelling read from Grisham, and will satisfy old fans and please new readers alike' Press Association

'The novel has enough plot twists to keep you engaged' The Herald

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Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light...

Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier, broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap, while further fragments hit the northern European ice cap.

The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global Deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world.

A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gives for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis.

The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago.

But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price.

A memory and a warning to the future... For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt,warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time...

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'It leaves the reader gasping for breath' DAILY MAIL

'This is Grisham delivering the kind of mesmeric narrative that we expect from him' FINANCIAL TIMES

***THE BIGGEST GRISHAM IN OVER A DECADE***



The Exchange is John Grisham's epic follow-up to his phenomenal global bestseller The Firm, the novel that launched his career as the world's favourite storyteller - it will take you on a rollercoaster journey across the globe, from New York to London, and Rome to Marrakech.

TEN DAYS TO SAVE A LIFE. ONE SECOND TO END IT.

Mitch McDeere has cheated death and come out the other side. Fifteen years ago, he stole $10 million from the mob and disappeared. Now, with his enemies jailed or dead, he has fought his way to the top of the biggest law firm in the world.

When a new case takes Mitch to Libya, danger awaits: he's soon in the biggest hostage negotiation in recent history with terrorists who have murdered and will murder again. Their demand is staggering: a ransom of $100 million must be paid within 10 days.

But this isn't a random kidnapping - it's personal. And no one, not even Mitch's wife in New York, is safe.

With the clock ticking, can Mitch stay one step ahead of his enemies?
This time, there's nowhere to hide.


'The most eagerly-awaited sequel of the decade' DAILY EXPRESS

'Enthralling' IRISH INDEPENDENT
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'Right now, I want the demon, not the prince. Show me why they call you the Wicked. And don't you dare hold back.'

TWO CURSES. ONE PROPHECY. ALL HAIL THE KING AND QUEEN OF HELL.

THE UNFORGETTABLE CONCLUSION TO THE KINGDOM OF WICKED SERIES.

Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. She wants him, heart and soul - but that's something the enigmatic demon can't promise her.

When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, evidence points to Vittoria as the murderer. Now, Emilia will do anything to discover the truth of these accusations against the sister she thought she knew.

As Emilia and Wrath play a game of deception to solve the murder and stop the unrest brewing in Hell. When it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems, but have the true villains been much closer all along?

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco delivers sizzling romance and unexpected twists in this unforgettable conclusion to the Kingdom of the Wicked series.

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The Sunday Times bestseller.

One sister. Two sinful princes. Infinite deception with a side of revenge . . . Welcome to Hell.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco comes the sizzling and sweepingly romantic sequel to Kingdom of the Wicked.

With the enigmatic Prince of Wrath at her side, Emilia sold her soul to become Queen of the Wicked and travelled to the Seven Circles to fulfil her vow of avenging her beloved sister.

But the first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. And it quickly becomes clear that nothing in Hell is what it seems. Even Wrath, her onetime ally, may be keeping secrets about his true nature. But that suits Emilia just fine - she's got secrets of her own.

Faced with backstabbing courtiers, princes who delight in fear, luxurious palaces, dazzling galas, and conflicting clues about what truly happened to her sister, Emilia finds herself on a mission to unlock the mysteries of her own past and uncover the answers she craves.

As long as her sins don't catch up to her first . . .

*** PRAISE FOR KERRI MANISCALCO ***

'A delicious and intoxicating new fantasy by a master of murder and mayhem' Elizabeth Lim, author of Spin the Dawn

'An intoxicating, tightly plotted feast for the senses' Kirkus

'A fast-paced adventure steeped in a luscious and dark world' Chloe Gong, NYT bestselling author of These Violent Delights

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'Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling' PETER JAMES

There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.

Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.

Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...

Ten million readers.
Three pines.
One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.

'Penny is a joy' IRISH TIMES

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The CWA Dagger-winning first novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny, introducing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache

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The brilliant new Chief Inspector Gamache novel, the nineteenth in the series, from multi-million-copy international bestseller and award-winning author Louise Penny.

Relentless phone calls interrupt the peace of a warm August morning in Three Pines. Though the tiny Québec village is impossible to find on any map, someone has managed to track down Armand Gamache, head of homicide at the Sûreté, as he sits with his wife in their back garden. Reine-Marie watches with increasing unease as her husband refuses to pick up, though he clearly knows who is on the other end. When he finally answers, his rage shatters the calm of their quiet Sunday morning.

That's only the first in a sequence of strange events that begin THE GREY WOLF, the nineteenth novel in Louise Penny's number one New York Times-bestselling series. A missing coat, an intruder alarm, a note for Gamache reading "this might interest you", a puzzling scrap of paper with a mysterious list - and then a murder. All propel Chief Inspector Gamache and his team toward a terrible realization. Something much more sinister than any one murder or any one case is fast approaching.

Armand Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, his son-in-law and second in command, and Inspector Isabelle Lacoste can only trust each other, as old friends begin to act like enemies, and long-time enemies appear to be friends.
Determined to track down the threat before it becomes a reality, their pursuit takes them across Québec and across borders. Their hunt grows increasingly desperate, even frantic, as the enormity of the creature they're chasing becomes clear. If they fail the devastating consequences would reach into the largest of cities and the smallest of villages.

PRAISE FOR LOUISE PENNY AND THE CHIEF INSPECTOR GAMACHE SERIES:

'Electrifying drama ... the bodies pile up, the intensity and horror are reminiscent of Thomas Harris at his finest. Gamache is a fascinatingly complex protagonist' BOOK OF THE MONTH, THE TIMES

'Penny delves into the nature of evil, sensitively exploring the impact of the dreadful events she describes while bringing a warmth and humanity to her disparate cast of characters that, unusually for a crime novel, leaves you feeling better about the world once you've finished' BOOK OF THE MONTH, OBSERVER

'This is a hugely satisfying mystery of course, but more than that, it's a chilling morality tale. Nobody does evil quite as scarily as Louise Penny' ANN CLEEVES

'Enthralling ... With beautifully drawn characters, this is crime writing of the highest order' DAILY MAIL

'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA

'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS

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The brilliant new Chief Inspector Gamache novel, the nineteenth in the series, from multi-million-copy international bestseller and award-winning author Louise Penny.

PRAISE FOR LOUISE PENNY AND THE CHIEF INSPECTOR GAMACHE SERIES:

'Electrifying drama ... the bodies pile up, the intensity and horror are reminiscent of Thomas Harris at his finest. Gamache is a fascinatingly complex protagonist' BOOK OF THE MONTH, THE TIMES

'Penny delves into the nature of evil, sensitively exploring the impact of the dreadful events she describes while bringing a warmth and humanity to her disparate cast of characters that, unusually for a crime novel, leaves you feeling better about the world once you've finished' BOOK OF THE MONTH, OBSERVER

'This is a hugely satisfying mystery of course, but more than that, it's a chilling morality tale. Nobody does evil quite as scarily as Louise Penny' ANN CLEEVES

'Enthralling ... With beautifully drawn characters, this is crime writing of the highest order' DAILY MAIL

'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA

'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS

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Book 18 in the acclaimed and number one-bestselling Three Pines series featuring the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.

It's spring and Three Pines is re-emerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should return.

But something has.

As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators' lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they've arrived in the village of Three Pines.

But to what end?

Gamache and Beauvoir's memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back. Did their mother's murder hurt them beyond repair? Have those terrible wounds, buried for decades, festered and are now about to erupt?

As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a long dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village. Every word of the 150-year-old letter is filled with dread. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up.

As the bricks are removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of curiosities. But the head of homicide soon realizes there's more in that room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles, and hidden messages warning of mayhem and revenge.

In unsealing that room, an old enemy is released into their world. Into their lives. And into the very heart of Armand Gamache's home.

PRAISE FOR LOUISE PENNY AND THE INSPECTOR GAMACHE SERIES:

'Enthralling ... With beautifully drawn characters, this is crime writing of the highest order' DAILY MAIL

'A satisfying and multi-layered mystery, in Penny's excellent series' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Louise Penny is on peak form ... a grown-up, timely thriller that considers the nature of cowardice ... merges the personal and professional life of her detective with equal skill and wit' THE TIMES

'A great sense of place and characterisation ... very much a book that will make you think' SHOTS

'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA

'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' THE NEW YORK TIMES

'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS

'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' WASHINGTON POST

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS

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Elizabeth George delivers another intelligent, intricate mystery - New York TimesAward-winning author Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series.

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Vow of Thieves is the thrilling sequel to Dance of Thieves, set in the same world as Mary E. Pearson's New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles.

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An invitation to an ordinary yet radical way of life, using historic Christian practices as both inspiring vision and practical instruction for how to encounter the wondrous, mysterious, living God through prayer.

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A fresh, challenging and compassionate response to busyness, based on the way of life Jesus offered his disciples

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A fresh, challenging and compassionate response to busyness, based on the way of life Jesus offered his disciples

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The 5th Anniversary edition of the magical Sunday Times bestseller, by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy>

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For fans of The Rosie Project, ADDITION is a unique and witty debut novel with added OCD.

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The final book from the late, great cosmologist Stephen Hawking, now in paperback, with a percentage of all royalties going to charity.

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Short Stories in Spanish for Intermediate Learners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories at intermediate level for adult and young adult learners.

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Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

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FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES. Winner of The Kitschie Red Tentacle for Best Novel.

The stunning finale to the award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.


When a freak technological failure halts traffic to and from the planet Gora, three strangers are thrown together unexpectedly, with seemingly nothing to do but wait.

Pei is a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, torn between her duty to her people, and her duty to herself.

Roveg is an exiled artist, with a deeply urgent, and longed for, family appointment to keep.

Speaker has never been far from her twin but now must endure the unendurable: separation.

Under the care of Ouloo, an enterprising alien, and Tupo, her occasionally helpful child, the trio are compelled to confront where they've been, where they might go, and what they might be to one another.

Together they will discover that even in the vastness of space, they're not alone.

PRAISE FOR THE WAYFARERS

'Becky Chambers is a wonder, and I feel better for having her books in my life' JOHN CONNOLLY

'In a word, brilliant' ANDREW CALDECOTT

'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' GUARDIAN

'Chambers is simply an exceptional talent' TOR.COM

'Becky Chambers takes space opera in a whole new and unexpected direction' BEN AARONOVITCH

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Soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures starring John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, and Amy Seimetz! King's iconic, beloved classic is 'so beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in' Guardian

'SOMETIMES...DEAD IS BETTER'

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.

Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.

But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.

A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.

'King can make the flesh creep half a world away' - The Times
'So beautifully paced that you cannot help but be pulled in' - Guardian
'The most frightening novel Stephen King has ever written' - Publisher's Weekly
'Wild, powerful, disturbing' - Washington Post Book Review

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HOLLY Gibney, one of King's most compelling and resourceful characters, returns in this thrilling novel to solve the gruesome truth behind disappearances in a Midwestern town. 'I could never let HOLLY Gibney go. She was supposed to be a walk-on character in Mr Mercedes and she just kind of stole the book and stole my heart.' STEPHEN KING.

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'The best speculative fiction currently being written' John Connolly.



The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

#SpacebornFew

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.

Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.

Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.

Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.

And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:

What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?



'Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community' Tor.com.

'Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension.' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat.

'An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.

'Exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale' Forbidden Planet.

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'The best speculative fiction currently being written' John Connolly.


*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES*

From the ground, we stand. From our ship, we live. By the stars, we hope.

The incredible new novel by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

#SpacebornFew

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into the galactic community, but while this has opened doors for many, those who have not yet left for alien cities fear that their carefully cultivated way of life is under threat.

Tessa chose to stay home when her brother Ashby left for the stars, but has to question that decision when her position in the Fleet is threatened.

Kip, a reluctant young apprentice, itches for change but doesn't know where to find it.

Sawyer, a lost and lonely newcomer, is just looking for a place to belong.

And when a disaster rocks this already fragile community, those Exodans who still call the Fleet their home can no longer avoid the inescapable question:

What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination?

PRAISE

'Richly human, believable [and] compelling . . . underlain with a deep compassion and a feeling for community' Tor.com.

'Terrific. . . a masterly exploration of characterisation and diversity wrapped in intensity, heartbreak and tension.' Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat.

'An emotional, moving look at what it means to be human, and the importance of heritage and legacy' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe.

'Exactly what I hoped it would be and more . . . Moving in what feels like small personal ways but is actually big, universal ways and it is uplifting on the same scale' Forbidden Planet.

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Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a synthetic body, in a world where her kind are illegal. She's never felt so alone.

But she's not alone, not really. Pepper, one of the engineers who risked life and limb to reinstall Lovelace, is determined to help her adjust to her new world. Because Pepper knows a thing or two about starting over.

Together, Pepper and Lovey will discover that, huge as the galaxy may be, it's anything but empty.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet introduced readers to the incredible imagination of Becky Chambers and has been nominated for any number of awards and accolades, including the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction, the Tiptree Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and is perfect for fans of Firefly, Joss Whedon, Mass Effect and Star Wars.

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Rise and Fall opens with the Akkadian Empire, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our western and eastern roots. Next Strathern describes how a great deal of western classical culture was developed in the Abbasid and Umayyid Caliphates. Then, while Europe was beginning to emerge from a period of cultural stagnation, it almost fell to a whirlwind invasion from the East, at which point we meet the Emperors of the Mongol Empire . . .

Combining breathtaking scope with masterful concision, Paul Strathern traces connections across four millennia and sheds new light on these major civilizations - from the Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty to the Aztec and Ottoman, through to the most recent and biggest Empires: the British, Russo-Soviet and American. Charting 5,000 years of global history in ten succinct chapters, Rise and Fall makes comprehensive and inspiring reading to anyone fascinated by the history of the world.

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A dazzling new history of the world through ten major empires.

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The highly anticipated follow-up to 2022's bestseller Things We Never Got Over, this time focusing on Nash's story . . .

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From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, and bestseller What If?, even more hilarious and informative answers to questions you probably never thought to ask. Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall's signature stick-figure comics, WHAT IF?2 is sure to be another classic adored by inquisitive readers of all ages.

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'Feral and tender' Chloe Gong

I am the monster. I am the shield. I am the knife in the dark.


** A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER **

Ranka is tired of death. All she wants now is to be left alone, living out her days in Witchik's wild north with the coven that raised her, attempting to forget the horrors of her past. But when she is named Bloodwinn, the next treaty bride to the human kingdom of Isodal, her coven sends her south with a single directive: kill him. Easy enough, for a blood-witch whose magic compels her to kill.

Except the prince is gentle, kind, and terrified of her. He doesn't want to marry Ranka; he doesn't want to be king at all. And it's his sister - the wickedly smart, infuriatingly beautiful Princess Aramis - who seems to be real threat.

But when witches start turning up dead, murdered by a mysterious, magical plague, Aramis makes Ranka an offer: help her develop a cure, and in return, she'll teach Ranka to contain her deadly magic. But as the coup draws nearer and the plague spreads, Ranka is forced to question everything she thought she knew about her power, her past, and who she's meant to fight for. Soon, she will have choose between the coven that raised her - and the princess who sees beyond the monster they shaped her to be. But as the bodies pile up, a monster may be exactly what they need.

PRAISE FOR THE ONES WE BURN

'One of the freshest YA fantasies I've read in years' Natasha Ngan

'Romantic, brutal, and hopeful' Hannah Whitten

'I love this book. Rebecca Mix is a writer to watch' Adrienne Tooley

'As beautiful as it is fierce' Adalyn Grace

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Lynley and Havers are contending with career and personal difficulties while attempting to investigate the suicide of a brewer's son on the behalf of the local MP, in this gripping return of the popular detective duo followed by 13 million TV viewers on BBC's "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries".

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POSITIONING
A thrilling, high-concept sci-fi novel, with heart, intelligence and insight, exploring social issues such as race, poverty, sexuality, and the variable circumstances that leads someone to thrive in one reality and perish in another,

STRATEGY
We struggled publishing this in hardback during lockdown, and we would really like to make Waterstones our focus for the paperback and actively engage booksellers early on to ensure enthusiasm and support, With a new refreshed cover look for the paperback, we plan to run ebook activity ahead of the paperback publication to raise the profile and visibility of this title within the SFF community,

PRE PUBLICATION
Trade Marketing:
Featured in the Hodder catalogue,
Bespoke Sales Board produced for key retailer meetings,
Submit to relevant Bookseller category spotlights to maximise industry awareness,
Promote across Hodderesque, our dedicated channel for Waterstones booksellers, to encourage bookseller enthusiasm and champions for the book,
Send bookseller champions of SFF titles an early copy along with a letter from the Hodderscape team demonstrating our love and excitement for this book,

Consumer Marketing:
Paperback cover reveal across Hodderscape channels, positioning this more clearly as a high-concept sci-fi thriller, such as Mad Max meets Dark Matter,
Partner with Illumicrate to share photography of paperback copies and pitch for an online event with Micaiah,
A schedule of engaging online content to run from Hodderscape to drive pre-orders and help bring the book to life, such as posting a 'fake' job advert on Hodderscape asking people to apply to travel the multiverse, The one hitch - they need to have died in a parallel universe,
Re-surface early extract featured on Hodderscape with a link to pre-order,
Reminder sent to NetGalley to transfer reviews over ahead of paperback publication - we already have over 900 reviews on Amazon with a 4,4 star rating!
Update Amazon A+ Page with arresting images to tie in with new cover look, and help bring the book to life with a short author Q&A on the page,
Pitch for price promotions on the ebook (e,g, Kindle Monthly Deal), supported with Bookbub and digital advertising, to ensure visibility ahead of paperback publication,

ON PUBLICATION
A key title for Hodderscape, with website, social media and newsletter activity,
Striking photography of finished copies shared across Hodderscape's highly engaged Instagram account,
Digital advertising campaign using Facebook, Instagram and Amazon advertising targeting the SFF community,
Sharing quotes, audio extracts and early reviews across Hodderscape,
Continue to post on Hodderesque to ensure booksellers' enthusiasm,
Share agile content around reviews and reader reactions,
Supporting and amplifying publicity, providing material as required and sharing review coverage online,
Promote price-reductions when price is dropped by retailers (e,g, with Kindle Daily Deals),
Continue to share our plans and assets with the International Teams, especially ANZ,

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In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of.

So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions).

While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.

This is a book for fans of Brian Cox and What If. This highly entertaining highly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who's curious about all the great mysteries physicists are going to solve next.

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You've got questions: about space, time, gravity, and the odds of meeting your older self inside a wormhole. All the answers you need are right here.

As a species, we may not agree on much, but one thing brings us all together: a need to know. We all wonder, and deep down we all have the same big questions. Why can't I travel back in time? Where did the universe come from? What's inside a black hole? Can I rearrange the particles in my cat and turn it into a dog?

Physics professor Daniel Whiteson and researcher-turned-cartoonist Jorge Cham are experts at explaining science in ways we can all understand, in their books and on their popular podcast, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. With their signature blend of humour and oh-now-I-get-it clarity, Jorge and Daniel offer short, accessible, and lighthearted answers to some of the most common, most outrageous, and most profound questions about the universe they've been asked.

This witty, entertaining, and fully illustrated book is an essential troubleshooting guide for the perplexing aspects of reality, big and small, from the invisible particles that make up your body to the identical version of you currently reading this exact sentence in the corner of some other galaxy. If the universe came with an FAQ, this would be it.

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**A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR SELECTION**

As heard on The Tim Ferriss Show!

'Captivating'
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT



'The book Shukman was born to write'
NATALIE GOLDBERG, author of WRITING DOWN THE BONES

'A wonderful and generous book'
DAVID HINTON, author of THE WILDS OF POETRY

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One Blade of Grass is award-winning novelist and poet Henry Shukman's account of his journey through the world of Zen Buddhism. Raised in a rationalist household in Oxford during the spiritual heyday of the Sixties and Seventies, an unexpected spiritual awakening would prompt a lifelong quest to integrate the experience into his life, leading him eventually to Zen Buddhism. As Shukman gets to grips with meditative practice and struggles with anxiety, depression and the chronic eczema he had had since childhoods, he discovers in surprising ways the emotional, spiritual and even physical healing that he has been searching for all along.

By turns humorous and moving, this beautifully written memoir demystifies Zen training, casting its profound insights in simple, lucid language, and takes the reader on a journey of their own, into the hidden treasures of life that contemplative practice can reveal to any of us.


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It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young black women in Burdon County, Arkansas.

But no one wants to admit it, not in the Dirty South.

In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. He cares only for his own lost family.

But that is about to change . . .

Witness the becoming of Charlie Parker.

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It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young black women in Burdon County, Arkansas.

But no one wants to admit it, not in the Dirty South.

In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. He cares only for his own lost family.

But that is about to change . . .

Witness the becoming of Charlie Parker.

Mr Connolly's slam-bang thriller is studded with memorable characters and boasts cliffhangers within cliffhangers
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Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts - telepathy, telekinesis - for concentrated effect.

Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He's just a regular 12-year-old, except he's not just smart, he's super-smart. And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use...

Far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson has taken a job working for the local sheriff. He's basically just walking the beat. But he's about to take on the biggest case of his career.

Back in the Institute's downtrodden playground and corridors where posters advertise 'just another day in paradise', Luke, his friend Kalisha and the other kids are in no doubt that they are prisoners, not guests. And there is no hope of escape.

But great events can turn on small hinges and Luke is about to team up with a new, even younger recruit, Avery Dixon, whose ability to read minds is off the scale. While the Institute may want to harness their powers for covert ends, the combined intelligence of Luke and Avery is beyond anything that even those who run the experiments - even the infamous Mrs Sigsby - suspect.

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, THE INSTITUTE is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

King knows what he is doing, and has done for a longtime. His pacing, ear for dialogue and pure storytelling ability are all on display in The Institute
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Dr David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain. By eating the right foods, you can spur the growth of new brain cells and take control of your "smart genes."

THE GRAIN BRAIN COOKBOOK presents more than 150 delectable recipes that keep your brain vibrant and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions.

Offering a range of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, Dr Perlmutter equips you with the tools you need to build a gluten-free diet full of wholesome, flavorful, easy-to-make meals.

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The FULLY REVISED edition of Dr David Perlmutter's #1 New York Times bestseller - updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.
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The blisteringly funny, honest and fearless debut adult novel from bestselling author Holly Bourne.Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Bourne's pacy narrative kept me guessing (and hoping)to the last page.
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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young adult and adult intermediate learners of Korean.

"Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students from low-mid intermediate (ACTFL) level of Korean. Mapped to B1 and approaching B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading, and most importantly - enjoyment!

What does this book give you?

- Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
- Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
- Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
- Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way
- Beautiful illustrations accompanying each story, to set the scene and support your understanding
- Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'

With intriguing plots that will spark your imagination and keep you reading, Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners will take your grasp of Korean to the next level with key features to support and consolidate your progress, including:

-A glossary for bolded words in each text
-Full plot summary
-A bilingual word list
-Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Korean for Intermediate Learners uses reading as the perfect tool to not only delight in learning Korean, but to accelerate your journey towards fluency.

Use the codes inside the book and ebook to access a bonus story for free and the discounted audiobook on our Language Readers Library site or in the Language Readers app.

Olly bridges the gap between theory and practice by helping you to use scientific principles to get real results with your language learning.
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Full of shocks, intensity and suspense from first page to last, A Banquet of Consequences reveals Lynley and Havers under pressure.Her treatment of the Mediterranean settings (along with a raft of intriguing new characters) shows a new exuberance . . . George aficionados will consider that Just One Evil Act possesses (as Schumann said of Schubert's Great C Major symphony) "heavenly length".
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The name on the covers was Bachman. But the imagination could only belong to one man: Stephen King.You can't help admiring King's narrative skills and his versatility as a storyteller
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A riveting, high-stakes political story like UNDER THE DOME, a love story like BAG OF BONES, a 1950s community like IT, Stephen King's incredibly ambitious, heartstoppingly dramatic time travel novel, 11.22.63 is a WHAT IF? novel like no one's ever read before - a one thousand page tour de force.King's mastery of plot and his ability to create characters and situations both homespun and far-fetched means that this is the book you dream of getting stuck on the train home with.
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**DAILY MAIL'S 'BEST NON-FICTION BOOKS TO HELP YOU THROUGH LOCKDOWN'**

'Beautifully written . . . very entertaining, very funny' RICHARD & JUDY

'It's an astonishing story and narrated with a deceptive simplicity. There isn't a boring sentence in the entire book'
DAILY MAIL

'Remarkable . . . If your jaw doesn't drop at least three times every chapter, you've not been paying proper attention'
THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Gentle, wise, unpretentious, but above all inspiring'
THE TIMES

'A candid, witty and stylish memoir'
MIRANDA SEYMOUR, FINANCIAL TIMES

'Stalwart and disarmingly honest . . . emotion resonates through this delightful memoir'
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

'Discretion and honour emerge as the hallmarks of Glenconner's career as a royal servant, culminating in this book which manages to be both candid and kind'
GUARDIAN

'A startling, rare, beguiling insight into a lost world of royalty and celebrity with as many tears as there are titles'
DAILY EXPRESS

'I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world.'
RUPERT EVERETT

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The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.

Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates.

From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations.

She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret.

But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident.

Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life.


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'For a totally exhilarating romp through Ancient Rome, Lindsey Davis' latest Flavia Alba novel won't be beaten and offers an immersive experience of a vibrant world full of real, recognisable characters' Mike Ripley, Shotsmag

Don't go to the Grove . . .

Julius Caesar left his gardens to the citizens of Rome, a peaceful sanctuary across the Tiber. Now the gardens and their sacred grove are dangerous haunts, especially for women alone.

'Don't go to the Grove,' people mutter, but when her husband has to leave Rome, it falls to Albia to supervise his building project in an old grotto. Why has someone buried tattered scrolls by obscure philosophers - and does it involve a worse crime than terrible writing?

Soon that puzzle is overtaken. A woman disappears from her husband's birthday party; she meets a dire fate, then Albia learns that on the same night, two louche slaves given to her family by the brooding Emperor Domitian also vanished in the gardens. Apparently, it is well known that a killer lurks there.

The vigiles have failed to investigate properly for decades and this won't improve when the sinister agent Karus arrives. Albia must co-operate, in order to give the many victims justice and find answers for grieving relatives. But can she herself remain safe? And, after others have failed, can she at last identify the predator who has made the Grove his killing ground?

Praise for Lindsey Davis and the Flavia Albia series

'Lindsey Davis has seen off all her competitors to become the unassailable market leader in the 'crime in Ancient Rome' genre . . . Davis's squalid, vibrant Rome is as pleasurable as ever' - Guardian

'Davis's prose is a lively joy, and Flavia's Rome is sinister and gloriously real' - The Times on Sunday

'For fans of crime fiction set in the ancient world, this one is not to be missed' - Booklist

'Davis's books crackle with wit and knowledge . . . She has the happy knack of making the reader feel entirely immersed in Rome' - The Times

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'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world' BILL GATES

'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMA

The international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world, and make you realise things are better than you thought.

*#1 Sunday Times bestseller * New York Times bestseller * Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * Irish Times bestseller * audiobook bestseller * Guardian bestseller *

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The first book in the explosive New York Times bestselling series.The heart-stopping excitement of the Hunger Games meets the pulse-pounding majesty and complexity of Game of Thrones, all wrapped up in the visionary beauty and melancholy of Blade Runner... A shot of adrenalin for your imagination.
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.Reliably amusing and often enlightening
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A trailblazing and inspiring collection of essays on art, feminism, neuroscience, psychology by the internationally bestselling novelist Siri Hustvedt[Hustvedt] impresses as a writer of blazing intelligence and curiosity . . . This is fertile and fascinating territory for scientists and humanists alike.
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From the bestselling author of Holding comes another sweeping, evocative tale set on the coast of Ireland.
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Film tie-in for the new 2017 film, which will be in theatres from September 8th.A writer of excellence . . . King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.
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