PRE-ORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID´S TALE And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred´s future at the end of The Handmaid´s Tale , readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments , the wait is over . Margaret Atwood´s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. ´Dear Readers: Everything you´ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we´ve been living in.´ Margaret Atwood ´THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR´ Guardian If you can´t get enough of the award-winning TV adaptation of The Handmaid´s Tale , order your copy of The Testaments today.
The first girl came back. The next might not be so lucky. **PRE-ORDER THE NEXT HEART-POUNDING DI FAWLEY NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CLOSE TO HOME AND IN THE DARK ** ´A tour de force´ Sunday Times ´Your next riveting, twisty read´ Shari Lapena _________________________________ A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges. DI Fawley investigates, but there´s little he can do without the girl´s co-operation. Is she hiding something, and if so, what? And why does Fawley keep getting the feeling he´s seen a case like this before? And then another girl disappears, and Adam no longer has a choice: he has to face up to his past. Because unless he does, this victim may not be coming back . . . ___________________________________ WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT CARA HUNTER ´Twist follows twist at a breathtaking pace´ Daily Mail ´A real gripper of a read´ Peter James ´Fast paced and a fantastic cast of characters. Kept me guessing to the end - and I loved the final reveal´ Fiona Barton ´Cancel everything. You´re not going anywhere until you finish reading this´ Emily Koch
************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE SEVENTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, 1945 The war in Europe is over, but for Peggy Reilly and the residents of Beach View Boarding House the effects of the conflict are still far-reaching. Cockney evacuee, Ivy, and her sweetheart, Andy, are saving to get married and fulfil their dream of returning to the East End. But when tragedy strikes, Ivy is faced with a life-changing dilemma that only she can resolve. Rita also faces an impossible choice when her sweetheart Peter proposes and asks her to live with him in Australia - just as her widowed father returns from the fighting in Europe. Meanwhile Peggy must say goodbye to several of her evacuee chicks whilst she awaits the return of her family from Somerset and the news that her husband, Jim, can finally come home. It´s a dream she´s held onto for six long years, but fate has one more twist in store.
The BRAND NEW NOVEL from Sunday Times bestselling author Carrie Hope Fletcher, coming October 2019. Available to PRE-ORDER now! ´Reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern ´ Ali McNamara ´Our go-to for spellbinding stories with a magical edge´ Heat ______________________ Luna Lark used to love her name, but that was before people started saying it differently. I´m so sorry, Luna. Are you alright, Luna? Everything will be okay, Luna. Luna doesn´t want pity, what she wants is a fresh start. Somewhere she can make headway on her next novel, mend her broken heart, and - most importantly - keep herself to herself. For that Luna needs the most remote place she can find: Ondingside, a magical little island off the wild coast of Scotland. And when the town is cut off on her first night by a freak July snow storm it feels like fate. But Luna soon realises that being a newcomer in a small town might not be the best way to blend in. People are curious about her - handsome, kind, coffee shop owner Beau in particular. Will history repeat itself or will they have a future? ______________________
For the first time, Andrew Ridgeley - one half of one of the most famous bands in the world - tells the inside story of Wham!, his life-long friendship with George Michael and the formation of a band that changed the shape of the music scene in the early eighties. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW. 1974, Watford, and two teenagers, Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou and Andrew John Ridgeley, meet for the first time. It isn´t football or fashion or girls that bring them together (actually, girls: yes). Instead, they soon discover that they are both mad about music. Together they set out to follow an impossible dream, rooted in their shared love of records, the artists that made them and the sheer joy of pop. They didn´t know it then but they were taking their first steps towards forming WHAM! - soon to become the biggest band in the world. Now, for the very first time, Andrew Ridgeley tells that story. How he took the new boy at school under his wing, to buy some credit from his dubious teachers, and discovered a soul mate; how, in what seemed like an amazingly short time, he and George found themselves riding an astonishing rollercoaster of success and celebrity that took them all over the world, playing to screaming fans, tens of thousands strong. Together, they made and broke iconic records, struggled to make the right relationships at times, but always stayed true to themselves, despite a superstardom that would have torn apart most bands let alone friendships. WHAM! were the soundtrack to a decade, to a party that for a time seemed as if it would never end. But, of course, it did. In front of tens of thousands of tearful fans at Wembley Stadium in 1986, when George and Andrew played their final concert. Their friendship, however, remained, until the day George Michael died. WHAM! could never have been, if it were not for that chemistry, that kinship, that spark. And no other book will ever take you back to those days, as this one will. Charting the years 1974 to 1986 with humour, love and integrity, this is a once in a lifetime book about a once in a lifetime duo. WHAM!.
PRE-ORDER NOW: Celebrate this fantastic year of cricket with the definitive memoir from cricketing legend, Sir Alastair Cook. ________ Sir Alastair Cook is England´s greatest batsman. In 12 years he achieved 12,472 runs, 161 Test matches, 33 hundreds, and 4 Ashes series wins. But such records only tell half the story. Why, at the relatively early age of 33, did he suddenly quit? Cricket, the sport of gleaming whites and gentility, is polite, friendly, and reserved. But beneath the surface anxiety looms, tensions run high and emotions can be explosive. Alastair began and ended his England cricketing career on soaring highs, yet at times he feared for his career. He embodies the resilience, endurance and mental determination required at the highest level of international sport, fighting against the constant pressure and the ever-present fear of failure. He recounts the fiery fall-out with Kevin Pietersen and the ruthless decisions a captain must make. He expands on the highs of leading England to their first series win in India in 28 years, the glory of four Ashes wins and what, finally, convinced him to leave international cricket. To know Alastair Cook is to know what it takes to be successful, in any field. In this candid autobiography he captures not only what it takes to be one of England´s greatest sportsmen but also the price paid by a professional athlete at the top of his game.
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King´s throne and will take his court to the capital, a rat´s nest of intrigue and murder, where every enemy he has ever made will gather and the endgame of twenty years of politics and murder will be played out in his bid to become the King of all Kings. Friends become enemies, enemies become friends and the god of death, Xus the Unseen, stands closer than ever - casting his shadow over everything most dear to Girton. Praise for this trilogy ´Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Readers will appreciate Barker´s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot´ Publishers Weekly ´Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and concludes with KING OF ASSASSINS.
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton´s heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown - and one of them is Girton´s old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king´s greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra´s war encampment, he can´t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin. Praise for this trilogy ´Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Readers will appreciate Barker´s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot´ Publishers Weekly ´Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land´s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince´s murder. In a kingdom on the brink of civil war and a castle thick with lies Girton finds friends he never expected, responsibilities he never wanted, and a conspiracy that could destroy an entire land. ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS 2018*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIE AWARDS 2018*** ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of what was Lost ´Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery´ Fantasy Book Review ´With an original, immersive world that wouldn´t let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can´t wait for more!´ Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage ´A dark-humored game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series ´Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humour that are as sharp as any blade´ Jon Skovron, author of Hope and Red ´Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth´ Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane novels The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.