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    Neverwhere

    By Neil Gaiman

    Discover NEVERWHERE, Neil Gaiman's extraordinary modern classic, illustrated for the first time with breathtaking pictures by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. This beautiful edition is like no other, featuring the fully illustrated short story, HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK, and will delight fans of Coraline, Philip Pullman and Doctor Who.

    Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of.

    When Richard Mayhew helps a mysterious girl he finds bleeding on the pavement, his boring life changes in an instant. Her name is Door, she's on the run from two assassins in black suits and she comes from London Below.

    His act of kindness leads him to a place filled with monsters and angels, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a Tube train.

    It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre.

    A very fine and imaginative writer'Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes'A special illustrated edition of the stunningly original and brilliant tale of London Below from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.This is a unique edition of Neil Gaiman's modern classic with multiple full page, black-and-white illustrations and more by Chris Riddell.NEVERWHERE was broadcast on Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra in March 2013, brought to life by a stellar cast including James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bernard Cribbins and Christopher Lee.Includes the Riddell-illustrated NEVERWHERE short story, HOW THE MARQUIS GOT HIS COAT BACK.The film rights to NEVERWHERE have been bought by Jim Henson Productions, and Gaiman has written a draft of the script for the filmNeil and Chris are both award-winning writers and artists with many literary accolades not least the Carnegie and Newbery Medals and a National Book Award for Neil and the UNESCO Prize and the Greenaway Medal for Chris.Neil's official website, www.neilgaiman.com, has more than 1 million unique visitors each month, his online journal is syndicated to thousands of blog readers every day and he has nearly 2.5 million followers on Twitter.
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    The Luxe Life

    By Fleur De Force

    Every girl deserves a little bit of luxe in her life and top beauty and fashion vlogger Fleur de Force - Sunday Times bestselling author of The Glam Guide - knows exactly how to get it.

    "Luxe living is all about becoming your best self - the one you've always wanted to be - and making it look effortless. It's about making every day feel special and knowing that a little bit of extra effort in any aspect of your life goes a long way. This is my lifestyle bible for girls who want to make The Luxe Life a reality, regardless of budget or time constraints."

    Packed with:

    - Inspiring fashion and beauty advice
    - Budget-friendly hosting hacks
    - Lifestyle tips to make your home a sanctuary
    - Creative and thoughtful DIY gift ideas
    - Over 30 must-have recipes to take you from brunch to dinner party

    The Luxe Life is the essential guide to wowing at every special occasion, and making every day special.

    The new bestseller from lifestyle vlogger Fleur de Force.

    Fleur De Force is one of the most successful beauty and fashion vloggers in the world. She started making videos on YouTube in September 2009, and has been building her global audience ever since. Her You Tube channel subscribers now stand at over 1.3 million bringing her into the top 1% Google approved YouTubers in the beauty sector. Her chatty, informative and accessible videos see her looking at her favourite beauty/fashion trends, products and advice and currently attract over 4 million views per month and some 180,000,000 views since she started.

    In addition to her You Tube channel, Fleur is an avid blogger - her blog attracts over 100,000 unique visitors per month.

    Fleur's first book The Glam Guide, published by Headline, shares all of her secrets and discoveries from makeup tips, wardrobe cheats, first-date points or healthy lifestyle motivation and it went straight to the top 5 of the Sunday Times bestsellers!

    She is a regular speaker at trade events including Beautycon and Vidcon and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Miss Vogue, Company, Sunday Times Style and ITV This Morning.

    "Luxe living is all about becoming your best self - the one you've always wanted to be - and making it look totally effortless. It's about indulging yourself and your loved ones, and making every day feel special regardless of budget or time constraints, with a quick up-do guaranteed to wow, a gorgeous go-to make-up look or taking your evening outfit to the next level. It's about knowing that a little bit of extra effort (whether you're hosting, decluttering, gifting or making your house a home) goes a long way. This is my ultimate bible for busy girls who are ready to take the next step in their journey to The Luxe Life."Fleur has 271k Twitter followers, 569k Instagram followers, and 117k Facebook fans.Fleur's daily vlogging channel has 474k subscribers, and her main channel has over 1.2 million.Fleur's signing tour for The Glam Guide in 2015 was a huge success, drawing large crowds throughout the UK. She has committed to an extensive tour again for 2016.Fleur has won several awards, including Cosmopolitan's Best Vlogger in 2013 and 2014, and Johnson & Johnson's Best Established Beauty Vlogger in 2015.The Glam Guide (Feb 2015) has so far sold 17,600 TPBs.
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    Tastes Like Fear (D.I. Marnie Rome 3)

    By Sarah Hilary

    A dark, compelling Marnie Rome novel, rich with psychological insight, from the winner of the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. For readers of Clare Mackintosh and Alex Marwood.

    'Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity' Cath Staincliffe


    The fragile young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to return to the man who understands her and offers her warmth, comfort, a home. He gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.

    D.I. Marnie Rome thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.

    One of Britain's best new crime writersMarnie goes from strength to strength... this one drips with the gritty, dirty, danger of the urban wastelands around the riverHighly compelling and atmospheric... the storyline and characters involved me completely, from the very firstHilary's depiction of 13-year-old Laura Beswick, Loz, is heartbreaking and convincing. This pacy, easy-reading novel is lifted by its perceptive examination of the distress of girls who don't believe they fit their allotted space in the world and the agony of the parents who try to make them understand how deeply they are lovedWrites with an effortless ease and fervour that displays what an accomplished writer she isTastes Like Fear is quality intelligent crime, with enough twists to keep you glued to the page and a massive dose of terrifying anticipationTastes Like Fear is an extraordinary depiction of psychological and economic violence that is genuinely chilling A masterclass in pace and plotTastes Like Fear is a triumph; brutal, honest and quite brilliant Fast-paced, tightly plotted and well-writtenI cannot recommend this book highly enoughIt is devious, dark, deliciously chilling. A formidable addition to an accomplished series that just keeps getting better and betterA tautly conceived story that will grab you from the first page and refuse to let go until the lastTastes Like Fear is every bit as assured and involving as its two predecessors, and Hilary is a writer who is clearly here to stayYet again the author proves herself to be among the leaders of contemporary British crime fictionBrilliant. I put everything else aside when I have one of her books in the houseA tense, terrifying tale of obsession and possession . . . a writer at the top of her gameA truly chilling exploration of control, submission and the desire to step out of a normal lifeIt's meaty, dark and terrifying. Unflinchingly violent and beautifully big-hearted in equal measure. And Sarah's writing is glorious - she tells us things in new ways, gives us a fully fleshed, sensual world to inhabit for the novelMixing a strong sense of social justice with carefully crafted characters and an interesting plot, this is a powerful piece of crime writing that builds to an emotionally charged conclusionI think it must be one of the debut novels of next year, if not THE debut novel... (It will be if there is any justice in the world!)Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity, I think Sarah's onto a winning series and I really look forward to reading the next instalmentIt's written with the verve and assurance of a future star and deserves to be a big hitIt has such pace and force. It's very disturbing and builds up to a terrific climaxI finished it today and it's completely brilliant, complex, thrilling, brutal, tender, scary and intriguing. What a great book. The pacing is superb, the plot is compelling, the characters are so well drawn. The ending is ingeniousBrilliant. I put everything else aside when I have one of her books in the houseA tense, terrifying tale of obsession and possession . . . a writer at the top of her gameOne of Britain's best new crime writersA truly chilling exploration of control, submission and the desire to step out of a normal lifeMarnie goes from strength to strength... this one drips with the gritty, dirty, danger of the urban wastelands around the riverHighly compelling and atmospheric... the storyline and characters involved me completely, from the very firstHilary's depiction of 13-year-old Laura Beswick, Loz, is heartbreaking and convincing. This pacy, easy-reading novel is lifted by its perceptive examination of the distress of girls who don't believe they fit their allotted space in the world and the agony of the parents who try to make them understand how deeply they are lovedWrites with an effortless ease and fervour that displays what an accomplished writer she isTastes Like Fear is quality intelligent crime, with enough twists to keep you glued to the page and a massive dose of terrifying anticipationTastes Like Fear is an extraordinary depiction of psychological and economic violence that is genuinely chilling A masterclass in pace and plotTastes Like Fear is a triumph; brutal, honest and quite brilliant Fast-paced, tightly plotted and well-writtenI cannot recommend this book highly enoughIt is devious, dark, deliciously chilling. A formidable addition to an accomplished series that just keeps getting better and betterA tautly conceived story that will grab you from the first page and refuse to let go until the lastTastes Like Fear is every bit as assured and involving as its two predecessors, and Hilary is a writer who is clearly here to stayYet again the author proves herself to be among the leaders of contemporary British crime fictionMixing a strong sense of social justice with carefully crafted characters and an interesting plot, this is a powerful piece of crime writing that builds to an emotionally charged conclusionSarah Hilary's debut novel SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2015. It was the Observer's Book of the Month ('superbly disturbing'), a Richard & Judy Book Club bestseller, and has been published worldwide. NO OTHER DARKNESS and TASTES LIKE FEAR continue the DI Marnie Rome series with QUIETER THAN KILLING to follow in early 2017. Sarah lives in Bath.SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN marked the captivating start of a dark, compelling series and the reviews confirmed this. The follow up NO OTHER DARKNESS, out in April 2015, has been called 'as masterclass in developing crime fiction series characters' and 'outstanding'. This third instalment continues the Marnie Rome seriesDI Marnie Rome: an unforgettable series character struggling to come to terms with her own traumatic past. She is strong-willed, smart and compassionate, and will instantly draw readers into the storySarah Hilary is an award-winning short story writer; she won the Cheshire Prize for Literature in 2012 and two of her stories have been read on Radio 4.Sarah has strong ties in the crime community and was a regular reviewer for blogs Euro Crime and Reviewing The Evidence before becoming a signed authorBrilliant at social media: Read her at sarah-crawl-space.blogspot.co.uk. Follow her on twitter @Sarah_Hilary
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    The Silver Tide

    By Jen Williams

    The final high-octane installment of the exhilarating British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat Trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff's Nevernight series.

    'A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky , author of Children of Time

    Tales of the Black Feather Three and their exploits abound far and wide, and Wydrin of Crosshaven, Lord Aaron Frith and Sir Sebastian have become sell swords in demand. Having foiled powerful mages and evil magic, they now face a challenge unlike any before - in the form of Wydrin's mother.

    Devinia the Red, notorious pirate and captain of the Poison Chalice, is intent on finding the fabled treasure hidden within the jungles of the cursed island of Euriale. She needs the skills of her daughter Wydrin and her companions to get there, and our heroes cannot resist the lure of coin and adventure. But no explorer has returned from the heart of the island, and it's not long before the Three find themselves in the clutches of peril. Deep within the island of the gods, there are remnants of forces best left undisturbed...


    'Expect dead gods, mad magic, piracy on the high seas, peculiar turns and pure fantasy fun' Starburst magazine

    An enthralling adventure of pirates, dragons, gods - and the Black Feather Three. 9/10A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasyIf only all fantasy was as addictive as this... Highly recommendedThe Copper Promise is dark, often bloody, frequently frightening, but there's also bucket loads of camaraderie, sarcasm, and an unashamed love of fantasy and the fantasticA cracking bookWhat an utterly outstanding and thrilling ride this has beenI've loved every minute of this story, and it's one I'm going to fiercely miss now that it's overA fresh take on classic tropes, this debut novel of dragons, lost magic and dungeon adventure is 21st century fantasy at its bestSwords and sorcery at its most ingenious and entertainingThe Copper Promise is near-perfect fantasy-adventure fun and a breath of fresh air . . . Read it and remind yourself what made you fall in love with fantasyThe Silver Tide does not fail to take us on a non-stop rideA gripping, fast-paced adventure that's a must-readA fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasyThe Copper Promise is dark, often bloody, frequently frightening, but there's also bucket loads of camaraderie, sarcasm, and an unashamed love of fantasy and the fantasticA fresh take on classic tropes, this debut novel of dragons, lost magic and dungeon adventure is 21st century fantasy at its bestThe Copper Promise is near-perfect fantasy-adventure fun and a breath of fresh air . . . Read it and remind yourself what made you fall in love with fantasyA gripping, fast-paced adventure that's a must-readAn enthralling adventure of pirates, dragons, gods - and the Black Feather Three. 9/10If only all fantasy was as addictive as this... Highly recommendedA cracking bookWhat an utterly outstanding and thrilling ride this has beenSwords and sorcery at its most ingenious and entertainingThe Silver Tide does not fail to take us on a non-stop rideI've loved every minute of this story, and it's one I'm going to fiercely miss now that it's overThe daring adventurers of THE COPPER PROMISE and THE IRON GHOST are challenged with a new quest in Jen Williams' latest thrilling fantasy epicTHE COPPER PROMISE series is high-fantasy quest reinvented for the next generation, with vivid, fully realised characters that really make it stand out from the crowdFans of epic fantasy by the likes of Robin Hobb, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Joe Abercrombie will love Jen Williams' energetic brand of fantasy adventureJen Williams is a hugely talented young female fantasy author who is building a real name for herself within the genre. She runs the monthly Super Relaxed Fantasy Club together with fellow author Den Patrick, and has over 3,500 followers on TwitterThe first two novels in THE COPPER PROMISE series have received phenomenal acclaim to date and Jen Williams has appeared in the Independent and the Guardian lists of new female fantasy authors to watch
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    After Alice

    By Gregory Maguire

    After Alice by Gregory Maguire, the bestselling author of WICKED, is a wonderful retelling of what happened next after Alice disappeared down the rabbit hole. An entertaining spin on Lewis Caroll's classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, this novel will delight fans of Angela Carter.

    When Alice fell down the rabbit-hole, she found Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But how did Victorian Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

    Gregory Maguire turns his imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings -and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll's enduring tale. Ada, a friend mentioned briefly in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, sets out to visit Alice but, arriving a moment too late, tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

    Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and bring her safely home from this surreal world below the world. The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts interrupt their mad tea party to suggest a conundrum: if Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or if Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life.

    Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.

    Thoughtful and disconcertingly memorable... This is a feast for the mind, and readers will ruminate on it long after turning the last pageMaguire effortlessly leaps between the absurd illusions of Wonderland and the building suspense of the search for the children in antique Oxford... [He] closes in on some big, haunting ideas himself, about the loss of loved ones and religious faith, about cultural and romantic subjugations, and about the evolutionary value of imagination... [A] harvest of delightfully stated observations, [confronting] weighty themes with a light touch and exquisite, lovely language. [Maguire's] playful vocabulary may be ­Carroll-esque, but his keen wit is closer to Monty Python, with a fine, unforced sense of play... his erudition is a joy, his sense of fun infectiousA refreshing look at such a well-known and loved classicWhat happened to those left behind when Alice went to Wonderland?

    Gregory Maguire is a bestselling author who has earned rave reviews and a dedicated following for Wicked, the first novel in the Wicked Years quartet (which also included Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men and Out of Oz), that was made into an award-winning musical. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Tufts University, and has taught at Simmons College and other Boston area colleges. He has also served as an artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Hambridge Center. Gregory has lived in Dublin and London, but now makes his home near Boston, Massachusetts, with his partner, their two sons and daughter.

    Driven by strong word of mouth and the huge success of Wicked: The Musical, Gregory Maguire's adult novels have netted nearly eight million copies worldwide in all editions combinedWICKED, SON OF A WITCH and A LION AMONG MEN have all been New York Times bestsellersCritics have called Gregory Maguire's novels 'bewitching', 'remarkable', 'extraordinary', 'engrossing', 'amazing', and 'delicious'
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    Heart and Home

    By Lyn Andrews

    HEART AND HOME is a poignant saga of shop girls in 1930s Liverpool from Lyn Andrews, the Sunday Times bestselling author of FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE and THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET. Not to be missed by readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn.

    Cathie Kinrade is all too used to hardship. Growing up on the Isle of Man in the 1930s, she sees her da set sail daily on dangerous seas while her mam struggles to put food on the table. Cathie has little hope for her own future, until a chance encounter changes her fortunes for ever.

    Fiercely determined, Cathie leaves for Liverpool, a bustling modern city full of possibility. With a lively job as a shop girl in a grand department store, and a firm friend in kind-hearted Julia, Cathie has found her niche. But the discovery of an explosive secret could put everything at risk. And when love comes calling, Cathie's new friends fear that she may be set to trust the wrong man with her heart...

    Praise for Lyn Andrews: 'An outstanding storyteller'A vivid portrayal of life'A compelling read'The Catherine Cookson of LiverpoolGutsy...a vivid picture of a hard-up, hard-working community...will keep the pages turningAs a shop girl in a big department store in 1930s Liverpool, Cathie enjoys every day with her many friends and customers. Love beckons too - but have her sweet face and warm personality attracted a cad? From the bestselling author of THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET and FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE.

    Lyn Andrews was born in Liverpool in 1944; her father Joseph was killed on D-Day just nine months later. Lyn was brought up in Liverpool and became a secretary before she married and gave birth to triplets. Once the children had gone to school Lyn began writing, and her first novel was quickly accepted for publication. She has since written over thirty books, many of them Sunday Times bestsellers.

    Lyn lives on the Isle of Man, but spends many weeks of the year back on Merseyside, seeing her children and grandchildren.

    www.lynandrewsbooks.co.uk
    www.facebook.com/LynAndrewsBooks
    Twitter: @LynSagaAuthor

    Lyn Andrews' compelling novels regularly appear on the Sunday Times bestseller list, most recently FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE. THE HOUSE ON LONELY STREET went to No. 1.With total sales of 2.3 million (source: BookScan) to her name, Lyn Andrews is one of the UK's favourite saga authorsLyn Andrews is regularly active on social media and her website www.lynandrewsbooks.co.uk. Her regular posts on Facebook are very popular with her many fans
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    The Peacock's Cry (Hugh Corbett Novella)

    By Paul Doherty

    With Ranulf's life at stake, can Sir Hugh hope to save him?

    An exclusive digital novella featuring Sir Hugh Corbett, the medieval sleuth of acclaimed historian Paul Doherty's most popular series. Includes an exclusive extract from the eighteenth Corbett novel Dark Serpent. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Ellis Peters

    It is 1311 and England seethes with unrest. Sir Hugh Corbett, former keeper of the Secret Seal, has been absent from royal service for over six years. Content to live a life more relaxed with his wife and children in the country Corbett has enjoyed his time away from the machinations of court and the secrets men will kill to keep.
    But a visit from his new King, Edward II, brings about change. His former protégé, Ranulf Atte-Newgate, now Senior Clerk in the Chancery, has been implicated in the death of a young novice, and Edward has made it clear that Corbett must resume his post and solve the case if Ranulf is not to hang for the murder...
    Corbett knows that resuming his post will bring him to the fore of Edward's political machinations but with Ranulf's life at stake, does Corbett have any choice but to accept the Seal once more?

    What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:
    'Doherty manages to build in plot twists and misdirection and the whole thing moves at a tremendous pace to the final conclusion'
    'A magical author'
    'Master storytelling from one of the best authors'

    Praise for Paul Doherty: The maestro of medieval mystery... As with all Doherty's historical whodunnits, it is packed with salty dialogue, the smells and superstitions of the 14th century, not to mention the political intriguesDoherty's deep understanding of the period and the nitty-gritty of historical detail are to the fore without intruding on the rhythm of the plot. Superb entertainmentPaul Doherty has come up trumps again with this medieval mysteryA masterpiece of murder and mysteryThe best of its kind since the death of Ellis PetersMedieval London comes vividly to lifePaul Doherty has a lively sense of history... evocative and lyrical descriptionsVitality in the cityscape... angst in the mystery; it's Peters minus the herbs but plus a few crates of sackAs always the author invokes the medieval period in all its muck as well as glory, filling the pages with pungent smells and description. The author brings years of research to his writing; his mastery of the period as well as a disciplined writing schedule have led to a rapidly increasing body of work and a growing reputationFor those who are keen enthusiasts of medieval murder stories the name Paul Doherty will need no introduction... He writes with enthusiasm about an era he knows wellPaul Doherty's novella The Peacock's Cry is a bite-size mystery, featuring the much-loved characters of Sir Hugh Corbett and his protégé Ranulf.Paul Doherty has written, and had published, over one hundred novelsPaul Doherty is the highly successful author of several historical mystery series including the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, the Ancient Egyptian series and a new series involving the Templar orderPaul Doherty's novels are translated into many languages, including Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian and RussianPraise for Paul Doherty's other novels: 'I really like these medieval whodunnits' Bookseller; 'A romping good read' Time Out; 'Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining' CADS 20; 'This rich tale ... seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller' Huddersfield Daily Examiner; 'A rich, complex tale of murder in this gripping ancient Egyptian mystery' Publishers WeeklyPLR figures estimate more than half a million borrowings of Paul Doherty's novels every year