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    9781529103496 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 5 x 7.8 x 0.6 in | 0.41 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Ebury Press
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      The cult guide to UK prisons by Carl Cattermole – now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside.

      Blood – but not as much as you might imagine
      Sweat – and the prisons no longer provide soap
      Tears – because prison has created a mental health crisis
      Humanity – and how to stop the institution destroying it

      Featuring contributors Sarah Jake Baker, Jon Gulliver, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski and Lisa Selby.

      ‘Essential reading’
      Will Self

      ‘We’re in the justice dark ages and Cattermole’s great book switches on the lights’
      Dr Theo Kindynis, Lecturer in Criminology Goldsmiths, University of London

      ‘It has the potential to change a lot of people’s lives for the better’
      Daniel Godden, Partner at Berkeley Square Solicitors’

      Carl Cattermole is a an award winning journalist, activist and author of the cult guide to UK prisons, now published by Penguin.
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    The Yellow Jersey Peter Cossins
    9781787290389 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $53.95 CAD 6.7 x 9.5 x 1.36 in | 1.92 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:8 Yellow Jersey Press
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      Discover this 100-year anniversary celebration of the hardest-earned and most sacred prize in sport, the Tour de France's Yellow Jersey.

      The perfect Christmas gift for cycling fans.

      In 2019, the cycling world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of sport's most iconic and distinguished prize: the Yellow Jersey. Beautifully produced and packed full of interviews with riders such as Chris Froome, Thomas Voeckler and the oldest living wearer of the Yellow Jersey at 94, Antonin Rolland, The Yellow Jersey is a fitting celebration of the 'maillot jaune'.

      In 1919 the leading rider was first instructed to wear the Yellow Jersey, following a campaign from fans and journalists who were struggling to identify the winning rider. 100 years on, the jersey has passed into almost sacred status. You'll never see an amateur rider wearing yellow - it is reserved purely for those who have sacrificed themselves in the world's greatest race.

      Cossins will take the reader on a journey to the origins of the jersey and its early winners. He'll explore the effect of wearing yellow as a motivator and occasionally as a curse. Beautifully produced with original photography, The Yellow Jersey is an exquisite tribute to the greatest trophy in sport.

      'Without doubt the most beautiful book to land on our desk this year... we can't recommend this book enough' Cycling Weekly

      First drawn into the sport while a student in Spain in the mid-1980s, Peter Cossins has been writing about cycling since 1993, contributing principally to Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport and Procycling.

      The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb.

      For Yellow Jersey Press he has written the definitive account of the first ever Tour de France, Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep the also the enlightening book on cycling tactics, Full Gas.

      He lives in the Ariège in the heart of the French Pyrenees.

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    What Alice Knew Ta Cotterell
    9781784162399 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $16.99 CAD 5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in | 0.59 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Black Swan
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      Intriguing …an impressive debut
      Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

      ’It made me look at marriage in a different light
      Jane Corry, author of My Husband’s Wife

      ’T. A. Cotterell masterfully conjures up the suffocating atmosphere that envelopes the couple as they navigate the mental trauma of maintaining a complex web of lies…An intriguing, well-constructed and dramatic debut

      How far would you go to keep a secret?

      Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

      Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

      Sometimes it’s better not to know.

      An FT ’ Reader Pick’ Books for Summer Reading.

      T. A. Cotterell read History of Art at Cambridge University. He was a freelance writer and now writes and edits for the research house Redburn. He is married with three children and lives in Bristol.
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    Dog Personalities Dog Personalities
    9780593080382 Hardcover HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 5.01 x 6.35 x 0.58 in | 0.55 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Bantam Press
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      We all know that dogs have personalities as colourful and unique as any human. They can be confident and dominant – born leaders – or shy and timid. They can be obedient, laid back, cheeky or stubborn. They can be prima donnas, stroppy so-and-sos or lazy sods – just like us.

      With so many characters you’ll recognise, and based on the Instagram account with hundreds of thousands of followers, Dog Personalities reveals ours canine counterparts, all with imaginative backstories and photographs guaranteed to make you smile.

      Dog Personalities is the Instagram and Twitter sensation that has been finding human qualities in our canine pales since late 2016. Having amassed a huge following online, they set their sights on uncovering brand new photographs of hilarious pups to publish in a book for the very first time.
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    They Walk Among Us New true crime cases from the No.1 podcast Benjamin Fitton, Rosanna Fitton
    9780753553428 Paperback TRUE CRIME / Murder On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $27.99 CAD 5.3 x 8.5 x 1 in | 0.71 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Virgin Books
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      A Chilling Casebook of Horrifying Hometown Crimes

      How well do you really know your friends?

      Neighbours, friends, doctors and colleagues. We see them every day. We trust them implicitly. But what about the British army sergeant who sabotaged his wife’s parachute? Or the lodger who took his landlady on a picnic from which she never returned? From dentists to PAs, these normal-seeming people were quietly wrecking lives, and nobody suspected a thing.

      In this first book from the addictive award-winning podcast They Walk Among Us, Benjamin and Rosanna serve up small-town stories in gripping detail. They’ve hooked millions of listeners with their intricate and disturbing cases, and now they dig into ten more tales, to provide an unforgettably sinister true-crime experience, scarily close to home.

      It could happen to you.
      Benjamin and Rosanna Fitton are the husband and wife team behind the number one hit podcast They Walk Among Us. The podcast started in September 2016, focusing on crime in the UK. Delving into the crimes that are close to home, the criminal that sleeps beside you, lives next door, or delivers your newspaper. The podcast has won two British podcast awards for best true crime podcast and a Lovie Award for best entertainment podcast.

      Benjamin and Rosanna live together with their five cats in Northamptonshire.
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    JapanEmoji! How to live Japanese in 100 Modern Icons Ed Griffiths
    9781785039898 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $21.99 CAD 5.8 x 7.75 x 0.62 in | 0.69 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Pop Press
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      How to live Japanese delivered through 100 familiar modern icons - humble emojis.

      These Japanese inventions, used around the world by billions, are simple, playful gateways into the essential elements of Japanese living.

      Cherry blossom, autumn leaves, love hotel, manner mode, kimono, lantern, the star festival, moon viewing, mount fuji, bullet train, the tokyo tower, noh theater, anime, hanafuda, panda, snow monkey, chopsticks, ramen, sushi, bento, sake and green tea - they are all on your phone and explained inside this book…

      Covers: weather and seasons, getting around, attire, relationships, etiquette, traditions, festivities, national icons, sports, leisure, fauna, eating and drinking.
      Ed Griffiths worked in publishing in London for ten years before leaving in 2014 to follow his dream to live in Tokyo, having fallen in love with Japan on his first visit in 2007. He completed a MA in Linguistics at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London in 2018. He is currently studying and working at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
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    Taverna Georgina Hayden
    9780224101646 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date:November 19, 2019
    $53.95 CAD 7.7 x 10 x 1.2 in | 2.54 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Square Peg
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      ’This spectacular book is filled with comforting, delicious recipes’ Jamie Oliver

      Start your spring with sun-kissed recipes from the heart of the Mediterranean.

      Greek Cypriot food is a melting pot of delicious flavours: simple Mediterranean salads; classic ingredients like feta, a squeeze of lemon and fresh oregano; cinnamon-infused stews; orange-blossom scented pastries.

      TAVERNA, takes the best of traditional Cypriot cooking and makes it relevant to modern home cooks. From simple vegan fast-day dishes to feasts for the family, there is something delicious for every mood and moment.

      These delicious recipes relive sun-kissed Mediterranean holidays and simple taverna-style meals.

      Taverna…brings a touch of Cypriot sunshine into your kitchen’ Good Housekeeping
      Georgina Hayden is a food writer and stylist from North London.

      Growing up above her grandparents’ Greek Cypriot taverna in Tufnell Park, she developed a love of cooking from the recipes passed down to her. As a teenager she ran a stall at a farmers’ market and worked in restaurants, before studying Fine Art at university. Her passion for food landed her a job as a food writer and stylist on various food magazines, until she joined Jamie Oliver’s food team where she worked for twelve years. She now writes, develops and styles for magazine, books, television and campaigns. She also writes an online family food blog:

      Georgina’s work is inspired by her family, her heritage and her love of travel. There is nothing she treasures more than cooking with her mum and her yiayia (grandmother). She documents her food adventures on her two instagram accounts @georgiepuddingnpie and @peaandthepod. Her first book, Stirring Slowly, was published in 2016, and Taverna is her second.
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    9781529105995 Paperback FICTION / Sagas On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $16.99 CAD 4.98 x 7.9 x 0.8 in | 0.5 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Ebury Press
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      Will her courage be enough to protect her family?

      Eleanor Saint spends as much time as she can helping in the community of her small mining town, even though her snobbish grandmother disapproves of her visiting the poor. When she comes of age, Eleanor is married to Frances Tait, a missionary, and she is delighted to have a husband who shares her passion for helping others.

      It is not long before Eleanor starts a family of her own. But when Mr Tait’s work takes their family far from home, her children face dangers that Eleanor could never have imagined. She will need to put her family first, before everything else, if she wants to protect them…

      A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner’s Daughter
      Maggie Hope was born in County Durham, during the Depression of the 1930s. She is the daughter of a coal miner and knows first-hand the hardships suffered by miners and their families during that time.

      Along with her three sisters, she was raised in a ‘two-up-two-down’ miner’s cottage with no inside toilet. Growing up, Maggie never dreamed she could earn a living from her writing. Instead she left school at sixteen and became a nurse, collecting stories from colleagues who had served during the war.

      Maggie gave up nursing when she married her husband and started a family. It wasn’t until she was in her 50s though that she finally began her writing career. She is now the Sunday Times bestselling author of fifteen novels.
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    Sunday's Child Serena Katt
    9781787331020 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $35.99 CAD 6.95 x 9.73 x 0.87 in | 1.55 lb | 176 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Jonathan Cape
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      Serena Katt’s grandfather, whom she knew as Opa, was a ‘Sunday’s Child’, one of the lucky ones for whom everything always went right. Opa left a brief account of his childhood and teenage years, but it is opaque, a story of prizes won and boyish adventures. In Sunday’s Child, Serena Katt interrogates Opa’s version of his life. Was it really so innocent? Did he really not know what the Nazis were doing? He joined the Hitler Youth at the age of ten, swearing an oath of loyalty to the Fuhrer. From then on the games he played were actually military training, designed to produce a ‘new German youth … violent, domineering, unafraid, cruel … which the world will fear’. At seventeen, in the final desperate days of the war, he is called up but his luck holds. He is sent home and thus survives the war.

      Sunday’s Child marks the debut of a remarkable graphic novelist. Serena Katt’s book is powerful, eloquent and moving, and her drawing is superb.

      Serena Katt did an MA at the Royal College of Art, where she began this book, winning many awards for her work.
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    9781787537224 CD-Audio FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $74.95 CAD 5.4 x 5.5 x 1 in | 0.6 lb Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y BBC Books
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      Dramatisations and readings of DH Lawrence’s four best-known novels, as heard on BBC Radio 4

      Crowned ‘the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’ by EM Forster, DH Lawrence has an undisputed place in England’s canon of great authors. This collection brings together dramatisations and readings of his four most famous novels, exploring themes such as sexual desire, the complexity of human relationships, individual freedom and social change.

      Sons and Lovers
      Conflicts grow for Nottinghamshire mining family Gertrude and Walter Morel and their sons in this powerful full-cast dramatisation starring Benedict Sandiford and Elizabeth Estensen.

      The Rainbow
      This abridged version of Lawrence’s classic explores the lives and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family at Marsh Farm. Read by David Bradley.

      Women in Love
      In this dramatisation of Lawrence’s passionate novel – the sequel to The Rainbow – sisters Ursula and Gudrun attract the attention of two very different gentlemen – with very different responses to love. Starring Clare Holman, Stella Gonet, Douglas Hodge and Nicholas Farrell.

      Lady Chatterley’s Lover
      An emotionally frustrated aristocrat embarks on an adulterous affair with her gamekeeper in this abridged reading by Ian Hogg.

      D. H. Lawrence, whose fiction has had a profound influence on twentieth-century literature, was born on September 11, 1885, in a mining village in Nottinghamshire, England. His father was an illiterate coal miner, his mother a genteel schoolteacher determined to lift her children out of the working class. His parents’ unhappy marriage and his mother’s strong emotional claims on her son later became the basis for Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers (1913), one of the most important autobiographical novels of this century.   In 1915, his masterpiece, The Rainbow, which like it’s companion novel Women In Love (1920) dealt frankly with sex, was suppressed as indecent a month after its publication. Aaron’s Road (1922); Kangaroo (1923), set in Australia; and The Plumed Serpent (1926), set in Mexico, were all written during Lawrence’s travels in search of political and emotional refuge and healthful climate. In 1928, already desperately ill, Lawrence wrote Lady Chatterly’s Lover. Banned as pornographic, the unexpurgated edition was not allowed legal circulation in Britain until 1960. D. H. Lawrence called his life, marked by struggle, frustration, and despair “a savage enough pilgrimage.” He died on March 2, 1930, at the age of 44, in Vence, France.
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