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    Sixty Ian Brown Canada
    9780307362841 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: September 29, 2015
    $29.95 CAD 5.6 x 8.3 x 1 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Canada
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      Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction as well as a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, Sixty is a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was...sixty. By the author of the multiple award-winning The Boy in the Moon.
          
      Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, "It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago."
           Ian began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Ian explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. "What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucien Freud do after they turned sixty?" And most importantly, "How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?"
           With formidable candour, he tries to answer this question: "Does aging and elderliness deserve to be dreaded--and how much of that dread can be held at bay by a reasonable human being?" For that matter, for a man of sixty, what even constitutes reasonableness?
      Bio
      IAN BROWN is an author and a feature writer for the Globe and Mail whose work has won many National Magazine and National Newspaper awards. His most recent book, The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for His Disabled Son, was a national bestseller and a New York Times and Globe and Mail Best Book. It was also the winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Trillium Book Award. His previous books includeFreewheeling, which won the National Business Book Award, and the provocative examination of modern masculinity, Man Overboard. He lives in Toronto.
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      9780307362841SixtyIan Brown HardcoverSep 29, 2015$29.95Knopf Random Vintage Canada
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      Awards
      Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Non-Fiction Prize 2016, Short-listed
      RBC Taylor Prize 2016, Short-listed
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      NATIONAL BESTSELLER
      FINALIST for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction
      FINALIST for the
      RBC Taylor Prize

      Dark, funny, moving, compelling
      , Ian Brown’s Sixty is his intimate conversation with readers about life, love, regret, aging, and the inevitable changes time brings as he explores his own sixty-first year. Brown is that rare, brave writer who is willing—and able—not only to dig deeply and honestly into his own psyche, dreams, fears, and fantasies, but then to write about them in ways that are both intensely personal and also wisely universal.” —2016 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction jury Carolyn Abraham, Stephen Kimber, and Emily Urquhart.

      “[A] great, fat rosebush of a book that’s beautiful and pungent. . . . [B]rown is charming, thoughtful and edifying company. There’s loads to identify with in Sixty. More than that: There’s loads to flat-out adore. Mr. Brown’s reflections on friendship are soulful and worth committing to heart.” —Jennifer Senior, The New York Times

      “Brown manages to be both hilarious and serious, and I found his book impossible to put down. When I finished, I went right back to the beginning and started over. . . . [T]houghtful, heartfelt, and fearless. . . . Sixty is a lucid look at a particular kind of contemporary life. . . . [I]t’s evident long before you reach the end that Brown has worked arduously on his prose, crafting sentences and adjusting pace. His ultimate message—to pay attention, to keep our eyes open, to look at ‘what is coming down the road’—is vital.” —Quill and Quire (starred review)

      “Sixty may find [Brown’s] biggest audience yet; there are so many of us in the same creaky boat. Written with [Brown’s] trademark gutsy candour, and full of self-deprecating wit. . . . [E]difying . . . accessible. . . . One of the book’s many charms is its distinctly male point of view.” —Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything, The Globe and Mail

      “[W]ickedly honest and brutally funny.” —Global News

      “[F]unny, honest and profound.” —CBC

      “Brown applies his precise insights and self-deprecating humour to the universal anxiety about aging.” —Ottawa Citizen

      “Like everything Brown writes, there’s a smooth quality to the prose. The reader is carried along effortlessly on Brown’s thought waves, his regrets (he has wasted his life) and his follies (overspending yet dedicating himself entirely to underpaid journalism). Readers are granted a rare private tour of a very bright, introspective and sensitive man’s brain. It’s raw, it’s real and it’s scary as hell.”—Winnipeg Free Press

      “Brown’s diaries . . . are more than readable. They are, despite his doubts, a fascinating blend of astute observation, penetrating insight and self-deprecating good humour. . . . [W]ry and hilarious. . . . [Sixty] taps his own inner and outer lives and the reader is rewarded by Brown’s musings on the existential angst he believes sets in after sixty. . . . [A] unique blend of realism and bravado. . . . Brown’s book is crisp, candid and wonderfully written. No reader, of any age, should miss it.” —The Sarnia Observer

      “I would read anything Ian Brown writes. This is a particular pleasure: Humane, funny, dark, wry, and utterly engrossing.”—Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief

      “Finding out Ian Brown has turned sixty is like finding out my bad little brother has turned sixty: I’d expect him to have a disarming, slightly disreputable take on this least interesting of birthdays (long now in my rearview mirror). And with Sixty, I’m certainly not disappointed. Ever the witty, ever the mischievous, observant and likable, Ian Brown has written a book that other sixty-year-olds can keep on their breakfast table, to dip into with their Ovaltine. It’s a splendid companion book to aging—a condition when ordinary companionship is, frankly, not always that agreeable.”—Richard Ford

      “I’ve been reading Ian Brown since before I needed reading glasses. He’s wise—poetic even—and willing to be unabashedly petty, which is what makes this book so funny and almost too true.”
      Sarah Vowell, New York Times–bestselling author of seven books, most recently Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

      “Ian Brown is so wise and insightful and funny about the indignities of turning sixty that he makes those of us who haven’t yet reached that harrowing birthday believe that maybe it won’t be so bad. Surely, once we get there, we’ll all be as wise and insightful and funny as Ian is. We won’t, of course: This book, like its author, is one of a kind. A wonderful, inspiring, occasionally cringe-inducing chronicle of a very human year.”—Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why
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    Notes From the Sofa Raymond Briggs
    9781783521302 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: December 22, 2015
    $31.99 CAD 6.3 x 8.7 x 0.9 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Unbound
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      First book in ten years by the much-loved author of The Snowman, Father Christmas, and Ethel & Ernest.
           From the beloved and best-selling author of The Snowman comes his first book in ten years: a charming and beautifully illustrated work for adults. In Notes from the Sofa, Raymond Briggs traces the course of his life in a series of wonderfully observed vignettes that take him from the awkwardness and embarrassment of growing up to the vicissitudes and frustrations of growing old. 
           This collection features the best pieces from Briggs' regular column -- 'Notes from the Sofa' -- in The Oldie, Richard Ingrams' humorous monthly magazine. Amusing and touching by turn, these include his unwavering dedication to the arts and why he takes pleasure in being labelled a 'creative sociopath'; amusing anecdotes, such as how he became an accidental Winnie the Pooh tour guide to Japanese tourists; and general musings on life, including his confusion as a young child as to exactly where babies come from. 
           This is Briggs like you've never read him before, with a newfound freedom to write and draw about whatever he wants, without the restrictions of children's books and sometimes without the happy endings.
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      RAYMOND BRIGGS was born in London in 1934 and studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade School of Art, working first in advertising before moving into the wonderful world of children's book illustration. He is the beloved children's book author-illustrator of the hugely successful Father Christmas (1973), Father Christmas Goes on Holiday (1975), Fungus the Bogeyman (1977), The Snowman (1978), When the Wind Blows (1982), and The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman (1984). These books have been translated into many languages and adapted into films, plays and animated TV shows. His graphic novel Ethel & Ernest (1998) -- the story of how his father, a milkman, met his mother, a lady's maid, and the forty-one years they spent together -- is currently in production to be become a feature film.
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      9781783521302Notes From the SofaRaymond Briggs HardcoverDec 22, 2015$31.99Random House Canada UK Distribution
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    9781401260514 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.86 x 10.48 x 0.79 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 14 DC Comics
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      From producers of The Dark Knight Trilogy comes the groundbreaking interpretation of the Batman's transition from rookie superhero to the Dark Knight.  Six interlocking stories reveal Bruce Wayne's earliest adventures as Batman and the steps he took to become the grim avenger of Gotham City.  This globe-spanning journey pits Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow and two villains he's never faced before: the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman known as Deadshot.  Some of the world's most revered animation visionaries bring to life the one and only Dark Knight!

      Also included is the story that influenced the film, BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE VOL. 1. Collected in gritty black and white, these two-toned adventures of the Dark Knight are written and drawn by some of the most influential creators ever in the comics industry! In a world of black and white, there's only true Batman!

      This set also includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      9781401260514Batman: Black & White Vol. 1 Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    9781401260507 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.86 x 10.48 x 0.79 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 16 DC Comics
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      When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice...but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon moves to Gotham and finds corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city explodes as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in! Don't miss this thrilling DC Universe Animated Original Movie, BATMAN: YEAR ONE, based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and featuring two-time Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Katee Sackhoff, Eliza Dushku and Alex Rocco in its stellar voice cast. Experience a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight's first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Jim Gordon.

      Also included here is the genre-defining BATMAN: YEAR ONE graphic novel, written by Frank Miller, the creator of 300 & Sin City. This epic adventure brings a rookie Batman back to city he grew up in, where it'll take a tenuous partnership with GCPD Lt. James Gordon to reclaim Gotham City from the corrupt.

      This set also includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s and rose to fame while first drawing, and then writing, Daredevil for Marvel Comics. He was also the creative force behind BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, BATMAN: YEAR ONE and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN. His many works have not only redefined classic characters, but also, on a few occasions, revitalized the comics industry. His multi-award-winning graphic novel 300 was brought to full-blooded life in the 2007 motion picture of the same name, and in 2008 he directed the feature film Will Eisner's The Spirit. His creator-owned crime saga Sin City first hit the page in 1991, and then the silver screen in 2005, with Miller on board as co-director with Robert Rodriguez. The two returned to direct the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, released in 2014 and featuring two new stories by Miller. In 2015, Miller's returned to his best-selling series with the highly anticipated DARK KNIGHT III: MASTER RACE.
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      9781401260507Batman: Year One Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)Frank Miller HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    9781401260545 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.86 x 10.48 x 0.63 in | 168 pages Carton Quantity: 16 DC Comics
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      A thrilling, epic tale inspired by the best selling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics' The Death of Superman.  When the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles.  After the Man of Steel gives his life to save Metropolis and defeat Doomsday, the city he preserved and the ones he loved most mourn their fallen hero and friend.  But a world without Superman proves to be short-lived when the Man of Steel returns -- or does he? This DC Universe original movie brings the classic story to life in SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY!

      Also included in this collector's edition package is the SUPERMAN: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN graphic novel, the seminal bestselling tale that chronicles the death of the Man of Steel. Written and drawn by the legendary Dan Jurgens, THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN made international headlines and shaped the Last Son of Krypton's comic universe for years to come!

      This set includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist most famous for creating Booster Gold as well as for being one of the main forces behind "The Death of Superman." He has written and/or illustrated titles such as JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA, Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man, Thor, TEEN TITANS, AQUAMAN, DC's Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as ZERO HOUR.
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      9781401260545Death of Superman Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)Dan Jurgens HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    9781401260521 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.88 x 10.49 x 0.6 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 15 Canadian Rights: Y DC Comics
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      In a parallel universe, Lex Luthor is the greatest hero on the planet. And the world's gravest threats? A group of superhumans known as the Crime Syndicate--twisted mirror images of the Justice League! Luthor must trust Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash in order to defeat them--with the fate of two universes on the line! Worlds collide in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS!

      Also included in this package is the graphic novel that inspired the film, JLA: EARTH 2! This classic alternate reality tale features the Justice League taking on their arch-foes the Crime Syndicate, beautifully rendered by the Eisner Award-winning team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

      This set includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning with his legendary runs on the revolutionary titles ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written numerous best-sellers -- including JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men -- as well as the critically acclaimed creator-owned series THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN, INC., and he is currently reinventing the Man of Steel in the all-new ACTION COMICS.

      In his secret identity, Morrison is a "counterculture" spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. He divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Scotland.
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      9781401260521JLA: Earth 2 Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)Grant Morrison HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    9781401260538 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.84 x 10.48 x 0.67 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 16 DC Comics
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      In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, the Dark Knight must team with a group of strangers--Superman,Wonder Woman, Shazam, Cyborg and Green Lantern--to stop a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own. But will this group of the most powerful beings on Earth be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world from an impending alien invasion? Or will they destroy each other first? See the beginnings of the World's Greatest Superheroes here in JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR!

      Also included is the influence behind the film, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN! In one of the most game-changing titles in comic industry history, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe for the 21st century.

      This set includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics' biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Smallville and Robot Chicken.
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      9781401260538Justice League Vol. 1: Origin Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)Geoff Johns HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    9781401260552 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: August 11, 2015
    $30.99 CAD 6.87 x 10.48 x 0.66 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 16 DC Comics
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      On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength - Princess Diana, also known as Wonder Woman. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge: a world war that will not only last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world - by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman! The Amazon's epic adventure is here in WONDER WOMAN: GODS & MORTALS!

      Also included here is the tale that influenced the film, WONDER WOMAN: GODS & MORTALS! Before she has a chance to fully assimilate into her new home, Wonder Woman must battle the chaos of the Greek god Ares, as he plans to bring upon World War III!

      This set includes digital downloads for both the graphic novel and the movie!
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      George Pérez started drawing at the age of five and hasn't stopped since. Born on June 9, 1954, Pérez started his professional comics career as an assistant to Rich Buckler in 1973. After establishing himself as a penciller at Marvel Comics, Pérez first came to DC in 1980, where his highly detailed art style was seen in such titles as JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN. After co-creating THE NEW TEEN TITANS with Marv Wolfman in 1980, Pérez and Wolfman collaborated again on the landmark miniseries CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. In the midst of the post-crisis revamps, Pérez revitalized WONDER WOMAN and as the series' writer and artist, he not only reestablished Wonder Woman as one of DC's preeminent characters, but also brought in some of the best sales the title has ever experienced.
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      9781401260552Wonder Woman: Gods & Mortals Book & DVD Set (Canadian Edition)George Perez HardcoverAug 11, 2015$30.99DC Comics
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    Gorsky Vesna Goldsworthy
    9781784700706 Paperback FICTION / Satire On Sale Date: November 24, 2015
    $16.99 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.7 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 80 Vintage Books
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      It was a piece of business that comes along once in a lifetime. If you are lucky.

      A captivating tale of big money, Russian beauty and good books.

           **Book at Bedtime on Radio 4** 

         • "Written with such narrative elegance that you're led irrestistibly on, as with some exquisite dish, from one perfect melting mouthful to the next." --Michael Frayn

      London dances to the tune of Gorsky's billions. The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Gorsky has been led to the city by his love for Natalia, whom he first knew in Russia. That she is now married to an Englishman is an inconvenient detail.
           Gorsky desires and gets the best of everything. His mansion by the Thames is set to make Buckingham Palace look like an ungainly box by a roundabout. At its heart will be a grand library, denoting taste and breeding. Now he just needs the books. When Gorsky's armour-plated car halts in front of a down-at-heel bookshop, the startled young man behind the till receives the commission of a lifetime. The bookseller suddenly gains privileged access to the wealthy and the beautiful; a world filled with delectable books but fraught with danger.
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      VESNA GOLDSWORTHY was born in Belgrade in 1961 and has lived in London since 1986. She writes in English, her third language. She has authored three widely translated books: a memoir, Chernobyl Strawberries; Inventing Ruritania, on the shaping of cultural perceptions of the Balkans; and the Crashaw Prize-winning poetry collection, The Angel of Salonika. Gorsky is her first novel.

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      9781784700706GorskyVesna Goldsworthy PaperbackNov 24, 2015$16.99Random House Canada UK Distribution
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         • "It's surprising there haven't been more novels drawing on London's fascination with Russian oligarchs. But how to write about them without it all seeming a bit Jackie Collins? Vesna Goldsworthy has hit on the perfect solution with her witty novel Gorsky." --Viv Groskop, Spectator
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    The Story of a Nutcracker Alexandre Dumas, Sarah Ardizzone
    9780099596042 Hardcover FICTION / Classics On Sale Date: December 15, 2015
    $31.99 CAD 6.26 x 9.47 x 0.9 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Vintage Classics
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      Be transported to another world this Christmas with this new version of Alexandre Dumas's well-loved tale of a toy that comes to life.
           The nutcracker doll that mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer gives to little Marie for Christmas is no ordinary toy. On Christmas Eve, at the clocks strike midnight, Marie watches as the Nutcracker and her entire cabinet of playthings come to life and boldly do battle against the malevolent Mouse King and his armies.
           But this is only the start: read on for a tale of enchantment and transformation, enter a world by turns fantastical and sinister, a kindom of dolls and spun-sugar palaces, and learn the true history of the brave little Nutcracker.
           Adapted from a dark fairy-tale by ETA Hoffmann, Alexandre Dumas' romance of childhood imagination inspired Tschaikovsky's world-famous ballet. Brilliantly adapted by translator Sarah Ardrizzone and illuminated by Kitty Arden, this is the perfect Christmas gift for readers of all ages.
      Bio
      ALEXANDRE DUMAS was a French playwright, historian and prolific novelist, penning a string of successful books including The Three Musketeers (1844),The Count of Monte Cristo (1845), and Twenty Years After (1845). His novels have been translated into a hundred different languages and inspired over two hundred films. In his day Dumas was as famous for his financial irresponsibility and flamboyant lifestyle as for his writing. Dumas died in 1870.

      KITTY ARDEN is the illustrator & designer for Prestat chocolates -- now stocked in Waterstones (as well as Libertys, John Lewis etc). Prestat are award-winning chocolatiers, by royal appointment
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      9780099596042The Story of a NutcrackerAlexandre Dumas HardcoverDec 15, 2015$31.99Random House Canada UK Distribution
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