Random House Canada UK Distribution Spring 2016

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    Pathlands 21 Tranquil Walks Among the Villages of Britain Hardcover Peter Owen Jones 9781846044434 $27.99 NATURE Dec 22, 2015
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    War and Peace Paperback Leo Tolstoy 9781849908467 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    New BBC TV tie-in edition of the original masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy, with an introduction by Andrew Davies.The eagerly awaited BBC TV adaptation of Tolstoy’s enthralling epic War and Peace is due to appear on our screens. This is the official tie-in edition with an exclusive introduction written by Andrew Davies.Tolstoy’s beguiling masterpiece entwines love, death and determinism with Russia’s war with Napoleon and its effects on those swept up by the terror it brings. The lives of Pierre, Prince Andrei and Natasha are changed forever as confl... + Read More
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    The Devil's Star A Harry Hole 5 Paperback Jo Nesbo 9781784702298 $16.99 FICTION Apr 26, 2016
    Detective Harry Hole: An angry and off-the-rails detective who wants to play the game by his own rules.FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SNOWMAN—OVER 9 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDETHE MARK OF THE DEVIL, THE SIGN OF A KILLER…A young woman is murdered in her flat and a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star is found behind her eyelid. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, alongside his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on his final warning and has little alternative but to drag himse... + Read More
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    A-Z of Hell Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World Hardcover Ross Kemp 9781780891910 $24.95 TRUE CRIME Feb 23, 2016
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    Tortured Abused and Neglected by Britain's Most Sadistic Mum. This is my Story of Survival. Paperback Victoria Spry 9780091960353 $14.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 23, 2016
    The truth about one of Britain’s most sadistic mothers by the daughter who survived her reign of terror.As a child, Victoria Spry was brutally beaten, neglected and starved by the woman she called Mummy.To the outside world Eunice Spry was a devoted parent, but behind closed doors she was an evil tyrant. Instead of protecting, loving and caring for Victoria, she forced bleach and urine down her throat, knocked out her teeth, tied her up naked and made her live in squalor. It took eighteen years of heartache and despair before she found the cour... + Read More
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    You Can't Run The Terrifying True Story of a Young Woman Trapped in a Violent Relationship Paperback Mandy Thomas 9781785030185 $14.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 25, 2016
    The memoir of Mandy Thomas, the survivor of one of the most vicious domestic violence cases the UK has ever seen.Mandy Thomas was just 16 when she met her ex in a shopping centre in Birmingham. Naive and blown away by the attention he paid her, Mandy was soon under his spell. And then her nightmare began.Mandy found herself part of a cruel and violent relationship she couldn’t excape. Threatened with the murder of her children, she put up with years of vicious beatings and brutal rapes in order to protect them, until one day her ex went too far... + Read More
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    Innocent A Murdered Son. A grieving mother. The fight to clear her name. Paperback Sarah Rose 9780091960407 $14.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 23, 2016
    A mother’s fight to clear her name and seek justice for her murdered son.’I couldn’t grieve for him. I couldn’t speak to any of my family. It was like I’d been found guilty before I could be proved innocent.’Losing a child is any mother’s worst nightmare, but how do you grieve when you’re being blamed for his death?When Sarah Rose discovered her 15-month-old son Kamran had been brutally murdered, she was immediately put under arrest. The days she spent in jail were terrifying and harrowing, but it was when she heard the results of the post-mort... + Read More
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    Boy: A Memoir One Child's Fight to Survive in the Brutal British Care System Paperback Nigel Cooper 9781785030789 $14.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 23, 2016
    The deeply moving story of one child’s courage to survive in care in 1970s Britain.“My parents had to try for eighteen months to conceive me, but my father was adamant he wanted one last child. After eighteen months of trying, my mother eventually conceived and nine months later I was born. My birth was a difficult one. It was like I was never meant to be in this world.”Boy is Nigel Cooper’s memoir from the age of five to sixteen. It tells the shocking, brutal, disturbing, emotional story of his childhood spent in and out of various care homes ... + Read More
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    In a Dark, Dark Wood Paperback Ruth Ware 9780099598244 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Someone’s getting married. Someone’s getting murdered. The next big thing in crime fiction—we’ve had toxic marriages, this is about toxic friendships.In a dark, dark wood Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.There was a dark, dark houseUntil, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark roomBut something goes wrong. Very wrong.And in the dark, dark room…. So... + Read More
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    Sorted! The Good Psychopath's Guide to Bossing Your Life: How to Own Your Day-to-Day the Psychopath Way Paperback Andy McNab 9780552172004 $16.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 08, 2016
    An experiential guide on how to use your inner psychopath to get what you want out of life.Over thirty different examples of situations and ideas to show you how you can change your approach and change your life…Looking to nail an INTERVIEW?Want to make a better first impression on a DATE?Trying to make your MONEY go further?Bet you never thought being a bit more PSYCHOPATH could be the answer.Time to grab that bullsh*t by the horns!Dr. Kevin Dutton studies psychopaths and his latest subject is SAS hero Andy McNab. He’s a bit different, he’s a ... + Read More
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    Campari for Breakfast Paperback Sara Crowe 9780552779647 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    A hilariously quirky coming-of-age novel, for readers who loved Sarah Winman’s When God Was a Rabbit, Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette and Nina Stibbe’s Love, Nina.Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak…burnt toast. In 1987, Sue Bowl’s world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she’s lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful man-eater called Ivana. But Sue’s mother always told her to make the most of what she’s got—and what she’s got is a love of writi... + Read More
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    The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman Paperback Mamen Sanchez 9780857523242 $22.00 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
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    The Secret Train Robber The Real Great Train Robbery Mastermind Revealed Paperback Lee Sturley 9781785030130 $25.00 TRUE CRIME Feb 23, 2016
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    The Clown Service Paperback Guy Adams 9780091953157 $18.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Spooks meets The X-Files with a generous helping of Le Carré, and a dash of Stephen King.Toby Greene has been reassigned.The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green.The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy.The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism.The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth, a Soviet plan to create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead.
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    The Rain-Soaked Bride Paperback Guy Adams 9780091953171 $18.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Spooks meets The X-Files with a generous helping of Le Carré, and a dash of Stephen King.HOW DO YOU STOP AN ASSASSIN THAT CAN’T BE KILLED?Toby Greene is part of The Clown Service, a mostly forgotten branch of British Intelligence tasked with fighting paranormal threats. However, the Rain-Soaked Bride is no ordinary assassin. Relentless, inexorable and part of a larger game, merely stopping this impossible killer may not be enough to save the day.“The Clown Service is fun and rips along like the finest episode of the old Avengers series.”—The I... + Read More
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    Top Gear Drives of a Lifetime Around the World in 25 Road Trips Hardcover Dan Read 9781849909693 $53.95 TRAVEL Dec 15, 2015
    25 of the most amazing Top Gear road trip adventures, ever.Every year, Top Gear dispatches correspondents to cover many serious stories around the world. Wherever they go, they ask tough questions and leave no stone unturned in search of the cold, hard truth. Questions such as: Is it possible to drive a Ferrari up a Scottish ski slope? Exactly how far can you drive a bulldozer across the Antarctic before it falls down a big crack? And what happens when you drive a small 4X4 up a volcano, during an earthquake, with a high chance of eruption?The ... + Read More
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    First Love, Last Rites Paperback Ian McEwan 9780099754817 $18.99 FICTION Jun 13, 2000
    The fortieth anniversary edition of McEwan's first published work, beautifully re-jacketed for a new generation of fans.     Now with an Afterword from the author.     Forty years on from when they were first published, these stories show McEwan's dazzling early talent.  Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.
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    Quite A Good Time To Be Born A Memoir: 1935-1975 Paperback David Lodge 9781784700539 $22.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 23, 2016
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    The Picturegoers Paperback David Lodge 9781784702694 $18.99 FICTION Feb 25, 2016
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    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Vintage Classics Bronte Series Paperback Anne Bronte 9781784870751 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Part of the Vintage Classics Bronte Series: three sisters, three major novels, beautifully designed.When the mysterious and beautiful young widow Helen Graham becomes the new tenant at Wildfell Hall rumours immediately begin to swirl around her. As her neighbour Gilbert Markham comes to discover, Helen has painful secrets buried in her past that even his love for her cannot easily overcome.
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    Jane Eyre Vintage Classics Bronte Series Paperback Charlotte Bronte 9781784870737 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Part of the Vintage Classics Bronte Series: three sisters, three major novels, beautifully designed.2016 CHARLOTTE BRONTE BICENTENARYAs an orphan, Jane’s childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the Thornfield Hall promises a kind of freedom. But Thornfield is a house full of secrets, its master a passionate, tormented man, and before long Jane faces her greatest struggle in a choice between lo... + Read More
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    Wuthering Heights Vintage Classics Bronte Series Paperback Emily Bronte 9781784870744 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Part of the Vintage Classics Bronte Series: three sisters, three major novels, beautifully designed.Wuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and wilful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of cruelty and violence which will leave one of them dead and cast a shadow over the lives of their children. Emily Brontë’s novel is a stunningly origina... + Read More
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    Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2015 Paperback Tim Benson 9781847947635 $27.99 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Feb 23, 2016
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    Mad Mitch's Tribal Law Aden and the End of Empire Paperback Aaron Edwards 9781780577005 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Feb 23, 2016
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    Cockfosters Stories Hardcover Helen Simpson 9781910702208 $31.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
    Britain’s finest short-story writer returns with a sparking new collection.Cockfosters holds a mirror up to the way we live—the old, comfortable friendships and small, slight connections we make with the people we pass. From the middle-aged school friends on an unplanned journey to the end of the Piccadilly Line to the recipe written to a daughter on the verge of adulthood, Helen Simpson writes with great warmth, wit and candour about the complexities of modern life.Her previous collections have been compared to Flannery O’Connor and Alice Munr... + Read More
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    Medieval Graffiti The Lost Voices of England's Churches Hardcover Matthew Champion 9780091960414 $27.99 ARCHITECTURE Mar 01, 2016
    Decoding the secret language of the churches of England through medieval carved markings and personal etchings on the church walls.For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic designs. Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in... + Read More
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    Reunion Paperback Fred Uhlman 9781860463655 $16.99 FICTION Sep 26, 2006
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    Dark Vision Paperback Debbie Johnson 9780091953591 $18.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
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    Dull Men of Great Britain Celebrating the Ordinary Hardcover Leland Carlson 9781785030901 $18.99 HUMOR Feb 23, 2016
    Discover the fascinating people, mundane hobbies and particular passions that inspire the Dull Men’s Club.Neil collects bricks, Kevin is a roundabout enthusiast, John runs the Apostrophe Protection Society and Keith’s actual job is watching paint dry. They are members of the Dull Men’s Club and are passionate about the everyday, unglamorous things in life. They are dull and proud and urge the good ordinary men of the nation to join them now. Whether you have a thing for pylons or rhubarb, reclaim and celebrate the ordinary. Includes Free Honora... + Read More
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    The Prose Factory Literary Life in Britain Since 1918 Hardcover D J Taylor 9780701186135 $53.95 LITERARY CRITICISM Feb 23, 2016
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    Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom Paperback Nik Cohn 9781784870485 $18.99 MUSIC Feb 23, 2016
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    Vermilion Sands Paperback J.G. Ballard 9780099273585 $18.99 FICTION Oct 01, 2001
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    Incidents at the Shrine Paperback Ben Okri 9780099983002 $18.99 FICTION Apr 27, 1993
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    Prosperity Drive Hardcover Mary Morrissy 9780224102193 $35.99 FICTION Mar 29, 2016
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    After You Die A Mother Murdered. A Daughter Left for Dead. A Village in Turmoil. Hardcover Eva Dolan 9781910701010 $27.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
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    Tell No Tales Paperback Eva Dolan 9780099584384 $16.99 FICTION Feb 23, 2016
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    The 3-2-1 Diet Eat Right For Your Type Paperback Rosemary Conley 9781784753207 $18.99 HEALTH & FITNESS Feb 28, 2017
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    Ask Bob Your Guide to a Wonderful Life Hardcover Neil Forsyth 9781785940132 $21.99 HUMOR Feb 23, 2016
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    Jumpin Jack Flash David Litvinoff and the Rock 'n' Roll Underworld Paperback Keiron Pim 9780224098120 $31.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 01, 2016
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    Of Love And Desire Hardcover Louis de Bernieres 9781846558849 $27.99 POETRY Feb 23, 2016
    A beautiful gift book of poems on the subjects of love and desire by one of the UK’s best-loved writers.Following the success of his first poetry collection, Imagining Alexandria, Louis de Bernières’ second collection offers much of the poetry that he has written about love and desire throughout his life, under the influence, it seems, of everybody from the classical Persian poets, to Neruda, to Quintus Smyrnaeus, to Brian Patten, sometimes passionate and romantic, sometimes cynical and angry. He captures all the moods from rapture to sorrow, t... + Read More

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