Random House Canada UK Imprints Summer 2016

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    The Crossing My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria Paperback Samar Yazbek 9781846044885 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
    Powerful insight into the effects of civil war on the Syrian people, by the award-winning Syrian journalist.Samar Yazbek was well known in her native Syria as a writer and a journalist but, in 2011, she fell foul of the Assad regime and was forced to flee.Since then, determined to bear witness to the suffering of her people, she bravely revisited her homeland by squeezing through a hole in the fence on the Turkish border. In The Crossing, she testifies to the appalling reality that is Syria today. From the first innocent demonstrations for demo... + Read More
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    The Blade Artist Hardcover Irvine Welsh 9780224102155 $27.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    The most terrifying character in Trainspotting returns—with his own novel.Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life—and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he’s a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary.But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the fune... + Read More
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    Different Class Paperback Joanne Harris 9780385619240 $25.00 FICTION Jul 12, 2016
    The impressively versatile Joanne Harris in her psychological thriller mode, at her darkest and most unsettling.After thirty years at St Oswald’s Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its ’Brodie’ boys who, whilst of course he doesn’t have avourites, hold a special place in an old teacher’s heart. But every so often there’s a boy who doesn’t fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside.With insolvency and academic fa... + Read More
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    The Hanging Club Paperback Tony Parsons 9781780892382 $25.00 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    Someone just brought back the death penalty. The third book in Tony Parsons’ bestselling DC Max Wolfe series. A band of vigilante executioners roam London’s hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead.Sentenced to death is the gang member who groomed and abused dozens of vulnerable girls; the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child; and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops.As the bodies pile up and riots explode all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe embarks on his most dangerous i... + Read More
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    The Lost Tudor Princess A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox Paperback Alison Weir 9780099546467 $21.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 24, 2016
    "Alison Weir is one of our best popular historians and one, moreover, with an impressive scholarly pedigree in Tudor history." --Frank McLynn, Independent Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal, not just once, but twice, by falling in ... + Read More
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    State of Emergency Tom Buckingham Book 3 Paperback Andy McNab 9780552167093 $16.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    The third thrilling adventure in the Tom Buckingham series.3 AM on a frozen winter’s night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames closing in on London’s most exclusive new riverside hotel. On board is a lone assassin, his target—Britain’s most powerful new politician. In a nation threatened by extremist jihadis and torn apart by civil unrest, Vernon Rolt has just been catapulted into government on an extreme anti-terror platform.Rolt’s plans for a zero-tolerance crackdown on ethnic violence has tou... + Read More
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    Captain Corelli's Mandolin Paperback Louis de Bernieres 9781784702434 $18.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    The well-loved, bestselling story of love, history and heroism.THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER.It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous—and a consumate musician.When the local doctor’s daughter’s letters to her fiancé—and members of the underground—go unanswered, t... + Read More
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    The Comfort of Strangers Paperback Ian McEwan 9780099754916 $18.99 FICTION Jun 13, 2000
    "Haunting and compelling." --The Times As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.
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    In Between The Sheets Paperback Ian McEwan 9780099754718 $18.99 FICTION Jun 13, 2000
    "His stories are so resonant and frightening because they are totally original. They are about the recognisable world of private fantasy and nightmare -- a world, despite our protestations to the contrary, we are all involved in." --Observer Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys ... + Read More
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    The Good Story Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy Paperback J. M. Coetzee 9780099598220 $21.99 PSYCHOLOGY Jun 28, 2016
    A fascinating dialogue on the human inclination to make up stories between a Nobel Prize-winning writer and a psychotherapist.Arabella Kurtz and J. M. Coetzee consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives, but at the heart of both their approaches is a concern with stories. Working alone, the writer is in sole charge of the story he or she tells. The therapist, on the other hand, collaborates with the patient in telling the story of their life. What kind of truth do the stories created by patient and therapist ... + Read More
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    Death and Mr Pickwick A Novel Paperback Stephen Jarvis 9780099593485 $21.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    An extraordinary novel about an extraordinary novel—Charles Dicken’ The Pickwick PapersOn March 31, 1836 the publishers Chapman & Hall launched the first issue of a new monthly periodical entitled The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Conceived and created by the artist Robert Seymour, it contained four of his illustrations; the words to accompany them were written by a young journalist who used the pen-name Boz.The story of a sporting-cum-drinking club presided over by fat, loveable Mr Pickwick, assisted by his cockney manservant Sam Wel... + Read More
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    Perfume A Century of Scents Hardcover Lizzie Ostrom 9780091954536 $35.99 DESIGN Jun 28, 2016
    The incredible stories of 100 perfumes in all their fragrant glory—ten lovingly chosen scents for each decade of the twentieth century.The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents.Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them—every perfume has a tale to tell.Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed ’the Heston Blumenthal of perfume’ (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that ha... + Read More
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    Draw My Life Paperback Anonymous 9781785032950 $18.99 HUMOR Jun 28, 2016
    Get creative and record your life in sketches, doodles and scribblings.In the vast tapestry of your life, what are the memories and images that stand out?Draw My Life is the story you can create in pictures. Following cues you can illustrate and annotate your best moments, as well as your craziest, happiest, silliest and most surprising ones! For anyone who has struggled to keep a journal or diary, this will help unlock those priceless memories and record them forever. Inspired by the YouTube phenomenon, this is a lasting and wonderful object t... + Read More
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    Goodbye East End An Evacuee's Story Paperback David Merron 9780552171472 $15.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
    A powerful memoir of a young boy’s evacuation from the East End of London during World War II.As Hitler’s bombs threatened London during World War Two, eight-year-old David Merron was removed from his family and close-knit Jewish community in the East End and evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. Placed into the car of strangers, life was sometimes unpredictable and lonely. But, with time, the rural world became an exciting adventure playground in which he flourished.Set against a dramatic wartime backdrop, Goodbye East End is abo... + Read More
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    Run, Lily, Run Paperback Martha Long 9781848272101 $16.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
    A fiction debut from the bestselling author of the series of memoirs that includes Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes.Lilly and Ceily Carney are only seven and twelve when their mother is cruelly taken from them, leaving them at the mercy of the Church and the authorities.This is a terrifying prospect in 1950s Dublin, where it is likely that the girls will end up in one of Ireland’s notorious Magdalen laundries—a fate they are determined to escape.When Father Flitters and the ’Cruelty’ people arrive to take the children into care, Lilly and Ce... + Read More
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    The Greeks Had a Word For It Words You Never Knew You Can't Do Without Hardcover Andrew Taylor 9780593075715 $21.99 HUMOR Jun 28, 2016
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    A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System Paperback Mark Thompson 9780552170581 $18.99 SCIENCE Jun 28, 2016
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    Games for Bored Adults Challenges. Competitions. Activities. Drinking. Paperback Ebury Press 9781785033063 $10.95 GAMES Oct 25, 2016
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    The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail Paperback Tim Moore 9780224100205 $31.99 TRAVEL Nov 22, 2016
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    The Boys of '66 The Unseen Story Behind England's World Cup Glory Hardcover John Rowlinson 9780753557105 $42.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 28, 2016
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    Mary Berry's Foolproof Food Hardcover Mary Berry 9781785940514 $53.95 COOKING Feb 28, 2017
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    Hunters & Collectors Paperback M. Suddain 9780224097055 $31.99 FICTION Aug 23, 2016
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    Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling Paperback William Fotheringham 9780224092050 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
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    The Crazy Gang The True Inside Story of Football's Greatest Miracle Paperback Dave Bassett 9780857503251 $21.99 SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 28, 2016
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    The Girl Who Beat Isis Paperback Farida Abbas 9781910931028 $27.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 23, 2016
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    The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club Paperback Marlena de Blasi 9780099591856 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
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    Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager Paperback Michael Calvin 9780099598657 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
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    Voices of World War Two Memories of the Last Survivors Paperback Sue Elliott 9781784750527 $18.99 HISTORY Jun 28, 2016
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    The End of the World Running Club Paperback Adrian J. Walker 9781785032660 $16.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
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    Ctrl, Alt; Delete How I Grew Up and Stayed Sane Online Paperback Emma Gannon 9781785032721 $27.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 27, 2016
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    The Romford Pele Paperback Ray Parlour 9781780895055 $29.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
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    Canals: The Making of a Nation A Journey into the Heart of Industrial Britain Hardcover Liz McIvor 9781849901086 $35.99 HISTORY Jun 28, 2016
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    Get Lucky Rituals, Habits and Superstitions of the Rich and Famous Hardcover Chas Newkey-Burden 9780593073438 $18.99 REFERENCE Jun 28, 2016
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    How to Eat Outside Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More Hardcover Genevieve Taylor 9780593074510 $37.99 COOKING Jun 28, 2016
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    Achieve the Impossible Paperback Professor Greg Whyte 9780593075166 $27.99 SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 28, 2016
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    Land of the Midnight Sun My Arctic Adventures Paperback Alexander Armstrong 9780552172011 $18.99 TRAVEL Jun 28, 2016
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    A Sense of Freedom Paperback Jimmy Boyle 9781785033032 $18.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016
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    BBC Proms 2016 The Official Guide Paperback BBC 9781785940491 $14.99 MUSIC Jun 28, 2016
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    The Carpenter's Daughter Paperback Gloria Cook 9781785032233 $14.99 FICTION Jun 28, 2016
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    Reverse Your Diabetes Diet The New Eating Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes Paperback Dr. David Cavan 9780091948245 $22.99 COOKING Jun 28, 2016
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    Nib + Ink The New Art of Modern Calligraphy Paperback Chiaro Perano 9780753557280 $22.99 DESIGN Jun 28, 2016
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    Why Fonts Matter Paperback Sarah Hyndman 9780753557235 $35.99 DESIGN Jun 28, 2016
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    Blooming Delicious Recipes for Glowing Health from Pre-Conception to Post-Baby Paperback Sophie Wright 9781785040009 $35.99 HEALTH & FITNESS Feb 28, 2017
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    I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches Hardcover Christopher Winn 9780091945251 $22.99 TRAVEL Jun 28, 2016
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    One Man's Everest The Autobiography of Kenton Cool Paperback Kenton Cool 9781848094499 $29.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 28, 2016

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