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  • THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE

    The sixth DRAGON TATTOO story – the crime fiction phenomenon featuring Lisbeth Salander.

    “What will you do now?”
    ” I shall be the hunter and not the hunted ”

    The girl with the dragon tattoo is finally ready to confront her nemesis, the only woman who is evidently and in many ways her match. Salander will not wait to be hunted. When she strikes it will be a double blow: vengeance for recent atrocities, and the settling of lifelong scores.

    For months now Salander has been closing in on her target. She has moved from Stockholm, her hair is newly styled, her piercings are gone. She could pass for any other businesswoman. But not all businesswomen have a Beretta Cheetah beneath their jacket. They do not wield the lethal power of a hacker’s genius. They do not carry scars and tattoos to remind them that they have survived the unsurvivable.

    The new episode in David Lagercrantz’s acclaimed, internationally bestselling continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo series is a thrilling ride that scales the heights of Everest and plunges the depths of Russian troll factories. It begins with the discovery of Mikael Blomkvist’s number at Millennium magazine in the pocket of an unidentified homeless man who died with the name of a government minister on his lips.

    Blomkvist, at extreme risk to himself, tracks down his old friend and will protect her as far as he can. But he is powerless to crush her enemies on his own.

    And for Lisbeth Salander, the personal is always political – and deadly.

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    Tomorrow’s most explosive thriller, today

    Natasha Winthrop is a rising star in American politics, strongly tipped as a future candidate for president. One night she is violently assaulted in her home by an intruder. She defends herself and minutes later, the intruder lies dead. Winthrop is hailed as a #MeToo heroine: the woman who fought back.

    But inconsistencies emerge in Winthrop’s story, suggesting that the attack might not have been as random as it first seemed.

    When former White House troubleshooter Maggie Costello is drafted in to investigate, she finds intriguing gaps, especially over Winthrop’s early life. She likes this woman, who she believes could – and should – be president. But she can’t shake off the question: who exactly is Natasha Winthrop?

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  • TO KILL THE TRUTH

    THE NEW BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF TO KILL THE PRESIDENT

    Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes.

    Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever.

    Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.

    As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War – but who stands to gain most from the chaos?

    Taut, authoritative and explosive, To Kill the Truth takes us to the edge of anarchy, a world without truth in which history will be rewritten by those who live to shape it.

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  • THE BOOK OF ICHIGO ICHIE

    Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever–an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie . Often spoken in Japan when greeting someone or saying goodbye, to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or ‘ceremony of attention’, whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment.

    The Book of Ichigo-Ichie: The Art of Living of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way is an inspirational work which shows us how to:

    * Free ourselves from the past and the future and to make each moment something unique.

    * Bring into our lives the Zen that Steve Jobs learned from a Japanese master, and which was key to his success.

    * Turn coincidences into a tool for conscious magic.

    * Create unforgettable moments in professional and personal circles.

    * Improve our relationships with a new type of mindfulness.

    * Open the floodgates to the flow of creativity whenever we need it.

    The Book of Ichigo Ichie will help you find your ikigai .

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  • STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 2

    In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. Though the case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide from over a decade ago, the police cannot find any connection between the two victims. Across town a group of young women are being hunted down. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors’ expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After a breakdown, their colleague Rose is struggling to deal with the ghosts of her past – a past seemingly connected to one of the division’s most sinister case-files. It is up to Carl, Assad and Gordon to unearth the dark and violent truth plaguing Rose before it is too late.

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  • THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K

    The Friedland brothers have nothing in common. Martin is a priest with no faith. Ivan is an artist with no integrity. Eric is a financier – now, with no money. Each, in their own way, a fake. Each about to step into the abyss.

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  • GET YOUR SH!T TOGETHER

    From the author who brought you the bestselling book everyone is talking about, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: the no-f**ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life. Ever find yourself snowed under at the office – or even just glued to the sofa – when you really want to get out (for once), get to the gym (at last), and get started on that daunting dream project you’re always putting off? Then it’s time to get your sh*t together. In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, ‘anti-guru’ Sarah Knight introduced the joys of mental decluttering. Get Your Sh*t Together takes you one stop further – organizing the f*cks you want and need to give to help you quit your day job and move abroad, balance work and fun – and save money while you’re at it – or simply get out of the door for happy hour, every day. Praise for the bestselling The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k: ‘The best book I have read recently …Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it.’ Daily Mail ‘Genius’ Cosmopolitan ‘I love Knight’s book before I even start reading it’ Sunday Times Magazine ‘Self-help with an edge’ Vogue ‘The anti-guru’ The Observer

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  • CALM THE F**K DOWN

    The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k , Get Your Sh*t Together , and You Do You

    Do you waste time overthinking things you can’t do anything about? Do you freak out when things don’t go to plan? Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life? When life hands you a big fat f**king lemon, Calm the F**k Down gives you practical ways to manage the situation, not to mention your anxiety about the situation. One hundred per cent practical and zero percent Pollyanna-ish, this is a book that acknowledges all the bad shit that can and probably will happen to you – from break ups and breakdowns to floods, family feuds and France running out of butter – and shows you what you can realistically do about it so you can get on with your life, stop worrying and wallowing, and start bouncing back.

    Think of Calm the F**k Down as the friend who, instead of reassuring you that ‘everything’s going to be okay,’ actually shows you how to make it so.

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  • THE PERFECT WIFE

    Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man by her side explains that he’s her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative startups. He tells Abbie she’s a gifted artist, a doting mother to their young son, and the perfect wife.

    Five years ago, she suffered a terrible accident. Her return from the abyss is a miracle of science, a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that has taken him half a decade to achieve.

    But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives – and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together for ever? And what really happened to her, half a decade ago?

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  • A LONG NIGHT IN PARIS

    One Hundred Years of Solitude meets The Kite Runner in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

    “A contemporary tragedy of epic proportions. No author is better placed than Muhsin Al-Ramli, already a star in the Arabic literary scene, to tell this story. I read it in one sitting”.
    Hassan Blasim, winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Iraqi Christ.

    On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop.

    One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated.

    How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death?

    The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell.

    It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle.

    It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter.

    And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of The President’s Gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.

    Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren

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  • A HERO BORN: LEGENDS OF CONDOR BOOK 1 - A CHINESE

    THE CHINESE “LORD OF THE RINGS” – NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES – 300 MILLION COPIES SOLD.

    China: 1200 A.D.

    The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan.

    Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song patriot, grew up with Genghis Khan’s army. He is humble, loyal, perhaps not altogether wise, and is fated from birth to one day confront an opponent who is the opposite of him in every way: privileged, cunning and flawlessly trained in the martial arts.

    Guided by his faithful shifus , The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing must return to China – to the Garden of the Drunken Immortals in Jiaxing – to fulfil his destiny. But in a divided land riven by war and betrayal, his courage and his loyalties will be tested at every turn.

    Translated from the Chinese by Anna Holmwood

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  • STORIES FOR KIDS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

    One of our finest narrative historians, and journalist for the SUNDAY TIMES and LITERARY REVIEW, Lawrence James, has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, set within a fully detailed historical context, but solely focusing on his relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late 19th century, Churchill’s first experience of the Empire was serving in conflicts in India, South Africa and the Sudan. His attitude towards the Empire at the time was the stereotypical Victorian paternalistic approach – a combination of feeling responsible and feeling superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill’s natural benevolence towards the Empire was occasionally overruled for political reasons, and he found himself reluctantly supporting – or at least not publicly condemning – British atrocities.As a politician he consistently relied on the Empire for support during crises, but was angered by any demands for nationalisation.

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    It is something that happens to most of us every day. You are up to your eyeballs in work/childcare/social commitments and someone asks you to do that little something that promises to be the proverbial last straw that broke the camel’s back. ‘No!’ you think. But what do you hear coming out of your mouth? ‘Yes, that’s great, I’d love to do that.’ Why? How on earth . . .?? Do not fret. Help is at hand. In this new no-f**ks-given guide, ‘anti-guru’ Sarah Knight is going to show you how to stop saying yes when you mean to say no. How to be polite but firm. How to get the message across (nicely) that you really mean it.Read this book and start taking charge of your time and your life.

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  • THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE

    THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO LIVES ON.

    Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force:

    Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.

    Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium . For her, it could unlock the facts of her childhood.

    Even from a corrupt prison system run largely by the inmates, Salander will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. And she will seek the truth that is somehow connected with her childhood memory, of a woman with a blazing birthmark on her neck – that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon’s fire . . .

    The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

    Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding

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  • SEVENTEEN (B FORMAT)

    FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SIX FOUR: A TENSE INVESTIGATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN AIR DISASTER – FOR FANS OF SPOTLIGHT AND AFTER THE CRASH.

    ‘He’s a master’ New York Times Book Review
    ‘Very different . . . to almost anything out there’ Observer

    1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper’s doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop.

    2002. Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues’ lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week – one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki’s final, unconquered fear.

    Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level – it’s a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It’s a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good’ William Ryan

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  • LAND WHERE I FLEE

    To commemorate Chitralekha Nepauney’s Chaurasi – her landmark 84th birthday – three of Chitralekha’s grandchildren are travelling to Gangtok, Sikkim, to pay their respects.

    Agastaya is flying in from New York. Although a successful oncologist, he is dreading his family’s inquisition into why he is not married, and is terrified that the reason for his bachelordom will be discovered.

    Joining him are Manasa and Bhagwati, travelling from London and Colorado respectively. One the Oxford-educated achiever; the other the disgraced eloper – one moneyed but miserable; the other ostracized but optimistic.

    All three harbour the same dual objective: to emerge from the celebrations with their formidable grandmother’s blessing and their nerves intact – a goal that will become increasingly impossible thanks to a mischievous maid and a fourth, uninvited guest.

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    How did life begin? What is the theory of evolution and is it proven? Are we really descended from apes? And has evolution stalled or is humanity just a step on the way to more advanced forms of life?

    Through 200 mini-essays, expert palaeontologist Darren Naish answers these and many other fundamental questions on the most controversial topic of all. From the theories of Charles Darwin and the Survival of the Fittest to cutting-edge research on consciousness and artificial life, he explains where we came from, how we became human, and what might happen to us next.

    Immense in scope, and with 200 informative images and diagrams, Evolution in Minutes concisely covers the concepts, rival theories, history and politics of evolution, as well as explaining the development of life across deep time as revealed by the fossil record, from the earliest bacteria via dinosaurs and Neanderthals to humankind – and beyond.

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  • CAMILLE (THE CAMILLE VERHOEVEN TRILOGY)

    Winner of the 2015 C.W.A. International Dagger

    Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jewellers on the Champs-?lys?es. Shot three times, beaten almost beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive, but her ordeal has only just begun.

    Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in grave danger. Just one thing stands in her favour – a partner who will break all the rules to protect the woman he loves: Commandant Camille Verhoven.

    For Verhoven it’s a case of history repeating. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife Ir?ne. But his serious breach of protocol – leading a case in which he is intimately involved – leaves him out on a limb, unable to confide in even his most trusted lieutenants.

    And this time he is facing an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verhoven’s own matchless powers of intuition.

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  • INHUMAN RESOURCES

    When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he’s thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn’t remember what his grandma was like before she became ill. He only knows the witch-like old woman who snaps and snarls and eats her birthday cards. He wants to fix it, but he can’t. Walking his dog one day, Liam discovers an old stone gargoyle in a rundown church, and his life changes in impossible ways. The gargoyle is alive. It moves unseen in the night, acting out Liam’s stories. And stories can be dangerous things… Seeking revenge against the bullies at his new school, Liam tells a story about the gargoyle attacking them. When one of them ends up in hospital, a regretful Liam vows never to go near the gargoyle again. But his grandma’s illness is getting worse, his mum isn’t coping, and his sister is skipping school… What if the gargoyle is the only thing that can save Liam’s family?

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  • STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls successfully addressed the huge gender imbalance in children’s books in the representation of girls.

    But boys need to know that prince charmings and brave hunters are not the only role-models either. In fact, a whole lot of them out there don’t identify with the idea of being a strong, independent, competitive saviour who never cries. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to this stereotypical idea of masculinity, but what if you’re the introvert kind, what if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword, what if you’re very sensitive, what if you like the idea of wearing a dress?

    As statistics keep showing that there is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise, Stories for Boys Who Dare To Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens – different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

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