PENGUIN RIGHTS GUIDE Frankfurt Book Fair 2009 For further information please contact: Rights Department, Penguin Group UK, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL Tel: +44 20 7010 3000 Fax: +44 20 7010 6692 PUKAdultRights@uk.penguingroup.com www.penguinrights.co.uk CONTENTS NEW TITLES FICTION 5 COOKERY 9 HISTORY 13 SCIENCE 1 9 BIOGRAPHY 21 GENERAL NON-FICTION 2 3 BUSINESS 33 REFERENCE TITLES 3 5 RECENTLY PUBLISHED 3 9 INSTINCT Ben Kay Hidden in a remote corner of the South American jungle is a clandestine research facility known simply as MEROS. Here, working in laboratories buried a thousand feet underground, military scientists have developed the most astonishing and deadly weapon known to man& Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, a Chinook helicopter lands a highly-trained squad of special forces soldiers deep in hostile territory 3 their mission: to clean up a black-ops killzone. As they enter the cave, they hear the faint buzz of the weapon 3 like the beating of a thousand pairs of insect wings& Ben Kay was born in London in 1973.
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first novel.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 29 th July 2010 FORMAT 181 x 111mm EXTENT 400 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Fiction 5 ASSASSIN'S CREED : RENAISSANCE Oliver Bowden 8I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore di Firenze. I am an Assassin& 9 The Year of Our Lord 1476 - the Italian Renaissance: where culture and art were born alongside some of the most auspicious stories of corruption, greed and murder; where bitter blood feuds rage between warring families, vying for political and economic power.<br><br> Italian nobleman, Ezio Auditore di Firenze, must avenge the deaths of his father and brothers - slain at the hands of a rival faction. So begins an epic story, a young man 9s journey to become an instrument of death, a silent killer 3 a journey in which he must acquire the skills of the ancient Order of Assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo Da Vinci and Nicolo Machiavelli 3 knowing that survival is bound to the belief by which he lives.<br><br> Truth is Written in Blood Based on the huge blockbuster computer game, Assassin's Creed: Renaissance is a fast-paced, intriguing, and beautifully crafted historical thriller. Oliver Bowden is an acclaimed novelist and Renaissance historian. PUBLICATION DATE 26 th November 2009 FORMAT 198 x 129mm EXTENT 512 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Fiction 6 NOT UNTRUE AND NOT UNKIND PUBLICATION Ed O'Loughlin Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009.<br><br> 'Fantastic writing, great subject; a voice that is both passionate and cold. The most exciting first novel I have read in many years.' - Anne Enright 'A fine, darkly authoritative novel' - Joseph O'Neill author of Netherland In Dublin, a newspaper editor called Cartwright commits suicide. One of his colleagues, Owen Simmons, discovers a dossier on Cartwright 9s desk.<br><br> In the dossier Owen finds a photograph, which brings him back, once again, to a dusty road in Africa and to the woman he once loved ... Not Untrue and Not Unkind is Owen 9s story 3 a gripping story of friendship, rivalry and betrayal amongst a group of journalists and photographers covering Africa 9s wars. It is a phenomenally vivid snapshot of Africa 9s glories and horrors that can stand alongside the non-fiction works of Philip Gourevitch and Ryszard Kapuscinski.<br><br> It is a razor-sharp examination of how the news is made 3 or made up. And, like all great novels, it is above all a story of the yearning human heart. Ed O 9Loughlin was born in Toronto and raised in Ireland.<br><br> He reported from Africa for the Irish Times and other papers and was Middle East correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age of Melbourne . Not Untrue and Not Unkind is his first novel. DATE 2 nd April 2009 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 288 pp US RIGHTS Overlook Press TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Fiction 7 JAMIE 'S WEEKEND BREAKS Jamie Oliver This cookbook will celebrate the vibrant food of six very different countries.<br><br> Cheap, short-haul flights and long weekend getaways have become increasingly popular and within a few short hours there are new and exciting worlds of food waiting to be discovered. Each chapter will focus on a different city or region: Marrakech, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the Ardeche region of France. The food in each chapter will be a mixture of classic dishes and new recipes inspired by the things Jamie learns on his travels.<br><br> Beautiful reportage photography of the faces, places and ingredients will accompany each chapter. As Jamie says: 'The food I 9ve embraced on each trip is a mixture of what you could call the clichéd star dishes - the tagines of Morocco, the flamboyant paella of Spain and the zingy fresh flavours of a classic Greek salad - and the recipes that I 9ve been inspired to make after walking through the markets and soaking up the vibes of each place. What you'll find in this book is fun, optimistic, escapist food you can actually cook and enjoy in your own home.' Jamie Oliver founded fifteen restaurants in London, Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne.<br><br> Jamie's cookbooks have sold in 30 languages worldwide and in 2008 he was the bestselling author in any category in the UK. Jamie 's Weekend Breaks will b e his 11th b ook. PUBLICATION DATE 15 th April 2010 FORMAT 246 x 189mm EXTENT 288 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Cookery 9 ILLUSTRATED ELIZABETH DAVID Elizabeth David , Introduction by Jill Norman As one of the most inspiring food writers and home cooks of all time, Elizabeth David 9s classic recipes are, for the very first time, to be published in a beautiful, fully illustrated compilation edition.<br><br> Here you 9ll find authentic recipes from her time spent in France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, India as well as England. The richness, variety and passion for food Elizabeth David exudes is second to none and the way she interweaves her invaluable advice with her knowledge of the ingredients is unreservedly charming and extremely inspiring. As well as classic recipes, there are also short essays and thoughts on subjects such as the best wine or herbs to use, as well as simple tips on how best to cook pasta or what makes a good stock.<br><br> Broken down into eleven chapters from tasty soups, to lighter dishes, how to successfully bake bread, as well as cooking more extravagant main courses, the book 9s traditional structure lends itself to becoming the key book you turn to for every meal. Elizabeth David was one of Britain's most influential and loved food writers. Her first book, Mediterranean Food , was published in 1950, followed by French Country Cooking , Italian Food , Summer Cooking and French Provincial Cooking .<br><br> These books changed the outlook of English cooks for ever. Recognised for her contribution to the gastronomic arts, during her lifetime Elizabeth was awarded many accolades, including an OBE and a CBE. She died in 1992.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 30th September 2010 FORMAT 246 x 189mm EXTENT 350 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Cookery 10 THE RIVER CAFÉ CLASSIC ITALIAN COOKBOOK Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers Over the last 20 years, Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers, founders of the River Café, have both visited Italy time and again. During these visits they have learnt the many varying subtleties that appear in dishes from the different, and very diverse, regions of the country. They have cooked alongside mothers, grandmothers, cousins and wine makers who have shared their family recipes.<br><br> This book is Rose and Ruth 9s personal interpretation of over 200 recipes. It 9s a celebration of the real, classic food of Italy; the traditional, regional food they both love to eat when they are in Italy, and the food they love to cook at their restaurant and also at home. It includes the precious recipes that they have become well-known for, as well as the ones that are cooked less and less in Italy these days.<br><br> Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers launched the River Café in 1987 (where Jamie Oliver trained to cook) and, since that time, have achieved a worldwide reputation for their cooking. They have written several best-selling River Café cookbooks and have appeared on television, presenting The Italian Kitchen for Channel 4. PUBLICATION DATE 24 th September 2009 FORMAT 246 x 189mm ILLUSTRATIONS 120 colour photographs EXTENT 416 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK RIGHTS SOLD Dutch Cookery 11 THE BERLIN-BAGHDAD EXPRESS Sean McMeekin 'Sean McMeekin has written a classic of First World War history&This superb and original book is the reality behind Greenmantle 9 - Norman Stone The Berlin-Baghdad Express explores one of the most important but least understood stories of the First World War: the bid by the Germans to destroy the British Empire by harnessing the power of Islam.<br><br> The German military authorities had long enjoyed a special relationship with the Ottoman Empire 3 training its army but also building the great Berlin-to-Baghdad railway, one of the era's most extraordinary engineering projects which, on its completion, would allow the Germans to transport many thousands of troops to Asia. With the Ottoman Empire fatefully deciding to join Germany, a hugely ambitious project began 3 to end Britain's hold on the Suez Canal, to call a jihad against British interests throughout the Muslim world and to bring Afghanistan and Persia into the war as German allies in an attack on British India. The Berlin-Baghdad Express is fascinating, surprising and brilliantly researched and puts some of the major events of the war into a new light.<br><br> Sean McMeekin has written two previous books, both published by Yale University Press: The Red Millionaire and History 9s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks. He teaches at Yale and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. PUBLICATION DATE 24 th June 2010 FORMAT 153 x 234mm EXTENT 400 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK History 13 BAGHDAD : CITY OF PEACE Justin Marozzi This is the story of what was once the greatest capital on earth, from its beginnings in 762 to modern times.<br><br> Moving through the ages, it recreates the magnificence of Baghdad and its people in an era of cultural and commercial pre-eminence, concentrating on the intellectual and artistic sophistication and literary and cultural triumphs. This is all underpinned by an economy that was the envy of the world. It traces the life of the city through tumultuous times: foreign invasions and occupations, political decay, ravaging epidemics, floods, famine and terror.<br><br> This is no conventional history. It is biography teeming with incident, character and pungent detail. It roves from political history, august religious ceremony and the highest chambers of the caliph to bawdy street-life, crime and the gossip and hubbub of the markets.<br><br> This will be the definitive history of the most written about city of modern times. A former Financial Times and Economist foreign correspondent, Justin Marozzi has spent much of the past two decades living, working and writing about the Middle East and Arab world. His past books include: South From Barbary (2001), Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World (2006), and The Man Who Invented History Travels With Herodotus (2008).<br><br> He writes regularly for the FT, Washington Post, Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Times, Guardian, Standpoint and Evening Standard and has broadcast for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. PUBLICATION DATE 6 th June 2013 FORMAT 135 x 216mm EXTENT 320 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK History 14 LET OUR FAME BE GREAT Oliver Bullough 'This wonderful, moving book flashes backwards and forwards over a terrain almost impossible to survey, and manages the feat.' - Norman Stone 'Part travelogue, part history, Let Our Fame Be Great is a lively and impassioned guide to the collective memory of this tragically neglected corner of our world.' - Orlando Figes The Caucasus mountains form Russia's southern border and run from the Crimea to the Caspian Sea. The region is known to us now (if at all) for the struggle in Chechnya and the 2008 summer war between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.<br><br> Here Oliver Bullough takes the reader through Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and the Middle East, tracking down the nations dispersed by the brutal wars Russia fought over these mountains. Then he journeys through the North Caucasus itself, telling the stories of the land and its peoples. Many of the events he uncovers have never been described in English, while some have never been written about at all.<br><br> Bullough 9s writing is a compelling mix of travel, archival research and oral history, and his stories - of genocide, tribal sparring, brutality and passion - are leavened by the voices of those who survived. Oliver Bullough studied modern history at Oxford University, moved to Russia in 1999 and has been based there ever since. He is Caucasus Editor for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 4 th March 2010 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 352 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK History 15 THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF VIETNAM Christopher Goscha During the second half of the 20th century, Vietnam was at the centre of major wars involving the French, the Americans, and the Chinese among others. Together, these wars probably constituted the single most violent conflict of the Cold War, costing the lives of over a million civilians and soldiers in Vietnam alone and inflicting tragic defeats upon the French and the Americans. And yet there is no complete history of modern Vietnam.<br><br> This is why, some two decades after the end of the Cold War, it is time to offer a fresh, wider account of modern Vietnam running from the French conquest in the mid 19th century to the global changes occurring today. It is time to move beyond war and embrace the history of this culturally rich country in all its diversity and complexity. Christopher Goscha was educated at Georgetown University, the Australian National University, the University of Paris VII and the Sorbonne, where he received his doctorate, a study of the Franco-Vietnamese War.<br><br> He speaks fluent Vietnamese, Thai and French. He has taught at the University of Lyon and the Institut d 9Asie Orientale and since 2005 has been Associate Professor of History at the University of Quebec. He has written and researched widely on Indochina, publishing both in French and English.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 1 st October 2012 FORMAT 153 x 234mm EXTENT 400 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK History 16 THE BIRTH OF CLASSICAL EUROPE Simon Price and Peter Thonemann To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. From languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a 8classical Europe 9, using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new book makes clear, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past filled with great leaders and writers, emigrations and battles.<br><br> Figures such as Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar loom large in our imaginations today, but they were themselves fascinated by what had preceded them. The Birth of Classical Europe is both an authoritative history, and also a fascinating attempt to show how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era which is by some measures very remote but by others startlingly close. Simon Price lectured at the University of Oxford for 27 years, where he taught Greek and Roman history.<br><br> He has written, co-written, and co-edited many books on ancient religions and rituals. Peter Thonemann has taught Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford, since 2007. He has published widely on the history of Asia Minor.<br><br> His first book, The Maeander , will be published shortly. PUBLICATION DATE 29 th April 2010 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 448 pp US RIGHTS Penguin Group US TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK RIGHTS SOLD German Italian History 17 THE REASON WHY John Gribbin By the end of the twentieth century, the received wisdom was that we are an ordinary kind of animal living on an ordinary planet orbiting an ordinary star in the backwoods of an unspectacular galaxy. But this image of the Earth and humankind as an insignificant unit in the Universe may be wrong.<br><br> There are several hundred billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. At a conservative estimate, several billion of them are orbited by planets capable of supporting life. There may be more habitable planets in the Galaxy than there are people on Planet Earth.<br><br> The Reason Why argues that intelligent civilization exists only on Earth and explains that the reason is intimately connected with a series of cosmic events that affected both Venus and Earth, some 600 million years ago, a connection that no one has previously made before. John Gribbin suggests that human beings are special after all 3 the unique products of an extraordinary set of circumstances that have not as yet occurred anywhere else in the Galaxy, and possibly not in the entire Universe. John Gribbin is one of today 9s greatest writers of popular science and the author of bestselling books including In Search of Schrödinger 9s Cat, Stardust, Science: A History and Deep Simplicity .<br><br> John Gribbin is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex. PUBLICATION DATE 6 th January 2011 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 256 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Science 1 HOW MUSIC WORKS Dr John Powell What is the difference between a musical note and any other sort of sound? What is harmony, and why does it sound good?<br><br> Why is it easy to tell the difference between a flute and a clarinet even if they are playing exactly the same note? Why do ten violins sound only twice as loud as one? What is perfect pitch, and do I have it?<br><br> Discover the answers to these and many other questions in this charming, straight-talking and ear-opening guide to what music is and how exactly it works. John Powell opens up the world of acoustics and the science of music to deepen our appreciation and understanding of music. The result is a unique book which explains everything from the difference between how we hear a musical note and any other kind of sound, to a brief history of the scale system, why a run of arpeggios sounds 8romantic 9 and why a flute sounds different to a clarinet.<br><br> The perfect book for players and listeners. John Powell holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, London, a degee in Classical Guitar, and a Masters' Degree in Music Composition from Sheffield University. He divides his time between scientific research, running a laser firm and composing music, and is a Visiting Professor of Materials Science (specialising in laser research) at The University of Nottingham (UK) and The University of Lulea (Sweden).<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 26 th August 2010 FORMAT 216 x 135mm EXTENT 208 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Science 2 CARAVAGGIO Andrew Graham-Dixon Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 3 18 July 1610) lived probably the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan and Rome, which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book and through which Caravaggio moved, are those of pimps and prostitutes, violence and death. In place of conventional chronology, Graham-Dixon puts the murder of a pimp, Ranuccio Tomassoni, at the centre of his story.<br><br> This murder occurred at the height of Caravaggio's fame in Rome and resulted in his flight through Malta and Sicily, and possibly to his own death in suspicious circumstances off the coast of Naples. Graham-Dixon 9s great achievement is to show how Caravaggio 9s paintings emerged from this extraordinarily troubled life. His detailed readings of the paintings explain their composition and Caravaggio 9s mentality better than ever before.<br><br> This book seeks to answer the question of how a man 9s life feeds into his art, and of the affect of Caravaggio 9s violent life on his work as an artist. Caravaggio has never been more admired than he is now. This major new biography will be published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of his death.<br><br> Andrew Graham-Dixon is the outstanding art historian of his generation. He has twice won the Hawthornden Prize (the top prize for writing about art). He has had two successful television series', A History of British Art and Renaissance .<br><br> He has a column in the Sunday Telegraph and his first book, Paper Museum, was published in 1996. PUBLICATION DATE 1 st July 2010 FORMAT 231 x 172mm EXTENT 352 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Biography 21 THE LAST NARCO Malcolm Beith Sinaloa, Mexico, April 2009. The bodies of pair of undercover military intelligence agents, disguised as farmers, are dumped by the side of a road.<br><br> Beside the corpses is a message on a scrap of paper: cYou 9ll never get El Chapo. d Such is the fate of many who have dared to try to catch Joaquin cEl Chapo d Guzman, or oppose him. El Chapo is the world 9s most wanted drug lord, at large since he escaped from prison in a laundry cart in 2001. His empire channels thousands of tons of marijuana, cocaine and heroin into the US each year by trucks, tunnels and planes.<br><br> It has made him one of the world 9s richest men, included on the Forbes Billionaires 9 List 2009, and a folk hero to the Sinaloan people. But the net is finally closing. There is no bigger crime story today, worldwide, than the Mexican drug war and the hunt for El Chapo.<br><br> The Last Narco traces his life and the struggle to bring him to justice, through reportage and interviews with rival narcos, police, and DEA sources. It also tells a wider story - the brutal war between the cartels, the endemic state corruption, and the US complicity in a conflict that is killing more people than Iraq. Malcolm Beith is a freelance reporter based in Mexico City since 2007.<br><br> Between 2007 and 2009, he was the Mexico editor of The News , Mexico's national English-language daily. He writes regularly for Newsweek , covering the drug war, and has written for Foreign Policy magazine and other publications. PUBLICATION DATE 2 nd September 2010 FORMAT 198 x 129mm EXTENT 300 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK RIGHTS SOLD Dutch General Non-Fiction 2 THE DEEP FIELD SURVIVAL GUIDE James Shepherd-Barron 8Everything that follows is based on recent, real-life experience that has been proven to work& 9 During my career as a military peace-keeper and foreign aid worker, I have built an airstrip in Burundi, helped deliver a baby to a Rwandan refugee on a Congolese roadside, and navigated to safety when lost in the deserts of Chad.<br><br> In Baghdad, I have had to jump in the bath to take cover from ricocheting bullets. In Darfur I gave a live radio interview in the morning, crossed a front-line minefield, recovered a 8bogged 9 vehicle, administered first-aid to a deep wound, trained health-workers for polio vaccination, negotiated with a rebel warlord, and set up a helicopter night-landing site 3 all in the same day. This book is a unique compilation of 8survival solutions 9 for people who work abroad, for adventure travellers, for those contemplating going to remoter parts of the world, or for anyone who wants to know what to do when the going gets tough.<br><br> From being attacked by angry animals to surviving earthquakes, escaping a burning building to flying without a pilot, this guide will help you and those with you survive in adverse conditions. Have a safe mission. Over 20 years, James Shepherd-Barron has planned and implemented response operations in the field in over 30 countries across the globe.<br><br> He also advises DFID and the UN in countries such as Bangladesh, Burma and Georgia. PUBLICATION DATE 2nd September 2010 FORMAT 181 x 111mm EXTENT 208 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 72 HOURS Frank Pope August 5th 2005. While conducting a secret mission thirty miles off the remote coast of Kamchatka, the Russian Navy submarine AS-28 became snared in thick cables anchored to 60-tonne concrete blocks.<br><br> Without power the stricken boat sank to the seafloor. Trapped 600 feet down 3 too deep to escape 3 her crew of seven, now had just seventy-two hours before the air on board ran out. Twenty-four hours later 3 still haunted by the loss of the Kursk 3 the Russian Navy requested assistance.<br><br> And on the other side of the world, Commander Ian Riches, Boss of the Royal Navy's Submarine rescue team got the call: there was a sub down. After the failure of the Russian Navy 9s attempts to rescue them, the crew on board the AS-28 shut down all their boat 9s non-essential systems, but as the first of them began to drift in and out of consciousness they knew their time was running out. 72 Hours tells the story of an extraordinary, edge-of-the seat real-life drama.<br><br> Frank Pope is Ocean Correspondent of The Times . He has worked on underwater expeditions all over the world under the auspices of Oxford MARE (Maritime Archaeological Research and Excavation Unit), including the salvage of Admiral Lord Nelson 9s flagship HMS Agamemnon. He divides his time between London and Nairobi.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 5 th August 2010 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 320 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 TAKE ONE and TAKE TWO Take That Take That are the biggest, the best, THE original boy band. There have been imitators, but no one has reached such heights of superstardom. Between 1991 and 1996, Take That sold more than 60 million records, ruling the UK and International charts.<br><br> It was Beatlemania all over again, and when they split the Samaritans were forced to set up special help lines for their fans. In Take One they tell the incredible story of those glory days for the first time. In November, 2006, a decade after the band 9s famous split, Take That released cPatience d, announcing that they were back for good.<br><br> The return of Take That to the top of the charts has become the most compelling tale in British pop music, not to mention the most heart-warming. In Take Two they tell the astonishing story of a comeback that not even The Beatles could make. Could it be magic?<br><br> You bet it could. The books contain over 250 never before seen images from the Take That archive, from the earliest days playing nightclubs in Manchester to 2009's record-breaking Circus tour. The text - personal and candid - has been written by all four members of the band.<br><br> Take That consists of members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen. After seeing major success in the early to mid 1990s as a five person boyband act, a reformed four man version of the band achieved new success in the late 2000s. PUBLICATION DATE 29 th October 2009 FORMAT 270 x 215mm EXTENT 208 pp each US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 DR OLDALE'S GLOBAL GAZETTEER John Oldale The ultimate piquer of curiosity for armchair travellers and followers of global events everywhere, Dr Oldale's Global Gazetteer presents a compendium of the most unusual, enlightening and eyebrow-raising facts about every nation on Earth.<br><br> Track down the world's top spymaster, most snake-infested country and which island paradise was named after an accountant. Find out where the penalty for not flushing the loo is $150, how to deal with jellyfish stings, the best recipe for a Bloody Mary and what the odds of death in Russian Roulette really are. And with illustrations that explain everything from how the Berlin Wall worked to why piranhas aren't as dangerous as you might think, this book will change the way you see the world permanently.<br><br> John Oldale PhD is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society who speaks five languages well, many others badly. Undeterred by hair-raising adventures that range from outrunning knife-wielding brigands to breaking into an East European Communist leader's private mansion (don't ask), he has been to most of the countries in the world (that's over 90) and remains keen to visit the rest. His travel journalism has appeared in the Lady , Geographical and Real Travel .<br><br> In between trips, his home is an old village pub near Farnham, which he shares with his wife and two young sons. This is his first book. PUBLICATION DATE 1 st September 2011 FORMAT 198 x 129mm ILLUSTRATIONS O ver 1 , 000 EXTENT 448 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 BICYCLE Helen Pidd - Which bike is right for me?<br><br> - How can I avoid getting knocked off? - Can I get arrested for cycling drunk? - Do I need to wear a helmet?<br><br> - Must I don a luminous vest ? - How do I stop my bike getting stolen? - How can I cycle and transport my child/laptop/suit?<br><br> - How hard is it to mend a puncture? Finally, a book for ordinary, non lycra-wearing people who happen to cycle or want to start: for people who cycle to work, to the shops, into town or to the countryside, for all those who are fed up with traffic jams and late trains, who can 9t be bothered to go to the gym, but want to get some exercise while doing their bit for the planet. Bicycle explores all the latest bikes and accessories, telling you what 9s worth buying 3 because it 9ll make you stay safer/look cooler/go faster 3 and what should be left on the shelf.<br><br> And for those cyclists who want to take things to the next level, there are tips on cycling for sport and leisure, from weekend pootles to charity rides and epic adventures. But most of all, this comprehensive, friendly guide will help you appreciate the joy of bicycling. Helen Pidd loves cycling and is a Guardian journalist: she writes the cycling column for the Observer magazine.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 6th May 2010 FORMAT 210 x 165mm ILLUSTRATIONS integrated EXTENT 224 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 WHAT THE HELL IS HE THINKING? Zoe Strimpel Why does he bother with grand gestures then fail to follow through? Why is he possessive even when he isn't all that into me?<br><br> Why can't he leave his mummy out of our relationship? What the HELL is he thinking? Having spent a good part of her post-pubescent life picking apart dating dilemmas with her girlfriends over cocktails and cups of tea, Zoe Strimpel decided it was time to do something once and for all about the perpetual sense of mystery that surrounds the male mind.<br><br> She decided to talk to actual men, getting them to explain in their own words each tale of woe and mystery. When she added their stories to the tales of confusion and frustration from smart girls in their twenties and thirties 3 she realised she might be on to solving at least some of those universal issues. This wise, funny and intimate book gets to the heart of the male mind, in a language women will understand and love.<br><br> Zoe Strimpel is a journalist and the dating columnist for The London Paper . The weekly columns have prompted heated responses from London's commuters: women relate, men react. She has also written for Cosmopolitan and The Times and has appeared on television as a spokesperson for "freemales," women who genuinely enjoy the single life.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 1 st July 2010 FORMAT 198 x 129mm EXTENT 256 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 2 WOMEN'S HEALTH Gillian McKeith The latest book from holistic nutritionist GIllian McKeith is an empowering approach to womanhood 3 how to be happy, healthy and in control at every stage in your life. Gillian's guidance on all things female is sensitive yet constructive. Through nutrition, learn how to maximise your health potential during the key stages of your adult life, from puberty to motherhood, through to the years following the menopause.<br><br> Gillian outlines what to eat to boost specific areas of your health 3 e.g. how to raise your energy levels, get a good night's sleep or increase your chances of conception. Starting off with a comprehensive questionnaire you can pinpoint the areas of your health most in need of attention, a handy Q&A section provides all the answers to those difficult questions, and each section addresses the most common ailments associated with that age group.<br><br> Gillian McKeith (PhD) is an internationally acclaimed holistic nutritionist and presenter of the hit prime time television programme for Channel 4, You Are What You Eat , watched by millions of viewers in more than 34 countries around the world. She has written ten books and there are more than 3 million copies of Gillian McKeith books now in print in more than 35 countries around the globe. PUBLICATION DATE 6 th May 2010 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 256 pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK General Non-Fiction 3 101 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU'RE FIVE Sally Norton Is that gurgle the best you can do?<br><br> With five years of fun ahead of you, there are 101 amusing and infuriating things for you to get up to . . .<br><br> Go ahead . . .<br><br> · Play your jam sandwich in the DVD machine! · Worship the cardboard box your most expensive present came in! · Stick that pea right up your nose!<br><br> · Take your place in the middle of your parents 9 bed! · Drop that tiny car in the massive ball pit and scream until your scrambling parents unearth it! After all, you 9re only young once.<br><br> Destined to make new parents laugh and/or cry, Sally Norton 9s hilarious 101 Things to Do Before You 9re Five coaches babies through the essential skills to be mastered in those pre-school days, while guiding grown-ups through the 'joys' of those first five crucial years. Sally Norton is the author of bestselling The Girls 9 Book of Glamour and The Girls' Book 2. She is a journalist, copywriter and screenwriter, and mother to six-year-old Kate.<br><br> PUBLICATION DATE 4 th February 2010 FORMAT 178 x 129mm ILLUSTRATIONS 40 b & w integrated illustrations EXTENT 96pp US RIGHTS Penguin UK TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK RIGHTS SOLD Finnish General Non-Fiction 31 THE MURDOCH METHOD Irwin Stelzer Irwin Stelzer has spent close to three decades watching Rupert Murdoch build News Corporation into a powerful global player in the highly competitive and rapidly changing media industry. He has talked to Murdoch about some of his biggest deals and moves before they have occurred, others as negotiations have proceeded, and others in post mortem sessions. Although the author is a friend, this is not a tittle-tattle book.<br><br> It is a book that will lay out the very special way that Murdoch approaches a problem, and how he manages a worldwide company that has assets of $62 billion and annual revenues of $32 billion. Failed ventures will not be ignored, but the successes far outnumber the failures. Irwin M.<br><br> Stelzer is the U.S. economic and business columinst for the Sunday Times , The Courier-Mail and a contributing editor of The Weekly Standard . Stelzer has served as a managing director of the investment banking firm of Rothschild Inc.<br><br> and was co-founder and president of National Economic Research Associates Inc. which became NERA Economic Consulting. He is a signatory of the Henry Jackson Society and a senior director and fellow of the Hudson Institute.<br><br> He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. Stelzer has been described as "[Rupert] Murdoch's public mouthpiece - although the relationship is actually rather looser". PUBLICATION DATE 6 th January 2011 FORMAT 234 x 153mm EXTENT 288 pp US RIGHTS Penguin US TRANSLATION RIGHTS Penguin UK Business 3 Reference Titles THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF MATHEMATICS: 4 TH EDITION By David Nelson The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics.<br><br> Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work. 2 nd October 2008, 496pp THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF HUMAN BIOLOGY By Michael Thain Human biology is an essential area of study for medical, nursing and pharmacology students. Texts relating to this vital area have long been overlooked due to the dominance of biology as the 'umbrella' discipline, however, there is now an undeniable need for more specific and focused resources.<br><br> The Penguin Dictionary of Human Biology brings together decades of knowledge acquired by author Michael Thain. Each entry is carefully researched and articulated and the extensive illustrations and diagrams help to explain even the most complex concepts. 28 th May 2009, 928pp THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF MARKETING By Phil Harris The Penguin Dictionary of Marketing is the only one-volume dictionary of its kind to offer full sections of international terms, giving it a truly global readership.<br><br> Covering everything from direct marketing to slogans, political marketing to corporate affairs this is ideal for A-level and undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in this exciting and innovative discipline. 29 th January 2009, 304pp 3 THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF SCIENCE By Mike Clugston The Penguin Dictionary of Science covers all the important topics in this key subject area, including chemistry, physics, molecular biology, biochemistry, human anatomy, mathematics, astronomy and computing. Superbly comprehensive and accessible, this dictionary is the ideal reference tool for anyone who needs to understand scientific terms, whether student, researcher or enthusiastic layperson.<br><br> 26 th March 2009, 768pp THE PENGUIN HANDBOOK OF ANCIENT RELIGIONS By John R. Hinnells This overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures boasts an international selection of contributors, all of whom are leading scholars in their field. The cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion are explored in detail, giving an impression of all, not only elite societies.<br><br> Every topic is placed in its own cultural context, while bearing in mind its relevance to a wider historical and sociological debate. The result is an erudite and thoroughly readable handbook to ancient religions, from Palaeolithic cave art to the rituals of Aztec and Inca civilizations. 28 th August 2009, 624pp THE PENGUIN HANDBOOK OF THE WORLD 9S LIVING RELIGIONS By John R.<br><br> Hinnells Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world 9s religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.<br><br> 4 th February 2010, 928pp THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF ISLAM By Azim Nanji Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand?<br><br> Are we, in fact, mis understanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events.<br><br> Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers. 24 th April 2008, 320pp 3 THE PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF JUDAISM By Nicholas De Lange The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought.<br><br> Each entry is presented with clarity, precision and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, Religion and Theology plus anyone with a general interest in this rich religion. 26 th June 2008, 400pp 3 Recently Published Titles Fiction THE LEFT HAND OF GOD By Paul Hoffman "Writers like Hoffman are too rare.<br><br> This wonderful book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself. I haven't enjoyed a new world this much since Feist's 'Magician'. d - Conn Iggulden The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place 3 a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose 3 to serve in the name of the One True Faith.<br><br> In one of the Sanctuary 9s vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old 3 he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale.<br><br> He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die. His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt.<br><br> But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price& not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not. Michael Joseph, January 2010 , 448pp Rights sold: Bulgaria (Bard), Russia (Bookclub 36.6), Greece (Dioptra), Turkey (Dogan Egmont), Brazil (Objetiva), Czech Republic (Euromedia), Germany (Goldmann), Slovakia (Ikar), Hungary (Kelly), Japan (Kodansha), Spain (La Esfera de los Libros), Italy (Longanesi), Korea (Munhakdogne), Thailand (Nanmee), US (Dutton), Portugal (Porto Editora), Romania (Rao Publishing), China (Shanghai 99), The Netherlands (Prometheus), Poland (Albatros) WARRIOR DAUGHTER By Janet Paisley 2,000 years ago on the Isle of Skye, a warrior is born. Daughter of an Iron Age warrior queen, Skaaha is wild, headstrong and revered.<br><br> But she is also a child, and when a chariot race leaves her mother dead and the queen's rival Mara in her place, Skaaha 9s charmed life lies in ruins. Vulnerable, her future imperilled, Skaaha seeks to forge a life beyond the new queen's reach. Broken by brutal misfortune, alone in a world of mistrust, Skaaha must unearth the courage to confront her enemies in defence of her people.<br><br> Warrior Daughter is inspired by the historical S cathach , a fierce warrior woman of the first century AD and forerunner to the equally ferocious Boudicca . Viking, June 2009. 320pp 3 WARRIOR OF ROME 1: FIRE IN THE EAST By Harry Sidebottom AD 255 3 the Roman Imperium is stretched to breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border.<br><br> The far flung and isolated citadel of Arête faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshall the defences of this lonely city 3 one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power 3 a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista. And so unfolds an epic drama 3 a story of empire, of heroes, of treachery, of courage, and most of all, a story of brutal bloody warfare.<br><br> Fire in the East is the only debut UK hardback fiction title to reach the top five in 2008. The paperback was published in April 2009 and has sold over 90,000 copies. Michael Joseph, July 2008, 432pp Rights sold: Russia (AST Publishers), Brazil (Record), Poland (Rebis), Spain (Edhasa), Hungary (Gold Book), Portugal (Civilizacao Editora), Italy (Newton Compton), France (Timee), Serbia (Laguna) WARRIOR OF ROME 2: KING OF KINGS By Harry Sidebottom AD256 3 the spectre of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire.<br><br> The sparks of Christian fervour have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. The battle-bloodied general Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete 3 only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive. Ballista is soon caught in a sinister web of intrigue and religious fanaticism .<br><br> . . his courage and loyalty will be put to the ultimate test in the service of Rome and the Emperor.<br><br> The Warrior of Rome is back . . .<br><br> Michael Joseph, July 2009, 416pp Rights sold: Russia (AST Publishers), Poland (Rebis), Spain (Edhasa), Hungary (Gold Book), Portugal (Civilizacao Editora), Italy (Newton Compton) HELLO HEARTBREAK By Amy Huberman You'd think twenty-seven years would be enough time to wise up to the rules of love and loss, especially Rule Number 1: Do not, at any time, let him see how much he has hurt you. But no, Izzy Keegan was probably off doing sambuca shots when that lesson was taught. So, starting with public humiliation and taking in temporary insanity, rebound sex, and a night in a police cell along the way, Izzy has to make up her own rules for coping with heartbreak.<br><br> Luckily she has friends who are there for her through thick and thin. And she's got her foot in the door of the film business (though dogsbody wasn't exactly the job she dreamt of doing). Now, all she has to do is put the dirty cheating love-rat behind her.<br><br> Hello Heartbreak was the number one bestseller in Ireland. Penguin Ireland, July 2009. 336pp Rights sold: Turkey (Dogan Egmont) 4 General Non-Fiction THE SARTORIALIST By Scott Schuman Scott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people on the street who looked great.<br><br> His now famous blog ['the bellwether American site that turned photo blogging into an art form' New York Times ] was an attempt to showcase the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people 3 not only those of the fashion industry. The book is a beautiful anthology of Scott's favourite shots from around the world. They include photographs of well-known fashion figures as well as those shots of the anonymous passerby whose imagination and taste delight the viewer.<br><br> From the streets of Rio to Bejing, Stockholm to Milan, these are the people that have inspired Scott and in turn, inspired designers and people of all ages, wages and nationalities with an interest in fashion. Intimately designed and created with Scott, the book is a handsome object in its own right, in full colour on hand-picked, quality paper. Particular Books, September 2009, 512pp, full colour photographs Rights sold: China (Shanghai Translation), US (Penguin US) GREAT STARS By David Thomson Gary Cooper - Ingrid Bergman 3 Bette Davis 3 Humphrey Bogart 3 Cary Grant 3 Marilyn Monroe - Judy Garland 3 Charlie Chaplin 3 Greta Garbo - Marlon Brando.<br><br> David Thomson 3 perhaps the greatest living critic and an extraordinarily astute lover of films 3 has written ten short biographies, each of only 30,000 words encompassing ten of the greatest Hollywood stars 3 figures who invaded the dreams of millions of people and who both in their lives and in their roles tell us so much about what the movies have done to us all. The books include illustrations but they are designed to be read, both telling the stories of how ten remarkable individuals came to such staggering prominence and offering in effect the story of American film, from the silent era to Brando 9s death. Particular Books, August 2009 (first four), June 2010 (next six), 120- 128pp, illustrations: integrated Rights sold: US (Faber & Faber) THE THRIFT BOOK By India Knight Feeling poor because of recession?<br><br> Feeling guilty because of global warming? Feeling like you 9d quite like to tighten your belt, but aren 9t quite ready to embrace DIY macramé handbags? No need to panic.<br><br> Put down the economy mince and buy this book instead 3 it 9s a blueprint for living beautifully while saving money and easing your conscience. It will show you everything from making wonderful dinners with very little money, to how to dress on a budget and still look fabulous. Since publication we have sold 35,000 hardbacks.<br><br> India 9s guide to New Thrift is a perfect antidote to credit crunch blues. Fig Tree, November 2008, 256pp , illustrations: integrated Rights sold: Germany (Goldmann), Italy (Feltrinelli), Denmark (Gyldendal) 41 THE IDLE PARENT By Tom Hodgkinson In The Idle Parent Tom Hodgkinson provides a revolutionary and wholly sensible approach to childcare, based on the idea of D.H. Lawrence and many others that the best thing we can do for children is to leave them alone!<br><br> Not by neglecting them but by providing them with the space and time to become self-reliant, confident, happy and free - rather than cowed unspirited cogs in the capitalist machine. Full of wit and humour, sage advice and practical examples, Tom applies his trademark left-of- centre theories of idleness to one of the most thorny aspects of every adult's life. This is the perfect book for anyone grappling with parenthood and wondering why existing, manuals are so dispiriting&.<br><br> Hamish Hamilton, March 2009, 320pp, b/w illustrations integrated Rights sold: Germany (Rogner & Bernhard), Italy (Rizzoli), Netherlands (Meulenhoff), Finland (Basam), Czech Republic (Jota), Slovakia (Ikar), China complex (Good Morning Press), US (Tarcher) A MESS OF IGUANAS, A WHOOP OF GORILLAS& By Alon Shulman There are many wonderful creatures on earth 3 and even more incredible ways to describe them. With more collective nouns for animal groups than anyone else in the world, from a Business of Ferrets to a Wobble of Ostriches (not forgetting, of course, an Implausibility of Gnus) Alon Shulman 9s A Mess of Iguanas, A Whoop of Gorillas will tell you what to call a group of zebras, chickens, parrots, spiders, tigers or penguins the next time you encounter one. It will also tell you the most outlandish, strange yet completely accurate animal facts you can imagine.<br><br> For example, did you know & that polar bears are invisible to infra-red because they have transparent fur? Or that a hippopotamus can 9t swim? Or that ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand?<br><br> Filled with everything you could ever want to know about the creatures that inhabit our world, this brilliant compendium of animal curiosities is perfect for pub quizzers, language buffs, wannabe know-it-alls and any readers aged, well & 8 to 80. Particular Books, October 2009, 272pp Cookery ECONOMY GASTRONOMY By Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett The credit crunch is having a massive impact on what we eat. The average family 9s annual food bill went up by £1000 last year.<br><br> As the approaching recession forces us to tighten our belts, are we really going to have to face months of grim news with nothing but grim food to sustain us? The answer is 'no!' Top chefs Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett not only show us how to cut our food bills in half, but how we can eat like royalty at the same time. Economy Gastronomy is about planning ahead, shopping well, spending less and using ingredients ingeniously to create flavour-packed food every day.<br><br> The 100 delicious recipes cover breakfasts and lunches, snacks and treats, with chapters to show you how to achieve expensive-looking meals without spending a fortune. The economy gastronomy system combines traditional skills with restaurant flair. We have sold 57,000 copies to date and since publication it has constantly been in the bestseller charts.<br><br> Michael Joseph, August 2009. 320pp, colour photographs throughout 4 FAY 9S FAMILY FOOD By Fay Ripley For the past 5 years, Fay Ripley has been cooking for her growing family. Spurred on by the lack of inspiration out there, she has written this cookbook full of recipes for all the family.<br><br> The vital ingredient is that you only need to cook one meal. She was fed up of having to cook separately for her 1-year-old, then having to knock up something for her 5-year-old and then, with the kids in bed, finally think about cooking something to enjoy with her husband. So she started working out meals that all of them could eat together - not separate ingredients, age dependent.<br><br> This book offers suggestions and inspiration to feed your family. It's there to get you in the swing so that you can find 15 minutes to knock up something that you're proud to see them eat. The idea is to cook food that you can remove your babies' and kids' portions from, before adding the more challenging ingredients for yourselves.<br><br> We have sold 30,000 copies since publication. Michael Joseph, April 2009. 256pp, 100 colour photographs throughout History, Current Affairs & Science THE SPIRIT LEVEL: WHY MORE EQUAL SOCIETIES ALMOST ALWAYS DO BETTER By Dr Kate Pickett and Professor Richard Wilkinson It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem, and large inequalities of income in a society have often been regarded as divisive and corrosive.<br><br> This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years 9 research, goes an important stage beyond either of these ideas to demonstrate that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them 3 the well-off as well as the poor. Almost every modern social and environmental problem 3 ill-health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations 3 is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between the material success and social failings of many modern societies.<br><br> The Spirit Level does not simply provide a key to diagnosing our ills. It tells us how to shift the balance from self-interested 8consumerism 9 to a friendlier and more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone.<br><br> Allen Lane, March 2009, 320pp, illustrations: integrated cartoons Rights sold: US (Bloomsbury), Italy (Feltrinelli), Japan (Tokyo Kaizai), Turkey (BZD yayin ve Illetism Hizmetleri), Brazil (Record), Korea (E-WHO), Spain (Turner), Portugal (Presenca), Sweden (Karneval), Germany (Rogner & Bernhard), Arab World (Yemen Book Shop) 4 WASTE: UNCOVERING THE GLOBAL FOOD SCANDAL By Tristram Stuart With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem 3 or thinks it does . Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food 3 enough to feed all the world 9s hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth of the West 9s greenhouse gas emissions are released growing food that will never be eaten.<br><br> While affluent nations throw away food through neglect, in the developing world crops rot because farmers lack the means to process, store and transport them to market. But there could be surprisingly painless remedies for what has become one of the world 9s most pressing environmental and social problems. Travelling from Yorkshire to China, from Pakistan to Japan, and introducing us to foraging pigs, potato farmers, freegans and food industry directors, Stuart encounters grotesque examples of profligacy, but also inspiring innovations and ways of making the most of what we have.<br><br> Combining front-line investigation with startling new data, Waste shows how the way we live now has created a global food crisis 3 and what we can do to fix it. Allen Lane, July 2009, 496pp, illustrations: 16pp b/w Rights sold: Spain (Alianza), Japan (NHK), Italy (Paravia Bruno Monadori), US (WW Norton) GOOD VALUE: REFLECTIONS ON MONEY, MORALITY AND AN UNCERTAIN WORLD By Stephen Green How should we create wealth in societies, and why is it necessary to do so? What improves the lives of the largest number of people?<br><br> And how do we, living in a globalised world caught in an age of financial and ecological turbulence, respond to the differing needs of individuals and institutions? Stephen Green, Chairman of HSBC, reflects on how the human desires for exploration and exchange have led us into a globalised, urban world, and considers why it is that capitalism is the best system by which to improve material human wealth. As the world's financial order is in a state of flux, how do we align these drives, and capitalism, with our spiritual and psychological needs?<br><br> And how should the financial sector respond not only to the current crisis but to the wider needs of the people it serves. Do businesses - and banks in particular - have a duty to society that goes beyond the creation of profit? Does open market capitalism remain our best hope for creating wealth that benefits all of society?<br><br> Encompassing history, politics, religion and economics, Good Value offers new perspectives on how we can live in a richer, more dynamic world. Allen Lane, July 2009, 216pp Rights sold: Turkey (BZD yayin ve Illetism Hizmetleri), China (Cheers), Germany (Finanzbuch Verlag), US (Grove Atlantic), Taiwan (Wealth Press) 4 THE IDEA OF JUSTICE By Amartya Sen Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? In this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievements have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general.<br><br> The breadth of vision, intellectual acuity and striking humanity of one of the world's leading public intellectuals have never been more clearly shown than in this remarkable book. Allen Lane, July 2009, 496pp Rights sold: Japan (Ashaki Shoten), Italy (Arnoldo Mondadori), Germany (C H Beck), France (Flammarion), Hindi (Raipal & Sons), Spain (Taurus), US (Harvard), Arabic (Arab Scientific Publishers), Bengali (Ananda) China (China Renmin University), Brazil (Companhia das Letras), Korea (Random House Korea) THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF MODERN RUSSIA By Robert Service Russia's recent past has encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror and two world wars, and the country is still undergoing huge change. In his acclaimed history, now updated to 2009, Robert Service provides a superb panoramic viewpoint on Russia, exploring the complex, changing interaction between rulers and ruled from Nicholas II, Lenin and Stalin through to Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin and beyond.<br><br> This new edition also discusses Russia 9s unresolved economic and social difficulties and its determination to regain its leading role on the world stage and explains how, despite the recent years of de-communization, the seven decades of communist rule which penetrated every aspect of life still continue to influence Russia today. Allen Lane, August 2009, 736pp Rights sold: Italy (Riuniti), Spain (Critica), US (Harvard University Press), Croatia (Sandorf), China (World Affairs) EUROPE 9S TRAGEDY: A H