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Head of Zeus, an independent publishing house dedicated to new authors, great storytelling, and beautiful books
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    The complete story in one volume of Nadine Dorries’s bestselling FOUR STREETS trilogy.
    Set in the Irish Catholic community of 1950s Liverpool and in Ireland, this is a saga of working class families, living on the edge of poverty yet bound together by humour and loyalty, gossip, grumbling and endless cups of tea. It is also the gripping, moving – and shocking – story of a girl betrayed by a man trusted and revered by the people of the Four Streets and of that community’s revenge, played out over the course of a drama in three acts: THE FOUR STREETS, HIDE HER NAME and THE BALLYMARA ROAD.
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    On 23 June 2016, against all forecasts, Britain voted to leave the EU. Drawing on his experiences at the heart of the campaign, Daniel Hannan disects the result and our reaction. He outlines why Vote Leave won, exploring what people were voting for and what they weren’t. He looks at the immediate aftermath — how it differs from what people expected and what it says about where to go next.
    Brexit, Hannan points out, is a process — not an event — with three key areas of consideration: our relationship with the remaining 27 EU states; our relationship with the rest of the world; and, crucially, our consequent domestic reforms — there is no point to Brexit if we don’t now tackle the threats to democracy of corporatism and lobbying.
    What Next is Hannan’s blueprint for a successful Brexit. A Brexit that addresses the concerns of the 48 per cent who voted Remain as well as of the 52 per cent who voted Leave, a Brexit that revitalises British democracy, and a Brexit that will be mutually beneficial for both Britain and Europe.
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    This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today.
    Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin.
    Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.
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    The President of Ireland since 2011, when he was elected by a final tally of almost 57% of the votes, Michael D. Higgins has used his time in office to setout a vision of what he calls ‘an ethical Republic'.
    In a series of remarkable and urgent speeches, which are anything but the bland commentaries of a ceremonial head of state, Michael D. Higgins has urged his fellow citizens to consider what makes the good life. He has asked how human rights, an active and empowered citizenry, women's equality and the right to health and a life free of corrosive anxiety might be achieved. He has highlighted the plight of refugees. And he has criticised the ways in which work is becoming dehumanised.
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    Gideon Lake, a successful composer, is immediately smitten by Kate Solway, who lives below him. They begin a passionate affair, and Kate invites him to Europe so that they can be together without her husband finding out. But when Gideon witnesses all kinds of strange and terrifying events, he soon realizes that nothing in Kate's world is what it seems. Gideon must work out who, and what, Kate really is, and what she wants from him . . .
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    FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THROWAWAY CHILDREN.
    A man murders his wife and goes on the run. In the most dangerous decision of her life, a lonely young mother takes pity on him and offers him refuge.
    The man is Jimmy Randall, who, in The Throwaway Children, murders Rita and Rosie's mother, Mavis, before disappearing. This is the story of what happened next, as he borrows his father's army uniform and masquerades as a soldier, fooling lonely Elsie Tarrant into thinking she has found a wonderful new lover, little knowing that he is a wanted man and a murderer.
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    Politics has never been more unpredictable. Radical populists and insurgents have turned politics-as-usual on its head. Rebel explores how we got here, where we are heading and what we can do about it.
    Douglas Carswell argues that these insurgencies are a reaction against the emergence of a political and economic oligarchy that has subverted our democracy and stifled our market system. 'Politics,' he writes, 'is a cartel. Like the economy, it is rigged in the interests of a few.' This leaves our liberal, democratic order — the mechanism that has allowed a historically unprecedented proportion of humanity to flourish — facing a twin assault: oligarchs on the one hand, radical populists on the other.
    Reassessing history and politics, Rebel puts forward a bold new thesis: we are not the first to face such a threat. Oligarchic cartels have clogged the arteries of nations and economies throughout history, triggering radical insurgencies in protest. But all too often the radicals have strengthened the hand of the oligarchs: the Roman, Venetian and Dutch republics all succumbed to cartels. 'Anti-oligarch radicals,' the author notes, 'have often made the oligarchs seem the more attractive option.' So, too, today, he suggests.
    In the face of these twin threats, Carswell mounts a robust defence of the liberal, democratic order. Drawing on his first-hand experience in taking on — and beating — the established political parties, he proposes a profound reform of politics and capitalism to free us from the cartels, listing the practical steps needed to make this revolutionary change happen.
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    'Attentive, astute and beautiful. It expanded my mind and heart' AMY LIPTROT.
    An inspiring book about intense physical and personal experience.
    Victoria Whitworth began swimming in the cold waters of Orkney as a means of temporary escape from a failing marriage, a stifling religious environment and a series of health problems. Over four years, her encounters with the sea and all its weathers, the friendships she made, the wild creatures she encountered, combined to transform her life. This book is a love letter, to the beach where she swims regularly and its microcosmic world, to the ever-changing cold waters where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet, and to the seals, her constant companions.
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    'Chris Luttichau has written the book we have all been waiting for… Essential reading for anyone who cares about spirit, and spiritual activism. Read it, practice it, share it' MANDA SCOTT.
    From one of our most respected shamanic teachers, a blueprint for happiness which interweaves practical teachings, history, anecdote and ancestral wisdom. Alongside consciousness, meditation and mindfulness, shamanism, with its vision of the interconnectedness of all life, is undergoing an unprecedented revival in the western world. With personal stories from the author's 35-year study of shamanism and the earth-wisdom teachings, and clear, practical tools, this book offers a path leading to the transformation of ourselves, of our reality and consequently the course of our lives. It is a life-changing message from the heart of shamanism.
    Chris Luttichau shares his teachings on shamanism and earth-based spirituality in workshops and ongoing training groups through the Northern Drum Shamanic Training Centre. He also leads wilderness expeditions.
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    Allotments are places to grow food, but they are so much more than that. They are also places that encourage spontaneity, exploration, learning, sharing, restful activity and camaraderie. This book is a celebration of the allotment hut – their architecture and design, but most of all the wonderful invention and resourcefulness that makes each one unique.
    A series of original and charming illustrations offer insight into the world of allotment huts and offer inspiration to create your own, very special shed.
    This is the ideal gift book for allotment folk, gardeners or those curious about alternative lifestyles and the quirkier side of life.
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    Young and earnest, Algernon Swift is perplexed by life and all the ambiguities that language throw at him. By contrast, his elderly uncle, Reverend Hawker, revels in them.
    Through a series of original hand-drawn illustrations, we follow Algernon as he navigates the troubles of life, love and language. Eventually, Algernon learns to feel joy amidst all the confusion. Wickedly clever and original, The Life and Times of Algernon Swift contains some of the best – or indeed worst – puns and jokes you will ever read.
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    Aimée Crocker was an heiress to gold and railroad fortunes and a daughter of Judge Edwin B. Crocker (1818–1875), legal counsel for the Central Pacific Railroad, Justice of the California Supreme Court in 1865 and founder of the Crocker Art Museum. Her father was a brother of Charles Crocker, one of the 'big four' California railroad barons.
    Aimée had a tale or two to tell. Aside from lavish parties, husbands and lovers, she travelled widely in the Far East. She tells of escaping headhunters in Borneo, poisoning in Hong Kong, and avoided murder by servants in Shanghai. While away, she was christened Princess Palaikalani Bliss of Heaven by King David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii, and then Princess Galitzine when she wed her fifth and final husband, Prince Mstislav Galitzine. And I'd Do It Again is her autobiography.
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    From the bestselling author of The Angels of Lovely Lane, The Four Streets and Ruby Flynn.
    The nurses of Lovely Lane – Dana, Victoria, Pammy and Beth – are now in their second year and are about to face some truly harrowing and difficult times on the wards.
    St Angelus needs a new assistant matron, but the members of the Liverpool District Hospital Board have overruled Emily Haycock and Dr Gaskell in their choice. Enter the mysterious Miss Van Gilder from somewhere down south.
    The life of St Angelus is soon disrupted as her proposals turn the running of the hospital upside down and threaten the jobs of the domestics and porters. But Miss Van Gilder harbours a dark and dishonest secret, and the staff – who are used to looking after their own – set out to uncover it.
    Will they do so in time, before her meddling begins to affect the morale of the nurses and put the lives of their patients in danger? For one very sick little boy, especially, it will be touch and go.
    Can't wait for the next one? The Mothers of Lovely Lane will be released in June 2017! Search: 9781784975081.
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    The English language that is spoken by one billion people around the world is a linguistic mongrel, its vocabulary a diverse mix resulting from centuries of borrowing from other tongues. From the Celtic languages of pre-Roman Britain to Norman French; from the Vikings' Old Scandinavian to Persian, Sanskrit, Algonquian, Cantonese and Hawaiian — amongst a host of others — we have enriched our modern language with such words as tulip, slogan, doolally, avocado, moccasin, ketchup and ukulele. May We Borrow Your Language? explores the intriguing and unfamiliar stories behind scores of familiar words that the English language has filched from abroad; in so doing, it also sheds fascinating light on the wider history of the development of the English we speak today. Full of etymological nuggets to intrigue and delight the reader, this is a gift book for word buffs to cherish — as cerebrally stimulating as it is more-ishly entertaining.
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    A FESTIVE TREAT FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE. While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons — and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?
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    One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomized wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend Shelley's wife, who avoided his bed and invented science fiction instead.
    Nine women; one poet named George Gordon, Lord Byron – mad, bad and very very dangerous to know. The most flamboyant of the Romantics, he wrote literary bestsellers, he was a satirist of genius, he embodied the Romantic love of liberty (the Greeks revere him as a national hero), he was the prototype of the modern celebrity – and he treated women (and these women in particular) abominably. In BYRON'S WOMEN, Alex Larman tells their extraordinary, moving and often shocking stories. In so doing, he creates a scurrilous 'anti-biography' of one of England's greatest poets, whose life he views – to deeply unflattering effect – through the prism of the nine damaged woman's lives.
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    The dead god is waking. His power-mad priestess has deployed a mass of men and beasts onto the plains of Ro Weir. Faced with this black swarm, the last remnants of a nation crumbles and falls. This is the final battle for the mortal lands of Ro.
    Far to the north, the ice men of Rowanoco muster their Exemplars against the witch's assassins. In the blistering southern deserts, a squire with no master walks unscathed through a poisoned city. And, in the halls beyond the world, a thrice-born man dares to tread the path of Giants…
    All that was dead will rise. All that now lives will fall…
    This is the final epic battle for the Lands of Ro.
    What people are saying about THE WORLD RAVEN:
    'A brilliantly engrossing series, full of action, great stories, a captivating set of characters, now a fitting conclusion'
    'All round a cracking end'
    'It ties up loose ends and provides a fast paced and well written fantasy novel in doing so'
    'Wonderful storytelling skills, something to lose yourself in'
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    In April 2015, catastrophic earthquakes left Nepal devastated. Over 7,000 people lost their lives and more than twice as many were injured. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless and UNESCO World Heritage sites were destroyed.
    HOUSE OF SNOW is the biggest, most comprehensive and most beautiful collection of writing about Nepal in print. It includes over 50 excerpts of fiction and non-fiction inspired by the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this fascinating country.
    Here are explorers and mountaineers, poets and political journalists, national treasures and international stars such as Michael Palin and Jon Krakauer, Laxmi Prasad Devkota and ManjushreeThapa – all hand-picked by well-known authors and scholars of Nepali literature including Samrat Upadhyay, Michael Hutt, Isabella Tree and Thomas Bell. All profits from sales will be donated to charities providing relief from the 2015 earthquakes.
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    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLEROnce a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings. She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children. Now she must ask the question: what is left in her life? Can Rosie find the strength to rebuild herself? More importantly, does she even want to? What people are saying about MY HUSBAND'S WIFE: 'My Husband's Wife is a gripping book that kept me glued to my seat from the start, I couldn't put it down… Another brilliant Amanda Prowse story.' 'Her writing will make you laugh, cry, shout and scream and you will be left more often than not an emotional wreck but yet deeply satisfied that you have read such an outstanding book.' 'My Husband's Wife was utterly captivating and brilliant! 'Emotionally gripping!' 'My Husband’s Wife is emotional, amusing, heart-warming and entertaining… It is another Amanda Prowse triumph.' 'Absolute gem of a book' 'Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, does domestic drama like Amanda Prowse.' 'I loved this book from start to finish and smiled, grimaced and cried.' 'WOW! … such a phenomenal book from a fantastic author.'
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    Meet Liz Lyon: respected TV producer, stressed-out executive, guilty single mother. StoryWorld is the nation's favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV – and keep a lid on the scandals and backbiting that happen off-stage. But then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a game of one-upmanship where she doesn't know the rules. As the power struggle intensifies, can Liz keep her cool and keep her job? Does she even want to? In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the glamorous, pressurised world of live TV. What readers are saying about WOMAN OF THE HOUR: 'I think Jane Lythell is a fabulous author and once again her novel, as with the other two, had me reading into the early hours. This is her best yet, though, and I'm already waiting impatiently for the next in the series' 'Eager to see more' 'A very entertaining and gripping read'

    'There are moments to make you laugh, bring a lump to your throat and even to make your mouth water!'

    'An epic storyline that runs for the majority of the book, often in the background, but just there, hitting at your conscious to be unravelled'
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