A Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, and a WHSmith Book Club choice, Judith Tebbutt's astonishing account of her imprisonment at the hands of Somali pirates, who took the life of her husband David, is now in paperback. Also available: Neil McKenna's Fanny and Stella, Marjorie Celona's Y, and Owen Sheer's Calon.
Jefferson Winter is no ordinary investigator. The son of one of America's most renowned serial killers, Winter has spent his life trying to distance himself from his father's legacy ... James Carol's brand new series (film rights already snapped up by Stephen Fry) kicks off with some Broken Dolls. Find out more.
From the author of The Buddha of Suburbia comes The Last Word, an outrageous, clever and very funny story of sex, lies, art and what defines a life. There's new, Erik Satie-inspired fiction from Richard Skinner (The Mirror), and a time-bending novel of love and pain from Andrew Sean Greer. More in Fiction.
Earning rave reviews and big sales in the US, Anita Elberse's Blockbusters proposes that spending big in the entertainment industry is the most sensible - and profitable - option. This is an entertaining, accessible read, not overladen with jargon. It might just change the way you do things. More in Non-fiction.
Looking in-depth across six decades and not just at isolated scenes and eras, Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah is an 800-page long player, benefitting from his encyclopedic knowledge. Great experience is lent also to Michael Blakemore's Stage Blood, Nicolas Roeg's The World is Ever Changing, and Alfred Brendel's A Pianist's A-Z. More in Music, Stage & Screen.
This coming year will see new collections from Hugo Williams and Toby Martinez de las Rivas, new translations from Simon Amitage and Lavinia Greenlaw, and continued appreciation of the war poets. 1914: Poetry Remembers is the Poet Laureate's new anthology of the finest war verse. More in Poetry.