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Scoundrel

Rebecca Gowers
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Rebecca Gowers

For years, Major Harry Larkyns has been known to history only as a swindler and seducer in 1870s California, famous more than anything for his death at the hands of the magnificently strange and brilliant photographer Eadweard Muybridge, one of the inventors of moving pictures. To all intents and purposes, Muybridge murdered Larkyns in cold blood, and yet he walked free on grounds of 'justifiable homicide'. How was this possible? Surely it had something to do with Harry's own story? Although he has largely been dismissed as an imposter and a rogue, Rebecca Gowers discovers that Larkyn's extremely tall tales were (mostly) true and that he was hiding plenty more. Part biography, part detective story, Scoundrel ranges across the globe from Larkin's days as a cadet in India, his louche life in 1870s Paris, and his days as a swindler and seducer in the Wild West of American. It is a gripping story of derring-do, of grand gestures and fast women, of great courage and narrow escapes, and through it Gowers brings to life a whole era.

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The Real Lolita

Sarah Weinman
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Sarah Weinman
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Headscarves and Hymens

Mona Eltahawy
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Mona Eltahawy
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The Versions of Us

Laura Barnett
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Laura Barnett

A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK AND NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERWhat if you had said yes . . . ?Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their paths first cross in 1958. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog. What happens next will determine the rest of their lives. We follow three different versions of their future - together, and apart - as their love story takes on different incarnations and twists and turns to the conclusion in the present day.The Versions of Us is an outstanding debut novel about the choices we make and the different paths that our lives might follow. What if one small decision could change the rest of your life?Laura's Barnett's new book GREATEST HITS is available for pre-order now.

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The Longest Night

Gavin Mortimer
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Gavin Mortimer
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Dizzee Rascal

Alex Kitts
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Alex Kitts

No-holds-barred account of one of Britain's most gifted and creative musical talentsIn 2003, at the age of 17, Dizzee Rascal became an overnight name to drop when his debut album, Boy In Da Corner, beat Coldplay, Radiohead and The Darkness to the Mercury Music Prize.Dizzee was born in Nigeria, but raised by his mum in Bow, east London after the death of his father when he was two years old. Dizzee was thrown out of four schools in four years, got involved with drugs and crime. But, whilst he dropped out of most formal education, music always had a guiding influence on Dizzee. With four bestselling albums to his name, Dizzee is not only famed for pioneering grime - his style has evolved and progressed and he has become one of the biggest popstars in the UK today. Recent collaborations with artists as diverse as Arctic Monkeys and Fatboy Slim demonstrate Dizzee's vision and musical genius. Citing influences which range from old skool hip hop to jungle and heavy metal, Dizzee embodies an artist with a unique talent who's pioneering approach guarantee his longevity.

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Stirling's Men

Gavin Mortimer
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Gavin Mortimer

The first ever officially sanctioned history of the SAS in World War IIA riveting history book that reads like a novel, STIRLING'S MEN investigates the story of the SAS from its creation by David Stirling to the last battles of World War II. This is the first account of the SAS to be officially supported by the veterans and based on their unique first-hand testimony. Gavin Mortimer weaves their stories together to produce a fabulous page-turning narrative that will capture the imagination.

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Weidenfeld and Nicolson Win Auction for Two Novels by Laura Barnett

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of THE VERSIONS OF US, and a second novel, by writer, journalist and theatre critic, Laura Barnett.

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Mama: The Food That Makes Us

Amanda Harris, Deputy Publisher, Non-fiction at Orion Publishing Group has bought UK & Commonwealth Rights from Jon Elek at United Agents for Mina Holland’s MAMA: THE FOOD THAT MAKES US. Weidenfeld & Nicolson are to publish the book as a hardback and eBook (£18.99, £9.99) in February 2017.

Scientist's second book on how our genes define us

Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish Adam Rutherford

W&N have bought rights to two new books by science writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford. The first book, provisionally entitled KNOW THYSELF, will be a definitive guide to what our genes tell us about ourselves and will be published in February 2016.

W&N to publish Among the Wholesome Children by Sarah Weinman

The publishers of the first UK edition of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1959), are to publish Sarah Weinman's account of the abduction and tragic life of Sally Horner, the real-life inspiration for Lolita.

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Orion Art and Design Student Competition 2017

Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish Here Comes Trouble by Costa-shortlisted Simon Wroe

Sophie Buchan, Senior Commissioning Editor at W&N, bought UK and Commonwealth rights in Here Comes Trouble by Simon Wroe from Sue Armstrong at Conville & Walsh. Hardback publication is slated for July 2017.

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NEWS: John Lennon Letters App Is Now Available Free for iPad

A unique selection of John Lennon's letters to The Beatles is now available free for iPad on the App Store. The John Lennon Letters Lite app is a fascinating insight into the relationship between John and the band from heart-warming postcards to Ringo to tougher love for Paul and George Martin. And more good news for Beatles fans, the full app is now available for a limited period at a discounted price of just £1.99.

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NEWS: I AM MALALA Acquired by Orion Children's Books

Orion Children's Books is delighted to announce that Malala Yousafzai, International Advocate for Education, is to write a Young Readers edition of her remarkable story.

LES PARISENNES to be published in 2016

NEWS: Weidenfeld and Nicolson to publish two new books by bestselling historian Anne Sebba

Alan Samson, Publisher Non-Fiction at the Orion Publishing Group has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two new books by the bestselling historian Anne Sebba, author of THAT WOMAN: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. The deal was negotiated with Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.

Published in hardback and simultaneous eBook in May 2015

Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish THE DIET MYTH by Tim Spector

Bea Hemming has bought THE DIET MYTH: THE NEW SCIENCE OF THE MICROBIOME by Tim Spector. Weidenfeld & Nicolson will publish in hardback and simultaneous eBook in May 2015.

Disraeli by Douglas Hurd and Edward Young and Time's Anvil by Richard Morris

NEWS: Two Weidenfeld & Nicolson titles Longlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize

Weidenfeld & Nicolson are delighted to have two books on the longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013, Disraeli by Douglas Hurd and Edward Young and Time’s Anvil by Richard Morris. The shortlist will be announced on 30 September and the winner on 4 November.

RISE: SURVIVNG AND THRIVING AFTER TRAUMA

W&N to Publish Sian Williams' First Book

Publisher Alan Samson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has bought world rights from Annabel Merullo at PFD for a first book from journalist and broadcaster Sian Williams. The book is called Rise: Surviving and Thriving After Trauma, and will be published in June 2016 in hardback.