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MAGNA (Hardcover)
October / November
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will find much to treasure in this elegantly written anthology of ten brand-new adventures. The inimitable Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Doctor Watson are back once again in N.M. Scott’s third collection of stories inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime-busting duo.
Dip into Watson’s case notes and discover how a man came to be found suspended in an ice block in Victoria Park, what happened when an infernal locomotive ran amok in Moscow, and how a severed foot pointed the way to a grisly murder.
l Mystery – 162pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4215 9
On an ordinary day in 1941, a letter arrives on the doormats of five young women, which will change everything. Lillian is distraught. She must register for compulsory war work. Many miles away, Emily is also furious to leave her dream job as a chef, whilst Alice must abandon her plans of college. Meanwhile, Elsie feels a kindling of hope at the possibility of leaving her brutal father. And down in London, Agnes has her own reasons to smile. Brought together at a munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, the five new bomb girls will find friendship and strength that they never before thought possible.
l Family Saga – 438pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4346 0
Anne Baker
It is 1935 and as Carrie Courtney watches her twin sister, Connie, marry the man of her dreams, Carrie longs to find a love of her own. Having lost their mother at an early age, the girls were brought up by their maiden aunts and, with Connie leaving home, Carrie is desperate to spread her wings. Using her skills as a bookkeeper, Carrie gets an exciting new job but her stunning beauty soon attracts the wrong kind of attention. And romance is the last thing on her mind when her beloved father finds himself caught up in an illegal jewellery business that threatens to destroy them all . . .
l Family Saga – 438pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4311 8
No one does glamour, girlish charm or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith, one of Britain’s best-loved actors. This new biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer. From her days as a West End star of comedy, Dame Maggie’s path crossed with those of the greatest actors of the era, including Richard Burton, Laurence Olivier and Ingmar Bergman. Her career is a ‘Who’s Who’ of British theatre in the twentieth century. Despite recent roles in Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, she remains an enigmatic figure. Michael Coveney’s absorbing biography therefore allows an insight into the real Maggie Smith.
l Non-Fiction – 498pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4314 9

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