Frankfurt Highlights 2013
We are excited to announce our highlights for the Frankfurt Book Fair.
WHAT SHE LEFT by T. R. Richmond
Alice Salmon returns to her university town for a night out with friends, seven years after she first arrived - wide-eyed, curious, insatiable. The events of the night unravel a secret that pulls that past into dangerously sharp focus. And the next morning her body is found washed up by the river. Now it’s someone else who is intent on picking up the pieces… Who is Alice Salmon? A brilliant psychological thriller for fans of GONE GIRL and BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.
THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT CASTAWAY HOUSE by Stephanie Lam
Full of love affairs, secrets and suspense, Stephanie Lam’s atmospheric début is a must-read for fans of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton. When Rosie Churchill moves into the beautiful but run-down Castaway House in the seaside town of Helmston in 1965, she uncovers a mystery about a previous inhabitant of the house from its 1920s heyday. Robert Carver lived at Castaway when it was the seaside home of a wealthy family. The more Rosie uncovers about Robert the more her story and his - and both their love stories - entwine. . .
MUNICH AIRPORT by Greg Baxter
A hypnotic exploration of loss, isolation and belonging from Greg Baxter, one of our most exciting contemporary literary voices. An American expat in London receives a phone call from a German policewoman: she tells him the scarcely believable news that the man’s sister, Miriam, has been found dead – of starvation – in her Berlin flat. Three weeks later, we are in the unbearably strange surroundings of a fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam’s coffin is to be loaded on to a commercial jet, and we begin to learn the story of these three people, waiting for Miriam’s body to be released, sifting through her possessions, and trying to piece together the events that led to her awful death.
FALLEN by Lia Mills
It is Spring 1915, Dublin. Katie Crilly – a young, intelligent woman – gets the news that her beloved twin brother has been killed on the Western Front. A year later, with Dublin engulfed in the violence of the Easter Rising, Katie finds herself torn by conflicting emotions. Katie takes refuge in the home of Hubie Wilson, a comrade of Liam’s from the Front. There unfolds a remarkable encounter between two young people, both wounded and both trying to imagine a new life.
HITLER: Only The World Was Enough by Brendan Simms
A powerful biography of Hitler and the poisonous ideas behind his actions. Above all, Simms focuses on what really mattered to Hitler – not the Soviet Union (which he despised and completely underestimated) but the United States. It was America that haunted Hitler, a country which had already intervened decisively in Europe’s affairs in WWI and which threatened by its sheer scale and dynamism to make irrelevant Hitler’s dreams of German greatness. This major new biography is the first attempt fully to get to grips with the true origins of Hitler’s ideas.
THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Light, Life and Brilliance in the Dark Ages by Michael Pye
A groundbreaking 1000-year history that shows how Northern Europe and the North Sea helped to forge the modern world. Overturning many common assumptions - of discrete nations divided by their borders; of the primacy of the Mediterranean in the shaping of European culture; of a pre-enlightenment ‘dark ages’ - The Edge of the World draws on an astounding breadth of source material to bring to life a vast sweep of history populated with intimate encounters and lively personalities.
BAGHDAD: City of Peace, City of Blood by Justin Marozzi
A many-layered portrait of a city on the rise and in decline, from a celebrated young travel writer-historian. Over thirteen centuries, Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre-eminence, and survived great hardships, beset by epidemics, famines, floods and numerous foreign invasions. This is the story of its mathematicians and its rulers, of its philosophers and conquerors. Justin Marozzi brings to life the whole tumultuous history of what was once the greatest capital on earth, from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
LAST MAN OFF: Life and Death on the Antarctic Seas by Matt Lewis
June 1998. Antarctica. 23-year-old Matt Lewis finds himself aboard a deep sea fishing boat in the midst of a terrifying storm. Faced by freezing temperatures, towering waves and a captain frozen by fear and refusing to act, Lewis takes matters into his own hands. What follows is an astonishing story of human courage, folly and tragedy. A Perfect Storm meets into Thin Air – a thrilling first-hand account of an ocean adventure.
PROBABLY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT by Matilda Tristram
Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby. Then she discovered she had cancer. Recording the awkward conversations, the mixed blessings of receiving ‘Get Well’ cards, and the reality of still having to queue too long for croissants, this is a quite remarkable memoir in graphic novel form – moving, funny, unsentimental, inspiring.
ONE POT WONDERS: 100 Comforting Recipes to Curl Up With by Lindsey Bareham
The go-to cookbook for the busy cook, Lindsey Bareham brings you recipes for 100 warming, nutritious and, in some cases, diet-conscious one-pot dinners. Her delicious recipes feature big flavours from all around the world but, more importantly, they are incredibly easy to make.
MADE IN INDIA: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen by Meera Sodha
A fresh and accessible guide to making delicious authentic home cooked Indian food. Learn how to make fresh chapattis, cooked in minutes, gobbled in seconds. Fragrant curries that make your mouth water. Side dishes which refresh and delight. Smells that fill your kitchen in such a way that make you inhale deeply and make your stomach rumble.
BREAD, CAKE, DOUGHNUT, PUDDING by Justin Gellatly
A comprehensive and inventive selection of sweet and savoury recipes from London’s best baker, Justin Gellatly. With over 150 recipes covering bread, biscuits, buns and cakes, puddings, ice cream, doughnuts and store cupboard essentials, this book is full of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.
THE HORMONE BIBLE by Leah Hardy, Susie Rogers and Dr Daniel Sister
Stop ‘hor-moaning’ with this ultimate lifestyle guide for a happier, healthier and younger you. Do you know the average 50-year-old has 12 times as much cortisol (stress hormone) as a 30-year-old? That you can instantly boost your sexy hormones by slightly changing the way you sit and stand? And that when you eat may be as important as what you eat? Written by three experts, The Hormone Bible reveals exactly why hormones matter and how they change with age. This book is set to become the bedside handbook for all women from 35 upwards who want to stay well and vibrant in the second half of their lives.
Puffin Frankfurt Highlights
Puffin are delighted to share some of our highlights for the Frankfurt Book Fair.
STONE RIDER from debut author David Hofmeyr
Stone Rider is an exceptionally powerful coming-of-age story, to rival Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy and Moira Young's Blood Red Road, in which a boy who has lost everything joins a brutal race to win the chance to escape his dying world. A tale of betrayal and redemption, infused with the author’s love of Westerns, Stone Rider is set in the dustbowl town of Blackwater, where rival Tribes of teenagers ride semi-sentient mechanical bykes instead of horses.
“David’s powerful, muscular writing gripped me from the first chapter. His evocation of the unforgiving landscape of Blackwater is so clear and visceral that I can almost feel the grit under my fingernails” – Ben Horslen, Editorial Director.
WHERE BEAR? by Sophy Henn
A truly stunning debut picture book from a huge new picture book talent.
“We were immediately struck by Sophy’s enormous talent for storytelling, her natural sense of colour and stunning illustrations. She is the one to watch and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be publishing her at Puffin” Alice Blacker, Executive Editor, Puffin Picture Books.
Once there was a bear cub who lived with a little boy. One day the boy looked at the bear and realised he was just too big and bearish to be living in a house.
“I think it’s time we found you a new place to live where you can be bearish and big,” said the boy. “But where Bear?”
Where Bear is a delightful and timeless story of friendship, camaraderie and discovery.