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Kate Williams Young Elizabeth

How Elizabeth became Queen. We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. And yet, for much of her early life, the young princess did not know what her future would hold: she was our accidental Queen. But she carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the 20th century, and her monarchy is very different to that of her parents and grandparents. Her continuing popularity owes much to the intelligence and elusive personality of this remarkable woman. Kate Williams is one of Britain’s brightest young historians, and acclaimed biographer of Emma Hamilton and the young Victoria.

Biography, History Cased May 2012 £12.99 208pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 86781 4 Markets: World XUSAC USA & Translation: United Agents Serial: W&N

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No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker Edited by Rob Young

A collection of pieces on enigmatic genius Scott Walker. Scott Walker has travelled from teen idol to the outer limits of music. From ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More’ reaching No. 1 through to meat being punched on his last album, The Drift, he somehow seems to have reached a passionate and committed fan base. This collection features a handful of previously published articles and newly commissioned pieces, largely drawn from The Wire’s writers including Ian Penman, Chris Bohn and Rob Young. Rob Young is a former editor of The Wire magazine. He lives in London.

Biography, Music Cased May 2012 £20.00 288pp 234 x 153mm 978 1 4091 0273 1 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion

Leigh Bardugo The Gathering Dark

An orphan must save her kingdom from the terrifying Darkling. The Shadow Fold is slowly destroying the nation of Ravka. Alina, a lonely orphan, discovers a power that thrusts her into the world of the magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to setting Ravka free? If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to the Grisha leader, the mysterious and powerful Darkling. Leigh Bardugo graduated from Yale University and has written for David E. Kelley Productions, 20th Century Fox and the L.A. Weekly. She lives in Los Angeles, USA. www.leighbardugo.wordpress.com

Fantasty 12+ TPB May 2012 £8.99 224pp 216 x 135mm 978 1 78062 110 4 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Holt USA