Orion Popular Culture TPB April £11.99 320pp 978 1 409 14873 9 eBook: £11.99 / 978 1 409 14875 3
EMER O’TOOLE Girls Will Be Girls
How To Be a Woman for 20-somethings. How do women end up acting ‘female’? Emer O’Toole takes us on a hilarious, honest and probing journey through her life, delving into the debates and theories on the hot topic of feminism. Following Emer’s decision to stop shaving for 18 months, she challenged herself and others to question how much a person’s confidence is tied up with how they look. This and other personal anecdotes – of pub banter, cross-dressing, hair-cutting and sexual discovery – open up a wider and more thorough discussion of what it means to have a gendered role in society, and how things can change. Girls Will Be Girls is an accessible, laugh-out-loud call to arms; an influential book that all young women (and men) should read. Emer O’Toole is a 27-year-old theatre scholar and writer. She contributes to the Guardian and the feminist blog Vagenda, writes short stories for magazine 4’33’’ and has composed many short plays and comedy sketches.
Location: Brixton, London Available for Interview @Emer_OToole
Non-Fiction/Ideas/Current Affairs • April / May 2014
Orion Biography/ Military HB May £20.00 288pp 978 1 409 14843 2 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 409 14846 3
STEVE HEANEY, DAMIEN LEWIS Operation Mayhem
2,000 blood-crazed rebels. One jungle village. 20 British soldiers to save it. The first account of an epic mission: one of the most highly decorated in elite forces history. Airlifted into the Sierra Leone jungle during the bloody civil war in 2000, the secret British unit X Platoon were sent in to combat Sierra Leonean rebels. The mission turned into a 28-day siege; lack of back-up and supplies led to fighting with makeshift grenades and surviving on bush tucker. In Operation Mayhem, Heaney recounts his amazing untold true story, full of the rough-and-ready humour and steely fortitude with which these elite soldiers carried out operations far into hostile terrain. Steve Heaney was the first non-officer in the British military to be awarded the Military Cross for operations in Sierra Leone. He now works as a senior military advisor to one of Britain’s key allies. Damien Lewis is an award-winning war journalist. His books Operation Certain Death, Apache Dawn and Fire Strike 7/9 were Sunday Times bestsellers, and he has co-written many books including Pathfinder (a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller) and Born Fearless (the UK’s highest-selling military non-fiction title of 2012).
Location: London and County Cork, Ireland. Available for Interview