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Orion Memoir MMP November £6.99 240pp 978 1 4091 4812 8 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 4813 5

DOT MAY DUNN Christmas Around the Village Green

Bestselling author Dot May Dunn returns with more of her heart-touching childhood experiences in 1940s England. Christmas Around the Village Green is full of wonderful anecdotal insight into the life that young Dot experienced, written with warmth, humour and vivid accounts of her surroundings – from deprivation, health problems and poverty, to personal determination, and the social history of the pre- and post-war years. Centred on Christmas during war-time, this book focuses on community spirit and the sense of coming together and supporting each other, which Dunn captures so well. Dot May Dunn grew up in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner, during the wartime years. In 1951 she joined the NHS as an early recruit and went on to train as a nurse.


Location: Essex Available for interview

Orion Non-fiction • November 2015

Orion Humour HB November £12.99 112pp 978 1 4091 5876 9 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 4091 5877 6

CHRIS (SIMPSONS ARTIST) Motivational Quotes to Help You Be More Positive

Laugh-out-loud, inappropriate and surreal collection of motivational quotes and artwork from the genius behind the Simpsons Pictures That I Gone and Done blog. The enormously talented and hilarious Chris (Simpsons artist) has been dubbed the ‘Internet’s Picasso’ and he has a large, highly-engaged following (482.5k Facebook). Fans flock to buy his merchandise, but he’s never turned his hand to a book – until now. This is his much-anticipated, brilliantly dark, surreal and hilarious collection of motivational quotes, featuring 99% brand new cartoons such as ‘Be happy while you are living because it is almost impossible to do when you are dead’ and ‘the less you know about your wife the better’. This is dark humour at its best. Chris (Simpsons artist) is an anonymous cartoonist, known for his comedic and deliberately childlike caricatures and stream of consciousness writing. He is a regular contributor to NME, the Guardian and the Independent. His ‘so bad they’re good’ drawings and hilarious text made him a hit.


Location: UK Available for interview f/TheSimpsonsArt @getbentsaggy