Orion History HB November £20.00 320pp 8pp colour illustrations 978 1 4091 5873 8 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 4091 5875 2
GARETH WILLIAMS A Terrific Commotion The Definitive Account of the Search for the Loch Ness Monster
Gareth Williams delves deep into the depths of the Loch Ness phenomenon, one of the iconic scientific mysteries of the last hundred years. The legend of the ‘water horse’ in Loch Ness and other Scottish lakes is ancient, but reports of the monster as we know it today date from as recently as the 1930s. With the use of interviews and never-before-seen archives, Williams creates a gripping narrative about the diverse people and stories behind the phenomenon. In his journey to discover the allure of Nessie, he unravels a compelling tale of human eccentricity and credulity, full of twists, turns and entertaining surprises. Gareth Williams is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol. He has written extensively on the subject of science and scientific enquiry.
Location: Bristol Available for interview
Orion Biography / Sport HB / TPB November £20.00 / £14.99 320pp 16pp illustrations 978 1 4091 5504 1/ 978 1 4091 5505 8 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 4091 5507 2
GUILLEM BALAGUE Cristiano Ronaldo: A Biography
Biography of the great Real Madrid forward, Portugal captain and former Manchester United superstar, by the acclaimed author of Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo is renowned as one of the world’s greatest footballers. He is the first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years. In 2013, Ronaldo scored his 300th club goal; in 2014, he scored his 400th career goal. He is a three-time winner of the Ballon D’Or, and in a recent survey by PA Sport he was voted the greatest ever footballer in the 23-year history of the Premiership. His 2009 transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United, worth £80 million, established him as the most expensive player in history. He is, in short, a phenomenon. But little is truly known about this great footballer and athlete. Guillem Balague’s insightful and revelatory biography casts and illuminating eye on the – officially – greatest footballer on earth. Guillem Balague is a key fixture in Sky Sports’ coverage of Spanish football, and the author of the bestselling A Season on the Brink. He is the UK correspondent for AS and El Larguero and work appears regularly in The Times, the Observer and in Champions magazine.
Location: Hitchin, Herts Available for interview @GuillemBalague
Orion Non-fiction • November 2015