W&N Autobiography HB / TPB June £20.00 / £14.99 288pp 978 1 409 14795 4 / 978 1 409 14796 1 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 409 14798 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 1 5005 3 / 8 hrs (MP3/CD) £19.99 / 978 1 409 1 5388 7 / 8 hrs
W&N History HB July £20.00 336pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 86690 9 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 86691 6
JOHN MCENROE But Seriously legendary tennis star and expert commentator John McEnroe’s long-awaited follow-up to the international bestseller Serious.
He is one of the most controversial sportsmen in history and a legend of Open Era tennis. But after reaching the top of his game – what came next? Over a decade after his international No. 1 bestseller Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk.
In But Seriously, McEnroe considers the current state of the game, confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from ex-champion to father, broadcaster and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection in an inspirational re-evaluation of what it means to be – and stay – successful.
John McEnroe is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men’s doubles titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. He is the author of the bestselling memoir Serious.
Location: New York, USA
JAMES EVANS Emigrants Why the English Sailed to the New World an absorbing, unconventional approach to the mass emigration from England to the americas in the seventeenth century.
During the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. It was an astonishing outpouring, but few have looked in detail at the lives these emigrants led or asked, why did they go?
Their reasons were numerous and varied: some went west for religious reasons; some to make fortunes in the gold, fish and fur trades; some because they were loyal to a deposed king; others because they wanted every man or woman to decide matters of conscience for themselves. James Evans uses fascinating contemporary sources to bring individual emigrants’ stories to life and cast light on a phenomenon that has helped shaped modern America and the world at large.
James Evans has written and produced many historical documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and is the author of Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed Tudor England.
Location: Belsize Park, London www.jamesevans.org.uk T: @JamesEvansuK
W&N Non-fiction • June / July 2017