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W&N FICTION JANUARY / FEBRUARY

Rebecca Stott The Coral Thief

A young scientist and mysterious band of thieves collide in the heady world of 19th-century Paris Daniel Connor, a talented student, leaves drab Edinburgh for bohemian Paris. On the journey a striking woman steals his cargo of corals – a priceless collection and the passport to his academic future. When the woman reappears in his life just as suddenly, Daniel becomes embroiled in a passionate affair, and is invited to join an even bolder robbery. But will he follow his head or his heart? Rebecca Stott is a broadcaster and Creative Writing Professor at UEA. She is the author of Ghostwalk and the non-fiction work Darwin and the Barnacle. She lives in Cambridge.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) January/September 09 £14.99/£12.99 240pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85137 0/978 0 297 85295 7 Markets: World XUSA USA: Spiegel & Grau; Translation: Faith Evans Associates Serial: W&N

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Paul Torday The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers

The Sunday Times bestselling author returns with a tale of money, greed, redemption…and dog food This is the story of two men from very different backgrounds: one has a high-powered job in the City; the other sells Japanese dog food. But as the economic crisis sets in and world markets begin to crash, who has the most to lose? Returning to the trademark humour of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, this is A Tale of Two Cities with a thoroughly modern twist. Paul Torday burst on to the literary scene in 2006 with his first novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Read. He lives close to the River North Tyne.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) February £12.99/£12.99 288pp 198 x 135mm/234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85526 2/978 0 297 85839 3 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N

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