W&N NON-FICTION MARCH
Barbara Want Why Not Me? A Story of Love and Loss Ruthlessly honest memoir of a widow’s pain in coming to terms with the death of her husband This powerful and haunting memoir of love and loss, grief and anger is an account of how the wife of popular World at One presenter Nick Clarke dealt with the news of his cancer, leg amputation, and subsequent untimely death. With a howl of anguish and anger, she describes how alone she is, and how she struggles to explain the unexplainable to her young twin sons. Uncomfortably raw, utterly compelling, her memoir ends without resolution, with the author still fighting the hand that life has dealt her. Barbara Want is a former BBC radio producer and the author of Baby Secrets. She lives in London.
Memoir Cased March £16.99 256pp 216 x 135mm 8pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 85187 5 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N
Martin Windrow Our Friends Beneath the Sands The Foreign Legion in France’s Colonial Conquests 1870–1935
The definitive history of the French Foreign Legion This unique book is the first English work to concentrate on the ‘Beau Geste’ period of the Legion – an age of remote desert forts, savage tribes, and desperate last stands. Windrow puts the Legion in its proper context in world history, and reveals some terrifying parallels with our own time. Richard Holmes (author of Tommy and Redcoat) has already called this ‘a wonderful book, full of sweat and gunsmoke…sheer descriptive genius’. Martin Windrow is a journalist and publisher, and author of the hugely acclaimed The Last Valley (2004). He lives in Ringmer, East Sussex.
History Cased March £25.00 672pp 234 x 153mm 32 b/w illustrations 978 0 297 85213 1 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N