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W&N Memoir HB February £16.99 288pp 978 1 4746 0464 2 eBook: £16.99 / 978 1 4746 0466 6

LAURA FREEMAN The Reading Cure How Books Restored My Appetite a beautiful, inspiring memoir about recovery and the way literature and food can restore appetite and renew hope.

In 2002, at the age of 14, Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia. She had seized the one aspect of her life that she seemed able to control, and struck different foods from her diet one by one until she was starving. But even at her lowest point, the one appetite she never lost was her love of reading. The Reading Cure follows Laura’s recovery, as she gradually restores her capacity to enjoy food – and life – through literature. Book by book, meal by meal, Laura developed an appetite and discovered an entire library of reasons to live.

laura Freeman writes for the Spectator, Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Slightly Foxed, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Front Row. She was shortlisted for Features Writer of the Year at the 2014 British Press Awards.


Location: Paddington, London T: @laurasFreeman

W&N History HB / TPB February £25.00 / £14.99 304pp 16pp colour illustrations 978 1 474 60608 0 / 978 1 4746 0609 7 eBook: £25.00 / 978 1 474 60611 0 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 17208 6 / 15 hrs

EDWARD BURMAN Terracotta Warriors 2000 Years of History, Mystery and new Discovery a fascinating, original and up-to-date account of one of the wonders of the ancient world.

In one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of all time, the Terracotta Warriors were discovered by Chinese farmers in 1974. The excavated pits containing nearly eight thousand warriors and hundreds of horses are only part of a much grander mausoleum complex. There is a great deal still to be found out about the entire area which covers around one hundred square kilometres. Illustrated with a wealth of original photographs, this is the first book for the general reader to incorporate the most recent excavations, new theories and discoveries about the gradual development of the empire over half a millennium.

• Coincides with an unprecedented exhibition of Terracotta Warriors and artefacts at the National Museum of liverpool February–october 2018.

Edward burman has a degree in Philosophy and Fine Art from the University of Leeds and is the author of eighteen books. He is the only foreign trustee of the Xi’an City Wall Heritage Foundation.


Location: Beijing, China

W&N Non-Fiction • February 2018