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W&N FICTION NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

H.G. Wells Reissues

We are re-releasing H.G. Wells’s five ‘social’ novels with a bold cover design and specially commissioned introductions, highlighting each text’s relevance to the modern day In Ann Veronica, a feisty young woman tackles the mores of Edwardian England head on, but realises that her emancipation comes at a price. In Tono-Bungay the hot air of advertising is laid bare, in a careering story of lies and excess. And in rags-to-riches tale Kipps, the hero discovers that becoming a true gentleman is neither as easy nor as desirable as it at first appears... Combining shades of Waugh with a fearsome, acutely realised imagination, these five novels show H.G. Wells at his refreshingly different best.

Kipps November 978 0 297 86042 6 The History of Mr Polly November 978 0 297 86041 9 Tono-Bungay December 978 0 297 86043 3 Love and Mr Lewisham January 978 0 297 86044 0 Ann Veronica February 978 0 297 86045 7 All titles: Fiction Cased £7.99 198 x 129mm Markets: World USA & Serial: W&N; Translation: A.P. Watt

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Leila Aboulela Lyrics Alley A sweeping tale of loss, faith and reconciliation from a twice Orange-listed rising star Set in 1950s Sudan, Lyrics Alley is the story of the powerful Abuzeid dynasty, in a country torn between modernising influences and the call of traditions past. With Mahmood Bey at its helm, the family can do no wrong. But when Mahmood’s son, Nur – the brilliant heir to his business empire – suffers a near-fatal accident, his hopes of university and marriage to his beloved cousin are dashed. This is a heartwrenching and beautifully rendered portrait of bravery, redemption, and history on the move. Born in Cairo, Leila Aboulela grew up in Khartoum. Both her previous novels were longlisted for the Orange and IMPAC Prizes. She lives between Abu Dhabi and Aberdeen.

Fiction Trade Paperback December £12.99 304pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 86009 9 Markets: W orld XUSAC USA & T ranslation: The Gernert Company; Serial: W&N