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Prior to joining Peters Fraser & Dunlop Rachel worked at Penguin Books where she was Foreign Rights Manager, and in the rights team at Ebury Press.

In 2014, Rachel was shortlisted for the Rights Professional of the Year Award at the Bookseller Industry Awards.

 

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THE STORY OF THE JEWS

When Words Fail (1492 – present day) 

 

The companion volume to the Sunday Times bestseller The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492) longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

‘This is classic Schama: playful, ironic, immensely erudite, exuding humanity. It is also deeply personal, with references to his parents and memories of his boyhood.’ New Statesman

The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philosophy, poetry and politics. The second part of Simon Schama’s epic Story of the Jews is neither overwhelmed by hopelessness nor shrouded in the smoke of the crematoria. As much as it gives full weight to the magnitude of the disaster that befell the Jews, it is a story of hope vindicated rather than wiped out.

The stories unfold across the world – in the provincial pavilions of Ming China and beneath the brass chandeliers of Rembrandt’s Amsterdam; on ships and carts, stage-coaches and railway trains crossing oceans and continents; in the honky-tonk of San Francisco and the pampas of Argentina, the department stores of Berlin and the avenues of Trieste. The stories themselves are played on the stage of opera houses; in the travelling camera of an expedition in Ukraine, the prison cells of Stalin’s Russia, the lagers of the Holocaust; the scenery of misery and redemption in Palestine and Israel. At the heart of the story is the budding belief that peoples of different faiths, customs and cultures can be fellow-citizens of a common country.

And amidst all the brutality, somehow the light of Jewish endurance is never extinguished. The odyssey is unforgettable, the storyteller impassioned, the words unfailing.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0062339575 

PUBLISHER: Bodley Head

US PUBLISHER: Ecco

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilain, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russia, Spanish.

 

 

 

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BRICKS AND MORTALS: THE STORY OF OUR LIVES IN TEN BUILDINGS

We don’t just look at buildings: their facades, beautiful or ugly, conceal the spaces we inhabit. We are born, work, love and die in architecture. We buy and sell it, rent it and squat in it, create and destroy it. These aspects of buildings – economic, erotic, political and psychological – are crucial if we are to understand architecture properly. And because architecture moulds us just as much as we mould it, understanding architecture helps us to understand our lives and our world. Through ten great buildings across the world Tom Wilkinson reveals the powerful and intimate relationship between society and architecture and asks: can architecture change our lives for the better?

THE TEN BUILDINGS: The Tower of Babel, Babylon (c. 650 BC), The Golden House, Rome (AD 64-68), Djinguereber Mosque, Timbuktu (1327), Palazzo Rucellai, Florence (1450), The Garden of Perfect Brightness, Beijing (1709-1860), Festival Theatre, Bayreuth, Germany (1876), Highland Park Car Factory, Detroit (1909-1910), E.1027, Cap Martin (1926-29), Finsbury Health Centre, London (1938), Footbridge, Rio de Janeiro,(2010)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1408843668

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

PUBLISHER (US): Bloomsbury

PUBLICATION DATE: June 2014

PUBLICATION DATE (US): June 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (complex), Russian, Spanish

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THE DARK NET

Inside the Digital Underworld

‘A hell of an achievement… Buy it and read it.’ The Times

‘Thorough and assiduously researched account of the deviantly erotic, subversive and criminal aspects of web life’ Sunday Times

‘A confident and well-informed guide… By meeting the people behind the online activity, Bartlett humanises it.’ New Scientist

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit – a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon – lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.

The dark net is an underworld that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the encrypted web. It is a world that frequently appears in newspaper headlines, but one that is little understood, and rarely explored. The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures: trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.

Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence, The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0434023159

PUBLISHER: Heinemann

PUBLICATION: August 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: US & TRANSLATION

RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese

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THE INVENTION OF EXILE

Shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

‘Beautifully written and deeply affecting… The novel reminds one, at times, of Kafka, Ondaatje, and even, in its powerful evocation of marooned isolation, Robinson Crusoe. A brilliant debut.’ Salman Rushdie

‘A voice for the years to come.’ Colum McCann

‘A beautiful, bewitching and profound novel.’ Francisco Goldmann

‘Manko’s tender, compassionate, and wise portrait of this man, who waits and waits and waits to return to the life he was meant to live, continues to reverberate inside me.’ Siri Hustvedt

Austin Voronkov is many things; an engineer, an inventor and an immigrant from Russia to Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1913; husband to an American, Julia, and father to two children. When Austin is wrongly accused of attending anarchist gatherings, his limited grasp of English condemns him to his fate as a deportee and he retreats with his family to his home in Russia, where the family becomes embroiled in the Civil War and must flee once again, to Mexico.

While Julia and the children are eventually able to return to the U.S., Austin becomes indefinitely stranded in Mexico City because of the black mark on his record.

Austin and Julia’s struggles build to crisis and heartrending resolution in this sweeping debut.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1780745532

PUBLISHER: Oneworld

US PUBLISHER: Penguin Press

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD:  Hebrew, Norwegian

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WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?

 

A ‘shattering brilliant memoir…brave, funny, heartbreaking…Her childhood was ghastly, as bad as Dickens’s stint in the blacking factory, but it was the crucible for her incendiary talent.’  Sunday Times

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow up and be a missionary. Instead she falls in love with a woman. Disaster.

Oranges was semi-autobiographical. Mrs Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over that novel and its author’s life. When Jeanette left her home, at sixteen, because she was in love with a woman, Mrs Winterson asked her: why be happy when you could be normal?

This book is the story of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a tyrant in place of a mother; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. It is the story of how the painful past Jeanette Winterson thought she had written over returned to haunt her later life, and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people’s stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life-raft which supports us when we are sinking.

 

Funny, acute, fierce and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/009955609X

 

PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2011
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, Chinese (complex), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Norwegian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

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SKYFARING: A Journey With A Pilot

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and renews out capacity to be amazed.

The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight–a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity–to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays.

Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we–both as pilots and as passengers–are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery.

In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, depicting a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/038535181X

PUBLISHER:  Chatto & Windus

US PUBLISHER: Knopf

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: German, Japanese, Russian

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CATASTROPHE: EUROPE GOES TO WAR 1914

From the best-selling author of All Hell Let Loose comes a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.

In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century’s first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife.

He finds the evidence overwhelming, that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak. While what followed was a vast tragedy, he argues passionately against the ‘poets’ view’, that the war was not worth winning. It was vital to the freedom of Europe, he says, that the Kaiser’s Germany should be defeated.

His narrative of the early battles will astonish those whose images of the war are simply of mud, wire, trenches and steel helmets. Hastings describes how the French Army marched into action amid virgin rural landscapes, in uniforms of red and blue, led by mounted officers, with flags flying and bands playing. The bloodiest day of the entire Western war fell on 22 August 1914, when the French lost 27,000 dead. Four days later, at Le Cateau the British fought an extraordinary action against the oncoming Germans, one of the last of its kind in history. In October, at terrible cost they held the allied line against massive German assaults in the first battle of Ypres.

The author also describes the brutal struggles in Serbia, East Prussia and Galicia, where by Christmas the Germans, Austrians, Russians and Serbs had inflicted on each other three million casualties.

This book offers answers to the huge and fascinating question ‘what happened to Europe in 1914?’, through Max Hastings’s accustomed blend of top-down and bottom-up accounts from a multitude of statesmen and generals, peasants, housewives and private soldiers of seven nations. His narrative pricks myths and offers some striking and controversial judgements. For a host of readers gripped by the author’s last international best-seller All Hell Let Loose, this will seem a worthy successor.

 

PUBLISHER:  HarperPress

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, US

BUY HERE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007398573

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HISTORY OF THE RAIN

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014

‘Extremely moving, poignantly capturing Ruth’s doomed childhood relationship with her twin brother. By the final chapter I was weeping’ Sunday Times

‘This is a book to be read slowly and savoured, for only then, like a good poem, will it yield its full treasures’ Daily Express

 We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story…

Bedbound in her attic room beneath the rain, plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, Ruthie must first trace the Swains, their jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin, from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil – via pole-vaulting, salmon fishing, poetry, and a wild rain-sodden history of the pursuit of the impossible on fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland.

A celebration of books, love, and the healing power of storytelling, this is an exquisite, funny novel in which every sentence sings.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1408852020

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2014

PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish

 

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WOLF WINTER

Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maj, her husband Jan-Erik and her daughters Frederika and Marit arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.

While herding the family’s goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maj feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors’ strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson’s widow, Maj is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.

As the seasons change, and the “wolf winter,” the harshest winter in memory, descends upon the settlers, Jan-Erik travels to find work, and Maj finds herself struggling for her family’s survival in this land of winter-long darkness. As the snow gathers, the settlers’ secrets are increasingly laid bare. Scarce resources and the never-ending darkness force them to come together, but Maj, not knowing who to trust and who may betray her, is determined to find the answers for herself. Soon, Maj discovers the true cost of survival under the mountain, and what it will take to make it to spring.

PUBLISHER: Hodder & Stoughton

PUBLICATION DATE (UK): Feb 2015

PUBLISHER (US): Weinstein Books

PUBLICATION DATE (US): Feb 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Canadian, German, Swedish.

 

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FOUR SISTERS: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

 

On The New York Times bestseller list for 7 consecutive weeks and a Sunday Times bestseller.

‘An astoundingly intimate tale of domestic life lived in the crucible of power.’ Guardian

‘Evocative and beautifully researched and told… narrative history at its best.’ The Bookseller

‘Readers will be swept up in the author’s leisurely yet informative narrative.’ Publishers Weekly

On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. Together with their parents and their brother, they were all brutally murdered, their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias.

Much has been written about Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their tragic fate, but little attention has been paid to the Romanov princesses. In Four Sisters, acclaimed biographer Helen Rappaport puts the neglected story of the sisters centre stage and offers readers the most authoritative account yet of the lives of Grand Duchesses. Drawing on their own letters and diaries and other hitherto unexamined primary sources, Rappaport paints a vivid picture of the sisters’ lives in the dying days of the Romanov dynasty. We follow them from their sheltered yet enormously privileged childhood to young womanhood – their first romantic crushes, their hopes and dreams – and, ultimately, to the trauma of the revolution and its terrible consequences.

Compellingly readable, meticulously researched and deeply moving, Four Sisters gives these young women a voice, and allows their story to resonate for readers almost a century after their death.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0230768172

PUBLISHER: Macmillan

US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION: March 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Spanish

 

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THE CHIMP PARADOX by Dr Steve Peters

Over 205,000 copies sold

Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:

- Recognise how your mind is working

- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts

- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be

The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.

Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/009193558X

UK PUBLISHER: Vermilion

PUBLICATION DATE: 5th Jan 2012

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brizilian, Chinese, complex, Chinese, simplified, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish

 

 

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EXTREME FOOD: What to Eat When Your Life Depends On It…

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time – live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up.

Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. This book will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place – and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.

In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious – if not always delicious – food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look.

Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/059307436X

PUBLISHER: Bantam Press

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: German, Hungarian, Polish

 

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THE FORTUNE HUNTER

Praise for My Last Duchess:

‘A wonderful guilty pleasure… the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first’ (Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph)

‘Sparkling and thoroughly engaging…highly enjoyable’ (The Times)

‘Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment’ (Sunday Express)

 In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies.
Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.

Full of passion and drama, Fortune Hunter tells the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ABLJ0CC

PUBLISHER: Headline Review

US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 24th April 2014

US PUBLICATION DATE: 29th July 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish

 

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ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN: A PERSONAL HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE TRACKS

August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his remarkable fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan’s socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions in his music.
Few people outside Dylan’s immediate family have ever been closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan’s tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the first days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90’s. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan’s infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sarah Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and many more; memorable concerts around the world, and the recording of his seminal album, Blood on the Tracks.
On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, first hand, and unique account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.

PUBLISHER (US): St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE (US): Sept 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Danish

 

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JUDY: A Dog In A Million

On the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list for nine consecutive weeks

Judy, a beautiful liver-and-white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million.

Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century’s darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her.

Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy’s uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW.

Judy’s unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heart warming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848665369

PUBLISHER: Quercus
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2014
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, Chinese (simplified), Russian
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