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  • The Cast-Off Kidsby Trisha Merry

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 11.00 US$ 7.50

    One hot summer's afternoon, two abandoned infants are brought to Trisha and Mike Merry's door, forlorn and afraid. Their mother walked out on them. (They don't remember her.) Their grandmother tried, but couldn't manage them. And now their young father has given up on them too. These cast-off kids desperately need somewhere to live and a family to... more...

  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpoolby Peter Turner

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 7.25

    On 29 September 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He had no choice but to take her into his chaotic and often eccentric family's home in Liverpool. Liverpool born and bred, Turner had first... more...

  • Mad Frank and Sonsby David Fraser; Pat Fraser; Beezy Marsh

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.09

    Drawing on exclusive final interviews with Frank, and with unprecedented access to his closest relatives, Mad Frank and Sons follows his rise from a small kid stealing to put food on the table to a feared and respected West End crime lord and head of a legendary gangland family. It includes the story of Frank's beloved sister, Eva, who was a top-class... more...

  • Look at You Nowby Liz Pryor

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 13.11

    In 1979, Liz Pryor, a good girl from a wealthy Chicago family, fell accidentally pregnant. At only 17, her parents made the difficult decision to send Liz away to have the baby before giving it up for adoption, and to keep the pregnancy secret from everyone she knew. Like a fish out of water, Liz landed in a dismal state-run Catholic facility for... more...

  • Full Marks for Tryingby Brigid Keenan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Brigid Keenan was never destined to lead a normal life. From her early beginnings ? a colourful childhood in India brought to an abrupt end by independence and partition, then a return to dreary post-war England and on to a finishing school in Paris with daughters of presidents and princes ? ordinary didn't seem to be her fate. When, as a ten-year-old,... more...

  • In My Own Timeby Jane Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    For the past four years Jane Miller, author of Crazy Age: Thoughts on Being Old , has been writing a column for an American magazine called In These Times . Her beautifully observed pieces about life, politics and Britain open a window to her American readers of a world very different from their own. Jane lives in London, and has never met anyone... more...

  • Riseby Sian Williams

    Orion 2016; Not Available

    What makes some people get back up when the most difficult and challenging life events, knocks them down? Are some more resilient than others and if so, what can we learn from them? Renowned as a highly-respected journalist and broadcaster with thirty years' experience, Sian Williams is also a trained trauma assessor, and spent two years investigating... more...

  • The Queenby A. N. Wilson

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 10.19

    Biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson, whose most recent work on the life of Queen Victoria was an enormous critical and commercial success, turns his clear eye to our own Queen, Elizabeth II, as she turns 90. In this unusual and vibrant examination of the life and times of Britain's most iconic living figure, Wilson considers the history of the monarchy,... more...

  • Love from Boyby Donald Sturrock

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    'Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs . . .' So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his... more...

  • 1966by Bobby Charlton

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England?s greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, fifty years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement. In 1966 he takes us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself, describing what... more...