January / February 2013 (20)

Passport to Hell

ISBN: 9781849533447

Author: Terry Daniels    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Qué es esto? Qué es esto? Es cocaína!’

I couldn’t speak a word of Spanish but I understood the word ‘cocaína’ and knew that I was in...


‘Qué es esto? Qué es esto? Es cocaína!’

I couldn’t speak a word of Spanish but I understood the word ‘cocaína’ and knew that I was in a lot of trouble. I should have been paralysed with fear but it didn’t seem real. I was only twenty-three.

In 1997, English holidaymaker Terry Daniels found herself unwittingly in the middle of a drug bust involving thousands of pounds’ worth of cocaine being smuggled from Brazil to Spain by her companion. After eventually being cleared of any charges she returned home shaken, assuming the nightmare was over – but her troubles had just begun…

Five years after her ordeal, Terry awoke one morning to the antiterrorist police breaking down her door. She was arrested and soon after found herself being extradited to Spain to be tried by abroad. In an inexplicably cruel twist of fate, Terry was sentenced to ten years in a maximum-security Spanish prison.

Passport to Hell is the hard-hitting account of Terry’s fight for justice, a page-turning memoir of an ordinary woman who survived and eventually triumphed over remarkable misfortune.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-01-2013


$24.99 $6.00
How To Be A Writer

ISBN: 9781849533454

Author: Stewart Ferris    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Stewart Ferris uses his industry know-how to give you all the tips, tricks and inside knowledge you will need to become a successful writer, covering all types ...


Stewart Ferris uses his industry know-how to give you all the tips, tricks and inside knowledge you will need to become a successful writer, covering all types of writing from books to scripts and beyond. This accessible and informative guide is packed with advice to equip you with the skills you need to launch a writing career:

• Find the time and place to write

• Make the most of new technologies

• Maximise your chances of selling your work

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pen, open your laptop and fire up your imagination. Whichever tools you choose, the time to start is now.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-01-2013


$29.99
Brief Lives: John Milton

ISBN: 9781843919261

Author: Richard Bradford    Publisher: Hesperus Press

William Shakespeare and John Milton are the two most important poets in English. Shakespeare’s achievements are unchallengeable and secure. Milton can make a ...


William Shakespeare and John Milton are the two most important poets in English. Shakespeare’s achievements are unchallengeable and secure. Milton can make a far more controversial claim to eminence. He wrote the only poem in English recognized as an epic, Paradise Lost, a poem which challenged the beliefs and presuppositions of all of its readers. As a literary writer, his political and historical significance is unique; he was at the centre of the most traumatic period of modern British history, and this left an imprint on his writings.
Richard Bradford addresses two key topics in this short account of Milton’s life and work: the parallels between Paradise Lost and the events in England of the mid-to-late-seventeenth century; and the question of whether Milton’s writings reflect his sense of despair at man’s apparent failure to make the best of our world after the Fall and is thus the first testimony of his religious doubt.

Fascinating for both the general reader and for academics, Richard Bradford brings new understanding to the life, times and works of one of Britain’s most significant writers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 22-02-2013


$29.99
For a Brilliant Brother

ISBN: 9781849533393

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Say thank you to someone special with these fun and stylish little books, packed full of lovingly selected quotations and retro illustrations for a special pers...


Say thank you to someone special with these fun and stylish little books, packed full of lovingly selected quotations and retro illustrations for a special person in your life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 07-01-2013


$14.99
For A Smashing Sister

ISBN: 9781849533409

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Say thank you to someone special with these fun and stylish little books, packed full of lovingly selected quotations and retro illustrations for a special pers...


Say thank you to someone special with these fun and stylish little books, packed full of lovingly selected quotations and retro illustrations for a special person in your life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 07-01-2013


$14.99
For A Marvellous Mum

ISBN: 9781849533522

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. Lisa Alther Say thank you to someone special with this fun and stylish book pack...


Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. Lisa Alther Say thank you to someone special with this fun and stylish book packed full of lovingly selected quotations and grateful words for a MARVELLOUS MUM


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Publication Date: 07-01-2013


$14.99
Good Luck

ISBN: 9781849533386

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

These attractive little books, with their on-trend modern classic styling are the perfect way to show how much you care.

We all need a little bit o...


These attractive little books, with their on-trend modern classic styling are the perfect way to show how much you care.

We all need a little bit of luck now and then; full of advice, good-luck traditions and inspiring quotations, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who needs Lady Luck on their side.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2013


$14.99
The Marvellous Land of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913917

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and set shortly after the events in the first book, The Marvellous Land of Oz follows the adventures of a young boy nam...


The sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and set shortly after the events in the first book, The Marvellous Land of Oz follows the adventures of a young boy named Tip, who, for as long as he can remember, has been under the guardianship of a witch named Mombi in the Land of Oz. One night he plans his escape to the Emerald City, stealing Mombi’s powder of life. Along the way he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman as well as making some new ones such as Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. Can they escape Mombi and make it to the Emerald City?

A fantastical tale of endless imagination, The Marvellous Land of Oz is as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
The Emerald City of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913924

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Dorothy has decided to take Uncle Henry and Aunt Em to the Land of Oz, with the help of Princess Ozma. As they embark together on a tour of the land, Dorothy is...


Dorothy has decided to take Uncle Henry and Aunt Em to the Land of Oz, with the help of Princess Ozma. As they embark together on a tour of the land, Dorothy is unaware that the Nome King, squatting in his underground Kingdom, is plotting to seize the Land of Oz. He sets out to recruit new allies to help the Nome army and burrows his way to the centre of the Emerald City. Can his diabolical army be defeated by Dorothy, Princess Ozma of Oz and their friends?
In this captivating installment in the Oz series, as well as being reacquainted with favourite characters from previous books such as the Cowardly Lion, Billina the yellow hen and the Wooden Sawhorse, we are introduced to many weird and wonderful new ones such as Miss Cuttenclip, the paranoid Flutterbudgets and the living kitchen utensils of Utensia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
Glinda of Oz

ISBN: 9781843913931

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The last book in Baum’s Oz series sees Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers ...


The last book in Baum’s Oz series sees Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers and the Flatheads. The leaders of the two tribes are determined and Dorothy and Ozma find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers' glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake. Ozma and Dorothy summon Glinda, the most powerful sorceress of Oz, who, with help from several magicians and magical assistants, must find a way to raise the island and liberate its trapped inhabitants.

This timely publication ties in with the international release of the film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi and featuring James Franco, Michelle Williams (as Glinda), Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 25-01-2013


$19.99
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