01 January 2018 UK Books


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January 2018 : New Titles

A personal selection from a plethora of titles …



Walking Wounded

Walking Wounded

by Sheila Llewellyn

Set just after the Second World War, and before the founding of the NHS this takes place in a psychiatric hospital outside London and explores the relationship between David Reece, a patient haunted by his wartime experiences in Burma, and his psychiatrist Daniel Carter. The novel was inspired by the author’s own experiences in treating victims of PTSD….

Sceptre, £14.99, 25th January 2018, 9781473663077

The Reservoir Tapes (Reservoir 13 Prequel)

The Reservoir Tapes

by Jon McGregor

I loved Reservoir 13 and was disappointed not to see it make the Man Booker shortlist this year. This is the collection of the 15 “prequel” stories which were first broadcast as a series on BBC Radio 4….

Fourth Estate Ltd, £9.99, 18th December 2017, 9780008235659



21st Century Workforces and Workplaces: The Challenges and Opportunities for Future Work Practices and Labour Markets

21st Century Workforces and Workplaces

by Stephen Bevan

Billed as essential reading for anyone wondering what the future global workplace could look like by 2025, and what we can do today to bring about positive change. Cooper is a leader in the field of organisational psychology, and the other three authors are all leading think tank researchers.

Bloomsbury Business, £25.00, 29th June 2017, 9781472904997

Stress The Psychology of Managing Pressure: Practical Strategies to turn Pressure into Positive Energy

Stress The Psychology of Managing Pressure

by DK

Billed as the only book on the market to offer a visual approach to handling stress in every area of life, from developing a work-life balance and dealing with anxiety attacks, to discovering relaxation techniques and handling performance anxiety. In 2016, stress accounted for 37% of all work-related health cases, apparently.

DK, £14.99, 2nd January 2018, 9780241286272

Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

by Paul Kenyon

BBC correspondent and award-winning journalist with a “vivid, heart-breaking portrait” of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence. He recounts grim tales of fantastic violence and excess wreaked by dictators and other corrupt leaders, along with dark secrets of Western greed and complicity….

Head of Zeus, £25.00, 11th January 2018, 9781784972134

Writer's Luck: A Memoir: 1976-1991

Writer’s Luck: A Memoir: 1976-1991

by David Lodge

Frank and illuminating memoir by the acclaimed novelist and English Literature professor about the years when he found great success as a novelist and critic. There are insights, both personal and professional, but the main focus is on the creative process, and writing as a vocation.

Harvill Secker, £25.00, 11th January 2018, 9781787300408

Paperbacks : Fiction

Second Winter, The

The Second Winter

by Craig Larsen

In occupied Denmark in 1941, the brutish Fredrik, who profits from helping Jewish refugees into Sweden, steals a necklace from a helpless Jewish family and sets off a chain of events. “Impossible to put down even when you wish you could,” said the New York Review of Books….

Other Press LLC, £12.99, 16th January 2018, 9781590518953



Paperbacks : Non-fiction

Forty Autumns: A family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall

Forty Autumns: A family’s story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall

by Nina Willner

The story of a family separated for decades by the Berlin Wall.

Abacus, £9.99, 18th January 2018, 9780349141367