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LONDON HIGHLIGHTS 2018

The Penguin Adult Rights team is delighted to announce our highlights for the London Book Fair 2018.

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North
Gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy, this outstanding new psychological thriller plays on our emotions and our fears. Rights have already sold in Netherlands, Spain, Finland, with major deals concluded in the US and Germany.

SHE LIES IN WAIT by Gytha Lodge
Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust? SHE LIES IN WAIT is a stunning debut thriller which uncovers teenage innocence, secrets and lies.

A LOVE STORY FOR BEWILDERED GIRLS by Emma Morgan
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure what she wants... This is a hilarious and heart warming tale of friendship and love in all its guises.

SUPPER CLUB by Lara Williams
Devastatingly perceptive and savagely funny, this literary fiction debut explores the ideas of female hunger, appetite and the body.

UNNATURAL CAUSES by Dr Richard Shepherd
Thoughtful, revealing, chilling, bizarre: this is the true crime book of the year, a personal account of life as the UK's leading forensic pathologist.

HOW TO GIVE UP PLASTIC by Will McCallum
A practical guide to cutting back the amount of plastic we use, by the Head of Oceans at Greenpeace.

A POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD by Jonathan Holslag
Concise, fascinating and brilliantly ambitious: this short book illuminates the causes of war and the search for peace in the last three thousand years.

THE WISDOM OF WOLVES by Elli H. Radinger
An expert on wolves takes us on an astonishing journey into the secret lives of these beautiful animals, and demonstrates the many ways we can learn from them.

RICOCHET by Denis O'Regan
A breathtaking, unique glimpse into life on tour with David Bowie, by his official tour photographer.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF COLOUR by Karen Haller
The definitive guide to harnessing the psychology and power of colour to enrich your life.

CHILDREN'S HIGHLIGHTS 2018

Penguin Random House Children’s are delighted to share some highlights for the Bologna Book Fair

THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS by Savannah Brown (fiction)
Sydney’s father was the only psychiatrist in their small Ohio town. When he dies unexpectedly, his funeral is filled with his grateful clients. So why is prom princess and cheerleader June Copeland there?
As Sydney and June get closer, she begins to see the real person behind the picture-perfect image. But someone is not happy with the teenagers' new friendship – and as Sydney starts receiving increasingly sinister messages, it becomes more important than ever to learn the truth.

TWELVE NIGHTS by Andrew Zurcher (fiction)
Kay and her little sister, Eloise, never imagined that their standard icy Christmas Eve in Cambridge would be the start of a twelve-night odyssey…
Timeless magical literary fantasy in the vein of Philip Pullman and C.S. Lewis.
5 Languages Sold: Czech, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, US

THE PROOF OF THE OUTSIDE by Sarah Ann Juckes (fiction)
Here’s the thing about being Inside. Ain’t no one believes that they are.
Ele is kept captive in a small room by a man known as ‘Him’. She has never been Outside but she knows it’s there and she’s determined to prove it.
When Ele eventually escapes, she is forced to question everything she has ever known.

EVE OF MAN by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher (fiction)
Eve is the last girl on earth. Her fate is to save mankind from extinction.
All her life she has been kept away from the opposite sex, raised in the safety of the Dome. But tomorrow is Eve’s sixteenth birthday and everything will change. Three potential mates have been carefully selected for her to choose from. Eve has always accepted this as her destiny. Until Bram.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
Languages Sold: US

CHARLIE CHANGES INTO A CHICKEN by Sam Copeland (fiction)
Charlie McGuffin is an optimist, but things are conspiring against him. His brother is in hospital waiting for an operation, his parents are trying to hide how worried they are, and the school bully is upping the ante in Charlie’s direction.
The thing is, Charlie's never really been stressed before – not properly, sweatily, heartpumpingly stressed – and with everything going on at home plus all the normal worries at school, he's starting to panic. And this is bad, because Charlie's just learnt that when he gets properly, sweatily, heartpumpingly stressed, he turns into an animal, all sorts of animals. A flea. A pigeon. A rhino. Who knows what's next?
14 Languages sold: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

LOOK UP! by Nathan Bryon (colour)
A heartfelt future classic starring a strong, aspirational little girl who wants everybody to LOOK UP from what they’re doing and reach for the stars! This debut picture book encourages children and parents to believe in themselves and delight in the excitement of the world around them.

ADVENTUROUS GIRLS (colour)
A gorgeous illustrated collection of six empowering fairy tales and fables from around the world, perfect for ages 4 and up.

SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES by Ben Rothery (colour)
See the lifecycle of butterflies in upsized, vibrant detail in this stunning debut from one of the UK’s finest natural history illustrators.

TOCA BOCA (colour)
Toca Boca apps are cool, cute and funny. They’ve been downloaded over 100 million times and now there’s a brand new way to creatively play with your favourite characters in our new range of sticker books.