Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding

Biographies

Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding
Life, Loss, Love by Lorraine Downes
The Name of Death: The Extraordinary True Story of the Brazilian Hitman with 492 Deaths To His Name by Klester Cavalcanti
A Mother’s Choice
Meatless Days (Penguin Women Writers) by Sara Suleri

Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding

English | January 25th, 2018 | ASIN: B01LRIQ728, ISBN: 1785151045, 1785151053 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 13.03 MB

A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.
In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and biographer, an expert on George Bernard Shaw, and a notorious recluse, who had not been seen for several weeks. Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts, and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money. Inside the darkened house, officers found piles of rubbish, trees growing through the floor, and, in what was once the living room, the body of Chappelow, battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper.
The man eventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam: a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao’s closest aides, and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests. His trial was the first in modern British history to be held ‘in camera’: closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty, but has always protested his innocence.
Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, interviewing key witnesses, investigating officers, forensic experts and the journalists who broke the story, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing, the victim and the supposed perpetrator. It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as ‘the greatest whodunnit’ of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyond. It is an explosive new work of non-fiction from an author working at the height of his powers.

Life, Loss, Love by Lorraine Downes

English | May 1st, 2018 | ASIN: B078G7QQ67, ISBN: 1760633496 | 336 Pages | EPUB | 31.30 MB

As well as the Miss Universe fairy-tale and her busy career, Lorraine shares details of her first marriage to All Black Murray Mexted, her delight in her two children, her success in Dancing with the Stars and her blissful relationship with cricketing legend Martin Crowe.
Along the way Lorraine has faced many challenges including rebuilding her life after divorce and, the cruellest blow of all, Martin’s devastating illness and death. She shares what got her through the tough challenges she faced.
We can all identify with Lorraine’s struggles and be inspired by the way she writes so honestly and wisely about her life.

The Name of Death: The Extraordinary True Story of the Brazilian Hitman with 492 Deaths To His Name by Klester Cavalcanti

English | May 22nd, 2018 | ASIN: B073YTH1PH, ISBN: 1609808282 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 0.88 MB

The powerful true-life story of a Brazilian boy who could have been a fisherman but instead became the biggest professional killer known to the world–soon to be a major motion picture.
Julio Santana as seen through the eyes of acclaimed investigative reporter Klester Cavalcanti is not a monster–he is a loyal son, a family man, a devout Christian who is tormented by his conscience with every shot. But in a cruel and lawless area of Brazil, where every life has its price, respect for life is a luxury that he can’t afford. Trained by his uncle, an assassin, and initiated in murder at 17 years of age, Santana proved to be a natural. Without moralizing about mass murderer, The Name of Death attempts to show how such a career can be not so very different from other ordinary working lives.
The portrait that emerges in this riveting narrative, based on seven years of phone conversations between Cavalcanti and Santana, is not only that of a man but also that of a country. Describing in detail only a handful of the almost 500 murders Santana carried out, Cavalcanti reveals just how lawless much of the interior of Brazil has been for the past 50 years. The state, the police, and the security forces play almost no part in establishing the rule of law–except when they are suppressing the guerrilla threat of the early 1970s. Cavalcanti shows just how easy it is for a boy like Julio to take the law into his own hands, and what a wild place Brazil has been and in many ways continues to be. The Name of Death is being adapted into a major motion picture produced by Fernando Meirelles (director of City of God, Blindness, and The Constant Gardener) and Globo Filmes, for release in Brazil in July 2017 and distribution in the U.S. the following year.

A Mother’s Choice

English | April 24th, 2018 | ASIN: B0799H24PC, ISBN: 1760632775 | 304 Pages | EPUB | 8.10 MB

In May 2016 Elle Halliwell, the young, dynamic and hugely popular Daily Telegraph Fashion and Entertainment Reporter, was diagnosed with leukaemia. A few days later, just as she was telling friends and family about the grim diagnosis, she found out she was four weeks pregnant.
She was faced with an impossible choice: either terminate her unborn baby and begin the treatment that gave her the best chance of survival, or continue with the pregnancy and delay effective intervention for her cancer, a course that could lead to her death.
Elle chose her baby over herself, a mother’s choice. Her memoir details her illness, her pregnancy, and against all the odds, the ultimate triumph of giving birth to her son in December 2016. Now on the road to recovery, and the mother of a beautiful boy, Elle has discovered a new passion for nutrition and healthy living. Her journey, hard and painful though it was, has made her more determined than ever to live well and enjoy life to the full for the sake of her family.
A Mother’s Choice is compelling, moving and inspiring.

Meatless Days (Penguin Women Writers) by Sara Suleri

English | February 1st, 2018 | ASIN: B0762DN7NY, ISBN: 0241342465 | 184 Pages | EPUB | 2.55 MB

‘Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I’ve ever read’ Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction
Meatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the author’s family two years apart, her personal crisis spirals into a wider meditation on universal questions: about being a woman when you’re too busy being a mother or a sister or a wife to consider your own womanhood; about how it feels to begin life in a new language; about how our lives are changed by the people that leave them. This is a heart-breaking, hopeful and profound book that will get under your skin.
‘Extraordinary… as an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless’ New Statesman