Pan Macmillan bestselling fiction and non fiction books

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal.

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Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer

The laugh-out-loud debut novel from one of Britain's best-loved comediennes in paperback, ebook and audio, read by Helen Lederer.

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Discover our new Picador Classic books

Discover our new Picador Classic books

The Picador Classic series gives you a chance to read (or reread) some of the best work in literature. 

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The next Gone Girl

The next Gone Girl

Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business... They have everything. When Rachel kills a man in a hit and run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack.

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You Are Here

You Are Here

A visually stunning tour of Earth from Commander Chris Hadfield, taken from the International Space Station.

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Lamentation

Lamentation

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen...

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News and events

04.03.2015
What the Ladybird Heard Next to be published in September 2015
Macmillan Children’s Books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ highly anticipated sequel to their bestselling 2009 picture book What the Ladybird Heard.
17.03.2015
No English King has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? In this anniversary year of the Magna Carta, join Professor of Medieval History, Stephen Church, for an evening of insight into the waves of rebellion that destroyed King John's reputation and led to Magna Carta, cornerstone of Britain's constitution.
Location:  Hatchards Piccadilly 187 Piccadilly London W1J 9LE
Date: 17.03.2015
Time:  07:00 pm
Price:  £8
20.03.2015
Join The Dales star, and author of The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen, as she discusses how she achieved her dream of becoming a shepherdess.

Living and working at Ravenseat, a hill farm of 2,000 acres which she shares with 900 sheep, seven children, four dogs and one husband. Not to mention chickens, pigs, cows, horses , an uncontrollable goat and a vole who has taken up residence in the sitting room.
Location:  Waterstones Leeds
Date: 20.03.2015
Time:  07:00 pm
Price:  £3/£2 with a Waterstones card

History books

Join our history team for the latest historical fiction and non-fiction history books, have a beer with Shakespeare, walk the streets of medieval York and put your knowledge to the test (or learn something new) with our monthly history buff quiz. 

On The Trail of History for Edge of Eternity

The first of a series of videos following bestselling author Ken Follett as he travels to the States to research his epic novel, Edge of Eternity. From the cold war and the fight for civil rights to teenage rebellion on the streets of swinging Sixties London the book is a tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers it has ever seen.

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Books on business

Whether you're a high-flying entrepreneur or thinking about going it alone with a start-up, these tips from business leaders and contemporary thinkers will help you on your way.

Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
Sci-fi and Fantasy
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?

Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this spellbinding story with all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors.
When DS Jane Bennett is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods she stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. A tomb has been created, and the body she finds is that of missing university student, Maggie Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, even providing an air supply which was only cut off when the game lost its thrill. Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying.
When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case...
Coronation year: 1953. Fifteen-year-old Clara Dolan's world is turned upside down following the shock death of her mother. Clara vows to keep her younger siblings, Bernadette and Harry, safe whatever the cost. With the arrival of the swinging sixties, Clara finds herself swept up in London's dark underworld that threatens the new life she has worked so hard to build.
Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But no one knows what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago when an Amish father and his four children perished, and his young wife disappeared without a trace. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide on the farm, the evidence quickly points to murder. She finds herself following an elusive trail that points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident... 
Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close.  But when the Second World War strikes, the sisters' relationship and strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible.
Terrorists are threatening to sabotage Britain's nuclear power plants. One nuclear explosive smuggled inside a reactor would turn the entire core into a massive atom bomb... and bring death and disease to millions of people for centuries to come. Slick superspy Max Flynn is briefed to crack the code - but can he beat the deadline before Angel strikes?
One of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted the greatest catastrophes of modern war on them.Somehow the Germans found the strength to halt the Allied advance in its tracks and to prolong the war to 1945. This book is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe.
In The Birth of the Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the extraordinary story of how, prompted by women's rights campaigner Margaret Sanger, and then funded by the wealthy widow and philanthropist Katharine McCormick; Gregory Pincus invented a drug that would stop women ovulating. With the support of John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston, he succeeded. Together, these four determined men and women changed the world.
No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? The youngest of the five sons of Henry II, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took possession of the vast Angevin lands in England and on the continent. But by his death in 1216, he had lost almost all that he inherited, and had come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too.
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story.
The heartbreaking diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege that began in 1941. Lena was worrying about her homework and whether Vova, the boy she liked, liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was diligently learning German, the language of Russia's Nazi ally. Then Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union.
One morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist - a blind, self-taught lawyer-climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown. After turning up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with his fight for justice.
Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life...
Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, discusses innovation, creativity and the secrets of being a successful entrepreneur, through stories from his remarkable life and career.

A fresh, entertaining book about the power of creativity and how to harness it.
Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel.
Rachel Booker has a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in gambling debt, her mother must harden herself to make ends meet, but becomes so hard she has little room left for affection or warmth. Rachel's childhood friendship with Danny grows into something more and their innocent romance gives Rachel the care and comfort she's always craved. But at just sixteen, as World War II breaks out, Rachel falls pregnant. They marry in haste but it isn't long before Danny is called up.
In Paleo Every Day, Pete Evans shares his favourite recipes for good health and vitality. Inspired by a 'paleo' way of eating, these are the meals he cooks for his family every day, featuring loads of fresh veggies, nuts and seeds, sustainable seafood and meat, and free of gluten, sugar and dairy.
In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are.
As the empire of Mann threatens the world with enslavement, only a single island nation continues to stand in its way - the Free Ports of the democras. For ten years they have held their own, but now the empire draws its noose even tighter over them. Rallying to its defence is the cripple and troubleshooter Coya Zeziké. With him is Shard, the only Dreamer of the Free Ports, a woman capable of manipulating waking reality or the strange dimensions of the Black Dream.
Caeli-Amur: an ancient city harbouring hidden mysteries, ruled by three warring Houses. But things are changing in Caeli-Amur. Ancient minotaurs arrive for the traditional Festival of the Sun and New-Men bring wondrous technology from their homeland. Hideously disfigured Wastelanders stream into the city and strikes break out in the factory district. Three very different people may hold the key to the city's survival but only if they can put aside their own personal vendettas.
Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance.
Denland and Lascanne have been allies for generations, but now the Denlanders have assassinated their king, overthrown the monarchy and marched on their northern neighbour.  In a land already drained of husbands, fathers and sons, every household must give up one woman to the army and Emily Marshwic has no choice but to join the ranks of young women marching to the front.
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book. 
Joel is fascinated by the magic of Rithmatics, but few have the gift and he is not one of them. Undaunted, he persuades Professor Fitch to teach him magical theory. Joel can't infuse his protective lines and circles with power, but he's quick to master the underlying geometric principles. His unique skills will soon face an extraordinary test when top Rithmatist students are kidnapped from his Academy.

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?
Rabbits don't belong in the farmyard. So it creates quite a stir when Rupert pops up. He tries to make himself useful, but he can't cock-a-doodle-do like Cockerel, and when he tries to lay an egg like Dora the duck, it's a disaster! Luckily Rupert is good at digging, which soon leads to the most unexpected farm job of all...
When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there – a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!
Poor Mouse! He's just about to tuck into a sandwich, when who should swoop in but Seagull - and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either ... what a greedy and ill-mannered bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways...
Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye! Whether they are riding bikes, getting their hair cut or throwing parties, there's always something for them to argue about. But despite their disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun!
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox - and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear.
Have a fun day out at the water park. Help the children get changed into their swimming costumes, whizz down the water slide and race across the indoor pool. Children will love playing with the easy-to-handle mechanisms in this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn.
When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on amazing night-time adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed?
Perfect for little hands, this chunky board book encourages readers to join in with the farm animal sounds, while they piece together five simple puzzles to make their favourite animal characters from the original hugely successful picture book.
Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole book and CD pack, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. 
A pop-up jungle book from the creator of Dear Zoo. Turn the pages to find out who else is hiding in the jungle, and see if you can spot all the animals. But watch out -- there's a really big surprise at the end!
Following his last thrilling adventure Sherlock Holmes has been sent to live in Oxford to focus on his education. But something strange is happening in the university pathology labs. Body parts are being stolen from corpses and are being posted one by one to an address in London. What can these sinister goings-on mean, and what message is someone trying to send?
When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . .
Follow Andy and Terry's crazy adventures in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! 
Who needs friends when you've got MONSTERS? Nelson stumbles across a machine designed to extract the 7 deadly sins, the machine had a fault - once extracted, the sins became living, breathing monsters who would then follow the sinner around for eternity.
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers, a sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress.
The fifth book in the outstanding My Big Fat Zombie Goldfishseries - containing two funny (fishy) tales with laugh-out-loud cartoon illustrations! 
Still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first heartbreak ever written for teens. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after forty years in print, a teenage bestseller. Now with a brand-new cover look.
Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realize her father might be dead, and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe. When she realizes what is going on – the army is trying to find a cure by experimenting on human subjects – Ruby flips out . . . and makes an even more shocking discovery: she's not useless at all.
Following the events of the last book Seraphina and Zen have been separated once again. After undergoing a new memory alteration procedure, Sera is now is living with the enemy in the Diotech compound. But Sera's mind starts to rebel and despite all her best efforts she can't stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in. 
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. ..
Cath has always buried herself in the romantic fan fiction she writes, but at university she finds there's more to learn about love than in her books...

Special collector's edition with limited edition Emergency Dance Party print, coloured edges and ribbon marker.