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Summer Secrets

Summer Secrets

'A page-turner about trust, betrayal and things never being quite what they seem.' Red

Jane Green talks about home and what it means to her and her characters
You grew up with her, now read her again

You grew up with her, now read her again

A beautifully drawn, deeply moving, unforgettable novel from Judy Blume – one of the world's most beloved and bestselling authors.

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The new Roy Grace novel

The new Roy Grace novel

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead... 

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Summer at Shell Cottage

Summer at Shell Cottage

Another delightful summer read from the author of the bestselling The Beach Café and One Night in Italy.

Lucy Diamond shares her writing tips

News and events

James Salter dies aged 90
It is with great sadness that Pan Macmillan has learnt of the death of American author James Salter, who died on Friday 19 June, shortly after his ninetieth birthday.
Hakan Nesser will be speaking about his renowned Van Veeteren series, and his latest novel, The Living and the Dead in Winsford. Hakan will be joined on stage by the CWA Dagger winner and author of A Land More Kind than Home, Wiley Cash.
Location:  Waterstones Nottingham Bridlesmith Gate 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate Nottingham NG1 2GR
Date: 16.07.2015
'Strange Lands'

M.J. McGrath has had travelled from Alaska to Madagascar, which has influenced her work; alongside other adventurers Mark Lawson, Hakan Nesser, Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh.
Location:  The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1
Date: 18.07.2015
Price:  £10

History books

Recommendations of the best historical fiction and non-fiction history books and the inside scoop from authors.

BookTubers answer Pan Macmillan's bookish questions

We threw a party for some of our favourite BookTubers and authors at Pan Macmillan HQ! After pizza and a pub(lishing) quiz, we put some of our burning bookish questions to them. Here’s what they said…

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At The Window Seat you'll find our latest recommendations of the best books in town, as well as behind the scene stories on what it's like to be a book editor, tips from authors on how to get published, and much more.

Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Sci-fi and Fantasy
When the vulnerable Abigail walks into Private Investigator Damien Lamb's office asking him to retrieve her daughter from the confines of infamous cult, the Children of God, Lamb can't help but fall for her story. But Abigail's motivations might not be as clear as they first seem and Lamb finds himself in more danger than he could ever have imagined...
A woman arrives in the village of Winsford on Exmoor. She has travelled a long way and chosen her secluded cottage carefully. As Maria settles into her lonely new life, it becomes clear that Winsford isn't quite the sanctuary she thought it would be and strange things begin to happen around her. But what terrible secrets is Maria guarding? And who is trying to find her?
A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge....
Reeve LeClaire is not a victim. Not any more. It's been seven years since she escaped from psychopath Daryl Wayne Flint and she's finally getting her life back. But when Flint escapes from his psychiatric hospital, Reeve's new-found strength and tranquility are about to be tested in ways neither she nor Flint could have imagined...
When young Inuit Martha Salliaq goes missing from her settlement, her teacher, ex Polar Bear Hunter Edie Kiglatuk enlists her police friend Derek Palliser to help search for the girl. But once a body is discovered floating in a polluted lake on the site of a decommissioned Radar Station, Edie's worst fears are realised...
New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. Though every citizen of the 'Big Easy' thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads.
At the age of sixteen, Catherine Tylney Long became the wealthiest heiress in England. Ignoring the warnings of her closest confidantes, Catherine married for love - the charming but feckless dandy William Wellesley Pole. But their happiness was short-lived; just a decade later William had frittered away Catherine's inheritance and the couple were forced to flee into exile.
In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.
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. 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.
In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.
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. Then Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union.
Would-be gardener Daisy can't believe her luck when her parents announce they're off on a midlife-crisis gap year, leaving her in charge of their gorgeous garden. As Daisy wrestles the garden into something resembling order, her feelings for handsome Irishman George, begin to take root. But Daisy's heart's desire - her parent's garden - is under threat...
Dr Colella examines the reasons why we feel so hungry and dismisses the diet myths that have recently been endorsed. He introduces a simple and practical three stage plan that increases satiety and curbs your carbohydrate intake resulting in sustained weight loss.
Comfortably settled into his expatriate life in post-war Britain, Headmaster Theodore's secrets are set to remain deeply buried. Until shebreezes in. ia cuts through his reserve and, for the first time in years, Theodore finds himself able to confront his past and reveal the events carved into his heart and seared into his soul.
Professor David Crystal unearths some lovely old gems of the English language, dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generation.

squinch [noun, Devon] A narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards. 'I lost sixpence through a squinch in the floor'.
Maia D'Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, having been told that their beloved father has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
My New Roots cookbook is packed with over 100 simple and mouth-watering vegetarian recipes, with options that are free from dairy, sugar and gluten, low carb and alkaline rich. My New Roots puts delicious, irresistible, whole foods at the centre of your plate to help boost your energy levels, and make your body and mind healthy and happy, one meal at a time.
A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing off the last of Earth's magicians, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to take over Hell. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a portal between Hell and Earth...
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep the powers of the corrupted Wood at bay. But the Dragon demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
On the day Kyndra comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man's terrifying response... but first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic.
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.

Children's books

Alice In Wonderland
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
With a new foreword from Phillip Pullman, this stunning anniversary hardback book reproduces every word of Carroll's masterpiece and its famous sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Beautifully reproduced colour versions of Sir John Tenniel's originals, and coloured by Harry Theaker.
Tumble down the rabbit hole and discover Alice's world of wonder, then complete the Wonderland scenes, magical beyond your wildest dreams! Use over three hundred stickers to set the table for the Mad Hatter's tea party and join in the Queen of Hearts' croquet match.
Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by John Tenniel, plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Hilary McKay, this beautiful hardback edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was first published by Macmillan in 1865.
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. 
A glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe for young readers from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. Puybaret's jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful.
The Nursery Alice, originally published by Macmillan & Co. in 1890, was the very first colour edition of Alice. It was intended, wrote Carroll, "to be read by Children aged from Nought to Five. To be read? Nay, not so! Say rather to be thumbed, to be cooed over, to be dogs'-eared, to be rumpled, to be kissed . . ."
Alice's second adventure takes her through the looking-glass to a place even curiouser than Wonderland. She finds herself caught up in the great looking-glass chess game and sets off to become a queen. It isn't as easy as she expects: at every step she is hindered by nonsense characters who crop up and insist on reciting poems. 
Tumble down the rabbit hole and discover Alice's world of wonder, then complete the Wonderland scenes, magical beyond your wildest dreams! Use over three hundred stickers to set the table for the Mad Hatter's tea party and join in the Queen of Hearts' croquet match.
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.
Best Friends is a first look at the familiar expressions that an older baby hears over and over again, such as Bang-bang! Be quiet! Look at me! Well done! Sleep tight, I love you. The phrases are matched with bright, cheerful and endearing animal characters that babies (and their parents) will identify with. Sturdy little tabs along the top and down the side of the page help baby find their favourite page, and encourage interactivity. 
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.
Jelly, Myf and Roobs have an exciting summer ahead. Not only are they going to be bridesmaids, but they're going to see OMG live in concert! They just need to find a not-stupid way to get enough money for the concert tickets first. Then they have to become totally pro street dancers so they can fulfil Jelly's mum's wedding dream. And then there's the small issue of Jelly not embarrassing herself in front of Roger Lovely, which is quite hard with a name like Jelly...
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! 
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he could even survive a hippo attack. But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green! Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero?
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 . . .
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.
Fourteen-year-old Mia Thermopolis is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that she's a princess - and heir to the throne of Genovia. But when she announces on national TV that her mum is pregnant by her algebra teacher and plans to marry him, a right-royal fuss results!
Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer...
Olivia Grace is completely average. Or so she thinks . . . until Her Royal Highness, Princess Mia Thermopolis turns up at her school one day and whisks Olivia away to New York City! But discovering that your father is actually the Prince of Genovia is quite a shock. Olivia's got a lot to learn about her long-lost family - and everyone's got a lot to learn about her!
After losing both her parents before the age of seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then she learns that her bad-boy neighbour, Adrian - who might have just saved her life - is actually a half-demon vampire.
Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiancé have begun to track her down . . .
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.
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.