Pan Macmillan bestselling fiction and non fiction books

The new novel in the Vera Stanhope series

The new novel in the Vera Stanhope series

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The Clifton Chronicles continue....

The Clifton Chronicles continue....

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?

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The Bones of You

The Bones of You

When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Who could possibly want to harm her? And why?

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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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News and events

The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation launches
To celebrate the release of his 36th novel, Golden Lion, Wilbur and his wife Niso have launched the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation, dedicated to empowering young writers from across the globe, championing the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy.
Larger than life Brian Blessed is coming to Guildford Book Festival for a funny, life affirming and loud evening talking about his autobiography, Absolute Pandemonium.
Location:  Chester Town Hall, Chester Literature Festival, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ
Date: 14.10.2015
Price:  £15.50
There’s no one quite like Brian Blessed. Hear first hand about Brian's extraordinary life, as he speaks about his autobiography, Absolute Pandemonium.
Location:  Apple Store, Covent Garden No. 1-7 The Piazza London WC2E 8HA
Date: 20.10.2015
Price:  Free

History books

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


Missing children, spooky houses and writing a world you love. We travel to Cornwall to take a gander around the places that inspired Kate Morton's new book, The Lake House.

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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
Moving to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for born townies, Ollie Harcourt, his wife, Caro, and their twelve-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House, they are filled with excitement. Within days of moving in, it soon becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents in the house... 
Grace Scott returns from honeymoon with her new husband, Mac, to find a man lying dead in their new Edinburgh flat. They don't know who he is or where he's come from. Then, three months later, Grace finds a note tucked inside one of the wedding gifts which sends her on a journey to discover what really happened in her flat.
Fifteen-year-old Clara Dolan's world is blown apart following the death of her mother. Battling to keep what remains of her family together, Clara vows to protect her younger siblings, Bernadette and Henry, from danger, whatever the cost. Sinking further into an existence defined by murder and betrayal, Clara soon realizes that success often comes at a very high price.
King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. Shardlake is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen. For Catherine Parr has a secret...
Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But behind her sharp edges and meticulously crafted facade lies the darkest of pasts ... And as her immaculate veneer starts to crack, she is forced to question: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for – or, will it at long last, set Ani free?
Amsterdam is bursting at the seams with children trying to get a glimpse of their hero and families enjoying the occasion.  Brigadier Pieter Vos is on duty with his young assistant, Laura Bakker, when the first grenade hits. As Sinterklaas prepares to address the crowds a terrorist outrage grips the heart of the city. In the chaos a young girl wearing a pink jacket is kidnapped...
Using diaries and reports written in ghettos and camps, David Ceserani's follows the Jews' journey to the 'Displaced Persons' camps; camps which have so often been merely a footnote in the story but where Jews languished behind barbed wire for years after 'liberation'. Resting on decades of scholarship, this moving and dramatic account is compelling, authoritative, and profoundly disturbing.
Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential entertainers the world had ever seen. He was also one of the most complex - generous, a loyal friend, a champion of causes, a devoted son and father, unpredictable, a loud-mouthed tough guy and a womaniser. What drove the skinny kid with a voice and a dream from an Italian neighbourhood in New Jersey to become an international superstar and one of the most important cultural figures of the twentieth century?
Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age. On his release from one of America's toughest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to go straight. It didn't quite work out that way. It wasn't long before Howard found himself trying pure ecstasy and rubbing shoulders with some of the king-pins of the pill trade. As Britons descended on Ibiza ahead of one of the greatest summers of the nineties, Howard was preparing for his most outrageous operation yet.
The Kray twins were Britain's most notorious gangsters, ruling London's underworld for more than a decade. Compiled from a series of interviews with Fred Dinenage from behind prison walls, Our Story is the classic account that explodes the myths surrounding the Kray twins. In their own words they tell the full story of their brutal career of crime and their years behind bars.
Peter O'Toole was supremely talented, a unique leading man and one of the most charismatic and unpredictable actors of his generation. With the help of exclusive interviews with colleagues and close friends, Peter O'Toole: The Definitive Biography paints the first complete picture of this much loved man and reveals what drove him to extremes. But it also describes a man who was fiercely intelligent, with a great sense of humour and huge energy. 
Anna Browne is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. But someone thinks Anna Browne deserves more... When a parcel addressed to Anna Browne arrives, she has no idea who has sent it. Inside she finds a beautiful gift - one that is designed to be seen. And so begins a series of incredible deliveries, each one bringing Anna further out of the shadows and encouraging her to become the woman she was destined to be. But who is sending the mysterious gifts, and why?
In Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: 'You can't experience pain without also experiencing the baffling and ridiculous moments of being fiercely, unapologetically, intensely and (above all) furiously happy.' It's a philosophy that has - quite literally - saved her life.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler.
Neva Bradley, a young midwife, has just learned that she is expecting. She's been present at the magical stages of many women's lives but she is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy hidden. And the weight of Neva's secret is beginning to bear down on everyone around her...
Irene Kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age. But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. When she fell in love with Matt, they moved to England for a new start - they wanted their daughter Jennifer to have a better life. But in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away. Until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything...
Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, having been brought back from the dead. He died in a human vs. alien war that ended a century ago. Spear had been trapped on a planet, surrounded by alien Prador forces, when he spotted a rescue ship. Yet he and his entire squad were killed by the ship's Artificial Intelligence, Penny Royal, which turned rogue. Now, reliving these traumatic final moments, Spear finds the drive to keep on living. The AI still roams free and Spear vows to destroy it.
When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her Fathers, Baru vows to hide her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way up enough rungs of power to put a stop to the Emperor's influence and set her people free. She is sent as an imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn and soon discovers Aurdwynn is a complex and secretive country, seemingly on the brink of rebellion. All it would need is a match to the tinder...

When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities. But when Nigel crash lands inside the Void, on a planet he didn't even know existed, he finds far more than he expected...
The Empire's ruling family must be vigilant, as the conspiracy against them deepens. Having discovered her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies, but few trust her. Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn has fallen in with forces mustering at the empire's borders. The terrible choices facing each of them could make war between them inevitable.
In these stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but down at the 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.

Children's books

Picture Books
Alice In Wonderland
7 - 9 year olds
Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes - but if you're a rabbit, you probably should.
Frankie and his parents live a quiet life. Frankie's dad reads for hours in silence. His mum sits upstairs with the crossword. But when Frankie decides to learn the trumpet, everything begins to change. Not only can Frankie hear the sounds he makes -- he can see and smell them too!
Join award-winning Axel Scheffler, Emily Gravett, Chris Riddell many more bestselling illustrators in this brilliant, bumper drawing and colouring book. The theme of the book is creatures and each page is packed with monkeys and monsters, dinosaurs and dragons, big cats and little cats - and everything in-between!
Meet a determined little spider who can't seem to spin a perfect web. Whoosh goes the wind as it blows each web away! But one thing Walter can spin is spectacular shapes and one day he spins the most spectacular shape of all! It's better than perfect - it's a truly wonderful web.
Join a well-known witch and her a cat, plus a dog a frog and a bird, in this brilliant chunky jigsaw book, which is perfect for little hands. It contains five simple and colourful puzzles featuring the witch and all her animal friends. A brilliant novelty format from the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo.
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.
In What Would Alice Do?, a handy, pocket-sized volume, are the pithiest quotations from the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and, of course, the irrepressible Alice, every one of them pertinent today . . . and guaranteed to put a Cheshire grin on your face! 
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 . . ."
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.
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. 
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.
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. 
People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's Literary Dog Show. But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) work out what's going on before the next full moon?
Spooky Poems is a collection of scary poems about ghosts, ghouls, bats, witches, vampires and all things creepy - by bestselling children's poets Brian Moses and James Carter.
At a medieval re-enactment event, some-fin very weird starts going on. One of the knights is acting very suspiciously... and Tom is sure he's seen his evil big brother's vampire kitten lurking around. Can Pradeep and Tom work out what Mark is up to without revealing Frankie's secret zombie skills?
Bored with her little brother Pog's childish games, Dindy decides that she's finally grown-up enough for a real adventure. While her mother is sleeping and the servants are busy, she takes Pog deep into the tea gardens, a place they are never supposed to go alone...
Humphrey the Horrible sounds scary, but he's actually a very friendly skeleton, with twinkling eye sockets and jangling finger bones. Humphrey dreams of being ghastly, like his brother - a screaming skull - or terrifying, like his bloodsucking vampire-bat cousins. But when Humphrey discovers an evil plot to exorcise his family, he finally realizes you don't have to be spine-chillingly fearsome to be a hero.
When Lo-Melkhiin arrives at Scheherazade's desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own...
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savour anything.
One mysterious death on the Ultimate Bushcraft adventure holiday is tragic, but a second, then a third is suspicious... But who can you trust when everyone around you is a suspect? As numbers dwindle, the chances of survival plummet. Staying alive has never seemed so guilty. Nobody is safe...
Lily Proctor has made it back to her own universe, and it's finally time for her and Rowan to be happy and relax. Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. Lily is the closest version of herself she's ever seen in all her worldwalking, and Lillian's running out of time. If she can't persuade Lily and Rowan to return to her world, she'll have to find a way to make them come back.
Princess Mia is engaged to be married, but since when in Mia's life did anything go to plan?! Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother's leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch.