Get excited: Christmas is nearly here.
Ok, maybe not. But we’ve got a cover reveal which is almost as good as Christmas: Nigel Slater’s latest book is a glorious blend of recipes and diary entries featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.
We are delighted to reveal the paperback cover for The Transition by Luke Kennard. It’s Black Mirror meets David Nicholls in this dark and funny novel about love in dystopian times.
Longlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize for fiction, The Transition tells the story of Karl has let his debts get wildly out of control and, in desperation, has sort of semi accidentally committed credit-card fraud. Now he could have to go to prison, so when he and his wife Genevieve are instead offered a place on a mysterious self-improvement scheme called The Transition, they agree. It’s only six months, after all, and at first all it requires is that they give up their credit cards and move into the spare room of their ‘mentors’, Janna and Stu, who seem perfectly lovely.
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With October behind us, it looks like it’s now officially acceptable to start thinking about Christmas (*shudders*). But here at 4th Estate, we’ve already got 2017 on the brain. With that in mind, we’re pleased to unveil the cover of one our knock out nonfiction debuts coming next year. Emergency Admissions by Kit Wharton will whisk you to the frontline with shocking true stories from an NHS ambulance driver.
This month’s cover reveal is the new book from the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs, Jon McGregor. His first novel for 4th Estate, Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family’s loss.
Our second cover reveal of the month is Pretty Iconic, but don’t think we’re blowing our own trumpet. It’s the title of Sali Hughes’s new book, the follow up to her sensational beauty guide Pretty Honest…
Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson’s baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.