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Two Outstanding Authors

Portrait photograph of author Caro Ramsay

Dark Water
by Caro Ramsay

The Author

Caro Ramsay was born in Glasgow and now lives in a village on the West Coast of Scotland.

She is widely recognised as one of the most significant new voices in the crime genre. This is her third DI Anderson and DS Costello novel.

Praise for Caro Ramsay

'Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax'
The Times

'Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns'

The Plot

A bitterly cold February in Glasgow. A body of a criminal, his face hideously disfigured, is discovered hanging from a rope in the attic of a deserted tenement…

Investigating officers DI Anderson and DS Costello believe the dead man to be a suspect, in a decade old case involving rape and attempted murder. But what has happened to the dead man's accomplice, 'Mr Click'?

With the discovery of another young woman who has been brutally attacked, detectives Anderson and Costello realise this terrifying psychopath has started working once more. For Mr Click has developed a taste for his bloodthirsty trade. And to satisfy his lust he will strike again and again…

Portrait photograph of author Arabella Weir

The Real Me is Thin
by Arabella Weir

The Author

Arabella Weir is the author of the best-selling Does My Bum Look Big In This? She is best known for her role in BBC2's The Fast Show and is a frequent commentator on current issues in the Guardian. Arabella contributed regularly to the Radio 4 comedy series Smelling of Roses and most recently appeared in E4's teen drama Skins. Arabella recently appeared in the West End show Calendar Girls. She lives in north London with her husband and two children.

Praise for Arabella Weir

'Arabella is such a funny and charming person she talks about herself and these issues in a really light-hearted and entertaining way.'
Harper Collins

The Plot

Lumped into 'the too fat for potatoes group' by her mother, carefree eating isn't something Arabella Weir had much experience of growing up.

Written with startling frankness, Arabella unravels her own eating history in this humorous appraisal of our attitudes towards eating disorders and obesity. Not easy for someone who still can't be alone unsupervised in a room with a packet of chocolate biscuits.

Recounting stories of unhinged mothers and callous doctors, mystery-meat suppers, and egg custard battles with calculating boyfriends' mothers, this candid memoir vividly recreates a childhood and adolescence marred by the social embarrassment of being marked as different simply due to your weight.

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