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London: The Information Capital
James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti
(UK: Penguin, @PenguinUKBooks, 2016; USA: Penguin, @penguinusa, 2017)

In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring readers a series of 100 new maps, stats and infographics charting life in the English capital in ways no one has ever seen before.

When do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is ‘czesc’ becoming a more common greeting than ‘salaam’? James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they’d rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way.

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Recommended by:
Penguin: at BookExpo America

The Penguin Publishing Group is the proud publisher of great writers and gifted storytellers, beloved books and eminent works. Penguin believes that literature can fuel the imagination and guide the soul. There’s a book on Penguin’s shelves for every reader, and the group relishes the opportunity to publish across every category and interest with the utmost care and enthusiasm. The Penguin Publishing Group is one of the leading trade book publishers in the USA, comprised of imprints with a long and rich history dating back to the 19th century. Penguin Books was originally founded in the UK in 1935 by Allen Lane, who envisioned a collection of quality, attractive books affordable enough to be ‘bought as easily and casually as a packet of cigarettes’. A US office opened in 1939, called Penguin Books Ltd. In 1996, the group merged with Putnam Berkley to become Penguin Putnam, Inc., Penguin Group (USA) in 2003 and Penguin Publishing Group in 2014. Today, Penguin Publishing Group is the largest division of Penguin Random House, Inc.

The Elements of Eloquence
Mark Forsyth
(UK: Icon Books, @iconbooks, 2017; USA: Berkley Publishing, @BerkleyPub, 2014)

Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘The name’s Bond – James Bond.’
In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.
Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.

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CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | GoodreadsSapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | AmazonEason | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
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Recommended by:
Leena Normington, Digital Content Producer | Social Media Producer, Vintage Books; YouTube: Creator for Change Fellow 2017, and Vlogger: Leena Norms (also known as ‘Just Kiss My Frog’)

Leena is an experienced producer of podcasts and online video, media presenter, social media consultant, copywriter and workshop leader. She is one of five winners of the Trailblazer Award in 2019, which celebrates young talent under the age of 30 in publishing. Leena creates content that suits the Vintage PRH imprint’s social platforms. On any given day she’ll be editing a podcast, creating a YouTube video, plotting a thread of tweets or building a fun reading list for the Vintage website. Leena also manages the imprint’s social channels so that it has a constant stream of content being uploaded on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, iTunes, YouTube and more. She makes sure everything is scheduled and looking good; and that Vintage responds to readers’ questions and suggestions.

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