At Michael O’Mara Books we specialise in creative and inspired adult non-fiction. Independent, commercial and always on-trend, we are passionate about our books and publish an exciting and varied list – from history and popular science to language; sport and biography to puzzles; gift and humour to craft – that reaches readers across the world.
After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.
These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore – the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes.
Discover the myth of the Gold and Silver Unicorns, and the legendary stories of the seven unicorn families. Find out about their unique powers, where they live around the world, what they eat and how to have the best chance of spotting one. Learn about the history of the Magical Unicorn Society – from its foundation to the present day – and how to become a member.
With breathtaking artwork from Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk (Papio Press), and stunning design and production, this special book gallops through a history of these mythical creatures and looks at their magical future.
Praise for Give a F**k:
'A lovely, inspiring book, full of brilliant advice – a perfect corrective for the state of the world' – India Knight
'It really cuts through the honey glaze of self-help and hits you right where you need it' – Holly Bourne, author of How Do You Like Me Now?
'Felicity writes with the compassion, assuredness and humour of someone who clearly gets what it can be like to feel too much of everything too much of the time.' – Ruby etc, illustrator and cartoonist
A funny, wise, practical and expressive guide to caring and compassion – also known as ‘giving a fuck’!
Give A F**k has one important, vital and highly topical theme at its heart: compassion. Otherwise known as caring, AKA giving a fuck. Journalist and life-coach Felicity Morse has turned her smart, witty and informed focus on developing our innate compassion / kindness skills, for the enduring benefit of ourselves, and for the many ways in which we can care for, help, learn from and work with the people and the world around us to achieve profound fulfillment.
Give a F**k covers Self, Relationships, Community and Infinity and Beyond and combines warm, witty and philosophical narrative with thought-provoking and easy-to-implement exercises to help us conquer our personal obstacles in the path of developing our most caring selves.
Winston Churchill was known for his great love for and admiration of animals. In fact, one of Churchill’s key characteristics was his fascination with the animal kingdom – creatures of all sorts were a crucial element in his existence. He was amused, intrigued and enchanted by, sometimes even besotted with a vast menagerie, from his pet budgerigar, dogs, cats, fish, butterflies, to his own lion, leopard and white kangaroos kept at London Zoo, and even more unusual species. Dwelling amid flora and fauna was Churchill’s ideal form of existence – ‘The world would be better off if it were inhabited only by animals’ – and he signed his letters home as a boy ‘The Pussy Cat’.
In this fascinating book, Dr Piers Brendon looks deeper into Churchill’s love of the animal kingdom, and at how animals played such a large part in his everyday life. We encounter the paradox of the animal-loving-hunter: he hunts foxes yet keeps them as pets, he likes fishing but loves fish; along with the man who used analogies to animals time and time again in his speeches and writings. The picture that emerges shows another side to the great man, showcasing his wit, wisdom and wayward genius from a different perspective and shedding new and fascinating light on the man voted The Greatest Briton.
In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood’s frank and funny autobiography takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star’s ‘fab-u-lous’ life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars – including Ore Oduba, Judy Murray and the unforgettable Ed Balls – on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
The Aussie-born judge shares his famously forthright views on the changes in the show’s line up, from Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman’s departures to the arrival of Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas, as well as the dancers and stars.
Away from Strictly, Craig reveals fresh heartache over failed romances, his pain at losing his dad and how his work kept him from flying to Australia for the funeral. He marks the milestones in his life, including turning fifty and moving from London to live in a ‘gorgeous’ country pile, as well as going under the knife for a second hip operation plus a few nips and tucks.
The multi-talented dancer, director and choreographer also discusses his award-winning shows, including Sister Act and Son of a Preacher Man, and spending a year in drag as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Plus, he reveals all about his foray into movies, choreographing Hugh Grant for Paddington 2 and making his big screen debut in Nativity Rocks.
With his famous wit and a wealth of backstage gossip, In Strictest Confidence is the perfect read for all his fans as well as those of Strictly Come Dancing.
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand
Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.
There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined.
With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this?
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.
Audio: Listen to the Emoji Code Podcast
Leigh Alexander speaks to Dr Vyvyan Evans – author of The Emoji Code – about the role the emoji plays in human communication. What’s different about emoji, how can they help us communicate better in the digital age, and where might non textual communication be heading next?
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As of May 1st 2018, we are no longer using a 3rd party export representative. The export sales of Michael O’Mara Books are now handled by the Michael O’Mara Export Sales Team.