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  • Founded in 2017 by Canadian author and publishing executive Kenneth Whyte, Sutherland House is a new Toronto-based publisher of non-fiction books for global English-language audiences.

    Sutherland House specializes in narrative works of biography, memoir, history, business, culture, and current affairs. Aiming for high-quality and broad appeal, it published eight books in 2019 and will deliver nine in 2020. Each volume will be commissioned and edited by Mr. Whyte.

    All of our publications will bear the unique aesthetic of the Sutherland House brand, and be subjected to rigorous market testing from conception to launch. By maintaining a low overhead, the company is dedicating an unusually high portion of its resources to the promotion and mar- keting of its titles, which will be managed by our international network of service providers.

    Our Sutherland Classics series, which began in 2019 with the republication of Bernard Crick’s definitive George Orwell: A Life, is indicative of our commitment to quality non-fiction. We will reprint one or two masterpieces of biography, memoir, or character-driven history every year under the Sutherland Classics imprint.


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  • MIS S WORLD 1970

    The Craziest Pageant Ever and the Rest of My Life

    J E N N I F E R H O S T E N

    1970 was the last year of the Beatles and the first year of the supersonic Concorde—a time of new possibilities and social upheaval, and Jennifer Hosten, a young airline hostess from the Caribbean island of Grenada, was as surprised as anyone to find herself in the midst of it.

    After winning a Miss Grenada contest, she travelled to Lon- don for the 1970 Miss World pageant and arrived at Royal Albert Hall determined to make her mark. So, too, did members of the fledgling Women’s Liberation movement who chose that global- ly-televised moment to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They planted bombs, stormed the hall, and chased comedian Bob Hope from the stage.

    By the end of the night, the world had been introduced to both radical feminism and a new ideal of feminine beauty. Ms. Hosten was the first woman of color crowned Miss World.

    Miss World 1970 is the story of the craziest and most meaningful pageant ever, an inspiring account of Ms. Hosten’s barrier-breaking win and her subsequent globe-trotting career as a development worker and diplomat.

    With historic photographs, movie stills, and a foreword by acclaimed actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

    A native of Grenada, J E N N I F E R HO S T E N trained with the BBC and worked as a broadcaster and airline hostess before winning the 1970 Miss World competition. After, she enjoyed a career in diplomacy, trade negotiation, and international devel- opment. She also founded and ran a succesful inn in Grenada, and now practices as a registered psychotherapist. A mother of two children, she lives in Oakville, Ontario.

    FEBRUARY 2020

    200 Pages, 5.5” x 8.5” Hardcover $22.95 USD $26.95 CAD 978-1-989555-23-1

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    Misbehaviour, a major motion picture based on the author’s life and starring Keira Knightley and

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw (as Jennifer Hosten), will be released globally in 2020.



    A True Story of Bandits, Bootleggers, and Baseball

    A L L E N A B E L

    It was a time of Prohibition, jazz, and gangland murder, and it was baseball’s age of magic, when even Hall of Fame players believed that rubbing the hump of a hunchback guaranteed a hit.

    Broken and deformed by a childhood fall from a seesaw, Hughie McLoon never grew taller than forty-nine inches but he made himself one of the lucky ones. He was chosen as the batboy and mascot of the Philadelphia Athletics. Although the team finished last in each of the three seasons that the A’s rubbed his hump and Hughie tended their bats, he became a local celebrity. He loved the crowds and they loved him back.

    Graduating from batboy to boxing manager, and running his own speakeasy while serving as a secret agent for the Chief of Police, Hughie was the toast of Philly until one summer night in 1928 he was caught in a murderous crossfire outside his tavern. Twenty-six years old, he bled to death on Cuthbert Street. The next day, 15,000 admirers lined up to see his four-foot corpse. The age of magic was over.

    The Short Life of Hughie McLoon is Allen Abel’s haunting and stylish biography of the most remarkable and beloved of the base- ball mascots, and a new chapter in the complicated mythology of the American dream.

    A L L E N A BE L has reported from more than 100 countries as an award-winning newspaper columnist and magazine journalist. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Smith- sonian, and the Globe & Mail. He has written, produced, and hosted broadcasts and documentaries for HBO, the Discovery Channel, and the CBC, earning an Emmy nomination. The Washington Post called his non-fiction book Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn “one of the best travel- ogues about anywhere, ever.”

    MARCH 2020

    300 Pages, 5.5” x 8.5” Hardcover $22.95 USD $26.95 CAD 978-1-989555-21-7

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    To be the luckiest kid in America, he first had to be the unluckiest.


    An Impolite Report on the State of Freedom

    in Canada

    P H I L I P S L AY T O N

    Few things are more precious in a democratic society than indi- vidual freedom, and few things are easier to take for granted.

    In this timely, provocative essay, Philip Slayton argues that Canada, in ways large and small, is frittering away the liberties on which a free and open society depends. We give too much power to our politicians and unelected judges. We paper over our divisions and stifle voices that challenge conventional wisdom. We tolerate inaction on the most pressing issues of the day.

    It is time, writes Slayton, for Canadians to throw off their self-imposed chains, to stand up and fight for what we believe in before we lose our ability to do so—a prospect, he warns, that is far more likely than we realize.

    Born in England and raised in Manitoba, PH I L I P S L AY T ON is a Canadian lawyer and the former dean of law at the Univer- sity of Western Ontario. He is the best-selling author of Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession, and Mighty Judgment: How the Supreme Court of Canada Runs Your Life, among other books. A Rhodes Scholar, he has been a Woodrow Wil

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