We're very pleased to be publishing Simon Mayo's debut novel in March. Simon is best known as the broadcaster and host of Radio 2's award winning Drivetime show.ITCH is a fast-paced thriller filled with effervescent action starring an accidental school boy hero. Itch is 14 and loves science, especially chemistry. His hobby of collecting all the elements in the periodic table gets him into some highly explosive situations. First he singes his eyebrows when an experiment with phosphorous in his bedroom goes wrong, then he gives his classmates arsenic poisoning. When Itch makes a discovery of a new element that's never been seen before which is potentially very valuable he has to use all his wits and scientific knowledge to stop others getting hold of it. As he's pursued from Cornwall to London and beyond he realises that this element could cause untold havoc across the world. ITCH is published on 1st March, just before National Science and Engineering Week, and we'll have special periodic table posters, reading notes and a fabulous video trailer available.