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  • Jul 29 2014: The Gold Mohur Tree into Amazon Top 40

    Joyce Mackenzie’s moving debut novel The Gold Mohur Tree has reached #33 in the Amazon bestseller list.

  • Jul 28 2014: Great review for Nicholas Best

    Nicholas Best’s recent Kindle Single Point Lenana has had a great review in the San Francisco Chronicle:

    ‘If this sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster in miniature - the world gone mad! Can their star-crossed love endure? - it is. But “Point Lenana” proves the irresistibility of a good old-fashioned story well told.’

    Full review

  • Jul 28 2014: Vikie Shanks TV interview now online

    Vikie Shanks’ TV interview with Ireland AM is now available online here. Vikie has been generating a huge amount of coverage for her inspiring new memoir Unravelled, recently published by Thistle.

  • Jul 28 2014: Sonia Oatley's story serialised in the Mail

    The tragic events of Sonia Oatley’s shocking new memoir Bye Mam, I Love You were serialised this weekend in the Mail.

    Full article

  • Jul 28 2014: The Gold Mohur Tree is Kindle Daily Deal

    Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is The Gold Mohur Tree, the powerful debut novel from Joyce Mackenzie. For one day only, the book will be available for just 99p.

  • Jul 25 2014: Great review for Desmond Seward

    Desmond Seward’s Richard III has had a great review from BookReporter.

    ‘A colorful, authoritative biography that offers a definitive picture of both the age and the man.’

    Full review

  • Jul 25 2014: Vikie Shanks' daughter writes for Gransnet

    Pippa, the daughter of Unravelled author Vikie Shanks, has written a blog for Gransnet.

    Understanding autism ‘We hear from 13-year-old Pippa Tompsett, diagnosed as autistic when she was three - and perfectly happy about that ever since! While it’s hard, sometimes, for others to understand exactly what being autistic means, Pippa is determined to climb the mountain that is social understanding.’

  • Jul 24 2014: 'Charlie May' serialised in the Express

    To Fight Alongside Friends: The First World War Diaries Of Charlie May was serialised in the Express at the weekend.

    Charlie May’s War: Secret diary of a WWI officer who longed for home

  • Jul 24 2014: Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    Gurpareet Bains’s The Superfood Diet to Holland

    James Davies’s Cracked to Finland

    Timothy Good’s Earth to Germany

    Diana Kader’s Hear My Cry to Poland

    Geoff Roberts’s Stalin’s General to Turkey

    Desmond Seward’s The Hundred Years War to Korea

    Natasha Tormey and Nadene Ghouri ‘s Born into the Children of God to Poland

  • Jul 24 2014: UK rights in Beyond the Call bought by Icon

    UK rights in Beyond the Call: The Incredible True Story of One American’s Life-or-Death Mission on the Eastern Front in World War II have been sold to Icon. Penguin publish in the US in February.