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  • May 02 2015: Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    Chinese rights in Patrick Dillon’s The Story of Buildings.

    Czech rights in Piu Eatwell’s They eat horses, don’t they?: The Truth about the French.

    Russian rights in Christian Wolmar’s To the edge of the world: The Story of the World’s Greatest Railway

  • May 02 2015: Film rights sold in Mark Felton’s Zero Night

    Essential Media in Australia have optioned Mark Felton’s Zero Night: The Most Daring Great Escape of World War II.

  • May 02 2015: New two-book deal for Cathy Glass with Harper Collins

    Harper Collins have bought world rights in two new Cathy Glass fostering memoirs. The first , A Dark and Dangerous Place, will be published in February.

  • May 02 2015: Adrian Gilbert's book on Waffen SS bought by Da Capo

    Da Capo have bought World English rights in Adrian Gilbert’s Waffen SS: A Military History the military wing of Himmler’s SS and one of the most feared combat organizations of the 20th century.

  • May 01 2015: The Story of Buildings short-listed for this year's School Library Association Information Book Award

    Congratulations to Patrick Dillon whose The Story of Buildings is one of three short-listed books in the 12-16 year old age group for this year’s School Library Association Information Book Award. The judges commented:

    This is a fascinating history of architecture which focuses not on architectural styles or individual buildings - although there is plenty of information about these - but on buildings in the context of their historical and geographical surroundings. Each section flows into the next in a way that combines chronological and thematic approaches. The illustrations are rich and detailed and clever use of fold-outs helps to emphasise the scale and complexity of the buildings featured, showing both the full building and it’s interior and details.

    The prize will be awarded in November

  • May 01 2015: Royal Legacy in the Ham & High

    There was a major feature in yesterday’s Hampstead and Highgate Express on David McClure’s new book Royal Legacy.

    She’s dropped off the rich list, so how are the Queen’s finances?

  • Apr 30 2015: Two-page spread in the Independent for Queer Saint

    Queer Saint by Adrian Clark and Jeremy Dronfield was the subject of a two-page feature in the Independent yesterday.

    ‘The curious life of this curious man is the subject of a new book, Queer Saint by Adrian Clark and Jeremy Dronfield. Watson was queer in both senses and the authors trace his wanderings through both the beau monde and the dingy one and lay out the friendships and loves he found in each. The figure that emerges is at once a gay playboy with a taste for rough trade and an aesthete in the purest sense of the word who left an indelible if largely unacknowledged mark on British art.’

    ‘Queer saint’ Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

  • Apr 29 2015: Cathy Glass remains in best seller list

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose Saving Danny has now been in the best seller lists for almost two months. This week she is no Number 15 .

  • Apr 28 2015: New election videos from David Craig

    David Craig, the author of The Great Charity Scandal, has produced two scathing new videos.

    Cameron Election Broadcast


  • Apr 28 2015: Word Drops on Radio Four

    Snippets from Paul Jones’ Word Drops are going to be used every day this week on Radio Four’s The World At One. The first one can be heard here, about 25 minutes in.