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Dec 09 2013: Cracked is one of the top ten books of 2013
NetGalley has selected James Davies’ Cracked - Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good as one of the ten best books of 2013.
“James Davies’ timely expose of the psychiatry industry makes for fascinating and thought-provoking reading. Using his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients’ well-being, Davies shows a real flair for the polemic, as well as a real sympathy for the senstivity of the subject.”
Dec 08 2013: Marina Chapman in Daily Mail
Marina Chapman is once again featured in the Daily Mail. A new documentary about Marina’s life Woman Raised by Monkeys premieres this Thursday, 12th December, at 9pm exclusively on the National Geographic Channel.
Dec 03 2013: Two agency titles in top 20 non-fiction paperback list
Congratulations to Casey Watson whose Last Kiss for Mummy is no 17 and Marina Chapman whose The Girl With No Name is no 20.
Dec 01 2013: Katharine Quarmby in Observer editorial
“In 2011, Katharine Quarmby published Scapegoat: Why we are failing disabled people, the first large-scale investigation into the growing number of violent deaths of disabled people in Britain. In case after case, victims had also been wrongly accused of sexual crimes.”
Nov 30 2013: US rights in God's Traitors to OUP
US rights in Jessie Childs’s God’s Traitors, which explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England through the eyes of one remarkable family the Vauxes of Harrowden Hall and to be published by Bodley Head next spring, have been sold to OUP.
Nov 30 2013: Recent Foreign Rights Sales
Korean rights in Nessa Carey’s popular science title The Epigenetics Revolution.
Hungarian rights in Duncan Falconer’s thriller Pirate.
Polish rights in John Jobling’s book on the rock group U2
German rights in Sean McMeekin’s July 1914
Dutch rights in Claudia Spahr’s Right Time Baby.
Polish rights in Casey Watson’s memoir Mummy’s Little Helper
Nov 30 2013: Recent Foreign Rights Sales for Cathy Glass
Dutch rights in Will You Love Me?
French rights in The Saddest Girl in the World.
Italian rights in Will You Love Me?
Polish rights in Another Forgotten Child, Hidden, Please Don’t Take My Baby and Will You Love Me?
Portuguese rights in Please Don’t Take My Baby.
Nov 30 2013: The Shadow State: The Secret Rise of Corporate Britain to One World
A book on government outsourcing, The Shadow State: The Secret Rise of Corporate Britain, based on Alan White’s column’s in the New Statesman, have been bought by One World.
Nov 30 2013: The Ultimate Agony: A mother's story of losing her sons to their murderous father to Ebury
World English rights in Denise William’s memoir The Ultimate Agony: A mother’s story of losing her sons to their murderous father ghosted by Julie McCaffrey have been bought by Ebury.
Nov 28 2013: The Agnostic's Tale reviewed
“I enjoyed Mr. Rae’s approach. While he ended up retaining his non belief, he retained his respect for the tradition of religion and respected it’s followers and leaders. I would suggest this book to those who’d like to see a variety of answers to the same questions, by both believers and unbelievers, it’s a easy thought provoking read.”