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Mar 10 2014: The Monica Porter phenomenon reaches Australia
Raven is released this month by Thistle Publishing.
Mar 10 2014: Reviews in for God's Traitors
Jessie Childs’ God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England is released this week.
There’s a long review in The Economist here: "Ms Childs has written an engaging history of English papists, filled with memorable episodes…. An excellent new book."
The book is also a ‘Must Read’ selection in the Sunday Times:
Mar 09 2014: More coverage for Joff Sharpe
SAS soldier turned businessman Joff Sharpe features in this week’s Surrey Advertiser.
Mar 09 2014: Monica Porter continues to cause a sensation
Monica Porter’s sensational new book features once again in the Mail on Sunday. Raven: A Year of Dating Dangerously will be released later this month by Thistle Publishing.
You’re all just jealous prudes! She caused uproar when she dared to reveal how – aged 60 – she raced through a string of lovers in their 20s. Her incendiary response to her critics? THEY should be so lucky…
Mar 08 2014: Stewart Lansley at the Royal Geographical Society
On Thursday 13 March Stewart Lansley will be speaking at the Royal Geographical Society on the subject of the Mobile Middle Class.
‘The global class system is changing. By 2030, two billion people will join the middle class from emerging economies, leaving Europe and North America with less than a third of the total middle class population. What impact is this having on people and the planet?’
Mar 08 2014: Joff Sharpe interview
Joff Sharpe is interviewed in the latest issue of People Management magazine, discussing his new business book Who Dares Wins in Business.
Mar 08 2014: Huge international coverage for Monica Porter
Monica Porter’s Raven - A Year of Dating Dangerously is continuing to generate headlines around the world, including the following:
The book is scheduled for release this month by Thistle Publishing.
Mar 08 2014: Andrew Lownie on Agents of Change panel
Andrew Lownie was on the Agents of Change panel at last week’s London Author Fair, discussing developments in the roles of publisher and agent, and in particular the agency’s in-house imprint Thistle Publishing.
There’s an interesting summary of the discussion here.
Mar 08 2014: Two articles from Joff Sharpe
Business guru Joff Sharpe has been busy, with two fascinating articles published this week:
Joff’s book Who Dares Wins in Business, recently released by Thistle Publishing, is generating great reviews.
Mar 08 2014: Warren Durrant is first IPR Agent's Pick of 2014
‘Each month, IPR License shortlists five titles which then go on to be judged by our partner agency, The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency. We were very pleased to announce in February that Warren Durrant had won the latest IPR License ‘Agents Pick’ for his memoir Across the Wide Zambezi.’
“A pacy, entertaining memoir, by turns fascinating and amusing, with an appealing narrative voice.” David Haviland