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  • Dec 20 2014: Michael Hartland is #2 in Australia

    Michael Hartland’s spy thriller Seven Steps to Treason, recently reissued by Thistle Publishing, is currently at #2 in the Australian Kindle bestseller list.


  • Dec 18 2014: Peter Padfield is Australian bestseller

    Peter Padfield’s War Beneath the Sea is at #3 in the Amazon Australia bestseller list.

  • Dec 18 2014: Good review for Noreen Riols

    Noreen Riols’ new novel Autumn Sonata has had a great review from the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.

    ‘I found it hard to put down… If you like a good, real romantic novel, then this is a ‘must read’.’


  • Dec 18 2014: ABC Radio interviews Mark Felton

    Mark Felton’s interview with ABC Radio (Australia) is now available online here.

  • Dec 16 2014: Rachel Kelly writes for the Sunday Times

    Rachel Kelly has written a fascinating piece on women and antidepressants in the Sunday Times.


  • Dec 16 2014: Good review for Lee Trimble

    Lee Trimble’s new book Beyond the Call: The True Story of One World War II Pilot’s Covert Mission to Rescue POWs on the Eastern Front has received a good review from Kirkus Reviews.

    ‘A little-known set of moving adventures, well-researched and presented.’

    Full review

  • Dec 15 2014: Good review for To Fight Alongside Friends

    ‘Soldiers were forbidden from keeping diaries during World War I, but thankfully Charlie May, a captain in the 22nd Manchester ‘Pals’ Battalion, was one of the many who disobeyed orders. When he was killed, aged 27, on the first day of the Somme, May left seven pocketbooks behind him — the final volume was found on his body. A journalist before the war, he proved to be a natural diarist, as wry as he was sharp-eyed.’

    Full review - Daily Mail

  • Dec 15 2014: Daily Mail reviews Terrible Estate Agent Photos

    ‘Here is a hilarious collection of ineptitude demonstrating a lack of any attention to detail that would no doubt get on the Turner Prize shortlist. This book begins as a laugh and ends as something terrifying — like most things in life.’

    Full review

  • Dec 15 2014: Piu Eatwell in Harper's Bazaar

    Piu Eatwell has written an amusing piece for Harper’s Bazaar on her book They Eat Horses, Don’t They?


  • Dec 12 2014: Agency title short-listed for Longman-History Today Award

    Jessie Childs’ God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England, previously short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize, is on the short list for the Longman-History Today Award