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  • Nov 27 2014: Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    Portuguese rights in On Duty with the Queen by Dickie Arbiter and Lynne Barrett-Lee

    Greek rights in Manuel Arriaga’s Rebooting Democracy

    Italian rights in Joyce Cary’s The Horse’s Mouth and House of Children

    Sinalese rights in Cathy Glass’s Damaged

    Polish rights in John Higg’s I Have America Surrounded

    Swedish rights in Rachel Kelly’s Black Rainbow

    French rights in Daniel Tammet’s The Novel of Chess

    Finnish rights in Tim Tate’s Hitler’s Forgotten Children

    Japanese rights in Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin’s Big Fella

    Portuguese rights in Casey Watson’s The Girl Without a Voice

  • Nov 27 2014: Lost Britain to O'Mara

    World rights in David Long’s Lost Britain, which tells the story of Britain’s lost landmarks, forgotten tongues and some truly bizarre cultural artefacts, have been bought by O’Mara Books.

  • Nov 26 2014: Chloe Banks interview

    There’s a fascinating interview with Chloe Banks, author of The Art of Letting Go, here.

  • Nov 26 2014: Lake Union acquires Marius Gabriel

    World rights in Marius Gabriel’s historical epic Weep No More have been bought by Lake Union Publishing.

  • Nov 25 2014: Biography of First World War photographer sold

    World rights in Jeff Maynard’s biography of George Hubert Wilkins The Unseen Anzac: How an Enigmatic Polar Explorer Created Australia’s World War I Photographs have been bought by Scribe.

  • Nov 25 2014: Seven Days of Infamy to St Martin's Press

    North American rights in Nicholas Best’s oral history account of the week around Pearl Harbour, Seven Days of Infamy, have been sold to St Martin’s Press.

  • Nov 25 2014: Three agency titles in top twenty paperback non-fiction bestseller list

    Congratulations to agency authors

    Casey Watson whose Nowhere to Go is at Number 13

    Julie Shaw whose Our Vinnie is no 15

    Cathy Glass whose The Child Bride is no 19 - its ninth week in the bestseller list.

  • Nov 25 2014: Terrible Estate Agent Photos in the New York Daily News

    Andy Donaldson’s hilarious new book Terrible Estate Agent Photos is generating huge interest, including this piece in the New York Daily News.

  • Nov 24 2014: Mark Felton interview now online

    Mark Felton’s interview with BBC Cambridge is now available online here (starting at 02:10:00).

  • Nov 20 2014: Terrible Estate Agent Photos is number one stocking filler

    Terrible Estate Agent Photos is at number one in an Independent feature on the best ‘loo book’ stocking fillers.

    ‘It’s hard to believe photos of an overflowing ashtray or someone’s dirty underwear would be used to sell a house. And nothing screams “buy me” more than photos of toilets in the kitchen – you’ll never be more pleased to be in the comfort of your downstairs loo.’

    Stocking fillers: 10 best loo books