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  • Sep 30 2014: Cathy Glass goes straight into Amazon Top 40

    Cathy Glass’s new fostering memoir The Child Bride is already climbing the charts:

    Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    #1 in Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Government & Politics
    #1 in Kindle Store > Books > Biography & True Accounts > Memoirs
    #1 in Books > Biography > Social & Health Issues > Child Abuse

  • Sep 30 2014: Jane Dismore writes for The Lady magazine


  • Sep 30 2014: On Duty with the Queen topping Amazon categories

    Dickie Arbiter’s headline-grabbing new memoir On Duty with the Queen, which comes out tomorrow, is already topping all its Amazon categories:

    #1 in Books > Biography > Historical > Royalty

    #1 in Books > Business, Finance & Law > Biographies & Histories

    #1 in Books > Biography > Business & Finance

  • Sep 30 2014: Agency article picked up by Publishing Perspectives

    The ‘Hole in the Heart of Publishing’ article that appeared on the agency website last week has now been picked up by Publishing Perspectives here.

  • Sep 30 2014: Rachel Kelly wins First Book award

    Congratulations to Rachel Kelly who has won this year’s Spear’s prize for Best First Book. William Cash, editor-in-chief of Spear’s, said Rachel’s memoir ‘Black Rainbow: How words healed me - my journey through depression’ tackled the difficult but important subject of depression and was a powerful and moving account of how Rachel used poetry to overcome her demons. Rachel’s book was published by Yellow Kite, a subsidiary of Hodder & Stoughton in April and comes out in paperback on 9th October.

  • Sep 29 2014: Andrew Lownie at Women's Fiction Festival

    Andrew Lownie spoke at the Women’s Fiction Festival in Matera on the subjects The Writer’s Life in 2019, and The Makings of a Fantastic Thriller.

  • Sep 29 2014: Child Bride goes straight into bestseller list

    Cathy Glass’s powerful new fostering memoir Child Bride has gone straight to #3 in the iTunes bestseller list.

  • Sep 29 2014: Great review for The Race to Truth

    ‘… I think deserves mentioning is the brilliant way that Emma engages with the reader; possibly because of her ability to humanize matters. She really draws the reader in and essentially makes them walk through everything as if they were really there as a fly on the wall. The ability she has to make the reader feel the guilt of involvement in the drug scene of cycling, the agony of the legal procedure and the emotional roller coaster that eventually leads to hope is executed brilliantly.’

    ‘I recommend this book whole heartedly. It’s a book that possibly more than anything gives us a more rounded view of the era of cycling we have- hopefully- emerged from.’

    ‘For those out there , like me, were the Armstrong fans who read the autobiographies and drunk in the words in blind belief: read this book., I found it a great blank filler.’

    Full review

  • Sep 29 2014: Good Telegraph review for Dickie Arbiter

    ‘Former Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter’s memoirs of the Royal family are as candid as they are affectionate.’

    ‘On Duty With The Queen provides a fascinating, and humanising, portrait of the Royal family as we never see them.’

    Full review

  • Sep 25 2014: Clare Mulley writes for the Telegraph

    Clare Mulley, the author of The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville has written a piece for the Telegraph about the women of the SOE, including another agency author, Noreen Riols.

    Wartime heroines forgotten in peace