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Jan 28 2015: Lots of agency titles on display at WHSmith
A trip to WH Smith at the weekend witnessed a score of titles from agency clients Casey Watson, Cathy Glass and Lynne Barrett-Lee on display.
Jan 24 2015: History of Sitwell family and Renishaw sold
World English rights in Desmond Seward’s history of the Sitwell family and their house Renishaw have been bought by Elliott & Thompson.
Jan 24 2015: Recent Foreign Rights Sales
Lithuanian rights in Hugh Brazier and Jan McCann’s The Book of 365 just published by Random House..
Japanese rights in Nessa Carey’s Junk: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome shortly to be published by Icon and Columbia Press.
Korean rights in Roger Crowley’s Constantinople: The Last Great Siege. published by Faber and Random House.
Chinese rights in Roger Crowley’s Conquerors: How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire shortly to be published by Faber and Random House.
Portuguese rights in Randall Hansen’s Disobeying Hitler published by Faber and OUP.
Hebrew rights in Roger Howard’s Operation Damocles published by Thistle and Pegasus.
Jan 24 2015: History of Ottoman Empire to Penguin
Penguin have bought world rights in Sean McMeekin’s The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Jan 24 2015: US rights in The Dead Duke sold to Norton
Norton have bought US rights in Piu Eatwell’s The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife And The Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
Jan 24 2015: Spy biography to Duckworth
Duckworth have bought World English rights in Paddy Hayes’ life of Daphne Parks described by the Guardian as Britain’s ‘Queen of Spies’ and widely acknowledged as being one of Britain’s leading Cold War Intelligence officers.
Jan 21 2015: Good reviews for Juliet Barker
‘An accessible and informative read for history enthusiasts and useful for undergraduate students as the most complete modern account of the rising… An engaging and thought-provoking account…’
‘Barker is meticulous about her research… It is Barker’s great skill in selecting precisely the right small, individual human stories that really bring the past alive.’
Jan 15 2015: Mark Felton on BBC Cambridge
Mark Felton was on BBC Cambridge talking about his new book Zero Night. You can listen again here.
Jan 15 2015: Rachel Kelly writes for The OldieRachel Kelly has written a piece in praise of mothers, in The Oldie.
Jan 14 2015: Piu Eatwell radio interview
Piu Eatwell has been doing a round of radio interviews in the USA for They Eat Horses, Don’t They?. This one in particular, is very in-depth and informative.