29 Nov 2017
Author and historian Helen Fry was a contributor to David Jason’s Secret Service, starting on December 5th, 9pm on More4. Helen is set to feature in episodes 1 and 3.
25 Nov 2017
Congratulations to Piu Eatwell whose Black Dahlia, Red Rose about the savage killing of Elizabeth Short in 1947 , a case which inspired James Elroy’s The Black Dahlia, has been chosen as a Times Book of the Year. Marcel Berlins is impressed by her ‘thorough research, which includes evidence never revealed before, or even known to have existed. Readable and convincing.’
22 Nov 2017
Slovakian and Czech rights in The Borgias by Mary Hollingsworth.
Croatian rights in Danny Orbach;’s The Plots Against Hitler.
Chinese rights in Daniel Tammet’s Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with Language.
22 Nov 2017
Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose Cruel to be Kind is no 10 in the paperback non-fiction bestseller list this week.
15 Nov 2017
Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose latest memoir Cruel to be Kind is Number 9 in the Sunday Times Paperback bestsellers this week.
14 Nov 2017
David McClure’s book on the royal finances, Royal Legacy, has been generating huge interest following the Paradise Papers revelations about the offshore investments of the Queen and other royals. David McClure has contributed to numerous pieces, including the following:
BBC Panorama (video)
14 Nov 2017
According to publishersmarketplace, over the last year Andrew Lownie is the second top selling agent in the world and the top agent for non fiction .
Jill Marsal (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency) view details | Most recent deal: November 7, 2017 Top category: Digital: Fiction: Women’s/Romance (13) 64 deals
Andrew Lownie (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency | UNITED KINGDOM) view details | Most recent deal: November 13, 2017 Top category: International rights: UK Non-fiction (25) 43 deals
11 Nov 2017
According to publishersmarketplace, Andrew Lownie1 in Non-fiction: Biography 1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction 3 in Non-fiction: Reference
He has 41 recorded sales for the last twelve months .
10 Nov 2017
Eleanor Fitzsimons’s Wilde’s Women was one of three finalists in the Biography category of the American Book Fest Best Book Awards 2017 .
Her book was described as
A fresh, revealing, and entertaining account of the most notorious figure of his age and the women who inspired him….Wilde’s Women is the first book to tell the story of the female family members, friends, and colleagues who traded witticisms with Wilde, who gave him access to vital publicity, and to whose ideas he gave expression through his social comedies.
In this essential new work, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Wilde’s story and his legacy through the women in his life, including such scintillating figures as Florence Balcombe; actress Lillie Langtry; and his tragic and witty niece, Dolly, who, like Wilde, loved fast cars, cocaine, and foreign women. Fresh revealing, and entertaining, full of fascinating detail and anecdotes, Wilde’s Women relates the untold story of how a beloved writer and libertine played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women, and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever.
08 Nov 2017
Cathy Glass’s Cruel to be Kind is at Number 8 in the paperback charts this week – its ninth week in the Top 10.