News

  • Agency authors make Times 'Books of the Year'

    29 Nov 2016

    Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time by Michael du Preez and Jeremy Dronfield made the Biography section where it was described as ‘gripping, unusual, moving’ .

    Josephine Wilkinson’s Katherine Howard : Tarnished Purity was selected in the history section. The Times felt “this book deserves commendation because of the painful truth it reveals about how women are abused by men and then blamed for the lust they arouse. Good history challenges us to think as much about the present as about the past.”

  • Roger Howard shortlisted for the Franco-British Society Literary Award 2017.

    29 Nov 2016

    Congratulations to Roger Howard whose Power and Glory: France’s Secret Wars with Britain and America, 1945-2016 is a Daily Telegraph ‘History Book of the Year’ and has been shortlisted for the Franco-British Society Literary Award 2017.

  • Crown of Blood is a BBC History Magazine Book of the Year

    29 Nov 2016

    Congratulations to Nicola Tallis whose Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey is one of the BBC History Magazine’s ‘Books of the Year’. They describe it as “stunning…throws new light on the dramatic life of one of the most tragic figures in history…Drawing on new research, Tallis presents Jane as complex, intelligent, charismatic, radical and, ultimately, courageous.”

  • Royal Legacy in the Daily Mirror

    23 Nov 2016

    David McClure’s sensational book about the royal finances, Royal Legacy, featured heavily this week in an article in the Daily Mirror on the proposed Buckingham Palace repairs.

    More than 100,000 sign petition calling for The Queen to pay for £369million repairs of Buckingham Palace

  • Vikie Shanks in the Daily Express

    22 Nov 2016

    The inspirational author of Unravelled, Vikie Shanks, was featured this week in the Daily Express.

    Former model and single mum Vikie Shanks: Six of my seven children are autistic

  • Two more bestsellers for Thistle Books

    21 Nov 2016

    Over the weekend, two agency titles published by Thistle Books reached the Amazon top 100 bestseller list: Earth: An Alien Enterprise by Timothy Good, and War Beneath the Sea by Peter Padfield (which reached the top 40).

  • Ninth week in bestseller list for Cathy Glass

    19 Nov 2016

    Can I Let You Go? by Cathy Glass remains in the top 20 - this week at number 17.

  • US rights in Caesar's Footprints to Pegasus

    16 Nov 2016

    Pegasus have bought US rights in Bijan Omrani’s Caesar’s Footprints, the legacy of Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul in 50 BC .

  • Without a Mother's Love on TV this Sunday

    16 Nov 2016

    CBS Reality – Saturday 19 November 10pm – The Day I Should Have Died

    Author Amanda Wright’s incredible story of survival is told in compelling detail this Sunday when CBS Reality airs an hour long documentary about how John Dickinson strangled her mother and then came after four-year-old Amanda. He lay their lifeless bodies on the bed side by side then set fire to the house before fleeing the scene of the crime.

    For the first time on TV, this shocking murder is examined through the testimony of those who were witnesses to what happened and its terrible aftermath. It is based on Amanda’s heartbreaking memoir Without a Mother’s Love, co-written with Katy Weitz, which was published by Blake this year and can be ordered through Amazon.

  • Recent Foreign Rights sales

    14 Nov 2016

    Korean rights have been sold in Joe Fuhrmann’s Rasputin: The Untold Story.

    Hebrew rights have been sold in Danny Orbach’s The Plots Against Hitler.

    Chinese rights have been sold in Joff Sharpe’s Who Dares Wins in Business: Doing business the SAS way