• Seven weeks in NY Times top twenty for Damaged

    03 Jan 2013

    Cathy Glass’s Damaged is at number 11 in this week’s New York Times non-fiction bestseller list, making it seven consecutive weeks in the top twenty.

  • I Miss Mummy selected for Kindle 100

    03 Jan 2013

    After the recent success of Damaged, Cathy Glass’s I Miss Mummy has been chosen by Amazon for its very successful Kindle 100 programme. For the next month, the book will be heavily promoted, and available to US readers for just $1.99.

  • The Custard Boys wins at the So So Gay Awards

    02 Jan 2013

    At the 2012 So So Gay Awards, the winners included Downton Abbey, Lana Del Rey, and new play The Custard Boys, based on the novel by agency author John Rae.

    The play was adapted and directed by the Bafta-winning Glenn Chandler, creator of Taggart, and opened at the Tabard Theatre last April.

    In The Custard Boys, five London schoolboys are evacuated to a Norfolk seaside village, far from Hitler’s bombs. They want to fight for England but are too young to join up and too old to wait. They join the school army cadet force and learn to fire rifles, they form a gang and play at being soldiers. But it is not real war.

    Sixteen year old John Curlew dreams of being a Spitfire pilot. Mark Stein is Jewish and a pacifist refugee who hates the war and longs for it to end. When these two boys are thrown together and form a romantic bond, their friendship splits the group and invites fear and prejudice. But it is a challenge to a rival gang which becomes the catalyst for a sinister train of events. While men die in their thousands overseas, in a small corner of rural England a group of schoolboys embark on a final war game which will lead ultimately to tragedy.

    The Custard Boys was filmed in the 1960s as Reach for Glory and is a story of sexual awakening, loyalty and betrayal which was compared upon publication to Lord of the Flies.

  • A Baby's Cry is 17th bestselling memoir of 2012

    02 Jan 2013

    More success for Cathy Glass, whose book A Baby’s Cry was the 17th bestselling memoir of 2012, below Tulisa but above Justin Bieber.

  • Ebook price promotions lined up for The Boy No One Loved over the Christmas period.

    25 Dec 2012

    On 19 Dec Harper Collins 360 kicked off the US promotion. This runs until 8 Jan and throughout that period the price, across all e-retailers, will be reduced to $0.99.

    On Christmas Day The Boy No One Loved will be added to Amazon’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion. This runs for the 12 days following Christmas.

    With the 12 Days of Christmas promotion Amazon send out mailings to email subscribers, and directly to devices. They’ll also feature it across their social media channels.

  • Interview with Andrew Lownie & David Haviland

    21 Dec 2012

    An interview with Andrew Lownie and David Haviland on Britwriters can be found at Brit Writers (no longer exists)

  • Damaged is at number five in the NYT ebook bestseller list

    20 Dec 2012

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose first book Damaged is at number five in the New York Times ebook bestseller list again this week. Five weeks in the top five .

  • Malcolm Castle's 'All Fired Up' serialised in the Daily Express

    17 Dec 2012

    When Malcolm Castle joined the fire brigade at 18 he expected big things: roaring blazes, heartstopping dramas and rescuing damsels in distress. But life as a country fireman didn’t quite work out that way, as his hilarious new book reveals…

  • Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    17 Dec 2012

    Spanish rights in Nessa Carey’s popular science book The Epigenetics Revolution

    Portuguese rights in Marina Chapman’s memoir The Girl With No Name

    Dutch rights in Duncan Falconer’s thriller Assassin

    Dutch rights in Shed Simove’s spoof Fifty Shades of Gray

  • David Long's Bizarre Britain to Constable

    17 Dec 2012

    Constable have bought David Long’s anthology Bizarre Britain.