News

  • Two authors in top twenty

    05 Jan 2012

    Casey Watson’s The Boy No One Loved is no 9 this week and Cathy Glass’s The Night The Angels Came is no 17. Congratulations to both authors and their publishers Harper Collins.

  • The Boy No One Loved is no 11

    03 Jan 2012

    Congratulations to Casey Watson’s whose The Boy No One Loved remains in the paperback non-fiction best seller list at no 11.

  • Sean McMeekin wins prize for The Russian Origins of the First World War

    01 Jan 2012

    Congratulations to Sean McMeekin who has won the 2011 Norman B. Tomlinson Book Prize for his book, The Russian Origins of the First World War awarded annually to the book judged to be the year’s best in English on the First World War. The Tomlinson Prize was originally awarded by the US Branch of the Western Front Association and now is an award of the World War One Historical Association (WW1HA). The other winners over the last decade can be found at: http://www.ww1ha.org/

  • TOWIE's Nanny Pat memoirs bought by Sidgwick

    23 Dec 2011

    Ingrid Connell at Sidgwick has bought the memoirs of Patricia Brooker star of reality show The Only Way Is Essex .

  • Rave reviews for The Arrse Guide to the British Army

    23 Dec 2011

    Major Des Astor’s humorous study of the British Army has been receiving rave reviews, the latest of which from New Books Mag can be found at

    http://www.newbooksmag.com/reviews/8814-9378/review.php

  • US rights in Peter Daughtrey's book on Atlantis sold to Pegasus

    23 Dec 2011

    Claiborne Hancock has bought US rights in Peter Daughtrey’s fresh look at the lost city of Atlantis.

  • Two more Casey Watson books sold to Collins

    23 Dec 2011

    Vicky McGeown at Harper Collins has bought two more inspirational memoirs by foster carer Casey Watson whose first book in a four-book deal, has spent the last three months in the non-fiction paperback best seller lists.

  • Australian rights in The Girl With No Name sold to Murdoch Books

    23 Dec 2011

    Murdoch Books have made a pre-emptive offer, which has been accepted, for Marina Chapman’s extraordinary story of being brought up by monkeys in the Colombian jungle. The book is now on offer in UK, US and translation.

  • Shed Simove's new book to Hay House

    23 Dec 2011

    Hay House have bought Shed Simove’s self help book Success, Happiness and Wealth or Your Money Back .

  • The Cost of Inequality attracting good reviews and sold to China

    23 Dec 2011

    Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality has been gathering good reviews and has just been sold to China.

    Peter Wilby selected it as his Book of the Year in the New Statesman writing:

    Stewart Lansley’s The Cost of Inequality (Gibson Square, £17.99) exposes the truth about the economic catastrophe that afflicts the western world: neoliberalism has created consumer societies in which millions are so poor that they cannot afford to consume.

    Nial Cooper in Church Action on Poverty stated:

    Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reasons behind the astonishing growth in inequality in the UK and US over the past 30 years – and why it helped to bring about the unprecedented economic crisis we are all now facing. Readable, well-argued and a devastating critique of neo-liberal laissez-faire economics that has allowed the growth of a new generation of super-rich ‘Robber Barrons’ …

    Times Higher Education Supplement said:

    Lansley adds value, making the forceful case that the rapid rise in wages and profits in the financial sector crowded out other forms of private-sector growth…..his second line of thought is equally compelling…. the central arguments of Lansley’s book - and the solutions he proposes - deserve a wide hearing and an urgent place on the policy agenda.

    The full review can be found at www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=418488&c=1