News

  • 1914 book to Osprey

    22 Jul 2011

    Kate Moore at Osprey has bought Adrian Gilbert’s Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914 , an historical appreciation of the British Army’s opening campaign of the First World War, for publication to mark the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.

  • New Harry Keeble to Simon & Schuster

    22 Jul 2011

    Broken Angel , the third book in Harry Keeble and Kris Hollington’s Child Protection series, following on from the bestsellers Baby X and Little Victim has been sold to Simon & Schuster for publication next year.

  • The Clegg Coup to Gibson Square Press

    22 Jul 2011

    Gibson Square Press have bought The Clegg Coup, the story of Nick Clegg’s rise to power and the Liberal revival, by distinguished journalist and Liberal Party insider Jasper Gerard for publication later this year.

  • Biography of World War Two female spy to Macmillan

    22 Jul 2011

    George Morley at Macmillan has bought UK rights in Clare Mulley’s The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville , one of the most daring, successful, and most loved of all the Allies’ female special agents in the Second World War, for publication next year.

  • Uupublished novel optioned by 2B Pictures

    13 Jul 2011

    Alan Baker’s unpublished thriller Dyatlov Pass has been optioned for film by director Simon Fellows and screenwriter/producer Andy Briggs. The novel is based on a true story, the Dyatlov Pass incident , in which nine ski-hikers died under bizarre and mysterious circumstances in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

    Fellows has a number of feature films to his credit, including Malice in Wonderland (2009), a modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Andy Briggs has written the YA series of novels HERO.COM and VILLAIN.NET, and has recently published the first of a new series of Tarzan novels with Faber & Faber.

    A screen treatment of the story has been developed, funding with 2B Pictures is being negotiated and production may start as early as summer 2012.

  • Uupublished novel optioned by 2B Pictures

    13 Jul 2011

    Alan Baker’s unpublished thriller Dyatlov Pass has been optioned for film by director Simon Fellows and screenwriter/producer Andy Briggs. The novel is based on a true story, the Dyatlov Pass incident , in which nine ski-hikers died under bizarre and mysterious circumstances in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

    Fellows has a number of feature films to his credit, including Malice in Wonderland (2009), a modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Andy Briggs has written the YA series of novels HERO.COM and VILLAIN.NET, and has recently published the first of a new series of Tarzan novels with Faber & Faber.

    A screen treatment of the story has been developed, funding with 2B Pictures is being negotiated and production may start as early as summer 2012.

  • Two Robert Stirling Special Forces titles to Osprey

    11 Jul 2011

    Kate Moore at Osprey has bought two books from Special Forces veteran Robert Stirling - Special Forces: The Ultimate Guide To Combat and Special Forces Sniper Skills - both to be published next year.

  • UK rights sold in Five Days That Shook The World: An Oral History of Europe at the End of World War Two

    11 Jul 2011

    UK rights in Nick Best’s Five Days That Shook The World: An Oral History of Europe at the End of World War Two , the story of five momentous days at the end of the Second World War, from the execution of Mussolini and the surrender in Italy to the announcement on German radio that the Führer had fallen at his post, fighting to his last breath against Bolshevism, have been bought by Osprey. They and St Martin’s Press will be publishing in spring 2012.

  • Murderous London to Random House

    11 Jul 2011

    Random House have bought David Long’s Murderous London , which pinpoints the exact locations of scores of the bloodiest, most intriguing and sinister murders in London’s last 100 years, for publication next year.

  • US rights in biography of Antarctica sold to OUP

    11 Jul 2011

    US rights in David Day’s biography of Antarctica have been sold to Oxford University Press - Random House Australia already control UK & Commonwealth rights - for publication next year.