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  • Chinese rights sold in Sir Steven Runciman backlist

    31 Oct 2016

    Chinese rights in five of Sir Steven Runciman’s bac list have been sold to China:

    The Emperor Lecapenus

    The Fall of Constantinople 1453

    The Sicilian Vespers

    The White Rajahs

    A History of the Crusades vols 1-3

  • Able Seacat Simon: The Wartime Hero of the High Seas short-listed for award

    31 Oct 2016

    Congratulations to Lynne Barrett-Lee whose Able Seacat Simon: The Wartime Hero of the High Seas was short listed for the Mountbatten Maritime Award under the category ‘Best Literary Contribution’

  • Roger Crowley's The Siege of Acre to Basic Books

    31 Oct 2016

    Basic Books have bought North American rights in Roger Crowley’s End Game of the Crusades: The Siege of Acre 1291 .

  • The Girl with No Name is no 3 bestseller

    31 Oct 2016

    Congratulations to Marina Chapman and Lynne Barrett-Lee whose The Girl with No Name is #3 on the Wall Street Journal Nonfiction ebooks list.

  • Seven weeks in the UK Top Ten.

    28 Oct 2016

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose Can I Let You Go? is spending a seventh week in the top ten non-fiction paperback list.

  • Sixth week in top ten for Cathy Glass

    20 Oct 2016

    Cathy Glass’s Can I Let You Go? remains in the top ten paperback non-fiction list - this week at no 8.

  • Great review for Of Fortunes and War in The Oldie

    18 Oct 2016

    There’s yet another terrific review for Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth in the current edition of The Oldie.

    “All the excitement of a fast moving thriller.”

  • Chris Woodford wins 2016 Science Writing Award

    17 Oct 2016

    Congratulations to Chris Woodford who has won the book category in the 2016 Science Writing Awards awarded by the American Institute of Physics Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Secret Science Hidden in Your Home.

    The judges enjoyed its “accessible, eloquent discussion of a variety of science topics using phenomena of our homes or everyday lives,” and describe it as an “excellent example of science writing for the public.”

    Woodford chose to explore writing about environmental topics because “communication about the environment is a major failure – possibly the biggest and most disastrous for the scientific community,” he said.

    Woodford has written, co-written, and edited dozens of science education books, including the best-selling “Cool Stuff” books, which have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide. He has also created a science education website: explainthatstuff.com.

    “Running a science and technology website, I get a wonderful barrage of questions from people wanting to know how and why things work or don’t work in the way they expect,” Woodford said. “After replying to quite a few of these, I realized there was a common thread: many people don’t understand the science of ‘everyday stuff,’ and there was a need for an accessible introduction.”

  • Cathy Glass spends fifth week in top ten

    17 Oct 2016

    Cathy Glass’s Can I Let You Go? has moved from two to six in the paperback non-fiction bestseller list.

  • Time Magazine covers launch of Of Fortunes and War

    11 Oct 2016

    Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth continues to generate huge media interest, with a long piece in the current issue of Time Magazine.

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