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  • God's Philosophers favourite to win Royal Society Science Prize

    25 Aug 2010

    Congratulations to James Hannam whose God’s Philosophers: How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science is one of six short-listed titles for the Royal Society Science Prize.

    The book, recently published by Icon Books, revives the forgotten philosophers, scientists, scholars and inventors of medieval Europe, revealing the Medieval Age to be responsible for inventions and ideas that would change the world forever.

    The judges said: “A vibrant insight into the medieval approach to science, full of wonderful anecdotes and personalities. Dispelling common myths about the ‘dark ages’, this is a very readable book about a neglected era in the history of science. It very much fills a gap, making you realise that the great scientific achievements of the Renaissance are in debt to the “philosophers” prepared to sacrifice long held beliefs and frequently their lives for their ideas.”

    The winner will be announced on 21 October 2010 and the winning book will receive £10,000. £1000 per book is awarded to the author(s) of the shortlisted books.

    Hannam is the bookie’s favourite at 3/1.

  • I Miss Mummy is no 3

    25 Aug 2010

    Cathy Glasss’s I Miss Mummy is number 3 this week, selling 3,528 copies.

  • Red One No 12

    23 Aug 2010

    Largely as a result of yesterday’s BBC Meet the Author feature, Kevin Ivison’s Red One was No 1 Amazon History and No 12 overall.

  • I Miss Mummy is No 2

    23 Aug 2010

    As well as being at no 3 in The Sunday Times bestseller list, I Miss Mummy is at no 2 in WHSmiths non-fiction bestseller chart.

  • New edition of Juliet Barker's Conquest

    18 Aug 2010

    Juliet Barker’s Conquest: The English Kingdom of France has had another paperback reprint of another 10,000 copies.

  • Agency Representation by Year

    18 Aug 2010

    I’m often asked how many authors I take on and sell each year. Here are the top 100 active authors – sold and still writing - broken down by when they first joined the agency. Inevitably there will be more writers in recent years as many books were one-offs and the authors no longer writing.

    Pre 1994 when new agency contact introduced – 8 1995 – 1 1997 – 2 1998 – 1 1999 – 4 2000 – 3 2001 – 8 2002 – 3 2003 – 6 2004 - 13 2005 – 4 2006 – 10 2007 - 17 2008 - 12 2009 – 6 2010 – 2

  • Red One is Amazon bestseller

    17 Aug 2010

    Kevin Ivison’s memoir of his time as a bomb disposal officer, Red One, has become an Amazon bestseller on the strength of some good reviews and a Mail on Sunday serial.

    1 in Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Warfare & Defence > Weapons & Equipment 1 in Books > History > Military History > Weapons & Warfare > Conventional 1 in Books > History > Countries & Regions > Asia > Middle East > Arabian Peninsula
  • Indian Superfood goes to No 1

    17 Aug 2010

    Gurpareet Bain’s Indian Superfood has gone to No. 1 in Indian Food (National and International Cookery) and No. 3 in Healthy Eating (Diets and Healthy Eating) on Amazon on the strength of this piece in the Sunday Times:

    http://gurpareetbains.co.uk/sundaytimesstyle.pdf

  • I Miss Mummy stays in bestseller list

    17 Aug 2010

    Cathy Glass’s fostering memoir I Miss Mummy which was number 2 last week remains in the non-fiction paperback list at number 3.

  • Two Little Brown Agency Books in Promotions

    05 Aug 2010

    Waterstone’s will be promoting the paperback edition of Lawrence James’s Aristocrats in their Summer Reading 3 for 2 promotion.

    Adrian Weale’s SS: A New HIstory will be promoted airside in WHSmiths Travel in the ‘2 for £20’ promotion