• Sean McMeekin wins prize for The Berlin-Baghdad Express

    14 Oct 2011

    The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power, has been named the winner of this year’s Barbara Jelavich Book Prize. The prize is sponsored by Charles Jelavich and is awarded annually by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS) for a distinguished monograph published on any aspect of Southeast European or Habsburg studies since 1600, or nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ottoman or Russian diplomatic history. The prize carries with it an award of $500.

  • Nessa Carey on Today programme

    14 Oct 2011

    Nessa Carey’s appearance on the Today programme can be heard at

  • Nadene Ghouri becomes first writer-in-residence at Gladstone's Library

    14 Oct 2011

    Nadene Ghouri has become the first ever writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, joined by Stella Duffy Naomi Alderman and Ian Parks. She will blog about her stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event.

    The successful writers were chosen by Katy Guest, Literary Editor of the Independent on Sunday, Sathnam Sanghera, Times columnist and author of If You Don’t Know Me By Now, celebrated novelist and memoirist Rupert Thomson and Charlie Gladstone, great great grandson of William E. Gladstone.

    The winners will be officially announced at the National Liberal Club at 6.00pm on Tuesday, 1st November.

  • Cathy Glass rises to no 2

    11 Oct 2011

    The no 1 slot is in sight as Cathy Glass’s The Night the Angels Came, selling 4,748 copies this week, moves to number 2 in the Sunday Times bestseller’s list.

  • Cathy Glass is no 3

    05 Oct 2011

    Cathy Glass continues to storm up the paperback non-fiction list with The NIght the Angels Came which, in its third week of publication and in the charts ,moves up to no 3.

  • Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan is no 1

    04 Oct 2011

    Congratulations to Frank Ledwidge whose Losing Small Wars has gone to 36 on Amazon after some excellent reviews by Max Hastings and Alistair Horne and an appearance on Start the Week.

    Its Amazon rankings are

    1 in Books > History > Countries & Regions 1 in Books > History > Europe 1 in Books > History > Britain & Ireland
  • September Website Statistics

    03 Oct 2011

    There were 9,176 visits to the website in September - 80% of them new visits - with 7,713 unique visitors from 130 countries and 21,376 page views. There are currently just over 3,000 subscribers to the newsletter.

  • The Night the Angels Came rises to no 4

    27 Sep 2011

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose The Night the Angels Came has shot up to number 4 in the non-fiction paperback bestseller list in its second week of publication.

  • The Night the Angels Came goes straight in at no 9

    25 Sep 2011

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass who, in a very competitive Christmas market, has gone straight in at number 9 in the PB non-fiction bestseller’s list with The Night the Angels Came .