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  • PW starred review for Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII

    09 Sep 2010

    Congratulations to Linda Porter for a Publishers Weekly starred review for her book Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr, the Last Wife of Henry VIII which was described as “Rich, perceptive, nuanced and creative, this first full-scale biography gives one of Britain’s best but least-known queens her due.”

  • Zulu Rising enters bestseller lists

    09 Sep 2010

    Ian Knight’s book on the battles at Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, Zulu Rising, after some excellent reviews is at no 17 in the chart, once cookery/reference is taken out.

  • I Miss Mummy remains in bestseller lists

    09 Sep 2010

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose memoir I Miss Mummy remains in the bestseller lists. Last week it was again no 2 in The Sunday Times bestseller chart and no 3 in other charts and is No 4 this week .

  • Huffington Post interview with Andrew Lownie

    26 Aug 2010

    Andrew Lownie was recently interviewed about the agency and the future of publishing by Jeff Rivera for Huffington Post . The interview can be seen at

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-rivera/lit-agent-andrew-lownie-wb665150.html

  • Red One is no 8

    25 Aug 2010

    Congratulations to Kevin Ivison whose memoir Red One is # 8 in the Sunday Times bestseller list this week

  • 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.