• Details for Castle of the Eagles film option

    07 Jun 2017


    Some more details for the the film deal for Mark Felton’s Castles of the Eagles have been released.

    Producing for eOne and Moonriver Content is Xavier Marchand, who’s credits include Spotlight (Academy Award Best Picture 2016), Eye in the Sky with Helen Mirren, Suite Francaise with Michelle Williams & Kristin Scott Thomas, and The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe. 

    Also producing is Brad Luff, who’s credits include upcoming US tv show Siren, and movies Extinction with Matthew Fox and Parker with Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. 
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    <!--[endif]-->Three-time BAFTA Award winner Jeff Pope is writing the screenplay. His credits include tv drama Cilla with Sheridan Smith, and the movies Philomena with Dame Judi Dench & Steve Coogan (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations shared with Steve Coogan) and Pierrepoint with Timothy Spall. 

  • Three agency books in top ten 2016 memoir bestsellers

    07 Jun 2017

     The agency has three titles in the top ten best-selling memoirs of 2016.

    Cathy Glass’s  Silent Cy is no 4 and Can I Let You Go?  is no 6 whilst Julie Shaw’s Bad Blood is no 10.





  • Agency is no 2 worldwide for Biography

    02 Jun 2017



    Acording to publishersmarketplace Andrew Lownie is


    #1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction     #1 in Non-fiction: Biography     #2 in Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs     The agency is   #1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction     #2 in Non-fiction: Biography - one place behind William Morris     #3 in Non-fiction: Reference    
  • Recent Foreign Rights sales

    01 Jun 2017

     Swedish rights in Cathy Glass’s Mummy Told Me Not to Tell.

    Estonian rights in Sean McMeekin’s The Russian Revolution: A New History.

    Spanish rights in Danny Orbach’s The Plots Against Hitler.

  • Comparing Notes to OUP

    01 Jun 2017

     North American rights in Adam Ockelford’s Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music have been sold to Oxford University Press. Profile published in the UK later this month.

  • BookBrunch cover awards win

    25 May 2017

    Richard Venables’ win at the People’s Book Prize was covered in BookBrunch.

  • Book on drone warfare to Blake

    24 May 2017

     World English rights in Peter Lee’s Reaper Force: The Inside Story of Britain’s Drone Wars   have been bought by Blake Publishing.

  • A Life in Death wins at The People's Book Prize

    24 May 2017

    Congratulations to Richard Venables and Kris Hollington, last night their book A Life in Death won the Non-Fiction book prize at the People’s Book Prize award ceremony, presented by Frederick Forsyth. Two other agency titles were also shortlisted: Louise Moir for Irreplaceable (non-fiction), and David McGrath for Rickhaw (fiction).

  • 3 People's Book Prize finalists for Thistle Publishing

    16 May 2017

    No publisher will have more finalists at the 2017 People’s Book Prize awards than the agency’s imprint Thistle Publishing, which is represented in both Fiction (Rickshaw by David McGrath) and Non-Fiction (A Life in Death by Richard Venables and Kris Hollington, Irreplaceable by Louise Moir) categories.

    BookBrunch - People’s Book Prize finalists