• Jerusalems Traitor: Josephus, Masada and the Fall of Judaea optioned to Hollywood

    13 Mar 2017

    RJM Productions have optioned Desmond Seward’s Jerusalem’s Traitor: Josephus, Masada, and the Fall of Judaea .

  • Recent Foreign Rights sales

    13 Mar 2017

    French rights in Cathy Glass’s Cut

    Romanian rights in Danny Orbach’s The Plots Against Hitler

    Turkish rights in Gary Smith’s Standard Deviations.

  • Chinese buy seven back-list Robert Hutchinson titles

    13 Mar 2017

    New World publishing in China have bought Robert Hutchinson’s

    The Spanish Armada Young Henry The Last Days of Henry V111 Thomas Cromwell Elizabeth’s Spymaster House of Treason The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

  • Book on German wartime code-breaking sold to Osprey.

    13 Mar 2017

    Osprey have bought World English rights in Christian Jennings’s The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German code-breaking 1935-‘45 , the inside story of Germany’s huge pre-war and wartime code-breaking operations.

  • Female spy biography optioned

    13 Mar 2017

    New Pictures have optioned Paddy Hayes’s biography of the spy Daphne Park Queen of Spies

  • Book on Charles 11's mistresses to Macmillan

    13 Mar 2017

    Macmillan have continued their association with Linda Porter buying UK & Commonwealth rights in a book, provisionally called Loose Ladies, about he mistresses of Charles 11.

  • Dog memoir to Quercus

    13 Mar 2017

    At auction Quercus have secured World English rights in Finn: The courageous police dog who was stabbed and came back from the brink, and is now about to change the law. Ghosted by Lynne Barrett-Lee, it charts the relationship between Dave Wardell and his dog Finn. The under-bidder was Sidgwick & Jackson.

  • John Blake buy memoir about septicaemia

    13 Mar 2017

    John Blake have bought World English rights in Starfish by Tom and Nic Ray a powerful love story about the triumph of the human spirit against adversity. Tom Ray, an Exeter University graduate, was working in banking , with one young child and another on the way, when just before his fortieth birthday he was struck down by septicaemia. The result was the loss of his limbs and half his face.

    It is a moving account of how he rebuilt his life with the support of his wife against not just psychological and medical challenges but also financial hardship. The story inspired last year’s film ‘Starfish’ featuring Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Collection) as Tom and Joanne Froggatt (Golden Globe Winner, Downton Abbey)as Nic.

  • Nobody’s Son is Number 1 in the Sunday Times Paperback Bestsellers for second week

    10 Mar 2017

    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose latest fostering memoir Nobody’s Son remains at Number One in the Sunday Times non-fiction paperback bestseller list for a second week.

  • An interview with Patrick Garrett

    10 Mar 2017

    Patrick Garrett has given a fascinating interview to Womanthology, on his great aunt Clare Hollingworth, the subject of his book Of Fortunes and War.

    Uncovering the hidden secrets of Clare Hollingworth, the original warrior war correspondent and woman on the front-line – Patrick Garrett, Author