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  • Fantastic reviews for Patrick Dillon's Ithaca

    18 Jul 2016

    Patrick Dillon’s new novel Ithaca, a retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, has been getting fantastic reviews: ‘A vibrant retelling of The Odyssey … The book deftly chronicles the 16-year-old’s feelings of abandonment, humiliation, and anguish …as rich as it is complex. This is a smart and highly readable adventure, and a fresh take on a classic story.’ Publishers Weekly (available online here): ‘Dillon’s done an excellent job of reimagining The Odyssey… Smoothly told and suspenseful … invites a sequel.’ Michael Cart, Booklist ‘An extraordinary reimagining … daring and completely successful. The prose is at once spare and rich, the descriptions intense and compelling. This is a book not to be missed.’ Terence Hawkins, author of The Rage of Achilles

  • Chloe Banks at the People's Book Awards

    13 Jul 2016

    Congratulations to Chloe Banks, whose wonderful debut novel The Art of Letting Go was a finalist at last night’s People’s Book Awards, hosted by Frederick Forsyth.

     
  • Crime Squad in the Standard

    13 Jul 2016

    Mike Pannett’s sensational new memoir Crime Squad: Life And Death On London’s Front Line was serialised in the Evening Standard this week. The book has just been published by Thistle Books.

    London gangster jailed for Pc death ‘may have killed four others’

  • Holocaust book to Chicago Review Press

    06 Jul 2016

    Chicago Review Press have bought North American rights in Jeremy Dronfield’s The Stone Crusher: The True Story of the Kleinmann Family’s Fight for Survival in the Holocaust

  • History of Antarctica to OUP

    06 Jul 2016

    David Day has been commissioned to write a history of Antarctica for an Oxford University Press series.

  • Rebel Courts to Hurst

    06 Jul 2016

    World rights in Frank Ledwidge’s book Rebel Courts have been bought by Hurst & Co.

  • Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    02 Jul 2016

    French rights in Looking Through You: The Beatles Book Monthly Photo Archive by Tom Adams.

    Chinese rights in The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers by Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac.

    Hebrew rights in Curse on this Country by Danny Orbach

  • New biography of E.S. Nesbit to Duckworth & Overlook

    02 Jul 2016

    Duckworth and Overlook have jointly bought World English rights in Eleanor Fitzsimons’s new life of Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) considered to be the first modern writer for children and a key influence for writers from C.S. Lewis to J.K. Rowling.

  • US & UK rights sold in Ghost Riders

    02 Jul 2016

    Icon have bought UK and Da Capo North American rights in Ghost Riders, Mark Felton’s filmic account of how GIs joined forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners-of-war to save the worlds finest horses from the SS and Red Army in an extraordinary battle at the close of the war in Europe.

  • The Ottoman Endgame shortlisted for 2015 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature

    16 Jun 2016

    Sean McMeekin’s The Ottoman Endgame is one of six books shortlisted for the 2015 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature . The final winner will be announced at the annual award ceremony in the autumn .