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  • Rave review for Wings Over The Desert

    13 Nov 2009

    Damian Thompson singles out for praise Desmond Seward’s memoir of his father’s experience in the Royal Flying Corp during World War One Wings Over the Desert in his Daily Telegraph blog

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/author/damianthompson

  • Two authors in top five

    13 Nov 2009

    Congratulations to Cassie Harte whose first book I Did Tell, I Did has gone to no 1 in the paperback non-fiction bestseller list.

    Cathy Glass’s The Saddest Girl in the World , also published by Harper Collins, remains in the same bestseller list at no 5.

    Two books continually in the top five over the space of three weeks is not bad for a small agency

  • Frances Woodsford

    13 Nov 2009

    Many congratulations to Frances Woodsford who celebrated her ninty-sixth birthday on Wednesday - a birthday she shares with her agent though he is a little younger - and whose memoir Dear Mr Bigelow, recently Radio 4 Book of the Week, is selling well.

    Frances Woodsford can be seen talking about her book on YouTube: Dear Mr Bigelow/Frances woodsford

    Sue Baker’s review at www.lovereading.co.uk is at Dear Mr Bigelow: A Transatlantic Friendship

    Peter Burton writes in today’s Daily Express “a vividly observed picture of suburban life in a Britain of more than 60 years ago…Frances Woodsford’s letters were presumed destroyed as had been those of the Commodore. That they survived is astonishing. They are a treat to be savoured.”

    The full review can be found at DEAR MR BIGELOW: A TRANSATLANTIC FRIENDSHIP: FRANCES WOODSFORD

  • Two authors in Top Five

    13 Nov 2009

    Congratulations to Cassie Harte whose first book I Did Tell, I Did has gone to no 1 in the paperback non-fiction bestseller list.

    Cathy Glass’s The Saddest Girl in the World , also published by Harper Collins, remains in the same bestseller list at no 5.

    Two books continually in the top five over the space of three weeks is not bad for a small agency!

  • Mike Perham

    13 Nov 2009

    1million people watched Mike Perham’s film about sailing single-handed around the world- not bad for bonfire night.

    Mike’s just been nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the
    Year: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tvandradio/sportspersonalityoftheyear/8342437.stm

  • Chris Lloyd lectures on YouTube

    13 Nov 2009

    Chris Lloyd’s excellent lectures at The Royal Institution based on his books What on Earth Evolved and What on Earth Happened are now available on YouTube

    http://www.whatonearthevolved.com/Whaton_EarthEvolved/Videos.html

  • Andrew Lownie taking part in York literary festival

    11 Nov 2009

    Andrew Lownie will be appearing at Jez Fez, a festival of writing, in York 9th-11th April 2010. More details at http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/index.html

  • Michael Perham book and film

    06 Nov 2009

    Jago Lee’s gripping Channel 4 documentary about Mike Perham’s single-handed circumnavigation of the world went out last night.

    The film can be seen on 4oD, link here: The Boy Who Sailed the World

    It’s been reviewed in the: The Independent and in The Scotsman.

    Mike’s book, Dangerous Seas, has just been sold to Transworld and will be published next March.

  • Praise for Christian Wolmar’s Blood, Iron and Gold

    05 Nov 2009

    “this compelling history.” Evening Standard

    “Wolmar tells these stories well and brings out the drama of the situations…Among the more interesting sections are the discussions of the importance of railways in warfare…The book as a whole is very readable, and one can only admire anyone who undertakes such a huge task.” Literary Review

    “…a book both for the historian and the traveller, as it explains the political, social and economic background to many of the great railway journeys of the world, such as the Trans-Siberian. And it fills a gap for, although there are many individual studies of railways in different countries, there is none that examines the railway as a worldwide phenomenon…this rich, rewarding book…” Gavin Stamp, Country Life

  • CATHY GLASS FAN MAIL

    05 Nov 2009

    An example of the sort of fan mail and loyalty Cathy Glass’s memoirs generate. No wonder each book is a bestseller!

    Where do I start? I have read all of your books, Damaged, Hidden, Cut and The Saddest Girl In The World and have been moved by all of them. Not one book has been read with dry eyes. I think you are such an amazing person for doing what you have done over the years for the children you have accepted into your care, your home and your family. Your children Adrian and Paula and later Lucy deserve a big Well Done too for the patience and understanding they have shown to children who are not as lucky as they are to have a wonderful Mum like you.

    Everything you do for the children has such an impact on their lives and their futures, you must be so proud. Reading those four book’s is surely just the tip of the iceberg? they are four out of the many you have fostered over the years.

    Amazing work and you make it sound so effortless sometimes! I know with some you have encountered real problems but you seem to handle any situation with ease. I am a single Mum of 2 boys and it’s not easy, but you are a true inspiration to me, I do the best I can for them,and provide them with the things so many children don’t have…..love, care and stability.

    I have always wanted to do something as rewarding as you, but I don’t think I would be able to cope emotionally with the situations I could be put in. I am a Teaching Assistant in a local Primary School and that is very rewarding. I am looking forward to 2010/2011 and the release of Happy Kids, Girl in the Mirror, Kids in Care and Eclipse of the Heart. It is nice to hear you are writing novels…can’t wait for those. Every time I have finished one of your books, I look forward to the next. Just this time I have to wait a bit longer! I would like to wish you Best Wishes and Good Luck for your future, keep writing please xx you are an inspiration.