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  • Vikie Shanks gives TEDX talk on autism

    05 Dec 2015

    Vikie Shanks’s TEDX talk on autism can be heard at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6soZGdA

  • Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Secret Science Hidden in Your Home one of Physics Books of Year

    05 Dec 2015

    Congratulations to Chris Woodford whose Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Secret Science Hidden in Your Home has been selected as one of the physics books of the year

    “Woodford’s snappily written analysis of ordinary “household” science takes a sideways look at the physics of objects found in and around a typical British home, from the car parked outside to the heating systems that keep the inhabitants snug when they curl up with a book on a cold winter night.”

    http://blog.physicsworld.com/2015/12/03/top-physics-books-of-2015/

  • Kirkus starred review for At War on the Gothic Line: : Fighting in Italy 1944-'45

    05 Dec 2015

    Kirkus has written of Christian Jennings’ At War on the Gothic Line: : Fighting in Italy 1944-‘45

    “An excellent book refreshingly unlike most tedious, confusing war stories. Jennings brings his easy journalistic style and thorough fact finding to one of the most desperate conflicts of the war, teaching us how war stories should be written.”

  • Agency has two of top three Times Best Biographies of 2015

    05 Dec 2015

    The Agency has two books in the top three ( from seven titles) in this year’s Times Biographies of the Year - Stalin’s Englishman and No More Champagne.

    “Awful human beings make for splendid biographies, and the traitor Guy Burgess was a terrible specimen of humanity…This terrible man is brought back to vivid life by this well-researched, finely written book.”

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/books/non-fiction/article4632411.ece

    Both books figured in the Guardian Books of the Year last week

  • Chloe Banks is a finalist in The People's Book Prize

    02 Dec 2015

    Congratulations to Chloe Banks. Her debut novel The Art of Letting Go is a finalist in the The People’s Book Prize. The results will be announced at an award ceremony at the end of May 2016. The book was published earlier this year by Thistle Books.

  • New video - David Craig on The Great Charity Scandal

    02 Dec 2015

    David Craig has produced a new video on the charity industry, promoting his thought-provoking book The Great Charity Scandal.

    Charities - can we trust them?

  • Two agency titles shortlisted for the People's Book Prize

    01 Dec 2015

    Royal Legacy by David McClure and The Devil’s Work by Dominic Adler have both been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize. Both were published earlier this year by Thistle Books.

    The People’s Book Prize

  • No More Champagne heads the list of ‘Best biographies of 2015′ in The Wall Street Journal

    27 Nov 2015

    David Lough’s No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money continues to gather superb reviews:

    “This book brilliantly illuminates one of the few unexplored aspects of Winston Churchill’s life – his private finances. Based on a wealth of fresh documentary evidence, it also reveals much about his larger-than-life character. In these fascinating pages Churchill emerges as extravagant in every way, especially in his addiction to risk.” Piers Brendon

    “This excellent and entertaining work is worth reading for the lists of more than 1,000 bottles of champagne and 250 bottles of brandy that Churchill got through in 1949 alone”.Vicky Pryce, Prospect

    “This is the first biography to focus on Churchill’s business affairs. To view someone from just one angle is usually to deform them, but David Lough, drawing on compelling material including Churchill’s tax records, more than justifies his audit” Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph

    “a surprising page-turner” The Economist

  • Piu Eatwell interviewed for CBC-Radio Canada about the Paris attacks

    24 Nov 2015

    Piu Eatwell author of They eat horses, don’t they?: The Truth about the French and the forthcoming F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders talks about the recent Paris attacks.

    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-friday-november-20-1.3327517/shattering-the-myth-of-a-perfect-paris-1.3327547

  • Andrew Lownie in BBC History Magazine

    21 Nov 2015

    Andrew Lownie is interviewed about his biography Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess for BBC History Magazine’s November podcast starting at 30 minute mark

    http://cdn.immediatecontent.com/bbchistory/audio/HistoryExtra201511_19.mp3