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
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.
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
19 Nov 2015
David McGrath recently gave a reading at a meeting of Waverton Good Reads, after which all copies of his exhilarating debut novel Rickshaw were quickly snapped up.
‘David McGrath writes for ‘my mates in the pub who never read’, but the rapid sale of copies of Rickshaw after his performance of a scene from this novel to a room of avid readers tells you that his appeal is much broader than that. No, he doesn’t like adverbs and he avoids flowery descriptive language. Instead, he uses sparse narrative and superb dialogue to say it all.’ Gwen Goodhew - Waverton Good Read Award
18 Nov 2015
Cathy Glass’s Girl Alone is still at Number 9 this week in the non-fiction paperback charts making two agency titles in the top ten.
18 Nov 2015
Joe Holliday’s powerful memoir She’s a Boy was one of the Kindle 50 ‘most-read’ titles during October.
18 Nov 2015
Skin Deep by Casey Watson and Lynne Barrett-Lee is at number 8 in the paperback bestsellers for non fiction this week
17 Nov 2015
Chinese rights in Juliet Barker’s Agincourt.
Russian rights in A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia’s Most Seductive Spy by Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield.
Chinese rights in Desmond Seward’s A Brief History of Hundred Years War and The Monks of War.
16 Nov 2015
Joe Holliday, author of bestselling memoir She’s a Boy, has been included on the Independent’s ‘Rainbow List’ - “our annual celebration of the 101 most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Britain”.