• Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    01 Mar 2016


    Japanese, Czech and German rights in Tom Adams’ Looking Through You: The Beatles Book Monthly Photo Archive

    Czech rights in  Sins of the Mother: A heartbreaking true story of a woman’s struggle to escape her past  by Jennifer Kelly with Katy Weitz.

    Chinese rights in Desmond Seward’s The Last White Rose: Fear and Paranoia in the Tudor Court

    Slovenian rights in Hitller’s Forgotten Children by Ingrid von Oelhaffen with Tim Tate

  • Life of nineteenth century courtesan to St Martin's Press

    01 Mar 2016


    North American rights in Catherine Hewitt’s The Mistress of Paris, the filmic  biography of the nineteenth century Paris courtesan Countess de la Bigne  and inspiration for Nana, have been bought by St Martin’s Press.

  • France's Great Game to Biteback

    01 Mar 2016


    Biteback have bought World English rights in Roger Howard’s France’s Great Game which , drawing on original French, British and American archival sources and interviews,  tells the true story of the ‘Great Game’ that France has played against Britain and America since 1945. 



  • Book on colour to Michael O'Mara

    01 Mar 2016


    Michael O’Mara have commissioned world rights in Gavin Evans’s  The Story of Colour: Uncovering the Rainbow’s Hidden Meanings , a social, historical and cultural look at colour and its meaning and significance in different cultures.

  • Cathy Glass goes straight into bestseller list at no 1

    01 Mar 2016



    Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose The Silent Cry has gone straight to No. 1 in the non-fiction paperback best sellers this week. 

  • Lots of media coverage for Julie Shaw

    01 Mar 2016

    Julie Shaw’s new book Blood Ties has been generating lots of media interest, including the following pieces in the Big Issue in the North, and Sunday People: Love Sunday.

  • Vikie Shanks on BBC Radio

    01 Mar 2016

    Vikie Shanks was on the Graham Torrington show, promoting her powerful memoir Unravelled. You can hear the full interview here (begins at 1.23).

  • Recent Foreign Rights Sales

    21 Feb 2016


    Chinese rights in Lynne Barrett-Lee’s Novel: Plan it, Write it, Sell it

    Russian rights in Roger Crowley’s Conquerors: How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire.

    German and Polish rights in Rachel Kelly’s Walking on Sunshine: 52 Steps to Happiness

    Polish rights in Andrew Lownie’s Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

    Indonesian rights in Eleanor of Aquitaine by Desmond Seward


    Bulgarian rights in Desmond Seward’s Napoleon and Hitler

  • Book on Japanese military culture sold to Cornell University Press

    21 Feb 2016



     World English rights  in Danny Orbach’s  Curse on this Country have been sold to Cornell University Press. Based on original documents in fifteen archives and five different languages, the book sheds light on the underground culture of insubordination that became increasingly dominant in the Japanese armed forces, until it made the Pacific War possible

  • Thistle in Writing Magazine

    16 Feb 2016

    There’s a nice piece on the agency’s publishing imprint Thistle Books in the current issue of Writing Magazine.