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May 12 2013: Folio Society buy Richard 111 biography
The Folio Society, who have published several of Desmond Sewards books and most notably the best selling Monks of War, have bought his revised biography of Richard 111. UK paperback and foreign rights are now on offer.
May 12 2013: Peter Hitchens gives Cracked a glowing review
“Smack in the middle of our society sits a great and dangerous scandal, which you can help to stop by protesting against it and by refusing to be taken in by it any longer.
At present you are paying for it (at least £250 million a year) out of your taxes. Somebody you know, perhaps a close neighbour or a relative, may be the victim of it.
It involves the needless drugging of hundreds of thousands of healthy people, many of them children. It also involves one of the greatest confidence tricks ever attempted, and some of the most shocking greed.
It is exposed this week in a new book that should be read by every doctor, and also by everyone in politics and the media, not to mention any concerned citizen.”
May 12 2013: Attlee biography to Biteback
Biteback have bought Michael Jago’s revisionist new biography of Clement Attlee.
May 12 2013: Vet memoir to Virgin
Virgin have bought the first in a proposed series of memoirs Anna Barrington’s Get the Vet.
May 12 2013: Japanese POW memoir serialised in Mail on Sunday
Reg Twigg’s Survivor on the River Kwai: The Incredible Story of Life on the Burma Railway, published by Penguin on 23rd May, is serialised in today’s Mail on Sunday. Sadly Reg died last week aged ninety nine.
May 12 2013: Amy Winehouse - The Untold Story serialised in The Sun
Chloe Govan’s sensational new biography of Amy Winehouse, Amy Winehouse - The Untold Story, is serialised in The Sun. The book is launched today by Thistle Publishing.
May 12 2013: Indian Superspices feature in Mail on Sunday
Gurpareet Bains’s health-focused recipe book Indian Superspices, advocated by fans including Goldie Hawn and Gwyneth Paltrow, is today featured in the Mail on Sunday.
May 09 2013: Casey Watson is Number One
Casey Watson’s Just a Boy is currently the number one memoir on Amazon.co.uk.
May 09 2013: Christine Granville in The Guardian
Christine Granville, the subject of Clare Mulley’s The Spy Who Loved, is featured in The Guardian today:
May 09 2013: Snipcock & Tweed
From the current issue of Private Eye…