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Apr 11 2013: Thistle publishes James Chambers
Thistle Publishing has reissued two of James Chambers’ critically acclaimed biographies. Palmerston and Christopher Wren are now available worldwide in both ebook and paperback format.
‘A rollicking biography, weaving raunch with realpolitik, told with the bold swagger of Palmerston himself.’ Daily Telegraph
‘An excellent introduction to the great man’ Independent on Sunday
‘James Chambers exhibits a keen eye for the social as well as the political nuances of the day … He takes a scholarly and properly sceptical approach to the multifarious sources … best of all, he adopts an elegant, ironic literary style perfectly suited to its subject … the author has the knack of making complex diplomatic issues easily comprehensible … [he] superbly captures both the subtlety behind the bluster of this most magnificent of 19th-century prime ministers and what he calls his “infuriating but convincing air of jovial confidence”’ Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph
‘Engaging biography … Chambers captures the puckish personality of the man and his aristocratic, irreverent, often louche milieu’ Sunday Times
Apr 11 2013: Kris Hollington interview
Agency author Kris Hollington, whose latest bestseller Unthinkable is generating huge interest, is interviewed in this month’s edition of Words With Jam.
Apr 11 2013: Amazon promotion for The Great Railway Revolution
Christian Wolmar’s The Great Railway Revolution is currently being promoted in the 100 Books Under £2.99 promotion, and is riding high in the charts.
Apr 11 2013: Please Don't Take My Baby and I Miss Mummy bundle now available
Two new E book bundles of Cathy Glass’s books are now available for pre-order on Amazon. Both will be released alongside her new book on 25 April .
Below are short forms of the links to the pages:
Apr 10 2013: Sunday Mirror page for Unthinkable
A nice piece in the Sunday Mirror on Kris Hollington’s Unthinkable currently in the best seller lists
Apr 10 2013: Marina Chapman is bestseller
Marina Chapman’s The Girl With No Name is currently at number six in the overall Amazon bestseller chart, and number two in ‘Movers and Shakers’.
Apr 09 2013: Three agency books in top fifteen...
Congratulations to the following agency authors for making the top fifteen non-fiction paperback list this week:
Kris Hollington for Unthinkable:The Shocking Scandal of Britain’s Trafficked Children at no 14
Casey Watson for Mummy’s Little Helper: The heart rending true story of a young girl secretly caring for her severely disabled mother at no 11
Susan Ottaway for Sisters, Secrets and Sacrifice: The True Story of WW2 Special Agents at no 7
Apr 09 2013: London Book Fair
The agency is gearing up for the London Book Fair.
Andrew is profiled here .
And there are some author tips from Andrew and David on Novelicious.
Apr 04 2013: Jacket endorsements for Daniel Tammet's Thinking in Numbers
Daniel Tammet’s Thinking in Numbers , to be published in the US in July, has garnered some amazing quotes from some leading writers :
“Always entertaining, Tammet never loses his respect for the mystery of the universe of number” - J. M. Coetzee
“Thinking in Numbers enlarges one’s wonder at Tammet’s mind and his all-embracing vision of the world as grounded in numbers” - Oliver Sacks, MD
“A mind-expanding, kinetic aesthetic experience. Tammet’s poetic mathematics are beautiful guideposts for thinking about life and even love. As I read, I found myself saying, ‘Yes, this is true, and this is true, and this is so true.’” - Amy Tan
“Engrossing. Fascinating” - Billy Collins
“Intriguing. Provocative. An adventure.” - Lydia Davis
“A dazzling storyteller. Innovative.” - David Eagleman
“Sublime. Movingly peculiar and wise.” - Kurt Andersen
Apr 03 2013: Three agency titles in top twenty paperback non-fiction list
Congratulations to the following agency authors for making the top twenty non-fiction paperback list this week:
Casey Watson for Mummy’s Little Helper: The heart rending true story of a young girl secretly caring for her severely disabled mother at no 7
Susan Ottaway for Sisters, Secrets and Sacrifice: The True Story of WW2 Special Agents at no 16
Kris Hollington for Unthinkable:The Shocking Scandal of Britain’s Trafficked Children at no 19