This section lists the Agency's books that are on offer to publishers in the UK and the US.
Playing Pilgrims: The Real Little Women tells the stories of all four of the Alcott girls on whom the fiction is based: theatrical Anna, who longed for domestic happiness as a wife and mother but yet never forgot her longing for the stage; Louisa, the writer, who worked at both children’s stories and her ‘blood-and-thunder’ scandalous novels to make money for the ‘pathetic family’ who were living in poverty; Lizzie, the musical girl and the ‘angel in the house’, whose battles with illness were so faithfully recounted in Little Women; and May, the artist, whose flight to Europe to pursue her dreams resulted in both happiness and tragedy.
Sarko and Carla: The Fall is the inside story of how the gilded life of President Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla Bruni – the most famous power couple in France – descended into allegations of sleaze and criminality and the prospect of multiple prison sentences.
A joint biography of two aristocratic sisters - Anne the future wife of Ian Fleming and Laura later Duchess of Marlborough.
Traitor King, looks at the years following the abdication of Edward Vlll when the former king was kept in exile, feuding with his family over status for his wife, Wallis Simpson, and denied any real job.
With a cast of characters that include an ageing rock star, a malamute husky called Alaska, some campaigning Bag Ladies and a hamster who goes by the name Mark Rothko, Times Like these is a comedy of romantic errors that examines what happens when walls start coming down; walls that are both actual and emotional.
A novel set agaiunst the Spanish Civil War.
Breathless is a compelling guide to one of the 21st century’s most pressing global issues.
The first popular book of its kind to illuminate how the grand economic reforms of our times have corrupted how we now understand and manage our emotional suffering, leading to worsening mental health outcomes and disability overall.
A timely, accessible and up-to-date study of how the threat of war with the West over Taiwan has massively increased under Xi Jinping.
The story of the French Foreign Legion over the last thirty years as told by fifteen legionnaires representing seven nationalities.
Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans recounts the political and military history of the occupation alongside compelling, heartwarming, and, at times, scandalous tales of life amid the ruins of the Third Reich.
Ghosts of the Rhine, meticulously researched from eye-witness accounts of survivors, official documentation from American, British, French and Soviet archives, newspaper articles, diaries and personal interviews, shows how conditions in the German POW camps, were every bit as ghastly as the Nazi labour camps liberated in 1945.
At once a deconstruction and reconstruction of a hidden history, ‘Kitty’s Salon’ is a gripping true story of historical detection that sheds a harsh light on one of the darkest last secrets of the Third Reich.
For the first time in fifty years, this book will tell the story of the Affair of the Poisons with Athénaïs as the central figure.
Drawing upon the latest research, and written by an academic historian of the Templars, The Fake History of the Templars will show readers how to dismantle the myths around the order step by step, looking at the arguments pseudo-histories make and the sources they cite before showing the holes in each of them.
The first book to comprehensively tell the story of the human quest to go deeper underwater.
The memoir of a young, female, forensic psychologist who, bruised by her own childhood, enters the gritty world of a male maximum-security prison and delivers therapy to some of the most dangerous, damaged and deviant offenders in the prison system.
Featuring a cast of colourful, quirky characters, Above and Beyond: Secrets of a Private Flight Attendant offers an unprecedented account of what it's really like to be a corporate flight attendant, exposing both the glamour and sinister underbelly of this mysterious industry.
Invisible Lines charts the journey Angela makes to discover the truth about her German roots. Using the memories, letters and memoirs of three generations of her own family as a scaffold on which to hang the bigger picture of Germany’s war story, Angela uncovers the ‘history of the losers’.
From Tuscany to Rome and to the modern-day streets of Hamburg, Anatomy of a Massacre tells the story of the massacre at Sant’Anna di Stazzema, and the 75-year international failure to bring the killers to justice.
Drawing on the latest published research, Animal Passions is a lively, fascinating and accessible exploration of how birds, the bees, even the educated fleas really do do it.
Drawing on scientific research in topics from ecology and palaeontology to sexual selection and genetics, this book takes the reader on the little-travelled journey of evolutionary eccentricities.