Port Eliot festival starts tomorrow - and THE IDLER tent hosts an 'in conversation' with author Julian Mash whose PORTOBELLO ROAD; LIVES OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD was published last month - brilliant interviews with the musicians, traders and characters who still hang out there despite the booming property prices and still contribute to its unique flavour.
And at THE BADGER SETT, Ros Badger and Christine Leech will show festival goers how to customise their tents and camper vans and how to make wonderful original festival outfits. Just yesterday we agreed a deal with Quadrille who will publish their book, FESTIVAL FABULOUS next May.
posted by JANE July 24, 2014 12:42 PM
So wonderful - but so poignant. Roger Deakin's WATERLOG which was originally published in 1999 has just been reissued with a most beautiful new jacket as 'Vintage Deakin' - their classic series. The book ( his first book) was a true word of mouth bestseller and how Roger, who died in 2006, would have enjoyed its new manifestation. The whole 'wild swimming' idea emanated from this book and it is one of the books I am most proud to have represented.
posted by JANE July 10, 2014 7:08 PM
Linda, author of THE KEY TO CALM published earlier this year by Hodder was a sell-out at Dartington 'Way With Words' literary festival today. Not only was her event so popular that she was moved to the biggest venue at the last minute but the piles of copies of her book sold out within half an hour. Come on publishers!
posted by JANE July 10, 2014 7:01 PM
Happy publication day to Julian Mash and a terrific double page spread on him and his book in today's TIMES. The book seems to be in windows all over London and there will be a big launch at The Idler on Wednesday.
posted by JANE June 19, 2014 3:03 PM
Five publishers bid for rights to Steve Humphries and Sue Elliott's BRITAIN'S GREATEST GENERATION - a book to tie in with the major series beginning in May 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
Random House emerged as the winner of a spirited auction. Steve Humphries who will co-author is also the proprietor of Testimony Films, the award-winning independent production company that will produce the programmes.
posted by JANE June 18, 2014 4:43 PM