A great start to 2017 for the agency's new client, BBC's NICK KNOWLES, whose vegan and vegetarian cookbook, PROPER HEALTHY FOOD, was published yesterday and went straight to no 9 on Amazon's
bestseller list. We celebrated appropriately at The Grain Store restaurant with the terrific team from BBC books..
posted by JANE January 13, 2017 10:13 AM
A wonderful end to a year of some really superb books from the Agency's clients.
In the final deal of 2016, Macmillan won an auction for World English rights in Frederick Taylor's new book. For delivery January 2018 NO CHEERING CROWDS will chart month by month the final pre-war year 1938 - 1939. As with his previous international bestsellers DRESDEN, THE BERLIN WALL and THE DOWNFALL OF MONEY, Frederick will show how the macro events of history impacted on the individual - in Germany and in Britain and led to a slide into war between nations already hollowed out by the carnage of WW1 just twenty years earlier. As we all now know, nationalism, populism and prejudice have not disappeared and this book will be a very important and very sobering reminder that we ignore the lessons of history at out peril.
A happy Christmas and a peaceful 2017 to all visitors to this site.
posted by JANE December 18, 2016 4:08 PM
Sarah Odedina has bought UK rights in Andy Mulligan's latest book 'Dog'. She says
'This is a truly original book that will win readers over with its wonderful wit, clever structure, fast paced adventure but most of all its tender exploration of the love that exists between friends and family.'
Andy is a winner of the Guardian Childrens Fiction prize and has been shortlisted for the Carnegie. He also writes adult drama for radio, his most recent being the three part 'School Drama' on Radio 4 and starring Tom Hollander
posted by JANE November 29, 2016 9:42 AM
Congratulations to James Sharpe whose universally praised magnum opus A FIERYAND FURIOUS PEOPLE; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE IN ENGLAND has been selected as one of the TOP 50 BOOKS OF THE YEAR in the Telegraph. With hundreds and hundreds of new books published annually, for a work of serious history and of 800 pages, to make this list shows just what an astonishing book this is!
posted by JANE November 28, 2016 2:08 PM
Tiddy Rowan's 'Little Book of Mindfulness' sold 200,000 copies and this latest book published on Thursday by Piatkus could not be more needed or more relevant. So many people are so frightened at the direction the world is taking and this book is full of such sanity and wisdom - do read it.
posted by JANE November 16, 2016 1:24 PM