KATE WATSON-SMYTH is the author of the UK's top interiors Blog www.madaboutthehouse.com
(Vuelio 2015 and 2016) and syndicated every Friday in I-paper. Her book - coming March 2018 - is something I have been looking for for ages - not a glossy inspirational coffee table item but a guide for those overwhelmed by pinterest. This is a book that will guide you through each room of the house explaining how to make the most of light and space and colour and how to have your home make your heart sing. Equally relevant to the renter of a small flat to the owner of a big house, Kate's voice and wisdom will make this a friendly, informative and indispensable book. Can't wait!
posted by JANE February 23, 2017 2:14 PM
Well last week was certainly a high-profile one for Prue! She's still waiting to hear news about whether or not she's to be a 'Bake Off' judge alongside Paul Hollywood. At this moment she's on holiday and she's finishing her new novel, the final part of her FOOD OF LOVE trilogy. (If she gets the BO job she will be rather too busy for fiction..) The paperback of THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER (vol 2) comes out in May and there's a great deal of Prue's own life there. It's a brilliant evocation of 60s and 70s London and Paris with a wonderfully feisty heroine - a lot of passion and a lot of cooking!
posted by JANE February 20, 2017 10:25 AM
Thrilled to announce Sarah Govett has joined the agency and we will be representing the final book in her outstanding trilogy THE TERRITORY. The first volume won the Gateshead YA prize (chosen by local schools) this weekend.
Reviews are quite remarkable for a first novel
THE 1984 OF OUR TIME - Guardian
BEST YA BOOKS OF 2015 - Telegraph
GRIPPING DYSTOPIA WITH A KEEN POLITICAL EDGE - Metro
Sarah has a rare ability to combine vast and important themes - climate change; results based education - with characters with utterly convincing teen concerns and relationships. She's a huge new talent.
posted by JANE February 06, 2017 5:21 PM
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