Just seen copies of RICHARD VAN EMDEN's brilliant new book - a companion volume to TOMMY'S WAR. Published to mark the centenary of the doomed Dardanelles campaign, the book contains harrowing, moving and sometimes darkly humorous personal accounts written by soldiers with 130 photographs taken by the servicemen themselves , most previously unpublished. It's Richard's ninth book for Bloomsbury and establishes him firmly as the pre-eminent historian of WW1.
posted by JANE March 03, 2015 3:18 PM
Delighted to welcome Jim Powell (www.jim-powell.net
) to the agency whose first novel THE BREAKING OF EGGS was published by Weidenfeld in 2010 to huge acclaim and sold in twelve languages. Ravi Mirchandani in his new role at Picador has secured world rights in Jim's second novel to be published in spring 2016. It's an incredibly powerful short book about the pain of dealing with change - in work, in relationships. It's as original as its predecessor and should be as big an international success.
posted by JANE February 12, 2015 7:10 PM
Congratulations to Andy Mulligan - TRASH - the film based on his bestselling novel - has been nominated today for a BAFTA in the Best Foreign Film category. Although the book is obviously written in English, the amazing child actors discovered in the Rio favelas by Stephen Daldry speak Portuguese, hence the sub-titling of the film and the Foreign Film category.
posted by JANE January 09, 2015 12:59 PM
A very happy 2015 to all visitors to this site and I am looking forward to finding some exciting new talents this year and to publication of some great books by existing clients. These include a new novel by international bestselling YA author ANDY MULLIGAN, a remarkable new study of GALLIPOLI by pre-eminent WW1 historian Richard Van Emden,including photographs never previously published, BRITAIN'S GREATEST GENERATION by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries which ties in to the four part BBC1 series, COVENTRY - a reappraisal of the bombing by international award winning historian FREDERICK TAYLOR and AMAZING GRACE - a definitive biography of WG Grace, the first sporting superstar, by RICHARD TOMLINSON.
posted by JANE January 04, 2015 4:54 PM
Lisa Comfort's sewing empire is spreading north of the river! Her new shop opens in Myddelton Street EC1 on 13th November. See www.sewoverit.co.uk
for details and her new book SEW OVER IT VINTAGE comes from Ebury in spring 2015.
posted by JANE October 29, 2014 1:29 PM