Clients M - S
Kevin McCloud MBE
Known to millions as the charismatic presenter of GRAND DESIGNS, Channel 4’s iconic ‘new build’ programme that celebrates 20 years on air in spring 2019. Kevin has been a client of the agency’s since publishing his first groundbreaking book KEVIN MCCLOUD’S DECORATING BOOK in 1990. Since then he has published eight further books on aspects of design and sustainable building encapsulated in 43 PRINCIPLES OF HOME. CHOOSING COLOURS has been an international bestseller. Kevin writes a monthly column in Grand Designs Magazine and was a founder of the sustainable property company HAB (Happiness, Architecture, Beauty.)
Max is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers whose books CIRCLES OF STONE, REALM OF THE INCAS and THE SOUL OF SCOTLAND are now collector’s items. Max’s latest book is ICELAND; AS IT IS. His work features in many private and public collections. www.maxmilligan.com
His YA novel TRASH published in 2010 has sold over half a million copies and been translated into 28 languages. It was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal and filmed by Stephen Daldry, winning several international awards and shortlisted for a BAFTA. Andy’s first novel RIBBLESTROP was published by Simon & Schuster UK and US and shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Books Prize. Its sequel RETURN TO RIBBLESTROP won the Guardian Children’s Fiction prize 2011. Further novels include RIBBLESTROP FOREVER!, THE BOY WITH TWO HEADS, LIQUIDATOR and DOG (Pushkin Press 2017.) He is working on a new novel – very much TRASH territory – for the same 12+ age group. Andy has written several Radio 4 plays for adults and screenplays and his first adult novel ( as Andrew Mulligan ) TRAIN MAN will be published by Chatto & Windus in summer 2019. www.andymulliganbooks.com
Lynne Murphy PhD
Lynne is an American-born Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. She is the author of the brilliant THE PRODIGAL TONGUE; THE LOVE- HATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH. (2018 Oneworld UK; Penguin US) Chosen by the Economist as one of its Books of the Year 2018. ‘Her delivery is sparkling, her approach mischievous, her material brightened by the unexpected’. – Lionel Shriver.
She blogs at: separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com.
Sam North PhD
Sam is the author of eight novels and has twice been long listed for the Booker prize. He is senior lecturer in the English department at Exeter University and his THE INSTINCTIVE SCREENPLAY was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. Sam is currently writing a new novel and has completed his first children’s book. www.samnorth.co.uk
Lucy O’Brien PhD
Well known author, journalist and broadcaster on contemporary culture, pop and gender issues. Her seminal SHE BOP; WOMEN IN ROCK, POP AND SOUL was a bestseller and has been updated three times, being recommended reading on many media/music degree courses. Lucy is the author of acclaimed biographies of ANNIE LENNOX and MADONNA (a new edition published by Bantam in 2018 and translated into 14 languages.) Her biography of the legendary DUSTY SPRINGFIELD is updated and republished by Michael O’Mara in 2019. Lucy is currently collaborating with SKIN, the lead singer of SKUNK ANANSE on Skin’s autobiography. www.lucyobrien.com
Jim Powell’s first novel THE BREAKING OF EGGS was published in 2011 and translated into 9 languages.’ A fresh, moving, remarkable story. Unforgettable.’ Publisher’s Weekly. It was followed in 2016 by TRADING FUTURES and in 2018 by THINGS WE NEARLY KNEW. (Both Picador.) www.jim-powell.net
Tiddy is the author of the international bestseller THE LITTLE BOOK OF MINDFULNESS which has sales of over 250,000 copies. THE LITTLE BOOK OF PEACE was published by Piatkus in 2016 and TIME; time for a slower, richer, more fulfilling way of life comes in 2019.
is a journalist who for many years was the Sunday Telegraph gardening correspondent. She runs the Hen Keeper’s Association and is the author of THE GARDEN FARMER (Square Peg 2017) and is currently writing about the joy of keeping bantam hens.
Inspirational horse trainer whose non-violent methods have been adopted worldwide and who was introduced to the British racing establishment by HM the Queen. Author of THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES which has sold 4 million copies worldwide and spent two years on the US bestseller list. Translated into 30 languages. Further titles include SHY BOY; THE HORSE THAT CAME IN FROM THE WILD; HORSE SENSE FOR PEOPLE and ASK MONTY. www.montyroberts.com
Prof. James Sharp
James is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of York. His magisterial history of violence in England, A FIERY AND FURIOUS PEOPLE was published by Random House in 2016. ‘The richness of this wonderful book is testament to nearly 50 years spent working on the history of violence...a fascinating and rare example of a beautifully crafted scholarly work.’ TLS.
Dr Mike Shooter CBE
The retired President of the Royal College of Psychiatry, whose working life has centred on child and adolescent mental health, has written and utterly compelling memoir GROWING PAINS; Helping Children make sense of their lives – a psychiatrist’s story’ was published by Hodder in 2017 and in paperback in April 2019. A wise, bleak,hilarious and provocative book about one of the most urgent issues of the day.