Category: News

LADY JANE shortlisted for Young Quills prize

Thrilled to see LADY JANE by Lucy Worsley shortlisted for the Historical Association’s 2019 Young Quills prize for historical fiction! “Subjects ranging from the discovery of dinosaur bones to Anglo-Saxons kings, Egyptian mysteries, life in the Soviet Union and Antarctic exploration have all been explored through the lives of characters living in the past. Those… Read more »

Speaker line-up at Chalke Valley History Festival

In the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire Chalke Valley, the festival runs from 24th – 30th June 2019. Throughout the week you can expect over 150 talks from eminent historians, TV personalities and experts on a wide range of topics. Many of our authors have been booked to appear. Don’t miss out on a chance… Read more »

Lucy Worsley wins BAFTA for SUFFRAGETTES

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley won a BAFTA TV Award 2019 for Specialist Factual in what was a competitive year after so much fantastic television. Well done, Lucy. Greatly deserved!  

‘In Extremis’ and ‘The Growth Delusion’ nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing

The longlist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, now restricted to non-fiction, was announced on 7th May, featuring 15 titles. Among those longlisted are IN EXTREMIS: THE LIFE OF WAR CORRRESPONDENT MARIE COLVIN by Lindsey Hilsum (Chatto & Windus) and THE GROWTH DELUSION: THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS by David Pilling (Bloomsbury Publishing). The… Read more »

Celebrating two 25th anniversaries – ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and ‘What a Carve up!’

Bringing back the classic jacket design, Vintage have recommissioned a 25th anniversary edition of Louis de Bernieres’ CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN, with a new introduction by the author. Coinciding with the anniversary, CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN has been adapted for the stage. Beginning the tour at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, the play has already received glowing… Read more »

MURMUR – a “future classic” – wins Wellcome book prize

We are absolutely thrilled that Will Eaves’ Alan Turing inspired novel, MURMUR won the Wellcome Book Prize 2019. Winners were announced last night. ‘Will Eaves’s fictionalised account of the chemical castration of Alan Turing, Murmur, was hailed as “a future classic” as it won the £30,000 Wellcome book prize on Wednesday night, only the third… Read more »

Professor Josephine Quinn named a Fellow of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

We are thrilled that Professor Josephine Quinn has been named a Fellow of the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for 2019-20. Previous Fellows include Hari Kunzru, Hermione Lee, Colm Toibin, and Colson Whitehead. Josephine Quinn is associate professor of ancient history at the University of Oxford,… Read more »

New deal for Nick Potter

Nick Potter’s THE MEANING OF PAIN: what it is, why we feel it, and how to overcome it is a brilliantly thought-provoking examination of how the stress of modern life is making us hurt. Foreign sales are mounting: sold to DeA Planeta in Italy, to Otwarte in Poland – both at auction – and to… Read more »