Tag: history

The Oxford Literary Festival 2020 – Friday 3 April

Called “a privilege… Oxford at its most atmospheric” by Dame Hilary Mantel, the Oxford Lit Fest is a highlight of the bookish calendar… Friday, 3rd April 10am, Sheldonian Theatre Michael Wood–The Story of China Historian, author and broadcaster Michael Wood talks about his book – and BBC television series.  Michael believes that we must closely… Read more »

Peter Frankopan wins Calliope Prize for Migration Research

Unanimously chosen by a panel of five judges, Peter Frankopan has won the €20,000 Calliope Prize, awarded biennially by the German Emigration Centre for practical research into migration. The jury commented that “Frankopan’s research on global history, embodied in his work The Silk Roads, breaks with the Eurocentric perspective and explores new perspectives on historical… Read more »

Catherine Clarke sells two new non-fiction titles in UK, Commonwealth, North America

Former BBC Beijing correspondent and author of three acclaimed spy thrillers Adam Brookes’ Fragile Cargo tells the extraordinary true story of the evacuation of China’s Forbidden City art collection to hiding places in the western provinces, as the Japanese forces advanced during World War Two. UK and Commonwealth rights have been sold at auction to… Read more »

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The world’s oldest literature festival turns 70 this year, and we must say, it’s looking sprightlier than ever!  As always, an array of our authors are set to appear, speaking on subjects that range from the history of philosophy to the future of feminism, from family secrets to the nature of reading itself. Mon 7… Read more »