Wed, 26/08/2009 - 14:22
It's been all the trend over the last few recession-hit months: the "staycation"; have a lorry-load of sand delivered to your house and sit under an umbrella eating an ice-cream with a defiant British smile. We Brits love a challenge and bad weather and hard times won't stop us having our hard-earned holidays. But how has it...
Tue, 25/08/2009 - 08:18
Retailers are anticipating an Ashes bonanza as publishers ready a flurry of cricketing tie-ins for the autumn. At least eight cricket titles will be released over the next few months—including those from Andrew Strauss and Andrew Flintoff. Many have been reworked to include details of the
England team's triumph over Australia...
Tue, 25/08/2009 - 07:38
Specialist legal publisher Chambers and Partners is to publish its first fiction title, The French Odalisque, based on the true story of the cousin of Napoleon's wife, Josephine.
The title, by Sean Graham, follows Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, an 18th-century Frenchwoman who was interred in the harem of the Sultan of Turkey....
Thu, 20/08/2009 - 06:16
HarperCollins' mass market imprint Avon is moving into historical fiction for the first time with a novel set in 19th-century China.
The Secret Mandarin by Sara Sheridan will be published as an A-format paperback on 17th September, priced £6.99. The book features real-life botanist Robert Fortune, who was responsible...
Tue, 18/08/2009 - 11:39
Titan is to publish what it described as the first ever annual based on the dysfunctional animated family The Simpsons.
The Simpsons Annual 2010 will be published on 28th August priced at £7.99. The seasonally-themed 72pp hardback volume has 6 new stories and strips, which have never before been printed in the UK or...
Mon, 17/08/2009 - 07:30
The secrets of Deep Thought and the relevance of the number 42 will be two subjects uncovered by The Rough Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The title, by Marcus O'Dair, is published on 1st October in paperback priced £7.99, shortly before the release of Eoin Colfer's sixth instalment entitled And...
Thu, 13/08/2009 - 14:25
Penguin Classics is to reissue a novel from the 1960s that was fêted by Michael Frayn and Margaret Drabble, but has been out of print for 20 years following a rights dispute.
In Praise of Older Women by Hungarian emigré Stephen Vizinczey has a highly unusual publishing history.
The début novel...
Wed, 12/08/2009 - 14:15
Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy has teamed up with Candlestick Press to bring seasonal poems to readers across the country this Christmas. Duffy has selected 12 poems to feature in The Twelve Poems of Christmas, the latest in the publisher’s range of “Instead of a Card” poetry pamphlets.
Candlestick Press will...
Thu, 06/08/2009 - 08:13
Philippa Gregory will serialise her latest novel on Twitter in the week preceding The White Queen's publication later this month.
Gregory has written the tweets of Elizabeth Woodville, the main protagonist of the novel. The tweets can be viewed at www.twitter.com/ElizWoodville with...
Thu, 06/08/2009 - 08:11
Football fans could be taking in Las Ramblas alongside the Camp Nou thanks to a new travel guide from New Holland.
A Football Fan’s Guide to Europe, by Daniel Ford and Bill Edgar, offers football fans a selection of European tourist sights to visit alongside facts and trivia about the continent’s top teams.