L,B acquires The King's Bed

Little, Brown has snapped up a book on the powerful women of Charles II’s court.

Non-fiction publishing director Tim Whiting purchased world rights to The King’s Bed – Charles II and His Women by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.

The writing partnership have previously written The King’s Revenge (Little, Brown), which detailed the hunt for the men who put Charles I to death.

Whiting said: “From Barbara Villiers to Nell Gwynne, the story of the circle of powerful, influential women at the heart of Charles II’s court will be both lavishly entertaining and a window into contemporary life and politics. The King’s Revenge displayed Jordan and Walsh’s ability to write page-turning, well-researched history and I have no doubt they will take the same approach with The King’s Bed. We’re all very excited about the book and looking forward to publishing it."

The book is scheduled for release in 2014.