Ebury Press has signed an “inspirational” memoir from former SAS trooper and air-accident survivor Jamie Hull.
Transworld Publishers has acquired It’s a Long Way From Deptford – The Dire Straits Story by John Illsley.
Viking has signed the “unputdownable” Paris ’44 by military historian Patrick Bishop, to be published for the 80th anniversary of the city's liberation.... Read more
Headline is publishing The Secret Life of the Savoy by Olivia Williams, a history of the luxury hotel and a biography of the family who founded it.... Read more
Writer and historian Peter Moore's history of "the epoch-defining European ideas that helped found the United States of America" has been snapped up by Chatto &... Read more
Headline has scooped an official companion book to the forthcoming "Downton Abbey" movie, bringing the world and characters of the fictional country house to life.... Read more
HarperNonFiction has pre-empted a Norwegian bestseller about insects by life scientist Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson.
Annabel Merullo is stepping down from her role as head of books at Peters Fraser and Dunlop (PFD), to be replaced by Tim Bates.... Read more
Viking has acquired rights to a short book on silence by Norwegian adventurer Erling Kagge in a "major" pre-emptive deal.
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a Spanish family cookery book from Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.