John Murray imprint Basic Books UK has pre-empted Doorway to the World, a “sweepingly magisterial” history of ports and slavery by Professor Olivette Otele.... Read more
Allen Lane has won a three-way auction for an "ambitious and uplifting political intervention", grounded in the thought of John Rawls, by economist, philosopher and debut... Read more
Sceptre has acquired a cultural, historical and literary exploration of the birth, death and legacy of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet.
Picador has bought an “enthralling” history of the Venetian Ghetto by Alexander Lee.
Virago has picked up the third novel by Chibundu Onuzo, a “moving, funny and surprising” story of a mixed-race British woman who goes in search... Read more
HarperCollins has scooped the the inside story of how the UK handled coronavirus by Sunday Times insight editor Jonathan Calvert and deputy editor George Arbuthnott.... Read more
William Collins has landed the “riveting and candid” memoir of Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the US during Donald Trump’s White House reign.... Read more
Hachette Children’s Group has signed Simon Sebag Montefiore to write a children’s edition of his bestselling book Jerusalem: The Biography, which it will publish in October 2024.... Read more
Head of Zeus has landed a début trilogy of novels from historian Dan Jones, following the misadventures of a rogue company of English soldiers as they... Read more
The Orion Publishing Group has struck a "major" deal to publish four new books by the internationally bestselling, prize-winning historian and novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore.... Read more