Proper Healthy FoodCharles Williams: The Third InklingA Fiery & Furious People: A History of Violence in EnglandThe Wildlife GardenerThe Garden FarmerRelish: My Life on a PlateThe Road to Passchendaele: The Heroic Year in Soldiers’ Own Words and PhotographsFever Tree - The Art of Mixing: Simple long drinks & cocktails from the world’s leading barsDogNot GuiltyThe DuchessSleep is for the Weak: How to survive when your baby won’t go the f**k to sleepDeath on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and MortalityThings We Nearly KnewThe Prodigal Daughter: Angelotti Chronicles 2 (Food of Love Trilogy Book 2)Nightingales in November: A Year in the Lives of Twelve British BirdsThe Little Book of Peace: Finding tranquillity in a troubled world







JULY, 2009

 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TESSA HAINSWORTH


UP WITH THE LARKS is published today and this wonderful memoir of downshifting from international cosmetics company manager to village postie has already had 3 pages of coverage in the Daily Mail and 3 pages in the Western Morning News and has - unheard of these days - reprinted before publication. We expect great things - Tessa Hainsworth could be the Peter Mayle of Cornwall!


posted by JANE    July 02, 2009 2:52 PM  




 

 

 ORION BUYS HEAVEN, HELL AND CHANEL


Orion Books are to publish the new novel from Harold Carlton, whose debut LABELS sold 800,000 copies with Bantam US and UK twenty years ago. Harold was my very first client when I started my agency so it is a particular pleasure that he has returned to writing  and to have made such an exciting sale of his new novel.
Kate Mills and her colleagues are hugely enthusiastic about it and will publish as a lead title in March 10.
 
Set in the world of haute couture in Paris in the late '60s, HEAVEN, HELL AND CHANEL tells the intertwining stories of four young people crazy for fashion - it's a glorious, sexy old-fashioned page-turner and I am expecting it to sell all over the world. Welcome back Harold!

posted by JANE    July 02, 2009 2:47 PM  




 

 

JUNE, 2009

 HAPPY 111TH BIRTHDAY HARRY PATCH


HARRY PATCH, the last survivor of the trench warfare of the First World War, is 111 today. He is the author, with Richard Van Emden, of THE LAST FIGHTING TOMMY, of which Bloomsbury have sold more than 350,000 copies. Harry must be the world's oldest first time author and I am honoured to represent this self-deprecating, wise and noble man. No wonder the nation has fallen in love with you Harry!

posted by JANE    June 17, 2009 7:52 AM  




 

 

 LITERARY FESTIVAL TIME!


The agency's authors are busy at literary fesitvals this summer. Johnny Kingdom spoke to a packed audience at the du Maurier festival in Fowey in early May; Kevin McCloud, 'Netmums' founder Siobhan Freegard and healthy eating guru Judith Wills all appeared at the Hay Festival last week and Elspeth Thompson, Ros Badger and Prue Leith will be at Dartington 'Way With Word' festival next month. All these authors are in the midst of writing new books and I salute their dedication to their fans!


posted by JANE    June 06, 2009 10:56 AM  




 

 

APRIL, 2009

 RIBBLESTROP PUBLISHED TO WONDERFUL GUARDIAN REVIEW


RIBBLESTROP is the first childrens' novel that the agency has handled in our 22 years. Andy Mulligan, its debut author, used to teach my son which is how it came my way and it is the most glorious adventure and quite brilliantly written. It is published today by Simon and Schuster, who have an outstanding childrens' list and the first review - from Philip Ardagh in Saturday's Guardian describes it as
 'A blast of fresh air' and 'disgracefully dangerous high-octane fun of the highest order; an outrageous delight'.
 
Congratulations to Andy - and also on the great website launched today at www.ribblestrop.co.uk

posted by JANE    April 06, 2009 10:50 AM  




 

 


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