What is your favourite number?

22nd June 2011

Alex Bellos is investigating the phenomenon of favourite numbers. Do you have one? Is it your birthday? Something superstitious, or mathematical?

Over the summer, Alex is asking people to tell him what their favourite number is, if they have one, and why it is their favourite. The results will feature in Alex’s new book, The Game Of Life, the follow up to his bestselling Alex’s Adventures in Numberland .

To listen to Alex’s appearance on the Today Programme, click here.

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Hay Festival

26th May 2011

This year’s Hay Festival will play host to some of the most exciting literary talent of the moment, and Janklow & Nesbit authors will be there in full force.

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Where, exactly, are we?

18th May 2011

In his new book, Tim Radford shows us what science can tell us about individual identity and our place in the universe. The Address Book takes the reader on a voyage that starts in the living room and ends at the very limits of the cosmos. Listen to him discussing The Address Book with Peter Forbes on the Guardian books podcast here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2011/may/13/art-science-tim-radfor…

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Pirates! Film Adaptation Announced!

12th May 2011

Avast ye hearties! The secret is out!

Aardman’s first feature-length stop-motion animation since Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit will be an adaptation of Gideon Defoe’s fantastic novel The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. Hugh Grant will play the Pirate Captain, complete with luxurious beard, in the film, which will be released worldwide in Spring 2012.

For more information, please click here.

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We have moved

4th May 2011

We have moved offices, and are no longer based in Drayson Mews.
Our contact details are now:
13a Hillgate Street
London
W8 7SP

Phone: 020 7243 2975
Fax: 020 7243 4339

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THE CROSSING PLACES wins the Mary Higgins Clark Award

4th May 2011

Elly Griffiths has won the 2011 Mary Higgins Clark Award at the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards for her debut novel THE CROSSING PLACES.

This wonderful news follows Elly’s recent longlisting for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in the UK.

For more information on the MWA Edgar Awards please click here

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Elly Griffiths longlisted for a CWA Dagger Award

14th April 2011

Elly Griffiths is on the longlist for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger in the Library Award. The list of 16 also features C.J. Sansom, Peter James and Susan Hill.

The CWA Dagger Awards celebrate the very best in crime and thriller writing, and are the longest established literary awards in the UK. These premier awards in crime fiction are recognised internationally as a mark of excellence.

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Spring has sprung.

28th March 2011

As the clocks go forward and the sun comes out Robert Penn celebrates the arrival of Spring in this week’s Observer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/27/spring-wildlife-black-….

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Fran Abrams reports for File on 4: Corruption in Egypt

23rd March 2011

Fran Abrams’ latest report for Radio 4’s ‘File on 4’ programme, Egypt’s Missing Millions, is a fascinating exploration of corruption in Mubarak’s Egypt.

Visit the Radio 4 website where you can listen to the broadcast, download the podcast, or read the transcript.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zf202

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