Dylan Evans Review Round-up

25th February 2015

Written in a prose style that could be described as “accessible scientific”, The Utopia Experiment should probably be a mandatory handbook for any slightly nesh person fantasising about living off-grid.”
The Guardian

The account of the collapse of the experiment is searingly honest; there is not a hint of self pity or recrimination against anyone but himself. The book makes fascinating reading…”

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Anna Smaill Review Round-up

25th February 2015

“That this first novel has been hotly-tipped comes as no surprise… the reader can’t help but be snagged by its atmospheric, intensely-imagined strangeness… Smaill’s heartfelt message – that we banish discord at our peril – couldn’t ring out any clearer.”
The Daily Mail

"The Chimes, by the New Zealand poet Anna Smail (Sceptre, 12 February), has already picked up praise from Eleanor Catton and Kevin Powers … Will it be the novel of 2015? Watch this space."

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Arlidge straight into the Sunday Times top ten

25th February 2015

The third book in M.J. Arlidge’s DI Helen Grace series has gone straight in at number 7 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List following its first week of sales. The Doll’s House continues the success of its predecessors with the first in the series, Eeny Meeny, the biggest selling debut crime novel of 2014.

A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.

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Oliver Kamm Review Round-up

18th February 2015

This week sees the publication of a brilliant new book, Accidence Will Happen, by Britain’s King of Grammar, Oliver Kamm. King Kamm writes on all things grammatical for The Times. His book is a complete boon for anyone who loves English and who has an ear for the rhythm of words. We may not know all the rules of grammar, but we certainly know what sounds right. Kamm gives you chapter and verse on why it is perfectly acceptable to split your infinitives. Why “double superlatives” are more than just kosher - they can greatly improve your prose.

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Terry Stiastny wins Political Fiction Book of the Year!

29th January 2015

Last night, at an awards ceremony held at the BFI IMAX cinema, Terry Stiastny was awarded Political Fiction Book of the Year for her debut novel, Acts of Omission.

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Praise for The Lightning Tree

20th January 2015

Emily Woof’s The Lightning Tree among the most eagerly awaited fiction of 2015 in THE GUARDIAN: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/29/most-eagerly-awaited-fictio…

“As these sympathetic characters search for their place in the world (Mary still harbours the hope that “her life will be glorious, as it was meant to be”), Woof finds humour and poignancy in the gulf between how things are and how they ought to be.” The Observer

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Emily Woof interviewed by the Guardian

12th January 2015

She (Emily) is impatient with the kind of literary criticism that makes too much of a writer’s biography, but sees her own inner life as her most vital raw material: “It’s like diving, you go right under and drag stuff up. And sometimes when it bounces to the surface it’s wonderful, so exciting and effervescent, it just bubbles up. And sometimes it’s a kind of agony, like agghhh there it is.”…’

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Janklow team up with Mumsnet and Gransnet in debut novel competition!

9th January 2015

Janklow & Nesbit UK are offering representation to the winner of a debut novel competition launched today in association with Mumsnet and Gransnet. Users of Mumsnet and Gransnet can submit the first 8,000 words of a novel, along with a 500-word outline of the remaining chapters, by January 30th 2015. A shortlist will be selected, with the winner announced in March 2015.

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Charles Cumming on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday

9th January 2015

Tune in to Radio 4 this Sunday, at 4pm, to hear Charles Cumming interviewed on his most recent novel, A Colder War.

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Patrick Woodhead holds a book launch in Antarctica for his thriller Beneath the Ice

7th January 2015

Patrick Woodhead has held the world’s ‘most southerly book launch’ to mark the publication of his latest thriller Beneath the Ice, set in Antarctica. While visiting the base camp of his company White Desert, which runs exclusive holidays to Antarctica, Patrick entertained friends and penguins with a reading from his novel. Meanwhile, The Times is holding a competition to win one of Patrick’s holidays to Antarctica – a rare opportunity to see the place that inspired Patrick’s book: http://www.mytimesplus.co.uk/public/offers/win-a-trip-to-antarctica.

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