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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ONE OF OUR THURSDAYS IS MISSING Hits the No.1 Spot!

7th March 2011

This week Jasper Fforde’s latest installment of the Thursday Next series, One of our Thursdays is Missing, is number one in the Sunday Times Bestseller list. Follow Jasper every step of the way on his current UK/US book tour by reading his brilliant blog: http://www.jasperfforde.com/more/2011tourblog.html

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Dear Aliens...

28th February 2011

What would happen if we made contact with an alien civilisation? If you had to speak to aliens on behalf of humanity what would you say? Lucy Hawking, as part of the Arizona State University’s ‘Origins’ project, invites you to join in the dicussion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN7PhzqIUJQ

Follow this link to post your ‘Dear Aliens…’ missives:
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/message-from-dot-earth-dear…

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Download DR WHO: HORNETS NEST for free

21st February 2011

All this week the Guardian is offering a free download of the fantastic Hornets’ Nest Dr Who audio series, written by Paul Magrs and narrated by the fourth doctor, Tom Baker.

For more information visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/competition/2011/feb/15/doctorwho

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