Recent Publications and News

The House at Baker Street

by Michelle Birkby

Published in B format, mass-market paperback and e-book by PanMacmillan in 2016 with a major promotion. It is the first book in a new series featuring Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson. TV rights have been optioned by Fremantle. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association award 2016 for Historical Fiction.

'Entertaining and intelligent story ... this is a witty feminist take on the crime classic' The Lady

You and Me, Always

by Jill Mansell

Published by Headline in January 2016 in hardcover and reached no. 8 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Published 16 June in paperback with a massive #ItHasToBeJill online campaign, and international marketing and PR promotion. Also free 'A to Z of Happiness' piece by Jill distributed in ebook format.

*Sales 7.7 million in 29 countries*

The Queen's Choice

by Anne O'Brien

Published by HarperCollins January 2016 with substantial media campaign. Went to no. 8 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Published in paperback in May.

'One of the best writers around' The Sun

'O'Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale' The Times

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic

by Margaret Rooke

Published September 2015 in hardcover by Jessica Kingsley. Serialized in The Sunday Times and the Guardian.

'This book provides clear and inspirational hope for anyone with a dyslexic child. I strongly recommend it.' Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times

Three Amazing Things About You

by Jill Mansell

Published by Headline in hardcover January, and paperback in June 2015, with massive PR and publicity campaign. Four weeks in the top five Sunday Times bestseller list.

'A heart-warming read which deals with loss, love and change' Essentials magazine

'A lovely book with charming characters and emotional depth, populated with engaging characters that you'll care about' Daily Mail

The King's Sister

by Anne O'Brien

Published in hardcover by Mira January 2015, with paperback publication in November 2015. Major publicity campaign with nationwide posters and author tour.

'Anne O'Brien has joined the exclusive club of excellent historical novelists' Sunday Express

Meadowlands

by Elizabeth Jeffrey

Published December 2014 by Severn House. Elizabeth has a loyal and steady following; this is her eighteenth novel.

#2Sides:

by Rio Ferdinand

Published by Blink Publishing September 2014 in hardcover. Autobiography ghosted by David Winner, of 'Brilliant Orange' fame. Major national promotion, serialized by the Sun newspaper.

The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

by Jill Mansell

Published by Headline in hardcover January 2014, and paperback June 2014. Reached no. 2 on Sunday Times' bestseller list two weeks in a row. Headline plan a major year-long campaign to promote and celebrate the author's 25th book. 'Mansell is like a Michelin-rated chef: She may use the same common ingredients, but under her sure hand the results are deliciously superior' Kirkus Reviews

More Five-Minute Writing

by Margret Geraghty

Published by How To Books in trade paperback, June 2013. Sequel to the popular The Five-Minute Writer, with 50 new inspiring exercises. 'The topics are presented in a way that stimulates your creative thinking processes' Writing Magazine

The Scandalous Duchess

by Anne O'Brien

Published by Mira in trade paperback March 2014, this is Anne O'Brien's fifth novel.

'Packed with love, loss and intrigue' Sunday Express

Rome: The Art of War

by Manda Scott

Fourth and final book in the Pantera series. Published by Transworld in hardcover, April 2013, fourth in the Pantera series. Publication strongly supported by the trade with promotions by Waterstone's, Amazon, and W.H. Travel.

‘Scott’s writing is powerful and subtle, her characters have depth, the plot is impeccable and original’ The Times

The Forbidden Queen

by Anne O'Brien

Published by Mira, March 2013 in paperback.
Backed by extensive promotional campaign.

'O'Brien has excellent control over the historical material and a rich sense of characterization, making for a fascinating and surprisingly female-focused look at one of the most turbulent periods of English history.' Publishers Weekly.

Don't Want to Miss a Thing

by Jill Mansell

Headline, January 2013 in hardcover; 'paperback June 2013.'
Subject to a major advertising and publicity campaign and heavily promoted in Smiths, Waterstones, Amazon and leading supermarkets. Four weeks at the top of the Sunday Times' bestseller list, her books are internationally loved, and published in 28 countries.

'An irresistible, heart-warming novel from the much-loved author of numerous Sunday Times bestsellers.' Goodreads.com

The Musical Milkman Murder

by Quentin Falk

John Blake, September 2012 in paperback.
Victorian true crime set in 'Midsomer Murders' village of Little Marlow.

Witness:

The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case by David Smith with Carol Ann Lee

Mainstream, June 2011 in trade paperback. Serial rights sold to the Daily Mail

Ice Cream, Sorbets and Gelati

by Robin Weir and Caroline Liddell

Grub Street, November 2010 in hardcover. First published in 1995, this collection of recipes with historical insight has become established as the definitive guide. The new edition has vastly updated and expanded material, and is now illustrated, with an introduction by Heston Blumenthal.

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Winner of the Cookery Book of the Year 2011 award from the Guild of Food Writers.

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Brilliant Orange

by David Winner

First published in 2000 by Bloomsbury, it has become a cult classic. It has been published in Holland, and in 2008 it was published in Japan with a new chapter, and also reissued in Germany and the US.

In December 2009, The Village Voice asked writers to name their favorite obscure book, and Joseph O’Neill, the bestselling author of Netherland, picked David Winner’s Brilliant Orange: “A wonderful cultural history of Dutch soccer. Total football; the Jews of Amsterdam; the neuroses of the national team; the shared spatial awareness of Dutch footballers and Dutch visual artists; the wisdom of Johnny Rep—these and other arcana are covered by this breezy classic of soccer writing.”

Beating Stress, Anxiety Depression

by Professor Jane Plant and Janet Stephenson

Piatkus 2008, paperback. By the author of the international bestseller Your Life in Your Hands. See the author’s website link.

‘This book tells it like it is … a must for sufferers and their families, and a wake-up call of interest to all working in this field’ Jennifer Littman MBE, Chair The Wishing Tree Trust

‘A brilliant new book … which will, I truly believe, set many people back on the path to equilibrium’ Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

‘An admirable book…. Many sufferers from stress, anxiety and depression will find invaluable information, guidance and comfort’ Lord Walton of Detchant, neurologist, former president of BMA and the Royal Society of Medicine