The Editor - November 25th, 2014
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister’s wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In Margot at War, Anne de Courcy gives an unconventional view of the First World War from inside the glittering social salon of Downing Street. Drawing on unpublished material from personal papers and diaries, she vividly…
The Editor - November 20th, 2014
As we announced in January, over the course of this year we have been partnering with the University of East Anglia’s creative writing programme to showcase the best short stories written by its students. We have been posting the winning short stories here on the blog over the course of the year.
Our fourth and final winner in 2014 is Alex Goodwin. Read his winning entry Fat Eddie’s here…
The Editor - November 19th, 2014
Fantastic news that Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery has been shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize and Guardian First Book Award 2014. The judges of the Costa Award called it “an addictive, eye-opening and poetic exploration of a brain surgeon’s doubts and drive.” The Telegraph described the book as “an elegant series of meditations at the closing of a long career”. For more information about Do No Harm and Henry Marsh, visit his website. To read an extract click here.
The Editor - November 18th, 2014
Judi Dench: Behind the Scenes is the beautifully illustrated memoir of one of Britain’s best-loved actors, giving a unique insight into Dame Judi Dench’s life on and off screen.
We are thrilled to share two images with you ahead of publication of this very special book.
The Editor - October 23rd, 2014
In the early hours of Sunday 2 September, 1666, a fire started in Pudding Lane close to the eastern fringes of the city, and over the course of the night started to spread along the street and then, whipped up by a strongly easterly wind began to wreck havoc. Within four days, much of London was reduced to ash. Last week a new series on ITV, ‘The Great Fire’, written by the journalist and novelist Tom Bradby, was aired with a great fanfare. It not only recreated the scenes of seventeenth-century London reduced to a…