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Shelley Harris on Vigilante

Extracts, Fiction, Shelley Harris, Video

- January 15th, 2014

Vigilante

Bestselling author Shelley Harris tells us all about her new novel, Vigilante…

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Antony Beevor’s foreword to the commemorative editions of The Second World War

Non Fiction

- January 24th, 2015

On the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death, Antony Beevor looks back on the great leader’s highly influential volumes of The Second World War in a foreword for new commemorative editions. Eighteen months after his defeat in the general election of July 1945, Winston Churchill began work on this six-volume history of the Second World War. As he had hoped, it proved hugely influential. His joke that history would be kind to him because he would write it contained a large grain of truth. He was determined that these books would consolidate his own considerable…

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Sir Winston Churchill’s Best Quotes

Non Fiction

- January 20th, 2015

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This month we are delighted to publish our beautiful new editions of Sir Winston Churchill’ s definitive account of the Second World War. They got us to thinking about Churchill’s other great qualities, aside from talented writer and incredible leader – namely, his brilliant ability to put huge concepts into powerful words.

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Kate Mosse on the enduring appeal of Testament of Youth

Non Fiction, Uncategorized

- January 16th, 2015

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In her afterword to Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, bestselling author Kate Mosse talks of the book’s impact on her as a young student and its lasting legacy and relevance today. Testament of Youth Afterword by Orion Publishing Group Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain is out now. Click here for a chance to win one of five copies!

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Laura Barnett: one of the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2015

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- January 12th, 2015

Versions

Here at W&N we’re delighted to be publishing THE VERSIONS OF US by Laura Barnett, who was this weekend chosen as one of the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction for 2015.

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A Jeune Fille in Publishing

Antonia Fraser, Non Fiction, Uncategorized

- January 7th, 2015

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In this extract taken from My History by Antonia Fraser, the bestselling author writes of her early days working for George Weidenfeld at the recently created Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

‘His name is George Weidenfeld,’ said Elizabeth, ‘And he’s a brilliant young publisher.’ She added: ‘He’s very interested in offering you a job.’ This was her edited version of a conversation regarding my future which in George Weidenfeld’s subsequent account went somewhat differently. He sat next to my mother at some London dinner party and mentioned that he was looking for a new recruit to his newish firm Weidenfeld & Nicolson …

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