Weidenfeld & Nicholson Established in 1949. Publishers of high quality, prize-winning fiction and non fiction across a range of categories including autobiography, business, cookery, economics, fiction in translation, history, literary fiction and popular science. Phoenix is the paperback imprint. The Bookseller Industry Awards - Winner 2015

Isy Suttie’s ode to twenty-something – coming soon!

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- December 15th, 2015

Isy woke up one day in her late twenties to discover that the invisible deal she’d done with her best mates – that they’d prolong growing up for as long as possible – had all been in her head. Everyone around her is suddenly into mortgages, farmers’ markets and nappies, rather than the idea of running naked into the sea or getting hammered in Plymouth with eighty-year-old men. When her dearest friend advises her that the next guy Isy meets will be The Actual One, Isy decides to keep delaying the onset of adulthood –…

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Power, passion, murder, mayhem: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s intimate story of Russia’s imperial dynasty

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- December 15th, 2015

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans,…

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Adrian Goldsworthy on Run Them Ashore

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- December 10th, 2015

To mark the paperback publication of Run Them Ashore, the fifth novel in acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy’s Peninsular War series, we are delighted to talk to Adrian about his inspiration, the differences between writing history and fiction – and the importance of getting the details right!

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David Ebershoff on The Danish Girl

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- December 9th, 2015

Last night some W&Ners were lucky enough to attend the UK premiere of The Danish Girl. We were blown away by the film and would very much encourage you to go and see it when it’s on UK release in January.

Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander the film is based on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff. Here David reflects on the rich and inspiring legacy of trans pioneer Lili Elbe, portrayed in the film by Eddie Redmayne.

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The Danish Girl: the book that inspired the film

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- December 3rd, 2015

oday we publish the beautiful film tie-in edition of THE DANISH GIRL by David Ebershoff. Already a critically acclaimed novel, THE DANISH GIRL is now also a hugely anticipated film. Directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper and starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, THE DANISH GIRL is already getting masses of coverage in the US and will hit British screens on New Year’s Day.

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