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

‘Why Cornwall?’ John Ironmonger on the setting for Not Forgetting the Whale

J.W. Ironmonger

- February 13th, 2015

Not Forgetting the Whale is the tale of a man running from his life only to find it again in a small fishing community in Cornwall. Here John Ironmonger explains why he chose this county as the setting for his new novel.

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Oliver Kamm puts the grammatical pedants in their place …

Non Fiction

- February 11th, 2015

Few subjects exercise popular passions as much as grammar. The Today programme on Radio 4 last Friday recounted the story of a man who had made 47,000 separate edits to Wikipedia in order to ‘correct’ a single grammatical mistake. Wherever he finds the phrase is comprised of, he changes it to comprises …

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Orion & Illustration Ltd Student Illustration Competition

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- February 11th, 2015

Orion Books and Illustration Ltd have teamed up to discover the next step in book cover illustration. Open to 2nd year illustration students across the UK, we’re challenging you to redesign the cover for one of three fantastic books.

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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

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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