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  • TWO ROADS ACQUIRES GREAT HOSTESSES BY SIÂN EVANS

    Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, is delighted to announce the acquisition of GREAT HOSTESSES by Siân Evans, an exploration of six extraordinary and influential women who helped shape the arts, politics and society during the interwar ...

  • Hodder & Stoughton To Publish Didier Drogba Autobiography On 22nd October 2015

    Consultant Editor at Hodder & Stoughton, Roddy Bloomfield, has acquired World Rights for Didier Drogba’s autobiography from The Sports PR Company and David Luxton Associates, to be published in October 2015.Didier Drogba is one of the most ...

  • GEORGINA LAYCOCK ACQUIRES THE BEST YEAR YET BY SOPHIE HOWARTH

    In The Best Year Yet Sophie Howarth is reinventing the idea of the diary. Imagine if, instead of using one to remind you what you should and have to be doing, each new day offered a fresh opportunity for something new and fun and creative. Imagine if ...

  • Yellow Kite has acquired a first book by healthy living expert Calgary Avansino

    Yellow Kite has acquired a first book by healthy living expert Calgary Avansino. Publisher Liz Gough bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Elizabeth Sheinkman at WME.  Calgary Avansino, Contributing Editor and Columnist at Vogue and columnist ...

  • TWO ROADS ACQUIRES NOVELS BY JANET ELLIS

    The first novel, A LITTLE LEARNING; OR, THE BUTCHER’S HOOK, is set in late eighteenth century London, where Anne Jaccob is coming of age.  When she is taken advantage of by her tutor – and her father’s great friend – her ...

  • The 22-Day Revolution Acquisition Yellow Kite acquires The 22-Day Revolution

    Liz Gough, Publisher at Yellow Kite, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, has acquired a new book by Marco Borges, exercise physiologist and nutrition expert to Beyoncé, Jay Z and Pharrell Williams. Entitled The 22-Day Revolution: The plant-b ...

  • Hodder & Stoughton to publish graphic novel from YouTube star Joe Sugg

    Senior editor Briony Gowlett, who bought world rights from Lucy Lendrem at Gleam Futures, said: ‘Joe is an amazing young talent; his YouTube videos are some of the most inventive around and this imagination will shine out of every page of his b ...

  • TWO ROADS ACQUIRES NEW NOVEL FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

    To date, Gruen’s novels have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was made into a hit movie with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, and has just been announced ...

  • Lynda Bellingham: still number 1 Lynda Bellingham’s memoir is the Number One Bestseller for a third week

    Lynda Bellingham’s memoir, There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You, is a runaway number one bestseller.  It has been confirmed today that it will top the adult bestseller lists for a third week with sales in all ...

  • Hodder & Stoughton acquire The Great British Bake Off Exclusive rights bought from Love Productions

    Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce that they have acquired exclusive publishing rights for The Great British Bake Off from producer, Love Productions in a multi-book deal. Hosted by Sue Perkins and Mel Geidroyc and judged by Paul Hollyw ...

  • TWO ROADS ACQUIRES BLACKOUT: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget BY SALON.COM EDITOR SARAH HEPOLA

    Hepola, a single woman with a rising career in the media, was also a serious blackout drinker.  Mornings became detective work on her own life.  What did I say last night?  What did I do?  As she stares down her past in sobriety, ...

  • ALEX HOLLYWOOD TO WRITE A COOKBOOK FOR HODDER

    Hodder & Stoughton Lifestyle Editorial Director Nicky Ross, has signed up Alex Hollywood, wife of Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, to write her own cookbook, called My Busy Kitchen.An accomplished self-taught cook who comes from a fam ...

  • SALTYARD BOOKS ACQUIRES TEN COCKTAILS FROM THE TIMES DRINKS COLUMNIST ALICE LASCELLES

    What makes a G&T glow in the dark? Who threw the world's first cocktail party? Why does a Bloody Mary taste best at 35,000 feet? And what's the key to opening champagne with a sword? Lascelles has dodged the washing lines of backstreet Havana in ...

  • NICK DAVIES ACQUIRES WORLD RIGHTS TO TWO NEW BOOKS BY BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGY WRITER MATTHEW SYED

    In the first of the two new books, The Black Box: How to Turn Failure into Success, Syed will argue that success, whether in sport, business, politics or life is not really about talent, motivation or intelligence. These things, it turns out, are oft ...

  • JOHN MURRAY ACQUIRES BRITISH DEBUT NOVEL, MOTHERLAND BY JO MCMILLAN

    It is 1978, Jess is thirteen and she already has a reputation - as the daughter of the only communist in town. But then, it's in the blood: the Mitchells have been in the Party since the Party began. Jess and her mother Eleanor spend every spare mome ...

  • SACHIN TENDULKAR PLAYING IT MY WAY My Autobiography

    Publication: 6th November 2014 ‘I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that’s the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public ...

  • STEPHEN KING: A CROWD-SOURCED COVER REVEAL FOR KING’S UPCOMING NOVEL REVIVAL STARTS TODAY FANS ARE INVITED TO HELP #RevealREVIVAL

    Fans can go onto a Facebook app hosted on www.Facebook.com/StephenKingBooks and become part of the community revealing one square segment of the cover at a time.  Once enough likes, comments and shares are generated a new square will be ready to ...

  • JOHN MURRAY LEARNING ACQUIRES SURPRISE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BUSINESS ADVENTURES BY JOHN BROOKS ‘THE BEST BUSINESS BOOK I’VE EVER READ’ BILL GATES

    Bill Gates first read John Brooks’ collection of twelve stories from Wall Street when Warren Buffett loaned him his copy.  Originally published in 1969 but out of print since 1971, BUSINESS ADVENTURES has constantly served as a bible for t ...

  • PLANTS: FROM ROOTS TO RICHES – John Murray to publish book to accompany landmark 25-part BBC Radio 4 series with the Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew John Murray Publishers, an imprint of John Murray Press, will publish the book to accompany a major new BBC Radio 4 series Plants: From Roots to Riches.

    Created in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and presented by Kew’s Head Director of Science, Professor Kathy Willis, Plants: From Roots To Riches will feature unprecedented access to the rich heritage and ongoing work of scienti ...

  • PRESS RELEASE JOHN MURRAY LEARNING ACQUIRES GET STARTED IN: WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION

    Jamie Joseph, Senior Commissioning Editor at John Murray Learning bought world English rights from Juliet Mushens for publication in Summer 2015. Young Adult is the fastest growing genre in fiction publishing and this definitive guide by a leading ag ...