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  • The current British record-holder for the heptathlon, the indoor pentathlon, the high jump and the 100m hurdles is higher, faster and stronger than the competition. Her crowning achievement was to win the gold medal in the heptathlon at the London 20 ...

  • Hodder has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Chuck Verrill of Darhansoff &Verrill in DOCTOR SLEEP.   King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience ...

  • Now, to celebrate its success, it has undergone a complete contemporary makeover.  It still retains the much-loved favourites that have stood the test of time, but now alongside them there are new recipes, new ideas, new ingredients, and new and ...

  • Hodder and Stoughton are proud to announce the pre-emptive acquisition of the first solo thriller from South African author Sarah Lotz in a major deal for World Rights. The Three was agented by Oli Munson at Blake Friedmann. Hodder will publish the f ...

  • In The Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one ano ...

  • The novel was acquired in a two-book deal by Nick Sayers from Jo Unwin at Conville & Walsh. The rights acquired are UK, Commonwealth excluding Canada, with eBook and audio, for publication in early 2014. Conville and Walsh report very strong inte ...

  • Segal, whose first book Love Story was published in 1970 and became a worldwide phenomenon on publication and again, later as a film, was the author of seven other novels, including: Love Story’s sequel, Oliver’s Story; The Class, about f ...

  • photograph copyright Kalpesh Lathigra

    Taking one core ingredient from the larder – something basic such as olive oil, salt or chocolate – Florence creates uncomplicated, inspiring food that’s delicious to eat and share. World rights were acquired at auction from Eugenie ...

  • As gripping as a Hitchcock film, heart-wrenching and outstandingly well written, The Night Guest tells the tale of a vulnerable widow, a scam and a psychological dance to the death. Welch said 'this is one of the most impressive, haunting debuts I've ...

  • This nationwide celebration of books and reading aims to reach reluctant readers and those who have less access to books.  Twenty titles have been selected for the promotion and 20,000 free copies of each title will be given away on the night. & ...

  • Shortlist Announced

    We're excited to announce that we have two books on the Costa Book Awards shortlist: PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Artemis Cooper is shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and SNAKE ROPES by Jess Richards is shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. ...

  • In The People: A History of the Working Class Oxford academic and rising star, Selina Todd recasts the events of the twentieth century through the experiences and first-person accounts of ordinary men and women.  Rachel Calder is the agent, and ...

  • Already praised by the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, DEAR LUCY introduces the reader to a girl with a startlingly original voice, certain to become an unforgettable heroine of contemporary fiction. Laura Macdougall bought British and Commonwealth right ...

  • With over 20 years of research into nutrition prompted by her own experience of eating disorders, Harcombe has devised a diet for permanent weight loss that has become a word-of-mouth bestseller. 'Like Dukan, The Harcombe Diet ticks all the boxes,' s ...

  • Lauren first came to the nation’s attention in October 2010, when the first series of THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX aired on ITV2. Since then she’s gone from being an ordinary girl, working as a secretary and trying to build a life with her long- ...

  • THE GOOD FATHER and GOLD are two of Richard and Judy's spring picks

    We're thrilled to announce that THE GOOD FATHER by Noah Hawley and GOLD by Chris Cleave have been picked by Richard and Judy for their Spring 2013 Book Club, exclusive to WHSmith. Two brilliant, unmissable books! http://www.richardandjudy.co.uk/home

  • MRS SINCLAIRS SUITCASE by Louise Walters

    A heartbreaking dual timeline story about Roberta, a bookseller who discovers her grandmother’s wartime secrets, it will publish in hardback in February 2014. The author, a mother of five, lives in Northamptonshire and blogs about crafting on m ...

  • Hodder & Stoughton have acquired world rights in the autobiography of outdoors expert and TV personality Ray Mears. Hodder Non-fiction Publisher Rupert Lancaster comments: ‘I’ve been working with Ray since we published his classic BUS ...

  • Acquisition Announcement - The King's Grave by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones

    Roland Philipps, Managing Director of John Murray (Publishers) has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to The King’s Grave – The Search for Richard III by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones from Charlie Viney at The V ...

  • The King's Grave by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones

    Roland Philipps, Managing Director of John Murray (Publishers) has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to The King’s Grave – The Search for Richard III by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones from Charlie Viney at The V ...