Month: October 2017

Press Release: She-Wolves

Posted on 11/10/2017

She-Wolves The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth Helen Castor With a new foreword by the author ‘Castor is that rarity: a professionally trained historian who can write. And in this gripping an …

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Press Release: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Posted on 11/10/2017

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner & Three Other Poems Samuel Taylor Coleridge Illustrated by Harry Brockway ‘The inescapable glow of the authentic visionary’ the oxford companion to english literatu …

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Press Release: The Book of Psalms

Posted on 11/10/2017

The Book of Psalms From the Authorised King James Version of the Bible Introduced by Harry Brockway Lettering designed by Jessica Hische ‘If all the other Books of Scripture could perish, there were e …

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Press Release: My Family and Other Animals

Posted on 11/10/2017

My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell Introduced by Michael Morpurgo Lettering designed by Paul Cox ‘This is a very wicked, very funny, and I’m afraid rather truthful book.’ lawrence durrell When …

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Press Release: Ghost Stories

Posted on 11/10/2017

Ghost Stories M. R. James With a preface by the author Illustrated by James McBryde ‘The finest and most frightening ghost stories in the English language’ mark gatiss Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936 …

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Press Release: East of Eden

Posted on 11/10/2017

East of Eden John Steinbeck Introduced by Michael Dirda Illustrated by Edward Kinsella ‘‘A novel planned on the grandest possible scale . . . One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and th …

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Press Release: Moby dick

Posted on 11/10/2017

Moby-Dick Herman Melville Illustrated by Rockwell Kent ‘I think that the book which I put down with the unqualified thought “I wish I had written that” is Moby-Dick’ william faulkner Following the hug …

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Press Release: Berlin

Posted on 11/10/2017

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 Anthony Beevor ‘Brilliant’ michael burleigh, Guardian Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Ar …

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Press Release: The Locked-Room Mysteries

Posted on 11/10/2017

The Locked-Room Mysteries: The Four Just Men Edgar Wallace The Mystery of the Yellow Room Gaston Leroux The Hollow Man John Dickson Carr Introduced by Martin Edwards Illustrated by Mark Thomas ‘The lo …

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Press Release: Moonraker

Posted on 11/10/2017

Moonraker Ian Fleming Illustrated by Fay Dalton ‘Magnificent, dark and disturbingly serious.’ susan hill Sir Hugo Drax is a national hero: the self-made millionaire whose gift of a nuclear warhead pro …

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Press Release: The Folio Book of Food and Drink

Posted on 11/10/2017

The Folio Book of Food and Drink Introduced by Jojo Tulloh From Aristophanes to Nigel Slater, from the disgusting to the delicious, and from the sober to the inebriate, this new selection of comestibl …

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Press Release: Rumi

Posted on 11/10/2017

Selected Poems Rumi (Jallād-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī) Translated by Coleman Barks Introduced by Michael Schmidt Illustrated by Marian Bantjes ‘Speaks to the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people and bu …

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Press Release: Stig of the Dump

Posted on 11/10/2017

Stig of the Dump Clive King Introduced by David Almond Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone ‘I have always loved Stig of the Dump. I think reading that book made me officially realise that I was a reader’ …

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Press Releases: Guns Germs and Steel

Posted on 11/10/2017

Guns Germs and Steel  A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years Jarad Diamond With a new afterword by the author ‘The scope and the explanatory power of this book are amazing’ new york ti …

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Press Release: The Illustrated Man

Posted on 11/10/2017

The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury Introduced by Margaret Atwood Illustrated by Marc Burckhardt ‘A poet in all he writes, too full of imagination to be anything but a prophet’ john betjeman The Illustra …

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Press Release: Five Children and It

Posted on 11/10/2017

Five Children and It Edith Nesbit Illustrated by H. R. Millar ‘The cheerful, child-centred anarchy of Five Children and It is still my inspiration and delight’ kate saunders, Independent The moment Cy …

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Press Release: Mansfield Park

Posted on 09/10/2017

Mansfield Park Jane Austen Introduced by Lucy Worsley Illustrated by Darya Shnykina ‘Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire’ j. k. rowling Published in 1814, Mansfield Park mark …

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Press Release: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Posted on 09/10/2017

The Hundred and One Dalmatians Dodie Smith Introduced by Jacqueline Wilson Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie ‘All [Dodie Smith’s] work – for adults and for children – is suffused with charm’ lucy mangan ‘Wo …

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