10 Nov 2017 - 02:11

This Christmas, cuddle up with the latest novel in bestselling author Nadine Dorries' Angels of Lovely Lane series, Christmas Angels. 

Amid the hardship and poverty of 1950s Liverpool, only the humour and community spirit of nurses and patients will get the Angels through their toughest Christmas yet. Share their story with Christmas Angels.

09 Nov 2017 - 12:11

Last night, Wednesday 8th November, Head of Zeus were delighted to bring together two of the brightest stars of SF for an evening of conversation at Waterstones Gower Street. Waterstones' Glyn Morgan was joined by Cory Doctorow, author of utopian disaster novel Walkaway, and Ada Palmer, John W. Campbell Award-winning author of the Terra Ignota series, for a conversation that stretched from Renaissance Florentine economics to gender politics in the 25th century. 

08 Nov 2017 - 09:11

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time. His latest novel, Dogs of War, has just been released in hardback.

Rex is a Good Dog.

Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics especially designed to instil fear. With Dragon, Honey and Bees, he's part of a Multiform Assault Pack operating in the lawless anarchy of Campeche, south-eastern Mexico.

05 Nov 2017 - 04:11
Sally Coulthard has been setting fire to things since she was a small, dungareed tomboy. Gently discouraged from a career in professional pyromania she's now a best selling author of design and outdoor living books.  Her latest book, The Little Book of Building Fires, has just been published by Anima, an imprint of Head of Zeus.
 
This 5th November, why not settle in to watch the fireworks with a glorious and cosy bonfire. Here Sally Coulthard shows you the best fires for the occasion and how to build them.
01 Nov 2017 - 09:11

Over the last few weeks, Zoë Folbigg's heart-warming story of taking a chance on love has caught the nation's attention. In 2008, Zoë slipped a note to a man on her train and today they are happily married. Zoë's first novel, The Note is based on her charming true story.

31 Oct 2017 - 09:10
It's cold outside and it's already dark by the time you leave work, so put aside the face paint and fangs and settle in for a truly spooky Halloween with one of our scary reads. We've got something for everyone from historical horror to ghost stories, so make a hot drink, bundle up your blankets and settle in for a long night.
28 Oct 2017 - 06:10

Mary Hollingsworth is a scholar of the Italian renaissance. Her book on the rise and fall of Florence's most famous political dynasty, The Medicihas just been published in hardback.

Mary Hollingsworth appears on this week's History Extra podcast reflecting on the powerful family who dominated the Italian Renaissance but whose tale also includes tyranny, crime and murder.

27 Oct 2017 - 06:10
Kate Young is a cook, food writer and the mastermind behind the Little Library Café blog, the perfect fusion of her passions for reading and cooking. Her first cookbook, The Little Library Cookbook, has just been published by Anima, an imprint of Head of Zeus. 
 
Every week this Autumn, we'll be featuring a delicious, soul-warming recipe from Kate Young to brighten up those dark, cold nights. Read on for honey and rosemary cakes, inspired by Winnie the Pooh.
 
25 Oct 2017 - 06:10

Diney Costeloe is the bestselling author of  The Throwaway ChildrenHer novel, The Girl With No Nameis the story of one child who escapes from Nazi Germany to England on the kindertransport. Get it for just 99p today as the Kindle UK Daily Deal

Who is the girl with no name? Lisa Becker?  Charlotte Smith? Either? Neither?

24 Oct 2017 - 01:10
Head of Zeus are delighted to present a very special Science Fiction double-bill with award-winning Sci-Fi heavyweight Cory Doctorow, author of Walkaway, and John W. newcomer Ada Palmer, author of the Terra Ignota series at Waterstones Gower Street on 8th November 2017 at 6.30pm. Join them as they speak to Gower Street’s Glyn Morgan about their new books.
23 Oct 2017 - 09:10

Fay Weldon is one of our most important and distinctive literary voices. Since 1976 she has written over thirty works, earning a reputation as a sharp-tongued provocatrice and literary lioness. Her retrospective on the women's rights movement, Death of a She Devil has just been published in paperback.

Thirty-four years after the She Devil first appeared, Fay Weldon has returned to her classic anti-heroine, Ruth Patchett, for a witty and scathing take on the battle of the sexes. In 1983, women fought men for power and won. Now men are taking a decisive step to take that power back. 

18 Oct 2017 - 12:10

As Ireland suffers a crisis of authority, the nation's struggle for independence has been thrown into doubt. Catholic Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken the Irish people's faith in their institutions.  But, in After Ireland, a magisterial survery of the ways in which post-war Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of independence, Declan Kiberd argues that the country's creative writers have been alert to this reality from the start. 

17 Oct 2017 - 09:10

Mark Oldfield is the author of the CWA Dagger-shortlisted The Sentinel, the first in a crime trilogy that explores the dark heart of Spain. The concluding volume, The Deadhas just been published in hardback.

Is history repeating itself? Headlines on Catalonia’s attempted referendum seem to suggest so, invoking memories of Franco’s dictatorship and his unwavering belief that the regions of Spain were indivisibly bound to Spain by sacred ties. Certainly, the Generalissimo did his best to suppress regional languages and culture, particularly in Catalonia and the Basque country. It’s safe to say that were he alive today, Franco would approve of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s decision to send in a vast force of riot police to prevent the Catalan referendum. Probably his only criticism would be that they didn’t go in hard enough.