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16 Dec 2014 - 03:12
Submitted by: Anonymous

“A stain on our history that must never be allowed to happen again,” is how Diane Feinstein, chairman of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, summed up the CIA’s programme of ‘enhanced interrogations’ in the Committee’s recently-released report. The press has seized on some of the details – of deaths by freezing, of ‘rectal feeding’, of prisoners threatened with power tools and subjected to multiple waterboarding sessions – but misconceptions and myths still abound.

10 Dec 2014 - 10:12
Submitted by: Becci

Head of Zeus have acquired two new books in the Celcius Daly crime series by Anthony J. Quinn. Nicholas Cheetham, publisher at Head of Zeus, bought UK and Commonwealth and translation rights from Paul Feldstein at The Feldstein Agency.

03 Dec 2014 - 03:12
Submitted by: Mathilda

Let me set the scene: the bathroom features chewing-gum pink 1970s wall tiles and a big old bathtub. Inside this, sits a diminutive, fluffy-haired toddler wearing nothing but a smear of bubbles on her chin and a determined expression. Bath time is over, there’s nothing left to clean and the water is getting cold, but the little girl wants none of it. Being in the water with the ducky and the sloppy-slappy washcloth is the BEST THING EVER. Her exhausted parents have learned that the only way to extract this small person from the bath is to say: “once upon a time…” and then pause.

03 Dec 2014 - 02:12
Submitted by: Anonymous

It’s the beginning of winter: a time to look at trees’ anatomy; to coppice and fell; to plant seedlings before the hard frosts come, and also to admire. But for me this national tree week started with a revelation. I have been pruning an old, outgrown hawthorn hedge and weaving the cut branches between the stems to keep deer out of a new plantation that they have been munching on. I have no idea how I got to the age of fifty-three without ever having been jabbed by one of their barbs, but it must be so. I would have remembered.

01 Dec 2014 - 04:12
Submitted by: Kaz

Praise for Kevin Birmingham's The Most Dangerous Book, named by The Sunday Times as Literary Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2014: 

28 Nov 2014 - 04:11
Submitted by: Anonymous

Influencing such diverse subjects as International Human Rights law, the speeches of Nelson Mandela and even the title of one of Jay-Z’s hip-hop albums, the Magna Carta is one the most inspirational statements in the history of democracy. Now read an extract from Dan Jones' new book on the Great Charter.


Extract from Magna Carta by Dan Jones:

05 Nov 2014 - 06:11
Submitted by: Anonymous

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05 Nov 2014 - 10:11
Submitted by: Kaz
Watch the trailer below for The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse, the new novel from Piu Marie Eatwell. 
 
An empty grave.
A contested fortune.
A double life.
 
03 Nov 2014 - 12:11
Submitted by: Mary Gibson

I was delighted to hear that community choir Bermondsey Voices will be bringing Bermondsey history alive in songs celebrating people and events which have also inspired my novels.

27 Oct 2014 - 03:10
Submitted by: Kaz

Author Michael Kardos talks about his new novel in which a young woman sets out to confront the man who tried to kill her as a child.

23 Oct 2014 - 12:10
Submitted by: Kaz

'Tell me what you want, and I shall tell you who you are.' - Anton Chekhov, A Dreary Story (1889)

Any anthology is a weird, wonky wonder. Are all the short stories selected in That Glimpse of Truth really the “finest”? Who says – and why, let alone how?

08 Oct 2014 - 11:10
Submitted by: Anonymous

Head of Zeus is delighted to announce that they have entered into a publishing partnership with the rock legend David Essex. We will be publishing Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes - a beautifully illustrated collection of his poetry and lyrics with a very personal introduction - in hardback and E in February 2015.

In Spring 2016  we will also be launching David's fiction writing career with Faded Glory, his debut novel set in 1950s East End. HoZ own world rights.

01 Oct 2014 - 03:10
Submitted by: Anonymous

A recent Bookseller survey suggests there’s now a different kind of reader coming over the horizon. Ninety percent of book-buyers read digital books – not exclusively, but they do own a Kindle or similar device (Kindle predominates.) The books which sell best in electronic form are genre and commercial fiction (there is a difference apparently, though I don’t know what it is), with literary fiction lagging a long way behind. What do best in e-book form are the good-bad books: the non-literary novels, plot- and event-driven, fast-moving with no lingering on obscure complicated ideas.