23 Jun 2017 - 11:06
Today is the anniversary of the joint coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in 1509.
 
The early Tudor world Henry and Catherine inhabited can seem impossibly distant from our own. It is a place of arcane rituals, where January is greeted with processions of ploughs and summer with bonfires and giants. Its calendar is strange too: a litany of endless saints days and a new year that starts in spring. And let’s not even get started on the clothes, which are proscribed so strictly by law that wearing the wrong socks could land a servant in the stocks.
 
23 Jun 2017 - 10:06

Last night Kate Young, author of The Little Library Cookbook, won the Guild of Food Writers award for Best Food Blog. 

23 Jun 2017 - 09:06

If the heat is getting too much and you can't slip away for the weekend, why not let Emma Burstall transport you to Cornwall for a gorgeous break with Tremarnock Summer. Read on for an exclusive extract. 

22 Jun 2017 - 03:06

This Is Not A Sex Book, published by Head of Zeus' lifestyle imprint Anima, explores every aspect of sexuality for teenages in a bright, bold and uncensored way. Spanish YouTube sensation Chusita Fashion Fever addresses actual questions and concerns by her teenage fans.

21 Jun 2017 - 03:06

A Jihad for Love, a collection of reflections on the nature of love and loss, and how we can live together despite differences of religion and ideology, by Mohamed El Bachiri will be published this July by Head of Zeus.

21 Jun 2017 - 10:06

Today the sun rose in the United Kingdom at 4.43am and won't set until 9.31pm. This means that the UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight, making today the longest day of the year. This day when the sun is at its highest point in the sky and the Earth's axis is most turned towards it is known as the summer solstice. For thousands of years, Pagans have celebrated both the summer and the winter solstices, which mark the dates of planting and harvesting, at Stonehenge. But why?

20 Jun 2017 - 10:06

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? by Dr Ben Garrod, lecturer in evolutionary biology at Bristol and Cambridge Universities and co-presenter of Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur with David Attenborough, will be published in early 2018 by Head of Zeus' Zephyr imprint. 

18 Jun 2017 - 10:06

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18th June 1815, 202 years ago today. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-led allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt. This resulted in Napoleon's exile to the remote island of Saint Helena and an unambiguous end to the First French Empire and the political and military career of one of the greatest commanders and statesmen in history.However, the victory at Waterloo was a narrow one, and perhaps should have belonged to the commander of a superb army of 128,000 troops with only seven losses amid the 60 battles he had fought.

In her new novel, False Lights, K. J. Whittaker imagines what might have happened had Napoleon emerged victorious from that fateful battle.

16 Jun 2017 - 02:06

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl will be published by Head of Zeus in July 2018.

16 Jun 2017 - 01:06
Last night, Thursday 15th June, Head of Zeus launched Bijan Omrani's new title, Caesar's Footprints, at Westminster School in London.
15 Jun 2017 - 03:06

802 years ago today, the Magna Carta was signed by King John at Runnymede. It promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown; and it became one of the most important charters sealed in English history.

14 Jun 2017 - 03:06

July 1954

It was three weeks since the day of the accident that had rocked St Angelus and everyone who worked there to the core. Teddy Davenport, the most popular junior doctor at the hospital, boyfriend and true love of one of the most popular student nurses, Dana Brogan, had almost lost his life in a car accident. He’d been racing down to the Pier Head to collect Dana, who had just returned from a visit back to her family farm in the west of Ireland. From absolutely nowhere and without a second’s warning, a young pregnant woman had stepped straight out into the path of his speeding car. Dana, sitting on her suitcase nearby as she waited for Teddy to arrive, had witnessed the whole thing.

14 Jun 2017 - 02:06

We're Asleep Dad by Simon Key, owner of the Big Green Bookshop in North London, will be published this November by Head of Zeus.