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10 Mar 2015 - 06:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Head of Zeus are delighted to announce the acquisition of two new books from Kate Kerrigan – the bestselling Irish author.  The first book The Dress will be published in September 2015 and is a wonderful story of an iconic 1950s dress and its relationship with three women over 70 years. 

Set between New York; London and Ireland, the novel interweaves the stories of Joy a 1950s socialite; Lily a vintage fashion blogger and Honor an extraordinary Irish seamstress and dress designer.

10 Mar 2015 - 06:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Neil Belton at Head of Zeus has acquired Marked For Death, a new book by James Hamilton-Paterson, the bestselling author of Empire of the Clouds: When Britain’s Aircraft Ruled the World.

Hamilton-Paterson is one of the rare authors who can write as beautifully about war and machines as he does about coral reefs and tropical storms.

02 Mar 2015 - 03:03
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

‘Wot’ll yer go fer – pickles or jam?’ This is the Hobson’s choice presented by one young factory girl to another in the 19th century Bermondsey novel, ‘Polly of Parker’s Rents’. For to choose office work or school teaching rather than factory work was unthinkable for the majority of Bermondsey girls at that time. Instead they would join the huge pool of unskilled, poorly paid female labour which kept ‘London’s Larder’ stocked.

19 Feb 2015 - 11:02
Submitted by: Kaz

The launch of David Essex’s book has been incredible so far with appearances on BBC Breakfast, Mel & Sue ITV, Vintage TV and upcoming on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff. David has talked about his poems on BBC GNS, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show, Becky Want Show Manchester and coming up on Stephen Nolan Show. His first signing in Manchester brought many excited fans. Check out our events page for future book signings and stay tuned for more David Essex appearances.

17 Feb 2015 - 01:02
Submitted by: Kaz

One of the joys of writing – and reading – historical fiction is the sense of tracing the thread of a single life through the broader fabric of the past, and discovering the ways that individual people are affected by historical events. To describe the experiences of one man or woman, especially in a dramatic and volatile period, and follow them over the course of a novel or a continuing series of novels, is to sense the motion of the past and the ways that the great events and towering personalities of history influence and impact human lives.

12 Feb 2015 - 11:02
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

The new poetry collection by David Essex is out today, and here David talks about fame, family and fortune and how they came together in his writing. To listen to David read some of his new poems go to our YouTube channel

 

12 Feb 2015 - 10:02
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Fay Weldon answered your questions on a live webchat with the Guardian, and talked about her  life in writing, her faith and feminism, family and her latest work, Mischief, a collection of her short stories spanning her whole writing career. 

Read it here. 

 

11 Feb 2015 - 05:02
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

It was a fabulous day out on tour yesterday with David Essex.

11 Feb 2015 - 05:02
Submitted by: Emily Zinkin

Alex Larman takes us through the Earl of Rochester's life, poetry, politics and all the sauciness in between. 

 

09 Feb 2015 - 02:02
Submitted by: Becci

After The Storm is set in Roatan, an island in the Caribbean Sea. that is beautiful but has a kind of frontier feeling where the normal rules do not apply. The Roatan in my novel is sun-soaked and stunning on the surface but with something dark underneath.

05 Feb 2015 - 12:02
Submitted by: Kaz

'Hugely enjoyable. The author winds up tension into an explosion of fast-paced events.' Conn Iggulden

04 Feb 2015 - 05:02
Submitted by: Becci

David Essex reading from his new poetry collection Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes.

Travelling Tinker Man and Other Rhymes publishes this month in hardback and ebook.
02 Feb 2015 - 04:02
Submitted by: Kaz

We’re excited to announce that Mary Gibson’s debut novel, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, has been chosen for World Book Night 2015.  The story of a factory girl in Bermondsey through WW1 is one of 20 novels selected by The Reading Agency to take part in the event, which aims to shine a light on volunteering and social action.