22 Sep 2017 - 03:09

Florence is justly famous for its food and wine and, above all, for the Italian Renaissance masterpieces that can be seen in the city's art galleries. Less well known is Florence's role in the chequered history of democracy.

20 Sep 2017 - 12:09

Last night, Apollo were delighted to launch Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie's new book, The Magic Lamp, a new collection of meditations and stories from the Booker prize-winning author, and illustrated by painter Rosemary Clunie.

19 Sep 2017 - 06:09

This Autumn, we are delighted to be launching Zephyr, the new imprint from Head of Zeus, with two beautiful new books.

Yaba Badoe's debut children's novel, A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, is a powerful and haunting story that steps seamlessly from dark and very apt revelations of life for many immigrants to the magic of Afrian folklore. It was published in hardback and ebook on 7th September. On 5th October, we will publish The Snow Angel by bestseller Lauren St. John. It follows Makena as her world is shattered and she discovers that there are a thousand ways for children to fall in the dark corners of the city. Read on to find out more about these incredibly special books.

18 Sep 2017 - 05:09
So what is International Read an eBook Day?!
 
The first International read an eBook day was celebrated in 2014, put together by major eBook distributor, OverDrive. It was founded as a way to encourage reading amongst people of all ages. Books are now available at the drop of a hat, or perhaps, merely the tips of our fingers where our phones are! Through the invention of the eBook, we are able to read on so many kinds of devices, and at a more affordable price. (So long as you have the technology to go with it!) 

13 Sep 2017 - 03:09

Almost fifty years since we first slipped Earth's terrestrial constraints and saw our planet from space, Christopher Potter has taken on the history of the space race in The Earth Gazers. Even today only 24 people have had that experience, but we do have photographs, such as Earthrise and The Blue Marble, which reveal to us the beauty and fragility of our planet. 

Read on for the story of how three men captured the most iconic images of the planet we call home.

13 Sep 2017 - 03:09

Now that the leaves have begun to turn brown and fall from the trees, and evening is coming earlier and earlier, it's clear that Summer has promptly packed her bags and departed, leaving us firmly in the Autumn season. We asked Darach Ó Seaghdha, the mastermind behind Motherfoclóir and @theirishfor, to help us ease into the season with some focail an fhómhair.

12 Sep 2017 - 12:09

Last night, Monday 11th September, Head of Zeus were delighted to join Seamus O'Mahony at the British Medical Association's Medical Book Awards where his book, The Way We Die Now, picked up the BMA Council Chair's Choice Award for 2017.

11 Sep 2017 - 01:09

The launch of Dan Jones’s The Templars, a history of the most powerful military order of the Middle Ages, was celebrated on September 7 at One Great George Street in Westminster. Among the guests, were Helen Castor, Peter Frankopan, Earl Spencer, and Dan Snow.  Also present were producer Dominic Minghella and actor Simon Merrells, who plays a lead role in Knightfall, a 10 part television series which chronicles the fall of the Knights Templar.  Jones has worked as historical consultant on the series, which due for release later this year. 

07 Sep 2017 - 06:09

Find Me is the exciting psychological thriller from J.S. Monroe, out now in paperback. Watch the trailer now:

06 Sep 2017 - 11:09

K. J. Whittaker's novel, False Lights, posits a history in which Napoleon, not Wellington, was victorious at the Battle of Waterloo and left the ruling of Britain to his ex-wife Empress Josephine. Historian Andrew Roberts has imagined the news bulletin that would have been read across the nation on a somber morning in June in 1815.

04 Sep 2017 - 12:09
Beloved, reviled – and not only by Glaswegians – Glasgow isn’t just the Industrial Revolution nor the Victorian slums. Founded in the sixth century, its forebears pushed back the Romans. In Glasgow, controversial Scottish historian and biographer of Edinburgh Michael Fry takes on the history of the great city from the Celts to Celtic. Read on for an exclusive extract.
25 Aug 2017 - 11:08
When I Wake Up is a dark psychological thriller that centres around a love story. We don’t choose who we fall in love with. It just happens. Biology and pheromones take over and we follow our heart instead of our head. We might hurt people in the process, but we feel happy so we go along with it. 
 
22 Aug 2017 - 12:08

The August Bank Holiday can be a stormy affair on this fair isle, but a three-day weekend is the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with a good book whilst the rain batters the windows and your neighbour's trampoline goes rolling down the street. Here at HoZ we’ve got bank holiday books for all tastes, so why not pick up one of these brilliant reads, add a dash of brandy to that hot chocolate, and settle down for a perfect weekend in - after all, who cares if it looks like November outside when you’re in 14th-century Morocco in your head?