16 Oct 2017 - 09:10
The north-south divide has been the butt of jokes in Britain for years, but research has shown the Watford Gap, which separates the country, was in fact established centuries ago when the Vikings invaded Britain.
 
According to Max Adams, who made the discovery while researching his new book, Aelfred's Britain, the Northamptonshire-Warwickshire boundary known as the Watford Gap is a geographic and cultural reality that can be traced back to the Viking age.
13 Oct 2017 - 09:10
With its dramatic windswept coastlines, hidden coves, wild and woolly moors and quaint seaside villages, it’s hardly surprising that Cornwall has provided such fertile territory for writers down the years ranging from Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham to Mary Wesley and Rosamunde Pilcher. 
 
Everywhere you look, there seem to be stories crying out to be told, woven with mystical myths and legends harking back to the county’s Celtic past. Think of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle and Tristram and Iseult, of fierce Cornish giants and mischievous Piskies, of the elusive Beast of Bodmin and the bewitching mermaid of Zennor who, folklore has it, lured a young man away from church to his watery doom.

12 Oct 2017 - 09:10
Pablo Picasso had already accepted a commission to create a work for the Spanish Republican Pavilion at the Paris World Fair in 1937 when news arrived of the assault by the German Condor Legion of the undefended Basque town of Gernika. 
 
In the latest addition to the Landmark Library series, James Attlee offers an illuminating account of the genesis, creation and many-stranded afterlife of Picasso's most lasting legacy. He explores the historical context from which it sprang; analyses the painting itself and the meanings that art historians, museum curators, politicians and anti-war protestors have ascribed to it; traces its travels across Europe and the Americas from the late 1930s to its arrival in Spain in 1981; and speaks with key artists, art-world figures and cultural commentators about its all-pervasive presence today.
 
In 1937 Guernica sounded a warning of what was to come: with demagogic politicians once more stalking the stage, Attlee argues its message is just as relevant today. 
10 Oct 2017 - 06:10

Every autumn, Head of Zeus publishes a big, beautiful anthology of short stories for reading late into those long nights. For 2017, HoZ has teamed up with award-winning author Sophie Hannah to collect 100 of the very best crime stories written by women. From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been tempted to criminal acts. Deadlier includes prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, so whether you take your crime cosy or hard-boiled, there is something for every kind of crime-lover.

09 Oct 2017 - 09:10
Love affairs, village rivalries, horses, jealousy and secrets – bestselling author Fiona Walker makes a triumphant return to her classic territory with her new novel, The Country Set.
 
At the heart of picturesque Compton Magna is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy. Twenty-five years ago, his only child abandoned husband and children for her lover. She’s about to return, and sparks are set to fly.
 
In a village where passionate love affairs, bitter rivalries and dark secrets delight, only one woman has the full set, and she’s taking the reins…
 
Read on for an exclusive preview of The Country Set... 
04 Oct 2017 - 05:10

Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe, the Medici gained political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. 

28 Sep 2017 - 09:09

Number one bestselling author, Wendy Holden is back with the perfect weekend read.  Described by India Knight as 'so, so funny and smart,' Three Weddings and a Scandal is warm and witty, and just filled to the brim with crazy and compelling characters. Read on for a sneak peek of the first chapter. 

27 Sep 2017 - 01:09
Aria – the efirst commercial fiction imprint from Head of Zeus continues to expand.  Having launched its first titles in April 2016 and on target to reach £1 million turnover before its second birthday – Caroline Ridding, Aria Publisher, is delighted to announce the recruitment of Lucy Gilmour as editorial director, from 2nd October. Lucy brings with her over a decade of commercial acquisition experience; having cut her teeth at Mills and Boon, Lucy launched Harlequin's successful digital first imprint and most recently worked on the launch of HarperCollins' HQ imprint and published many successful authors there including the kindle sensation, Lucy Oliver.
 
27 Sep 2017 - 11:09

It has been declared today that Lady Lucan, wife of Lord Lucan, has died. The famous murder which has come to define this family's legacy has sometimes been perceived as a murder attempt on Lady Lucan's life that went wrong, resulting in the unfortunate death of their nanny, Sandra Rivett.

26 Sep 2017 - 09:09
Head of Zeus author Elizabeth Reapy was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2017 at Trinity College Dublin on Monday evening.
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.