Recent Press Coverage for Head of Zeus Books

  

The Jumping Game - Henrietta Knight
‘A fascinating treatise.’ The Spectator


Anna - Amanda Prowse
‘A unique story with events and characters we can all relate to.’ Candis


Well Seasoned - Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley
‘Brown and Haley have created a rather interesting call to arms. One can’t help but want to follow and celebrate with the foodie duo as each new month dawns.’ The Field


The Road Not Taken - Max Boot
‘A thoroughly engaging and enlightening biography.’ Military History Monthly


Grant - Ron Chernow
‘While there have been numerous biographies of Grant,… this is perhaps the best-researched and well-written volume of all.’ Military History Monthly


Grant - Ron Chernow
‘A masterful combination of research and style.’ Signature


Langrishe, Go Down - Aidan Higgins
‘Langrishe, Go Down deserves to be more widely known, not only for its extraordinary mournful beauty, but also for its apocalyptic vision of a culture’s squandering and rottenness, for its throughgoing dismantling of the Irish house of fiction, and as one of the great works of European anti-authority.’ TLS


District VIII - Adam LeBor
‘An excellent thriller, entwined with plenty of topical issues… Kovacs gives the reader insights into an alien culture that is by and large reviled, and adds an exotic note to a gripping tale.’ Crime Review


In the Dark - Andreas Pfluger
‘A polished, intelligent read with fascinating characters and a good plot.’ Crime Review


The Jumping Game - Henrietta Knight
‘This timely book should enlighten and entertain not only the racing cognoscenti, but anyone who has ever had anything to do with a horse.’ Country Life


A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars - Yaba Badoe
‘An ambitious, impressive and skilful blend of modernity, mystery and myth.’ Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week


Last of the Summer Moët - Wendy Holden
‘I adored Wendy Holden’s hilarious, clever and compulsively readable last book. I am thrilled to report that this second in the series is just as brilliant… Total bliss.’ Daily Mail


Anna - Amanda Prowse
‘Keep a box of tissues nearby… I loved it.’ Daily Mail


The Tangled Lands - Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
‘The Tangled Lands is a fascinating exercise in world-building; each story within the wider structure offering an explanation of a different part of Khaim.’ SciFiNow


Well Seasoned - Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley
‘A fab new book which demonstrates how to make the most of the seasonal native larder.’ Food Magazine


The Life and Death of Sherlock Holmes - Mattias Böstrom
‘Boström’s richly detailed, yet lively work is essential reading for all true Holmesians.’ Guardian


Hadrian’s Wall - Adrian Goldsworthy
‘A lucid, general introduction to the wall and its times… Goldsworthy is especially good at recreating the lives lived on it.’ Country Life


The Medici - Mary Hollingsworth
‘A beautifully illustrated and scholarly survey of five centuries of the Medici family.’ Literary Review


The Magic Lamp - Ben Okri
‘Okri’s writing has a light-as-air elegance, yet its seriousness keeps the stories gravity-bound.’ New Statesman


The Snow Angel - Lauren St John
‘In The Snow Angel Lauren St John has created amazing landscapes, peopled by extraordinary characters… Beautifully illustrated by Catherine Hyde, this is a heart-warming story of memory and loss, finding and renewal.’ The School Librarian


Caesar’s Footprints - Bijan Omrani
‘Caesar’s Footprints is a learned and romantic reflection on France’s Roman past, one suffused with affection for its present.’ TLS


Glasgow - Michael Fry
‘A really interesting book and well worth reading.’ Westender


Rex v Edith Thompson - Laura Thompson
‘In this compelling book you enter [Edith’s] world, root for her, and come out filled with rage and dismay at a society that showed her no mercy.’ Evening Standard


Estoril - Dejan Tiago-Stankoviç
‘The stories, most of them true, from Popov’s rigorous debriefings by his German intelligence handler to Alekhine’s terrible death, are extraordinary… [Estoril is] a diverting romp.’ The Sunday Times


The Tangled Lands - Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
‘The two writers do a wonderful job of maintaining the same style, creating a coherent, rounded world peopled with imperfect, believable characters… [it] is well worth the investment.’ SFX


The Tangled Lands - Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell
‘The Tangled Land has no right to be as good as it is. Conceptual, morally ambiguous, and incredibly timely, [it] explores well-wrought narratives of feminism and environmental justice in a beautifully-crafted fantasy world that drips with rich lore and details at every turn.’ The Oberlin Review


Aelfred’s Britain - Max Adams
‘This is much more than a book about the Vikings versus King Alfred... [Adams'] great achievement is to cover events throughout the whole of Britain with some excursions into Ireland and Europe as well.’ TLS


Aelfred’s Britain - Max Adams
‘This is a beautifully crafted and impeccably compiled book, and one that is certainly a must-read for anyone with even a passing interest in the events and figures that moulded Britain during the reign of the Vikings.’ All About History


Cultural Dementia - David Andress
‘A bracing intellectual workout… It [is] a stimulating look at the way in which history shapes events in 2018.’ History Revealed


The Dandy at Dusk- Philip Mann
‘A fascinating study… a range of tangents make The Dandy at Dusk compelling.’ TLS


In White Ink - Elske Rahill
‘These bleak dramas are stimulating and unsettling. Their force is felt all the more powerfully through the measured precision of Rahill’s prose which is usually grounded in the exact immediacy of everyday detail. The best stories here are textured and unnerving.’ The Phoenix


After Ireland - Declan Kiberd
‘We are indebted to Kiberd for a fascinating exploration of Irish writing read against a palette of socio-political ideas and sometimes surprising insights that connect the work of a disparate selection of authors.’ Books Ireland


Ernesto - Umberto Saba
‘Mark Thompson’s elegant new translation presents a clean, rustic prose.’ TLS


Ernesto - Umberto Saba
‘[Saba’s] use of direct, unadorned language lends the work a sharp sense of immediacy, while his keen understanding of protean sexuality makes this a significant - even pioneering - work of gay literature.’ BookWitty


The Polyglots - William Gerhardie
‘[Gerhardie is] a master of ironic comedy.’ The Tablet


The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead
‘The Man who Loved Children offers a singular and uncompromising vision of a family in freewill and is a world of serious moral intent.’ BookWitty


The Hungry Grass - Richard Power
‘A heart-breaking aria for the unloved life… The Hungry Grass offers a remarkable elegy for squandered opportunity and has lost none of its potency in the forty years since publication.’ BookWitty


The Lost Europeans - Emanuel Litvinoff
‘A heady evocation of a city in moral stasis… Litvinoff is excellent on describing the dichotomy between Berlin’s sullen monochrome East and devil-may-care West, but it is with his intriguing melee of heroes, vagabonds and miscreants that he brings post-War Berlin dizzyingly to life.’ BookWitty


The Secret Surfer - Iain Gately
‘The Secret Surfer is hugely enjoyable - fluent and jokey but also touching.’ The Spectator


The Medici - Mary Hollingsworth
‘Lavishly illustrated in colour, clearly written and meticulously edited, this is likely to become the standard work of reference for anyone who seeks information about the members of the family that dominated Florence.’ TLS


Cow - Beat Sterchi
‘It is both captivating and mesmerising… Its pathos and meaning demand to be read and paid attention to in a world where food has never been more political.’ Irish Independent


Matchstick Man - Julia Kelly
‘[A] candid, affecting and beautifully written account of living with Alzheimer’s.’ The Bookseller


In White Ink - Elske Rahill
‘The title story stands out in the absolute precision of its rendition of a new mother’s loss of agency to her overbearing and controlling male partner.’ TLS


Grant - Ron Chernow
‘[This book] is superbly-written about a man labelled incompetent, a philistine, a boor and a drunkard, but who changed history.’ Irish Independent


Behind Her Back - Jane Lythell
‘A fascinating fictional look at what goes on behind the scenes of the entertainment world.’ My Weekly