We turned ten years old last week (yesterday - 27th, to be exact).
To celebrate, the lovely folks over at The Bookseller put out a piece dedicated to the Agency and its successes over the years, and we couldn't be prouder.
If you'd like to read the entire article, click here (no subscription needed) and - just to put it out there - in existence, lie some excellent postal delivery cake services...
Phillipa Ashley's new Cornish-set escape, An Endless Cornish Summer, was released in both eBook and paperback.
In addition, two of Adrian Magson's Rocco books, Death on the Pont Noir and Death at the Clos du Lac, were republished by Canelo and are now available in paperback format.
This brings Black Summer's foreign territories sale to eleven in total - congratulations, Mike!
The longlist for the 2021 Wainwright Prize was announced this week, and we were absolutely thrilled to see Stephen Moss' Skylarks With Rosie among them.
The Prize celebrates the very best in nature writing and was created to celebrate said writing, and encourage exploration of the Great Outdoors.
To read more about the Awards, click here.
Joining David Headley's list, Lisa Hilton is a bestselling author, historian, presenter and historical consultant.
Her most recent book, Sex and the City of Ladies (Harper Collins, 2020) was commissioned by the Times Literary Supplement and casts a revisionist eye over the reputations of influential women throughout history whose deeds and dispositions have been distorted by centuries of misogyny.
Lisa has often taken inspiration from the lives of women who shaped the world, and has written six historical biographies in this theme, from Athenais: The Real Queen of France (Little, Brown, 2002 – shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize), to The Horror of Love (Orion, 2011) – an account of Nancy Mitford’s scandalous affair with Gaston Palewski – and the authoritative Elizabeth, Renaissance Prince (Orion, 2014).
Alongside these works, Lisa has published three historical novels, including The House with Blue Shutters (Atlantic, 2010 – shortlisted for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize) and a History of Art book, The Death of Cleopatra (Skira, 2017), which sheds light on the beauty and ambiguity of Guido Cagnacci’s portrayal of the legendary queen of Egypt.
Find out more about Lisa here.
The Kitschies revealed their shortlist for their 2021 Prize and - wouldn't you know it - Micaiah Johnson's incredible multiverse debut, The Space Between Worlds, was sitting pretty for The Golden Tentacle (Debut) Award & we couldn't be more pleased.
The Kitschies reward the year's most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.
The winners will be announced on the 21st July, and receive a total of £2,000 in prize money, as well as one of the prize’s iconic Tentacle trophies. You can read more about the Prize here.
We trust each other.
WE ARE ALL LIARS.
Allie, Stacie, Diana, Emily and Gail have been by each other's sides for as long as they can remember. The Fierce Five. Best friends forever. But growing up has meant growing apart. And little white lies have grown into devastating secrets.
When Gail invites the increasingly estranged friends to reunite at her Scottish cabin, it could be the opportunity to mend old wounds and heal the cracks in their friendship. But when a freak snowstorm rocks the cabin and one of the girls is found dead on the ice, their weekend away becomes a race against time - and each other - to get off the mountain alive.
And in the end, whose story can you trust, when everything was founded on lies to begin with?
The book will be released in eBook in September 2021, with the paperback following in December. Pre-order here.