Over 2,000 years of history seen through the eyes of 50 extraordinary women.
Was Jane Austen a fan of her own work?
What did Harriet Tubman want to tell Abraham Lincoln?
And how did Greta Thunberg respond to her critics?
This carefully curated selection of correspondence on politics, literature, art, entertainment, activism and science provides insight into the personal and professional lives of some of history's most influential names. Each entry includes images and transcripts of the letters themselves along with a biography by celebrated historian Lucinda Hawksley exploring the lives and writings of each woman.
Letters of Great Women brings together 50 key female voices on the most significant moments in history, and the everyday joys, sorrows and struggles of women's lives.
You can order yourself this fascinating book here.
E. L. Crocker joins Harry Illingworth's list, while Jennifer Kennedy joins Hannah Sheppard's.
Lightfall, E. L.'s debut novel, and part of an epic fantasy series, takes place in the last vampire city, where the blood you drink determines your class.
Meanwhile, drawn to the supernatural and mysterious it was inevitable that Jennifer would write gothic fiction and dreams of living in a haunted mansion on the moors.
Watch this space for more on these very exciting new writers.
With over a million copies of the first in Jónasson's Dark Iceland series sold, if you have yet to introduce yourself to the inimitable Ari Thór Arason, then what are you waiting for??
Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.
Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik with a past that he's unable to leave behind.
When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.
An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose.
The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway, winner of the newly-created 'Highly Commended' category at the 2021 Theakston's Crime Awards, has had Frisian rights sold to Uitgeverij Elikser.
"... McGilloway brings a forensic and compassionate eye to bear on the post-Troubles settlement in this thoughtful, moving, morally complex book."
The Irish Times
"Poetic, humane and gripping... reminded me of Bernard MacLaverty's early work. Yes, it's that good."
Will Parks needs to man up.
A man stands. A man fights. A man bleeds.
These are the first lessons you learn in a town where girls are objects, words are weak and fists do the talking.
Will's more at home in the classroom than the gym, and the most important woman in his life is his gran. So how can a boy who's always backed away from a fight become the hero who saves the day?
Because a disaster is coming. One that Will can prevent. But only if he learns the most important lesson of all: sometimes to step up, you have to man down.
Published in March 2022, you can pre-order your copy here.