We're welcoming Valerie Jack to the Agency this week, who joins Tom Drake-Lee's list.
Valerie, who lives in the Chilterns with her family, studied at Oxford, York and Brunel before going on to teach English and Classical Civilisation for 12 years, alongside writing poetry and plays.
Henrietta discussed with host Patrick Geoghan her book, Magnificent Women and Their Revolutionary Machines.
You can catch up here.
Released a little over a week ago, Chris McGeorge's new brian-scrambling book, Half-Past Tomorrow received a fantastic quote from author, Judith O'Reilly:
"Original, compelling and mind-bending fun, Chris McGeorge is writing some of the most interesting fiction out there. What time did you say it was? Half-Past Tomorrow time. And I loved it."
From some of the most significant moments in history to everyday joys and sorrows, Letters of Great Women combines biography, archival images and transcribed letters by everyone from Katherine of Aragon, Cleopatra and Florence Nightingale to Nina Simone, Greta Thunberg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Having previously written books on the Queen, Lizzie Siddal and her great-great-great-grandfather Charles Dickens, the March Women March author joins Daniel Hahn to discuss her carefully curated collection of compelling correspondence.
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The Devil and the Dark Water, by Stuart, is up for the HWA Gold Crown Award, and Clare Whitfield's People of Abandoned Character is up fo the HWA Debut Crown Award.
The 2021 Crown Awards (Debut, Gold and Non-Fiction) are for full length books published for the first time in English in the UK between the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The shortlist will be announced on the 5th October, with the winner's ceremony on the 24th November 2021.
Harry Compton is as far from a planthunter as one could imagine – a salesman plucked from the obscurity of the nursery growing fields to become 'the face that sold a thousand plants'.
But one small act of kindness sees him inherit a precious gift – a specimen of a fabled tree last heard of in The Travels of Marco Polo, and a map.
Seizing his chance for fame and fortune, Harry sets out to make his mark. But where there is wealth there is corruption, and soon Harry is fleeing England, rounding the Cape of Good Hope and sailing up the Yangtze alongside a young widow – both in pursuit of the plant that could change their futures.
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We couldn't be more delighted for Jo and this well-deserved landmark.
Jo's new book, Chasing the Italian Dream, is out now!