Au Reservoir Launch

Posted on 2 Apr 2014 - 16:59

Monday saw the launch of Guy Fraser-Sampson's final part in his trilogy of Mapp and Lucia novels, Au Reservoir. The first two installments, Lucia on Holiday and Major Benjy, have received much praise and favourable comparisons to the original novels by E.F. Benson.

The launch of Au Reservoir comes hot on the heels of the announcement by the BBC that they are set to film new adaptations of the Mapp and Lucia novels, scripted by Steve Pemberton. A full announcement by the BBC can be read on their website. Casting will be announced in due course. Liz Thomson of Book Brunch was also in attendance and her article on the launch is on their website (subscription required).


Discover more with the 50 rocking classical music moments

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 - 13:45

Classic FM have produced a wonderful image gallery to go with the new book by Sam Jackson and Darren Henley, 50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World, beautifully illustrating their choices with a series of stunning pictures. Browse the key moments, before looking at them in depth by buying 50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World at your local bookshop. If you disagree with any of their choices, you can suggest your own key classical music-shaping moments through an interactive form on the website.

50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World is out now.

Arc of the Gurkha website live

Posted on 25 Feb 2014 - 10:49

Alex Schlacher is an Austrian photographer who has been given unique access to photograph the Gurkhas; fascinated by their spirit, courage and dignity, she has taken intimate portraits of hundreds of the individuals who make up the Brigade. Arc of the Gurkha collects many of these portraits to reveal the human face of the Brigade and explores what it means for a Gurkha to be a Gurkha, from training through to retirement.

The new website,, showcases some of the early sample spreads, offering a glimpse of the stunning portraiture that will make up the book, as well as accepting pre-orders for a special price of £20. Arc of the Gurkha will be released on 4 December 2014.


Diary of a Desperate Dad is top London blog

Posted on 19 Feb 2014 - 11:50

The Evening Standard has named Sam Jackson one of London's 20 best bloggers, joining bloggers that post about everything from the sartorial highlights of London Fashion Week to the capital's cycling with his blog Diary of a Desperate Dad. An account of living with three under-fives, Diary of a Desperate Dad is described by the Evening Standard as "a must for veteran parents or those new to the game".

Sam's eagerly awaited book of the same name is published on the 29th of May. It brings the highs and lows of fatherhood to life with hilarious stories and insightful reflections on his own very extensive – and very hectic – experience. Arranged thematically, covering topics such as eating and food, manners and socialising, sibling rivalry, tantrums, and much more, the book is full of useful tips on family life with children up to school age, and will appeal to all fathers looking for a humorous and intelligent take on what it means to be a modern dad.

Two titles shortlisted for Political Book Awards

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 - 16:42

PBA 2014The shortlists for the Paddy Power Political Book Awards have been announced and we're delighted that two books published by Elliott & Thompson have been selected. Don McKinnon's memoirs of his time as Secretary General of the Commonwealth, In the Ring, has been shortlisted in the International Affairs Book of the Year category, while Robert Hutton's dictionary of 'journalese', Romps, Tots and Boffins, has been shortlisted in the Political Humour and Satire Book of the Year category.

The awards ceremony will be held on 19th March at the BFI IMAX.