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Tim Marshall’s Divided a Sunday Times bestseller!

Posted on 18 Sep 2018 - 13:49

Tim Marshall’s brilliantly topical and incisive new book Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls has hit the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller list alongside his runaway success Prisoners of Geography!

Walls are going up - nationalism is on the rise once more. Over 6,000 miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years and they are redefining our political landscape. At a time where many countries are drawing their lines deep in the sand understanding what divides us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. In Divided, this month’s Waterstones Nonfiction Book of the Month, Tim delves into our past and our present to reveal the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.

It’s a fantastic achievement – well done, Tim!

Travellers in the Third Reich: now a Sunday Times Bestseller!

Posted on 14 Jun 2018 - 10:45

Congratulations to Julia Boyd, whose brilliant Travellers in the Third Reich is a Waterstones paperback of the month, and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller!

Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalists, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler – one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere.

It’s a spectacular achievement and we couldn’t be more delighted – well done, Julia!

Killer Intent in the Zoe Ball Book Club!

Posted on 17 May 2018 - 14:12

Congratulations to the brilliantly talented Tony Kent on Killer Intent being selected for the Zoe Ball Book Club on ITV!

The book club say: "The eighth #zbos book is a debut thriller featuring a hero we swear could beat Jack Reacher in a fight. "This is a ‘knockout’ debut novel from boxer turned barrister @tonykent_writes, everything a great thriller conspiracy novel should be. It will draw new fans to the genre."

The show will see Ball joined by celebrity guests for 10 consecutive weeks to discuss the books, and will be on every Saturday & Sunday at 8:30am on ITV from the 17th of June. Killer Intent will have its big moment on Sunday the 5th of August.

We are so proud of Tony and can't wait to see Killer Intent on the show - don't forget to tune in too!

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Exciting news from Elliott & Thompson

Posted on 14 May 2018 - 10:33

Elliott & Thompson is delighted to announce that Simon Spanton has joined the company as editor-at-large, commissioning and developing narrative non-fiction for the E&T list. He will be working from both Edinburgh and London.

After twenty-five years working in London as a commissioning editor for Macmillan and the Orion Publishing Group, latterly as associate publisher for the Gollancz imprint, Simon moved to Edinburgh at the beginning of 2017, working from the city on a list of both fiction and non-fiction titles for London-based crowdfunding publisher Unbound.

“I’ve long loved reading narrative non-fiction in all areas, particularly enjoying the exciting resurgence of writing about landscape, the natural world and how we live in it. This new chance to publish further in these areas is so exciting: I can't wait to be a part of the close-knit, passionate and hugely effective team at Elliott & Thompson.”

Elliott & Thompson publisher Jennie Condell said: “Simon is one of the very best and most respected editors around. We have been so impressed by his recent ventures into narrative non-fiction and nature writing that we simply jumped at the chance to work with him. This is an exciting time for Elliott & Thompson, a rapidly growing indie publisher, as we look to expand our programme. Simon will bring his fine editorial taste and commercial acumen to enhance our thriving list in ways that we’re thrilled about. We can’t wait to welcome him to the team.”

 

 

Prisoners of Geography: Top Geography Resource on Tutorful!

Posted on 4 Apr 2018 - 16:50

Elliott & Thompson is delighted to announce that Tutorful are featuring our very own Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall as a top learning resource in the category Best Geography Books and Magazines for All Ages.

In the article “Learning Geography: Useful Websites and Resources That Will Rock You World”, Prisoners of Geography is described as; “A genius book helping you better understand relations between geography, history and politics and offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history - through maps!“

Available from all good bookshops. If you don’t have it already – get your copy now!

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