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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!

New from Tim Marshall - Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 - 10:36

Elliott & Thompson has acquired World Rights for Divided: Why We’re Living in an Age of Walls by Tim Marshall, the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography.

Four international deals have already been confirmed, three with Marshall’s option publishers: North American rights to Colin Harrison at Scribner via George Lucas at InkWell Management; German rights to Andrea Wörle at dtv, Italian rights to Paolo Zaninoni at Garzanti and Chinese rights (traditional characters) to Walkers Cultural Co., all via Louisa Pritchard Associates.

Divided continues Marshall’s popular series of books on global politics, following Prisoners of Geography and Worth Dying For. In this new book, he explains one consequence of the rise in nationalism and identity politics is that walls are going up. Over 6,000 miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.

Publisher Jennie Condell said: ‘Divided is topical, it’s unflinching, it’s revelatory, but most of all it’s a brilliant read. This is a book that will start conversations. Tim Marshall’s clarity and insight have made him a favourite of readers around the world. We couldn’t be more proud to be publishing this essential work by one of the most exciting authors working in Britain today.’

Covering China; the USA; the UK; Europe; the Middle East; Israel; Africa; and the Indian subcontinent, Divided is a gripping investigation of the faultlines that will shape our world for years to come. We feel more divided than ever; this riveting popular analysis tells you why.

Divided will be published as a hardback in March 2018, distributed by Simon & Schuster. Prisoners of Geography has sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK in paperback alone. It has spent 66 weeks in the Sunday Times top ten, was a New York Times bestseller in the US and a bestseller in Germany and Italy. Rights have been sold into 22 territories around the world. It has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide.

Discover forgotten words in The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities – out today!

Posted on 19 Oct 2017 - 12:11

Congratulations to the brilliant Paul Anthony Jones on the publication of his latest book The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words.

In this beautiful tome, Paul Anthony Jones unearths a surprising or obscure word for every day of the year. Illuminating some aspect of that day, or simply informing and entertaining, each word reveals a story:

1 January: quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year’s Day

2 January: fedifragous (adj.) promise-breaking, oath-violating

In The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. Written with humour and a light touch that belies the depth of research it contains, this is both a fascinating compendium of etymology and a delightfully entertaining miscellany.

For wordsmiths and lovers of language alike, The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities is a must-read this winter. Available from all good bookshops – get your copy now!

Immerse yourself in the dazzling, whirlwind life story of Verdi with John Suchet this autumn

Posted on 11 Sep 2017 - 15:55

Congratulations to Classic FM’s very own John Suchet on the publication of his gorgeous new book Verdi: The Man Revealed.

Genius, patriot, pessimist, atheist: this fascinating book gets under the skin of Italy’s best-loved composer, Giuseppe Verdi. From Rigoletto to Otello, La Traviata to Aida, Verdi’s canon encompassed the full range of human emotion. His private life was no less compelling: he suffered great loss, and went out of his way to antagonise many erstwhile supporters, including his own family. An outspoken advocate of Italian independence and a sharp critic of the church, he was often at odds with 19th century society and paid the price. In the telling of this tale, Suchet reveals the contradictory and sometimes curmudgeonly character of this great artist, conflicted throughout much of his life but ultimately unable to walk away from the art form he will forever be known for.

For history buffs and classical music aficionados alike, Verdi: The Man Revealed will be a must-read this autumn. Available from all good bookshops – get your copy now!

 

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