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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Boxer turned barrister to publish first novel

Posted on 24 Aug 2017 - 13:08

Elliott & Thompson is delighted to announce the first in a new thriller series by debut author Tony Kent

Tony Kent is one of the UK’s leading criminal barristers and has been involved in numerous high profile cases, many eliciting national media coverage, and is a regular figure at London’s Old Bailey. He grew up in a close-knit Irish family in London and studied Law in Scotland. Before being called to the Bar, Tony spent a year as a professional heavyweight boxer after many years winning national titles at an amateur level. His debut novel combines the many facets of this exceptional author – a unique insight into the criminal world, an intimate knowledge of the intensity and power of hand-to-hand combat, and the story-telling skills of a brilliant raconteur.

Chairman Lorne Forsyth said: “The moment I started reading KILLER INTENT I knew that Tony Kent is an extraordinary new talent. Tony is the real deal: a top-class criminal barrister with a wealth of life experience and all the flair of a natural storyteller. The result is an unputdownable thriller that had me gripped from the start. We can’t wait to put his brilliant writing into the hands of readers around the world.”

Publishing in January 2018, KILLER INTENT is one of the most exciting debuts of the year, and the first of a major new series!

Get to the heart of British life – Land of Plenty is out today!

Posted on 27 Jul 2017 - 13:15

Congratulations to Charlie Pye-Smith on the publication of his fascinating new book Land of Plenty: A Journey Through the Fields & Foods of Modern Britain!

Our farmers are facing the most uncertain future for a generation given the decision to withdraw from the European Union and its Common Agricultural Policy. In Land of Plenty, Charlie travels the length and breadth of Britain to provide a rich and timely portrait of this essential aspect of our national heritage: farming. Covering the dairy industry in Somerset and Gloucestershire; beef in the Scottish Borders; sheep in North Yorkshire; pigs and poultry in East Anglia and Hampshire; vegetables in the Fens and Norfolk; fruit in Essex and the West Country; and wild game in the Lake District and Pennines, this is a colourful and rewarding travelogue that gets to the very heart of modern British life.

Following appearances on BBC Local Radio and Adam Boulton’s All Out Politics on Sky News this week, do keep an eye out for Charlie in the media over the coming weeks and months!