Romps on Daily Politics

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 - 12:25

Robert Hutton was on the BBC's Daily Politics, talking about 'journalese' with Andrew Neil and Melanie Phillips (in a segment starting 51 minutes in). The BBC News made a short film which was aired on that programme and then was featured on the BBC News website, with journalists from various newspapers, radio and television networks commenting on their favourites.




Jewels in the Crown

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 - 12:20


Last night at the annual dinner of the Guild of Motoring Writers at the Royal Automobile Club, Ray Hutton, author of Jewels in the Crown, was awarded the Montagu Trophy, awarded annually for ‘the greatest contribution to recording, in the English language, the history of motoring in a published book or article, film, television or radio script’. The presentation to Ray was made by the Hon Ralph Montagu and Joanne Watkins of Mercedes-Benz UK, sponsors of the award.

Jewels in the Crown has also been shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year in the Commuter's Read category, a category that recognises books that will 'best serve commuters and retain their attention during a journey to work by inspiring them, informing them about and engaging them with a management and leadership topic.' The awards ceremony will be held on the 3rd of February 2013.


Yair Lapid interview

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 - 12:14

During his visit to the United States last week, Elliott & Thompson author Yair Lapid was interviewed by Charlie Rose of The Charlie Rose Show on PBS in a wide-ranging interview that covers his personal life, Israel and US politics. Lapid's book Memories After My Death is a unique political biography of his father Tommy Lapid, the former deputy prime minister of Israel.


The Show Must Go On Launch

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 - 12:09

Tuesday saw the launch of The Show Must Go On at LSO St Luke's. This fantastic event was a celebration of Gareth Davies' book, with a short film about the 1912 tour and archival material on display. Also popular were the cupcakes that had been made for the occasion, resplendent with the book itself or the logos of the LSO and Elliott & Thompson. Gareth and three of his colleagues played In The Shadows, which can be heard in the film. The book chronicles and compares the LSO tour of America in 1912 with the most recent world tour in 2012, highlighting how little has changed in 100 years when it comes to orchestral touring.