John Suchet Presents: The Last Waltz in Concert with Sinfonia Verdi

Posted on 23 Aug 2016 - 11:14

The Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century; two generations of this remarkable family transformed and popularised the waltz, delighting all of Viennese society with their prolific compositions. Yet behind the melody lay a darker discord of family drama, tension and disaster, all set against the turbulent backdrop of nineteenth century Austria.

In this one-off special concert at St Albans Cathedral, featuring Classic FM’s John Suchet and acclaimed international orchestra, Sinfonia Verdi, delight in the magnificent music of the Strausses and discover the truth behind Vienna’s extraordinary musical dynasty.

Book your ticket here!

Tim Marshall’s Prisoners of Geography is a No. 1 Bestseller

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 - 16:28

 It’s wonderful to see Tim Marshall’s superb Prisoners of Geography at No. 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller chart! It’s a brilliant book – congratulations Tim!

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography: Waterstones Nonfiction Book of the Month and a Sunday Times Bestseller!

Posted on 11 Aug 2016 - 12:28

Congratulations to Tim Marshall, whose wonderful Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics is a Waterstones Nonfiction Book of the Month; it is gracing the windows of Waterstones shops throughout the land in August as well as the fantastic Waterstones website! At the same time, it has climbed into the top ten in the Sunday Times Nonfiction Bestseller list!

Using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, this international bestseller looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history. Prisoners of Geography is a gripping distillation of a complex subject by an established authority on global affairs.

Get your copy in your local Waterstones today!

Two outstanding new nature books

Posted on 19 May 2016 - 16:39

Today sees the publication of two fantastic new titles: Summer: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons edited by Melissa Harrison, and Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain by Lucy Jones

The second book in the stunning Seasons series of anthologies published in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts, Summer features new contributions by Simon Barnes, Michael McCarthy and Esther Woolfson, classic extracts from the work of Charles Dickens, Mary Webb and Philip Larkin, and diverse new nature writing from across the UK. From bestseller lists to blogs, environmental writing is flourishing, and Melissa Harrison’s bold curation serves to capture this genre at its most exciting.

In Foxes Unearthed, Lucy Jones brings us the rich and fascinating tale of one of Britain’s most loved – and most vilified – wild animals: the fox. Delving into fact, fiction, folklore and her own family history, Lucy travels the length of Britain to interview scientists, huntsmen, farmers and activists, including well-known names such as Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais and Roger Scruton. This beautifully designed, compelling narrative adds a depth to the often contentious debate on foxes, asking what the British attitudes towards the red fox say about us – and, ultimately, our wider relationship with the natural world.

Look out for both of these gems in the national media in the coming weeks!

Spring: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons out today!

Posted on 18 Feb 2016 - 14:09

We at Elliott & Thompson are proud to announce that today sees the publication of Spring: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons edited by award winning nature writer Melissa Harrison.

In prose and poetry both old and new, Spring mirrors the unfolding of the season, inviting us to see what’s around us with new eyes. Featuring original writing by Rob Cowen, Miriam Darlington and Stephen Moss, classic extracts from the work of George Orwell, Clare Leighton and H.E. Bates, and fresh new voices from across the UK, this is an original and inspiring collection of nature writing that brings the British springtime to life in all its vivid glory. There will be a new book each season so this is the ideal gift as well as collectible set.

The book has been published in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts, and will help to raise funds for Wildlife Trusts around the UK. Consequently, we have had a lot of support on Twitter as well as from the blogging community already, and it is likely that you will see Spring popping up in the national media in the coming weeks.

Available from all good bookshops – get your copy now!