Seeking submissions on Summertime...

Posted on 11 Feb 2016 - 10:44

Fancy getting your writing published in a new book celebrating nature in summertime?

Summer will be published in May 2016 by Elliott & Thompson in conjunction with The Wildlife Trusts. The book will capture the changing season through different pieces of nature writing, describing, for example, the lifecycles of flora and fauna, startling moments of transition, seasonal change in cities and gardens, wildlife experiences that epitomise a point in the year or the shifting patterns of country life. Summer will include a collection of writing, old and new – including specially commissioned pieces, extracts from classic works, and lesser-known historical material – threaded together to mirror the unfolding of the season.

The first book in the series, Spring, is out in February, and Autumn and Winter will follow later this year, the seasons progressing from the beginning of each book to the end, where the next book starts.

The Wildlife Trusts and Elliott & Thompson would like to invite submissions for pieces of 800-1200 words describing one element of summertime in the UK – whether on a Wildlife Trust nature reserve, or a personal experience from elsewhere. Submissions for Autumn and Winter are also welcome.

Deadline for delivery of finished pieces for Summer: 14 February 2016
Please email expressions of interest to: Jennie Condell jennie at eandtbooks dot com

E&T author Lucy Jones awarded Roger Deakin Award!

Posted on 22 Dec 2015 - 11:03

We are proud to announce that author Lucy Jones has been awarded the Roger Deakin Award for upcoming Elliott & Thompson title Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain!

Awarded by The Society of Authors, the Roger Deakin Award assists writers with research costs – and Lucy is in fine company here! Previous winners include Helen Scales (Spirals in Time), Caspar Henderson (The Book of Barely Imagined Beings), and Rob Cowen (Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild).

In Foxes Unearthed, Lucy Jones investigates the truth about foxes in a media landscape that often carries complex agendas, holding perceived wisdom and myths up to the microscope of modern science. 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.

Foxes Unearthed is out on the 14th of April 2016 – preorder your copy here!

Iain Carter’s The Majors 2015 Big Christmas Giveaway!

Posted on 3 Dec 2015 - 12:57

Here at Elliott & Thompson we are getting into the festive spirit. We’re giving away three SIGNED copies of Iain Carter’s brilliant new book The Majors 2015: The Thrilling Battle for Golf’s Greatest Trophies. Using first-hand insights alongside interviews with the players, it’s a fascinating account of the year in which a new generation of young stars surged to the fore. A must-read for all golfers!

For your chance to win, just email us at info at eandtbooks dot com. The winners will be picked at random on 18th December and if you’re in the UK we’ll make sure the book arrives in time for Christmas.

Good luck!

Getting merry with Rebellious Spirits author Ruth Ball at the Century Club!

Posted on 20 Nov 2015 - 13:01

Last night Ruth Ball, drinks alchemist and author of Rebellious Spirits: The Illicit History of Booze in Britain, hosted a fantastic evening of contraband stories and delicious punch at the gorgeous Century Club in Soho. The audience was taken on a journey through the evocative history of the secret, exciting and often dangerous world of illicit spirits while sipping on deliciously deadly historical cocktails. We'll certainly be making a few knockout punches this Christmas!

Find out more in Ruth's brilliant book Rebellious Spirits, out now - and look out for many more events coming up in 2015/6. We can't wait for the next one...

Ruth mixing delicious cocktails


Audiences enthralled


John Suchet on Strauss at Waterstones Piccadilly tonight!

Posted on 18 Nov 2015 - 12:05

Classic FM’s John Suchet has been delighting audiences around the UK with tales of the Strauss dynasty and Vienna – and tonight he will be at Waterstones Piccadilly signing copies of his Sunday Times bestselling book, The Last Waltz. Join him as he tells the intriguing story of the Strauss family and the tensions, jealousy and rivalries which almost destroyed them, all set against the turbulence of 19th century Vienna.