We have the perfect books for Fathers’ Day!

Posted on 16 Jun 2015 - 10:24

Stumped for gift ideas on Fathers’ Day? Think the dad in your life has it all? Well, look no further… Sam Jackson’s fresh and funny guide to modern fatherhood, Diary of a Desperate Dad, is essential reading for all fathers seeking a humorous and intelligent take on what it means to be a modern dad.

Or perhaps you suspect that your dad never really wanted to grow up? In true boys’ own style, our forthcoming Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship will him indulge his dreams and go off on an adventure with this exhilarating true life tale.

For football fans, why not try “Dirty Northern B*st*rds!” And Other Tales From the Terraces: The Story of Britain’s Football Chants. This clever and witty book examines both history and meaning of the chants and songs of the terraces. Guaranteed to have him absorbed – at least until the next game is on.

And for golf lovers, Iain Carter’s classic Showdown: The Inside Story of the Gleneagles Ryder Cup  is a must-read, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the dramatic 2014 Ryder Cup.

There’s no excuse not to buy him a present as special as he is. But don’t be like your typical dad and leave it to the last minute…

Watch fantastic new trailer for PIRATE HUNTERS

Posted on 15 Jun 2015 - 18:51

The brilliant PIRATE HUNTERS: Treasure, Obsession And The Search For A Legendary Pirate Ship is coming soon from E&T.... find out all about the pirate hunters themselves and their incredible adventure in this excellent new trailer!

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson

Competition! Tell us what’s missing from WORD DROPS to win a signed copy

Posted on 3 Jun 2015 - 12:52

The fantastic Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones is a treasure trove of unusual and addictive linguistic tidbits, with a surprise on every page.

BUT – can you tell us what hasn’t been included? In a devilish test of your obscure word knowledge, we challenge you to guess a word that’s been left out of this weird and wonderful collection. Just like the book, the word will have to be unexpected, intriguing and curious. Go on – try to raise some eyebrows (the literal meaning, incidentally, of supercilious).

To enter, email info at eandtbooks dot com by Friday 12th June.

The winner will be announced on Monday 15th June.

Good luck!

The prize will be shipped on receipt of winner’s address and arrive within 10 working days of shipping.

Please note this competition is open to UK residents only.

Ingrid von Oelhafen’s incredible memoir Hitler’s Forgotten Children on BBC Breakfast

Posted on 19 May 2015 - 13:14

Elliott & Thompson is delighted to announce publication of Hitler’s Forgotten Children: My Life Inside the Lebensborn by Ingrid von Oelhafen and Tim Tate.


Hitler's Forgotten Children is a powerful first-person account from a child of the Lebensborn: the Nazis’ programme to create an Aryan master race. In 1942, a baby girl from Sauerbrunn in Yugoslavia, was declared an ‘Aryan’ and removed from her mother. Her true identity was erased and it would take years to uncover her past. Written with insight and compassion, this is a compelling meditation on the personal legacy of Hitler’s vision, of Germany’s brutal past and of a divided Europe that for many years struggled to come to terms with its own history.


This morning (the 19th May), Ingrid appeared on BBC Breakfast, and she will be on BBC Radio 4 Midweek tomorrow (the 20th May) to talk about the book and her remarkable story.


Look out for Hitler’s Forgotten Children in the national media in the coming weeks!

Brilliant new book Word Drops out now!

Posted on 20 Apr 2015 - 17:09

Last week saw the publication of the fantastic Word Drops by Paul Anthony Jones and it’s already attracting widespread praise. Buzzfeed has featured a great selection of 46 Delightful And Surprising Word Origins, and the book also been trending at no. 2 on The Independent’s list this week:  15 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Insults.

We’ve seen a huge amount of support online, including some fantastic reviews:

'the most absorbing and fascinating dip-in tome you will find all year'! -- blogger MadamJ-Mo

'It's hard to imagine anyone not being charmed by this' -- blogger Stan Carey

Jonathon Green, lexicographer & author of Green’s Dictionary of Slang, says: 'Very jolly and all fascinating stuff. I'm sure it will solve a lot of people's Christmas present problems. Or it certainly should do.'

And on Twitter:

Ian McMillan @ImcMillan: Enjoying this fascinating new book Word Drops by Paul Anthony Jones; joy for the language-addicted!

Stig Abell @StigAbell (managing editor at The Sun): I got sent this book by @HaggardHawks; it is brilliant for anyone interested in the effervescent oddness of English.

Keep an eye out for Word Drops in the coming weeks, and check out Paul’s Twitter feed, @HaggardHawks, for further news!