Two E&T titles up for British Book Design and Production Awards

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 - 11:01

We are thrilled to announce that Alex Schlacher’s Arc of the Gurkha and Paul Anthony Jones’ Word Drops have been shortlisted in The 2015 British Book Design and Production Awards.

Arc of the Gurkha, a stunning and powerful book of photographs that reveal the human face of the legendary Brigade of Gurkhas, has been nominated in the Photographic Books category. There have been other books on the Gurkhas, but none has portrayed the individual soldiers and focused about their backgrounds, lives and thoughts. This unique and insightful publication is the first to explore what it really means for a Gurkha to be a Gurkha.

In the Scholarly, Academic and Reference Books category, Paul Anthony Jones’ Word Drops has been shortlisted. This beautiful and irresistible collection of trivia for wordsmiths and lovers of language is here to inspire your curiosity and delight in discovery. Word Drops is a language fact book unlike any other, its linguistic tidbits all falling together into one interconnected chain, with each fact neatly 'dropping' into place beside the next.

We will be rooting for them both on Thursday 26 November 2015, when the winners will be announced.

Tim Marshall gets a rave reception at the LSE!

Posted on 14 Jul 2015 - 14:07

It was a full house at the LSE’s Hong Kong Theatre last night for Tim Marshall’s talk on The Impact of Geography on International Politics, hosted by Charlie Beckett, with a popular signing session afterwards. As usual, the LSE audience was brilliantly engaged and responded with a number of thought-provoking questions. Look out for the recording on the LSE Podcast, or catch Charlie’s pre-talk interview with Tim here.

Tim's new book Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About the World is an essential contribution to the debate on global issues such as the tensions in the South China Sea and the Russia’s annexation of Crimea. A leading authority on foreign affairs, Tim maps out the geopolitical challenges of today; looking at the past, present, and future, this book offers an essential insight into one of the major factors that determine world history.

Following recent appearances on BBC1 Sunday Politics BBC2, Daily Politics and BBC2 Scotland, look out for Tim in the media in the coming weeks!

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E&T's Pirate Hunters a New York Times Best Seller!

Posted on 9 Jul 2015 - 10:20

This week saw the publication of compelling new title Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson. This week, the book has already made The New York Times Best Seller List!

Written by bestselling author Robert Kurson, Pirate Hunters: Treasure Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship is the true story of the search for the Golden Fleece, a pirate ship sunk in 1686. As technology fails to provide the answers, present-day adventurers John Chatterton and John Mattera realise that to find the shop the must think the Golden Fleece’s devious pirate captain, Joseph Bannister. This is a tremendously gripping and hair-raising story of derring-do on the high seas that reads like fast paced fiction, but is a true story.

We’ve seen a great amount of support online, including 5 star reviews from What’s Good to Do and The Book Magnet. Jackie Law of Never Imitate says; “A boys own tale of adventure ... The tension throughout is palpable, the history enthralling. This is proof that, given a skilled narrator, some of the best tales can be true.”

The diving community is also backing the book, lead by an excellent review in Diver Magazine.

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