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

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!