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Catherine Hanley's biography MATILDA: Empress, Queen, Warrior was published in hardback by Yale University Press on 12 March 2019. “The biography of Matilda I’ve been waiting for: as clear-sighted, forthright and formidable as the empress herself.  Catherine Hanley combines lucid scholarship with page-turning narrative; military expertise with a fine-grained understanding of the challenges facing a twelfth-century woman who sought to rule. The result – authoritative, human, and  utterly compelling – is a triumph.” Helen Castor, author of SHE WOLVES  

Congratulations to Julie Houston, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR, published by Aria in eBook in November, has been a UK Kindle top 5 bestseller for several weeks, hitting the #4 slot, and has been in the Kindle top 100 for over five months.  Her latest novel, COMING HOME TO HOLLY CLOSE FARM, published by Aria in eBook in February, has also recently been a  UK Kindle top 100 bestseller, as has her second novel, THE ONE SAVING GRACE.

Mary Gibson's sixth Bermondsey saga, A SISTER'S STRUGGLE, was published by Head of Zeus in eBook in December 2019 and paperback in May this year.  Her new novel, THE BERMONDSEY BOOKSHOP, will be published in 2019.

"What an emotional rollercoaster of a journey I have just been on with this beautifully written book. I feel so honoured to have witnessed this raw and heartfelt story"  Staceyisreading

Sam Carrington's new psychological thriller, THE MISSING WIFE, was published in eBook and in paperback by Avon on June 27.

 Further congratulations to Jane Corry on the double whammy of a #3 Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller listing on 14 July for I LOOKED AWAY together with a #6 listing in the Kindle Top 100 on 10 July.  "A fearsomely good thriller." Nicci French 

Jo Allen's debut crime novel, DEATH BY DARK WATERS, the first in a series set in the English Lake District, was published in eBook by Aria in May.  The second will follow in December.

Denzil Meyrick's seventh DCI Daley novel, A BREATH ON DYING EMBERS, was published by Polygon on 11 July.  It has been longlisted for Bloody Scotland's 2019 McIllvanney Prize.

Zephyr/Head of Zeus published Ewa Jozefkowicz’s second middle-grade novel GIRL 38: Finding A Friend in hardback on 7 March 2019. “Jozefkowicz shows empathy for her young heroines, exploring key themes of friendship, family and finding yourself with compassion and optimism.” Fiona Noble in the Bookseller Editor’s Choice

Anne Applebaum has said of Richard Bassett's memoir, LAST DAYS IN OLD EUROPE: Trieste '79, Vienna '85, Prague '89 published in hardback by Allen Lane on 31 January 2019: “Richard Bassett’s spirited memoir of ten crucial years in recent European history is full of insights into the last days of two empires: the Habsburg, whose embers he savours beautifully, and the Communist, which he vividly shows us collapsing in front of him.  The book is charming and funny, but it has a serious purpose, lightly worn, and a flavour all of its own.”

Victoria Jenkins's standalone thriller, THE DIVORCE, was published in eBook by Bookouture on 4 July.   They have now sold over 150,000 of her titles. 

 

Congratulations to Ewa Jozefkowicz, whose debut middle-grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF was short-listed for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and has been long-listed for the Branford Boase Award.  Zephyr/Head of Zeus published the paperback edition of THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF on 7 February 2019.

Kathryn Hughes's fourth novel, HER LAST PROMISE, was published in eBook by Headline in May, with the paperback due on August 22.    A Kindle top 50 bestseller, it has won the Prima Book of the Year Prize: Prima magazine praised it as"storytelling at its finest with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue. An absolutely first-class read that does not disappoint".

 

Congratulations to G.D. Abson whose debut crime novel MOTHERLAND has been long listed for the CWA 2019 John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award.

 

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