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biography MATILDA: Empress, Queen, Warrior is 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
's sixth novel, THE RELENTLESS TIDE, was selected as one of The Scotsman
's Best Scottish Books of the Year, in its recent Christmas round up.
"THE RELENTLESS TIDE strives to deliver something more complex than the standard police procedural and succeeds...excellently paced. Daley is a character complete with depths and currents...perfectly painted" Scotsman
KHLA are delighted to welcome Jo Allen
to the list. Her debut crime novel, the first in a series set in the English Lake District, will be published in eBook by Aria in Spring 2019.
's new novel, A SISTER'S STRUGGLE, was published in eBook on December 1st by Head of Zeus. The hardback will be published on 7th February and the paperback on 2nd May.
"What an emotional rollercoaster I have just been on with this beautifully written book" Staceyisreading
’s new domestic psychological thriller I LOOKED AWAY will be published by Penguin on 27th June 2019.
's third novel, THE KEY, was published in paperback by Headline on 6th
September. It reached #5 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and remains in the top 100. “A heartbreakingly powerful novel” Sun
Congratulations to Julie Houston
, whose romantic comedy A VILLAGE AFFAIR was published by Aria in eBook on 6th November. It has been a top 50 Kindle bestseller in the UK, got to #29 in Australia and #10 in Canada. Her new novel, COMING HOME TO HOLLY CLOSE FARM, is published by Aria in eBook on 5th February.
second Natalya Ivanova crime novel set in contemporary St Petersburgh will be published in hardback by Mirror Books on 16 May 2019.
Congratulations to Ewa Jozefkowicz
, whose debut middle-grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE COLOUR THIEF has been short-listed for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and 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.
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.”
Zephyr/Head of Zeus publish 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
's fourth Detectives King and Lane novel, A PROMISE TO THE DEAD, was published in eBook by Bookouture on 21st January.
"A thrilling and endlessly compelling story" Lou, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
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