News archive for March 2012

Michele Hanson's hilarious memoir of living in Ruislip in the 1950s is now a Sunday Times bestseller! It continues to garner rave reviews, including this from The Observer:

‘More than a tale of any teenager growing up. Hanson’s family is Jewish and the truth and laughter surrounding the Jewishness of her life is what lifts this account to a level of its own…This is a memoir that catches the favour of the times as felt from within… A tender tale of a young Jewish girl growing into an understanding of her noisy, quarrelsome and passionately alive family’


We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Harry Bowling Prize for New Writing 2012 was finally revealed at this year's Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Awards.

The event was hosted by author and columnist Jane Wenham-Jones and our lucky winner and runner-up were presented with their prizes by Sunday Times number one bestselling crime writer Peter James at a very glitzy champagne reception at One Whitehall Place. 

And the winner of this year's £1000 prize is:

Natalie Lloyd-Evans for A Dark Flowering

Runner-up Aline P’nina Tayar took home a £100 cheque for Island of Dreams

Congratulations to both Natalie and Aline and to all our shortlisted authors. And thank you again to everyone who entered this year's competition.

HOLD ONTO HOPE by Jean Fullerton is published this month by Orion in hardback.  Shortlisted again for the Romantic Novelists Award for her previous novel, PERHAPS TOMORROW, Jean’s new heartwarming story of Victorian East End London, will prove just as popular as her previous books.