News archive for April 2013

Sita Brahmachari's third novel for Macmillan, KITE SPIRIT, is published on May 9th. 

During the summer of her GCSEs Kite's world falls apart when her best friend, Dawn, kills herself.  Kite is usually light as air on her trapeze, but now everything is leaden and grey. To recover, her father takes her to the Lake District where the outstanding natural beauty seems to mock her as she struggles with conflicting emotions and new surroundings. Kite would do anything to speak to Dawn just once more, to understand one thing - WHY?  How will she ever understand, ever recover, ever fly again?

A potent novel about the beauty of nature, the power of roots and the importance of speaking out.


Bestselling author CATHY WOODMAN’s enchanting new novel, COUNTRY LOVING, is published by Arrow this week – for the first time, in trade paperback form.  Look out for the book in Tescos, Sainsburys Amazon special promotions with its gorgeous new cover design.

Sarah Broadhurst has described the series as "beguiling country tales whose sales get stronger with eachbeguiling country tales whose sales get stronger with each" and The Daily Mail says "this is an easy, pleasant read... take it to the beach."

The second series of RED AND BLUE, Philip Palmer's excellent radio drama series focusing on the work of Lieutenant Colonel Bradley Shoreham (Tim Woodward), is currently airing on BBC Radio 4, and is also available on BBC iPlayer.

After leaving the British Army, Shoreham became a Consultant Subject Matter Expert. He spends his working life creating war games for training purposes. Fictional they may be but the higher the level of authenticity the greater their value to the participants. And when governments and major corporations are paying for training they expect a high return for their money.

Michele Hanson's hilarious and evocative memoir What the Grown-ups were Doing has just been published in paperback by Simon and Schuster. Charting Michele's childhood and coming of age in a Britain that was emerging from post-war austerity into the days of 'you've never had it so good', it is a characterful and affectionate look at a way of British life long since disappeared but one for which we continue to hold huge affection. Sally Morris in the Daily Mail says "Hanson has perfected a dry, self-effacing style that brings all her characters brilliantly to life as well as conjuring up a more innovent erc aof increasing prosperity and exciting innovation in fashion and music".