News archive for July 2015

Published by Quercus in the UK and Bookouture in the US this week: THE MILLINER’S SECRET by Natalie Meg Evans.  During the WW2 a young aristocratic woman has taken fashionable Paris by storm – it’s described by Rosanna Ley as ‘fresh and exuberant’.  And a worthy follow up to Natalie’s fabulous first novel, RWA nominated THE DRESS THIEF.


Maureen Flanagan's memoir ONE OF THE FAMILY, which is co-authored by Jacky Hyams, has now spent a month in the Sunday Times Hardback Bestsellers top ten list.


REMEMBER MIA is published in the US today by Berkley. 

Like Girl on the Train and Gone GirlRemember Mia is a riveting psychological suspense, exploring what happens when a young mother’s worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real…

Remember Mia is a twisty, gripping read—beautifully written and impossible to put down.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winning author

"As riveting as Gone Girl, but with an even sharper emotional edge, this story of a missing seven-month-old baby and the mother who has no recollection of the events surrounding her daughter’s disappearance will pull you in from the very first page. The fast-paced plot, psychological intrigue, and engrossing twists will have you flipping pages faster and faster as Estelle’s memories are gradually uncovered and piece by jagged piece the puzzle comes together."—Kelly Jones, Author of Lost and Found in Prague 

BLACK APPLES by Iain Sinclair is published by Little Toller this week.

IAIN SINCLAIR walks back along the blue-grey roads and the cliff-top paths of his childhood in south Wales, rediscovering the Gower Peninsula, a place first explored in his youth. Provoked by the strange, enigmatic series of paintings, Afal du Brogwyr (Black Apple of Gower), made by the artist Ceri Richards in the 1950s, Sinclair leaves behind the familiar, ‘murky elsewheres’ of his life in Hackney, carrying an envelope of black-and-white photographs and old postcards, along with fragments of memory that neither confirm nor deny whether he belongs here, amongst the wave-cut limestone, the car parks and the Gower bungalows.


London Events July 2015 

2nd July Waterstones Piccadilly with Brian Catling and Gareth Evans 7.00pm

7th July – Pages of Hackney @ Sutton House – 7.00pm Mark Pilkington as Chair

8th July Broadway Books – 7.00pm

9th July – London Review Bookshop (LRB) with Brian Catling  7.00pm

14th July – Blackwell’s Oxford with Brian Catling – 6.30pm

27nd July – Stanford’s  London  6.30pm


Picked by Robert Macfarlane in the Guardian Summer Reads:

‘..Iain Sinclair’s Black Apples of Gower, beautifully published by Little Toller Press, (is) about Sinclair’s repeated ‘dream walks’ through south-west Wales, and including an account of a day when shadows fell towards the sun.’