Congratulations to Tony Macaulay on publication June 8th of Little House on the Peace Line:
Congratulations to David Hare on the launch on April 27th of the French edition of The Buddha in Me, The Buddha in You, from Flammarion, at La Librairie des Nouveautes in Paris.
The rave reviews just keep on coming for Marcia Butler's The Skin Above My Knee:
“A tale of triumph over a childhood rife with abuse, yet blessed with talent. Filled with insight and honesty, [Butler’s] memoir flows like a series of gorgeous musical phrases, taking the reader on a journey as uplifting as it is disturbing… “Astonishingly, toxic parents, drugs and abusive men could never silence her greatest love: music. Her courageous memoir is a testament to the power of art to inspire and heal.”
—The Washington Post
"The Skin Above My Knee is about that tension and the courage required to inhabit it. Butler's unmistakable bravery turned a traumatized girl into a world-class musician, then into a writer of memorable grace and force. You hope, while reading Butler’s transcendent words, that some of it will rub off on you."
- Simone Grace Seol The National Book Review
"For Marcia Butler, the oboe was a protective garment and a ticket to the world, though both applications came at a steep price.... The Skin Above My Knee ultimately succeeds because it leaves readers knowing a thing or two about an esoteric world."
―Meghan Daum, New York Times Book Review
“Can music save a person's life? For professional oboist Butler, the answer is yes. Her brutally honest memoir recounts the life of a woman who was able to overcome devastating emotional and physical pain, sometimes self-inflicted, thanks to the music she loved and performed. She writes lovingly and beautifully about it. The light and the dark fight it out in this fierce, fiery memoir.”
“With unflinching honesty, Butler, a professional oboist for 25 years, recalls her love of music and how it saved her….She learned painful lessons, and shares them courageously along with her hard-earned
wisdom about what to hold onto and what to let go. In the end, this is a moving account of how passion and creativity can be powerful weapons against neglect, cruelty, and
“Oboist Butler’s impressive memoir, her first book, is the story of her career in, and abiding love for, music…. her imaginative prose fires the senses dramatically. Music aficionados will find an extraordinarily kindred spirit here, and lovers of memoir will find this a sensationally satisfying one.”
“Marcia Butler’s original and lyrically written memoir charts her rise from oboe prodigy to freelance
professional on the international classical scene. Transportive portraits of Carnegie Hall concerts share space with memories of childhood trauma and gritty slices from 1970s New York.”
—New York Magazine
Marcia Butler's stunning memoir The Skin Above my Knee (Little, Brown) to be launched February 21st at Book Culture in NYC at 7pm. All welcome! Click here for more details : Book Culture
Coming March 2nd for World Book Day: at @thelinenhall Belfast - Sophia Hillen reading from her new novel The Way We Danced along with David Park from his: Click Here
A great time was had by all at the launch of Gayle Curtis' Too Close at Bang in Wells-Next-The Sea
Fabulous launch of the paperback of The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen:
Congrats to Anthony J. Quinn on the publication of his 4th Celcius Daly crime novel, Trespass. No Alibis Bookshop hosted a fabulous launch with special guest William Ryan.
Congratulations to Lesley Allen on the paperback publication of the Lonely Life of Biddy Weir on November 3rd.
US and Canadian rights to Anthony J. Quinn's Trespass sold to Pegasus Books
Congratulations to Brian MacNeice and James Bowen on publication this week of their new business book Powerhouse, from Kogan Page:
Congratulations to Tanya Ravenswater on the publication of the paperback edition of Jacques (Twenty7 Books) on September 8th.
Congratulations to Sophia Hillan on the publication on September 1st of her new novel, The Way We Danced.
Congratulations to Lesley Allen on making the Guardian's Not the Booker 2016 longlist for her novel The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir!
Congratulations to Gayle Curtis on the publication of the e book edition of her psychological thriller Too Close:
Paperback due December 2016
Our deepest condolences to the family of William 'Plum' Smith, who sadly passed away on June 8th, 2016. We were honoured to know and represent Plum and his book Inside Man.
Congratulations to Lesley Allen on publication of the e book edition of The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Twenty7 Books. Print edition to be published November 2016.
Cover revealed for TV Tie in edition of Deric Henderson's Let This Be Our Secret, now a 4 part ITV drama premiering April 2016 with James Nesbitt as Colin Howell.
Congratulations to Feldstein Agency author Ann Bracken on the March 24th publication of her book Mind, Body, Baby by Yellow Kite/Hachette UK.