HarperCollins snaps up Gaynor's Second World War novel

HarperCollins has snapped up The Kingfisher Patrol, a new novel from Hazel Gaynor set in Japanese-occupied China during the Second World War. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 00:37:34 UTC ]
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HarperCollins signs World War Two novel

HarperCollins has snapped up a World War Two novel "full of friendship and hope" by Christopher de Vinck, that was inspired by the essayist's family.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 00:58:20 UTC ]
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They survived World War II — but were left stranded in Germany

Historian David Nasaw recounts the struggles of Jews and others who had no place to go. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-30 12:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up Beresiner's Mother Project

HarperCollins has snapped up The Mother Project by journalist and Sunday Times Style columnist Sophie Beresiner. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-08 00:56:24 UTC ]
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Guide to the classics: The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-07-06 19:54:21 UTC ]
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Granta wins auction for Hyde's Second World War debut

Granta Books has acquired lecturer Alex Hyde’s first novel, Violets, in a four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 06:51:31 UTC ]
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Lois Lowry’s Ode to the Fallen in World War II

In her new audiobook, “On the Horizon,” the children’s book author remembers her childhood against the backdrop of the Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-01 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-27 10:39:09 UTC ]
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In ‘House of Glass,’ Hadley Freeman unearth’s the World War II-era secrets of her family’s past

The four siblings central to Freeman’s book, a history of a 20th-century Jewish family as much as a memoir, were outsized characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-30 21:52:58 UTC ]
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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

Mirror Books will publish new memoir about the only living sisters to have signed the Official Secrets Act during the Second World War.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 12:36:25 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up Lauren Ho's 'heartfelt and hilarious' debut

HarperCollins has snapped up Lauren Ho’s "hilarious, heartfelt and relatable" debut novel, Last Tang Standing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 06:34:51 UTC ]
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Harvill Secker bags First World War thriller

Harvill Secker has snapped up First World War thriller Two Storm Wood by British writer Philip Gray.   Editorial director for crime and thrillers Jade Chandler acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Nicola Barr at the Bent Agency. The title is set for publication in May 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-24 21:42:00 UTC ]
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Walker to publish Michael Rosen's family tale of the Second World War

Walker Books will publish Michael Rosen’s The Missing; The True Story of my Family in World War Two in January 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 17:56:29 UTC ]
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In World War II, serving Jesus while spying for the United States

Matthew Avery Sutton tells the stories of four missionaries who worked in the OSS. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-24 12:24:33 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up 'game-changing' spy series

HarperCollins has signed a two-book deal with spy fiction writer Charles Cumming.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-25 07:41:32 UTC ]
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Octopus snaps up war hero and BGT winner Colin Thackery’s memoir

Octopus Publishing Group will publish My Story: How Love Changed Everything by Colin Thackery, the life story of a war hero and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 14:59:25 UTC ]
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“Dear House, Don’t Burn”: On Svetlana Alexievich’s “Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II”

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT Svetlana Alexievich from a friend in my writing group who was reading the Belarusian author’s Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War (1990, trans. 1992), a book based on hundreds of interviews with those who lost their sons in Afghanistan. The title of the book... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-09-02 12:30:01 UTC ]
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Horrors of World War II, through children’s eyes

Svetlana Alexievich collects the memories of those who witnessed tragedy at a young age. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-16 12:33:20 UTC ]
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The female spies who helped liberate World War II France

Sarah Rose recounts the bravery and sacrifices of 39 British women in the lead-up to D-Day. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-09 15:34:06 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up YouTuber cookbook in six-figure pre-empt

HarperCollins has snapped up The Batch Bible and another book from Scottish YouTube home cook The Batch Lady, Suzanne Mulholland, in a six-figure pre-empt.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 22:57:55 UTC ]
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