W&N acquires 'dazzlingly original' history of women's self-portraits

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a “dazzlingly original” book from frieze magazine editor Jennifer Higgie on the history of female artists through their self-portraits. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 14:37:49 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires Bodleian director's history of knowledge

John Murray is to publish Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack by Richard Ovenden, director of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-27 22:22:06 UTC ]
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Virago acquires historian Virginia Nicholson's Undressing Women

Virago has acquired Undressing Women from historian Virginia Nicholson, exploring 100 years of women's lives in British history through fashion and beauty. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 00:00:02 UTC ]
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Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longing

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 17:30:46 UTC ]
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Guardian Faber nets history of women's football

Guardian Faber has netted a general history of women’s football by Suzanne Wrack, the Guardian’s women’s football correspondent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:34:30 UTC ]
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Katherine Kayne on the Strong Women of Hawaii’s Painful History

In this delightful debut novel Katherine Kayne sweeps us back to a Hawaii still mourning its lost kingdom, where ladies—their ballgowns covered in yards of protective fabric—gallop across the mountains and down the city streets on their way to polo matches and parties, men dance the hula as well... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-17 09:46:07 UTC ]
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Penguin Press wins 'intimate history' of post-war British black women

Tom Penn, publishing director at Penguin Press, has acquired Rebel Citizen: A History of Black Women Living, Loving and Resisting by feminist historian Jade Bentil. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-20 15:48:26 UTC ]
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In praise of the older women who shaped American history

Gail Collins tells the stories of those who made their mark in middle age and beyond. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-18 13:47:38 UTC ]
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Lingwood's Monoray acquires 'phenomenal' first oral history of 9/11

Jake Lingwood’s new Octopus imprint Monoray has acquired the "phenomenal" first ever oral history of 9/11 as one of its first titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-20 02:24:43 UTC ]
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Riverrun acquires Targoff's story of Renaissance women writers

Riverrun has acquired a book by Ramie Targoff unearthing the stories of four Renaissance female writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oneworld snaps up Southon's 'dazzling' history of murder in Ancient Rome

Oneworld has acquired the rights to bookseller Dr Emma Southon’s new book A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This new AR app puts women back in the history books

Up to 89% of history textbook references are devoted to men, so “Lessons in Herstory” aims to restore women’s standing in the American story. Open up most elementary and high school history books and you’ll find stories of corruption, triumph, innovation, conflict, and resolution, that all have... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little, Brown acquires 'no-nonsense guide for women' by Obama's ex-assistant

Little, Brown has acquired a “no-nonsense guide for women” by Barack Obama’s former right-hand woman Alyssa Mastromonaco. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven Dials acquires book on life inside women's prison

Emily Barrett, commissioning editor at Seven Dials and Orion Spring, has acquired world rights including dramatisation rights to a book about life inside a women’s prison by a former prison art teacher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Brilliant and original' history of London to William Collins

William Collins has acquired a "brilliant and original" new history of London by writer and economist Niall Kishtainy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A U.K. Oral History Documents Women in Publishing

An oral history project just launched in the U.K. to document the history of women in publishing has collected interviews with a pioneering generation of female book industry professionals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Children's to explore 'bold women' from black history

Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by debut author and illustrator Vashti Harrison as part of a two book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder acquires WW2 family history in five-way auction

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired To War with the Walkers, a new social history of World War Two, following a five-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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History of the Labour Party’s founding women to I B Tauris

I.B.Tauris is to publish an "exciting and timely" new book "shedding light" on the women at the heart of the Labour Party’s early history next September. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arcadia and History Press Acquire Palmetto, Launch Vertel

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, publishers of books on local and regional history and interests, have acquired Palmetto Publishing Group and launched a new "hybrid" imprint, Vertel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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