by September on May 14, 2013 at 10:00 am
We’re celebrating the publication of Dan Brown’s fantastic new novel Inferno, which is published today! We’re beyond excited that Inferno is available at last! Dan Brown fans can now finally get their hands on a copy of his brilliant new book which features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Apr 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm
What do you think makes a good hero? Is it a six pack? An unbeatable weapon? Big muscles or a pair of superhuman running shoes? Bets are on that you’re shaking your head and thinking NU-UH! Just what is it then that draws us towards the unlikely fictional heroes that stumble into the stories we choose to read? We asked our lovely twitter followers who their favourite unlikely heroes were…here’s a list of 5 #fictionalhero tweets we received. Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:44 am
I can’t remember such excitement about a TV programme since the 2005 plane crash in Neighbours! (Should have chosen something more recent, shouldn’t I…) For the past 8 weeks my Monday nights have been consumed by the drama of Broadchurch and more recently the war of the remote control since Game of Thrones reared its head again. STILL, being someone that likes to get their own way, Broadchurch has become the household favourite and tonight is the night that we’ll finally find out who killed Danny Latimer. WHODUNNIT? SOMEONE TELL ME! Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:28 am
A huge congratulation to Adam Johnson who’s brilliantly dark and funny novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, won the US’s most prestigious literary award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Acquired by Editorial Director Jane Lawson, it was published by Doubleday last year, and in paperback by Black Swan in February this year. Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Apr 11, 2013 at 8:43 am
It’s here. Another day in which we eat cake and celebrate publication day for our lovely authors and their wonderful books. From heart racing crime-thrillers that’ll chill you to the core, to beautifully written women’s fiction, mouth-watering recipe books, literature that reveals the deepest darkest secrets of Hollywood and SO MUCH MORE! Here’s the run-down of some of our titles out today…all shiny and pretty… Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm
Have you ever read a story that stayed with you for a while if not for ever? Is there a book that holds a special place in your heart, so special that you must thumb through its pages at least once a year if not more? If you’re throwing your hands up in the air as you read this, jumping up and down, nodding your head or simply thinking ‘…yes…’ then let us know! We’re being nosey you see…
Join in with our book chitter chatter and general nonsensical musings via our comment box below using the hashtag #ImAReReader and tell us which book you could read over and over again and why!
by September on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm
We’re thrilled that the truly wonderful S. J. Bolton has had her brilliant book Sacrifice picked up by Hollywood movie makers! Sacrifice is currently being prepared for pre-production as lead cast members Connie Nielsen, Charles Dance and Rupert Graves are announced to star in the film adaptation. It is hoped that filming, mainly in Ireland, Shetland and Manhattan, will commence in late spring this year. Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:08 am
From historical fiction to women’s fiction, beautiful cookbooks to gritty crime and even quantum mechanics, on Thursday 14th March we published a huge range of exciting titles written by some of our wonderfully talented authors. At the Transworld offices we’re ignoring the infrequent bouts of snow and bitter icy wind that insists on freezing our feet; instead we’re thinking about cosy evenings curled up on the sofa, engrossed in a compelling story. And we’re sure that one of the below books will be just your cup of tea too! Read the rest of this entry »
by September on Mar 8, 2013 at 9:59 am
If you’re chewing your nails and tapping your feet because you still haven’t bought your lovely mum a treat for Mother’s Day, fear not! Alison Glossop has put together the ultimate gift inspiration guide to perfecting your last minute present buying just in time for Sunday.
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With International Women’s Day today and Mother’s Day on Sunday, it’s certainly a time to celebrate our wonderful female authors, women’s fiction and our favourite fictional female characters too.
If you’re still wondering what to give your mum on Sunday, why not get her a book? Whether you’d like to treat her to a beautifully bound hardback that she can treasure, or a chick lit paperback that she can curl up with on the sofa, a book really is a special present and something different to flowers and chocolates. Our book shelves here at Transworld are packed full of fantastic stories that mums will love. Here are just a few suggestions:
Until the End of Time by our magnificent, bestselling author Danielle Steel is about courage, change, risk, and hope…and love that never dies. The story is about four central characters and two remarkable relationships. Firstly, we have Bill and Jenny: Bill is a dedicated young lawyer working in New York. He leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream to become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his fashion stylist wife, leaves the milieu and life she loves to join him. Fast forward thirty-eight years and meet Robert and Lillibet. Robert is a hard-working independent book publisher in Manhattan, looking for one big hit novel to publish. Lillibet is a young Amish woman, living as though in the seventeenth century, caring for her widowed father and three young brothers on their family farm. When her novel, written in secret by candlelight, falls into Robert’s hands, he falls in love first with the book, and then with the woman he has never met.
In the hands of Danielle, these relationships come together in unexpected and surprising ways, as lovers are lost, and find each other again. If it is true that real love lasts forever and lovers cannot lose each other, then Until the End of Time will not only comfort and fascinate us, as destiny does her dance, but it will give us hope as well.
With starry silver lettering on the front cover, the hardback edition of this book makes an absolutely wonderful present –mums will be charmed as soon as they open the wrapping!
Mums may recognise the name of our fantastic author, Kathy Lette, from her appearances on ITV’s Loose Women, and Radio 4. Her latest book, Love is Blind, is a sexy, funny and heartwarming adventure about two sisters.
When Jane decides to move to the Australian outback in search of a husband, Anthea thinks she’s mad. But then again, the sisters have never seen eye-to-eye. Anthea is slim, beautiful and has a perfect life and fiancé. Jane has always felt like the ugly duckling in comparison. But when Anthea follows her sister Down Under to try and save Jane from this latest crazy plan, she ends up taking a walk on the wild side herself…
If your mum likes frank, funny and entertaining fiction, Love is Blind may well be the one to choose!
Joanna Trollope is another of our tremendous female writers. Most mothers will have heard of, read some of, or read every single one of her seventeen highly acclaimed bestselling novels. Her latest novel, The Soldier’s Wife, was released at the end of January this year in paperback format. It provides an astonishing insight into the lives of military families and sets out to answer the question: does marrying a soldier mean marrying the army?
When Dan Riley returns to his adored wife, Alexa, and their children, his Army life still comes first. Alexa thought she was prepared to help him and the whole family, to make the transition to normal life again – but no one had told her how lonely and near impossible the task would be. Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can’t? To what extent can Alexa, Dan’s wife, sacrifice her own needs and fulfilment to support his commitment to a way of life that demands everything not just of him, but of her and the children as well?
If your mum enjoyed Gareth Malone’s Military Wives series on TV, she’s bound to like this book.
Your mum might prefer historical fiction, and if so, His Dark Lady by Victoria Lamb would be the perfect choice.
Set in London in 1583, the novel is about Shakespeare’s muse, in love and in peril. When young, aspiring playwright William Shakespeare encounters Lucy Morgan, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s ladies-in-waiting, the two fall passionately in love. He declares Lucy the inspiration for his work, but what secret is Will hiding from his muse? Meanwhile, Lucy has her own secret – and one that could destroy her world if exposed. No longer the chaste maid so valued by the Virgin Queen, she also bore witness to the clandestine wedding of Lettice Knollys and Robert Dudley, a match forbidden by the monarch.
England is in peril. Queen Elizabeth’s health is deteriorating, her throne under siege from Catholic plotters and threats of war with Spain. Faced with deciding the fate of her long-term prisoner, Mary, Queen of Scots, she needs a trusted circle of advisors around her now more than ever. But who can she turn to when those closest to her have proved disloyal? And how secure is Lucy’s position at court, now that she has learned the dangerous art of keeping secrets?
This is is a Tudor romance, perfect for fans of Phillippa Gregory and Alison Weir.
So take a peek at your mum’s book shelf and see if one of these fantastic titles might be a perfect addition to her collection! If you happen to be seeing your mum next weekend, our forthcoming titles, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom will both be published on Thursday 14th March in hardback format with beautifully designed covers. Or for any crime fiction-loving mums, excitingly Cath Staincliffe’s gritty Bleed Like Me, a Scott & Bailey novel, will also be published on the 14th. Well worth the wait (and if it’s too late, treat yourself!).
by September on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Last night Mike Skinner scooped the NME Best Book Award 2012 for his memoir The Story of the Streets, and was presented with the coveted middle finger trophy!
Amidst wins for Florence and the Machine, The Maccabees and The Rolling Stones, Mike Skinner’s triumph was truly deserved.
The shortlist for the NME Best Book Award was:
David Byrne, How Music Works
Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace
*Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets*
Tim Burgess, Telling Stories
The Rolling Stones, 50
Peter Hook, Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division
For further details about the NME awards that took place at the glamourous Troxy in London simply click this button here.
It seems that this review is fast becoming true: ‘Skinner is still only thirty-three and, with his talent and eclectic tastes, it is easy to imagine him becoming one of Britain’s national music treasures’ Times Literary Supplement
The Story of the Streets will be published in paperback on the 28th March 2013