Our round-up of Midas announcements from the week:
Nineteen Steps by Millie Bobby Brown
From a book signing at Piccadilly Waterstones, to a live Q&A at the Hackney Empire Millie Bobby Brown’s new novel Nineteen Steps has officially launched. Based on real-life events from the author’s family history, published by HQ, the debut novel from the Stranger Things star is a sweeping and evocative tale of star-crossed love and tangled secrets in wartime. Click the link to purchase your copy today.
Frank McDonough book tour continues
Frank McDonough’s The Weimar Years continues its book tour at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford and Hatchards Cheltenham. McDonough’s work was also listed as Book of the Week by Ysenda Maxtone Graham in the Daily Mail. Click the link to read the article today.
JULIAN. A Memoir by Fleur Pierets
Fleur Pierets’ at once devastating and uplifting memoir ‘Julian’ has finally launched with coverage from The Guardian, click the link here to take a read. Translated from Flemish into English for the very first time by Elisabeth Khan, ‘Julian’ also represents the inaugural nonfiction title from the fairtrade independent publisher, 3TimesRebel Press. Their ethos is a triple rebellion: exclusively translating from minority languages, featuring works by women, and selecting books that tackle challenging themes. To buy a copy of the book, click the link here.
Britain is Better than This
As part of the Gloucester History Festival, former BBC Newsnight presenter and award-winning journalist Gavin Esler joined leading political broadcaster Iain Dale to discuss how British identity has been shaped by ideas of exceptionalism, grandeur and competence. In his upcoming book titled Britain is Better than This, Esler argues that British democracy is failing with fundamental flaws in core institutions including both Westminster and the media, in an urgent and timely exploration of how the British political system has developed over the 20th century and the challenges it faces, both at home and overseas, in the 21st century.
Inclusive Books for Children launch event
Inclusive Books for Children launched last night at the wonderful Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) with coverage in The Guardian – click this link here to take a read – and it was great to see so many faces from the industry, media & beyond!
To catch up and watch the speeches from the event, head over to IBC’s YouTube channel by clicking this link.
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