Congratulations to all the PFD/Pollinger authors whose books are out today! Congratulations to Robbie Savage, who’s explosive new book I’ll Tell You What… is out today! Savage is one of Britain’s most recognisable football pundits. Incisive, forthright and bold, Savage never holds back where the beautiful game is concerned., get your copy HERE Brian Blessed’s Absolute Pandemonium: […]Read more
Zoe Bohm at Viking (Penguin) has signed THE LIBERTY COLOURING BOOK, for publication in October. Viking acquired world English rights from Adam Gauntlett at PFD.The book will feature a selection of over 40 prints from the Liberty archive as black and white illustrations.”We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Liberty on this very special project,” said Bohm. […]Read more
Euston Films has optioned TV rights to STASI CHILD, a cold war-era thriller by David Young due from Bonnier’s new imprint Twenty7 on 1 October. The production company signed rights from Jonathan Sissons at Peters Fraser & Dunlop. Euston is a Thames TV subsidiary responsible for classic dramas including The Sweeney and Minder. It was […]Read more
Congratulations to Max Hastings whose The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945, is number one in The Sunday Times Bestseller list. Here are a couple of the brilliant reviews it has received so far – ‘As gripping as any spy thriller, Max Hastings’s account of the critical role of intelligence in the Second World War is the […]Read more
Jimmy Burns, the author of FRANCIS: POPE OF GOOD PROMISE recently presented a copy of the book to Pope Francis himself.
You can buy it online here.Read more
Historian Simon Schama has joined with the National Portrait Gallery curators to take a fresh look at the Collection and present a cross-period exploration of the history of Britain through portraiture.
Focusing on the themes of Power, Love, Fame, Self and People, he asks what makes a successful portrait and what this tells us about the individual and collective psyche of the time. The accompanying book The Face of Britain: The Nation through Its Portraits is published on Wednesday 16th September.Read more
ITV has commenced filming Maigret Sets A Trap one of two stand-alone dramatic films featuring the legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret, played by Rowan Atkinson.
Set in the 1950’s in Paris, the first of the two x 120’ films, Maigret Sets A Trap has started filming in Budapest and will be followed by Maigret’s Dead Man.
Maigret is produced by Ealing Studios and Maigret Productions Ltd (a Peters Fraser Dunlop Group company) and commissioned by ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November, and Controller of Drama, Victoria Fea.Read more
Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, with The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits (available for pre-order now), as seen in the new five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition. Combining his two great passions, British history and art history, for the first time, Schama’s extraordinary storytelling reveals the truth behind the nation’s most famous portrayals of power, love, fame, the self, and the people. Mesmerising in its breadth and its panache, and beautifully illustrated, with more than 150 images from the National Portrait Gallery, The Face of Britain will change the way we see our past – and ourselves.Read more